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A Guide to San Francisco’s Best Fusion Restaurants

Although fusion cooking has become increasingly popular in San Francisco over the past several years, some confusion remains about what the term means. Fusion means that a chef combines two food items or sauces together, typically by applying heat. He or she may bring two separate flavors, cuisines, or cooking methods together to create an entirely new type of food. Chefs who employ fusion cooking are often looking to expand their expertise and set themselves apart with a unique dish that ... Read more

Beer Cans Solidified Americans’ Recycling Habit

In the United States, citizens do their share and recycle a lot -  literally tons. Americans recycled 135 million tons of their waste in 2012 and  0.7 million tons of that recycling was aluminum. This metal is one of the easiest and fastest materials to recycle as well as one of the earliest items recycled in our modern recycling era. Recycling is the system of amassing and processing materials that otherwise would have been considered waste and making these materials into new ... Read more

Troubleshooting Dishwasher Leaks And Water Flow Problems

Homeowners expect dishwashers to work every time they press the button, but they can be a little temperamental and develop problems. Some of the most common are leaks or water flow problems, which you can diagnose on your own with the following guide. How to Troubleshoot a Leaky Dishwasher There are a number of issues that could lead to a leaky dishwasher. These are the easiest to troubleshoot and address like the overloading problem. Many people are going to be tempted to overload ... Read more

Let’s Identify Your Decorating Style

If someone asks you what the decorating style is in your home, would you be able to answer? The most important thing when decorating your home is to know your style. Different people choose different styles because it catches their eye or it just speaks specifically to them. According to many professionals, if you’re not sure of your style, you’ll likely end up listening to other people or looking to trends to determine “what looks good,” but ultimately end up feeling dissatisfied when ... Read more

Is Texas Ready For Solar Power? Yes!

Texas is in a major heat wave with thunderstorms and power shortages that are wearing down on its electricity costs. Wanna save money on your summer electric bill, Texas? Then now’s the time to switch to solar power. Just a little insight Teaser electricity rates for 3 month periods and even long-term energy plans are rising significantly. Indeed, according to the trade group, The Association of Electric Companies of Texas, the rate on a one-year fixed electrical price has increased more than 20 ... Read more

How to Clear an Overgrown Yard Efficiently

(Image Credit: Have Dumptruck, Will Travel) Sometimes people buy a house for such a great price that they’re willing to invest time and resources into fixing it up. This goes for the yard as much as anything else. Perhaps the house is perfect, but the yard looks like it hasn’t seen a lawnmower or a brush clipper in years. The grass is too tall, the bushes are overgrown, and there seems to be more weeds than lawn. Another possible scenario is that a ... Read more

Screen Time for Kids: How to Achieve the Right Balance

With tablets and cell phones rarely out of arm's reach, technology is an integral part of our daily lives. For the most part, technology greatly benefits our day-to-day activities. From instantaneous communication to social sharing to gaming and education for children at various ages, it is pervasive. But, getting lost in the virtual world can be easy. Therefore, it's important to add daily physical activity to your children's' routine to keep them active an healthy. Screen time for kids is okay, but ... Read more

Your Renovation Debris Can Be Hazardous

All of those do-it-yourself home remodeling shows make renovations look at easy as tearing out the old and installing the new. Homeowners decide that they want a total remodel so they go for it--knocking out walls with sledgehammers, ripping up floors, and stirring up a flurry of dust. When they are finished, the result may be a sparkling new kitchen, a luxurious bath or an expanded living space big enough for the entire family to watch the game while snacking on ... Read more
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