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SolarCity wants 'solar shingles' on 5 million more roofs

SolarCity wants to persuade 5 million American households to replace their roofs with solar-energy shingles.

Instead of installing panels on top of an existing roof, the company is working on "solar shingles" that would replace a home's roof and absorb solar energy.

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About 1 million Americans have solar panels on their homes, so adding an additional 5 million to that list would be quite the accomplishment.

But the company seems to think the solar shingles can fix some of the biggest problems associated with solar energy.

Elon Musk, the company's chairman, said the solar roofing looks better and lasts longer than normal roofing.

And Musk said installing or replacing the solar shingles shouldn't be much different than when it is for those who use regular roofing materials.

But the company will still need to keep costs down if it wants to see mainstream adoption.

The Dow Chemical Company recently had to discontinue its line of solar shingles because the product wasn't selling -- likely because they were more expensive and less efficient than typical solar panels.

SolarCity isn't talking about the price or energy output of its shingles yet.

Right now, it's in the middle of a merger with Tesla Motors, which could open up the option to package the solar shingles with Tesla products such as the home battery. That could make the adoption process for solar roofing easier and cheaper.

Photos: Playboy Mansion sold for $100 million

Cucamelon: 5 things to know about the cute fruit

A little-known fruit is making headlines this summer for its big flavor.

Here's what you need to know about cucamelons:

1. What is a cucamelon? According to the Huffington Post, the cucamelon is a fruit that looks like a tiny watermelon but tastes more like a lime-dipped cucumber. It's also known as Mexican sour gherkin, Mexican miniature watermelon, Mexican sour cucumber and mouse melon, BuzzFeed reports.

2. Where do cucamelons grow? Cucamelons originated in Mexico and Central America, BuzzFeed reports. The fruit, which is about the size of a grape, grows on a vine.

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3. Where can I get them? They are sold at some farmer's markets, but your best bet is to grow them yourself, the Huffington Post reports. You can buy seeds online here.

4. How do I grow them? According to Home-Grown Revolution, you should "sow the seed from April to May indoors and plant out when all risk of frost is over." The vine will also need a support or trellis to grown on, SF Gate reports. Learn more here or here.

5. What's the best way to eat them? The Huffington Post recommends eating cucamelons straight from the vine, adding them to salads, pickling them or using them to garnish cocktails.

HGEO Exhibitor Update #4

EXHIBITOR UPDATE #4

July 18, 2016

Only 11 days left until the show!

Good afternoon and welcome to the latest Home & Garden Expo of Oklahoma exhibitor update!

1)      Hopefully by now you've already done so, but if not, make sure to visit the official Exhibitor Resource Center webpage by CLICKING HERE, or copying the following link and pasting it into your browser: http://www.krmg.com/news/lifestyles/home-garden/hgeo-exhibitor-resource-center/nqNm6/.   One of the most important links is for the official Exhibitor Service Manual.  It's considered part of your exhibitor agreement and contains info that’s vital to your participation in our show.  Please read it and give us a call if you have any questions.

2)      Since we're just about a week away from kicking off exhibitor move-in for this show, please double-check your scheduled move-in day/time by visiting the Exhibitor Move-in Schedule that's posted on the Exhibitor Resource Center webpage.  Let us know if we need to make any changes.

3)      If you still have a balance due on your booth fee, please get that taken care of ASAP. All booth fees must be paid before move-in starts on Tuesday, July 26th.  Please make sure your payment is received by that date.  Missing this deadline can result in the loss of your booth space AND your deposit. If you need help, visit the CMG Payment Info web page for details.

4)      Please be sure you've read about the liability insurance requirements that are in force for this show.  They're on page 8 of your Exhibitor Service Manual.  Don’t wait until the last minute to get this taken care of!  If you haven't provided us a certificate of liability (and workmen’s comp insurance if you're required to carry it) listing Cox Radio, Inc. and Tulsa Public Facilities Authority as additional insureds, you will NOT be allowed in the building to set up your booth!  You can see if we have NOT received your proof of insurance by visitng the Liability Insurance Information page now. If your company name is listed here, please contact your insurance agent and ask them to forward your proof of coverage to us today. If you have any questions, please call me ASAP and I’ll help you out.

