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Word Count: 101 Reuse, recycle and fix to turn trash into treasure [Infographic] Americans generate more than 250 million tons of trash each year – but clever fixes are cutting this number while turning trash into treasure....
Word Count: 520 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....
Word Count: 571 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....
Word Count: 757 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...
Word Count: 469 Keep your family secure at home with these tips When it comes to protecting your family, your home is your fortress. It’s the place where you can relax, knowing your family is secure....
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: 455 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....
Word Count: 526 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....
Word Count: 564 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....
Word Count: 608 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....
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: 645 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....
Word Count: 465 Simple updates make homes environmentally friendly A few easy updates can make your home more beautiful, environmentally friendly and energy efficient....
Word Count: 520 Packing for your summer trip: wardrobe essentials Make packing for summer travel simple with these wardrobe essentials....
Word Count: 544 Grilling enhances the flavors of summer Grilling makes the most of summer flavors. Here's how to maximize your grilling enjoyment....
Word Count: 618 Teaching kids to give back Find out how you can encourage your kids to volunteer and give back to your community....
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: 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: 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: 837 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....
Word Count: 721 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....
Word Count: 666 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....
Word Count: 509 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....
Word Count: 752 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....
Word Count: 474 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....
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: 560 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....
Word Count: 734 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....
Word Count: 612 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...
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 Keep the holidays joyful by addressing hearing loss before the big celebration 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: 686 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....
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: 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: 706 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....
Word Count: 834 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....
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: 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: 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: 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: 872 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....
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: 381 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....
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: 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: 611 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....
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: 411 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....
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: 404 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....
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: 706 Deck dreaming: 5 easy steps to plan the perfect deck Breathing new life into an old deck is easy with a few simple projects....
Word Count: 702 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....
Word Count: 679 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....
Word Count: 470 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....
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: 830 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....
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: 744 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....
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: 457 The best budget-friendly baby gear buys Find the perfect things for your baby without sacrificing your budget at the same time....
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: 697 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....
Word Count: 630 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....
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: 756 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....
Word Count: 528 Home design: the value of the ideal exterior color Learn how to make your home the envy of the neighborhood....
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: 623 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....
Word Count: 641 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...
Word Count: 520 Fall projects to make your home sensational Take your seasonal project to the next level with these fun ideas....
Word Count: 688 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....
Word Count: 423 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....
Word Count: 555 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....
Word Count: 579 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....
Word Count: 0 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....
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: 428 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....
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: 600 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....
Word Count: 531 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....
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: 282 '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....
Word Count: 429 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....
Word Count: 660 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....
Word Count: 716 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....
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: 652 Stylize your space with simple, smart buys and updates Learn these easy ways to improve your home's curb appeal....
Word Count: 500 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....
Word Count: 655 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...
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: 656 Stop home-maintenance headaches caused by the harsh weather Intense weather may seem like a distant memory once the temperature warms, but the effects of severe climates may leave long-lasting damage to your home. ...
Word Count: 739 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....
Word Count: 479 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....
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: 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: 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: 115 Keep your children safe in the pool and protect your eyes from the summer sun Keep your children safe in the pool this summerDrowning is the second leading cause of unintentional injury death for infants and young kids between the ages of 1 and 14 in the United States. Read the...
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 Simple ways to make sure your garage isn't costing you money on utility bills Secrets of insulating your garage and garage door, to reduce energy costs....
Word Count: 660 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....
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: 582 Dorm rooms that rock: Simple tips for style and organization Simple ways to keep small spaces organized and stylish....
Word Count: 683 Flu fighters: Busting six sickening flu myths Here is the truth behind six sickening myths about the flu....
Word Count: 808 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....
Word Count: 511 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....
Word Count: 648 The tools you need to increase your home's curb appeal this year 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....
Word Count: 621 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....
Word Count: 469 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....
Word Count: 547 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....
Word Count: 356 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....
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: 653 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....
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: 644 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....
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 Protecting your kid's data starts with you 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: 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: 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: 687 Chic storage ideas to corral clutter Snowy walkways and icy roads aren't the only hazards of winter. Here are tips for reducing winter-induced clutter inside your home....
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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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....

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