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Composting With Your Child

By Michael B. / June 21, 2019

There are plenty of ways you can go about teaching this process of composting, and any way you choose it likely to be successful (insider secret: it’s not too difficult once you get the hang of it!) but children learn very differently than adults and will require extra attention and effort to figure everything out. […]

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Frequently Asked Questions: How To Clean Your Grill

By Michael B. / May 31, 2019

How do I clean my grill before using it for the first time this season? Don’t worry, cleaning the grill is actually easier than most people realize, and you can usually forego the brushes, dirty sink and elbow grease if you start the day before you need the grill. However, use the following method only […]

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The Poor Man’s Guide To Home Security

By Michael B. / May 27, 2019

Your home is your castle, and your family your greatest asset, so you want to keep everything safe. But if you’ve priced home security systems lately, your checkbook might be hurting a little at the thought. I’m not going to tell you not to buy an alarm system, but if you’re not at a point […]

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Emergency Prep: Civil War

By Michael B. / May 16, 2019

As world leaders beat their chests, make shows of power, and fight for supremacy, conscientious citizens will acknowledge that the odds of a third world war breaking out are high. What many people aren’t aware of is that there’s a even more frightening possibility right around the corner: civil war. Some countries, like Africa, have […]

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The 7 Food Safety Tips You Need In Your Kitchen

By Michael B. / April 25, 2019

Most conscientious cooks use common sense when preparing or storing food. But common sense in food preparation doesn’t just happen- it is learned. This learning happens and when we forget where we learned it, we call it common sense. Here are just a few pointers to refresh and reinforce your common sense as you are […]

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Hiking and Camping: The Perfect Combination

By Michael B. / April 22, 2019

Whether you’re making your trip alone, with family, friends, or a partner, you’ll need to find a place to visit, as well as activities to participate in. If you have yet to decide what you would like to do for your next trip, have you ever thought about going camping and hiking? Whether you’re alone […]

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Alcohol vs. Your Health

By Michael B. / April 16, 2019

It’s Friday afternoon. You’re sitting at work, and you’re probably looking forward to going out and having a few drinks with  friends to relax and wind down. Even though you may think you deserve to go out and have a few drinks, there are some things that you should certainly keep in mind. Most days […]

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Waging War on Trans Fats

By Michael B. / April 10, 2019

Trans fats are in the news a lot these days because a new regulation requiring that they be included on food nutrition labels is now in effect. Trans fats are created when liquid oils are made into solids by a process called partial hydrogenation. This increases shelf life and flavor stability, but at the cost […]

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Woodworking Series: Identifying Your Target Market

By Michael B. / April 2, 2019

If you want your woodworking business (or any business, for that matter) to succeed, you have to identify your target market. Your target market will be the ideal people that will buy your products without too much coercion (because it’s already suited to them). Here are some tips to help you find the right target […]

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