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Wednesday 11/22/2017
How to Prep Your Pup for Winter
Updated: November 22, 2017 - 3:38 am

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Making the Most of Medicare Open Enrollment
Updated: November 22, 2017 - 3:38 am

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Empowering Teens through Smart Spending
Updated: November 22, 2017 - 3:38 am

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Keep Cool-Weather Clothes Looking Fresh
Updated: November 22, 2017 - 3:38 am

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Pests Might be Hiding on Your Christmas Tree
Updated: November 22, 2017 - 3:38 am

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Prepare Your Home for Holiday Guests
Updated: November 22, 2017 - 3:38 am

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Managing High Blood Pressure During the Holidays
Updated: November 22, 2017 - 3:38 am

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Monday 11/20/2017
Think Like a Designer to Update Your Home Like a Pro
Updated: November 20, 2017 - 3:37 am

(StatePoint) Inspiration is everywhere. From a field of yellow sunflowers to unique geometric patterns in the tile of a train station, the littlest things can spark the innovation behind some of the world’s most iconic products and designs.

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Friday 11/17/2017
Dirtiest objects in the home
Posted: November 17, 2017

(BPT) - Home is where you live, eat, sleep and everything in between. It’s a sanctuary away from work and the chaos of the outside world, but have you ever given thought to how filthy even the most commonly used items are? To keep your clean home happening so that you can enjoy your treasured time, take care of the grimy spots on a daily basis. Here’s a list of some of the dirtiest objects in the home.

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Thursday 11/16/2017
4 DIY projects to improve the visual appeal of your home
Updated: November 23, 2017 - 3:37 am

(BPT) - If you love a good DIY project, then the beautiful weather of the spring and summer marked the perfect time to tackle all of your outdoor goals. Yes, these were the good times, but since then, the weather has shifted and cooler temperatures have arrived. So, is now the time to shelve your DIY aspirations for the rest of the year?

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Wednesday 11/15/2017
The Caribbean is Open for Cruise Vacations
Updated: November 16, 2017 - 3:36 am

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5 Things to Know About Milk and Non-Dairy Milk Alternatives
Updated: November 16, 2017 - 3:36 am

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Add Light with DIY Decor
Updated: November 16, 2017 - 3:36 am

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4 Tire Safety Tips for Winter
Updated: November 16, 2017 - 3:36 am

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Make the Kitchen a Classroom
Updated: November 16, 2017 - 3:36 am

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Save Time with a Dream Closet
Updated: November 16, 2017 - 3:36 am

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Tricked out with Tech: Bathroom features that take smart living to a whole new level
Updated: November 16, 2017 - 3:36 am

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Upgrades that Boost Your Home’s Value and Enjoyment
Updated: November 16, 2017 - 3:36 am

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Tuesday 11/14/2017
Living It Up Outside By Bringing The Indoors, Out
Updated: November 14, 2017 - 3:31 pm

(NewsUSA) - For many, enjoying their outdoor space includes a poorly lit patio or deck with spartan, uncomfortable furniture, devoide of real style. According to the American Lighting Association (ALA), outdoor living can be just as captivating, high-tech and chic as life inside your home.

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Well System Parts Vital For Good Water Quality
Updated: November 15, 2017 - 3:37 am

(NAPSI)—If you ever get water from a well, you should know there's more to it than just, well, a well. In fact, a water well is really a water well system because it consists of numerous components—many of which can affect water quality if not well maintained.

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'Bone Up' On Wise Winter Weather Practices For Your Pet
Updated: November 18, 2017 - 3:36 am

(NAPSI)—Notwithstanding their fur coats, pets can feel the cold just as humans do. So it's up to you to ensure that your furry friends stay safe and warm during the colder months.

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Friday 11/10/2017
Home cleaning routines for allergy relief
Updated: November 18, 2017 - 3:36 am

(BPT) - Many people turn to nasal sprays and antihistamines to combat seasonal nasal allergies or hay fever, but keeping the home clean to combat allergens, pollen and dust mite debris is just as important in the fight against allergies.

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Wednesday 11/08/2017
Contemporary Style - What It Is And Tips for Your Home
Updated: November 09, 2017 - 2:37 pm

(NewsUSA) - Contemporary style and design are everywhere and can be a foundation for many new homes built today.

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HOT Trends For GREEN Living
Updated: November 09, 2017 - 2:38 pm

(NAPSI)—As homeowners consider ways to “live green”, many may be surprised to learn the powerful effect home heating has on achieving optimal energy and cost efficiency.

