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How to Buy Appliances

How to Save on Energy Bills

Remodeling Value

Woods and Islands in the Kitchen

All About Feng Shui

Ceiling Fan Facts and Fallacies

How to Select Carpet

Buy the Fireplace of the Future

How to Hire a Contractor

Get Wired with Smart Technology

Divide and Conquer

Secret Storage Spots

Redecorate Your Home on the Computer

You Can Decorate with the Stars

Are Your Cleaning Products Making Your Family Ill?


Four Feng Shui Fallacies

Use common sense, and you'll smell out a fishy Feng Shui practitioner.

False Feng Shui

Here are a few false Feng Shui recommendations.

Fallacy 1: Mirrors can redirect negative energy and multiply positive energy.

Anyone who says this is misguided, uninformed or worse. Mirrors DO have implications in Feng Shui, and metal elements ARE capable of reflecting energy. But modern mirrors do NOT contain metal elements so they don't reflect energy.

Fallacy 2: Talismans such as a bamboo flute hanging over your bed can enhance your career.

This is mind over matter. If you believe in a rabbit's foot hard enough, it might accidentally bring you good luck. DON'T buy a bunch of talismans for a Feng Shui consultant.

Fallacy 3: Every room is important�if the energy is wrong, you should change it.

Where do you spend most of your time? Obviously, bedrooms, kitchens and living areas are most important. Unless you like to nap in the tub or stare at your tools for hours at a time, don't worry about making costly modifications to the bath or garage.

Just a Few Hints

These are just a few fallacies that might clue you to a phony Feng Shui practitioner. Here's another: Feng Shui remedies must be followed, even major construction or remodeling changes, no matter what the cost.

That�s a Big One...

Let's take a look at THAT one...

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