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By: Admin    February 20 2018 , 02:38 pm
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Category: Winter , Seasons , Advice
Tips for Keeping Warm in an Older HomeWith a little elbow grease and forward thinking, you can effectively winterize your home!Older homes that have less insulation can let cold winter drafts inside your house, making everyone miserable and driving up your heating bill. Read on to find out ways to insulate your home and keep everyone warm. Change Your FiltersBy simply replacing your furnace filters once a month, you can save some serious cash!It is easy to neglect your furnace filters, but when you do not replace them frequently they can get clogged with dust and dirt and make your heating bill skyrocket. Replacing furnace filters once a month during the winter will help your heating system work more efficiently.If you have an old furnace, it might be time to buy a new one. The upfront cost might be expensive, but the amount you save over time could make it worth your while. Look into federal tax credi...
Tag: money , energy , houses , homes , winter
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By: Admin    November 16 2017 , 12:57 pm
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Category: Animals , Nature , Garden , Videos , Advice
All About SkunksSkunks are often teasingly maligned throughout popular culture. Whether as the insufferably romantic Pepe le Pew cartoon character or an army of skunks in the family comedy Furry Vengeance, skunks are not exactly known for being man’s best friend.In reality, skunks are very friendly creatures that only spray their signature smell when they are threatened. Most of the time, skunks enjoy being around humans. According to Slate:    It is the skunk's confidence in that potent defensive weapon that makes its personality appealing. The critters, the size of a     small cat but with a wider rump and a bit of a waddle, are the opposite of aggressive. Most of the time they're curious,     playful, fearless, and calm (though in late winter, mating season, the males go haywire). A devil-may-care attitude does not     ...
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By: Admin    November 13 2017 , 04:41 pm
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Strong Oaks Woodshop – Front Royal, VirginiaMike Schmiedicke was a normal guy with a white-collar job for many years. Doing web programming and database development meant he sat at a desk and stared at a computer day in and day out. But when he came home, he went into his garage and he built things. “It was my therapy,” Mike said. “My wife and I had a deal. She would bring me a kids’ catalog with a learning tower or rocking horse in it and ask me to make it. Once I did, I could spend that money we saved on my collection of carpentry tools instead.”Back in 2001, starting a wood shop out of a hobby was nothing more than a hope and a dream – but the seeds of an idea had already begun. Mike came up with a plan to gradually transition from web development into woodworking full-time. In 2008, he started selling things on Etsy – he was actually one of the first furniture makers to ut...
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By: Admin    October 27 2017 , 03:10 pm
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Category: Nature , Spa , Advice
Suffering from Back Pain?This information is for all gardeners, wood workers, builders, desk sitters, or anyone dealing with back pain on a routine basis. A recent study showed that one in every ten people in the world suffer from lower back pain. This statistic makes back pain the number one worldwide cause of disability. Although often times needed and helpful, constantly taking pain killers is not always the healthiest option to relieve pain. Luckily, there are some natural remedies that that can help relieve back pain without the potential harm of too many medicines.Herbal TreatmentHerbs have been used for centuries to heal and enhance human life. These three herbs, namely, devils claw, ginger, and willow bark are known especially to heal back pain.Devils Claw is an herb taken by mouth that has been shown to reduce back pain. The herb comes from Africa and possesses chemicals that reduce swell...
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By: Admin    October 16 2017 , 01:22 pm
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Category: Business , Advice , Experts , Customers
Passion is the mother of many great qualities. It takes passion in order to have intense motivation; the type of motivation that achieves greatness. Articles upon articles have been written on passionate employees because there is a direct correlation between passionate employees and successful businesses. We will explore the why, what, and how of passion’s role in the workplace.The WhyPassion produces the type of motivation that achieves success. When a person is passionate about something they will jump leaps and bounds for it. In his Forbes article, Ian Altman (B2B integrity based sales and growth expert) says that he would like to see an employee that is “on a scale from 0 to 10 – might be a seven in technical skills but who ranks a ten in passion, teamwork, and commitment.” Altman explains how passion creates a drive for work and gives a sense of purpose. Passionate employees not only get ...
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