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It's August of 2015. Each day more and more people are watching and consuming video on their mobile phones and tablets. I'm one. Over the past six months I've watched countless videos on my Nexus 4 smart phone. Here's a short list of articles about this growing trend. If you're a marketing manager, you better […]

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Mike Flannery is in Denver, CO. But he's perplexed about caulking the trim in a staircase. Here's his full report, albeit abbreviated: "Crack between moulding and top of stair risers indoors.  Original caulk cracked. Looked sloppy. Removed caulk.  1/8 in gap.  Idea is to put spline in gap as backing prior to re-caulk and then painting.  […]

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A dry Christmas tree in your home is more dangerous than you think. If the tree catches on fire, and does so low in the tree near the floor, it burns HOT, rapidly and with great intensity. Watch the video below and then come back here in the fall of 2015. This fall there will be […]

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The labor contract to build the Hoover Dam was huge in its day. This was back in the 1930's. They started to build the dam in 1931 and it was completed more than two years ahead of schedule in 1936. Are you sitting down? The consortium of companies that built the dam didn't have to […]

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When I was in the 8th grade, I was in a canoe that tipped over in a lake. Canoes tip over faster than you can say "Oh No!" I was in CT with my friend Jim Kahles. My new SLR camera got dunked. In the past few years I've gone sailing up here in NH […]

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Randy King needed to update an older kitchen in order to help sell his house. Here is his story. Be sure to check out the photos below. "Rehab of a 1950's ranch.  We wanted to add some wow to our project, and we know the best place to do that is in the kitchen, so […]

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It happened in October of 2013. My wife and I were one of the many thousands of New Hampshire residents who got the letter President Obama said would never come. Remember, he promised time after time we all could keep our health-insurance plan and our doctors. He lied, and giving him a morsel of credit, […]

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I'm a part-time train conductor in the summer and fall here in Meredith, NH. Last year, 2014, was my first year and my first week on the job one of my fellow employees, Theresa Drury, bestowed upon me the moniker of the Kissing Conductor. It happened because on one trip a vacationing Italian family wanted to […]

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DEAR TIM: My wife and I removed beadboard wainscoating in a house we just bought. In the process, we destroyed the wall. The beadboard was glued on and when it came down so did a thin coat of something. I think it's plaster. Why are there two different materials and why did the wall fall […]

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"Oh, I see you've got some fresh ink," uttered my youngest daughter's very good friend Andrea as she admired, I think, my tattoo. Her outburst of scoffing laughter telegraphed immediately that she was mocking my gorgeous temporary red dragon tattoo. My sarcasm meter obviously was on the fritz. But it was all in good fun. She wasn't […]

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