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January 2015

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After the rush of the holidays, there stands one more day between your healthy eating resolutions, and resigning yourself to a bigger pant size.  Yes, I’m talking about Super Bowl Sunday.  Even the most dedicated can find the temptation of chicken wings and cheesy dip too much. Whether you are hosting a party, attending a potluck, or spending this Sunday at home watching all the excitement and commercials, don’t fear. These recipes showcase the teamwork between delicious and better for you. Check out these  sites for all the inspiration you need to whip up treats to crush your favorite game day cravings without all the calories.

1. Healthy Super Bowl Recipe Line-up

Check out this site for some amazing lower calorie versions of all your favorite

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Severe cold means an extra crunch on already expensive home heating bills, leaving many people facing frightening expenses in the coming months. Thankfully, there are many things you can easily do at home to trim those bills. Here are several tactics you can start today to reduce your heating costs using items you likely already have around the house and a bit of home heating smarts.

Close off unused rooms. If you have any rooms in your home that are rarely used, seal them off. Turn off all vents in those rooms, close the door and block the airflow under the door with towels or a blanket. The temperature in that room will drop

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Wouldn’t it be nice to have everything run on autopilot? Chores, exercise, eating healthy and getting your work done just happening automatically. Unless they manage to invent robot servants, all your work isn’t going to disappear overnight. But if you program behaviors as new habits you can take out the struggle.

With a small amount of initial discipline, you can create a new habit that requires little effort to maintain. Here are some tips for creating new habits and making them stick:

1. Commit to Thirty Days – Three to four weeks is all the time you need to make a habit automatic. If you can make it through the initial conditioning phase, it becomes much easier to sustain. A month is a good block of time to commit to a change since it easily

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This time, it’s going to be different. A brand new year, brimming with possibilities, and you’ve resolved to move through your house like a whirling tornado of can-do: fixing, painting, and organizing. This year, nothing will stop you. Welcome to your home improvement New Year’s Resolutions! Based on the most-common top-ten resolutions gathered by Time magazine, USA.gov, and other sources, we’ve put together an inspiring list of home management goals. Ready for the New Year? Here it comes:

1. Lose weight: Cut energy use.
Your house is a glutton- gobbling energy like a starved elephant. Gain control by trimming energy use.

2. Quit smoking: Purify indoor air.
The EPA lists indoor air quality as one of the top environmental health hazards. That’s because

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