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Word Count: 626 Creating characterful interiors with hardwood moulding Hardwood mouldings and trim can turn a plain space into something spectacular....
Word Count: 480 What you need to know to control this silent killer Hypertension is called the silent killer; don't miss even one medication dose....
Word Count: 568 Breathe deeply and safely: 5 ways to protect yourself from CO poisoning Protect your family from CO poisoning with these five tips. ...
Word Count: 786 5 simple secrets to creating the career you want The majority of the Americans don't love their careers. Here's how you can change that....
Word Count: 603 Is a line of credit right for your business? Learn the pros and cons of taking a line of credit for your business. ...
Word Count: 475 Improve your spring-cleaning routine and create a healthier home Spring cleaning? Make certain your indoor air is kept clean as well....
Word Count: 674 Design a stunning backsplash without the whiplash A tile backsplash will instantly transform a space into an eye-catching masterpiece with these tips....
Word Count: 677 Corporate privacy becoming a top business concern in 2015 Take a deeper look into the little things you can do to better manage privacy and security....
Word Count: 622 Tax hints every investor should know Having investment income doesn't mean you can't do your own taxes....
Word Count: 581 7 common tax return blunders to avoid Knowing the most common tax errors are will help keep you in the clear this year....
Word Count: 450 Summer like a celebrity: 4 easy ways to go boating 4 great ways to go boating on a budget ...
Word Count: 707 Beautiful lawn DIY: 6 steps to success Simple expert tips for a healthy lawn....
Word Count: 521 Spring projects that are sure to spruce up your home Spruce up your home with these home-improvement tips for spring....
Word Count: 449 4 steps to find your home's perfect patio door How to find the ideal patio door for your home....
Word Count: 832 8 questions to ask when hiring a family portrait photographer Never hire a photographer without asking these eight questions first. ...
Word Count: 449 Computers and car parts: Finding what you need has never been easier Computers make finding car parts a cinch...
Word Count: 588 Children and summer learning: 5 building blocks for their brains Summer camps can help kids combat the dreaded "summer brain drain." ...
Word Count: 686 An ideal number 2 may not be a number 2: what your bathroom habits might be telling you Your bathroom habits are an important indicator of your gastrointestinal (GI) health....
Word Count: 707 Was winter hard on your hardscape? Tips for simple DIY repairs Simple DIY fixes can get your hardscapes ready for spring and summer....
Word Count: 524 Kick up your grilled cheese game with Havarti and Gouda April is National Grilled Cheese Month and here are some inspiring and tasty meal ideas....
Word Count: 736 5 health myths you shouldn't believe Are you being duped by these common health myths?...
Word Count: 633 Look 10 years younger with expert anti-aging tips Erasing years from your appearance is actually simpler than most people think....
Word Count: 574 4 designer touches every well-dressed deck will wear this season Stainless steel cables to mixed media, what every well-dressed deck will be wearing this summer....
Word Count: 602 5 projects to recreate your basement These five projects can help you create the basement space of your dreams. ...
Word Count: 577 3 secrets to creating the shabby chic wedding of your dreams Creating a shabby chic wedding is simple with these three steps....
Word Count: 348 Add 1 often-overlooked task to your childproofing plan: Secure your TVs Securing your TVs should be at the top of your childproofing to-do list....
Word Count: 352 Vicki Lawrence shares personal health challenge for first time Emmy award-winning actress Vicki Lawrence is sharing her experience with chronic idiopathic urticaria (CIU)....
Word Count: 335 Cultivating financial confidence: Study finds women have more to learn when it comes to retirement planning For women, managing long-term finances may be taking a back seat to short-term priorities....
Word Count: 799 6 model behaviors for tax planning season Learn the practices that better position you to navigate tax season....
Word Count: 1 Termites 101: What every homebuyer should know this spring Homebuyers should be aware of termite risks, and take steps to ensure the home they purchase is termite-free....
Word Count: 465 Why smart renovation investments will keep you living more comfortably Choose renovations that make your home more comfortable and energy-efficient....
Word Count: 457 How to audit your home's energy efficiency A home energy audit can make your home more efficient and save you money....
Word Count: 432 Keep your cool by paying less for air conditioning this summer Stay cool and lower electric bills by sealing air leaks....
Word Count: 659 6 must-do home improvements to withstand severe summer weather With summer storms on the way, take these steps to protect your home from storm damage....
