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From Trash to Toys: 6 Creative Repurposing Projects

Posted by Laura Firszt | Mar 05, 2015

Question: How can you help reduce the load on our country's landfills while providing your children (or grandchildren) with toys that are fun, sturdy, and stimulating to their sense...


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8 Burning Questions about Solar Panels

Posted by Laura Firszt | Mar 03, 2015

Q. How can the solar panel manufacturing process be greened? A. The basic function of solar panels -- collection of light energy from the sun in the form of photons and conversion...


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Disabled Access Remodel AKA Universal Design

Posted by Laura Firszt | Mar 01, 2015

Universal design is one of the most important trends in residential construction and home improvement today. Also known as disabled access or visitability, this type of design allows...


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Restoring Your Home after a Storm

Posted by Laura Firszt | Feb 22, 2015

Anyone whose home has ever been hit by a ferocious rain shower, hail storm, or snow fall, or felt the impact of a hurricane, knows the havoc these forces of nature can wreak. In the...


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11 Easy Tips for Natural Tooth Care

Posted by Laura Firszt | Feb 19, 2015

How to keep your teeth clean and bright and your breath smelling sweet? Regular brushing and flossing are essential, of course, but there’s even more you can do. Whether you’re...


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Install Energy-Efficient Windows

Posted by Laura Firszt | Feb 17, 2015

Energy-efficient window installation not only decreases your carbon footprint and lowers your utility bills. It also helps reduce your HVAC equipment requirements, while keeping your...


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Keep Your Shower Naturally Clean

Posted by Laura Firszt | Feb 12, 2015

Before discussing the eco-friendly way to clean your shower, I should mention one fact: I've got a thing for worn-out undershirts. Since the time when my kids grew past the cuddly onesie...


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Why Efficient Ductwork Matters

Posted by Laura Firszt | Feb 09, 2015

True or false? When it comes to heating and cooling equipment for your home, your HVAC system itself is what's important; ductwork and vents play an insignificant role. The answer is:...