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Word Count: 458 Timely, budget-friendly solutions for getting your house ready for the holidays With entertaining season approaching at warp speed, it’s time to get your home spruced up and looking like new....
Word Count: 589 3 empowering reasons why women can be better investors Women may lack financial confidence, but have many qualities that could make them good investors....
Word Count: 822 Parents: School is back in session, time to teach kids vital financial lessons Parents are the most important source of financial education for kids. Here are ways to share money knowledge with kids of all ages....
Word Count: 557 Filing taxes for the first time? Easily conquer taxes with 3 simple tips Unless you majored in accounting, the thought of filing your own income tax return may evoke feelings similar to your first job interview. It doesn't have to with these tips....
Word Count: 536 Make a grand entrance: simple ideas to refresh your entryway Your front door and entrance is often the first thing others notice about your home. Make a positive first impression with these ideas....
Word Count: 536 Tips on how to give your home an annual checkup Give your home an annual checkup before cold weather arrives to help add comfort, save energy and cut home maintenance in the long-run....
Word Count: 449 Tips on how to prepare your windows and doors for winter and save energy Windows and doors can be more energy efficient this winter with a few simple maintenance tasks....
Word Count: 586 Mint lightens and brightens summer dishes This year, mint is making its mark in the culinary scene in some new and unexpected ways....
Word Count: 585 Pressure to perform can outweigh the benefits of children's sports Playing sports can increase a child’s potential for suffering from anxiety, stress or feeling burned out. Tips for parents to keep in mind for cheering their children on the athletic field....
Word Count: 556 Can the power of positive thinking change your life? Positive people find success, good health, happiness, wealth and rewarding relationships throughout their lives. This is not because they are already successful, or because they are more confident, it is simply the attitude....
Word Count: 524 5 rules to negotiate a better salary You've accepted a job and it's time for negotiate – a process few people are comfortable with. Skipping it, however, can mean that you miss out on better benefits or a higher salary. Consider these...
Word Count: 683 5 job interview questions you must be prepared to answer It’s a competitive market for all types of jobs, from entry level on up. If you have an interview scheduled, make certain you’re prepared for the questions you’ll be asked....
Word Count: 543 Expand and enhance your job search with social media As you finalize your resume and create drafts for cover letters, be sure to plan your social media strategy as well....
Word Count: 777 Is fresher always better? 4 ways to know your produce When it comes to choosing produce, the catch words are “local” and “seasonal.” These words, like fresh and organic, can have several different meanings. Here are tips to help you make the best choices....
Word Count: 601 5 simple steps for protecting your home during the holidays Take precautions today to protect your home and deter criminals during the holidays....
Word Count: 541 Want your resume to be read? Avoid these 5 resume don'ts Finding that perfect job opportunity doesn’t come around very often for many, and when it does, excitement can take over and cloud the ability to stay focused on the best version of your resume....
Word Count: 502 Enjoy healthier comfort foods while keeping the comfort Comfort foods remind us of home, warmth and family; they are often the creamy, rich and heavy everyday foods we had as children. Things like macaroni and cheese, mashed potatoes, and fried chicken may be...
Word Count: 551 DIY Halloween costumes that won't spook your budget As the leaves turn, children of all ages begin their quest for this year’s “it” Halloween costume. Americans will spend $2.8 billion dollars on Halloween costumes this year, according to the National Retail Federation’s 2014...
Word Count: 560 The bedroom: the key to a restful night's sleep From noise reduction to lighting, there are a few easy ways you can turn your bedroom into a tranquil oasis....
Word Count: 807 Don't wing it: tips to help prepare for your next interview Learn these important interviewing skills before your big moment. ...
Word Count: 645 Be a super shopper: where to splurge and save at the grocery store Learn these tips to get the most for your buck at the grocery store....
Word Count: 416 5 tips for making your vote count on Election Day With the November mid-term elections quickly approaching, now is the time to learn more about candidates and issues on the ballot so you can make your vote count....