Word Count: 523 Take the sweat out of your DIY projects this year Tips for DIYers to get more done with less sweat this summer....
Word Count: 624 Tips for buying your first ATV Don't buy your first ATV without considering these questions. ...
Word Count: 789 8 ways first-time homebuyers can make themselves mortgage-ready First-time homebuyers can take steps to help ensure they're successful in securing a mortgage....
Word Count: 777 Decorating a home office? 3 productivity-enhancing principles Is your home office decor hindering productivity? Simple ways to improve its look and usability....
Word Count: 793 5 upgrades for under $5,000 to put your home at the top of every buyer's list For less than $5,000, you can put your home at the top of every buyer's must-see list this year....
Word Count: 435 Living with MS, finding inner strength Living with MS requires having an inner strength to overcome challenges faced daily....
Word Count: 645 4 sensible, affordable ways to give your bathroom spa-like panache Creating a spa-like bathroom experience is possible no matter the size of the room or your renovation budget....
Word Count: 567 Greener, cleaner bathrooms save water, time and money Check out the many advantages of a greener bathroom....
Word Count: 359 Easy tips to drink more water throughout the day Tips to ensure you drink a healthy amount of water every day....
Word Count: 489 5 projects to amaze with your outdoor space Reinvent your outdoor space with these easy projects....
Word Count: 481 4 easy upgrades to make your home more water-efficient Four upgrades can help you save water this summer....
Word Count: 692 Think it's too soon to start planning your child's summer? Think again Guidelines for choosing a summer camp for your kids....
Word Count: 680 6 tips for a safe outpatient surgery experience Experts provide advice on how to have a good outpatient surgery outcome....
Word Count: 543 Why experts recommend skin-to-skin contact for infants Regularly practicing skin-to-skin contact great benefits for mom and baby....
Word Count: 500 U.S. farm-raised fish: the safe, sustainable choice Learn more about aquaculture and fish farming in the United States....
Word Count: 748 It's going to blow: Must-know tips for homeowners replacing water heaters in 2015 Tips to help you avoid getting into hot water when replacing a water heater....
Word Count: 502 Creating an island paradise: Tips for adding an island in your kitchen renovation Islands are the must-have showpiece of kitchen renovations in 2015....
Word Count: 716 Save water - and money - in the most budget-draining room in your house Did you know the bathroom is the room where you use the most water? Here are conservation tips....
Word Count: 573 The natural secret to a high-yield, pest-free garden this year The trick to growing healthier plants with fewer pests and bigger yields: chickens....
Word Count: 628 Hooked on books: Why reading to your baby is a must Early literacy skills begin in infancy. Here are five reasons reading to your baby is a must....
Word Count: 422 Need a fresh look for your company? Try a new logo Has your company been around for awhile? It might be time for a new logo....
Word Count: 790 5 truly meaningful ways to show your patriotism this Memorial Day and beyond Looking for a meaningful way to show your love of country? Here are five inspiring ideas....
Word Count: 709 February is Heart Month: 5 surprising facts that might save your life These five important heart facts might save a life. Learn more now....
Word Count: 639 Time-saving hacks impatient people use to maximize every minute Save time on mundane to-dos with clever time-saving tricks....
Word Count: 530 6 tips to keeping seniors safe at home Home safety and security tips so seniors can enjoy more years at home....
Word Count: 627 Got digital clutter? 3 easy ways to spring clean your digital life Add "cutting digital clutter" to your spring cleaning tasks with three simple steps....
Word Count: 464 Spring cleaning hacks to help de-clutter your life Use these hacks to declutter your life this spring....
Word Count: 614 7 simple tips to help babies adjust to daylight saving time Learn expert tips to help your little one sleep well during the daylight savings time transition....
Word Count: 509 How to maximize your tax refund and cut monthly expenses Tips for turning your refund into a healther personal budget....
Word Count: 563 Plan now for your big move this summer No matter the distance, your big move is going to be a big deal....
Word Count: 580 Is a wood or composite deck right for your home? Which is the better deck material: wood or composites?...
Word Count: 522 10 tips for kids' good dental health Dental health is an important part of overall health for children....
Word Count: 393 This simple DIY home improvement saves money and helps the environment Learn more about how the right insulation can save your home money and protect the environment. ...
Word Count: 521 Got an hour? Quick hits for updated kitchens and baths Here are some easy projects you can tackle to update your kitchen or bathroom....
