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How To Predict The Weather At Home

April 1st, 2014

No matter where you live, you've probably experienced frustration by unexpected changes in the weather. Maybe you've walked outside in your favorite spring blazer, only to find that's it's a mere 30 degrees. Spring brings sunlight and warmth, but its early stages can feel as cold as winter. If you've been searching for a way to successfully...

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The Truth Behind Spring Fever

March 16th, 2014

April showers bring May flowers, and along with them, spring fever. It's no joke: Spring fever is the combination of a renewed excitement for life and the search for love. According to Scientific American magazine, this phenomenon manifests itself in a flushed face, increased heart rate, loss of appetite, restlessness and daydreaming."Spring fever is not a definitive...

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St. Patrick's Day Recipes

March 16th, 2014

St. Patrick's Day is traditionally celebrated with parades and Guinness - but there's more to the holiday than wearing green! Whether or not your ancestors hail from the Emerald Isle, honor St. Patrick by partaking in some of these classic Irish dishes. Stout stew Even if you don't drink Guinness, you can still celebrate the Irish stout by cooking with it....

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3 Tips For Eco-Friendly Spring Cleaning

March 3rd, 2014

Spring is here, and now's the time to get your home ready for the summer by doing a little spring cleaning. Over the past few years, people have become more concerned about the chemicals that are present in their homes, particularly those that can be found in cleaning products. If you find yourself among this group, you can choose eco-friendly alternatives to harsh...

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The History of Cupid

February 13th, 2014

The modern-day perception of Cupid has evolved quite significantly since the days of Ancient Greece. While Cupid is commonly depicted as a cute, loveable matchmaking baby, the Greeks' portrayal of our beloved Valentine's Day mascot was much different. You may be seeing more images of Cupid as Feb. 14 approaches, but upon learning about his origins, you will realize...

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Alternative Ideas For Valentine's Day

February 7th, 2014

Let's face it - romantic dinners and boxes of candy might be classic Valentine's Day gifts, but they're not exactly creative. In fact, falling back on the old standbys might lead your honey to wonder whether you put enough thought into your Valentine's Day plans. So, if you really want to let your sweetheart know how much he or she means to you,...

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Prepare for Winter Driving

January 15th, 2014

Winter is rough on cars. Even when the snow, cold temperatures or ice aren't fighting the car, the salt and sand on the road can pit, clog and corrode the vehicle. But there are steps every car owner can take to help their car stay in good shape throughout the winter months and keep themselves, warm, safe and unstuck. Check your fluids This may be the least...

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How to Shovel Safely

January 10th, 2014

Wintertime means increased maintenance around the home. Shoveling is an unavoidable part of being a homeowner, but it doesn't have to be painful or strenuous if done properly.Dress accordingly You'll be stepping out to meet low temperatures, so you'll want to prepare appropriately. Rather than pull on the thickest sweater you own, you'll want to dress in...

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Beginners Tips for Ice Skating

January 10th, 2014

It can be a little intimidating getting started on an ice skating hobby - feet can get cold, it's hard to maintain balance at first and even one or two minor spills can put a person off this great exercise. But plenty of experts have doled out sound advice for beginner skaters. First and foremost - and it almost goes without saying - skaters should dress warmly with a...

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Find the Right Footwear for Winter

January 10th, 2014

Winter's a difficult time to commute, especially if you're going to be trekking through the streets after a big snowstorm. Between the limited curb access and the giant snow piles, getting from point A to point B can seem nearly impossible. However, your journey can be exponentially easier if you invest in the right pair of winter boots that are reliable and...

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