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Top 12 New Fruit and Vegetables Species Developed In Israel

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Israeli innovation isn’t just limited to high-tech, it also extends to the development of some of the world’s most popular new fruits and vegetables.

Since the first half of the 20th century, Israeli agricultural wizards have been partnering with Mother Nature to bring new fruit and vegetable varieties to the global...

Cleaning the Economical Way

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We tend to spend hundreds of dollars each year on different types of cleaners that we use in our home. Whether for laundry, clothing, jewelry, Shabbos silver; the list is endless. I have learned that you can easily make these cleaners yourself for very little money and certainly with less chemicals. Here are some of my favorites:

Homemade Prespot:

1 part Dawn Dishwashing Liquid

2 parts hydrogen peroxide

Mix together and pour on stain

(You can use a toothbrush to apply)

Home Made Silver Cleaner

1 cup boiling water

1 tablespoon baking soda

1 tablespoon white salt

1/2 cup white vinegar

1 sheet of tinfoil shiny side up

A bowl or bucket or sink depending on how much silver you...

Home Selling: Which Fixes Are Worth It to Lure Buyers?

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(NewsUSA) - Okay, don’t panic. If you’re one of those homeowners who’s been moaning about how hard it’s been trying to sell your house, your bargaining power—you remember that concept, right?—hasn’t been completely devastated just because a flood of new foreclosures is expected to hit the market as a result of the recent $25 billion “robo-signing” mortgage settlement.

In fact, while studies have shown your own property value could take up to another 4 percent hit if you’re within a quarter mile of a foreclosure ultimately snapped up at auction or taken back by the lender, the thing to remember is this: Most buyers today are only interested in homes that are...

PET CARE THIS SUMMER

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(NewsUSA) - While the season’s warmer weather offers great opportunity for games of fetch with Fido, it also brings increased risk from exposure to pests, particularly ticks, fleas, mosquitoes and stinging insects. Safeguarding dogs and cats begins with discussions with your veterinarian, but in addition to prescribed healthcare repellents and preventatives, there are several things that can be done to make your yard inhospitable to the stinging, biting troublemakers.

“Ticks are certainly one of the most concerning warm weather pests,” noted Missy Henriksen, vice president of public affairs for the National Pest Management Association (NPMA).

Ticks are endemic with various species...

The Perfect Fit Finding a Contractor Requires Chemistry

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Do you often find yourself completing your spouse’s (or your sibling’s) sentences? Do you have a good friend whom you don’t see very often, yet every time you pick up the phone, it’s as if you’ve never been apart? That intangible connection and natural flow of communication between two individuals is key to a long-lasting relationship, but you might not have realized just how important chemistry can be when it comes to selecting a contractor for your home remodeling project.

After all, you’ll be seeing your contractor on an almost daily basis, and he or she will be your voice in communicating your vision to all of the individuals who will work on your project. So ensuring...

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