Weekly Updates

15
Oct

Going Green in the Bathroom

Who’d have thought you could be environmentally friendly in the bathroom? Let’s look around to learn more. Toilets made before 1992 likely use seven gallons of water per flush. Newer toilets can use less than 1.3 gallons per flush. High-efficiency toilets save water. Older showerheads can pour water at three gallons per minute and sometimes more. Efficient shower heads reduce

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15
Oct

Take a Walk to Get Healthy

“But the beauty is in the walking—we are betrayed by destinations.” Gwyn Thomas, an ailing Welsh writer, may not have himself walked that much in his lifetime, but you get the idea.   Scholars, for centuries, have raved about walking’s benefits: physical, intellectual, and even philosophical. Some health care experts even assert that walking is superior to running; you avoid

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15
Oct

No More Knocking the Knockdowns into the Trees

  You’ve knocked the ball off the green and under some trees, and now you’re faced with a dilemma. You can’t shoot the ball over the tree or around the trees. You’re only option is to hit a low-flying ball under the trees.   But how?   First, grab a low-lofted club. Next, make an easy, not-quite-full swing. That’s it,

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15
Oct

IRS Provides Helpful Tools

Filing your taxes shouldn’t be stressful and confusing. The IRS provides online tools and resources to help make taxes less taxing. Here are the agency’s most popular: IRS Free File allows you to prepare and file your taxes online. IRS Free File is free to anyone with incomes below $66,000. Learn more at https://www.irs.gov/filing/e-file-options. Direct Deposit provides you with the

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15
Oct

Recipe Of The Week

Pumpkin Bread Serves 10-12 Ingredients:   1¾ cup all-purpose flour 1 teaspoon baking powder ½ teaspoon baking soda 1½ teaspoon pumpkin pie spice ½ teaspoon kosher salt 1 cup sugar ½ cup unsalted butter, chopped 2 large eggs 1 cup canned pure pumpkin 2 tablespoons milk 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract   Directions:   Preheat oven to 350°F. Cover an 8½ x 4½-inch loaf pan with

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15
Oct

Quote Of The Week

“We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give.”    — Winston Churchill

15
Oct

Stocks Take a Ride

Weekly Update – October 15, 2018   Volatility was back in full force last week. The three major domestic indexes posted several days of losses before experiencing wide swings on Friday. By week’s end, the Cboe Volatility Index (VIX), which investors use to help measure fear in the markets, had increased by approximately 70%. The VIX also reached its highest

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8
Oct

Green Tips for Eco-Friendly Renovating

You’ve always been focused on environmental matters. You want everything you do to be eco-friendly. And now you want to do some home renovations. How do you renovate and remain earth friendly? Here are six tips: Reconsider adding space. More room doesn’t necessarily make for more comfortable living. But it does add to utility and furniture costs. Do an energy

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8
Oct

Get Your Allergy Basics Right Here

Doctors call those annoying irritants—pollens, mold, animal dander, certain foods—“allergens.” Allergens, which by themselves are usually harmless, cause allergies; more than one in five Americans suffer from them. Allergies occur when you encounter “triggers,” which may involve inhaling, swallowing, or making skin contact with allergens. Your body produces IgE, a protein to counteract the allergic reaction. The protein grabs the

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8
Oct

How Do You Get Out of a Steep Bunker?

It’s not just your normal course hazard. It’s a bunker, with high walls and often filled with sand. If your ball lands in a bunker, you’re faced with a dilemma: How do you get the ball to hop over the bunker barrier to go at least in the general direction of the hole? Calm down. You can do it. This

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