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Clever tips and tricks to save on auto insurance Car insurance can take a bite out of your budget. Check out these tips to help cut insurance costs....
5 ways to jump-start your credit score It’s a common financial predicament for most 20-something-year-olds: You need credit to get credit. But even if you’re older and have been through some credit-wrecking havoc in your life, you could face the same issue....
Decoding pet food claims to find the ideal nutrition for your furry family member With so many pet foods available, labels and claims can quickly get confusing. Here's what you need to know to ensure your pet is getting the best nutrition possible....
When disaster strikes, will your pets be safe? Preparedness tips for pet parents Provisions to take care of pets should be part of every family's disaster preparedness plans. Take these steps to ensure your pets are cared for in the event of an emergency....
Five ways to celebrate the return of the sun Whether taking a break from the workday to enjoy the park or hosting an event for friends, there are many ways to bask in the warmth of the sun...
Selecting a cellphone and plan that fits your lifestyle Whether taking the plunge and joining the smartphone crowd or simply replacing a tired old cellphone, buying a new device takes careful deliberation. From selecting carriers and avoiding contracts to deciding on a type of...
10 reasons to love your lawn Installing and maintaining a natural turf lawn is a home improvement that pays big, making your home more comfortable, attractive and environmentally sustainable....
A sure-footed way to choose new flooring When spring-cleaning uncovers a worn floor it may be time to consider purchasing a new one, especially if you’re selling your home in the near future. A new floor, like refreshed paint and updated fixtures,...
Lighten up summer with delicious salads and fun activities It’s easy to get outside for activities the entire family will enjoy and to revamp your eating routine to help the family shape up for the summer....
Create a safer environment for summer swimming fun Drowning accidents tend to happen very, very quickly. The CDC reports that in most cases, the children involved were out of their parents' sight for less than five minutes. The good news: drowning can be...
The key to managing stress: identify causes and find simple solutions If there is one aspect of life in the modern world that affects all of us, it’s stress. In fact, it’s so prevalent and can have such a serious effect on our health, that April...
What employers want: the 3 'Cs' Whether you are an employer looking to hire someone or the person looking to get hired, it’s all about competency....
The great debate: Stacking TVs and fireplaces A great debate is happening on if a TV and fireplace can be stacked, creating one focal point in a room....
From battlefield to boardroom ... jobs report suggests more positive employment environment for military veterans Employment opportunities seem to be on the upswing for military veterans, which is encouraging for the hundreds of thousands of service members returning from duty who are looking for new civilian career opportunities....
5 reasons to smile this Mother's Day Did you know the act of smiling can impact both how you look and how you feel? Research finds that one in three women hardly ever smile at themselves because they don’t like what they...
Moving on? Tips to help get your home ready to sell Listing your home for sale? Or want to? First impressions can make the difference in attracting prospective buyers. Check out these tips for getting your home ready for a quick sale....
How to choose a patio door to transform your home's view Replacing your patio door is a great way to update your home and transform your view of your own backyard. Here's what you should know about picking one....
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....
Make the most of summer: 4 easy ways to go boating Boating is a popular American pastime. This spring and summer, don’t get left on the dock and take advantage of the warmer weather aboard a boat....
Mint lightens and brightens summer dishes This year, mint is making its mark in the culinary scene in some new and unexpected ways....
The tween years: How to survive as a parent The tween years are tough for everyone. Some expert advice can help parents cope with the trials of tweenhood....
Simple updates make homes environmentally friendly A few easy updates can make your home more beautiful, environmentally friendly and energy efficient....
Packing for your summer trip: wardrobe essentials Make packing for summer travel simple with these wardrobe essentials....
Grilling enhances the flavors of summer Grilling makes the most of summer flavors. Here's how to maximize your grilling enjoyment....
Teaching kids to give back Find out how you can encourage your kids to volunteer and give back to your community....
Beyond games: Tips for tapping tech for education There’s plenty technology can do to enrich learning and help kids develop new skills. The key is finding the right ways to use technology for learning, both in the classroom and at home....
Running on empty: How far can you really go? It's no secret that an automobile can continue to run after the fuel light comes on, but should drivers rely on the extra mileage it allows? Consider this expert insight....
