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Helping Your Business Weather a Recession

Helping Your Business Weather a Recession

Grim economic forecasts can trouble new small-business owners. But veteran entrepreneurs will tell you this is not the time to give up hope. Instead, it’s time to strategize so that your business will weather the recession. During a recession it is possible for your business to survive and thrive, when you make smart decisions.... In a tough economy, volume is important, and you want to keep your customers happy and coming back for more.

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Joe Biden “Understands” Population Control

Joe Biden “Understands” Population Control

Vice President Joe Biden is well-known for his off-the-cuff remarks and outright gaffes, so many assumed it was more of the same when he made a recent comment about not “second-guessing” China’s one-child policy. A little research however reveals that ...

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Saving Seed For Future Harvests

Saving Seed For Future Harvests

Maybe you are too young to remember, but there was once a time when packaged seed was rare. In those days, next year’s harvest depended on successfully harvesting seed from this year’s vegetables. Saving seed may not be as necessary ...

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Homestead Horses

Homestead Horses

If you have a little bit of land and a love for horses, you can add some real live horsepower to your homestead. Horses are often allowed in smaller suburbs and even some upscale areas because they are not classified ...

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Natural Remedies For Acid Reflux

Natural Remedies For Acid Reflux

There is no single pill or remedy that cures acid reflux (also called Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease or GERD). It is a condition that develops with time and lifestyle choices. The most recognized symptom of acid reflux is a persistent burning ...

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Green Tomato Treats

Green Tomato Treats

As fall is now upon us, summer gardens will quickly be coming to an end. Don’t let any unripe tomatoes go to waste though—if you still have a few green tomatoes when the first frost arrives, pick them and serve them up fried or in a green tomato pie!

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Her Safari

Her Safari

What kind of book do you think a woman named Lisa Renee Sorbo Walsh Felsh Heidenstecker Mikitarian would write? If you said an eclectic mix of short stories featuring women in various seasons of their life, you would have a ...

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A 20 Percent Payment Plan For Debt Control

A 20 Percent Payment Plan For Debt Control

Debt is an ongoing concern for millions of Americans, including the nearly 50 percent who are considered to be financially fragile.  From underwater mortgages and overwhelming student loan debts to maxed-out credit cards and payday loans, dealing with debt is ...

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Mary Ludwig Hays McCauley: Molly Pitcher

Mary Ludwig Hays McCauley: Molly Pitcher

Born in 1754, Mary Ludwig Hays McCauley was the daughter of a New Jersey dairy farmer. Apparently dairy farming wasn’t for her, because young Mary became a domestic servant at the age of thirteen and married the same year. Her husband, William Hays, caught Revolutionary fever and later enlisted as a gunner in the Pennsylvania Artillery. During the Philadelphia Campaign (1777-1778), Mary soon joined her husband as a camp follower and both wintered with George Washington at Valley Forge.

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Gardening for the Long Term

Gardening for the Long Term

A basic law of physics states that matter cannot be created or destroyed. From the perspective of your vegetable garden, think of all of the vitamin C and lycopene in those fresh tomatoes, the sight-enhancing vitamin A in carrots, and the folate and iron in green leafy vegetables and broccoli. Where did it all come from? Of course they came from the soil. Now think about next year and what will be left to supply the fruits (or vegetables) of your labors?

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