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Monthly Archives: January 2013

Think rabies is a thing of the past? Think again

Most of us know what rabies is, but it’s not something we think about often. Thanks to public health education, mandatory pet vaccinations and the wildlife oral rabies vaccination program, rabies cases in the U.S. have dropped dramatically in the past 15 years. But unfortunately this severe disease is still reported across the country, making...

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A simple 12-month lawn-care plan for 2013

You may think having golf-course green grass requires hours of work each day, but if you want the best lawn on the block, it’s as easy as coming up with a plan. The secret? When it comes to lawn maintenance, it’s never too early to prepare your course of action. Starting now and focusing on specific to-do’s each month ensures you...

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The first 100 years: Innovation in distance learning

As high school seniors nationwide contemplate continuing their education in college, it is fascinating to reflect on how education has evolved over the past century. According to a Harvard University Report, fewer than 10 percent of 18-year-olds in 1910 graduated from high school, compared to more than 75 percent in 2009, as reported by a similar s...

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Go with the flow to add flexibility to your home

Talk to any contemporary architect, remodeler, interior designer or homeowner, and you’ll find one of the hot topics these days is “flow.” Gone are the days of floor plans burdened by closed-off, claustrophobic rooms, each designed around specific functions.  “Today’s new homes and home remodeling projects embrace...

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Why Alzheimer’s should factor into your retirement plan

In an ideal world, you will retire and enjoy many years fulfilling your dreams and spending time with those you love the most. Your retirement years can be some of the happiest and most enjoyable years of your life. But while we all hope for the best outcome possible, it may be prudent for you to plan for the possibility that life may deal you a di...

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Why greener schools can make a difference in kids’ lives

As awareness about the environment continues to grow, it’s becoming more apparent that “going green” not only benefits the planet – it benefits the entire population, especially its youngest segment. When children learn in safe, comfortable, toxin-free school environments, their futures are that much brighter. “Green s...

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Holiday entertaining made easy

The holidays are just around the corner, which means family and friends will soon get together at your home to celebrate. Whether you’re hosting large or intimate gatherings, having a game plan in place well in advance of your event is essential. With a few simple steps, you can jumpstart holiday entertaining – and increase your own enj...

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Setting up a home office that fuels productivity

One of the biggest mistakes businesspeople make is assuming that working from home will automatically result in a higher level of productivity. Unless you carefully construct your home office environment, you may find that working from home is less productive than you anticipated. Staples, the world’s largest office products company and a tru...

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The naked truth: How to prevent baring it all due to hair loss

Whether it’s a few extra hairs in the sink or a completely bare scalp, baldness is a common issue for many people – not just men. Balding generally refers to hair loss from your scalp, usually caused by genetics, environment, various medications or an underlying medical condition. It is often characterized with a receding hairline and t...

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Cómo aligerar su huella en el medioambiente durante la temporada festiva

La temporada festiva puede ser la más feliz del año, pero también la de mayor cantidad de desechos. Los estadounidenses generan cerca de un 25 por ciento más de basura que lo usual–un millón adicional de toneladas–entre el Día de Acción de Gracias y el Año nuevo, según la Ag...

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