Cleaning tips for single guys – or indifferent housekeepers like me.

Cleaning tips for single guys - or indifferent housekeepers like me.

  Originally, this was meant to be solely a list of cleaning tips for single guys, and then I realized they’d work just as well for an indifferent housekeeper like me.   Easy cleaning tips for single guys.   As a single guy (or indifferent housekeeper of any gender – like me), living alone or with …

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Too much rain? What to do if you live in a flood prone area.

  Flooding is not limited to just homes and businesses in low-lying areas next to rivers and streams. You can live high on a hill and experience flooding due to heavy rains. Runoff from hillsides, ground saturation and hydrostatic pressure on foundations due to heavy rains can lead to flooded basements. Here are four things …

What to do with the kids’ bedrooms when they haven’t quite left the nest.

What to do with the kids' bedrooms when they haven't quite left the nest.

  Your kids have started to leave home, but they’re in that strange limbo between being independent and coming back to get you to do their laundry. Perhaps they’ve started college, or they’re working, but they return home regularly.   While you love seeing them, you wish you could start to reclaim their bedrooms and …

Switching addictions: Coffee to sugar free hot chocolate with coconut oil.

Sugar free hot chocolate with coconut oil.

  I sit here sipping on a lovely, warm mug of sugar free hot chocolate with coconut oil – a recipe I devised myself and a drink that I’ve come to enjoy as my go-to comfort drink, no matter what time of day.   As a result of this new recipe, we drink very little …

Here’s how stress is killing you.

Here's how stress is killing you.

  Some of you may be sighing after reading that title. “Yeah, we already know that stress is bad for your health.” …and it’s true that the serious harm stress can do to your health is definitely much more widely known than it used to be.   In general, however, a lot of people still …

Mental illness and substance abuse: What is dual diagnosis treatment?

Mental illness and substance abuse: What is dual diagnosis treatment?

  Dual diagnosis is a fresh concept in the treatment of mental illness and substance abuse.   It developed from the observation that many people seeking treatment for substance abuse also have mental health issues underlying their problem with drugs and alcohol.   While mental illness doesn’t cause people to be addicted to alcohol and …