Resolution Reboot: 10 Healthy Habits to Adapt Today

It’s already the end of April and most of us have left many of our New Year’s resolutions behind. Life gets in the way and there never seems to be enough time in the day. When we aren’t busy with Dallas roofing projects, we all have families who we want to spend as much time as possible with. Kids grow up so fast and we don’t want to miss out on what’s happening in their lives.

Southlake Style has also realized some resolutions may have been set aside already this year, but they have suggested some easy and beneficial resolutions we could all add to our routine.  Work and family can get busy, but being sure to take a moment for yourself so you can be the best you can be is important.

Alright, honesty time… how many of you have abandoned your health-related resolutions already? Our hands are up to. Though we’re only a quarter of the way through the year, our resolutions are so far behind us, we may not even be able to remember what they originally were. Though half of us make resolutions, only 10% of those actually keep them. But here’s the thing we so often forget… the year isn’t over. In fact, don’t think of the year as three months over, but nine months to go. There’s a lot of time left, and you can turn your resolutions around. Here are ten healthy habits that you can implement now to reboot your resolutions and get you feeling and looking good inside and out. 10 Healthy Habits to Adapt Today


Home Remedies for Toothache – Dental Health Center | Everyday Health

Have a toothache and can’t make it into your Highlands Ranch dentist office immediately? Here are some home remedies to temporarily ease the pain.

But don’t forget, you still should visit us! These tips are not meant to cure the pain, just to be a quick fix in the meantime. Remedies for Toothache – Dental Health Center | Everyday Health Got a toothache, jaw pain, or an agonizing canker sore? To ease the ouch, look no further than your kitchen cabinet.

Toothaches may be small in size — but they can cause a colossal amount of pain.

“Pain is your body’s way of telling you to go to a doctor,” says John Dodes, DDS, a dentist in Forest Hills, N.Y., and author of Healthy Teeth. If you have a severe or persistent toothache or other mouth malady, you should visit your dentist in case it’s a serious dental health issue that needs treatment.

However, some minor toothaches and pains can be treated right at home (or at least mitigated while you wait to see your dentist). Next time your mouth is troubling you, give these home remedies a shot.

Toothache Cures From Your Kitchen Cabinet

Grab some clove oil. Oil of clove is an age-old home remedy. It works thanks to the chemical eugenol contained in the oil, which has anesthetic and antibacterial properties. To use it for tooth pain, soak a cotton ball with a mixture made of two to three drops of clove oil and ¼ teaspoon of olive oil. Put the cotton ball in your mouth near the tooth that hurts and bite down to keep it in place. One caution: Don’t go to sleep with the cotton ball still in your mouth. The FDA no longer considers this treatment effective enough to recommend it, although some dentists still believe it has benefits.Clove oil is available at pharmacies and health food stores.

Pop in a cough drop. Cough drops or lozenges usually contain a small amount of anesthetic (menthol and sometimes benzocaine) — which means they may relieve minor tooth pain, too. Pop one or two in your mouth and suck on them (don’t chew!). Another solution? Apply a dab of Vick’s VapoRub on the outside of your cheek where your tooth hurts, then place a paper towel on your pillow and lie down on that side.

Flush it out. Sometimes, the root of your toothache is food that’s trapped between your teeth. In this case, try flossing, rinsing with mouthwash, or using interdental brushes (small brushes shaped like Christmas trees that work between the teeth). In fact, this home remedy can save you a trip to the dentist’s office — but if food is constantly getting stuck in your teeth, talk to your dentist, because there could be an issue with your gums that needs medical attention.

Try these other kitchen staples. Some other home remedies that have proven to help toothaches include applying a hot tea bag directly to the tooth. Tea contains tannic acid, which reduces swelling. Other solutions: A cucumber slice placed on the tooth or a cotton ball soaked in brandy – alcohol has numbing properties, too. Some people also report that garlic, onions, spinach, wheat grass, or a simple salt water rinse relieves tooth pain.

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New hotel construction in Denver still burgeoning

At Haselden Construction, we’re grateful for the incredible amount of construction happening in Denver right now. Our wonderful city is being transformed almost daily, and we have a front row seat to every improvement.

