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Seasoning Soups and Stews

Colder weather means you may be eating more soups and stews. Do you know what seasonings are best for these dishes and when it is best to add them? Seasoning soups and stews When making soup, it is easy to fall into the habit of opening a can and heating it up. And while this […]

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Symptoms of Radon Gas

Symptoms of radon gas are difficult to detect before it initiates a disease process in the body. For this reason, many home inspectors recommend radon testing of a home before purchase to evaluate the level of radon in the air and water supply. Radon is a naturally occurring radioactive gas that comes from the breakdown […]

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Winter Energy-Saving Tips

Winter can be an energy-intensive time of year. It is understandable to want to reduce your energy consumption as the temperature drops. Thankfully, numerous energy-saving strategies are simple and easy to do. Here are a few pointers on how to keep the heat inside this winter. 1. Programmable Thermostats Do not allow the idea of […]

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Do Houseplants Help Clean the Air?

One positive result of the 1970s energy crisis was the development and widespread adoption of improved insulation materials to maintain indoor energy efficiency. Unfortunately, however, many of these materials have compromised indoor air quality due to their tendency to ‘off-gas’ various airborne toxins, including formaldehyde, trichloroethylene (TCE), benzene and other volatile organic compounds (VOCs). Much […]

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Raising Non-Racist Children

It’s important to teach children the inherent value of all people, regardless of skin color or cultural background. If we want racism to disappear, we have a duty to raise the next generation to be color-blind. Here are some tips on how to raise your child or children to be non-racist. 1. Use appropriate descriptive […]

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Craft Activities for Hyperactive Kids

Craft Activities for Hyperactive Kids

If you are a parent of a hyperactive child, you know that sometimes you have to think outside the box in regards to activities that will keep them busy and having fun. Crafts are no exception. There are many crafts that may require far too much concentration to be enjoyable for a child who is […]

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How Financial Worries Can Make You Sick

One of the biggest reasons for distress in our lives is not love per se or contemplating the meaning of life. It’s in our wallet. This stressor has many names: dough, long green, loot, bread, moolah, bones, bills and bucks. No matter what you call it, money can lead to anguish in so many ways […]

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Prepare Your Kids for Emergency Situations

Prepare Your Kids for Emergency Situations

Unfortunately, in today’s society, you have to prepare your children for emergency situations of all types. While you do not want to scare them, it is necessary for them to be well aware of dangerous situations and how they can protect themselves. There are several arenas where we will have to teach our children about […]

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Scary Halloween Costumes You Can Make Yourself

Scary Halloween Costumes You Can Make Yourself

There’s nothing quite like a super-scary Halloween costume. It’s even more fun if you make it yourself! Whether you’re an adult or a kid, homemade costumes can be fun (and shocking!). Check out these ideas for scary Halloween costumes you can make yourself: 1. Head in a Jar This is one that looks professional but […]

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