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Nuclear Reactors for Home Use: A Practical Future or Science Fiction?

Nuclear Reactors for Home Use

As concerns over energy sustainability grow in the face of an aging grid, homeowners are increasingly exploring alternative sources of power. One potential source that is gaining traction is the use of small modular reactors (SMRs) – nuclear reactors adapted for home use. A notable development came in the late 2000s with Toshiba’s introduction of…

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How to Make Smart Homes Guest-Friendly

Smart thermostats, Smart TVs, Smart outlets, Smart security cameras, Smart phone charging stations, and Smart lights are just some of the many Smart Home features those looking to upgrade their homes might consider. But what about when guests come to visit? Those features might be nice for you, but they can leave guests in the…

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Smart Vacuums: The Perfect Housekeeper for a Smart Home

Smart Homes are getting smarter, and the market size for innovative dwellings could reach $503.1 billion by 2032. That sure is a lot of floors to clean. And in the world of smart homes, technology gets to play housekeeper. Bring on the smart vacuums! Tod Caflisch, Owner of Smart Home on the Range and Lumen…

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Is Amazon Sidewalk the Next Step in Smart Home Development?

In episode two of Smart Home on the Range, a podcast devoted to the step-by-step design and construction process of a new smart home and other content, Tod Caflisch walks us through some of the mysteries surrounding Smart Home devices and one of Amazon’s newer technologies, Amazon Sidewalk. Caflisch started his renovation projects about seven…

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Is There a Right or Wrong Smart Home Lock?

Home security is nothing to mess with, so picking the right smart home lock is critical. But how will you know which one to choose when there are so many options—full replacement deadbolts, adapters for existing deadbolts, doorknob replacements, and various trigger options such as fingerprints and geofencing? Wait! Back up. Why even consider…

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Empowering Through Connection: Vogel’s Pyramid Model Approach
July 19, 2024

Mission and Impact: Vogel Alcove, a nonprofit in Dallas, helps homeless children and families through various programs and services. Pyramid Model Framework: Vogel uses the Pyramid Model, an evidence-based framework for promoting young children’s social-emotional development with universal supports, targeted supports, and intensive interventions. Nurturing Relationships and Supportive Environments: Vogel focuses on building nurturing…

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MedPAC’s Miss on Reality of Home Health Financial Reality Results in Suggested Cut in 2025 Proposed Rule
July 19, 2024

The March 2024 MedPAC report recommending a 7% payment reduction for home health agencies in 2025 has sparked significant concern within the industry. Why is this recommendation being met with such resistance, and what does the financial reality of home health agencies look like in contrast to these federal suggestions? Are the MedPAC recommendations…

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Sixth Inning- What are the Stages Where Your Business Takes Place?
July 18, 2024

When you think of a baseball game, you might picture the crack of the bat or the roar of the crowd as a home run sails over the outfield fence. But for the Savannah Bananas, the game is just one part of the spectacle. Jesse Cole, the mastermind behind this innovative team, shares how…

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A Skilled Trades Career Provides a Future-Proof Path
July 18, 2024

In today’s rapidly changing job market, a skilled trades career offers a viable and attractive option, especially for the younger generations exploring alternatives to traditional college education. Recent trends indicate a significant shift in interest in these hands-on professions. On Straight Outta Crumpton, host Greg Crumpton engages in a lively conversation with Nicole Bass,…

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Nuclear Reactors for Home Use
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Nuclear Reactors for Home Use: A Practical Future or Science Fiction?
May 25, 2023

As concerns over energy sustainability grow in the face of an aging grid, homeowners are increasingly exploring alternative sources of power. One potential source that is gaining traction is the use of small modular reactors (SMRs) – nuclear reactors adapted for home use. A notable development came in the late 2000s with Toshiba’s introduction of…

Read More
How to Make Smart Homes Guest-Friendly

Smart thermostats, Smart TVs, Smart outlets, Smart security cameras, Smart phone charging stations, and Smart lights are just some of the many Smart Home features those looking to upgrade their homes might consider. But what about when guests come to visit? Those features might be nice for you, but they can leave guests in the…

Read More
Smart Vacuums: The Perfect Housekeeper for a Smart Home

Smart Homes are getting smarter, and the market size for innovative dwellings could reach $503.1 billion by 2032. That sure is a lot of floors to clean. And in the world of smart homes, technology gets to play housekeeper. Bring on the smart vacuums! Tod Caflisch, Owner of Smart Home on the Range and Lumen…

Read More
Is Amazon Sidewalk the Next Step in Smart Home Development?

In episode two of Smart Home on the Range, a podcast devoted to the step-by-step design and construction process of a new smart home and other content, Tod Caflisch walks us through some of the mysteries surrounding Smart Home devices and one of Amazon’s newer technologies, Amazon Sidewalk. Caflisch started his renovation projects about seven…

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Architecture & Design
Is There a Right or Wrong Smart Home Lock?
April 21, 2023

Home security is nothing to mess with, so picking the right smart home lock is critical. But how will you know which one to choose when there are so many options—full replacement deadbolts, adapters for existing deadbolts, doorknob replacements, and various trigger options such as fingerprints and geofencing? Wait! Back up. Why even consider…

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