Being the premier contractor in Denver for the hospitality industry, we have to say that this is good news. hotel construction in Denver still burgeoning |

DENVER BUSINESS JOURNAL – New hotel construction in Denver remains very strong, with only two other U.S. markets having higher percentages of new building compared with last year. Read more…

Alcohol interferes with the restorative functions of sleep

Large amounts of alcohol are known to shorten sleep latency, increase slow-wave sleep, and suppress rapid eye movement (REM) during the first half of sleep. During the second half of sleep, REM increases and sleep becomes shallower. A study of the acute effects of alcohol on the relationship between sleep and heart rate variability (HRV) during sleep has found that alcohol interferes with the restorative functions of sleep.

During the process of recovery, many things change within your body. One change is the ability to sleep more easily. While drinking, the alcohol interferes with the type of sleep you are getting, which ultimately affects your overall health down the road. Alcohol rehab facilities here in Denver or any other recovery options know this and strive to improve your sleep while you recover. As we have said before, it is all about the brain chemistry and knowing the root of some problems can lead to a healthy recovery.  Read more about how alcohol interferes with sleep below.

Alcohol affects overall sleep architecture,” said Yohei Sagawa, a medical doctor in the department of neuropsychiatry at the Akita University School of Medicine. “Normally, during physiologic nocturnal sleep in humans, the parasympathetic nervous system, responsible for ‘rest-and-digest’ activities, is dominant over the sympathetic nervous system, responsible for stimulating activities. We wanted to investigate how alcohol may change this complementary relationship.”

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Free Earth Day events happening in and around Denver


It’s easy to get caught up in the hustle and bustle of life. We work hard as electricians in Highlands Ranch and the surrounding areas, but sometimes it’s not a bad idea to take a step back and to appreciate all that we have here in Colorado. Tomorrow is Earth Day, and this is an opportunity we can all take advantage of to help out our communities. All across the state, there will be many events and different volunteer projects. We encourage everyone to take a look at what is going on and to participate with the whole family! Below are some options near Denver.

Lakewood’s event includes live music from local artists, including Avenhart, Rob Drabkin and A-Mac & the Heights. There will also be fitness activities, such as yoga, zumba and TRX suspension training, as well as demonstrations, such as bee keeping, seed starting and composting. There will also be a beer garden, food trucks and a climbing wall.

South Suburban Parks Foundation is rallying troops to help beautify the South Platte River Trail west of Breckenridge Brewery in Littleton. Volunteers should wear long pants, closed shoes and sunscreen. Bring gloves and water bottles. We’ll provide the trash bags! All volunteers will receive 20 percent off food and beverages at the brewery’s Farm restaurant on Saturday.

Approximately 1,500 volunteers will converge on work sites from as far north as Monument and south to the Town of Fountain to clean parks, trails and waterways at 23 locations throughout the Pikes Peak region. Saturday’s event commemorates the Second Annual Great American Cleanup Pikes Peak Partners.

Learn more about Earth Day in Colorado here.



29 of Your Toughest Roofing Questions Answered

Putting a safe roof over your head isn’t necessarily a one-time deal. Shingles stain, condensation collects, and high winds carry roofs wherever they please. That’s where the TOH crew’s knowledge and your sweat equity enter the picture. Here, we cover roof-related scenarios to help prevent future mishaps, like a missing roof.

We know roofing because we are your El Paso roofing contractors, but there are things you need to know about roofing too so we can assist you in keeping your home safe. Being able to spot things like a failing roof, and knowing things such as what a roof pitch does, will help you in preventing serious damage to your roof in the years to come. We have found this great article discussing these important questions.

“A friend recently mentioned in passing he thought some of the “flashing” on my roof looked as if it were in rough shape. Can you explain exactly what roof flashing is?”

Flashing is just material—usually aluminum or galvanized steel—that’s used over joints in roof and wall construction to prevent water seeping in and causing damage. Depending on the style of your house’s roof, you probably have it in the valleys, around the chimney and pipes, and around any dormer windows or skylights. Most damage shows up either in flashing that’s deteriorating due to weathering and oxidizing, or in flashing that has come loose.


15 Decorating Tips for Assisted Living

What’s new in interior decorating? Decorating for seniors! With the growing aging population, there’s not only a need for effective decor in assisted living, there’s also an entire retired population who can enjoy the daily ambiance and functionality more than most. Learn more.

Moving into a new home can come with some challenges, and when you move and downsize considerably all at the same time, decorating can be a daunting task. Assisted living residents in Amarillo Texas can find themselves sorting through many old memories and it can be hard to let anything go. Downsizing can be refreshing, as long as you still have those pictures and items that remind you of your family and loved ones. We have found some tips and ideas to make this process a little easier. What means the most? Is your home still accessible? These are the types of questions you’ll want to ask.

