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Article archive for October, 2015

  • October 28th, 2015

    Fall Back — But Don’t Fall!

    Tweet We’ll set our clocks back to standard time at 2 a.m. on Sunday, November 1st. But even before then, the days have grown noticeably shorter as the Earth turns toward winter. Less light means more travel to and from work and other activities in the dark, increasing the risk of potential accidents (especially if [...]

  • October 21st, 2015

    Sustainable Spill Containment

    Tweet Sustainability is a hot topic today: companies want to promote their reduced carbon footprint and eco ethos. We like what’s happening in agriculture, where, for example, aware businesses like these small ranchers learn how to regenerate the soil, improving the health of their animals and their operations. This shift in behavior affects the soil, [...]

  • October 14th, 2015

    Pillow Fight! When to Swap Feathers for Fiber Glass

    Tweet School’s back in session, and that means kids will want to have sleep-over parties. And sleep-overs mean pillow fights. But there’s a word of difference between the pillows children will fling at one another in the rec room (more accurately spelled “wreck room”) and the pillows that will absorb the greasy mess the adults [...]

  • October 7th, 2015

    Fire! What to Do When Your World is Burning

    Tweet It was a hot summer in California, and we’re not referring just to the temperature. Lake County and surrounding areas have been devastated by wildfires that have destroyed homes, businesses and landmarks, such as Harbin Hot Springs. Many families were forced to flee with just the clothes on their back. In emergencies such as [...]