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How to Stay Healthy this Winter
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How to Stay Healthy this Winter

If you think you have nothing in common with black or brown bears, consider your winter living habits as compared to theirs. Let’s keep it simple – to a certain extent, both species engage the ancient craft of hibernation. For bears it’s a good thing, part of their cycle of life. For humans, staying closer...

How to Cut Down a Christmas Tree Without Cutting Yourself
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How to Cut Down a Christmas Tree Without Cutting Yourself

For many Connecticut residents, cutting down a Christmas tree is a treasured tradition. In addition to the fun and attendant memories, nothing beats the beauty and fresh scent of a freshly cut tree. But before heading out this or any other year – saw and hot cocoa in hand – there are some important tips...

Tips for Good Winter Health
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Tips for Good Winter Health

Ready for a positive spin on winter? Okay, here it comes. With all the time you spend indoors here in Central Connecticut, you have more time to unwind, catch up on your reading, and otherwise take a season-long breather from your otherwise busy lifestyle. That doesn’t sound so awful, does it? Still, you know what...

How to Prevent and Combat Dry Winter Skin
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How to Prevent and Combat Dry Winter Skin

Dry, itchy skin can be more than just uncomfortable, especially during the fall and winter months when the heat is on. With decreased humidity, increased exposure to forced air heating, plus the drying effects of wind and cold, your skin’s natural oils can be stripped away and make it feel like sandpaper. Luckily, you don’t...

How to Use a Ladder Safely
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How to Use a Ladder Safely

Sometimes we need a little boost, like when changing an overhead light bulb, painting, or clearing the gutters. For each, you need a ladder.  Along with numerous other tasks. And yet according to the World Health Organization, there are more than 164,000 emergency-room treated injuries caused by falls from ladders each year in the US...

How to Maintain a Strong Immune System
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How to Maintain a Strong Immune System

By the time you read this blog, we sincerely hope that a cure has been developed for the novel Coronavirus along with drugs to properly treat the disease. But that time isn’t now. Which makes it doubly important that you make lifestyle changes, as needed, to build and maintain a strong immune system to help...

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Power Foods for Healthier Skin

When it comes to healthy, glowing skin, one thing is certain: what we eat has a direct impact on how we look. A diet high in processed foods, sugar, and fat is likely to leave your skin looking dull, dry, oily, and acne-ridden. On the other hand, lean proteins, healthy oils, raw vegetables and fruit,...

How to Reduce Your Sugar Intake
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How to Reduce Your Sugar Intake

What’s so bad about sugar? Pretty much everything, especially when you consider that sugar can lead to a wide array of diseases that include cancer, diabetes, heart problems, and many others. Here’s some background information on current levels of sugar intake across the US: The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) reports that the average...

“Did I Break a Toe?”
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“Did I Break a Toe?”

We all have our idiosyncrasies. Some funny, not so funny, irritating to others, irritating to yourself, obsessive, careless – basically, there is no end to some of the silly and inane habits we can’t seem to shake Perhaps the worst kind are those that cause you pain. You know, like stubbing your toe simply because...

What You Should Know About Pink Eye
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What You Should Know About Pink Eye

Pink eye is an inflammation of the tissue that covers the eyeball and the inside of your eyelid. The medical term for pink eye is conjunctivitis, but the former describes it as it appears to others. Most pink eye cases are caused by a virus, but it can also be caused by bacteria, germs, or...