Word Count: 407 Drive safely with your newborn by following these tips Babies change everything. Their arrival means that new parents need to become educated - quickly - on cribs, strollers and most importantly, child-safety seats and all their rules....
Word Count: 457 Simple steps that help people with diabetes keep their feet healthy Seeing a podiatrist can help people with diabetes avoid one of the most severe risks of the disease....
Word Count: 562 5 affordable entertaining ideas guaranteed to impress at holiday parties This year, take your holiday party to the next level to truly impress your guests – without breaking the bank....
Word Count: 636 Travel secrets revealed: How to experience a destination like a local Travelers want more from their vacations, including authentic experiences. Knowing where the locals go is key to discovering the hidden gems of any destination. Here's the tricks of travel insiders....
Word Count: 644 Address hearing loss with compassion before the holidays Holiday gatherings can be problematic for people with untreated hearing loss, as many loud voices, background music and other noise can make it difficult to follow, participate in and feel a part of the celebration....
Word Count: 471 Essential swim safety tips Summer is a time to be spent in the pool, however, that pool time can be dangerous for infants and young kids. Keep youngsters safer in the water with these tips....
Word Count: 588 Improve your entire day with these easy breakfast ideas A better breakfast may be the simple secret to shedding weight and keeping it off. Here are quick breakfast ideas that can help....
Word Count: 633 10 healthy strategies to survive the holidays If you’re trying to manage your weight, holiday activities can come with a cost if you give in to the treats of the season....
Word Count: 597 Beating Type 2 diabetes Evidence has shown Type 2 diabetes (or insulin resistance) can often be controlled – or even reversed – by proper eating and exercise....
Word Count: 421 One simple home improvement cuts noise pollution while boosting energy savings Spray foam insulation not only improves your home's energy efficiency, it can make it quieter inside, too....
Word Count: 412 Curb energy loss with smart home renovation investments While homeowners may not immediately think of their attic as a major source of energy loss, the reality is that as much as 25 percent of the energy lost in the average American home occurs...
Word Count: 463 A quick, 3-step energy audit could save you big bucks this winter Identify air leaks with a home energy audit. Sealing leaks helps furnaces run better and cuts costs. ...
Word Count: 866 Home safety tips for a safe and happy winter season Freezing temperatures are in store for much of the country this winter and that means homeowners need to take steps to ensure that their loved-ones and property stay safe and warm through the long, cold...
Word Count: 617 Clever holiday entertaining shortcuts big on taste, low on stress If you’re dreading the holiday season because it feels like entertaining is so much work, these tips will help you make this holiday season and beyond a breeze....
Word Count: 467 Easy, affordable and smart ways to protect your home from winter weather emergencies To ensure your home and family are protected through winter, take these easy, affordable and smart steps to prepare....
Word Count: 721 5 home improvements that boost safety, comfort and the value of your home Some of the most valuable home improvements aren't visual. Here are five behind-the-scenes upgrades to improve a home's safety, comfort and value....
Word Count: 687 5 packing tips to make the back-to-college move easier While college students usually don’t have a lot of belongings that need to be moved, the process can be exhausting and overwhelming. These tips will help to make the move easier....
Word Count: 644 Home improvements that give you the most bang for your buck Prioritizing a home-improvement wish list is never easy. Do you put design and aesthetics ahead of functionality? Or do you choose comfort and convenience over energy efficiency and cost savings?...
Word Count: 504 Why grandma's holiday check could be the worst gift for a special needs child You know that little check you can always count on from grandma or grandpa around the holidays? It could be the worst gift your child gets this year, if he or she is a child...
Word Count: 668 Upgrades that scream 'luxury' with cheaper-than-you-think price tags Tired of costly decorating ploys that don't add drama? Here are surprisingly affordable improvements that deliver high impact....
