2012 is all about hitting the refresh button. �In fact, all the hoopla surrounding the Mayan calendar is really just a misunderstanding of how their sense of time really works: this year is an ending, but it is also the beginning of a new loop. �A time to start all over again.

Ed Gallagher clears out the old and makes room for the new on the cover of this month's Better Homes and Gardens. �And after a strange winter, with a hopeful spring just around the corner, I think we could all use a little refresh.

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