Home Help: Make your new house feel like home
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You know that moving into a new home can be one of life’s biggest stressors: the packing, the paperwork, the unpacking and of course finding the nearest coffee shop. Making your new house feel like your home can help alleviate some of this stress and provide a safe-haven for some much needed relaxation.

“Everyone has a different sense of what home is,” says Elizabeth Lindmier of the Art Institute of Colorado. So while the same aesthetic won’t work for everyone, she offers her top five tips to start you in the right direction.

1. Texture and textiles: Instead of having a bunch of hard surfaces, cozy up your home with something soft or textured. This could be a blanket, curtains or area rugs.

2. Comfort: Have some place in your home where you can relax, recharge and feel at ease. “Make a space where you would like to spend time,” Lindmier says.

3. Color: A monochromatic scheme with pops of colors can bring you into a place where you feel comfortable and happy. “Do your research on color theory before painting any space,” says Lindmier.

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The announcement by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) last week that the flu vaccine this year is a less than perfect match for the strain that is developing led to a lot of reactions both by pro- and anti- vaccine factions.

The strain that is so far most prevalent is a variation of H3N2, different from any the current vaccine targets. However, the CDC advises that although the vaccine’s ability to protect against what is now the most common strain is reduced, it can help people have a milder illness if they do become infected.

The CDC says that although the vaccine’s ability to protect against what is now the most common strain is reduced, it can help people have a milder illness if they do become infected.

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