Entries by Carol Dundas

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Don’t Let the Polar Vortex Ruin Your Hair!

Mention the polar vortex, and most people think about shoveling sidewalks and chipping ice off windshields. But winter weather, the cause of dry skin and chapped lips, can do a number on your hair as well. We tend to think of summer as the toughest time for our hair when chlorine, bright sun and humidity […]

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7 Family Activities that Focus on Giving

As parents, we can teach our kids to focus on giving and find joy in helping others. How?  The same way we’ve taught them everything else: begin at home and lead by example. Remember, the kids learned to brush their teeth by watching you. They learned how to interact with their peers and how to […]

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10 Things to Know About Healthcare.gov

On October 1, enrollment began in the national healthcare program that has been the subject of so much debate in Washington. The website for the program, www.healthcare.gov, was plagued with technical problems at the outset, but as of December 1, most of those seem to be resolved. For those of you waiting to decide whether […]

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Reclaim Your Empty Nest Once the Kids Are Gone

So the kids came home for Thanksgiving, then headed back to campus for finals. They’ll be back for a few weeks for winter break, but busy catching up with friends. The house is yours again, so now you can seize the occasion to reclaim your empty nest and make it all your own! Read Related: […]

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15 Henry Ford Quotes on Success

Henry Ford, automobile innovator and founder of Ford Motor Company, was a controversial figure during his life (1863-1947), but there is no question that he knew a thing or two about success. He essentially created the industry that would define America for most of the 20th century. From making the Ford Model T the most […]

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6 Signs You Need a 12-Step Program for DIY

Most everyone has picked up a paint roller from time to time. Changing wall color, painting a bench, these are ordinary projects that most of us are willing to take one. After all, there’s a satisfying feeling that comes from doing-it-yourself (DIY), and your project may even add value to the home. But there’s everyday […]