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What You Should Know About World Habitat Day

Get ready for World Habitat Day, which takes place on October 5th this year. Observed annually on the first Monday in October, this day was established by the United Nations in 1986, as a time to focu…


Why You Should Clean Up Fallen Leaves (and How to Make It Easier)

Brightly colored autumn leaves are one of the greatest joys of the season. However, once these same leaves drop off the trees and land on your yard or your roof, they are usually no longer so welcome.…


Sick Building Syndrome: Causes and Potential Cures

Feeling a little sick at the office? It could be the building that's making you ill. Ironically, in many cases, the health problem known as sick building syndrome (SBS) stems from what was originally…


How to Spot Danger Signs When Buying a New Home

Choosing a home is all too often based on emotion. New homeowners talk about "falling in love" or "feeling a connection" as soon as they walked in the door of a particular house. That is a great way t…


What Can I Machine Wash? Surprising Yeses, Nos and Maybes

Spend much time on the Internet? If so, you may notice that the worldwide web is packed with advice, much of it confusing and contradictory. For example, household hint sites love to tell you either, …


Fantastic Fences Without That Fenced-In Feeling

Does the idea of a fence around your yard make you feel ... well ...  fenced in? Some homeowners like a nice neat boundary to mark exactly where their property ends and their neighbor's begins. But th…


Natural Help For Hay Fever Season

Hay fever season is on its way. If you are one of the millions of fall allergy sufferers, you are likely to be dreading the oncoming few weeks—or months—of symptoms. It's true that irritated, drippy n…


6 Reasons Why It’s So Hard to Declutter Your Kitchen

Many of us fight an ongoing battle with clutter in our home, and the kitchen tends to be the most difficult room of all to keep tidy. Here are 6 reasons why you may be finding it such a challenge to t…


Is There an Electric Bike in Your Garage’s Future?

Open the garage doors of a typical American home these days and you might be surprised. Instead of owning 2.2 automobiles, many households are switching over to more eco-friendly vehicles, leaving the…


How to Keep Summer Fruit Fresh After You Bring it Home

Tis the season when open air markets and farm stands are bursting with delectable fresh fruit. Blueberries, nectarines, currants, figs, and the rest of summer's harvest all look so tempting that you m…


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