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How to Prepare for Hurricane Sandy

Hurricane Sandy- or Frankenstorm, as many people are calling it- is going to hit New Jersey this Monday and Tuesday. According to the latest weather reports, we should have rain starting Sunday night, with the worst of the storm occurring … Continue reading

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Liven Up Your Morning Coffee

Most of us start our days with a nice, hot cup of coffee. But, delicious as plain coffee is, it can get a little boring after a while. We all crave variety; it is, as a wise man once said, … Continue reading

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The Origins of the Elephant and the Donkey

No, we’re not talking about a fable- thought that does sound like the title of something from Aesop! We mean the political mascots of the Democratic and Republican parties. You’re probably seeing a lot of these animals, now that the … Continue reading

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What You Should Know About Bedbugs (Redux)

Note: We first posted this in April of 2011. Since then, it’s been one of our most popular blog posts. Though the hype has died down somewhat, the threat is still out there, so we’re reposting this as a refresher … Continue reading

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Dog Leash Safety

Are you walking your dog right? The classic leash-and-collar method of dog walking has come under fire lately from many professionals. The problem is the pressure the collar places on your dog’s neck. This study from the Journal of the … Continue reading

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Butternut Squash

Butternut squash! You see it in the grocery store, and maybe it’s a little intimidating. The skin is hard, after all, and there’s all those nasty seeds and strings inside. But if you can get past all that, you’ll see … Continue reading

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Fall Home Improvement Projects

We’re just one week away from the official beginning of autumn. The weather is turning chilly, the leaves are starting to brown, and the last of our summer tomatoes are being picked. The change in weather also comes with another … Continue reading

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