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Lower temps at a lower price: How to improve the energy-efficiency of your home today

When the seasons change, the energy needs in your home change right along with them. And yet, whether you need to heat or cool your home, theres one thing that never shifts: You want to do so as efficiently as possible.An energy-efficient home is more than just good for the environment. Its good for your pocketbook as well. By eliminating any unnecessary energy expenses you ensure you have more money to spend enjoying all the season has to offer.You can... read more
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5 ways gardening and plants can reduce stress

In todays busy world, were continually searching for new ways to slow down and unwind. This has led more people to discover the calming benefits of gardening and how incorporating plants into decor provides a way to reduce everyday stress.Studies have shown that indoor plants clean the air by removing 87 percent of airborne toxins in 24 hours,...
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Changing addresses? 10 tips for busy baby boomers

For many Americans, moving households represents a fresh start and a chance to improve quality of life. Last year, some 39.4 million Americans changed residences, thanks in part to better affordability in the housing market.That doesnt mean, however, that everyones moving process was friction-free. The logistical coordination and the physical work involved with DIY packing and loading can...
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5 ways to get the most out of this baseball season

Spring is many things to many people: the smell of freshly cut grass after a long winter; blue skies; warm days; and the crack of the bat, sending a ball far into the outfield.For millions of Americans, the start of the baseball season is the best part of spring. Indeed, as spring settles into summer, its the best...
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Brilliant blooms: 5 smart consumer tips for sending flowers

For Americans, sending flowers to show love, caring and concern is a longstanding tradition appreciated by both givers and receivers. Its so popular, in fact, that last year we spent some $2.6 billion on flower gifts for the Mothers Day holiday alone — $26.6 billion on floral products throughout the year.Why our fascination with the fresh and colorful...
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