Word Count: 733 Seeing the USA? Summer travel that includes unique hardwood hotspots Finalizing your summer travel plans? Thinking outside the box to find destinations that combine history, architecture and nature can make travel that much more memorable....
Word Count: 640 The beauty of wood turns homes into architectural masterpieces Architects, designers and homeowners are creatively using wood’s inimitable qualities to bring character, warmth and distinction to different parts of the modern home....
Word Count: 634 What are your breast cancer risk factors? The answers could surprise you Breast cancer is the most common cancer among American women, aside from skin cancers. About one in eight women in the U.S. develop invasive breast cancer during their lifetime....
Word Count: 660 10 expert strategies for enjoying holiday foods without the weight gain Hectic schedules, holiday stress, and tasty indulgences at every turn can lead to a few extra pounds by the year’s end. Here's how to avoid weight gain....
Word Count: 671 Outsmart illness: 5 simple steps to boost your immune system naturally The best defense against illness is a healthy immune system, and by doing a few simple things at home, you can make sure yours is in tip-top shape....
Word Count: 576 Design inspiration at your fingertips: Homeowners go digital to jumpstart home improvement projects If you're planning a remodel, online resources can help you bring your vision to life, and create a detailed design plan before you begin the project....
Word Count: 60 Stay safe this holiday season while shopping and traveling [Infographic] The airport, mall and many places in between have elevators and escalators to transport people between floors. Keep these safety tips in mind while using them this holiday season....
Word Count: 483 Preparing for fall and winter pests: How to keep wildlife and insects out of your home For many pests, including rodents, spiders and cockroaches, the change in season indicates the need to find shelter from the colder temperatures ahead. In some cases, this shelter is the same place that keeps your...
Word Count: 341 Don't let hitchhiking pests spoil your holiday season Though it is all too easy to get caught up in the hustle and bustle of the busy holiday season, the National Pest Management Association (NPMA) urges homeowners to take precautions against hitchhiking pests in...
Word Count: 596 Small businesses: Are you ready for 2014 filing deadlines? For small businesses, January’s arrival usually brings one very important task: issuing W-2s and 1099 forms to employees and independent contractors....
Word Count: 691 Grape idea! One simple ingredient boosts nutrition and reinvents meals Incorporating grapes into dishes is a great way to add flavor and nutrients....
Word Count: 562 Auto insight: What makes synthetic oil different from conventional oil? What you should know about synthetic oil and its benefits for different vehicles and needs....
Word Count: 694 Modern man cave musts Take a few tips to create a more mature man cave....
Word Count: 634 Work-life effectiveness: It's more achievable than you think Having a successful and fulfilling job and life outside of work can present challenges. Learn more about how you can have it all....
Word Count: 397 Saving money on your holiday shopping list There are some ways that you can save money this year on your holiday shopping and potentially make your planning for the season a bit easier as well....
Word Count: 452 Get decked out: prep your outdoor living space for a party Planning some outdoor entertaining? Try these tips for making your patio, porch or deck party-perfect....
Word Count: 503 Korea offers undiscovered beauty, romantic spa getaways Daydreaming of a lush spa getaway? How about an exotic change of scenery? South Korea offers all of this and more....
Word Count: 506 All aboard: Family friendly tips to make your cleaning projects a snap So you can get those summertime deep cleaning projects out of the way and get outside to enjoy the warmer weather, here are some quick tips to help make your home sparkle....
Word Count: 647 7 great Thanksgiving gifts for the hostess with the mostest Whether you’re attending a Thanksgiving celebration in person or celebrating in spirit with friends and family who are far away, show your thanks by sending a hostess gift. ...
Word Count: 403 5 DIY fall yard cleanup tips These five simple DIY fall yard chores can help prep your lawn for next spring....
Word Count: 376 Add curb appeal to your home inspired by architecture If you want to give your home a fresh new look, it’s easy to update your curb appeal based on the style of architecture you like....
