Tag: planet

The Ultimate Green Moving Guide

  Yes, it’s true. Pulling up stakes and moving is an awful lot of work. No matter how much you are looking forward to life in your new home, change is difficult and stressful. That doesn’t mean you should forget about your green goals, though. Minimizing the wear and tear on our planet when you move is really not so hard. Just follow some — or all — of these 10 tips for an eco-friendly move. Choose a green new home. There are so many environmentally friendly angles to focus on when selecting a new place to live. Perhaps...

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Kitchen and Laundry Appliances: What’s New Right Now?

  Make “hub,” not “hubbub,” the word that best describes your kitchen this year. The latest appliances for cooking and washing offer clever features to make life a little easier, less frantic, and quieter. For example, the soft close cabinet trend is spreading to include appliances as well, and black is … well … the new black, replacing fingerprint-prone stainless steel. The increasing focus on ergonomic and energy-efficient design is healthier for you and for the planet. Above and beyond, here are some of the outstanding innovations in kitchen and laundry appliances right now. Oh, Those Ovens There’s a new...

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Read This Before You Get Started on a Home Remodel

  Be prepared. When you’re planning a home remodel, it pays to take this tip from the Boy Scout manual and do as much planning in advance as you possibly can. The more you know about what you want and how you hope to achieve it, the smoother your remodeling process is likely to be. Use these do’s and don’ts to guide you. DO know what you want. Start by clarifying the specific goal(s) of your prospective remodel. For example, saying, “I’d like dedicated kitchen areas for food prep, children’s meals, and wine storage” will tell your remodeling contractor...

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NASA Discovers Earth-Like Planet

In more remarkable news, NASA making a major announcement today–they’ve found a planet–closely resembling earth. The name of the planet is Kepler 452 B and scientists say it’s the closest thing to being earth-like that has been discovered. The planet is slightly larger than earth, is roughly 6 billion years old, and it orbits around a star–somewhat like our sun. Even more impressive: NASA says it may have signs of...

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