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Archive for April, 2014

09
Apr

If you’re in the landscaping business you know that certain chemicals are necessary for landscaping purposes. But there are risks involved if you don’t know how to use and store those chemicals. Remember, herbicides, fungicides and pesticides are essentially poisons and they can have a negative effect on your health. According to a U.S. Government Accountability Office study concerning 30 commonly-used lawn pesticides, 19 are considered carcinogenic, 13 are linked to birth defects, 21 may have

09
Apr

You work hard — and you certainly deserve a vacation. But before you go there are two things to consider: Should we invest in travel insurance? Is my home safe and secure? Let’s start with the travel insurance. There are a variety of coverage options available, including: Trip cancellation — due to bad weather, illness, death in the family or bankruptcy of your travel supplier. Medical emergencies — for injury or illness on vacation. Global phone assistance 24/7 — helping you

09
Apr

Ever had a series of stressful weeks made more difficult by your falling ill? Big project deadline — and you get the flu. Worried about asking for a new promotion — and a sinus infection flares up. There may be a reason for this. According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), stress can affect you on a cellular level. How? Your body’s sympathetic stress response (otherwise known as the flight-or-fight response) is

09
Apr

For most of us, spring cleaning can be a bit daunting — so daunting, in fact, that we might just forego the cleaning. Not a good idea. Most homes have expired medications or old cleaning chemicals that should be tossed. And if you don’t do simple things like defrost your freezer, clean your refrigerator coils, change air conditioner filters or drain and refill your water heater, then your appliances may not be running as efficiently as