Word Count: 646 Tips to help online degree-seekers balance family, fun and education during the holidays The holidays are typically everyone’s favorite time of the year. They’re filled with family, festivities, good cheer and good food. But for anyone juggling parental duties, work and online learning, relaxing and enjoying the holidays...
Word Count: 603 Achieving blood sugar control is important for people with type 2 diabetes Do you know how to control your blood sugar? Achieving blood sugar control is a crucial part of diabetes management....
Word Count: 452 Quick and simple at-home beauty treatments to try It might surprise you how many beauty treatments you can create from ingredients you already have in your home....
Word Count: 543 Five ways to save big money on your cellphone bill Five simple moves can help reduce your monthly cellphone expense....
Word Count: 489 Keep comfortable and stylish with denim this holiday season Because of how hectic and extended the holiday season is, it’s important to wear fun fashions that are both comfortable and stylish. The answer: denim!...
Word Count: 600 Summer's hottest 'deck-cessories' See what’s trending now when it comes to making outdoor spaces as stylish and functional as they can be....
Word Count: 612 Millennial homeowners: Simple, affordable ways to personalize home decor Personalizing your home decor is as simple as choosing the right products and taking on a few projects....
Word Count: 739 Keep growing with season-extending gardening tips for fall The approach of fall doesn't mean it's time for gardeners to hang up their hat, gloves and trowel. Here are tips to help keep you growing through fall....
Word Count: 707 Deter deer damage: 8 facts you need to know about deer during the cold-weather season As cold weather approaches, here are eight facts you should know about deer and how they can adversely affect your home and family....
Word Count: 515 Tips for becoming your own best health care advocate Being an advocate for your health can help keep you well, and could save you money on your Medicare coverage, too....
Word Count: 700 Forward-looking luxury at the forefront of today's bathroom renovation trends From aging in place to an emphasis on luxury, renovating Americans weigh multiple objectives when updating their homes....
Word Count: 375 4 questions to ask before purchasing a new home Buying a new house is an exciting time in your life. Because it is one of the most important investments you’ll make for yourself and your family, there are many important factors to consider....
Word Count: 515 Five tips to protect yourself from cybercrime this shopping season Here are five important ways you can protect yourself from cyber crime this holiday shopping season....
Word Count: 436 Natural cedar, a great material to help reduce your environmental footprint Many homeowners think using Western red cedar for decks, siding or other garden structures depletes the forest, when in fact, the exact opposite is true....
Word Count: 596 Simple twists to make summer cooking even more sensational This season why not enhance traditional foods with a few unique twists? These simple updates to classic summer dishes will have everyone raving....
Word Count: 818 Simple twists to enhance classic Thanksgiving fare This year, delight guests by making the classic Thanksgiving foods they love but with a few simple twists that will leave taste buds dancing....
Word Count: 553 Fail-safe tricks for creating the perfect cheese platter A scrumptious cheese platter is guaranteed to tempt everyone’s palate and be the perfect conversation starter at your next holiday gathering....
Word Count: 564 Lawn mower accessories help get landscaping jobs done efficiently and professionally At home, efficiency means being able to get the household and landscaping chores done so you can spend time with the family. Here's how....
Word Count: 736 Home organization starts with the right tools: How to get everyone on the same page No home is truly in order if the people who live in it are disorganized. Tips, tools and tricks to get your family organized....
Word Count: 394 Do you know more about snack cakes than smoke alarms? Most Americans say 'yes' One preparation often overlooked by many Americans is how to keep their families safe during the peak season for home fires....
Word Count: 658 Wedding smarts: Before the 'I do's' remember these important insurance to do's Planning a wedding is hectic, but there are also some vital details pertaining to insurance that many prospective newlyweds overlook....
Word Count: 617 Fighting post-military unemployment on the home front Thousands of American troops are preparing to transition out of the military and back into civilian life. Consider these tips for a smoother transition....
Word Count: 544 Change-of-season checklist for lowering home energy costs A simple checklist of projects can help homeowners prepare for winter and lower their energy costs....
