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    52 weeks of growth: 4 ways Puerto Rico is key to world agriculture

    (BPT) - For a region the size of Connecticut, Puerto Rico packs a big punch when it comes to its contribution to world agriculture.

  • Travel

    Bring New Life to Your Kitchen with Color

    (Family Features) Just as filling your plate with colorful foods is typically good for your body, filling your kitchen with color can be good for the soul. In fact, color is an important element in interior design not only for its aesthetic value, but also because it can shape perceptions and emotions.

  • Travel

    5 Tips for a Smooth Back-to-School Transition

    (Family Features) Just when it seems like you have gotten into your summer groove, it’s time to get back into your school routine, which can be cause both relief and stress at the same time for parents and students alike. Even if your kids are fairly adaptable, big changes like heading back to school after a summer of limited scheduling can be stressful.

Pet Central

pets

Having a pet is a lot of responsibility, and we’ll help by giving you lots of tips and tricks! More >>

Fitness

Fitness

Our fitness articles will help teach you how to work out with gym- and home-based exercises. More >>

Crosswords

Crosswords

Enjoy the crosswords challenge in our free daily puzzles, from the harder Sunday crossword to the quicker daily. More >>

Sudoku

Sudoku

Every Sudoku has a unique solution that can be reached logically. Enter numbers into the blank spaces so that each row, column and 3x3 box contains the numbers 1 to 9. More >>




Thursday 08/09/2018
Home Design Ideas for Travel Enthusiasts
Updated: August 15, 2018 - 2:58 am

(StatePoint) Travelers are often struck by the unique style of a certain locale, such as the bright colors of Havana or the chic sophistication of Paris. If your family plans to travel soon, you will likely return longing to recreate memories of your time away.

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How to Select the Best Ceiling Fans for Your Home Interiors
Updated: August 15, 2018 - 2:58 am

(StatePoint) If you have a “less is more” outlook on home decorating purchasing decisions, you probably want your lighting fixtures to not only be functional, but also fashionable elements that complement other accessories and contribute to your overall interior design. When it comes to ceiling fans, experts say that by shopping around, you can find a highly functional fixture that can even serve as the focal point of a room.

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Friday 07/13/2018
5 tiny house inspired tips to help you live comfortably in a small living space
Updated: August 15, 2018 - 2:58 am

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Thursday 07/12/2018
6 dorm room essentials for a comfortable college experience
Updated: August 15, 2018 - 2:58 am

(BPT) - Across the country, high school graduates are filled with anticipation as they prepare for their first year of college. For many, this means moving out of their parents’ house and into a dorm. While dorm rooms typically have tight quarters, this doesn't mean you can't make it feel a little like home sweet home.

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Thursday 06/21/2018
Fly your flag for the Fourth and all year with this fun project
Updated: August 15, 2018 - 2:58 am

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Tuesday 05/29/2018
Celebrate common ties by tackling this Father's Day project with dad
Updated: August 15, 2018 - 2:58 am

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Monday 05/14/2018
5 Ways to Get Your Home Ready for Summer
Updated: August 15, 2018 - 2:58 am

(StatePoint) Summertime means backyard barbecues, home decorating updates and more. Want to make all of this happen affordably?

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Thursday 05/03/2018
Colorful Design Ideas for Refreshing Your Home this Season
Updated: August 15, 2018 - 2:58 am

(StatePoint) If you are looking to elegantly redesign the spaces in your home, consider taking your cues from the latest trends in the luxury market. Neutral color palettes and soft, soothing shades, such as gray, taupe and cream are on the rise among today’s luxury homes and adding touches of color will help personalize these spaces.

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Thursday 03/15/2018
High-tech bathroom trends for 2018
Updated: August 15, 2018 - 3:00 am

(BPT) - Technology is trending in home design and decor this year, and some of the most dramatic, futuristic and fun tech trends are showing up in the bathroom. From glass doors and windows changing from clear to opaque with the touch of a button to toilets transforming the whole experience of going to the loo, it's all about high-tech tricking out your oasis.

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5 musts for a low-stress, on-budget DIY home project
Updated: August 15, 2018 - 3:01 am

(BPT) - Owning your own home is a life accomplishment for many adults, and keeping it looking sharp and adding your personal touches brings a sense of pride. It seems there are always things you want to improve, so don’t let a limited budget or lack of know-how hold you back from dreaming. There are plenty of ways to enhance a room or remake a space without breaking the bank, along with many resources out there to show you how.

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Thursday 08/09/2018
52 weeks of growth: 4 ways Puerto Rico is key to world agriculture
Updated: August 15, 2018 - 2:57 am

(BPT) - For a region the size of Connecticut, Puerto Rico packs a big punch when it comes to its contribution to world agriculture.

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Thursday 07/26/2018
New Bedding Line Boasts Recycled Materials
Updated: August 15, 2018 - 2:56 am

(NewsUSA) - Global interest in socially conscious, eco-friendly products has exploded over the last two decades. Now it extends not only to paper and packaging, but to high-end sectors such as clothing and home goods.

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Wednesday 07/18/2018
Research Reveals Recycling Is Increasingly Popular
Updated: August 15, 2018 - 2:57 am

(NAPSI)—Here, for a change, is good news about the environment: Americans are recycling their food and beverage cartons more than ever and continue to look to brands to actively help drive the recycling of their products’ packages, according to a new survey.

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Thursday 05/24/2018
Plastics in Water, From Your Cup to the Oceans: What to Know
Updated: August 15, 2018 - 2:57 am

(StatePoint) You may not realize it, but there’s a lot of plastics in water -- both in the water you drink, as well as in rivers, lakes and oceans.

