DIY Bed Bug Repellents: What You Should and Shouldn’t Do To Keep Your Family Safe

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Bed bug infestations in the United States have risen by a staggering 500 percent in the last few years, and we've got every right to be nervous about this growing population. These nasty insects can survive several months without food, and they withstand temperatures from nearly freezing to 122 degrees Fahrenheit. Professional treatments are your only option once bed bugs move in, but there are many natural ways to keep these hungry critters at bay. Mix a Minty Fresh Bed Bug Repellent We love the Read more [...]

6 Green Ways to Decorate with Natural Items

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Do you want to embrace the "natural" decorating trend but you're tired of spending too much money on home decor? You can use items that you might find for free in your front yard, in the woods, or on the beach to add a distinctive flair to your home – without the cost and the concerns about manufacturing issues, synthetic materials, and other environmentally hazardous substances. Here are 6 ways you can do just this. 5. Tree Stumps as Tables and Chairs Image via Flickr by hootsuite   Tree Read more [...]

How a Business Should Prepare for Natural Disaster

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Natural disasters like the tornadoes of Oklahoma, Hurricane Sandy, earthquakes, floods, and fires, make small businesses particularly vulnerable if they are not ready when disaster strikes. Such events can wipe out a small business, but having a contingency plan can help get things up and running sooner, while limiting losses. What is a Contingency Plan? Think of a contingency plan as your "Plan B." Such a plan takes into account risk management and formulates an idea to set up business continuity Read more [...]