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Monthly Archives: September 2013

How to make working at home work

Working at home is a growing popular trend. The 2010 U.S. Census reports 9.5 percent of the population spends at least one day a week working at home – an increase of more than 2 percent since 1997. Technology is making it easier for employees and self-employed workers to set up a home office and conduct business. When deciding to set up an o...

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Simple ways older drivers can save money on auto insurance

Are your auto insurance premiums too high? Maybe they are, but not for reasons you might think. Insurance companies aren’t charging you higher premiums because you’re in an over-50 age group. You may be paying too much because you haven’t done anything to lower the cost of your premiums. Check out these money-saving tips – t...

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Busted: The top 4 most common pet myths

It’s no secret that Americans love their pets. When it comes to U.S. pet ownership, 39 percent of households own at least one dog, and 33 percent own at least one cat, according to the Humane Society of the United States. Furry family members bring joy and excitement to a household, and providing the best care possible helps ensure pets have...

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Moving this summer? Navigate the peak season like a pro

Summer is busiest time of the year for home and business moves. In fact, an estimated 65 percent of the 43 million Americans who are moving this year will do so in the period between Memorial Day and Labor Day. What does that mean for those with a move in the immediate future? Considering the fact that moving is ranked just behind death and divorce...

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Nearly 1.5 million baby boomers may suffer from chronic Hepatitis C without even knowing it

Did you know that Hepatitis C is a leading cause of liver cancer and the number one reason for liver transplants in America? Between 1999 and 2007, more people died from Hepatitis C related complications than HIV. Despite this, many people live with the Hepatitis C virus for years, without experiencing any symptoms, while it silently causes liver d...

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Decked out for summer: Three easy tips for making your dream deck a reality

Summer means deck time for many Americans. A deck is an ideal spot for relaxation and entertaining. Imagine a cook-out with friends, snoozing in the sun on a hot day, snuggling with your sweetheart watching shooting stars, or having a backyard camp-out with the kids. Are you dreaming of deck time this summer, but dreading the construction and maint...

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Bob Klein Recognized with 2013 Arthur Gibb Award for Individual Leadership

  The Vermont Natural Resources Council recognized Bob Klein of East Montpelier last week with the Arthur Gibb Award for Individual Leadership.   The honor comes as Klein steps down as state director of the Vermont Chapter of The Nature Conservancy (TNC) after over 30 years of service to the organization.   Klein received the award offici...

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It’s Everything Apples in Bethel This Saturday

  Ever since the first European settlers came to this continent, the apple has figured prominently in our history and culture, and no more so than in New England. The apple, and the useful or pleasurable products derived from it, including cider and vinegar, has always been the quintessential homestead fruit. Even today, with our centralized f...

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Sept. 28 is National Hunting & Fishing Day

  National Hunting and Fishing Day on September 28 is a perfect day to celebrate the contributions by hunters and anglers to fish and wildlife conservation through the Sportfish and Wildlife Restoration Program.   “Celebrating National Hunting and Fishing Day helps recognize that hunters and anglers have been the leaders in major conserva...

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Get a Righteous Energy Boost from Ecuador

By TOM HERZIG   Vermonters with a fondness for tea, concerns about sustainability, a recognition of right livelihood or simply an appreciation of the glide they can get from the right amount of caffeine, should give Runa’s guayusa tea products a try.   Guayusa (gwhy-you-sa) is a perennial tree related to holly. It’s indigenous to the Ecuadoria...

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