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Retirement savings: Trick or treat?

Halloween is the time of year when we have fun with concepts that normally scare us—from gravestones and skeletons in our front yards to imaginary witches, vampires, and goblins. But when it comes to watching our retirement savings dwindle away due to stock market losses, the fears are not imaginary. They are very real. Unlike the...

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Local pressure washing powerhouse Pristine Clean turned a mythological creature into a metaphor for solving one of Northeast Ohio’s biggest problems for homeowners—damaged concrete

The mythological “Kraken” dates back to a 12th century Norwegian legend, perhaps rooted in sightings of giant squid. More recently, the sea monster has been popularized in comic books and in the 1981 movie Clash of the Titans, when it appears as a pet of Poseidon. In the movie, Zeus famously utters, “Release the Kraken.” Today, the...

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A Final Thought: Men of Margaritaville

I was saddened to learn of the passing of Jimmy Buffett. I wasn’t a big fan, but I think 76 is too young to go. Most of his hits were too sophomoric for me, the kind amateur partiers need to help them have a good time. But I’m a professional. I don’t need island music, Saturday night, palm trees, mix-made margaritas, cheeseburgers, and...

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Sewer Cleaning Company employs a new repair technology that doesn’t involve tearing up your front yard—no-dig sewer repair

In the past 20 years with Mimi Magazine, I have written more than 1,000 stories about local businesses, and in all that time I have never used the word “amazing.” I consider it a hyperbole, an exaggeration. After all, something isn’t “amazing” unless it actually engenders “amazement.” Well, after speaking last week with...

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Here’s the science behind the freeze/thaw cycle and how Pristine Clean can help protect your concrete from its damaging effects

When I was a kid, I read a book about a little boy who cracked open an iron ball by filling a large hole in the ball with water, welding it shut, and freezing it. It was a science story about the power of the freeze/thaw cycle. When water freezes, it expands with such force and determination it can shatter mountains. It can also shatter your...

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