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Quick Pick-Me-Ups

Tuesday Jul 31st, 2018

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Heat got you down?  Is your elevator not going all the way to the top? If you have a few moments, these simple things might help snap you  out of it: · Spritz your favorite scent in your living space. If you save your best fragrance for special occasions, smelling it can take you back to a fun time and put a smile on your face. Why let it sit in the bottle? · Pop a multi-vitamin.  If you have been dragging lately, you might not have been eating... [read more]

Midsummer Garden Care

Tuesday Jul 31st, 2018

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By this time of year, your plants could be looking tired and awful. Although the heat may make working in the garden a daunting prospect, whether you have a few acres or a few potted plants, a little love this month will keep your plants looking nice until the Fall, when the days start getting shorter and the garden slows down. Deadhead: Cutting off the spent blooms on your plants will tell them to make new ones. If you have roses and it’s late in the month, you can give them a... [read more]

Dogs Need a Break from the Sun, Too

Tuesday Jul 31st, 2018

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When the temperature gets up there and you’re wearing shorts and a tank top, remember: your best friend has a fur coat on. Besides panting, do you know what dogs do to tell you when they’ve had too much fun in the sun? Heavy panting His tongue and mucous membranes are bright red. His saliva is thick and sticky It’s important to act immediately if a dog has any of the above symptoms. First, move your dog out of the sun (or heat) to an area where there is cool... [read more]

Don’t Cut Back on These Necessities

Tuesday Jul 31st, 2018

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You can’t be too careful with your money these days, but no matter how tough things get, there are a few areas where the term “pennywise and pound foolish may come into play.” You’ll save money in the long run by continuing to  allocate your funds to these items: Medical fees. It’s cheaper to see your doctor and dentist regularly so you can take care of problems before they become serious health    issues. These days, more health care... [read more]

Four Steps for Beating Post-Vacation Blues

Tuesday Jul 31st, 2018

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If your vacation should have relaxed and recharged you why can going back to work be so hard?  It takes two days to come back up to speed after a two-week vacation, according to researchers. Here are a few ideas to minimize that deer-in-the-headlights feeling when you go back to work: Let others know your plans. Let clients and co-workers know when you’ll be away and give them alternative contacts. You’ll reduce the number of messages waiting for you at the office when... [read more]

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