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Home & Garden

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    Fort Wayne-area baby boomers looking for a downsized nest to feather for retirement have long been able to choose from villas and condos, continuing-care communities and apartments designed with the needs of seniors in mind.
  • Reducing causes of allergies in the home
    Although the thought of sleeping with millions of dust mites – microscopic arachnids that feast on flakes of skin – is just plain gross, it's something most people can handle without worry.
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    Halloween trails only behind Christmas when it comes to spending on decorations. Americans spent an estimated $6.9 billion on Halloween in 2013, according to the National Retail Federation.
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These lawn tools save your body some wear and tear

While caring for your lawn can be pleasant, it needn't take all day. Luckily, time-saving tools can also save your body some wear and tear:

•Water plants with a heavy-duty sprayer. Since gardeners are prone to knee injuries from repetitive pressure placed upon the area, a sprayer you can use standing up is a better choice.

•More than 38,000 Americans suffered raking-related injuries in 2012, according to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission. For a more efficient collection of leaves, pine needles and grass clippings, consider using a high-performance lawn sweeper.

•Save your back and some time by avoiding wheelbarrows and over-the-shoulder hauling. Instead, move tools, soil, mulch and yard clippings quickly and with ease with a cargo carrier or utility cart.

•Shave off hours off yard work while also avoiding the repetitive arm, elbow, wrist and hand movements that cause injury with a dethatcher that gently combs dead grass and roots to the surface where they can be swept up.

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