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26
March
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As the Internet and handheld devices lead the way in technology advances, security companies are looking toward an immersive experience when you arrive home. Aside from a standard security system, you could start the pot on the stove, turn on the lights and monitor your property cameras all from your smartphone or tablet. Home automation is slowly becoming a standard addition to homes across the nation. Although they still require […]

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February
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Spring is near. While there are many wonderful things about spring, such as warmer temperatures, more daylight, and blooming flowers, it isn’t all rainbows and butterflies. For many, spring is the time of year to give the house a good ole scrub down, which can be a big and time consuming task! The spring cleaning process could be much worse for some people though. Flooding is likely to occur this […]

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January
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A bright home looks more spacious, cheery, and inviting than a dark and gloomy setting. Whether you live in a small studio apartment or a large, spacious property, there are several ways to brighten your surroundings. Keep Wall Colors Colors Light Use interior paints in lighter shades. Darker colors absorb light while brighter colors reflect it. Therefore, when choosing paint colors, forego dark shades that will create a moody, more […]

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23
December
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Power outages can occur at any time. Though many are weather related, there does not have to be a storm to lose power. Automobile accidents knock down telephone poles carrying power cables, and equipment such as transformers do fail. Homes today rely on electricity for light, powering appliances, heating, cooling and refrigeration. A sustained loss of electrical power costs money and can be a security risk. Basics of Home Power […]

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21
October
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Having children at home means making more responsible decisions with regard to every detail in the house. From putting away sharp objects and medicines to selecting a nonslippery floor, parents are ever vigilant when it comes to the safety of their young ones. They have good reason to be careful though, because according to a research by Colorado State University, more children die in home accidents than from childhood diseases […]

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26
September
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Christmas is just around the corner and many homes will be brightened up again by colorful light decorations to achieve a festive atmosphere. Whether it’s Christmas lights on the trees, the fireplace, and even in the gardens, nothing beats having a holiday glow for you and your family to adore. Thus, it can’t be helped that electricity bills go on a hike around Christmas time. Besides the pain on our […]

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03
September
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When it comes to having some fun with your family and friends, your own backyard become the center of activities. It is often said that your backyard is your paradise and the saying is somewhat true as this is the place in which you can relax and feel like you’ve been somewhere, and also offers all the comforts of your home. In hectic speed at which we lead our lives […]

06
August
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Almost all cocktails and mixed drinks share a common ingredient: ice! It is the simplest ingredient that deserves much more attention seeing as it is the most overlooked. Ice not only chills a drink but also creates texture, depending on the cocktail you are making. There are different types of ice used in making drinks: cubes, cracked, crushed, shaved, and recently popular ball ice. Each form is specific to the […]

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July
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I love the outdoors as much as the next guy, and the summer sun brings me sweet memories of camping outside and long days at the beach. But when it comes to my house, I want to keep the outdoors out. On a humid day, I want the air conditioning going and not even a speck of soil on my floors. In any season that’s not easy, but in the […]

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June
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If you’re one of the many people in the world that is plagued by snoring, either as the snorer or the bedmate of a snorer, then no doubt you will be interested in methods to help kick the night-sawing. Here are three different solutions that are sure to surprise even the most seasoned snorer. Exercise This is one of those weird things that most people would never think about, but […]