Increase your home's curb appeal and value with simple outdoor improvements First impressions happen at the curb. Even if you’re not planning on selling your home anytime soon, simple outdoor improvements can make a dramatic difference. Add curb appeal without emptying your bank account....
Driveways to mailboxes: Oft-overlooked items that drive curb appeal Cracked driveways to shabby mailboxes, these often-overlooked elements can detract from your home's curb appeal....
3 expert tips for starting a successful vegetable garden These three important tips can help ensure you have a successful home garden, no matter where you live....
Outdoor living made easy with home improvements that boost comfort and value A few home improvements can ensure seasons full of outdoor comfort on your deck or patio, all while enhancing your house’s value and exterior aesthetic....
Tips to avoid the kitchen heat during the hot summer months From no-make recipes to alternative cooking tactics, you can find plenty of ways to beat kitchen heat this summer....
Well-heeled: Tips for picking high heels that are better for your feet Love how your high heels make your legs look but hate how they make your feet feel? Try these expert tips for choosing heels that are better for your feet....
Selling this summer? 6 upgrades to secure a speedy sale Upgrades can sell a home faster. Fortunately, some of the most effective improvements are also the most affordable....
Is your garage door ready to roll? Survey casts doubts Does your garage door creak, squeak or groan when you open or close it? If so, that isn’t a good sign. But noticing this is the first step to fixing what could become a major...
Got a great wedding theme? Tips for carrying it throughout your big day What does the concept of a wedding theme mean to you? Do you think it’s just about the colors you choose for your bouquet and bridesmaid gowns? Or do you think of it as something...
Outdoor kitchens: Tools and tips to do it yourself With the right tools and some know-how, it's possible to build your own outdoor kitchen this summer....
Employee engagement is the secret for small businesses to stay productive and make money Having engaged employees in your business can lead to better employee performance and higher profits for the company....
What's the top learning style in America? Hands-on wins hands down, survey says A majority of Americans say hands-on training is the hands-down winner when they want to learn something new in an educational environment....
Important guidelines for landing that perfect job If you're a recent college graduate, landing the perfect job takes planning and finesse. Here are some tips that can help....
Brown bagging potentially leads to $1 million retirement nest egg Brown bag your lunch every day, sink the savings into your retirement account and you could easily build a nest egg of $1 million. Small changes in spending could add up to a more comfortable...
Science and technology giving outdoor power tools a Millennial twist New battery-powered tools are compact, lightweight and easy to store. They share the flip-of-a-switch appeal of other portable devices. But instead of connecting you to the outside world, these improve the world outside your own...
Pump it up: Ways to grow the personal trainer profession Americans are using personal trainers in a proactive approach to their personal health and well-being. There are opportunities in the fitness industry to ensure personal trainers concentrate on health and well-being for their clients....
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....
The new time to have fun and bond with your family: breakfast Families are always looking for new ways to spend time together. Why not start your weekend off on the right foot with a little family time in the kitchen over a delicious hot breakfast?...
Bring variety to foods served at your picnics and cookouts Use these fun tips to inject some new life into the traditional foods your family always requests at picnics....
Eight ways to get the most out of your trip to the farmers market Get the most out of your trip to the farmers market with these eight valuable tips....
Bathroom organization styles that work smarter - not harder The collection of grooming and beauty tools cluttering the bathroom vanity can quickly overwhelm everything. The bathroom should be a functional room that works for you and here's how....
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....
Check the big move off the moving to-do list with ease When you’re planning the big move, you’ve probably created a lengthy to-do list of everything that needs to be packed, planned and previewed. While you’re likely excited about your move, stress can create a bit...
Master suite upgrades: the secret to a speedier home sale If you're planning to sell your home and have already renovated the kitchen and bathrooms, what's your next move? Three words: master suite upgrades....
Save money, time and energy when you tackle these home improvements in tandem In order to make the most of your home improvement resources, it makes sense to undertake certain projects in tandem....
Three success tips for converting an attic into living space Converting an attic into living space is a great way to gain room without moving up. Here's what you need to know about attic conversions....
Doors opening wide for women to serve in the Navy The chance to push limits personally and professionally is an opportunity for women in the Navy. Women who seek to pursue what some may consider male-dominated roles are not only welcome, they’re wanted....
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....
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....