Word Count: 522 New homebuyers checklist to ID costly repairs New homebuyers can avoid costly repairs by checking potential problem areas before buying a house....
Word Count: 427 Keep cool this summer while saving money Hotter weather can translate into higher costs if your home isn’t operating efficiently. There are simple things you can do throughout your home to keep cool while saving money....
Word Count: 483 Keep your home comfortable for the holidays Guests coming for the holidays? Find out how to keep everyone comfortable. ...
Word Count: 586 Spray paint tips to flawlessly update your home's furniture Whether your outdoor items are looking worn and weathered - or your indoor spaces need a pop of color - spray paint is the perfect solution....
Word Count: 333 Fight childhood hunger to keep kids healthy this summer Many children who rely on free or reduced cost meals during the school year are at risk of going hungry during the summer months....
Word Count: 529 Top time-saving kitchen appliances to help unleash your inner chef Whether you are a self-proclaimed expert or new to the kitchen, the following four ideas will be sure to help unleash your inner chef, while saving time preparing your favorite meals....
Word Count: 0 Tips for staying cool and experiencing a destination like a local Keep outdoor spaces cool and comfortableBeat the heat and take back your favorite areas by utilizing these helpful solutions to some of the most common challenges of being outdoors during hot weather. Read the full story How...
Word Count: 567 Fall foot health made easy Simple steps you take today can help keep feet healthy and comfortable so you don’t miss a beat this fall....
Word Count: 551 One area of your home could be adding a lot of money to your heating bill Secrets of insulating your garage and garage door, to reduce energy costs....
Word Count: 446 How to keep your information safe this holiday season How careful are you when you’re entering personal information online to purchase gifts for your loved ones?...
Word Count: 634 Smart, stylish solutions keep your entire home cool - without disrupting home decor You don't have to pay for central A/C or compromise your decor to keep your home cool this summer....
Word Count: 519 How to trick the eyes with the magic of home improvement Perform some magic of your own using simple home improvement tips to fool the eyes and transform small, drab spaces into ones that will surely astound and amaze....
Word Count: 696 DIY projects to turn your backyard into a summer oasis Are you looking for easy do-it-yourself projects to spruce up your backyard? Here are a few projects to help turn your backyard into a space you’ll look forward to showing off all summer long....
Word Count: 600 Make it easy: Tips for staying productive this summer The following tips can help you ensure that the technology you have makes it easy to make more happen in less time so you can enjoy summer....
Word Count: 534 Easy methods to give your home a summer spruce up Summer provides a great opportunity to go deep and tackle the DIY-oriented tasks around the home. Check out these tips to give your home a summer spruce-up, without breaking the bank....
Word Count: 772 Escape a cooking rut with bold flavors the whole family will enjoy Break out of the cooking rut cycle with a few easy tips that will have you exploring new flavors in no time....
Word Count: 683 Flu fighters: Busting six sickening flu myths Here is the truth behind six sickening myths about the flu....
Word Count: 669 Handling holiday messes: Faster germ busting and dealing with decoration disasters Holiday messes don't have to dim seasonal spirits. Clean up quickly and effectively with these tips....
Word Count: 703 8 moving ways to make Veterans Day meaningful for kids Trying to teach kids about Veterans Day? Ways to make the day meaningful for children....
Word Count: 533 Festive tips to deck your table for the holidays Get ready to deck your holiday table with these designer's tips for festive table setting....
Word Count: 539 Planned or spontaneous, pull off your next party with ease No matter if they’re planned or spur-of-the-moment, you can host a fall gathering without doing a lot of work....
Word Count: 322 High-tech monitoring of digital information keeps America secure When it comes to the nation’s security, monitoring, tracking, securing and analyzing digital data is a key factor in defending intelligence networks....
Word Count: 561 Simple DIY projects that save your home from water damage Rain, hail, ice, flooding – these are all the result of seasonal weather changes that can cause water damage to your home. With a few easy DIY updates, you can help protect your home and...
