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Word Count: 518 Repurposing garage doors into stunning walls with a view The venerable garage door is experiencing new life as interior room dividers, exterior walls and other purposes yet to be discovered....
Word Count: 483 Expert tips for choosing the right window for your kitchen remodel When updating your kitchen, don't overlook the importance of choosing the right replacement windows....
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: 631 Fantastic fashion ideas for him and her this season Whether you are shopping for yourself or updating a loved one’s look,there are key items to look for when shopping this season that are sure to have you fashionably warm....
Word Count: 658 German shepherds to gerbils: How to choose the best pet for your family There is more to choosing a new pet than simply falling in love with a cute face....
Word Count: 371 The amazingly simple psychology of successful New Year's resolutions New Year’s resolution success is possible, and the first step in the right direction is to change your mindset. Learn how now....
Word Count: 374 The easiest thing you can do for your health and looks: drink more water You may be overlooking one major health necessity that is as close as your kitchen faucet – water. It’s vital all year long, even during winter months when you might think hydration is less important....
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: 580 Keep Millennial employees from leaving with better engagement practices Learn how to keep Millennials engaged workers in your company....
Word Count: 597 Simple steps to reverse 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: 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: 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: 626 Creating characterful interiors with hardwood moulding Hardwood mouldings and trim can turn a plain space into something spectacular....
Word Count: 584 Ask the Pharmacist: Exercise tips your heart will love Learn some easy ways you can boost your heart's health....
Word Count: 551 Identifying pain medication addiction in your friends; yourself Learn to spot the warning signs so you can tell when you or a loved one are addicted to pain medications. ...
Word Count: 480 What you need to know to control this silent killer Hypertension is called the silent killer; don't miss even one medication dose....
Word Count: 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: 710 5 New Year's resolutions too simple to overlook Only 8 percent of people are successful in achieving their New Year's resolution. This year, try a new approach and consider these expert recommended no-fail goals....
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: 353 Don't play cat-and-mouse with rodents: Tips to keep your home pest-free Learn how to protect your home from invasive rodents this year....
Word Count: 379 Tips for maintaining your diesel vehicle during the winter months Learn how to keep your diesel engine running smoothly this winter. ...
Word Count: 568 Breathe deeply and safely: 5 ways to protect yourself from CO poisoning Protect your family from CO poisoning with these five tips. ...
Word Count: 786 5 stunningly simple secrets to creating the career you want The majority of the Americans don't love their careers. Here's how you can change that....
Word Count: 549 Engage a financial professional to boost your bottom line While there are many aspects of a woman’s life that can be successfully navigated alone, when it comes to financial planning, a collaborative approach is best....
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: 429 Last-minute shopping tips to check everyone off your holiday list If you haven’t completed – or even started – your holiday gift shopping yet, don’t worry; there’s still plenty of time to get everything accomplished.....
Word Count: 665 7 big (but easy) ways businesses can reduce employee absenteeism Absenteeism is a costly concern for employers. Here are ways businesses can help reduce employee absenteeism....
Word Count: 594 4 things you should know about choosing your first credit card Responsible credit card use is a great way to start building a strong credit history, which can be key in qualifying for a car or the home you dream of owning one day....
Word Count: 603 Is a line of credit right for your business? Learn the pros and cons of taking a line of credit for your business. ...
Word Count: 542 3 tips for the best game-day party in the neighborhood It’s so easy to invite your friends and family over to lounge on your comfortable couches while cheering on the home team. Here are some tips to make it great....
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: 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: 549 The easiest resolution to keep: Upgrading your bathroom Commit to upgrading your bathroom in 2015 - it's an easy resolution to keep....
Word Count: 513 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: 532 Teachers: Tips to bring classroom energy levels back to normal after break Teachers: Refresh your classroom to finish spring semester with lots of energy....
Word Count: 547 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: 674 Design a stunning backsplash without the whiplash A tile backsplash will instantly transform a space into an eye-catching masterpiece with these tips....
Word Count: 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: 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: 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: 483 Keep your home comfortable for the holidays Guests coming for the holidays? Find out how to keep everyone comfortable. ...
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: 442 Teenagers want parents to be involved in their lives Your teenager wants you around more than you may think....
Word Count: 477 Moms in training: 3 sanity-saving tips for new mothers Tips for new parents to make the right choices and protect their sanity. ...
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: 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: 521 Five essential elements that should be in every adult student's tool kit Learn the five essential elements that every adult learner should have in their arsenal of tools to support educational success....
Word Count: 445 The right tools can help you make home repairs and DIY after 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: 372 Holiday home safety checklist Add these helpful tips to your home safety checklist as soon as possible. ...