Deck staining secrets for success Restoring your deck’s beauty and protecting it from further damage can be relatively easy and affordable. HGTV/DIY Network star and seasoned deck builder Jeff Wilson shares his six essential tips for success for this popular...
Spend smart and score brilliantly: Improve your credit score with these credit card best practices Learn how smart credit card practices can improve your credit score....
How to get your car to go that extra mile - or 100,000 How can you reach the six-figure mile-mark? The answer is as simple as listening to your car, following a regular maintenance schedule and asking yourself these questions....
Keep your car cool on the road this summer Summer temperatures can be notoriously hard on your car. Take preventive measures to protect your car from unfortunate and inconvenient break downs....
Outdoor kitchen? Second-floor laundry? How to easily achieve summer's hottest home improvements From adding a bathroom to creating an outdoor kitchen, above-floor plumbing quickly and easily solves a host of plumbing challenges....
Children's health concern: Every minute poison control answers a call about young kids getting into medicine Children's health concern: Did you know every minute poison control answers a call about kids getting into medicine? Here's what you need to know about this growing problem and how to prevent it....
Time to try to DIY: Easy outdoor living projects that can be done in a few weekends Find out how to recreate your outdoor living space without spending a fortune. There are plenty of easy-to-tackle projects that can be done in just a few weekends....
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....
Laboring under misconceptions: Epidural myths may keep women from reliable pain management It’s one of the most effective, safest and widely used forms of pain management for women in labor, yet there are misconceptions about epidurals....
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....
Try tasty simple swaps to lighten up your menu When it comes to diet and health, small changes can lead to big rewards. The trick is to identify ingredients that make for easy trades, like milk, yogurt and cheese....
5 tips for a better lawn Whether you’re an expert or just a beginner, it’s important to know how to properly care for and maintain your lawn – especially before the summer season begins....
Most often-overlooked truth of curb appeal: Little things mean a lot Attention to trim can go a long way toward boosting your home's curb appeal....
How one woman's cancer journey was transformed into art A cancer diagnosis can be one of the scariest moments in a person’s life, but now, more than ever, that diagnosis doesn’t have to be a death sentence....
Lead with style: How to create clean, crisp curb appeal for your home's entry Whether you are building a new home, or want to refresh your existing home, choosing a contemporary style creates high-class curb appeal. But, what goes into contemporary home styling?...
Deck dreaming: 5 easy steps to plan the perfect deck Breathing new life into an old deck is easy with a few simple projects....
With drought across the country, you can do your part to conserve water Having good water sense in and around your home can help you reduce your water bill and improve your environmental footprint....
6 steps to control your blood pressure The results of a simple blood pressure test may identify a condition that, when managed, could help reduce your chances for stroke or heart attack....
Easy tips and menu for outdoor entertaining Try these tips for planning an outdoor entertaining soiree for a birthday, bridal shower, graduation, or simply to spend time with some friends....
Flab to fit: The five money moves that can whip your finances into better shape Taking control of your finances doesn’t have to be limited to the first few months of the year – you can get started anytime. Here's how....
Worried about data breach risks? What you can do to help protect yourself While you can’t prevent a breach from occurring, you can still do a number of things to help better protect yourself from one of the most serious potential consequences of a breach – identity theft....
The big cover-up: sun-smart tips for skin Summer is a time for playing and relaxing in the great outdoors, but activities like volleyball, enjoying a picnic lunch or even driving to work with the sunroof open can lead to unexpected sun exposure....
Healthy housekeeping tips offer a fresh approach to seasonal cleaning Seasonal cleaning can be problematic for asthma sufferers. Learn what you can do to protect yourself during this season....
Turn your home into a smart home with these simple technology upgrades Homes are more technically advanced than ever before. The good news is that you don’t have to be a techie to turn your home into a smart home....
Entertaining at home? These easy tips will ensure your place is guest-ready in no time Looking to throw the perfect house party? Follow these tips to make sure your event is a success....
Tossing and turning at night? Stop counting sheep and start collecting zzz's Too many distractions are keeping American's awake way later into the night. These tips help a person to relax in time for a good night of slumber....
Simple tips to keep busy families organized Keeping your family organized is harder now than it ever was before. Learn how technology can help you and your family stay ahead of the game....