Word Count: 627 8 Halloween hacks for throwing ghoulishly memorable parties This year, make your party a spooktacular delight without spending much time or effort, thanks to a few smart entertaining tricks....
Word Count: 414 3 reasons now is the time to get vaccinated Vaccines protect you from serious and sometimes deadly diseases. Yet most adults in the United States are not fully vaccinated. Here is what the experts recommend....
Word Count: 726 You can keep your child's school data protected by asking a few questions Technology is facilitating learning for children at every grade level, but it's important for parents and educators to protect children's information....
Word Count: 627 Pet-proofing your home in preparation for adopting a shelter animal Adoption is the most rewarding way to obtain a pet. A few pet-proofing precautions can ensure your pet enjoys a warm welcome to his new home....
Word Count: 536 Americans have a big opportunity to improve their dishwasher regimen and save water Try these three key dishwasher regime tips that can help you gain back an hour each week while also conserving water....
Word Count: 405 10 tips for becoming a more efficient and eco-friendly business Improving sustainability is good business. Tips to achieve a more eco-friendly operation....
Word Count: 403 How to avoid crowds in Rome Enjoy the city, not the lines when you visit Rome....
Word Count: 495 Fall clean-up tips for your lawn and garden tools As you prep your landscaping and garden for a winter’s slumber, it’s a good idea to review the tools you used all summer....
Word Count: 687 Modern parents look to mobile devices for hassle-free meals Today, more people than ever before are diving into their smartphones and tablets to remove a bit of stress from their day-to-day routines, including planning healthy meals....
Word Count: 334 Taking control for healthier aging As adults age, they often face different health challenges than those experienced during their youth; however, there are several key steps that can be taken to improve their chances of maintaining good health....
Word Count: 581 Accomplish your to-do list of finishing the deck with ease this fall What many people don’t know is that the deck-refinishing process has greatly improved over the years....
Word Count: 636 Swapping ingredients and habits for healthier living When it comes to cooking, you’re always on the lookout for new recipes, easy shortcuts and ways to make familiar recipes healthier without sacrificing the great taste....
Word Count: 530 Dry bottoms and rockin' tunes: The recipe for happy babies, survey says Find out what helps baby to wake up happy....
Word Count: 478 4 ways to discover the design potential of the '5th wall' Ceilings are the "fifth wall" of any room, and they offer homeowners an opportunity to further express their decorating creativity....
Word Count: 670 Healthy tips and advice for lowering your risk of heart disease A number of conditions can lead to heart disease, such as diabetes and high cholesterol. What’s more – heart disease does not discriminate by race or gender....
Word Count: 688 5 fast fixes for a fabulous bath With simple updates that cost less than $100 each, you can create a fabulous bathroom....
Word Count: 535 Bring your family together with a fun, yet simple football-watching party Football season has arrived, and it’s time to get started planning those football-watching parties so you can root the home team toward victory and post-season success....
Word Count: 0 4 tips for conserving 'invisible' water every day Are you aware of how much water your family really uses every day? Consider these tips for curtailing "invisible" water consumption....
Word Count: 618 Childproof your finances: Tips for new parents Adding a child affects a family's budget. Here are tips to child-proof your family's finances....
Word Count: 753 Tips to keep tools in top shape Take care of your valuable home improvement and gardening tools with these tips....
Word Count: 522 The simple DIY trick to eliminate pesky floor squeaks Annoying at best and disruptive to work and sleep at worst, floor creaks are easier to eliminate than you may think....
Word Count: 0 5 common weatherization myths ... busted Don't get cold feet when it's time to winterize your home - the truth behind common weatherizing myths....
Word Count: 523 Celebrating those who make a difference in the lives of people affected by rare blood cancers, myeloproliferative neoplasms (MPNs) Dealing with any serious health problem can be an isolating experience. But it can be especially difficult for those living with a rare disease because information, resources and treatment options may be hard to find....
