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Living Well in the cITy


Low Flush Toilets

I had a couple of low flush toilet installed recently and I was amazed, not only buy how little water they used, but by how efficiently they were able to flush with such a small amount of water.

Standby Power - the cost of convenience

What are your electronic devices doing when turned off? Are they really off? Did you know that most of the modern electronic devices and gadgets in your home are drawing electricity even when you don't want them to? How much is the modern convenience of 'instant on' devices really costing us?


Composting isn't for everyone. If you have limited space and want to do something with your kitchen scraps other than simply committing them to a landfill, maybe vermicomposting is for.


Air Purifiers - Choosing the best one

Picking the right air purifier for your home can be difficult it you don't understand how they work. They are not all created equal. This article describes the different technologies used and explains what they're capable of filtering.

Sleep Machines

Having trouble with getting to sleep at night? Are you a light sleeper in a noisy neighbourhood? Or maybe you work night shifts and need to sleep during the day when everyone else is awake and being noisy? Sound therapy may be the answer and one of these sound masking machines may be just want you need to help block out the world and get some proper sleep.

Light Therapy - Life under a Simulated Sun

We spend so much time indoors, especially during the winter months, and our suffers without proper sunlight exposure. But there are products available to help correct for these lighting deficiencies and they are used for what is commonly known as light therapy.

An Introduction to Balcony Gardening

You don't have to have a big back yard garden to grow your own vegetables. In fact, you don't need to have a yard at all. You would be surprised at what you can grow in containers in as little as a few square feet.