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4 New Trends in Home Cooking

Today’s chefs and home cooks alike are seeking more meaningful food experiences, with smart, intuitive technology that’s high-performing and saves time. This year, leading brands are changing the way culinary enthusiasts source and prepare their food, emphasizing a heightened level of respect for … read more

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Muses

Let Your Imagination Unleash while Listening to Classical Masters

Music is much more than the notes and sounds that stimulate our brains in so many ways. One of the most important aspects of music is imagination, and it is a crucial ingredient in both performers and listeners. With imagination, a performer can … read more

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Red Velvet Beet Cupcakes: The Healthy Valentines Treat You Need

Valentine’s Day is traditionally filled with sweets, chocolate and baked goods — but who said it can’t be healthy, too? These red velvet beet cupcakes are baked with a secret nutritious ingredient: beets. Surprisingly, the taste of beets does not overpower; in fact, … read more

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Battery Recycling

Recycle Old Batteries to Help Protect Your Home and the Environment

Is it time to finally declutter your junk drawers, closets, attic and basement? If these areas of your home contain used batteries, you’re in good company. One in five consumers store some or all of their used batteries from the past year, according … read more

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Walking

7 Benefits of Walking for Seniors

With a fresh new year underway, many of us are making resolutions to begin a healthier lifestyle. If you are a senior, you might want to consider a regular walking routine to improve your overall wellbeing and to put yourself on track for … read more

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Succulents should be kept within 2 feet of an east- or west-facing window and grown in a fast-draining potting mix. (Photo courtesy Melinda Myers, LLC)

Basic Care for Your Houseplants

Lift your spirits and improve your indoor environment by taking part in the indoor gardening movement. An apartment or home filled with tropical, succulent and flowering plants can provide beauty, extend your garden season, improve air quality and create a peaceful environment to … read more

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kitchen

Kitchen Upgrades that Make the Cut

Kitchens really are home central — it is where everyone congregates and all the action is. It’s no surprise that kitchens (and baths) tend to be the most expensive spots in the house with all the cabinets, appliances and cool plumbing fixtures, but … read more

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Coral Knock Out Rose

Five ‘Pantone’s Color of The Year’ Inspired Florals to Use in Your Garden

Most gardeners view the same kinds of colors in their garden year after year. You’ll see the bright shades of green as well as hints of red, yellow and even orange. It’s time to think outside the green box and spice up your … read more

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