• Teen Esteem: Tips For Loving Your Teen Through Her Troubles

    Teens and self-esteem go hand-in-hand. But sometimes the world conjures up blows to your daughter's ego in the form of how she should look, what she should weigh and more. When this happens, it can cause her to feel badly about herself and her life in general. What can you do as a parent to help ensure your daughter loves herself as much as you love her? Keep Her Involved
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  • So Long And Thanks For All The Microfibers: How To Choose Flooring That's Good For The Fish

    If you live far from the beach, it may seem strange to learn that any of your habits have an impact on ocean life. But they do. There are maps showing the swirling islands of plastic debris that form out of the waste that washes down into the ocean from stream and river runoff. But the real problems are created by microfibers in the rivers, lakes and oceans. Here's what you should know when you select flooring for your home:
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  • Three Tips To Prevent Cracks In Hardwood Floors From Widening

    Since hardwood floors are both fragile and relatively expensive, it's important to protect them even after you've suffered some minor damage. This is especially true if your floor uses exotic wood planks like Brazilian walnut or Patagonian rosewood. So instead of panicking when you see a crack in your hardwood floor, remember these three tips if you want to prevent it from widening. Control Room Temperature And Humidity As Tightly As You Can
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  • What To Do If Your Air Conditioner Freezes

    Does your air conditioner have frost forming on its pipes? Is there a full block of ice on the outside of the unit? It can be a little confusing to see ice on an outdoor air conditioning unit. After all, your air conditioner is probably running because it's hot out. Ice shouldn't be able to form in hot weather. However, it can happen on a malfunctioning air conditioning unit and it can signal a big problem.
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