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A couple years ago, there’d be no point contesting the superiority of gas-powered lawn equipment. Today, technology is narrowing the gap, and electric lawn equipment is holding its own. With greater power and longer battery life, electric equipment is now a viable ...
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Man, it’s getting hot in here. Wildfires are becoming a threat to increasing numbers of Americans as a changing climate creates more favorable conditions for conflagrations across the country. Hotter weather combined with longer and more severe droughts are bad ...
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Owning a pool is an amazing thing, especially in the summertime. When it’s hotter than an oven outside—especially if you live in the sun-scorched south like I do—there are few things better than being able to slather on the sunscreen, slip into your swimsuit, and step outside ...
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So, you’re thinking about getting a garbage disposal, or you just moved into a home with a garbage disposal. Maybe you’ve had one in your house your whole life, or maybe this is a first-time experience. Either way, we have a few tips (or gentle reminders) about how ...
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When you own a home, maintenance becomes an inevitability. You may not encounter major issues for quite a while, but at some point, an appliance will give up, or you’ll discover some foundation work that needs immediate attention, or your roof will start to leak. You get ...
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In May, we talked modern kitchen design with Rick Kimmel, owner of Select Kitchen & Bath, a Best Pick remodeling company operating in the Virginia and Washington, DC, areas. We’ve now turned to Select Kitchen & Bath’s Bathroom Consultant Derek Baxter to talk about practical ...
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I remember watching the technician walk around the yard with a backpack fogger spraying every inch of grass. I looked down at my dog begging to go outside and it hit me—this precious pup has been rolling around in unknown synthetic pesticides, herbicides, ...
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Let’s face it, style and technology haven’t always mixed, especially when it comes to home decor. Bright lights. Boxy speakers. Tube TVs. Even in science fiction films—where you can literally make up your own fashion-friendly tech gadgets—it’s all a bunch ...
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For most of the past decade, South Florida rode a wave of unusual luck. Despite being well-known as a regular target of Atlantic and Caribbean tropical storms, not a single hurricane made landfall in Florida for over ten years. That record-breaking stretch came to an ...
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Believe it or not, human beings have been using geothermal energy for thousands of years. Even ancient civilizations, including the Greeks, Romans, Japanese, Chinese, and indigenous peoples of the Americas (just to name a few) used heat from the earth ...
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