Why do We Clean in Spring?

Have you ever wondered why we are annually seized by a sudden urge to air out the house, banish dust, organize closets, clean out cabinets, scrub floors, wash windows and organize our garages, attics and basements? It turns out there are biological, social and psychological reasons for the spring cleaning ritual… and that’s a good […]

Easy Cilantro Lime Rice

This recipe is a great spin-off on your conventional side dish of rice at dinner. The brown rice provides a nutritious, fiber-packed alternative to white rice, and the cilantro and the lime gives this dish an extra dash of delicious Mexican flavor.  Ingredients: 1/2 onion, chopped 1 (4 ounce) can green chilies 1 tablespoon minced garlic […]

Getting Ready for Spring Exercise

Many people spend most of the winter indoors, getting relatively little exercise. When warmer weather hits, everyone is ready to get up and outside to enjoy physical activity. With this comes increases in injuries during the spring months, when those who were sedentary during the winter jump right into strenuous outdoor exercise. The key to […]

How to Improve Your Credit Rating

You’ve run into it if you’ve ever applied for a car loan. It is essential information if you ever apply for a mortgage loan. Your credit rating is a very important key to your financial future. What if your credit isn’t so great? There are some ways to improve your credit rating. Open and use […]

Pets & Your Heart

Animals can find a special place in your heart. According to current research, they may also do your heart some good. Animals in the home offer some surprising health benefits. Researchers at the American Animal Hospital Association have found that pets improve the human condition, giving their owners lower blood pressure, heart rate, and anxiety […]


Quick Tips  Car Tip After cleaning your car’s fabric upholstery, protect them from further dirt and wear by applying a fabric protectant such as Scotchguard. Doing this not only protects the fabric, but makes it easier to clean the next time. Green Living Tip The easiest and best way to cut water use in your […]