5)      If you're on Facebook, please visit our show page at https://www.facebook.com/HomeandGardenExpoofOklahoma/?fref=ts or just type Home & Garden Expo of Oklahoma in the search bar at the top of your own FB page to find it.  Click the Like button and then share the page with your customers and friends.  You’re encouraged to write a post about your attendance at the show to invite new customers to come and see you.

The Home & Garden Expo of Oklahoma is brought to you by Mattress King and Eden’s Structural Solutions.

  

6)      There's still time - if you would like to use the official show logo on any of your social media sites, please email me and I’ll be glad to send it to you.  Let me know what format you need the logo in.

7)       Each 8x8 and 10x10 booth space comes with a ONE free covered and skirted 6-foot folding table and 2 folding chairs. For larger booths, you get additional tables/chairs for each extra booth space you have (a 10x20 booth gets 2 tables and 4 chairs for example). With this show however, past experience tells us that most exhibitors do NOT use their tables and chairs, so please let us know if you DO want the free table(s) you're entitled to. Click the link that says Table Reservation Form here or on the Exhibitor Resource Center web page. Download the form, fill it out and email or fax it back to us before July 22nd and we'll make sure your table(s) will be in your booth when you arrive to move in.

8)    If your display contains any kind of water feature (swimming pool, hot tub, water garden, etc.) you are required to provide us with after-hours contact info in case of a water leak. Download the After Hours Emergency Contact Information form on the Exhibitor Resource Center web page and email or fax it to us prior to your move-in day.

That’s it for this edition.  Don’t hesitate to call or email me at the numbers/address below if you have any questions. Have a terrific week!

Steve McDonald Event Coordinator Cox Radio, Inc. – Tulsa 7136 S. Yale Ave, Suite 500 Tulsa, OK  74136 918-523-2067 – show office line 918-521-1324 – cell 918-493-5357 – fax Email: Steve.McDonald@CoxInc.com

HGEO Exhibitor Update #3

EXHIBITOR UPDATE #3

July 8, 2016

Only 21 days left until the show!

Good afternoon and welcome to the latest “Home & Garden Expo of Oklahoma” exhibitor update!

1)      If you haven't done so already, make sure to visit the official Exhibitor Resource Center webpage by CLICKING HERE, or copying the following link and pasting it into your browser: http://www.krmg.com/news/lifestyles/home-garden/hgeo-exhibitor-resource-center/nqNm6/.   One of the most important links is for the official Exhibitor Service Manual.  It's considered part of your exhibitor agreement and contains info that’s vital to your participation in our show.  Please read it and give us a call if you have any questions.

2)      If you're on Facebook, please visit our show page at https://www.facebook.com/HomeandGardenExpoofOklahoma/?fref=ts or just type Home & Garden Expo of Oklahoma in the search bar at the top of your own FB page to find it.  Click the Like button and then share the page with your customers and friends.  You’re encouraged to write a post about your attendance at the show to invite new customers to come and see you.

3)      If you still have a balance due on your booth fee, please get that taken care of ASAP. All booth fees must be paid before move-in starts on Tuesday, July 26th.  Please make sure your payment is received by that date.  Missing this deadline can result in the loss of your booth space AND your deposit. If you need help, visit the CMG Payment Info web page for details.

4)      The current Exhibitor Move-in Schedule is posted on the Exhibitor Resource Center webpage.  Take a minute and double-check your scheduled move-in day and time and let us know if we need to make any changes.

The Home & Garden Expo of Oklahoma is brought to you by Mattress King and Eden’s Structural Solutions.

  

5)      Please make sure you've read about the liability insurance requirements that are in force for this show.  They're on page 8 of your Exhibitor Service Manual.  Don’t wait until the last minute to get this taken care of!  If you haven't provided us a certificate of liability (and workmen’s comp insurance if you're required to carry it) listing Cox Radio, Inc. and Tulsa Public Facilities Authority as additional insureds, you will NOT be allowed in the building to set up your booth!  If you have any questions, please call me ASAP and I’ll help you out.

6)      If you would like to use the official show logo on any of your social media sites, please email me and I’ll be glad to send it to you.  Let me know what format you need the logo in.

7)       Each 8x8 and 10x10 booth space comes with a ONE free covered and skirted 6-foot folding table and 2 folding chairs. For larger booths, you get additional tables/chairs for each extra booth space you have (a 10x20 booth gets 2 tables and 4 chairs for example). With this show however, past experience tells us that most exhibitors do NOT use their tables and chairs, so please let us know if you DO want the free table(s) you're entitled to. Click the link that says Table Reservation Form here or on the Exhibitor Resource Center web page. Download the form, fill it out and email or fax it back to us before July 22nd and we'll make sure your table(s) will be in your booth when you arrive to move in.

