From Green to Nature Clean

 | February 28, 2015 5:26 pm

Green Cleaning Grime Fighters – The battle against household grime

In the Battle Against Household Grime, Chemical Warfare Has Some Competition

CleanersGreen cleaning – the hip new term for cleaning without chemicals – has been highly touted as safer for our health and our environment, which is without a doubt appealing. But what we want to know is if cleaning with products stripped of chemical agents really can get the job done.
One Emerald Coast News tester, a self-professed bleachaholic, took three natural cleaners to task, choosing a product from three of the most popular brands.

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Wise Home Remodeling

 | February 27, 2015 5:22 pm

Home makeover projects can be overwhelming to homeowners. Fortunately, there’s help.

Make your home remodeling project pay for itself – and then some.

Home makeovers look so easy on TV. Designers sketch a few ideas on paper, bring in a crew in matching T-shirts, and presto: The house is ready for Architectural Digest.

In reality, remodeling projects are a lot more daunting to the average homeowner. Whether you’re remodeling your primary residence or an investment home, you’re likely to be overwhelmed by decisions:

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Managing Menopause

 | February 26, 2015 5:21 pm

Is Hormone Replacement Therapy In Your Future?

Hot flashes. Night sweats. Insomnia. Anxiety. Mood swings. Memory problems. Low energy levels. Irritability. Vaginal dryness. Low libido.

Many or all of these symptoms greet women when they hit menopause – the time in a woman’s life when her hormone production decreases. Women typically enter this phase in their lives between the ages of 45 and 52, and there is a dizzying array of things a woman can do to fight these frustrating symptoms. An estimated six million American women opt for hormone replacement therapy (HRT).

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Teach Yourself Online

 | February 25, 2015 5:15 pm

MIT leads the revolution in free learning

With the advent of modern technology, autodidacts are getting access to knowledge – and not just from your average university – via the Internet. Although these college courses won’t make you a rocket scientist or grant you a degree, those with a lust for learning now have access to some of the best professors at several of the nation’s leading universities – and it’s all free.

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Home Staging give homes a fresh new look fast.

 | February 24, 2015 5:11 pm

QUICK: Take a look around your house – a really good look. Do you like what you see?
It’s possible that your comfortable home may have become, well . . . a little too comfortable. Stacks of books, collections of knickknacks run amuck and furnishings that have long outlived their original functions all too often are part of the décor in most homes.

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Prevention is the key in fighting the debilitating effects of osteoporosis

 | February 23, 2015 5:10 pm

With no symptoms, osteoporosis is a thief that slowly steals the calcium in your bones. And it starts its work when you’re 30 – or even younger – deteriorating your bones and putting you at greater risk for fractures of the hip, spine and wrist. 

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Is Offshore Drilling Affecting National Security?

 | February 22, 2015 5:02 pm

Beyond the wondrous vista of the shimmering and pristine coastal waters of the Gulf of Mexico reside two of our nation’s most precious resources – the oil and gas reserves below and the airspace above. While the value of further oil and gas exploration to the nation’s security is commonly known, the value of the airspace is not.

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If Gulf Waves Could Talk, What a Story They Would Tell

 | February 21, 2015 5:01 pm

The fabric of Fort Walton Beach’s history is richly woven with stories of native peoples, soldiers, pirates and pioneers.Where now there is a Blockbuster Video store, there once was the Magnolia Club; where Cash’s Liquors is now, Leon’s Cocktail Lounge was then. Today’s First National Bank and Trust once was the Spanish Villa. All once were popular nightclubs with floor shows, dancing and live entertainment. 

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The rarest of the Florida magnolias, Ashe’s magnolia is limited to six counties in the Panhandle.

 | February 20, 2015 5:01 pm

Springing from the charred ground at Garcon Point in Santa Rosa County are wetland jewels that have been restored by prescriptive fire. Pale pink ground orchids and carnivorous pitcher plants fill the wet prairie flatwoods as far as the eye can see. This nearly lost world of U.S. coastal bogs is now over 90 percent developed. In fact, Garcon Point has been called the “Serengeti of Carnivorous Plants” for its splendor. At least 13 endangered or threatened plant species grow there, including the imperiled Panhandle lily and four threatened orchid varieties.

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The love of life – this is the light I choose to pray to, the light I live by, the light I revere.

 | February 19, 2015 4:57 pm

My mother’s family is Christian, and my father was raised Jewish. I suppose that makes me bi-religious, or half-and-half, like coffee creamer.

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Link exchange manual by

 | February 18, 2015 4:56 pm

In todays  virtual world, many small businesses have to relay on anything that low cost and at the same time brings more sales at the end of the day.

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Synergy Boost: Hybrid Technology Gets Big

 | February 17, 2015 4:56 pm

Not long ago, there were only a few hybrid cars on the road, chugging and jerking down the street. Drivers who bought these cars were willing to sacrifice drivability and comfort for fuel efficiency and environmental friendliness. The vehicles were funny looking, small and not personally satisfying to drive.

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Unveiling Tennessee’s “Secret City”

 | February 16, 2015 4:50 pm

On Aug. 2, 1939, Albert Einstein sent a letter to President Franklin Roosevelt about the work of his colleagues, physicists Enrico Fermi and Leó Szilard. Einstein wrote that the element uranium might be turned into a new source of energy – a term we know today as a “nuclear reaction.” And, he explained to the president, with the right construction, this chain reaction could be transformed into a new, “extremely powerful” bomb.

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TweeTube Helps Your Videos Go Viral

 | February 15, 2015 4:49 pm

tweetube1Early this year, someone realized there was a need for an easy way to share videos on Twitter. TweeTube was born. Not only does it provide you with a simple way to share videos on Twitter, but it also gives you the ability to see if people are actually clicking your video link and allows commenting right on the site.

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What is CloudFront: a cloud content distribution network

 | February 14, 2015 4:43 pm

Amazon just made it’s CloudFront service public and in time-honored tradition RightScale offers full support for the new service in its dashboard. You can read Jeff Barr’s announcement and Werner’s blog post for the details.

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