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Maintaining Carpets Keeps Your Family Healthy

A United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) study revealed that carpet actually helps to clean out air in our homes and offices. The carpet acts as a filter, trapping soils, gasses and pollutants such as pet and human dander, pollen, and even air pollution. This is great news since nearly every home in America has [...]

2017-11-30T14:55:00+00:00 November 30th, 2017|Carpet, Newsletter Articles|

Cranberry Pistachio Bread

Ingredients: 1/4 cup light olive oil 3/4 cup white sugar 2 teaspoons vanilla extract 1/2 teaspoon almond extract 2 eggs 1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour 1/4 teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon baking powder 1/2 cup dried cranberries 1 1/2 cups pistachio nuts Directions: Preheat the oven to 300 degrees F(150 degrees C). In a large bowl, [...]

2017-11-30T15:48:04+00:00 November 30th, 2017|Newsletter Articles|

What to do When an Investment Performs Poorly

People often think their homes and other possessions are worth more than they are. According to the Journal of Economic Perspectives, that’s why sellers of cars or homes usually ask a higher price than buyers are willing to pay for the property. It’s called the ‘endowment effect.’ From an investment standpoint, the tendency to hold [...]

2017-11-30T13:52:12+00:00 November 30th, 2017|Newsletter Articles|

Strength Training Improves Quality of Life

There is one good reason to stay active as we age: living better. According to Tufts University’s Friedman School of Nutritional Science and Policy, “it’s way more dangerous not to be active as older adults.” The reason for this warning is decreasing physical activity over time is likely one of the leading causes of age-related [...]

2017-11-30T13:33:54+00:00 November 30th, 2017|Newsletter Articles|

The Ancient Language of Christmas

More than any other holiday, Christmas has spawned a language of its own. Words like yule, noel, and wassail are reserved exclusively for the Christmas season. Yuletide has been synonymous with Christmas since at least 900 AD, according to the Guinness Book of Christmas (Guinness). The word yule was derived from the Norse word, Jól, [...]

2017-11-30T13:23:36+00:00 November 30th, 2017|Newsletter Articles|

Quick Tips

Quick Tips Humidifier for a Healthy Tree The heating system in your home can dry out your tree, dulling its color and piney fresh scent. To give your tree a healthy boost of moisture, place a humidifier in the room to counteract the drying heat—it’ll stay fresh, and you can soak up the holiday spirit [...]

2017-11-30T13:15:43+00:00 November 30th, 2017|Newsletter Articles|

Spend a little now…Save a lot later

Fall is the perfect time to do some maintenance on your home’s exterior. Warm weather and the higher humidity of summer cause materials to shift and expand, then as the weather cools and the humidity decreases the process reverses. This can leave your home with areas that water, pests and rot can penetrate. Now is [...]

2017-11-07T14:27:34+00:00 November 7th, 2017|Newsletter Articles|

Downeast Maine Pumpkin Bread

Ingredients: 1 (15 ounce) can pumpkin puree 4 eggs 1 cup vegetable oil 2/3 cup water 3 cups white sugar 3 1/2 cups all-purpose flour 2 teaspoons baking soda 1 1/2 teaspoons salt 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon 1 teaspoon ground nutmeg 1/2 teaspoon ground cloves   Directions: Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees [...]

2017-11-07T14:28:36+00:00 November 7th, 2017|Newsletter Articles|

Knee Replacements not for Everyone

In older adults, cartilage in the knee joint can wear away, causing pain and limited movement. A new study shows that, for the most serious cases of arthritis, knee replacement did improve quality of life. However, for most people the improvements were minimal. The study published in The BMJ observed the results of 7,400 middle [...]

2017-11-07T14:05:04+00:00 November 7th, 2017|Newsletter Articles|

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