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How to build an eco-friendly home

Whether you're passionate about saving the environment, want to save on energy bills and repairs, or simply need to move into your new place quickly, an eco-friendly home is the right choice for you. Fortunately, building your home guided by eco-responsibility is now easier than ever, as improved practices in the construction industry reflect the greening of building codes across America.


How to make sure your new home is built faster

If you're in the market for a newly built home, you probably have a long list of requirements for your builder. Everyone's list is different, but one common element is that your new home needs to be ready quickly, or at the very least, on time. Yet we've all heard the horror stories of construction delays and families having to move out of their old homes before their new ones are ready. Fortunately, there's a way you can help ensure your home is built faster - ask your builder to use insulated concrete forms.


How to keep children of all ages safe

New and experienced parents alike must keep many things in mind when welcoming a child into their homes. Babies do not come with instruction manuals, but kids of all ages need their parents to perform various functions, including keeping them safe.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says unintentional injuries, or those that result from burns, falls, poisoning, road traffic, and drowning, are the leading cause of morbidity and mortality among children in the United States. But even injuries that do not result in fatalities can still be serious. An estimated 9.2 million children per year visit hospital emergency rooms for unintentional injuries. For children 12 months old and younger, falls account for more than half of the nonfatal injuries.


4 simple ways to winterize your home

As winter approaches, homeowners know they must do certain things to ready their homes for the coming months. Wrapping up the grill and closing the pool are no-brainers, but homeowners also must prioritize winterizing their homes to ensure homes withstand the winter.
Winterizing tasks range from small to big, but each can protect a home and its inhabitants and some can even save homeowners a substantial amount of money. The following are four simple ways to winterize your home.


Medication mismanagement can be prevented

Medication management is an important issue for seniors and their families. Failure to properly manage medications can threaten the lives of seniors, highlighting the emphasis families must place on ensuring seniors take their medications in strict adherence to their physicians' instructions.