Word Count: 368 Give your home a colorful makeover in just a weekend Are you limited on time but want to upgrade your home? Some easy home improvements can be achieved in a weekend....
Word Count: 506 Choosing the hardwood floor that's right for you Tips for choosing hardwood flooring that suits your home and lifestyle....
Word Count: 445 Tools to help you tackle home-related projects (or disasters) The life of a homeowner is unpredictable. It is inevitable you will encounter necessary home fixes and even an occasional disaster. From storm-damaged roofs and extended power outages to a cabinet door ready to fall...
Word Count: 587 Create a cozy and clutter-free kitchen Clearing clutter in the kitchen can help you achieve a more enjoyable, workable space....
Word Count: 565 Mischievous twists on your family's favorite Halloween tricks and treats Halloween is full of fun, and this year you can jump start the celebration well before Oct. 31. Here are some ideas to help your family really get in the spooky, playful spirit this fall....
Word Count: 673 Chic storage ideas to corral clutter It’s easy to add stylish storage to corral extra items during the cold weather months. Get organized and keep your home clutter-free with a few smart tips....
Word Count: 580 Don't let the flu be a factor in your fall festivities Flu season is officially here, and it may not be long before you or someone you know starts experiencing muscle aches, chills, fever and other flu-like symptoms. ...
Word Count: 580 Do-it-yourself tricks and treats for Halloween party hosts Decorating for an All Hallows' Eve monster bash can be frightful ... for hosts. From the invitations and decor to the entertainment and favors, it can be quite an undertaking....
Word Count: 0 Fresh light for fall, one low cost solution that will transform your home Though some people are reluctant to accept it, winter is fast approaching and the daylight hours are quickly fading. Shorter days mean people are turning on their lights sooner and keeping them on longer. This...
Word Count: 837 6 important lessons everyone can learn from American veterans Tremendous qualities do not disappear when our brave men and women return to the home front, and there’s much for us all to learn from their valor....
Word Count: 668 Have a sweet tooth? Smart ways to indulge and still maintain your diet If you have a sweet tooth, rest assured that reducing sugar does not have to mean giving up your affinity for sweetness. Here are some simple tips to help....
Word Count: 577 Changes to know before filing your federal income tax return Find out about the latest tax changes so you can be sure you've filed correctly. ...
Word Count: 708 Simple DIY steps to protect your car through all seasons Your car needs to be prepared for the varying weather ahead – just like people do. Here are a few easy DIY projects to keep your car looking new and running for seasons to come....
Word Count: 415 3 easy ways to warm up any bedroom Perhaps nowhere is the desire for warm, comfortable living spaces more important than the bedroom. Fortunately, it only takes a few simple tricks to warm up any bedroom in just one weekend....
Word Count: 454 Ways you can support your kids' school and teachers Looking for ways to keep the extracurricular programs at school going strong? Here are some ways you can help out....
Word Count: 631 6 simple steps to an organized and sensational garage space Move over kitchens and bathrooms, homeowners are focusing on a new part of the home: the garage....
Word Count: 488 Tips to get your winter fashions in prime wearing condition To revamp your winter wardrobe for the colder temperatures ahead, consider these tips to make the transition easier....
Word Count: 865 Take a trip around the world without leaving the kitchen Exploring the cuisines of different cultures is easier than ever. With a few tips, you can take a culinary world tour in your own kitchen....
Word Count: 545 Winterize today for a warm and cozy home tomorrow According to the Farmers’ Almanac and other weather predictors, a polar vortex is expected to rear its ugly head again this winter. Now is the time to prepare yourself and your home for the cold....
Word Count: 689 Energy-efficient DIY projects that take just hours to complete Cut your energy costs this year with these DIY projects....
Word Count: 507 One in five children in America go to bed hungry - learn how you can help What is happening to end hunger in your community?...
Word Count: 808 Why the next talk you have with your daughter should be about breast health Have you talked to your daughter about her breast health?...