8)    If your display contains any kind of water feature (swimming pool, hot tub, water garden, etc.) you are required to provide us with after-hours contact info in case of a water leak. Download the After Hours Emergency Contact Information form on the Exhibitor Resource Center web page and email or fax it to us prior to your move-in day.

That’s it for this time around.  Don’t hesitate to call or email me at the numbers/address below if you have any questions. Have a terrific weekend!

Steve McDonald Event Coordinator Cox Radio, Inc. – Tulsa 7136 S. Yale Ave, Suite 500 Tulsa, OK  74136 918-523-2067 – show office line 918-521-1324 – cell 918-493-5357 – fax Email: Steve.McDonald@CoxInc.com

HGTV's 'Love It or List It' under fire again

recent Reddit post brought reality shows into question, asking internet users, "People who have been on reality TV shows, what's rigged and whats not?"

Some commenters got heated about what goes on behind the scenes on HGTV’s home renovation show "Love It or List It." According to the commenters, the show is not all it’s cracked up to be.

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One person said that two family members were part of the show. That commenter said the producers had the family members tape two endings of the show and then decided which one to air.

"My aunt and uncle were on 'Love It Or List It,'" the Reddit user wrote. "(Producers) had them record both endings, and the network chose which one they thought was best. They are still in the house and they love it, but the show says they listed it."

This revelation is a big let-down for fans because most tune in to see the competition between designer Hilary and real estate agent David. But the Reddit discussion challenges whether there's any competition at all. 

A photo posted by Love It or List It (@_loveitorlistit) on Mar 5, 2016 at 8:24am PST <script async defer src="//platform.instagram.com/en_US/embeds.js"></script>

Another disappointing accusation questions the show's timeline for designs and renovations. While the show makes it seem as if the renovations are completed in a short period of time, Reddit users said renovations can take months as producers attempt to create as many episodes in a time frame as possible.

One Reddit user went into more detail about the headache surrounding the construction on the homes.

"As mentioned, nobody wants to list their house -- they just want a free renovation and to be on TV. However, the show only pays for 50 percent of the work they do on your house, and the producers do what they want for TV and don’t really respect the homeowners’ wishes. (Plus,) they shoot a bunch of episodes in one market at a time, so they use one set of contractors for all of the homes. If they get behind on the work on a given home, they pretend that the work is done so they can wrap on the episode, then they take the crew with them to the next house. You then have to live in an unfinished renovation until the whole set of episodes is finished and the crew can get back to you. This can be months or not at all."

These accusations have landed the hit HGTV show in more hot water. According to Country Living, a couple from an April 2015 episode filed a lawsuit against the show, citing "shoddy work and unfair trade practices."

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But not all participants on the show had negative experiences. Julia Sweeten, a real estate blogger, featured a couple whose time on the show was positive.

According to Sweeten, the remodel on one couple's home took about seven weeks, and they only peeked in on the house twice during the renovations. The families have to move out while construction is going on.

"Meeting David and Hilary was a thrill and they have every bit of that back and forth repartee as you would expect having watched the show," the woman, Marci, told Sweeten. "They were both truly quite fun to work with."

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Marci said their reactions to the final look of their home were genuine. The couple ultimately decided to sell the home, but that wasn’t until the episode aired.

HGEO Exhibitor Update #2

EXHIBITOR UPDATE #2

June 23, 2016

Only 36 days left until the show!

Good morning and welcome to the latest “Home & Garden Expo of Oklahoma” exhibitor update!  It’s another way of communicating information about the show to you.

1)      Be sure to visit the official Exhibitor Resource Center webpage by CLICKING HERE, or copying the following link and pasting it into your browser: http://www.krmg.com/news/lifestyles/home-garden/hgeo-exhibitor-resource-center/nqNm6/.   One of the most important links is for the official Exhibitor Service Manual.  It's considered part of your exhibitor agreement and contains info that’s vital to your participation in our show.  Please read it and give us a call if you have any questions.

