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Nov 24 2014

How to Be a Great Thanksgiving Dinner Guest

Thanksgiving-Dinner

Every Thanksgiving I can’t help but remember a piece of advice my father always told me growing up, ‘Whenever you go to someone’s house you should be knocking on the door with your knees and elbows because your hands should be full.’ A lot of articles this Thanksgiving season are going to focus on how to be a great host for Thanksgiving, but this particular one is going to help you be the best Thanksgiving dinner guest you can be for your host’s sake. 

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Nov 20 2014

Parenting Tips to Protect Your Kids from Cyber Bullying and Online Dangers

Cyber bullying and Internet dangers are running rampant in today’s online world. As a parent protecting your children online is a simple concept, but one most parents don’t consider or take steps to addressing early on in their child’s life. The Internet should be a place of entertainment and education when it comes to your children, but unfortunately more times than not, this isn’t the case. Prohibited content, cyber bullying and all manner of danger lurk around every corner of the Internet when it comes to an unsupervised child. As a parent it’s crucial for you to take an active role in speaking with your children about the dangers that await them online, as well as monitoring their activities and ensuring their safety. The following tips will help you protect your children online and create a  line of communication between you and your child about what they experience on the Internet.

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Oct 17 2014

Animal & Baby Safe Homemade Cleaning Products

I treat my dog like a newborn baby, so I am always conscious about the cleaning products I use around the house.

Mrs. Meyer’s All Purpose Cleaner was one that I love because it is all natural, and baby and animal safe. However consistently purchasing specialty products, although worth it to keep my loved one safe, was like an itch that kept coming back. I could deal with it but after reading the label on the cleaning products, it seemed like products I could find at my local grocery store. After testing and mixing different solutions, I found mixtures to clean almost every surface of my house and keep it safe for my dog to roam everywhere she wants.

Most of the ingredients include baking soda, and vinegar. I’m sure this isn’t the first time you’ve heard about these two ingredient, but I honestly can’t begin to rave about how safe and effective they are. Both ingredients have antibacterials  properties that allow them to clean many areas.

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Jul 29 2014

Top Vacuum Troubleshooting Maintenance Tips

To keep your vacuum running smoothly and elongate it’s lifespan, all vacuum cleaners need maintenance and service. However there are a lot of servicing that can be done yourself as long as you know what parts you need and what is wrong with the machine. We asked our customer care team to find out questions customers call about that can be quickly fixed.

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Jun 17 2014

Eat Your Way to an Allergy Free Season!

As the spring season brings warm weather, it also brings with it sniffling, sneezing, and other annoying seasonal allergy symptoms.

Allergies are caused when histamines bind to receptors causing inflammation of the nasal passages, throat, and eyes. Allergy medicines treat and prevent symptoms using chemicals with anti-histamines and anti-inflammation properties. Anti-inflammatory properties inhibits different enzymes and prevent oxidants from further damaging and destroying tissue. Anti-histamines prevent allergies by blocking histamines from binding to receptors. You could have your doctor inject chemicals with the possibility of adverse effects and around this time, allergy medicines have disappeared from shelves.

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