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Heres A Shape Up for Spring Fit Exercise

“Sweat is Fat Crying.”  That’s what they say. Warmer temperatures, more hours of daylight, and the realization that it’s almost time to pull out shorts and swimsuits (that last one strikes fear in the hearts of many) mean it’s the onset of spring. It’s time to think about getting fit …

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Eco-Friendly Basement: Makeover and Renovation Ideas

So you’ve got a basement. And it’s ummm…unused or in need of a makeover?  Maybe you’re thinking of a tricked out game room for the kids? Swanky man cave? Or perhaps just a space to relax and get away from it all? Whatever the goal, there are lots of eco-friendly …

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Green Your Clean ~ Eco-Friendly Tips for Spick and Span Spaces

Last week we shared some of our favorite tips for decluttering your home and office. And this week, we’ve got the 411 on cleaning with green, environmentally friendly products, tips and tricks. Skip the Harsh Chemicals: Most of your store-bought cleaning products contain artificial, synthetic and potentially harmful ingredients. By …

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Remember to Recycle Old Batteries

One thing people often forget about when recycling household objects are single-use batteries. When you think about it, your home is full of batteries. No matter whether you’re looking at your TV remote, your wireless keyboard, the wall clock in your kitchen or the flashlight next to your bed, batteries …

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Simple Spring Decluttering

While it’s not officially spring, our clocks are about to “spring ahead.”  Seems like the perfect time to start planning for the annual vernal cleanup of our homes and offices. On order: a good review (and gifting) of what’s no longer needed/used and a serious organizing of all remaining items.  …

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Get Outside! Enjoy Winter Activities

It’s the middle of winter, and for much of the U.S. and Canada, snow covers the ground and cold temperatures keep us indoors. If you’ve binge-watched every show on Netflix and tried your hand at each new recipe you’ve seen online, then it’s probably time to get outside and participate …

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Winter Driving Fuel Efficiency Tips

Feel like you’re spending more time at the gas station these past months? It’s not your imagination! Along with the dip in winter temperatures, the fuel efficiency of our cars drops during colder months. Tests show that when temps fall from about 77°F to 20°F, a car’s gas mileage drops …

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Fabulous Winter Hikes in the US and Canada

Is it cold where you are?  Maybe there’s even snow on the ground.  That doesn’t mean the only way to enjoy the great outdoors is atop a pair of skis or a snowboard. Canada and the United States are both home to some of the world’s most spectacular hiking trails, …

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Eco-Friendly Ways to Say “I Love You”

Whether you’re in a new relationship, part of a years-old partnership or spectacularly single, everyone has their own feelings about Valentine’s Day. Some people can’t wait to share their love, while others see the day as a poor excuse to buy, buy, buy! Whatever your stance on the holiday, we …

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Winter Heating Tips

Feeling the chill this winter? Many parts of the USA and Canada just can’t get warm enough! With the frigid temps come higher electric consumption, due to the constant heating in our homes and offices. While investing in long-term, energy-efficient solutions, such as solar and geothermal power, are some of …

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