Word Count: 487 Up your game: tips for tailgating Try these food and beverage strategies for winning game-day entertaining....
Word Count: 353 Tips for traveling with chronic kidney disease Although dialysis doesn’t take vacations, dialysis patients sure can – they just need to plan ahead when they travel....
Word Count: 543 Easy ways to warm up and protect your space this winter Complete simple projects before the harsh winter weather arrives so your home is ready to enjoy in the coming season....
Word Count: 515 Meal-planning hacks to help you dine fast and healthy A few simple meal hacks can help you dine quickly and keep meals healthy....
Word Count: 704 3 things you need to know before starting a home-based business About 16 million Americans work from home – a number that Global Workplace Analytics expects will increase by 63 percent over the next five years. In fact, every 12 seconds someone starts a new home-based...
Word Count: 658 Beyond the bow: Experiential and motivational gifting trends in 2014 This year, people have a new mindset for holiday giving and it embraces the idea that gifts can help motivate people to do the things they have always wanted to do....
Word Count: 536 5 clever time-saving gift ideas for busy people While you can’t give actual time to your friends and family, you can give gifts that help them save time and streamline their busy days. Here are five gift ideas that will help open-up time...
Word Count: 697 Fall into your home to-do list As the cooler temperatures send you indoors, start adding home improvement projects to your to-do list....
Word Count: 594 Better late than never for retirement planning If you’re within 10 years of retirement and haven’t done any appreciable planning, you’re not alone. Keep in mind, it’s better to plan late than never....
Word Count: 738 Prepping for cold weather? Don't forget your pet While you are taking precautions to protect yourself from cooler temperatures and environmental changes, you need to safeguard your dogs and cats, too. ...
Word Count: 705 Inspiration for a simple and delicious Thanksgiving Thanksgiving is all about abundance. It’s a time when Americans pull out the stops to celebrate everything they have to be thankful for with a big, delicious meal that will leave everyone at the table...
Word Count: 790 5 essential remodeling rules From managing construction dust to living with your contractor, here are five things to know before you begin remodeling....
Word Count: 408 Discover how bladder leaks can feel like no big deal More than 40 million American women over the age of 40 are affected by sensitive bladder in their daily lives. Learn how to manage leakage now....
Word Count: 617 Millennials: How to make your home ownership dreams a reality Owning a home is part of the American Dream, yet standards on income, credit and debt are making it tougher to buy a home than it was 10 years ago....
Word Count: 770 Holiday survival guide: quick tricks to eliminate hassles and headaches Here are six simple tips that will help your holidays go from hectic to holly and jolly, with even a little time left over to relax before your guests start arriving....
Word Count: 422 Worried about Ebola? You should be more concerned about these deadly diseases Deadly superbugs are prevalent in hospitals, health care and daycare settings across the country – as well as many communities....
Word Count: 475 5 home design tips on layering Layering unique patterns and textures in the home is a quickly growing trend. Keep your space harmonized, yet distinct with these tips....
Word Count: 528 6 simple ways to make your bank account work for you These days, checking accounts come with a variety of features, such as mobile alerts, that can help you take control of your finances and better manage your spending and saving....
Word Count: 548 6 steps for choosing the best remodeling contractor Trusting a contractor with both your home and your money can feel overwhelming. Spare your time, money and sanity by following these steps for choosing the best remodeling contractor....
Word Count: 572 Simple tips to help pancreatic cancer patients eat well For people with pancreatic cancer, daily meal-planning comes with particular challenges, such as ensuring they get enough nutrition....
Word Count: 341 Last-minute entertaining tricks for unexpected guests For even the most unanticipated of visitors, it is wise to always be ready to share the season’s cheer with a nice hot cup of coffee, freshly-baked cookies and a welcoming home....
Word Count: 544 Bad winter forecast calls for safer, more efficient snow removal options Technology can make snow removal easier and safer....

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