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How to Survive the Holidays without Losing Your Mind

Oh how we love the holidays! The festivities are never-ending, but if you’re not careful, the stress can overpower the fun during the holiday season. Whether it’s decorations, food preparation or clean-up, here are a few tips for surviving the holidays without losing your mind (much):

Roofing Wednesdays: A Vinyl Record Roof

Matt Glassmeyer, a musician from Nashville, put his old record albums to good use: he shingled the porch of his house with 350 vinyl records. The records uniformly overlap to cover the entire porch roof and are secured in place with by a nail and washer through the center hole.

Roofing Wednesdays: St. Stephen's Cathedral, Vienna

St. Stephen's Cathedral, a Roman Catholic church in Vienna, is one of Austria's most famous attractions. This Gothic structure has a 137-meter-high spire and a beautiful, multi-colored tile roof (with 230,000 tiles), and it showcases eight centuries of architectural history!

Roofing Wednesdays: The Academy of Sciences, California

The Academy of Sciences in California's "living roof" is covered in rolling hills and fields on which local wildlife lives and is edged by solar panels. The U.S. Green Building Council: Leed Platinum has given it the highest sustainability rating of any museum in the world.