Color your world: Quick, easy ways to brighten decor and wardrobe Draw inspiration from Mother Nature and use color to brighten your spring and summer styles....
Bringing life back into your yard and garden You can take pride in your backyard year after year with a breathtaking landscape by following these simple steps....
Get spring off to a fresh start with these easy cleaning tips Seventy-two percent of Americans make spring cleaning an annual task, so use these easy cleaning tips to get your project started....
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....
Your how-to guide for an amazing deck makeover This is perfect deck season but before you mix that pitcher of lemonade or fire up the grill, you may want to give your deck a much-needed makeover....
New tech devices make the perfect gift for your grad Learn more about how the latest technology can make a perfect gift for the grad in your life. You'll find out which options are available and the benefits of each technology choice that grads are...
Dare to dream: Feed your imagination to add flavor to life Looking to create some new life-lasting memories, learn new ways to feed your imagination for the trip of your dreams....
Turn your 'victory garden' into a 'vitamin garden' with no-fail, high-nutrition veggies and herbs Turn your victory garden into a "vitamin garden" and reap all the health benefits of gardening....
Deer dangers you don't know - and what to do about them Deer damage to bushes, blooms, shrubs and gardens can be annoying at best and costly at worst, but deer can pose other, more serious, risks to the safety of your home and family. A pro-active...
Bird feeding faux pas? 5 easy, no-fret fixes Are you guilty of bird feeding faux pas? Here are fast, easy fixes for five common feeding errors....
Sure-fire laundry tips to make your kids' clothes last longer Taking care of your kids’ clothing can be a non-stop, dirty business. All that running around, sliding into home plate and puddle jumping can wear out more than just your kids’ shirts and pants. It...
Digital mirrors, no lines, instant ordering: New retail technologies will change the way you shop From digital mirrors that allow you to virtually try on outfits to technology that lets you hand-gesture through a virtual brochure, new retail technologies are about to change the way you shop forever....
The best budget-friendly baby gear buys Find the perfect things for your baby without sacrificing your budget at the same time....
Own your outdoors: Best practices for spring lawn maintenance Being proactive and preparing in the spring for the long growing season ahead will help ensure your lawn gets the best care possible and that you won’t work harder than necessary....
Learning on the go: How digital learning can help you understand any topic instantly One of the most active groups of digital learners is adults – a movement that is being driven by the desire for self-improvement and to gain knowledge about a variety of topics of personal interest....
Baffled by birthdays? Simple ways to make your child's day bigger than Christmas Here are fun and easy ways to make your child feel extra special on their birthday....
Is your technology working for you? For every new computer, gadget or service there are several different stages of ownership. Unfortunately, the first and happiest phase - the honeymoon - doesn’t last forever. Eventually, devices can slow, services get outdated, and...
The places you'll go: Tips for female graduates on how to lean in to your career Does the so-called glass ceiling still exist? The truth is females face unique considerations when it comes to growing and navigating a career....
Fascinating facts about everyone's favorite sweet treat: Caramel There are many confections available to satisfy a sweet tooth, but one that melts the hearts of many is rich, creamy caramel. Read fascinating facts about caramel's history as well as two new exciting dessert...
Be your own health advocate to live well and save money with Medicare Being an advocate for your health can help keep you well, and could save you money on your Medicare coverage, too....
Car care tips from a lady who professionally takes hers through the dirt and mud Learn 10 easy ways to keep your car running at the top of its game from a person who routinely puts her vehicle into extreme conditions....
Home decorating tips from the ground up Everywhere you look, top to bottom, the world is transforming into a place full of beauty, vibrancy, color and life. So why not take inspiration from nature to revamp your personal space?...
Eyes get sunburned too: Doctor tips for being sun-wise with your eyes There’s a sun-sensitive organ that too often gets ignored: the eyes. Protect your peepers with these expert tips for spring and summer....
Diaper disasters to ketchup squirts: How to laugh through life's messiest moments Mess and ick are an inevitable part of everyday life, especially if you are a parent, but they are also part of what makes life interesting and humorous....
5 essential tips to turn your new house into a home The act of moving can create unnecessary stress and tension, making the process less than desirable. Here are five tips to simplify the process....
Designer tips to create inspired dream spaces with color Ready to transform your home this year? The key to creating your dream interior space could be as simple as updating with color....
