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9 Tips for Safe Trick-or-Treating on Halloween

Halloween is such an exciting time for kids. The thrill of dressing up in a costume, staying up late, and of course getting loads of free candy! They probably look forward to this day almost as much as Christmas. However, as parents, it’s imperative we help make sure our children’s Halloween is not only a fun […]

Hot Buttered Rum

8 Historical Hot Beverages for Fall & Winter

Many of us drink hot apple cider, hot chocolate, and hot tea (or…ahem…pumpkin spice lattes!) during autumn and winter. When I used to live in Houston, I would go to Holiday on 19th Street every December (watch for details here). Many of the little shops would stay open late, and we would have a great time Christmas […]

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Insulate Your Attic for Winter NOW!

That little nightly nip in the fall air should be reminding you that NOW is the time to insulate your attic for winter. Why? Well, first off, this is best time of year to do it because the weather tends to be cooler and drier. Having spent lots of quality time insulating attics, I can […]

Energy Efficiency at Home

Celebrate Energy Awareness Month in October with 5 Useful Energy Tips

Throughout the United States, different programs are underway to promote energy awareness. The US Department of Energy’s Federal Energy Management Program (FEMP) promotes energy and water conservation practices throughout the Federal government. State governments and organizations such as TeamPA in Pennsylvania, the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio, and Texas is Hot are also doing their part to educate consumers […]

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Zombie Electronics: Stop Feeding The Shambles!

Have you heard? The Shambles are back in town – just like the characters in The Walking Dead (Season 5 starts this Sunday, 10/12/2014)! But instead of “Braaaaaaains,” these zombies eat at your electricity usage. Don’t fall victim to the Shambles – learn how much energy you’re feeding these zombies through not paying attention to your […]