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Happy Glass: The Window Coating That Can Improve Your Life

​The Fraunhofer Institute for Silicate Research (ISC) in Germany has produced a new type of window designed to improve concentration, regulate sleep, and even improve people's mood. This "feel-good glass" is optimized to transmit wavelengths between 450 and 500 nm -- the blue wavelengths, usually blocked by traditional glass. The glass is treated by addition of a durable, inorganic coating... [Continue Reading]

5 Tips To Keep Criminals Out of Your Neighborhood

Your perception of safety in a neighborhood is based on very subtle things, like park benches, a well-lit street, and fresh paint on buildings. These are things that might also discourage criminals from making your neighborhood their next target. Use these five tips to collaborate with your neighbors and give unwanted visitors the impression that they are unwelcome. 1) Encourage Neighborhood... [Continue Reading]

Renewable Energy for Home Use

A home is the single most expensive purchase most Americans will ever make. The cost of home ownership isn't just the price of the land, the taxes and the construction fees - there are ongoing costs as well. Chief among those costs are ongoing utility bills, including projected price increases, as well as ongoing maintenance expenses. Home buyers are increasingly looking for ways to "green"... [Continue Reading]

Save on Your Biggest Buy: Your Home

Of all the purchases we make during our lives, homes represent the most significant one-time buys people make.  As a result, it's important to get it right - or at least do the best you can.  Like many one-time events, learning the ins and outs of the home-buying business is a significant commitment for buyers, who craft the best deals using their knowledge of the system.  If... [Continue Reading]

Cornwall: An idyllic move

It’s unlikely that you’ll find another place on the planet that has the scenery, charm and character that is ubiquitous in the English county of Cornwall. With stunning beaches, rugged coastlines and breathtaking views, Cornwall is a place of eye watering natural beauty. Cornwall is home to around 500,000 people, a population that doubles during the holiday season. It is easy to... [Continue Reading]

Endless Design Options for Decorative Stainless Steel Railings

For those considering a decorative stainless steel railing to complement their home design, the possibilities are nearly endless, thanks to many different styles, finishes, and decorative touches available for your steel railing design. One advantage of choosing stainless steel railings is that you can use many interchangeable pieces which fit together to create your own unique... [Continue Reading]

Stop Draughts to Save Money at Home

Winter is an expensive season for cold-weather dwellers dependent on home heating systems.  Thankfully, changing the way we use energy and reinforcing our homes against cold temperatures both lead to energy savings among concerned consumers. Behavior drives heating costs more than any other factor, because the power to reduce energy use is right at out fingertips.  Poor... [Continue Reading]

What Not To Do When Using Your Barbeque

There are a number of things to be aware of when using your barbeque at home. Even though barbequing itself is pretty simple, there are some things that beginners do that experts don’t, and this can make all the difference between a great tasking BBQ meal, and one that is rather bland. If you’re unsure as to whether your barbequing technique is up to scratch, read on. Here are 3... [Continue Reading]

Bearing the Seasons - Make Sure Your Flat Roof is Winter Proof

When the days start to get shorter and the nights get colder, it’s time to think about your flat roof and how it will survive the winter. A flat roof has a number of advantages and it looks sleek and modern on your home – but there are a few considerations that you need to keep in mind if you own one. Because of its shape, your flat roof will collect more rain and snow than a... [Continue Reading]

How to Never Lose Your Keys Again

If you've ever lost your keys and could practically see the spare set through the window you'll know how frustrating it is. It is an all too common mistake but one that can be avoided. All you need to do is follow a few simple tips and you'll never be left out in the cold again. By putting your keys in exactly the same place time and again, you will eliminate the possibility of losing them.... [Continue Reading]

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