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Are Soy Candles Safe? (Plus the Benefits Over Paraffin Wax)

We love candles, creating a cozy atmosphere to our home as the flame flickers and adds a feeling of warmth. But there are some candles that can be bad for your health, making burning a candle more of a concern than a pleasure. However, if you want to keep the flame lit and keep using candles, consider using soy candles. …

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Is Iron in Water Bad? (Plus Simple Ways to Remedy It)

Have you ever wondered why tap or well water tastes differently? Whether you are enjoying a glass of water at your own house, at a neighbor’s house or even at a public restaurant, these waters will taste slightly different.  You might begin to wonder why this would be case, as doesn’t all water come from the same place? The answer is …

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How to Keep Bugs Away from Your House at Night (And Enjoy the Outdoors)

When you are hosting at a party at your house during the summertime, there are always things which could go wrong.  Certain events could be disastrous, like running out of food or drinks.  Other possibilities could make the night uncomfortable, like not having enough chairs for people to sit or the very scattered rain shower.  Sometimes, things can just be …

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Is it Safe to Buy or Live in a House with Radon?

Worried about radon levels in your home? Rightly so because it is the second leading cause of lung cancer to smoking and there’s no way to avoid it. It’s a natural by-product of uranium found in all types of soils. The highest concentration is found in basements and crawlspaces closest to the soil beneath your house. It’s also high in …

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6 Safe Plants for Your Kid’s Play Spaces (Indoor and Outdoor)

You likely know that that some plants are toxic. Finding kid safe plants for the nursery, play room or a kid’s play area in your backyard isn’t the easiest of chores in a garden center. Especially if they have inexperienced staff. The good news is, there are a lot of child-friendly and plenty of fun plants around that will let …

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9 Pet Fire Safety Tips for Home (And a 5-Step Emergency Plan)

Did you know that an average half a million pets are affected by house fires each year? Of those, at least 40,000 die from smoke inhalation, and up to a thousand of those fires are started by cute and loving pet fur-iends? That’s no exaggeration… Here’s how easy a dog can accidentally start a house fire: That’s just one scenario. …