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Lock Bumping

During the summer of 2007, a rash of mysterious burglaries occurred in the Dallas, Texas area. Residents of upscale apartment complexes would return home at the end of the day to find their doors ..
(September 17, 2008)
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Hurricane Preparedness

A hurricane is a deadly type of tropical storm that frequently strikes Central America, the Caribbean, and the Southeastern coast line of the United States. Hurricanes cost millions (and sometimes ..
(September 03, 2008)
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Christmas Trees - The History of a Christmastime Tradition

When we talk about the history of Christmas trees, there are really several issues to address. First, there is the association of the evergreen tree with Christianity. When and where did this begin? ..
(September 03, 2008)
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Christmas Wreaths - History, Tradition and Uses

Evergreen wreaths at Christmas time are a familiar sight on doors, above fireplaces, and on homes. Wreaths have been in use for many hundreds of years, even before the birth of Christ. Many ..
(September 10, 2008)
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The Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree

Since 1931, the Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree has been lighting up the holidays each year for New York City residents and visitors. One of the most well known decorated Christmas trees in the ..
(September 10, 2008)
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Shade Grown Coffee - It's For the Birds

Traditionally, almost all coffee was shade grown. The coffee plant in its natural state isn't very tolerant of direct sunlight; thus most coffee plants grow best under the shade of a canopy of trees. .
(September 10, 2008)
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Gift Giving - Presentation is Tops

Each of us feels differently about gift giving. Some people dread the thought, because they're never sure what to buy for the recipient. Often times, we end up buying gifts for people we don't know ..
(August 19, 2008)
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Holiday Decorating Throughout the Home

Most of our holiday decorating is usually centered around the main living areas of our home. Usually the living room and family rooms are the first areas to be decorated, and the many other rooms of ..
(August 17, 2008)
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Tool Kit Essentials - 10 Tools You Should Have

Occasionally, every homeowner is required to do small fix-it job around their home. Not every homeowner is a full-fledged “handyman, " but it's still important to have a small tool kit that is ..
(August 17, 2008)
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Emergency Preparedness

While none of us ever wants to find ourselves in an emergency situation, the fact is that most people will at some point in their lives. The real question is whether or not we will be prepared and ..
(August 10, 2008)
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Seasonal Storage Basics - Top 5 Rules

Seasonal storage is something that many of us struggle with from year to year. We spend a lot of money on holiday decorations, and we want to make sure that those items are protected from damage ..
(August 10, 2008)
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A History of Magnets and Their Many Uses

Magnets have been in use for thousands of years. The first known reference to magnetism dates back to the 4th century B. C. E. from a Chinese literary work called “Book of the Devil Valley ..
(June 22, 2008)
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Preparing Your Outdoor Plantings

Gardening has become one of the most popular hobbies in the U. S. While outdoor yard work may seem a dreaded chore to many, there are those who relish the time they can get away from their desks and ..
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Effects of Deer Population Changes in the US

The white tail deer (Odocoileus virginianus) is indigenous to the continental United States, southern Canada, Mexico, Central America, northern portions of South America, and some countries in ..
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Christmas Lights A Brief History

Those of us who celebrate Christmas with a tree in our homes usually choose to light it in one way or another. But did you ever stop to wonder how we got started lighting our trees? The first lights ..
(July 28, 2008)
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Christmas Wreaths New Ideas For an Old Tradition

When we think of wreaths, most of us typically envision a traditional wreath made of greenery. This is usually accompanied by a bow of some sort and possibly pinecones. While these traditional ..
(July 28, 2008)
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