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Homeowners Want Elegant Electric Upgrades
Updated: November 09, 2017 - 2:38 pm

(NAPSI)—Most American homeowners are likely accustomed to standard, builder-grade wall plates and lighting controls in their space. However, according to a recent Harris Poll commissioned by the Collections by Legrand, 82 percent of homeowners believe there are more stylish lighting control options than what came installed in their home.

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Mix Up Something Eclectic
Updated: November 09, 2017 - 2:38 pm

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Protect Your Health and Your Card
Updated: November 09, 2017 - 2:38 pm

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Tips for a Vintage Kitchen Remodel
Updated: November 09, 2017 - 2:38 pm

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Pet-Friendly Practices for Fall
Updated: November 09, 2017 - 2:38 pm

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Weatherization 101: 4 Ways to Get a Warmer Home this Winter
Updated: November 09, 2017 - 2:38 pm

(StatePoint) Dreading the cold drafts and rising heating bills that come with winter? You’re not alone. Nearly two-thirds of Americans live in homes that need to be weatherized to improve heating efficiency and maximize comfort, but many still don’t take the time to do so, according to a survey conducted by OnePoll for Duck brand.

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Digital Solutions for Small Business Owners
Updated: November 09, 2017 - 2:38 pm

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7 Ways to Promote Cool-Weather Skin Care
Updated: November 09, 2017 - 2:38 pm

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Monday 11/06/2017
6 tips to improve indoor air quality
Updated: November 14, 2017 - 3:35 am

(BPT) - Stuffy and runny nose, sneezing, itchy nose and eyes — having allergies can be miserable. According to the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA), more than 60 million Americans suffer from asthma and allergies, and nearly 70 percent of U.S. households are affected by indoor allergens.

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Wednesday 11/01/2017
Autumn Additions
Updated: November 09, 2017 - 2:38 pm

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Make Mealtime Meaningful for Families and Furry Friends
Updated: November 09, 2017 - 2:38 pm

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6 Tips to Prepare Your Lawn for Winter
Updated: November 09, 2017 - 2:38 pm

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Home Upgrades that Make ‘Cents’
Updated: November 09, 2017 - 2:38 pm

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Safe Sleep Awareness
Updated: November 09, 2017 - 2:38 pm

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Tuesday 10/31/2017
Post-Hurricanes Harvey and Irma - How to Prepare For the Next Storm
Updated: November 09, 2017 - 2:37 pm

(NewsUSA) - Sponsored by GAF - When did you ever think you'd see much of Houston submerged under several feet of floodwaters? Or more than 6 million Floridians ordered to evacuate in anticipation of a storm that would ultimately prove so monstrous that seemingly anything that wasn't nailed down might turn into what locals called "dangerous flying projectiles?"

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Friday 10/27/2017
5 Reasons to Consider a Home Theater System Now
Updated: October 27, 2017 - 3:36 am

(StatePoint) When it comes to entertaining ourselves at home, there are more options than ever before. Whether you are looking to upgrade your family’s existing movie night experience or you are just getting started in assembling a home theater system, here are five reasons to consider doing so now.

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Wednesday 10/25/2017
Digitally Transforming Your Business
Updated: October 26, 2017 - 3:38 am

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A Closer Look at Vision Health
Updated: October 26, 2017 - 3:38 am

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3 Activities for Food and Fun in Cooler Weather
Updated: October 26, 2017 - 3:38 am

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3 Ways to Help the Whole Family Eat Healthy
Updated: October 26, 2017 - 3:38 am

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Tuesday 10/24/2017
3 steps to a healthier, happier home
Updated: November 01, 2017 - 3:34 am

(BPT) - Today, people are more focused on health and wellness than ever before. You know this because you are constantly flooded with advice on what to eat, how (and how much) to exercise, and what to ask your doctors.

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Thursday 10/19/2017
Tips to Avoid Scams After Storms and Natural Disasters
Updated: October 19, 2017 - 3:36 am

(StatePoint) As if the damage from a natural disaster isn’t enough, consumers trying to rebuild after a natural disaster often face a different danger: a flood of fly-by-night contractors -- ultimately raising the risks of sub-par repair work and outright scams.

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Wednesday 10/18/2017
Property Owners Can Protect Their Homes From Hurricane Damage
Updated: October 19, 2017 - 3:36 am

by Jonathan Rodriguez

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5 Tips for Deck Design
Updated: October 19, 2017 - 3:36 am

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The Connection Between Joy and Travel
Updated: October 19, 2017 - 3:36 am

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