DON’T FORGET YOUR COFFEE

A recent University of South Florida study has shown that coffee may help protect against Alzheimer’s disease…as long as it’s the caffeinated kind. The study showed that levels of the hormone Granulocyte colony stimulating factor are increased in individuals who drank caffeinated coffee. Higher levels of this hormone are linked with a more rapid production…

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FOODS TO FIGHT A FUNK

Every once in a while a bad mood just happens. Environmental factors, work stress and relationships can be the cause, but the fact is that everyone just wakes up on the wrong side of the bed sometimes. When this occurs, try upping your intake of folic acid-rich foods, selenium and vitamin B12 to boost your…

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COOL TOOL: THE ROOM PLANNER

    The new Preferred Living Room Planner makes it easy to  re-arrange your furniture – without breaking a sweat. To find this great feature, click on the Communities link in the menu on the left, and select your home community. Click the Floorplans link at the top of that page. Look for the Floor…

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LABOR DAY WEEKEND 2011 IN COLUMBUS

  Are you ready for the long weekend and one last tribute to summer fun before autumn festivals and activities begin? The greater Columbus area has lots of events and activities for you this weekend, including music and art festivals, block parties, shopping and more! For details, check out these links: Club Zone Young Active…

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CUBICLE SUCCESS

  If you’re one of the approximately 50 million Americans who works in a cubicle, you know the advantages – relative privacy and a customizable environment – and the disadvantages, such as frequent interruptions and a distracting noise level. To help make your cubicle life more productive and pleasant, try these tips: Focus – Have a…

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KEEPING YOUR SUITE SMELLING FRESH

    Pets, garbage cans, various foods; they can all leave lingering odors. If you’d like to make your Preferred Living home smell nicer, try these suggestions. First, open the windows. Fresh air is bound to help. Use lemons to clean your kitchen sink. They leave a clean, citrus scent. Place a piece of cedar…

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GETTING CANDLE WAX OUT OF CARPET

  Burning candles is a great way to infuse your Preferred Living space with delicious, refreshing and clean smells, but it can also lead to candle wax spills. Scraping dried Yankee Candle Cherry Berry Pie wax away from your carpet may leave red stains behind, so try this handy tip to preserve your rugs and…

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HIT THE LINKS!

  August is National Golf Month! It's the perfect time to get out with your friends for a round of 18 holes. Enjoy the beautiful weather and the personal challenge of perfecting your swing. The greater Columbus area has many beautiful courses to explore. For contact information and location details, check out this golf course database. Then, reserve…

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CONCERT FOR A CAUSE

If you like good pickin' and tight vocal harmonies, check out the area's premier bluegrass festival. It's called Musicians Against Childhood Cancer, or MACC. The four-day event runs from July 20th through the 23rd at Hoover Y-Park in nearby Lockbourne, Ohio. All the proceeds from the festival benefit St. Jude's Children's Research Hospital in Memphis. Some of the top names in…

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TIPS ON CARING FOR LEATHER FURNITURE

Leather furniture can add both a contemporary vibe and a "sense of the classic" to just about any room, but it can also require a sizeable investment. If you decide to furnish your Preferred space with leather furniture, follow these tips to keep it looking great. General Leather Care Tips Keep sharp objects away from your leather…

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