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By Jason Simonson, Realty Executives - Menomonie WI
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I have learned that people will forget what you said. People will forget what you did. But, people will never forget how you made them feel. * Always, always always acknowledge someone's negative feelings right away, if they have them. This allows the person to feel heard and understood and creat...

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How can you green your kitchen?   Tame the room's biggest energy hog: the refrigerator. First, make sure the temp isn't to low. The fridge should be at 37 degrees. Then do a little fridge feng shui: Don't stuff it, but make sure it's adequately stocked so it doesn't  have to work hard to cool emp...

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Recently I have had several customers ask... what are loan points? I thought this was common knowledge... but here goes... Points are interest paid in advance to reduce the rate on a loan. One point is equal to 1% of the mortgage amount. The general rule is that 1 point is worth 1/8 of 1% off the...

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Wise Up As your waist expands, your brain contracts. Obese people have 8 percent less brain tissue then those with a normal BMI, new research reveals. "Once your brain volume decreases by 10 percent, you begin to show symptoms of Alzheimer's," says researcher Paul Thompson, Ph.D., professor of ne...

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The Fat Trap   Reaching for a third helping? Palmitic acid, a type of saturated  fat in butter, cheese and red meat, blocks satiety hormones and increases appetite, new research shows. "After three days of eating this type of fat, your brain pays less attention to the signals to stop eating," say...

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If I've given extravagant gifts in the past, do I have to continue the tradition? You should only think about two things when you think about price--your budget and your relationship to the person. What I give my sister might be different than what I give to my coworker. The other thing is, you d...

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What is the most tactful way to say "I don't want to exchange presents this year"? The subtle hint may not work here. If it's your close friends and family you may need to actually have a chat. It's sort of a big expectation at the holidays, so it may take saying something along the lines of, "yo...

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Is re-gifting acceptable?   It's something you have to do carefully. It should never be something that was handmade for you. That being said, in a tight economy, it can be a very practical solution. The key is the present has to be in the packing it came in from the store, and it should be someth...

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How do you react if someone gives you a gift, but you don't have one for that person?   You don't need to rush out and get them something. Instead just simply say "thank you. That was so incredibly thoughtful," and send the person a thank you note. If you were genuinely planning to get something ...

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Which is better for me, ground or whole flaxseed?   Choose ground for easier absorption, says Fitness advisory board member Lisa Young, an adjunct professor of nutrition at New York University and author of The Portion Teller. Whole flaxseed may pass through your body undigested, which means you ...

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My Old Broker once told me to shut off my computer at lunch. But will the juice required to power down and reboot offset the energy savings?   You'll save some energy turning your computer off for an hour, but those modest energy gains might come at the expense of your computer's longevity. To fi...

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A Florida police deputy, fired for drunken misconduct, is suing for damages on the grounds that alcoholism is a recognized handicap. Sgt. Clinton Knowles was fired in 2008 after drunkenly groping 2 women. But Knowles claims in his lawsuit that the Sarasota's Sheriff's office had a duty under Amer...

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Daily Real Estate News  |  May 12, 2009  |   Improvement Coming to Buyer Tax Credit? Shaun Donovan, secretary of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, said that the Federal Housing Administration is working on a plan that will permit its lenders to allow home buyers to use the $8,...

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    Real Estate Statistics For Menomonie, Dunn County Wisconsin          Here are some real estate statistics for Menomonie, Dunn County Wisconsin From January 1, 2006 to  Dec. 1, 2006 there was a total of $114,752,630 in real estate sold in Dunn County From January 1, 2007 to  Dec. 1, 2007 there...

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This cute little turkey note holder can hang from your refrigerator or your front door. Whether his note says "Welcome", "Where's the Beef?" or "What's for Dinner?," everyone will think he's adorable! What you'll need:                                                   2 jumbo craft sticks Brown a...

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Your E-mail Address & Spam.  If you're going to be ordering something from a website and want to avoid future Spam, or if there's someone you'd really like to be honest with, but only if you can remain anonymous, then register for a temporary e-mail account at guerrillamail.com. It's free, and yo...

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Only In America   A Florida man as files to win compensation for a "defective" pair of underwear. Albert Freed, 62, claims that over a two week vacation in Hawaii, the fly flap of his briefs rubbed his genitals like "sandpaper belts." Asked by a judge why he didn't notice sooner, the 285 pound Fr...

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From Telemarketers...   The Federal Trade Commission manages the National Do Not Call Registry. If you add your home and/or cell number (sorry, no work numbers) to this list, you should stop being bothered by telemarketers within 31 days. Charities, political organization, and telephone surveys a...

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Abandoned by McDonald's.   Iceland's economy is now so bad, it can't even support a McDonald's. The owner of the country's three McDonald's restaurants said this week he was closing them all because the collapse of island's currency, the krona, had driven up the cost of importing beef and cheese....

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Dealing With Slackers   It may seem counterintuitive, but during though economic times some workers are more inclined to slack off, said Eilene Zimmerman in the New York Times. "People are feeling uncertain and insecure, so they spend more time talking about problems then getting work done," says...

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