IT ONLY TAKES A MINUTE!
Minute timers are simple and useful tools that have been around since 1935. They’re one of those items you see every day that and probably not think too much about it. But there are tons of things that a minute timer can be used for. And in a time of […]
So you’ve started pulling those sweaters out of mothballs and started seeing holiday decorations in stores…have you thought about getting your house ready for the cold months ahead?
It’s easier to get through the long winter months with peace of mind and money in your pockets, if you start preparing now and not at the […]
World Arthritis Day was established in 1996 by Arthritis and Rheumatism International (ARI) and is celebrated each year on 12 October. Now, people with rheumatic and musculoskeletal diseases (RMDs) from around the world can join together to make their voices heard on this day. World Arthritis Day is an ideal focus for organizations to raise […]
It’s that time of year again. The pools are closed, the days get shorter, the alarm clocks ring earlier, and the schedules get crazier.
The hardest part is getting back into the swing of things after months off from hectic days of scheduled classes, sports practice, homework and other extracurricular activities.
Here are some tips […]
As the summer slowly winds down, hurricane and tropical storm season pick up. The damage that rough weather can inflict on your home and HVAC system can cause headaches in the aftermath, so it’s important to make sure your home is protected.
Most people who have ever been through a hurricane know the routine: bring […]
Start stockpiling tissues…the worst winter in years is about to give way to the worst allergy season. Allergists are predicting a sneezy spring because of the long, cold winter and higher-than-average snowfall.
Approximately 36 million Americans suffer from seasonal allergies and this year will be especially tough.
Although we cannot control Mother Nature, there is […]
In the U.S., daylight saving time was first used during World War I to conserve resources. It was reinstated again during World War II until September 1945. The Uniform Time Act of 1966 created a standardized system to observe daylight saving time.
So how does it affect us today? The Department of Energy studied the […]
The other day I decided to tally up the amount of money I’ve spent in various household categories so I could really get a sense of the extent to which small things can add up. One thing that stood out to me is that I’ve spent an average of $150/month on utilities (gas, water, electric). […]
Tips to avoid plumbing issues:
Let water drip from a fixture that is the furthest away from the water supply line to prevent frozen water pipes & breaks in your home. Leave cabinet doors open under the sinks so heat from the room reaches the pipes. Make sure the water is turned off to outside […]
New Year’s Eve has always been a time for looking back to the past, and more importantly, forward to the coming year. It’s a time to reflect on the changes we want (or need) to make and resolve to follow through on those changes. Did your New Year resolutions make our top ten list?