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July 25th, 2014

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Keep your office healthy to prevent a flu outbreak

A flu outbreak in your workforce can cause problems in several different areas of your business. The best flu prevention is encouraging and educating workers on how to be proactive at fending off the flu virus. By making sure your employees do the best they can to stay in good health and flu free, you can keep your business running smoothly and eff...

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Improving automobile fuel efficiency – with plastics

While most Americans know that drastically improving automobile fuel efficiency will reduce gasoline consumption and tailpipe emissions, it may be less clear how today’s cars and trucks are evolving to make that happen. The U.S. government recently announced stringent new Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFE) standards: the nation’s car...

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Technology makes it easy to work from home and enjoy summer to the max

No one wants to see a cloud on a sunny summer day, but when it comes to how technology can make your life better, a different type of cloud can actually brighten your day. Cloud storage – often referred to as just “the cloud” – makes it easy to work at home or from anywhere, plus it makes it a snap to plan summer activities....

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Reports: Celtics-Clippers mega-deal talks break down

According to the Los Angeles Times, Doc Rivers will not be coaching the Clippers in 2013-14. (Jim Rogash/Getty Images) The Clippers and Boston Celtics have called off a blockbuster deal Tuesday that centered around coach Doc Rivers and Kevin Garnett coming to Los Angeles, The Los Angeles Times has learned. The final sticking point that stopped the...

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Baby boomers and age-related eye disease

As the population continues to age at an unprecedented rate, the concern about age-related eye disease comes more into focus. According to the US Census Bureau, the population of adults over age 65 is expected to double by 2025, and the American Optometric Association (AOA) reports that the incidence of Age-Related Macular Degeneration (AMD) is exp...

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Tips to protect your pet – and your home – from fleas and ticks

Fleas and ticks are on every pet owner’s radar when warm weather flourishes. This is the season when both pets and people are itching to get outside, but without proper protection, four-legged friends can end up itching even more. However, if fleas and ticks take hold, and an infestation starts, this seasonal concern can turn into a year-roun...

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Tips and tools to prepare for power outages

Storms have been packing big punches in recent years. While the debate about the cause might rage on, so do the natural elements that wreak havoc on private homes and public infrastructure. As has been seen in recent years, the aging of the American power grid has resulted in extended power outages – and that increasingly seems that this will...

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Solid retirement planning a must for Generations X and Y

When it comes to making plans for retirement years, today’s younger workers are struggling to make heads or tails of all the resources and products available to them through work and personal investments. Younger professionals who fit into the Gen X and Gen Y categories also are not taking advantage of financial professionals, who can provide...

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DIY or DI-don’t? When to do it yourself, when to hire a pro

When it comes to home improvement, homeowners aren’t afraid to get their hands dirty; 64 percent who plan to make improvements this year say they will do it themselves, according to an American Express Consumer Spending and Saving Report. But not all home decorating or renovating projects are suitable for the average DIYer. So how do you know...

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Revealed: keys to getting kids to eat more veggies

Incorporating veggies into your family’s diet this summer can be easier than you ever thought. How? Creative parents know that adding flavor and making veggies a crunchy, fun treat can result in pleas for “more veggies please!” Keep your kids busy on warm summer days with activities like picking vegetables out of the garden or cre...

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