Functional, safe, comfortable and convenient. These are a few adjectives that come to mind when considering assisted living. Today there’s no need to move into a dreary, white-walled senior living environment. Instead,  baby boomers have reinvented what it means — and looks like — to live in assisted living communities, adding stylish and fun to that descriptive list.

2. Take Living Space Size and Layout Into Consideration: Make sure you’re aware of the new space. If a loveseat fits better than an entire living room set, improvise. But also keep in mind the deep, cushy couches may be hard for your loved one to get out of. Consider a firmer cushion that they don’t sink into when they sit. Simplicity is the name of the game. Remember that less is more when trying to thrive and open up a small living space. Additionally,  furniture can also be used for balance when moving through the space, so make sure to keep walkways clear. You don’t need to waste money on new furniture. Recreate the look and feel of your loved ones’ previous home with the furniture and accessories they already own that fit well in the new space.



Healthy Eating As We Age

As we age, healthy eating can make a difference in our health, help to improve how we feel, and encourage a sense of well-being. Eating healthy has benefits that can help older adults:

As we age, we begin to place priorities on some things that we may have thought of as second nature before. Healthy eating becomes the main focus, and time spent exercising is logged a bit more clearly. Knowing what to eat and how much to exercise is something we strongly encourage as an independent living option here in Denver. Educating yourself about these healthy options can help improve your quality of living and overall happiness.

Focus on maintaining a healthy body weight. Being physically active can help you stay strong and independent as you grow older. If you are overweight or obese, weight loss can improve your quality of life and reduce the risk of disease and disability.

“I never ate a lot of leafy green things before my nutrition class this semester. Our teacher brought in kale and spinach and a few others and we each took one home. My Mom used one of your recipes and made a kale salad that I have to admit was actually really good!”

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Best Ways To Celebrate Earth Day 2017 In Denver

Coloradans are particularly avid users and supporters of the great outdoors in one of the most outdoorsy states in the country.

When we aren’t busy being your Denver area fencing company, we like to get out into our communities and take care of them! Earth day is upon us (April 22) and this day is a great opportunity to help take care of our planet. Colorado holds such amazing beauty, even within our cities, and this beauty deserves to be maintained. There are many ways you can participate in the celebrations this weekend:

Spend the day learning how you can make saving the environment a year-long practice. At the Lakewood Earth Day celebration, there will be free demonstrations on beekeeping. seed starting and composting for the year-round environmentalist DIY project. Between seminars, enjoy youth poets from the Denver nonprofit Art from Ashes and music by various local artists. Get out and celebrate your community while learning how you can take a bigger role in protecting it.


There’s no better way to observe Earth Day than by volunteering your time and energy to the environment. On Saturday, April 22 at 8 a.m., head out to Bear Creek Lake Park in Lakewood for the Earth Day Volunteer Project. Pitch in on a handful of different projects throughout the 2,600-acre park. Registration for the event is open until April 21 and people can register as individuals or groups. This event is open to all ages so bring the kids along and teach them the importance of volunteerism.


Ideal for children ages 3-10, the 6th Annual Children’s Peace Garden Bee Earth Day Celebration is a free event at Growing Gardens’ Children’s Peace Garden in Boulder. From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., kids can learn about gardening, composting and beekeeping through a variety of activities. Breakfast and lunch will be served at the event by The Wheel & Whisk Roadside Cafe food truck. On the last remaining piece of agriculturally zoned land in Boulder, tour Growing Gardens’ organic farm during the event as well.

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8 Most Popular Types Of Roofs To Choose From When Building Your Own Home

When designing and building your own house there are a few major elements that you need to keep in mind. They are the basics of design and include elements such as the type of material, the shape of the house, the shape of the roof and all sorts of other details. Choosing a roof shape is more difficult than it seems. There are many different types to choose from and they all have unique characteristics.

You probably know about shingles, metal, and some other common materials used on roofs, but have you ever thought about the different roofing styles? For centuries, architects and builders have designed homes and buildings with a specific shape in mind. Through the years, different shapes have become more popular than others. Each creates a different aesthetic and each requires a different type of maintenance. Dallas roofers and home builders understand each one and what they have to offer. If you are looking into building a brand new home for you and your family, be sure to take roof shape into consideration.

This is a type of roof that has a very interesting look and that features certain similarities with the gable roof. It’s made of two roofs that meet at a ridge line. They form a triangle with one side bigger than the other. This type of roof evolved during the 20th century and its asymmetrical design has made it very popular.