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20 Ideas for Easygoing Summer Parties

20 Ideas for Easygoing Summer Parties

Summertime calls for a distinctly unfussy approach to entertaining, and thankfully so — because who wants to sweat over planning a summer soiree? Make things easier on yourself by hosting outdoors instead of in, getting guests to pitch in and embracing low-key, budget-friendly decor. From DIY flowers and quick extra tables to a beachy outdoor bar, these 20 ideas will make your party planning easier. 1. Whip up an extra

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Summer Living: How to Welcome Weekend Guests

Summer Living: How to Welcome Weekend Guests

Being a good host is something of a lost art. Balancing the roles of tour guide, innkeeper, cook and friend (while still managing to have fun yourself) can be challenging, to say the least. Make visiting friends and family feel at home, and ease the burden on yourself, this summer with a little extra preparation. Read on for a dozen ways to welcome guests, and make weekend visits more fun.

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Top 10 health benefits of walking every day

Top 10 health benefits of walking every day

It’s a gentle, low-impact form of exercise that’s easy, free and suitable for people of all ages and most abilities. Here’s why it’s so good for you 1. It strengthens your heart Regular walking has been shown to reduce your risk of heart disease and stroke. It lowers levels of LDL (bad) cholesterol while increasing levels of HDL (good) cholesterol and keeps blood pressure in check. “Anything that raises your

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SOLD — Chestnut Model

SOLD — Chestnut Model

Status: Sold Perfect for your growing family! This “Chestnut” model (2817 sq ft/as per builder) has amazing space in all the right places. Huge property, backing onto protected greenspace. Beautifully landscaped with a heated, free-style, salt-water in-ground pool featuring a tiered, stone, cascading waterfall. Tumble stone patio, pool surround, armour stone wall & fully fenced yard. “Chocolate” maple cabinets with Island. Built-in SS appls. Triple french doors to the garden.

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Bring on the Birds: Natural Habitat Ideas for Gardens of All Sizes

Bring on the Birds: Natural Habitat Ideas for Gardens of All Sizes

I recently traveled to Costa Rica, and I was immediately struck by the amount of birds fluttering around in the treetops from dawn until dusk. We took many jungle hikes and enjoyed private gardens, all of which offered various habitats for the birds. I was struck by the natural look of these habitats as opposed to an overly formal and contrived setup. The focus was truly on and for the

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7 Benefits Of Yoga: Amazing Ways Yoga Makes Your Life Better

7 Benefits Of Yoga: Amazing Ways Yoga Makes Your Life Better

Physical: The movements of yoga will carve out a long, lean, strong, and confident body. Mental: All those deep breaths reset your mind back to its natural state: calm, focused, and sharp. Psychological: All the focusing inward illuminates our behaviors and tendencies. The same habits we have on our mat are the ones we have in our lives. We see this, and we gain the freedom of choice. Who do

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HOME AUTOMATION SYSTEM REVIEW 2014

HOME AUTOMATION SYSTEM REVIEW 2014

Home automation systems help you to “bring the home of the future” to your own residence, placing every light, appliance and device in your home at your command. With home automation software that allows you to create scripted events and macros, the possibilities for automated intelligent home control are quite nearly limitless. TopTenREVIEWS compiled a list of the best home automation systems available and ranked them based on their performance

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INSTALL AN ELECTRICAL OUTLET WITH BUILT-IN USB PORTS

INSTALL AN ELECTRICAL OUTLET WITH BUILT-IN USB PORTS

To a reader’s question about installing electrical outlets with built-in USB charging ports, Popular Mechanics replied, “These receptacles are great-they eliminate the need for bulky USB adapters that hog valuable outlet space. They are especially useful by the bed, where many of us stash all kinds of USB-equipped devices, such as phones, tablets, and e-readers. That stuff competes for space on a standard duplex outlet that may already be serving

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SOLD — Convenient HAMILTON MTN

SOLD — Convenient HAMILTON MTN

Status: Sold Impeccably maintained by original owners. Solid all brick bungalow with detached oversized garage & driveway & very private yard. Fabulous, desirable location on quiet mature street near Mohawk College & new Hospital. Huge principal rooms. Full kitchens both up & down. 2 Dining rooms too. Hardwood in very spacious Living room & all 3 Bedrooms. 2 Bathrooms. Large closets. The Rec room is massive with wetbar. All appl’s

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JUNE HOME TIPS

JUNE HOME TIPS

Check operation of attic fans and roof-mounted turbine vents. Caulk exterior joints around window and doors. Clean and seal decks. You’ll need three warm, sunny days. Day 1: dry out the deck. Day 2: Apply deck cleaner and scrub the deck on the second day and let it dry 24 hours. Day 3: apply deck sealer. Hire a certified chimney sweep to inspect and clean chimneys. Doing this now instead

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