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Choose the greenest builder available

Choose the greenest builder available

As building codes enforce tightened minimum standards for eco-responsibility, the more progressive builders are illustrating their own accountability by using and producing materials that are even more efficient than mandates demand. This is great news if you are currently designing, planning or simply getting ready to buy a new home — your investment will likely deliver greater environmental conservation, lower occupant costs and increased property value.
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Responsible building decisions deserve benefits, too

Responsible building decisions deserve benefits, too

Beauty, spaciousness and interior design are all important when building a personal dream home. Today, however, with the reality of energy and environmental concerns, homeowners also insist their forever home must be as eco-responsible as possible.
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Major changes coming to new home building methods

Major changes coming to new home building methods

Across America, home builders are adopting new approaches to construction to create greener homes with better resale value. One major change that’s tackling energy consumption and rising fuel costs is the use of an airtight, solid concrete system to replace inefficient wood framing. Insulated concrete forms (ICFs) erect a building with an interlocking system, similar to Lego.
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Why hoarding documents is risky and how to avoid it

Why hoarding documents is risky and how to avoid it

Boxes of old documents, stacks of old hard drives and computers, and containers of confidential information all find themselves in storage. While you may think this will allow you to access them easily, you probably end up forgetting about them and continue to stockpile even more.
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4 ways to protect your devices from hackers

4 ways to protect your devices from hackers

In an increasingly digital world, consumers share their confidential information in so many ways. From online shopping to online banking, consumers’ personal information is being recorded in a frightening number of different places.
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How to protect your confidential information

How to protect your confidential information

Despite a move toward a more digital and mobile workplace, a recent survey by Shred-it shows paper is here to stay, with most businesses reporting hard copies of documents will either increase or remain the same.
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Gifts for the cook, baker and entertainer: Top 10 under $50

Gifts for the cook, baker and entertainer: Top 10 under $50

Delight and inspire the cook, baker and home entertainer with affordable gifts of well-crafted cookware, stoneware, bakeware, and kitchen accessories. Here are 10 kitchen gift ideas under $50 to consider for culinary enthusiasts.
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Light the way for safer nighttime driving

Light the way for safer nighttime driving

As bulbs age, their light output gradually reduces due to use and factors such as humidity, electrical resistance and filament fatigue. Drivers concerned about the efficacy of their headlight bulbs can take steps to improve their visibility when driving at night.
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LED lights add style without sacrificing safety

LED lights add style without sacrificing safety

In recent years, more and more drivers have replaced their manufacturer-installed incandescent lights with LED lights in both the interior and exterior of their vehicles. LED lights provide considerably more aesthetic appeal than traditional incandescent lights, but the reasons to install LED lights stretch far beyond the high tech, stylish look they can give to a vehicle.
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Woodcraft offers ideas for early holiday shopping

Woodcraft offers ideas for early holiday shopping

Avoid the crowds and start your holiday shopping now at Woodcraft, where you will find quality brand tools, accessories and supplies for the woodworkers and DIYers on your list. A few of the many gift ideas you will find at Woodcraft are featured below.
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Upgrade your tool collection for fall home projects

Upgrade your tool collection for fall home projects

When the last cookout is history and it’s time to move indoors and on to fall home and shop projects, Woodcraft suggests that you consider adding some new tools to your collection for easier home improvements and repairs.
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Expert advice for college-bound grads

Helping college students “figure it out” sooner rather than later is what the latest edition of the awarding-winning “Been There, Should’ve Done That — 995+ Tips for Making the Most of College,” (Front Porch Press) continues to do.
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