• Are you having a baby? Here’s a handy, downloadable PDF with a list of 50 essential items you’ll need for your new baby. Whether you’re sorting through your baby shower gifts or drafting your shopping list, these tips may help you figure out what you need most.

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  • Although vacationing during the cold winter months is exciting, it’s important to take care of all the mundane details before leaving your home for a significant amount of time. Nobody wants to worry about the safety of their home while vacationing, and you won’t have to if you take these steps.

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  • Characterized by bright colors, woven fabrics and handcrafted pieces, southwestern-style decorating takes influences from Native American, Spanish and Mexican art. Whether you live out west and want your home to reflect your surroundings, or you simply want to incorporate colorful or handmade items into your existing decor, here are some tips to help you...

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Concerns Increase Around Possible Bailout of Portugal  – Market Update

Concerns Increase Around Possible Bailout of Portugal – Market Update

Bonds are opening slightly higher this morning as investors look to the relative safety of U.S. debt, on increased concern that Portugal will be next to seek a bailout. There are no economic releases scheduled for today, however, some of the key economic releases slated for the week include Wednesday’s Beige Book, Thursday’s Producer Price Index (PPI) and Friday’s Consumer Price Index (CPI), Retail Sales and Industrial Production.

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From the NY Times – Evicting Old Auras Before Moving In

From the NY Times – Evicting Old Auras Before Moving In

feng-shui Pretty interesting article in the NY Times about non-traditional ways to make your new living space more liveable. Not sure I totally agree and I’m pretty sure I’d never do this, but I thought it was worth sharing here. There seems to be a small, but growing trend of people who hire professional feng shui experts to rid their new homes/apartments/condos of “negative energy.” From the NY Times: Ziporah Reich sat cross-legged on her living room floor. As Judith Wendell chanted and burned incense that seeped into every crevice of the apartment, Ms. Reich meditated over an altar that included bowls of water with candles and wildflowers and a stack of brightly colored papers on which she wrote her wishes: finding her soul mate, starting a family and having more success in her career. Ms. Wendell says her fees are driven less by apartment size than by “what’s in the space energetically.” “I want to bring a positive energy that’s not tied to anything specific and also get rid of the energy of the previous owner,” Ms. Reich said. What do you think?

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