Word Count: 617 Renew your look for spring with simple expert style tricks A few expert tips will have you looking radiant this spring....
Word Count: 556 The invisible battle: managing your chronic pain Have chronic pain? Try these pain-management techiques....
Word Count: 1 Simple ways to make Easter special for family of all ages Thoughtful ways to make Easter special for loved ones near and far....
Word Count: 372 Spring cleaning secrets to cut the clutter without hurting productivity Tips to spend less time cutting clutter and more time getting stuff done....
Word Count: 603 5 money traps to avoid each month Keep an eye out for these five money traps....
Word Count: 491 Green living tips: recycling while cleaning Did you know that much of what you throw away can likely be recycled?...
Word Count: 361 Discover unexpected ways to drink more water Increasing your water intake is not as difficult as you may think with expert tips....
Word Count: 638 Unique tips for sensational summer entertaining Six simple ways to elevate your summer gatherings with some unique twists....
Word Count: 588 5 ways to get buyers to see your open house as their next house Learn some simple ways to make your open house successful and sell your home. ...
Word Count: 469 Tax time tips: How to combat tax identity theft fraud Be aware of identity theft risks while doing your taxes, and take these steps to protect yourself....
Word Count: 467 6 simple warm weather tune ups for your home Get your home ready for warm weather with some simple steps....
Word Count: 681 Are you overpaying to be underinsured? Learn steps to ensure that you have adequate insurance and are paying the correct amount....
Word Count: 536 Move to a world of color with these easy tips to find your color inspiration See how color influences the world you live in every day. ...
Word Count: 627 Deer wars: coming soon to a suburb near you How to deter deer from moving into your suburban neighborhood....
Word Count: 714 10 tips to safely sell a car online Want to sell your car yourself? Check out these important tips first....
Word Count: 737 Hoping to retire in 10, 20 or 40 years? Here's what you need to know now American workers, ages 32 to 64, are $6.6 trillion short of the amount needed to retire comfortably....
Word Count: 577 Three reasons why you should consider an IRA Americans rely on IRAs to help them grow and maintain their retirement savings....
Word Count: 538 Tips for growing a water-conservative garden Here are some water-conservation tips for growing a garden....
Word Count: 1 Biting back against mosquitos: Eliminate breeding and feeding opportunities Eliminate mosquito breeding grounds to keep them out of your yard this summer....
Word Count: 596 One smart update can upgrade your entire home One important area can dramatically impact the overall look of your home....
Word Count: 559 4 simple ways to help your family eat well on a budget A few simple tips using frozen foods can help put any family on a path to healthier eating....
Word Count: 599 Remodeling a kitchen? Draw inspiration from locations and cultures around the world For a truly unique kitchen remodel, draw on inspiration from around the world....
Word Count: 576 Under pressure: How to manage stress before it affects your health Too much stress can lead to negative health effects. Learn to manage it....
Word Count: 478 Avoid these fuel issues so your mower doesn't run out of gas Mower not starting? It might be your fuel. ...
Word Count: 438 5 ways to boost your home's curb appeal Selling your home this summer? These simple steps can boost curb appeal and value....
Word Count: 382 3 great reasons to clean your car this spring A few simple steps can help boost your vehicle’s integrity and beauty....
Word Count: 1 Use less water, save more money by focusing on 3 areas of your home Simple, effective ways to save water and money this summer....
Word Count: 604 5 automotive mobile devices ideal for teenage drivers Some mobile devices can help teen drivers stay safer behind the wheel....
Word Count: 609 6 ways to ease your long commute Here are some product ideas to help drivers ease their commute to and from work....
Word Count: 567 5 ways to give your home and lawn the spring refresh they need Get your lawn ready for the season. Here's how. ...
Word Count: 646 Stay one step ahead of Mother Nature with new outdoor solutions Stay one step ahead of the weather with these home improvement tips....
Word Count: 541 What you need to know to weather the weather Tips for weathering whatever the weather brings....
Word Count: 558 5 simple steps to make your new place feel like home A few simple decorating steps to put your own spin on a rented home....
Word Count: 530 Hurricane season, wind speed and your home's siding: What you need to know When hurricane season arrives, do you know if your home's siding can weather the storm?...
Word Count: 673 Quick tips to reduce moving stress With some preparation and the right tools, moving can be a low-stress endeavor....
Word Count: 543 How to tackle your home's stubborn stains and odors Find out how to rid your home of stubborn stains and odors today. ...

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