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Month: August 2017

Protect Your Pillow From Dust Mites!

Protect Your Pillow From Dust Mites!

For 8 hours a night (give or take), your head is in constant contact with your pillow. Your eyes, nose, ears, mouth and skin are all in such close proximity. If you’re plagued by a chronically runny nose, sniffles or watery eyes, there’s a good chance you have allergies. One of the causes of your allergy symptoms may rest in your pillow. According to an article in the Washington Post, Robin Wilson, an ambassador to the Asthma and Allergy Foundation…

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5 Smart Ways to Stay Cool (and Save Money!) For the Remainder of the Summer!

5 Smart Ways to Stay Cool (and Save Money!) For the Remainder of the Summer!

The dog days of summer are not quite over yet. It’s still time for some fun (lakeside cookouts, swimming, water skiing) and the not-so-fun (heat, humidity, and skyrocketing energy costs). Small changes can still make a difference for the rest of the summer season.  You can have a cooler, greener rest of your summer…without sacrificing any of the fun! Watch Those Windows Sunlight streaming through your window in the autumn can help warm a cool room. In the summer, it…

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Why Summer Air Can be Dangerous

Why Summer Air Can be Dangerous

The dog days of summer are sometimes stifling and almost always uncomfortably hot. For anyone daring enough to leave the comfort of their home, those two factors can be daunting enough. But summer, as it turns out, is also a key time for : air pollution, namely ozone. Ozone becomes particularly problematic in hotter months because the atmospheric reactions that produce ozone are actually accelerated by the warm temperatures, with the highest daily concentrations generally occurring between mid and later afternoon. What is…

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