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: 488 4 easy ways to plan for summer fun this winter Winter may be frigid for many, but it’s the best time to start planning for warmer days ahead especially if you plan to buy a boat....
Word Count: 521 Spring projects that are sure to spruce up your home Spruce up your home with these home-improvement tips for spring....
Word Count: 353 Tips for traveling while on kidney dialysis Although dialysis doesn’t take vacations, dialysis patients sure can – they just need to plan ahead when they travel....
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: 780 10 questions to ask before hiring your wedding photographer Searching for a wedding photographer? Here are 10 questions you must ask before you hire. ...
Word Count: 832 8 questions to ask when hiring a family portrait photographer Never hire a photographer without asking these eight questions first. ...
Word Count: 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: 573 5 tips to help savvy Latina moms raise financially smart kids Mothers can help their children grow into financially savvy adults....
Word Count: 445 The perfect car tips for any trip Here are five maintenance tips to consider for today’s cars....
Word Count: 566 4 simple steps to a happier, healthier you Control the urge to recycle annual resolutions that you know you’ll never keep. Instead, identify new opportunities to keep your body fresh and your mind focused....
Word Count: 790 Home improvement can be a hassle: Follow these 5 rules to ease the stress From managing construction dust to living with your contractor, here are five things to know before you begin remodeling....
Word Count: 727 Easy tips to help beat calorie-overload this year Getting started on a weight management plan can be easy....
Word Count: 408 Discover how bladder leaks (incontinence) 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: 683 Busting first-time homebuyer myths There are many myths about the home-buying process that can cause concern....
Word Count: 549 5 essential winter home safety checks If you plan on hosting a family gathering, or are going to be traveling and away from your home, these safety tips can give you the peace of mind you need to enjoy the season...
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: 658 The secrets to planning spring break as an adult With a few insider tips, plan a grown-up spring break vacation without kids....
Word Count: 686 An ideal number 2 may not be a number 2: what your bathroom habits might be telling you Your bathroom habits are an important indicator of your gastrointestinal (GI) health....
Word Count: 516 Keeping the heat inside your home during the winter Learn how to protect your energy bills and your comfort this season....
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: 664 5 ways to show your kids how to give back this holiday season and year round Getting involved in a giving-back project as a family can help your kids learn good values. Here are some great projects your family can take on together....
Word Count: 754 Will the Affordable Care Act impact your taxes? Myths debunked There are a lot of changes to this year’s tax code – 46 to be exact – as a result of the Affordable Care Act (ACA). Do you know how they will affect you?...
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: 633 Look 10 years younger with expert anti-aging tips Erasing years from your appearance is actually simpler than most people think....
Word Count: 379 Learn how to combat symptoms this cold and flu season Tips on how to get the rest you need to stay healthy this cold, cough and flu season....
Word Count: 574 4 designer touches every well-dressed deck will wear this season Stainless steel cables to mixed media, what every well-dressed deck will be wearing this summer....
Word Count: 879 The 6 smartest money moves Millennials can make in 2015 Money advice to help Millennials mange their finances in 2015....
Word Count: 544 Bad winter forecast calls for safer, more efficient snow removal options Technology can make snow removal easier and safer....
Word Count: 602 5 projects to recreate your basement These five projects can help you create the basement space of your dreams. ...
Word Count: 525 6 things you can do to be more productive this year Find expert tips on how to spend your time effectively. ...
Word Count: 352 Vicki Lawrence shares personal health challenge for first time Emmy award-winning actress Vicki Lawrence is sharing her experience with chronic idiopathic urticaria (CIU)....
Word Count: 335 Cultivating financial confidence: Study finds women have more to learn when it comes to retirement planning For women, managing long-term finances may be taking a back seat to short-term priorities....
Word Count: 799 6 model behaviors for tax planning season Learn the practices that better position you to navigate tax season....
Word Count: 308 Mobile tools and an e-commerce strategy can help your bottom line Simple steps small businesses can take to help maximize their holiday sales this year....
Word Count: 401 The real reason we entertain Keep party planning simple with easy dishes and decorations....
Word Count: 652 Forget the pricey trip to the spa with simple DIY tips and tricks Relax and refresh with at-home spa treatments that are easy, natural, luxurious and affordable.....
Word Count: 609 4 small diet changes that can make a big difference Small diet changes can make a big difference in helpying you achieve your New Year's health resolutions....
Word Count: 676 What's your Valentine's Day personality? How anyone can make the day special From a fancy date or a girls’ night in, there are activities to suit every type of Valentine’s personality....
