Category Archives: Home and Family

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Fluorescent Lamps

Can Compact Fluorescent Lamps in the Home Impact My Family's Health? When you have a budding family, it can be your optimum priority to ensure their health and safety at all times, especially if you have little ones, so when it comes to Compact Fluorescent Lamps, or CFLs, can they really impact family health? Read more

Growing Catnip for Your Cat

Most cat owners will have known at least one cat in their lives that were a sucker for catnip. In fact, with only 1/3 of cats unsusceptible to the appeal of catnip, the vast majority of cats go crazy for the stuff. Moreover, they particularly enjoy fresh catnip. So, why not try growing your own?...
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Design Your Dream Bathroom

Top Trends to Turn Your Bathroom into an In-home Retreat As winter arrives, Americans will find themselves cocooning in their homes and dreaming of a nice, warm, relaxing retreat. (more…)...
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Tips for Making Your Home Smell Pretty with Dried Lavender

The scent of lavender has been proven to lift people’s spirits by fighting depression, can relax the mind after a grueling day, and can even help soothe body aches and pains. When used in our homes, lavender can enhance our moods and make life more enjoyable. There are many ways to use the power of...
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A Gift for Grandma G

Thin lace curtains floated away from the window in the cool summer breeze, they rustled gently and then fell gracefully at rest again. The sky was clear and blue, not a cloud in sight. The sun was still low on the horizon and the reflection sparkled like diamonds on the rippling surface of the ocean....
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50 Ways to Improve Your Home

Are you are preparing your home for sale, planning to remodel, or shopping for a new home? Find out what is important in the current housing market, and make choices that add the most value and enjoyment for the money. (more…)...
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How to Be More Assertive

What Does It Mean To Be Assertive? Let's start by defining what it is not. Being assertive does not mean being aggressive. Assertive behavior is not hostile, blaming, threatening, demanding, or sarcastic. Assertiveness differs from aggression in that standing up for yourself does not trespass on the rights of others. Assertiveness means communicating what you want...
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Vintage Comfort, Wall to Wall

There are reasons for the current trend toward nostalgic references in home decorating. Vintage objects carry a comforting softness to homes. They recall a simpler world. Furthermore, they can be found in flea markets and fairs at affordable prices, another plus as the U.S. economy continues its struggle for recovery. Read more