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Light a candle without a flame

Why risk burning a candle with a real flame when you can have the same look and ambience with a safer flameless candle?

Flameless candles are showing up everywhere in the market, and Enjoy is one of the current brands for these no-flame, real-wax candles.

Enjoy candles even have a timer and burn with three LED lights that make them look like a real candle. They also smell good.

Here’s why young and old should use these flameless candles:

» Busy college kids sometimes leave in a rush for class. This is perfect for that dorm or apartment — no need to blow them out before rushing out the door.
» Grandparents might fall asleep relaxing by candlelight. With flameless candles, this is fine, as they are timer operated and are not dangerous.
» Busy on-the-go parents can enjoy candlelight all throughout the house, and baby is safe — there is no risk of fire or hot wax. The same goes for pet owners.
» Interior designers, decorators and garden lovers can instantly redo rooms throughout the house and energize gardens and back yards.

Enjoy flameless candles cost between $6.99 and $15.99 and are sold at and Target.

Learn more about the shapes and sizes at



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Book shares tips on tropical plants

Imagine picking grapefruit in your sun room for breakfast or making vanilla extract from beans grown in your living room.

Laurelynn G. Martin and Byron E. Martin, co-owners of Logee’s Tropical Plants, tell how to do it in "Growing Tasty Tropical Plants in Any Home, Anywhere."

The book profiles plants that produce both familiar foods such as bananas and coffee and less common fruits such as naranjilla and peanut butter fruit.

The authors chose plants they say will produce a reasonably abundant crop when grown in containers and can be kept small enough through pruning to grow indoors.

Some are fairly fast and easy to grow; others require a long-term commitment.

The guide gives growing tips for each plant as well as potential problems such as pests and diseases. It suggests good plants for beginners, plants that produce crops with the best flavor, plants suited for greenhouses and plants that produce surprising results.

The book is published by Storey Publishing and sells for $18.95 in paperback.


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