Word Count: 568 5 tips for achieving better tech-life balance Is your device your vice?...
Word Count: 497 New year, new coat of paint: Success tips for DIY painting projects If you plan to start the new year with a new coat of paint in your home, follow these DIY tips for painting success....
Word Count: 699 Nutrition choices made easy in the grocery aisle Know the nutritional score of everything in your grocery store aisles....
Word Count: 525 5 ways to make any purchase a smart purchase Want to get the most for your money? Learn some ways you can ensure you make a smart buy. ...
Word Count: 427 5 winter car care tips that save you money Learn cost-effective winter car care tips to keep your vehicle on the road. ...
Word Count: 690 Tackle tough DIY tasks like a pro With the right tips and tools, you can accomplish these home improvements in a snap....
Word Count: 465 Why smart renovation investments will keep you living more comfortably Choose renovations that make your home more comfortable and energy-efficient....
Word Count: 658 Timeless or trendy? This year, achieve both in your home decor With so many fresh interior ideas available, it can be difficult to balance current design trends with classic styles for a look that is both of-the-moment and everlasting. Consider these tips....
Word Count: 523 Take the sweat out of your DIY projects this year Tips for DIYers to get more done with less sweat this summer....
Word Count: 624 Tips for buying your first ATV Don't buy your first ATV without considering these questions. ...
Word Count: 647 Bathroom luxuries: 6 delights to take your bath from lax to luxe The bathroom doesn’t have to be basic. Even the most outdated bathrooms can become an oasis of tranquility and a lavish retreat away from the stresses of everyday life....
Word Count: 789 8 ways first-time homebuyers can make themselves mortgage-ready First-time homebuyers can take steps to help ensure they're successful in securing a mortgage....
Word Count: 711 Three upgrades sure to turn kitchen time into quality time Planning kitchen improvements? Three ideas to improve your enjoyment of the time you spend in the kitchen....
Word Count: 777 Decorating a home office? 3 productivity-enhancing principles Is your home office decor hindering productivity? Simple ways to improve its look and usability....
Word Count: 692 Think it's too soon to start planning your child's summer? Think again Guidelines for choosing a summer camp for your kids....
Word Count: 466 Prepare for surgery: 5 steps every patient should take Surgery and anesthesia are safer than ever, but can make even the most fearless patient a bit nervous. Here's some helpful information and steps to take....
Word Count: 543 Why experts recommend skin-to-skin contact for infants Regularly practicing skin-to-skin contact great benefits for mom and baby....
Word Count: 630 5 ways to revamp your outdoor living space this year When it comes to creating your dream deck, now is the perfect time to stop dreaming and start doing....
Word Count: 660 Learn why the future of fishing is actually farming Learn more about aquaculture and fish farming in the United States....
Word Count: 748 It's going to blow: Must-know tips for homeowners replacing water heaters in 2015 Tips to help you avoid getting into hot water when replacing a water heater....
Word Count: 688 Plumbing 101: Answers for your top 5 plumbing questions In many cases homeowners can update the kitchen and bath themselves – all you need are the right tools, good judgment and a little time to devote to the project....
Word Count: 628 Hooked on books: Why reading to your baby is a must Early literacy skills begin in infancy. Here are five reasons reading to your baby is a must....
Word Count: 488 Winter driving habits improving in some areas The new year is always an ideal time to turn things around, and here are some road resolutions to consider for these winter months....
Word Count: 709 February is Heart Month: 5 surprising facts that might save your life These five important heart facts might save a life. Learn more now....
Word Count: 639 Time-saving hacks impatient people use to maximize every minute Save time on mundane to-dos with clever time-saving tricks....
Word Count: 509 Ready, set, file: Helpful tips for choosing DIY tax preparation tools Consult these tips before selecting an online tax software. ...
Word Count: 356 How to avoid winter chills without the higher bills Simple steps can help homeowners save money while staying warm this winter....
Word Count: 530 6 tips to keeping seniors safe at home Home safety and security tips so seniors can enjoy more years at home....
Word Count: 464 Spring cleaning hacks to help de-clutter your life Use these hacks to declutter your life this spring....
Word Count: 614 7 simple tips to help babies adjust to daylight saving time Learn expert tips to help your little one sleep well during the daylight savings time transition....
Word Count: 509 How to maximize your tax refund and cut monthly expenses Tips for turning your refund into a healther personal budget....
Word Count: 522 10 tips for kids' good dental health Dental health is an important part of overall health for children....
Word Count: 521 Got an hour? Quick hits for updated kitchens and baths Here are some easy projects you can tackle to update your kitchen or bathroom....

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