Dress for the Light


AGHHHHGHGHGH!!! That’s what you’ve been saying since last night if you’ve seen the now-infamous “Blue and Black” / “White and Gold” #TheDress kerfuffle.. I never feel this way about a dress! When I put one on, I feel more beautiful, more put-together. You toss it on and you go, and everyone thinks you look fantastic, right? […]

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5 Tips for Weather-Ready Emergency Planning


With winter weather hammering the Northeast, and tornado season quickly approaching in the South and Midwest, now is a great time to begin thinking about disaster preparedness. Specifically, let’s discuss some DIY ways to stare down the fury of Mother Nature. First things first, this will not be an exhaustive list of things you can make for […]

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6 Tips for Creating an Energy Efficient Home Office

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Many folks are more aware of their home energy usage, especially when it comes to maintaining home offices. Save money by making your home work space more energy efficient – especially in a place you’ll be using every day with high-usage products. The problem comes from not knowing where to begin reducing your energy costs. More often than not, the […]

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7 Tips for Energy Efficiency Savings for Your Small Business

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With 23 million small businesses in America, most small business (SMB) owners want to find simple ways to cut costs. Every cent counts when you’re trying to reduce business expenses, including energy efficiency savings. Today’s information age depends so much on electricity, so this may seem more difficult than ever before. Help your SMB succeed with this handy list […]

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Introducing the Better Know Your Electricity History Series: Part One – Contentious Inventors

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Amisdt all the wind turbines and electronic gadgets surrounding us now, we often forget that electrical service is only about 85 years old. In spite of Thomas Edison’s invention of a long-lasting (and marketable) incandescent light bulb in 1879, it took nearly 50 years to bring electrical service to the majority of urban and suburban […]

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Fall in Love with These Pins for Valentine’s Day

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Are you prepped and ready for Valentine’s Day this Saturday? No matter if you’re spending the day with your family, your significant other, or your friends, it’s a day to have fun, share love with others, and maybe even eat some yummy treats. We’ve put together a Pinterest board filled with some of our favorite Valentine’s Day related […]

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Romance is Cheap! 7 Money-Saving Tips for Your Valentine’s Day


“Do not come with me to zee Casbah. We shall make beautiful musics toogezhere right here. Ah, zee amour! Ah, zee tojour!” —Pepé Le Pew, For Scent-imental Reasons (1949) Since Valentine’s Day falls on a Saturday this year, many couples will have the whole day to enjoy it together —possibly even watching some old Looney Tunes, […]

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Don’t Spend It All! 5 Tips for a Romantic Valentine’s Day on a Budget

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Valentine’s Day is great because it’s a special day dedicated to spending time with the one you love or the friends you adore. The only problem with the day is the timing. While the holidays are over, it is still close enough to where people are trying to recuperate from any financial debt they may […]

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Should We Believe Phil’s Hype? The Spring 2015 Weather Outlook

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Punxsutawney Phil has done it again. Yanked out of his burrow, the wee beastie was forced to blurt out his prognostic finding by his handlers amid national TV coverage. While Phil (and other groundhogs) is renowned for his skill (watch the 1959 Merrie Melodies classic, Unnatural History, directed by Abe Levitow; go to 4:08), an […]

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Celebrate American Heart Month with 4 Heart-Healthy Entrée Ideas


Though February is a short month, it’s isn’t short in events. Between the Super Bowl, Valentine’s Day, President’s Day, and Black History Month, there is a lot going on during these 28 days. But what doesn’t get as much attention as those events is the fact that February is also American Heart Month. Thus, I did […]

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