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Monday 04/16/2018
5 ways smart cities provide a healthier, safer, richer life for residents
Updated: April 17, 2018 - 3:41 am

(BPT) - It’s exciting to live in a time when technology is making everything smarter. Smartphones, smart homes, smart cars and now the talk is all about smart cities.

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Sunday 04/15/2018
5 ways everyone can fight climate change
Posted: April 15, 2018

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Thursday 04/12/2018
Empowering The Energy Leaders Of The Future
Updated: April 13, 2018 - 3:34 am

(NAPSI)—The amount of energy used each year in the United States is almost mind-boggling, with 97.7 quadrillion British thermal units (Btu) of energy passing through electrical lines, pipes, roads, rails, water and sky, according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA). This fast, reliable access to energy feeds the typical American home about 90 million Btu a year.

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Wednesday 04/11/2018
Taking Green to the Grave
Posted: April 11, 2018

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Monday 04/02/2018
5 Ways to Celebrate Earth Day
Updated: April 02, 2018 - 3:34 am

(StatePoint) April 22 is Earth Day, an annual opportunity to celebrate the natural world and get involved in short- and long-term efforts to protect the environment. Here are five ways to celebrate.

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Wednesday 03/21/2018
Earth Day 101: 6 impactful ways to teach your kids about food waste
Updated: August 15, 2018 - 2:59 am

(BPT) - America needs to address its food waste problem, and a good place to start is taking steps to teach our children to conserve food.

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Thursday 08/09/2018
Bring New Life to Your Kitchen with Color
Updated: August 15, 2018 - 2:59 am

(Family Features) Just as filling your plate with colorful foods is typically good for your body, filling your kitchen with color can be good for the soul. In fact, color is an important element in interior design not only for its aesthetic value, but also because it can shape perceptions and emotions.

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5 Tips for a Smooth Back-to-School Transition
Updated: August 15, 2018 - 2:59 am

(Family Features) Just when it seems like you have gotten into your summer groove, it’s time to get back into your school routine, which can be cause both relief and stress at the same time for parents and students alike. Even if your kids are fairly adaptable, big changes like heading back to school after a summer of limited scheduling can be stressful.

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Set for Success
Updated: August 15, 2018 - 2:59 am

Back-to-school shopping essentials

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3 Kitchen and Bath Trends for 2018
Updated: August 15, 2018 - 2:59 am

(Family Features) When it’s time for a home remodel, specifically of a bathroom or kitchen, many homeowners turn to trendy looks as inspiration. Color, texture and material variance, like using different types of tile, lead the way in this year’s kitchen and bath trends.

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3 Ways to Throwback Style
Updated: August 15, 2018 - 2:59 am

(Family Features) When it's time for a bathroom or kitchen upgrade, some of the greatest inspiration may come from another time entirely. Some of the most on-trend styles of today are actually throwbacks to bygone eras.

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Spruce Up Your Outdoor Spaces
Updated: August 15, 2018 - 2:59 am

(Family Features) Over time, the appearance and function of any outdoor space can dull due to combinations of heat, precipitation and use. With some careful attention, you can quickly spruce up your outdoor living areas and get them back in great working order for patio season.

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5 Ways to Squash Back-to-School Stress
Updated: August 15, 2018 - 2:59 am

(Family Features) Heading back to school is exciting for both kids and parents, but with all the thrill and anticipation, there can be quite a bit of stress, too. As a parent, you can approach the impending school year with a positive attitude and these tricks can help minimize stress and give your kids extra confidence when heading into the classroom.

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4 Bedroom Upgrades that Won’t Break the Bank
Updated: August 15, 2018 - 2:59 am

(Family Features) Upgrading your bedroom might sound like a daunting task. You may assume it costs an arm and a leg, takes months and requires professionals to complete. However, upgrading your bedroom doesn’t have to mean breaking the bank, or your back. Investing in a few quality upgrades to some bedroom essentials can make your life less stressful and more cost- and energy-effective.

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Attract Beautiful Songbirds to Your Backyard
Updated: August 15, 2018 - 2:59 am

(StatePoint) Did you know that you can create a safe haven for wild song birds in your own backyard? By taking a few simple actions, you can provide birds with vital resources they need to thrive, as well as guard them from common flying hazards.

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Wednesday 08/08/2018
Ideas for an On-Trend Bathroom
Updated: August 15, 2018 - 2:59 am

(Family Features) Bringing an outdated bathroom into the now is a sure way to infuse value and personal enjoyment into your home.

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Thursday 08/09/2018
Upgrade Your Kitchen to Cook Like a Professional Chef
Updated: August 15, 2018 - 2:59 am

(StatePoint) Of course, cooking like a chef at home requires talent and practice. But there’s no doubt about it -- having the right culinary tools, appliances and prep space is essential, too.

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Monday 06/18/2018
How to Defeat Clogged Drains
Updated: August 15, 2018 - 2:59 am

(StatePoint) Whether you’re a homeowner or a renter, clogged drains are likely to affect your bathroom and kitchen sinks every so often as a result of soap residue, hair and skin flakes, food particles, dirt and accumulated gunk.

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Thursday 02/15/2018
Innovative New Looks for Your Kitchen Renovation
Updated: February 15, 2018 - 3:35 am

(StatePoint) Renovating your kitchen? Think about making updates that will add beauty and functionality to one of the most important rooms in the house. Here are a few innovative new looks and ideas to consider including in your plans.

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Friday 09/08/2017
Home Cleaning Do's and Don’ts
Updated: September 08, 2017 - 4:21 am

(StatePoint) Now and then, every home gets to the point at which a quick tidy-up here and there just isn’t cutting it anymore. You take a look around, notice all of the surfaces that have gone untouched for far too long, then sigh as you pick a day dedicated to cleaning from top to bottom.

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