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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: 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: 580 Keep Millennial employees from leaving with better engagement practices Learn how to keep Millennials engaged workers in your company....
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: 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: 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: 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: 475 Improve your spring-cleaning routine and create a healthier home Spring cleaning? Make certain your indoor air is kept clean as well....
Word Count: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 521 Returning to school? These things might help you succeed Learn the five essential elements that every adult learner should have in their arsenal of tools to support educational success....
Word Count: 372 Holiday home safety checklist Add these helpful tips to your home safety checklist as soon as possible. ...
Word Count: 622 Tax hints every investor should know Having investment income doesn't mean you can't do your own taxes....
Word Count: 581 7 common tax return blunders to avoid Knowing the most common tax errors are will help keep you in the clear this year....
Word Count: 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: 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: 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: 727 Easy tips to help beat calorie-overload this year Getting started on a weight management plan can be easy....
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: 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: 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: 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: 602 5 projects to recreate your basement These five projects can help you create the basement space of your dreams. ...
Word Count: 577 3 secrets to creating the shabby chic wedding of your dreams Creating a shabby chic wedding is simple with these three steps....
Word Count: 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: 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: 1 Termites 101: What every homebuyer should know this spring Homebuyers should be aware of termite risks, and take steps to ensure the home they purchase is termite-free....
Word Count: 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: 457 How to audit your home's energy efficiency A home energy audit can make your home more efficient and save you money....
Word Count: 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: 793 5 upgrades for under $5,000 to put your home at the top of every buyer's list For less than $5,000, you can put your home at the top of every buyer's must-see list this year....
Word Count: 435 Living with MS, finding inner strength Living with MS requires having an inner strength to overcome challenges faced daily....
Word Count: 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: 707 6 tips for a safe outpatient surgery experience Experts provide advice on how to have a good outpatient surgery outcome....
Word Count: 543 Why experts recommend skin-to-skin contact for infants Regularly practicing skin-to-skin contact great benefits for mom and baby....
Word Count: 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: 502 Creating an island paradise: Tips for adding an island in your kitchen renovation Islands are the must-have showpiece of kitchen renovations in 2015....
Word Count: 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: 422 Need a fresh look for your company? Try a new logo Has your company been around for awhile? It might be time for a new logo....
Word Count: 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: 627 Got digital clutter? 3 easy ways to spring clean your digital life Add "cutting digital clutter" to your spring cleaning tasks with three simple steps....
Word Count: 464 Spring cleaning hacks to help de-clutter your life Use these hacks to declutter your life this spring....
Word Count: 614 7 simple tips to help babies adjust to daylight saving time Learn expert tips to help your little one sleep well during the daylight savings time transition....
Word Count: 509 How to maximize your tax refund and cut monthly expenses Tips for turning your refund into a healther personal budget....
Word Count: 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....
Word Count: 617 Renew your look for spring with simple expert style tricks A few expert tips will have you looking radiant this spring....
Word Count: 556 The invisible battle: managing your chronic pain Have chronic pain? Try these pain-management techiques....
Word Count: 1 Simple ways to make Easter special for family of all ages Thoughtful ways to make Easter special for loved ones near and far....
Word Count: 372 Spring cleaning secrets to cut the clutter without hurting productivity Tips to spend less time cutting clutter and more time getting stuff done....
Word Count: 603 5 money traps to avoid each month Keep an eye out for these five money traps....
Word Count: 491 Green living tips: recycling while cleaning Did you know that much of what you throw away can likely be recycled?...
Word Count: 361 Discover unexpected ways to drink more water Increasing your water intake is not as difficult as you may think with expert tips....
Word Count: 469 Tax time tips: How to combat tax identity theft fraud Be aware of identity theft risks while doing your taxes, and take these steps to protect yourself....
Word Count: 714 10 tips to safely sell a car online Want to sell your car yourself? Check out these important tips first....
Word Count: 737 Hoping to retire in 10, 20 or 40 years? Here's what you need to know now American workers, ages 32 to 64, are $6.6 trillion short of the amount needed to retire comfortably....
Word Count: 576 Under pressure: How to manage stress before it affects your health Too much stress can lead to negative health effects. Learn to manage it....

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