School Administrators: Cut Down on Asthma Attacks at School By Kicking Out Mice

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While the home environment plays a key role in kids’ asthma flareups, the school environment also plays a part. Boston Children’s Hospital recently visited schools directly to find out which in-school allergens are the ones responsible for the most asthma attacks in students. The researchers believe that when school administrators know the prime suspects that cause asthma symptoms, they can take steps to reduce the risks in their schools. It’s too early for researchers to claim a definite link between increased asthma flareups in school and the presence of mouse-related allergens, but there is enough evidence to suggest that a connection exists.…

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But WHY Can't You Take It? A Look At The Logic Behind Banning Items

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A common feature of moving companies is that they all have lists of items that they will not allow onto their trucks. Given that you’re likely not going to pack anything that’s plugged into a power source or that includes open flame, the restrictions might seem unnecessarily strict in some cases. However, there is logic behind the restrictions. If you are planning a move and want to pack things that the moving company refuses to take, it’s likely that the items are either susceptible to damage and able to cause harm because of conditions during the move itself, or the state you’re moving to prohibits the items.…

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Can Your Smartphone Unlock Your Front Door? It Can Now!

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With so many apps for your smartphone, you may be wondering what’s next. Your smartphone can manage everything from your social life to the thermostat in your home. Now, your smartphone can even control the locks on your home. Have you heard about the smart-locks being marketed today? No More Keys Now, you don’t have to worry about losing your keys and getting locked out of your home. Instead of a key, your smartphone sends a signal to the lockbox installed on your door and tells the lock to disengage.…

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Should You Get a Short-term Rental for a Sporting Event?

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If you’re taking the trip of a lifetime to a national sporting event, you likely want to splurge and get the best accommodations available. However, hotel rooms can book up quickly, and you may want to ensure that you’re in the same location as a group of friends or family members. There may be another good option available—renting out someone’s home. Read on to learn more about short-term real estate rentals, as well as some factors to consider if you’re debating renting out someone’s home for the week or weekend.…

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Tips For Home Buyers With No Credit

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It’s common knowledge that a bad credit score hurts you when you try to buy a house, but being responsible and avoiding debt can be almost as damaging. Home buyers with no credit scores, which means it’s been more than two years since you last carried a credit card balance or had a loan payment, may not be able to take advantage of all the home loan options available. You can still buy a home, though, if you know how to work within the system when you have no credit.…

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Keeping Burglars Out Of Your Business

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If you own your own business, you will want to take steps to make your building unattractive to potential burglars. Having security measures in place along with hardware that works, will help your business stay strong and free from theft. Here are some methods you can use to help keep your own business safe from robbery. Locks That Work The type of lock that you place on your doors will have a big impact on the way a burglar tries to gain entry to your building.…

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Tips For Organized Residential Moving

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Moving from one house to another house can be a mess. You have a ton of things to do, more boxes than you know what to do with, and a lot of people going in a bunch of different directions. To help you stay a little organized so that you are able to stay sane, you might want to check out the following tips. Before you know it, you will have completed your moved and kept your sanity the entire time.…

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3 Tips For Making Your Long Distance Move Easier

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If you are planning to move far away, you might want to check out the following tips for making the process run a little easier for you. This way, you will not run into so many troubles that could end up causing you to take longer with the entire venture. Call Ahead For Utility Set Up  Sure, you might need to be there in order to have some of the utilities turned on, depending on the requirements and needs of the individual companies.…

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3 Ways To Avoid Common Frustrations During Your Next Move

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Relocating–by its very nature–can be both stressful and frustrating. Not only do you need to worry about packing up and labeling everything you own, but there’s also the hassle of transporting everything, setting up utilities, and getting settled in. Along the way, unexpected issues can make the task of moving even more stressful. Fortunately, by taking a few preventative steps ahead of time, you can be sure to avoid some of the most common frustrations during your move.…

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Choosing Eco-Conscious Fabrics For Your Home

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Whether you are seeking to update your drapery, bedding or upholstery, eco-friendly textiles are becoming increasingly popular. The term “eco-friendly” can mean many things - in general, it refers to fabrics made with sustainable processes or materials. Reasons to seek environmentally-friendly fabrics may include environmental concerns, allergies to chemicals and pesticides, or a desire for healthier indoor air quality. Types of Eco-Friendly Textiles It doesn’t take long to find a range of textile materials that may meet your sustainability criteria.…

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