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Tips to Avoid Scams After Storms and Natural Disasters

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

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Fitness

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

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Crosswords

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

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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 >>




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Wednesday 10/18/2017
Property Owners Can Protect Their Homes From Hurricane Damage
Updated: October 19, 2017 - 3:34 am

by Jonathan Rodriguez

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5 Tips for Deck Design
Updated: October 19, 2017 - 3:34 am

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Autumn Additions
Updated: October 19, 2017 - 3:34 am

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The Connection Between Joy and Travel
Updated: October 19, 2017 - 3:34 am

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Medicare Takes Aim at Medical Identity Theft
Updated: October 19, 2017 - 3:34 am

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A Guide to Outfit Your Home
Updated: October 19, 2017 - 3:34 am

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6 Tips to Prepare Your Lawn for Winter
Updated: October 19, 2017 - 3:34 am

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Get Talking
Updated: October 19, 2017 - 3:34 am

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Home Upgrades that Make ‘Cents’
Updated: October 19, 2017 - 3:34 am

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Monday 10/16/2017
Tips to make sure your fire extinguisher is at the ready
Updated: October 19, 2017 - 3:34 am

(BPT) - You check your alarms regularly and practice your family escape plan — but are you overlooking an essential component of home safety? Having fire extinguishers and knowing how to use them is an important part of maintaining a safe home for you and your family.

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Shedding new light: 8 surprising facts that will have you rethinking your lighting
Updated: October 19, 2017 - 3:34 am

(BPT) - You step into a dark room, turn on the light switch and go about your day without giving it another thought.

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This Halloween, Have A Few Tricks Up Your Sleeve
Updated: October 18, 2017 - 3:35 am

(NAPSI)—To help you get into the spirit of the season, look to just the "fright" Halloween flowers and gifts to make your celebration a scream—from wreaths to carved gourds to sweet treats to please every "boo" and "ghoul."

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Friday 10/13/2017
A Smart Thermostat Can Be A Smart Investment
Updated: October 14, 2017 - 3:34 am

(NAPSI)—Smart thermostats have become a hot item in many American homes. Smart thermostats are Wi-Fi-enabled devices that can automatically adjust heating and cooling temperature settings for optimal climate control in your home. What makes them a smart investment is that you can get energy savings along with optimal performance. With the average American household spending almost $900 a year on heating and cooling costs, investing in the right smart thermostat can pay dividends for years to come.

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Wednesday 10/11/2017
The key to a better love life lies in your chores [Infographic]
Posted: October 11, 2017

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Cost-effective home improvements
Posted: October 11, 2017

(BPT) - Home improvement projects don’t always require breaking the bank and turning your living space into a construction zone. There are plenty of small, cost-effective projects that are not only affordable, but can potentially save you money in the long run.

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A Crash Course in Cyber Security
Updated: October 12, 2017 - 3:36 am

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Add Family Fun to Chores
Updated: October 12, 2017 - 3:36 am

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Build a Business Your Way
Updated: October 12, 2017 - 3:36 am

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Tuesday 10/10/2017
Help for Homeowners On the Hook for Billions in Hurricane Damages
Updated: October 10, 2017 - 3:30 pm

(NewsUSA) - Sponsored by GAF - And now comes the arduous task of rebuilding hundreds of thousands of houses destroyed or damaged by Hurricanes Harvey and Irma.

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Friday 10/06/2017
Installing large format tile for beautiful, durable floors
Updated: October 07, 2017 - 3:33 am

(BPT) - Floors set with large format porcelain and natural stone tile continue to be the rage among homeowners and interior designers. Large format tiles, which are defined as 15 inches or longer on one side, make any room feel more open and welcoming. These popular tiles make a bold statement that can range from ultra-modern to rustic. However, their added length, thickness and weight require some special planning before the installation begins.

