What Causes “New Carpet Smell” and Is It Harmful?

There’s nothing like the smell of new carpet. But have you ever wondered what causes that unique odor? Is it formaldehyde or some other toxic chemical? Is there cause for concern? Smell is the most primitive of the five senses. The fragrances of food enhance our sense of taste. Pleasant scents create a feeling of […]

Whole Grain Banana Muffins

Ingredients: 3/4 cup whole wheat pastry flour 1/2 cup whole wheat flour 1 cup oat bran 1/4 cup sugar 1 tablespoon baking powder 1/2 teaspoon salt 3/4 cup raisins 1/2 cup nonfat plain yogurt 1/4 cup low fat sour cream 1/4 cup unsweetened applesauce 1/4 cup maple syrup 2 teaspoons egg whites 1 teaspoon vanilla […]

Is Salt Making Us Overweight?

Too much salt can be bad for us. It causes increased blood pressure, an increased risk of heart attack, stroke, and heart disease. And now, researchers have found that high salt intake might lead to the over consumption of fatty foods, increasing the risk of obesity. Two studies discussing this issue were published by Australian […]

Detect-a-Leak Week

Detect-a-Leak Week is held annually every May. This is the perfect time to give your home a once over, checking for leaks that may be costing you money. Even a small leak can add up to hundreds of dollars a year, and could damage surrounding fixtures, cabinets, or floors. One of the biggest culprits is […]

Have a Safe Memorial Day

Memorial Day marks the beginning of the summer recreation season. Unfortunately, it can sometimes be a time for accidents. Make sure you and your family are safe this Memorial Day weekend by remembering these safety tips. Play Safely  If you are going to be spending time near or on the water, don’t forget to be […]