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Ready for Some Good News? Summer 2020 Forecast

Snow in April kind of feels like the icing on the cake these days, doesn’t it?  Many of us have spent weeks at home as we work to protect ourselves and the lives of others.  Though it is a necessary …

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8 Rainy Day Ideas During Quarantine

April showers bring May flowers.  April showers can also bring muddy dogs, bored kids, and a feeling of cabin fever.  When faced with a rainy day after months of winter we can’t help but groan. A year ago we compiled …

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The Ideal Temperature for Productivity While Working From Home

We have discussed the ever present debate over office temperatures on this blog before.  However, as most of Michigan finds themselves working from home these days after the “Stay Home, Stay Safe” Executive Order was announced by Governor Whitmer last …

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How to Prepare Your Thermostat for Daylight Savings Time

It’s that time of year again when we ‘spring forward’ and set our clocks ahead one hour.  This year (2020), daylight savings time occurs on Sunday, March 8 at 2:00 a.m., which means we want to make sure all of …

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How to Make Warm Drinks to Keep You Toasty this Winter

When there is snow on the ground and the temperatures are hovering around freezing, it can be hard to think of anything except trying to get and stay warm.  Dressing warmly, exercising, turning up the thermostat, and piling on the …

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How Does My Roof Affect My Home’s Temperature?

Do you remember that song about bones?  “The toe bone connected to the foot bone…” etc…?  It is incredible when you realize how each of the systems in the human body connect with each other and work together.  In many …

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What Do Frosted Window Panes Say About My Home?

When it comes to music, it is hard to fault Frank Sinatra.  I mean, he was Frank Sinatra.  But, there is one thing that I just can’t quite get on board with:  how he romanticizes “frosted window panes” in his …

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5 Tricks for Waking Up during the Winter

Is it just me or is waking up during the winter months exponentially harder than during other times of the year?  Maybe because the room always seems so cold in the morning, or the fact that it’s often pitch black …

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How to Shovel Snow the Right Way

Shoveling snow seems pretty self-explanatory, right? 1. Move snow out of the way with a shovel. 2. Done. Until  you realize that your back is killing is you, and you’ve only done the first 1/4 of the driveway.  So, is …

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5 Ways to Help Your Kids Stay Healthy

There is probably no one who hates cold and flu season more than the parents of young children.  Not only are the immune systems of young children more susceptible to sickness, but daycares, schools, and indoor play places can be …

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