Beat the heat and save some green with these warm weather energy saving ideas Learn how you can save money and energy this season with a few home improvements....
Four real estate tips to help buyers and sellers both win this summer Everyone wants to win in the real estate market, but not all do. Some simple steps can help buyers and sellers both be happy with their outcomes....
Glamping - in the backyard Interested in enjoying a great glamping experience at home? Give these options a try....
Home design: the value of the ideal exterior color Learn how to make your home the envy of the neighborhood....
Education insight: 5 tips for conquering college later in life Older students are no longer intimidated to conquer college later in life. If it’s been a long time since you’ve been in a classroom, it’s important to understand how modern educational changes are making getting...
How to change careers in 5 simple steps If you’re contemplating a career change, there are some important things to consider. These five tips will help you gain confidence in your decision to transform your work....
How freeze-thaw cycles, water, impact, sun and pests can damage siding Learn why spring is a great time to reside your house and what options you have....
Giving from the heart: Create meaningful, personalized gifts that are quick and easy to make Don’t fall into the trap of giving generic cards and gifts that are often discarded. It’s easier than ever to create a special present that comes from the heart, for any occasion, with a few...
Colorful and creative outdoor activities for summer fun with kids Take craft time outdoors! Instead of sitting inside at the kitchen table with paper, crayons, glue bottles or water color paints, bring the color and creativity outside for some DIY fun....
New home innovations help consumers weather the storm Learn how the latest technology can protect your home from wet weather and storms....
Barbecue season gets underway with National Barbecue Month As you begin planning your summer casual afternoon barbecue or a more elaborate evening feast, here are some fun and easy ways to enjoy your time together without a lot of stress – or mess....
Summer projects to make your home sensational Take your seasonal project to the next level with these fun ideas....
Groundbreaking new technology helps those with hearing loss who aren't satisfied with hearing aids If you’ve been living with hearing loss for a long time, it can be hard to believe there is anything new out there that can help - even if you’ve tried the most advanced hearing...
Guilt-free desserts to please the whole family Dinner is over and your family is craving something sweet to end the meal. There are plenty of delicious options to satisfy even the biggest sweet tooth while keeping your family’s diet balanced....
Put the 'pro' in home improvement with the right painting tools Many DIYers don’t consider that choosing the right applicators is just as important as selecting the right paint color. Here are a few tips to help you identify the right tools for the job and...
Secrets for selecting hard-working spring beauty products Spring is the perfect time for women everywhere to “plus up” their beauty routine with the most effective, hard-working products – especially when it comes to skincare....
3 easy ways to embrace spring style It's time to refresh your spring style! By incorporating some of the season’s latest trends through a few simple tips and tricks, you can make this spring your best one yet....
Update your workout gear to whip your fitness routine into shape To maximize the effectiveness of your fitness routine, you’ll need some summer fitness gear to kick off your workout and keep going strong....
Putting herself first: Easy tips to help women to focus on their own health This is the perfect time of year for women to focus on their own health, especially as schedules slow down for the summer months....
In the market for a mower? The A to Z of zero-turn mowers Homeowners choose zero-turn lawn mowers for many reasons, including the ability to greatly reduce the amount of time they spend cutting their grass....
Cellphones, batteries, computers: Simple ways to recycle electronics and reduce e-waste While Americans understand the benefits of recycling bottles, cans and paper, they aren’t as savvy when it comes to recycling electronics. Here's how you can recycle popular consumer electronic devices....
Backyard projects to turn the area into a treasured sanctuary If you’re planning to update your backyard this summer, be sure to use quality and natural products in building your projects....
Overcome common gardening challenges with raised beds and planters Small spaces and poor soil quality are no obstacle to gardening when you choose to plant in raised beds and planter boxes. Here's what you need to know....
Find out the tricks to make your next BBQ amazing With the temperatures inching up, BBQ enthusiasts are looking to turn up the heat. You can jumpstart the BBQ season by perfecting your skills and experimenting on the grill....
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....
Secrets to the perfect backyard grilled menu If you want to increase your expertise in perfecting flaky-tender fish or mouth-watering steaks, here are some industry secrets that will have your family asking for your special dish every night of the week....
