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Earth Day 2014: How Environmentally Sound is that Single Serve Coffee Maker? :: Hint – Don’t Trade Yours In Just Yet

The coffee pod concept has met with considerable criticism for its obviously negative environmental impact. Though it might excel at delivering a consistent cup of coffee, the pod itself clearly is an overly manufactured and wasteful piece of packaging for delivering something as simple as a single cup of coffee. Furthermore, the pod has no clear "recycling strategy"; once used, it retains its coffee grounds, and as such, shouldn't be disposed along with empty plastic recyclables. The only immediately obvious thing to do is toss it in the trash, and that's probably what most folks do.
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Baltimore’s Wild & Wonderful Hand Painted House Screens || Book: The Painted Screens of Baltimore

n her book, Eff traces this art to London and two centuries earlier where landscapes were painted on mesh screens. While it spread and in a trickle made its way to screen doors of country stores and urban markets in the south, it was Baltimore in the early 20th century who fully embraced the form.
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Dear Spring: What Took You So Long? Signed, Winter :: 6 Common Winter Caused Spring Home Repairs from

Earlier in the week, the media relations team at - a resource that I have linked to a handful of times, hit me with a proposal for a round-up of spring projects. In their email, they said – “The magnitude of the winter storms caught even the most well-prepared people by surprise and most will have experienced some degree of damage to their homes.”
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Safe Bathroom Tiles || Another Look at Bathroom Flooring

Most homeowners tend to overlook the aspect of safety when choosing bathroom tiles and instead prioritize other aspects such as style, color, cost, material, and durability. However, safety is also an important element to consider especially in homes with small children or older individuals.
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Get the Sexy of Steam with Mr. Steam :: A Steam Shower Installation Primer

Their Steam@Home system is suitable for showers in a space as small as 3' x 3 ' x 7’. And okay - that’s roughly the size of the shower we did our master bath. With ours integrating a bench, it is in fact a little larger and a little taller. Really? Can you just squeeze a steam shower into any old shower stall? Well … yes. I mean - well, kinda.
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