Why Are They Called "Plantation" Shutters?

Are you thinking about buying new window coverings for your home? If so, know there are plenty of choices on the market. You can choose from standard blinds or an assortment of shutters. One product in particular which has been very popular among homeowners and contractors are plantation shutters. What exactly are these and how…

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Sound Absorption

Have you ever walked into any empty room and noticed how bad the echo was? Maybe it was an apartment or a house that you were looking at for rent or purchase. Typically, when a room is empty there is nothing to absorb excess sound waves. An empty room with no carpet or drapes is…

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Do You Know What A Calorie Is?

There is a food calorie definition but it's a little difficult to explain and even more difficult to remember. The simplest way to explain it is they are in our food. If we have too many, we gain weight. Perhaps you're a daily calorie counter to be sure you do not eat too many. The…

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Calcium: the Miracle Mineral

We’ve heard it not only once or twice or even thrice but a lot of times. If you want healthy bones and teeth then pack up on the Calcium intake. While it is true that calcium is absolutely necessary to the health and strength of bones and teeth, this essential mineral also serves several other…

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Caribbean Food – A Little History

The Arawak, Carib, and Taino Indians were the first inhabitants of the Caribbean islands. These first inhabitants occupied the present day islands of British Virgin Islands, Cuba, Dominica, Grenada, Haiti, Trinidad, and Jamaica. Their daily diet consisted of vegetables and fruits such as papaw, yams, guavas, and cassava. The Taino started the process of cooking…

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Leyland Cypress Staking Is Critical

Leyland Cypress trees catch a lot of wind! A deciduous tree like Maples or Oaks have leaves that turn on edge to let the wind pass through, but Leyland Cypress and Thuja Green Giant trees catch the wind. It is important to use the appropriate stakes and tie material for each tree size and also…

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