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Water Cooler: The importance of brushing your dog’s teeth

UPDATED: Thu., June 10, 2021

Yellow teeth and bad breath – it’s normal for older dogs, right? Although these symptoms are common, they are usually signs of poor dental hygiene. Luckily, pets’ dental hygiene can be significantly improved by regularly brushing their teeth.
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Water Cooler: What to do during a dog attack

UPDATED: Thu., June 3, 2021

Dog owners know all too well how unpredictable interactions with other dogs may be. Interactions with aggressive dogs are frightening and sometimes our natural reactions may make things worse. Here are some tips for handling a dog attack, whether the attack is toward you or your dog.

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Water Cooler: A guide to a sharper and safer knife

A freshly-sharpened knife blade can be intimidating. It could easily nick your skin with a slight touch. But believe it or not, that dull knife you left shuffling around in the back of a drawer is far more dangerous.
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Water Cooler: Easy eco-friendly lifestyle changes

UPDATED: Thu., March 4, 2021

Eco-friendly is described as anything that is not harmful to that environment. Given that vague description, it can be hard to know where to start. Eco-friendly living has a bad reputation for seeming extreme, but you don’t have to unplug all your electronics, sell your car or swear off buying new clothes to live a more eco-friendly life. Here are some small things you can change in your day-to-day life that may benefit the environment, and might even save you some money and hassle.
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Water Cooler: Tips and resources for environmentally friendly living

UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 25, 2021

Starting a journey toward being more environmentally friendly can be daunting. The extra work and thought that goes into reducing environmental impact can be frustrating, especially when it seems your efforts hardly make a dent. If you’re interested in making lifestyle changes for the better of the planet, here are a few tips for small changes you can make at your own pace and some products and resources that can make things a bit simpler.
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Water Cooler: Tips for decorating with mirrors

UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 11, 2021

Mirrors are a versatile design element, capable of significantly transforming a space. Because they can so strongly influence the feel of a room, it is helpful to know tricks to maximize their potential as well as what to avoid when decorating with them.
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Water Cooler: Tips and techniques for efficient cleaning

UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 28, 2021

Even if you have a few select chores you take pleasure in doing, there are few of us who want to spend more time than necessary completing them. Consider a few of these tactics and tips to help cut down your cleaning time.

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Water Cooler: Hone in on your interior design style

UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 14, 2021

If you want your home design to feel cohesive and intentional, it can be helpful to hone in on a specific design style as a guide for your decor choices. Learning a bit about each style will help you decide which one is for you.
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Ask the Builder: Are gutters and downspouts necessary?

Q. Tim, I think I’ve got a good idea. I’m re-roofing two of my barns with metal roofing. I was thinking of extending the roof past the walls 18 inches so dripping water falls farther away from the barn walls. Right now I’ve got gutters, and I’m tired of them clogging up with leaves and debris.