2)      Those of you on Facebook, please visit our show page at https://www.facebook.com/HomeandGardenExpoofOklahoma/?fref=ts or just type Home & Garden Expo of Oklahoma in the search bar at the top of your own FB page to find it.  Click the Like button and then share the page with your friends.  You’re encouraged to write a post about your attendance at the show to invite new customers to come and see you.

3)      The remainder of your booth fee is due on or before THIS Friday, June 24th.  Please make sure your payment is received by that date.  Missing this deadline can result in the loss of your booth space and deposit. If you need help, visit the CMG Payment Info web page for details.

4)      The current Exhibitor Move-in Schedule is posted on the Exhibitor Resource Center webpage.  Take a minute and double-check your scheduled move-in day & time.  Let us know if we need to make any changes.

The Home & Garden Expo of Oklahoma is brought to you by Mattress King and Eden’s Structural Solutions.

  

5)      Please read about the liability insurance requirements that are in force for this show.  You'll find them on page 8 of your Exhibitor Service Manual.  Don’t wait until the last minute to get this taken care of!  If you haven't provided us a certificate of liability (and workmen’s comp insurance if you're required to carry it) listing Cox Radio, Inc. and Tulsa Public Facilities Authority as additional insureds, you will NOT be allowed in the building to set up your booth!  If you have any questions, please call me ASAP and I’ll help you out.

6)      If you would like to use the official show logo on any of your social media sites, please email me and I’ll be glad to send it to you.  Let me know what format you need the logo in.

7)       Each 8x8 and 10x10 booth space comes with a ONE free covered and skirted 6-foot folding table and 2 folding chairs. For larger booths, you get additional tables/chairs for each extra booth space you have (a 10x20 booth gets 2 tables and 4 chairs for example). With this show however, past experience tells us that most exhibitors do NOT use their tables and chairs, so please let us know if you DO want the free table(s) you're entitled to. Click the link that says Table Reservation Form here or on the Exhibitor Resource Center web page. Download the form, fill it out and email or fax it back to us before July 22nd and we'll make sure your table(s) will be in your booth when you arrive to move in.

8)    If your display contains any kind of water feature (swimming pool, hot tub, water garden, etc.) you are required to provide us with after-hours contact info in case of a water leak. Download the After Hours Emergency Contact Information form on the Exhibitor Resource Center web page and email or fax it to us prior to your move-in day.

That’s it for this time around.  Don’t hesitate to call or email me at the numbers/address below if you have any questions. Have a terrific weekend!

Steve McDonald Event Coordinator Cox Radio, Inc. – Tulsa 7136 S. Yale Ave, Suite 500 Tulsa, OK  74136 918-493 -2067 – show office line 918-521-1324 – cell 918-493-5357 – fax Email: Steve.McDonald@CoxInc.com

Billions of cicadas to ascend in Ohio, New York, Pennsylvania

Video includes clips from Brandon Baker / CC BY 3.0, The BBC and Rich4098 / CC BY 3.0 and images from Natalia Wilson / CC BY SA 2.0, Nick Harris / CC BY ND 2.0, Gramody / CC BY SA 2.0 and Meredith Harris / CC BY ND 2.0.

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Next month, parts of the U.S. can expect to see and hear lots of 17-year-old cicadas, which will rise from the ground to mate.

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The insects, which have spent the rest of their lives underground, only live above ground for about six weeks. The adults, the ones that make all the noise, only ascend above ground to reproduce.

Males use the harsh sound to look for females so they can mate in that brief time. The sound can reach over 90 decibels in some instances; that's about the same volume as a lawn mower.

The female cicadas will lay eggs in a tree, and after the eggs hatch, the newborn cicadas -- called nymphs -- will bury themselves in the ground, where they'll develop for 17 years. 

According to The Washington Post, female cicadas can lay up to 400 eggs each, across 40 to 50 sites.

During the upcoming mating season, there could be as many as 1.5 million cicadas per acre in some places.

The noise, which is mostly a daytime phenomenon, will probably last until mid- to late June, by which time most of the cicadas will probably die, according to Gaye Williams, a Maryland Department of Agriculture entomologist. Williams said predicting exactly when the emergence will end is tough because it depends on many variables, including temperature, moisture and humidity. 

The good news is that cicadas can’t chew, so they don’t devour plants and trees. Plus, they don’t bite or sting.

But if you live in Ohio, New York, Pennsylvania and other neighboring states, now might be the time to invest in some ear plugs.

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