‘Tis the Season to Give Back to Our Nation’s Veterans

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The holiday season is truly the most wonderful time of the year, and an important time to give back to the military community and veterans who have sacrificed so much in the name of freedom.

The holidays are not only busy for retailers and businesses, it’s one of the busiest times of year for charities and organizations that help military families and veterans. Charities for military families and veterans often receive an influx of charitable donations from the community during the holiday season, including money, non-perishable food items, household appliances and goods, and perhaps most importantly, gently-used clothing donations.

Did you that the majority of clothing and textile discarded in the United States could

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Tips for Reducing Your Winter Heating Costs

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Your heating and cooling units work extra hard during the winter to keep you and your house warm. Unfortunately, this means that the bill for your heating and cooling services can get pretty intimidating in the colder months. So what can you do to stay warm without breaking the bank?

Each degree you turn your heat down saves you money on utility bills, but no one wants to be cold. A great way to save money is to turn heating and cooling units down or off overnight and add a few extra blankets to the bed. Down comforters and mattress toppers are a great way to stay warm when you’re trying to save money overnight, but you don’t even have to use them if you have plenty of throw blankets hanging arou

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Adjustable Beds For Healthy Sleep

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Sleep is one of the most important aspects of leading a life full of healthy habits. Getting the recommended eight hours of sleep a night can be difficult enough with the business of daily life, but your bed comfort should not be a concern in a lack of restful sleep. To sleep better at night and feel better during the day, the type of bed that you sleep in is an important factor. If you find that you are having problems sleeping at night in your traditional flat bed and even may admit to having a better more thorough nights sleep when you fall asleep on the couch or sitting up in your reclining chair, it is time to consider getting rid of your mattress and exchange it for one with adjustable bed

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A Step by Step Checklist for Cleaning Sheds and Garages

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Cleaning out a shed or garage can seem pretty daunting. It’s easy to come up with excuses as to why you don’t have time to do it. Your cat is sick. You have to take the kids to soccer practice. You have to wash your hair. The point is, the space is not going to clean itself, and the only person who is actually going to do it is you. Here is a short, step by step guide to cleaning garages and sheds that will help you get the project done in no time.

1. Evaluate What You Need
The first step in cleaning sheds and garages is to take stock of exactly what’s in it and whether or not it needs to be kept. Make three piles for things: one pile to donate, one to keep, and one to throw away. Be honest with yourself about where

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Why to Build a Home Instead of Buying One

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If you’re in the market for a new home, you may find plenty of beautiful luxury homes already built that are almost what you’re looking for, but you won’t find a home that truly suits you unless you build it yourself.

Custom built homes are one-of-a-kind beautiful luxury homes usually built in upscale neighborhoods or on luxury properties. As the economy rebounds, custom designed homes are becoming increasingly popular with home buyers.

Before you decide to buy luxury homes for sale, consider that 99% of America’s older

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3 Simple Strategies for Improving Spinal Health

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Much back pain — probably the majority of back pain — is caused by poor alignment in the spine. Taking care of the spine is vital to both reducing current pain and preventing further health problems that get worse with aging. Here are three strategies for improving spinal health without making any extreme commitments:

  1. Work On Your Posture

    Neck, upper back and shoulder pain are often caused by spinal kyphosis, a rounding forward of the shoulders and middle back. Working on good posture can be difficult at first, but should become habitual as the muscles supporting the proper spinal position strengthen. Good posture doesn’t mean having a ramrod-straight back; the spine has several curves that allow it to support the trunk of the body and absorb shock when walking,

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Three Cool Ways to Transform Your House Into a Home

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There are three types of people in this world — those who are bursting with home decoration ideas, those who have no idea how they want to decorate their houses, and those who know just what they want. The trouble is that the first two groups have a lot of trouble decorating their houses. One has so many ideas it doesn’t know what to do with them, while the other simply has no clue what they should do.

The bad news is that the odds are pretty good you’re in one of these groups. The good news is that we’re here to help. Here are a few great suggestions you should consider when turning your house into a home.

An Artsy Bathroom.

As relaxing as an oceanic themed bathroom can be — with its cool colors and peaceful imagery — it’s pretty overdone. Why settle for the banal whe

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If You Are Selling Your Home, Here Are Four Things to Look for in a Realtor

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Finding a good real estate agent is critical when you’re selling your home. It’s difficult and emotional to sell a home, and your real estate agent is the crux of your experience. They play a huge role in the financial outcome of the sale of your home, and you will likely work with them for several months, so make sure you like them before you commit! If you’re looking for a broker to facilitate the sale of your home, here are some things to consider.

    1. Make sure your personalities don’t clash.
    You and your broker will work together closely during this transitional time in your life. It might not seem important, but if you don’t get along,
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Eat, Drink and Be Married In A Banquet Hall

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When choosing a banquet hall for a wedding, start with the size that you will need for guests. Are you having a small or large wedding? Know how much you plan to spend before looking so you don’t go over what you can afford. Have a good idea of how many relatives and friends will be coming. 

Look for restaurants and catering establishments in your area by using the Internet or phone book. If you have family and friends with experience, ask for some recommendations and reviews of establishments you are interested in. Make inquiries by calling and then visiting. Have a list of questions about services to ask about. Visit during the day to see how the room lo

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Helping Disabled Veterans and Military Families What Can You Do in Your Community?

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Do you need to clean out your house to rid it of items you no longer use? If so, you may have considered simply throwing those items out. However, this can produce millions of tons of trash each year, and in the United States, where most of the world’s trash is produced, that’s especially problematic. Fortunately, the best solution for those who are doing their “spring cleaning” any season is to donate clothing, appliances, and other goods they no longer need, especially to one of your local organizations that focuses on helping disabled veterans and their families who are in need.

Helping disabled veterans, helping military families, or just helping other community members in need is a great way to give b

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