Subtle Ways Your House Can Make You Sick

Author: Denise Perreault
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It seems like just about everything is bad for you these days. Sitting all day at work is bad, but so is standing all day. Sugar is bad for you, but corn syrup might be a lot worse (and let’s not get started on artificial sweeteners). Butter is bad, so you should switch to margarine … no, wait, never mind, that’s worse, too. And going to work is definitely bad for you, especially if you work in a “sick building.” So maybe you should just stay home and eat a salad, right? Not necessarily: Staying home has hidden hazards, too. But you don’t need to panic. Just learn what to look out for and be proactive to ensure a safe home.

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New Year, New You! How Homeowners Spend Less Time On Housework

Author: Denise Perreault
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We’re a few weeks into the year now, and I’m sure that at this point, plenty of people have given up on their New Year’s resolutions. It seems like they’re just so hard to keep, especially when we make them either too difficult or too vague. One of my resolutions this year was to avoid having to clean the whole house as much as possible. That probably sounds odd coming from a cleaning expert, doesn’t it? But hang on: Just because I don’t want to block out a day or two at a time to clean the house doesn’t mean that I’ve decided to live in squalor! Instead, I’ve decided to be proactive about cleaning. With a little day-to-day effort, you can make housework much faster and easier.

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