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Myths about travel insurance for snowbirds

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(NC) Are you planning to fly south for the winter? As a snowbird, it's important to know what to expect when taking an extended trip to another country.

Fix your indoor humidity blues

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(NC) It's a beautiful winter morning but as you open the blinds it becomes apparent that the window is perspiring generously. The first impulse is to turn down the humidifier on the furnace, but that barely improves the situation.

Your furnace needs an annual checkup too

(NC) A dormant furnace during the summer is likely collecting hazardous dust, dirt and debris within the blowers and electrical components. Over time, this buildup becomes hazardous to a homeowner's health and wallet, but it can be prevented easily with an annual visit from a licensed heating technician.

Pretend play will inspire creativity in your toddler

(NC) Imaginative play is a vital component to the normal development of children, a finding identified by a number of theorists and researchers over the past 75 years.

Learn the truth about the silent killer

carbon monoxide fact or myth

(NC) – You may be aware that carbon monoxide (CO) is called the silent killer because humans cannot see, smell or taste it. But do you know what concentration this gas must reach before a carbon monoxide alarm sounds? Do you know if CO gas is heavier or lighter than air?

How to care effectively for your bumps and bruises

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(NC) The R.I.C.E. method (Rest, Ice, Compression and Elevation) is an age-old prescription for anyone dealing with life's little bumps, bruises, aches and sprains. Two important parts of this formula are combining ice with compression, but fitting that into our busy work and life schedules can be difficult. Innovative, on-the-go solutions are making it easier however – and once we understand the reasons to be attentive to our injuries, the R.I.C.E.