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Wednesday 10/04/2017
Science in Everyday Life
Updated: October 05, 2017 - 3:36 am

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Get Focused
Updated: October 05, 2017 - 3:36 am

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Simple Ways to Live Better
Updated: October 05, 2017 - 3:36 am

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Material Matters
Updated: October 05, 2017 - 3:36 am

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5 Ways to Save Money While Shopping
Updated: October 05, 2017 - 3:36 am

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Renovations in Every Room
Updated: October 05, 2017 - 3:36 am

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Kitchen and Bath Remodeling Trends to Watch
Updated: October 05, 2017 - 3:36 am

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7 Steps for a Healthier Home
Updated: October 05, 2017 - 3:36 am

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Tuesday 10/03/2017
Outdoor Living - Bringing the Inside Out
Updated: October 03, 2017 - 3:31 pm

(NewsUSA) - Enjoying your outside space does not have to take place on a dimly lit patio with moderately comfortable furniture devoid of fine furnishings and sophisticated style. According to the American Lighting Association (ALA), outdoor living can be just as entertaining, high-tech and classy as life inside your home.

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Outdoor Living - Bringing the Inside Out
Updated: October 12, 2017 - 3:31 pm

(NewsUSA) - Enjoying your outside space does not have to take place on a dimly lit patio with moderately comfortable furniture devoid of fine furnishings and sophisticated style. According to the American Lighting Association (ALA), outdoor living can be just as entertaining, high-tech and classy as life inside your home.

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Friday 09/29/2017
Breathe easier with smart tips for an allergy-free home
Updated: October 07, 2017 - 3:33 am

(BPT) - Stuffy and runny nose, sneezing, itchy nose and eyes — having fall 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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Real-mom life hacks for an imperfectly perfect life
Updated: September 30, 2017 - 3:37 am

(BPT) - Your house is spotless, your children are well behaved, and every night there's a beautiful home-cooked meal on the table. Just how do you do it?

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Wednesday 09/27/2017
8 Tips for Maximizing Garage Storage
Updated: September 27, 2017 - 3:34 am

(StatePoint) Most people are pressed for garage space, regardless of the size of their house, from DIYers overwhelmed with tools to moms searching for places to store holiday decorations.

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Deck Design 101
Updated: September 28, 2017 - 3:34 am

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Maximize the Joy of Travel
Updated: September 28, 2017 - 3:34 am

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Trick-or-Treat for a New Kind of Thrill
Updated: September 28, 2017 - 3:34 am

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Family Travel You Can Afford
Updated: September 28, 2017 - 3:34 am

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Chronic Conditions More Common in African-Americans
Updated: September 28, 2017 - 3:34 am

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Tuesday 09/26/2017
During storm cleanup, safety comes first
Updated: September 27, 2017 - 3:34 am

(BPT) - For many people, fall is their favorite season – mild temperatures, fall clothes and fall leaves creating colorful yards. But the season involves more than cool breezes and fall colors. From New England to California, Florida to the Great Lakes, the final few months of the year usually bring with them a greater frequency and intensity of storms.

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Wednesday 09/20/2017
How to choose the right lock for your home [Video]
Updated: September 21, 2017 - 3:35 am

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Small Is Big In Home Design
Updated: September 21, 2017 - 3:35 am

(NAPSI)—With the average American household at around 21/2 people, according to Census Bureau research, there’s an increased desire for downsizing.

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Room-by-Room Renovations
Updated: September 21, 2017 - 3:35 am

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4 Tips to Make the Most of Happy, Healthy Cat Month
Updated: September 21, 2017 - 3:35 am

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Improvements for Independence
Updated: September 21, 2017 - 3:35 am

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Create a Sleek, Functional Home Office
Updated: September 21, 2017 - 3:35 am

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Ease School Day Stress
Updated: September 21, 2017 - 3:35 am

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5 Helpful Ways to Actively Assist your Community
Updated: September 21, 2017 - 3:35 am

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Tips for Tackling a DIY Deck Project
Updated: September 21, 2017 - 3:35 am

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Monday 09/18/2017
Do This Fall Yard Work And Reap Springtime Benefits
Updated: September 19, 2017 - 3:44 am

(NAPSI)—Lots of people think their family yards need less attention in the fall but autumn is no time to ignore your lawn and landscape.

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