Month: December 2012

Why is the Water in my Faucets brown and cloudy?

When the water coming out of the faucet turns brown or cloudy, it can be quite alarming; you expect water to be clear and colorless. Though it may seem unappealing, cloudy or discolored water is not necessarily “dirty”. These qualities may be caused by a number of reasons; not all of them adversely affect the health …

Eco friendly cooking appliances for your home

There’s never been a more important time than now to seriously assess the green credentials of your home. Anytime you care to open a newspaper (not a News Ltd. one, obviously), the reality of the planet’s rapid degradation is, for the umpteenth time,  being confirmed by one pre-eminent scientist or another. The verdict is most definitely …

Useful Tips & Terms for Green Homebuyers

There are numerous options to consider when tinkering with the layout of your home in order to make it greener. Here are a few possible green adjustments to consider as you’re building or remodeling your home. Green Roofing – Green roofing replaces the shingles on your roof with soil and plants. This type of roof is …

Five tips for stress-free gift giving

(HIB) - Holidays are supposed to be fun. But the struggle to find the right gift can put a damper on even the happiest celebration. Good news: It doesn’t have to be that way. With a few simple tips and tricks, learn how to take the stress and has...

Pamper yourself with a winter wonderland vacation

(HIB) - The holiday season is magical, with colorful lights sparkling in the snow and festivities abounding. But once the holidays are over, don’t let the lingering winter force you inside. Instead, use the winter months as the perfect opportunit...

Get crafty with these holiday gift wrap ideas

(HIB) - Make wrapping gifts more fun this holiday season. Get your supplies ready, invite some friends and turn up the holiday music.Before you get started, here are some creative gift wrapping tips from popular crafting blogger, Cindy Hopper, founder ...

What gadgets top 2012 holiday wish lists?

(HIB) - The holiday shopping season is here and the newest tech gadgets are probably at the top of all your loved ones’ wish lists. This year, touch-enabled Ultrabook convertible and tablet devices offer a refreshing take on mobile computing and ...

Mrs. Claus shares tips for fun holiday activities

(HIB) - If you think you’re busy this time of year, imagine how busy the first lady of holiday cheer can be. Not only does she help the big guy get ready for Christmas, but she makes sure everyone in the North Pole has a memorable holiday season....
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