Most of us are aware the incandescent light bulb is on its way out, due to its inefficiency, higher long-term cost, and increased carbon dioxide emissions. The two primary alternatives are CFLs (compact fluorescents) and LEDs (light-emitting diodes). If you're currently in the market for a new light bulb, you might be wondering which type to choose. Regardless of a CFL or LED, this is what I'd consider when purchasing (besides cost) -[...]
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My favorite podcast, “Pop Culture Happy Hour” ends their show with each member saying what made them happy the previous week. The rule is that it must be something anyone could enjoy if they chose (i.e., books, movies, twitter feeds, albums).
So, here’s what’s making the Brightwell family happy recently:
Michelle: Caleb and I are reading The Hunger Games trilogy this summer, which are such thought-provoking books. I don’t know if they’re making me happy, but I am enjoying our discussions. However, Betty Rae’s Ice Cream in Waldo and Headrush Roasters Coffee and Tea in Briarcliff Village are definitely making me happy.
Elizabeth (age 16): I recommend Nancy Ajram. She’s a Lebanese singer whose music I was recently introduced to by an Israeli friend of mine.