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  • Fresh Facts About Water

    Updated: Tue, Aug 19, 2014

    This basic fact is well known: water is an essential component of human health. But why do we need it, how much is enough, and how can we ensure we’re getting the right amount? What about other liquids, like cola or wine? Can they substitute for water? And is there such a thing as drinking too much water? Benefits The hydrating effect of water is essential for the body’s day-to-day function – no surprise, given that two-thirds of our physical selves are composed of H2O. In particular, water plays an important role in the digestive processes – from the moment you first swallow a bite of food, aided by saliva, through to the natural consequence -- normal functioning of the bowels.

  • 7 FAQs about Whole House Water Filtration Systems

    Updated: Tue, Aug 19, 2014

    Do you know what’s in the water in your home? Depending on where you live, that clear liquid may well contain all kinds of nasties which are dangerous for humans to drink or even inhale. A whole house water filter might be advisable to provide your household with cleaner, healthier, and better-tasting H2O. Here we answer frequently asked questions about whole house water filtration systems and what they can do for you. 1. Q. What is a whole house water filtration system? A. A whole house water filter is a system connected to your home’s main water supply. All water used in your house, whether for drinking, cooking, washing, or bathing, will go through the central filter. This will eliminate the need to install individual

  • 11 Unexpected Results of Joining a CSA

    Updated: Sun, Aug 17, 2014

    Joining a CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) program is a great way to eat fresh, cheap, and local. The way it works is simple: You sign up for a share in the produce – predominately vegetables, but also fruit and possibly honey and eggs – of a particular farm. This paid-in-advance subscription entitles you to a box of healthy goodies weekly for a set period of time, usually 6 to 12 weeks. Besides entitling you to a lot of good eating, CSA membership carries with it some unexpected fringe benefits. Here’s what you’ll be able to do: 1. Channel your inner hippie. What goes around comes around and while most folks laughed at the hippies with their brown rice and organic veggies a few decades ago, nowadays boomers can brag a

  • The NEC and Your Home Remodel

    Updated: Sun, Aug 17, 2014

    Getting ready to remodel your home involves a great deal of planning – deciding how best to use the space, clarifying your budget, designing the project, and (the fun part!) choosing colors and materials. In the midst of all these preparations, remember to give adequate attention to revamping your electrical system. Planning and installing electric wiring and equipment is a complex business. It must be carefully done to protect the safety of both the building and its occupants. The National Electric Code has set the standard for electrical safety in the US for over a century, helping to shape state and local building codes. When you are planning to remodel, work with a licensed electrical contractor who is expert in all the ins and out

  • Keeping Your PC, Smartphone or Tablet Clean

    Updated: Sun, Aug 17, 2014

    PCs, Smartphones, and handheld tablets are essentials of daily life. However, these conveniences need some basic maintenance to stay in top working order. Obviously you can’t just scrub them with good old soap and water. So what do you do instead? Learn how to clean your electronic devices in the following easy, natural ways. PREVENTION Hopefully you are reading this because you just purchased a new electronic device and want cleaning info on hand for future reference. If so, there are plenty of preventive steps you can take to protect your device against dirt, streaks, dust, and even scratches. Seal your display screen – this does not interfere with visibility. A Smartphone or tablet can be carried in a protective case.