5 simple projects to revive outdoor spaces in one weekend or less You can get your deck party-ready this summer with a weekend's worth of simple projects....
Easy DIY projects that boost curb appeal for less than $100 Curb appeal doesn't have to be costly. Here are projects that can enhance your home for less than $100....
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....
'Tune-In' to Glioblastoma during Brain Cancer Awareness Month In recognition of Brain Cancer Awareness Month this May, Twitter users everywhere can support glioblastoma (GBM) patients....
5 college entrance exam tips to achieve success To get into the college of your choice means a whirlwind of applications, university visits, admission interviews and exams. However, there are steps that students can take to have the best chance at success....
Home improvements that make your home more valuable If you’re looking to make some home improvements without breaking the bank, spend smartly and invest time and money now into the projects that will pay back later....
Do's and don'ts: the art of tackling your tile project When you add a tile to a room, it transforms each space with a fresh, clean and customized look. Here are some simple tips to plan the look and feel of a room using tile....
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....
Stylize your space with simple, smart buys and updates Learn these easy ways to improve your home's curb appeal....
Simple design tips for bringing outdoor freshness into indoor spaces Although it’s not always possible to increase the amount of time spent outside, it is possible to transform your interior environments allowing you to experience outdoor freshness even if you’re inside....
Critical program helps veterans find health care and other benefits Sometimes challenges after military service is complete are just as difficult as those on the battlefield. Honor veterans by supporting services that address health concerns in the areas of suicide prevention, PTS, traumatic brain injury...
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....
Eliminate home-maintenance headaches caused by the harsh weather The polar vortex of 2014 may seem like a distant memory, but the effects may leave long-lasting damage to your home. To make sure your home is in tip-top shape, consider these key maintenance projects....
Smart ideas to get your car running, and looking, its best before your next road trip Top tips for getting your wheels road-trip ready this summer....
Safety essentials so you can enjoy the great outdoors Learn what you need to pack to turn your outdoor adventure into an amazing summer vacation....
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....
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....
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....
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....
Take the hassle out of moving your boxes to a new home Moving is exciting and worrisome at the same time. Some planning and organizing can help take the stress out of moving day....
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....
Tips to find great gifts for kids that will keep them engaged for hours Finding toys and games that will capture and hold a child’s interest takes a little bit of talent, some luck and knowledge of what’s happening in the industry. Here are some tips....
Tips to make outdoor play a priority this summer Keeping your kids active and playing during the summer months is important. Here are a few creative ways to inspire families to put down the devices and get outdoors this summer....
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....
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....
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....
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....
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....
Dorm rooms that rock: Simple tips for style and organization Simple ways to keep small spaces organized and stylish....
Help kids get organized and inspired With the right tools, creating good organization habits in the spaces kids use the most, is easy and can help prepare them to be more independent later in life....
Simple, smart ways to spend less time on chores, more on fun this summer Summer is short. Spend more time enjoying it and less on chores with these time-saving tips....
Ways to celebrate National Curb Appeal Month with projects you can do on your home Can the look and condition of your roof affect the resale value and curb appeal of your home? What about your window frames, entry door or shutters? The answer is absolutely....
How to find $500 in energy savings in 5 rooms With the demand for electricity and natural gas rising, right along with energy costs, American homeowners can easily spend hundreds of dollars a month on utility bills. Read more on how you can save $500....
Celebrate patio season with elegant and affordable outdoor updates Patio season is here, which means hosting family and friends for warm-weather gatherings and barbecues. With just a bit of creative vision, you’ll have an al fresco affair to remember in no time at all....
How to help veterans who've returned home from service Purple Heart medal recipients can join the Military Order of the Purple Heart, an organization that supports veterans and their families. Volunteer and financial assistance is needed year-round to continue these services....
This Independence Day, help start a national conversation about an often-neglected issue in women's health: sex after menopause Some women say sex after menopause is fabulous. For millions of others, it’s something to avoid. Yet many suffer in silence finding it too awkward and uncomfortable to bring up....
Getting hitched at home? Things you should think about first Hosting your wedding in your own backyard can cut costs and give you more flexibility, but you must address some critical details before you walk down the aisle....
5 summer paint projects to create a splash Looking for a project that will create a new look this year? Here are five ideas to get you started....

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