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Top kitchen renovation secrets from a design expert

(BPT) - As the hardest-working room in your home, it's no wonder that so many people want to renovate their kitchens. A smart, stylish refresh doesn't just transform the space; it can influence the look and feel of the entire home.

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pets

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 >>

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 >>




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Thursday 06/22/2017
Ladder Safety Should Be Tops for Home Improvers
Updated: June 22, 2017 - 3:35 pm

(NewsUSA) -As the warm weather of spring and summer arrives, ambitious and well-intentioned homeowners embark on cleaning, maintenance, and improvement projects that often involve roofs, gutters, and ladders. However, working on a ladder can be dangerous.

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Make The Cool Choice For Room AC Savings
Updated: June 23, 2017 - 3:34 am

(NAPSI)—Keeping your home cool and comfortable in warm weather doesn’t have to get you hot under the collar from your energy bills. Consider a new ENERGY STAR certified room air conditioner for comfort, energy savings and to help protect the climate.

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Rethink Your Drink This Summer
Updated: June 26, 2017 - 3:35 am

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Understanding the Serious Nature of Mini-Strokes
Updated: June 26, 2017 - 3:35 am

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7 Tips for Summer Gardening Success
Updated: June 26, 2017 - 3:35 am

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Ease Up on Energy Consumption
Updated: June 26, 2017 - 3:35 am

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Helpful Hints for Men's Health Month
Updated: June 26, 2017 - 3:35 am

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Wednesday 06/21/2017
Increase comfort and lower energy bills for the warmer months
Updated: June 22, 2017 - 3:32 am

(BPT) - As the warm weather creeps in and the country heats up, now is the time for homeowners to make sure they’re doing their part to help increase comfort and reduce energy bills.

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Battle Weeds, Leaves and Shrubbery with Tech
Updated: June 22, 2017 - 3:32 am

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Dispelling Myths About Natural Stone
Updated: June 22, 2017 - 3:32 am

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Ease Up on Energy Consumption
Updated: June 22, 2017 - 3:32 am

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The Science of Odor In Clothes
Updated: June 22, 2017 - 3:32 am

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Renovations for the Ages
Updated: June 22, 2017 - 3:32 am

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Banish Backyard Pests
Updated: June 22, 2017 - 3:32 am

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Stylish Storage for Renters
Updated: June 22, 2017 - 3:32 am

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Outdoor Kitchens Add Fun, Function
Updated: June 22, 2017 - 3:32 am

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Monday 06/19/2017
The 411 on HVAC energy-efficiency ratings and terms
Updated: June 27, 2017 - 3:38 am

(BPT) - Whether you’re looking to lower heating and cooling costs, or have a passion for protecting the environment, maximizing the energy efficiency of your heating, ventilation and air conditioning system is a smart move. The more energy efficient your system, the less you’ll spend running it every year, and the smaller your home’s environmental footprint will be.

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Saturday 06/17/2017
6 Ways to Stay Fit with Your Pup
Updated: June 18, 2017 - 3:32 am

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Royal Migration
Updated: June 18, 2017 - 3:32 am

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Tips for Summer Travel with Your Pet
Updated: June 18, 2017 - 3:32 am

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Secrets for Mastering the Grill
Updated: June 18, 2017 - 3:32 am

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5 Time-Savers for Busy Teens
Updated: June 18, 2017 - 3:32 am

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Preparing for Baby
Updated: June 18, 2017 - 3:32 am

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How Rural Women Can Make an Impact
Updated: June 18, 2017 - 3:32 am

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Thursday 06/15/2017
Breathe easier: 7 ways to improve your home's indoor air quality
Updated: June 16, 2017 - 3:32 am

(BPT) - More than 6 million American children — nearly 9 percent of all kids in the U.S. — have asthma, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Each year, asthma attacks send more than a million people to emergency rooms, including approximately 24,000 children younger than 15, the CDC reports. Yet health experts agree many of those asthma attacks could be avoided through a range of tactics, including by improving air quality inside homes.

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Solving the nation's water problems before the tap runs dry
Updated: June 23, 2017 - 3:34 am

(BPT) - Cooking dinner, washing dishes, showering and flushing toilets — these are daily activities for most Americans. If you did any of these in the last 24 hours, you’ve contributed to the roughly 355 billion gallons of water that are used each day in this country.

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Thursday 06/08/2017
3 easy ways to combat water damage in your walls and ceilings
Updated: June 09, 2017 - 3:32 am

(BPT) - Ask any homeowner what they dread the most when it comes to home ownership, and it’s likely to involve some type of undetected water damage that could result in mold and mildew in their walls and ceilings — and the problems that follow.

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Father’s Day Gifts for the Man Who Loves to Cook
Updated: June 09, 2017 - 3:32 am

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4 Tips for Summer Tire Safety
Updated: June 09, 2017 - 3:32 am

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Slide Into Summer Safety
Updated: June 09, 2017 - 3:32 am

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Weather Through Unexpected Events
Updated: June 09, 2017 - 3:32 am

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Dad’s Day, Dad’s Way
Updated: June 09, 2017 - 3:32 am

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Prepare for Entertaining Inside and Out
Updated: June 09, 2017 - 3:32 am

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A Purr-fect Season to Adopt
Updated: June 09, 2017 - 3:32 am

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Provide Safe Power for Summer Fun
Updated: June 09, 2017 - 3:32 am

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Monday 06/05/2017
Install handrails for a safer home
Updated: June 06, 2017 - 3:35 am

(BPT) - The National Safety Council considers unintentional falls one of the leading causes of household accidents in the U.S. This trend is especially true among adults 65 and older with one in three experiencing an injury related fall each year according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Fortunately, falls at home can be easily prevented by keeping high traffic areas well lite and clutter free, using non-slip adhesives on the bottom of rugs and carpets, and taking other simple safety precautions.

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Thursday 06/01/2017
10 Steps to Prep Your Pet for Travel
Updated: June 02, 2017 - 3:32 am

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Prepare for Your Puppy’s 1st Outdoor Adventure
Updated: June 02, 2017 - 3:32 am

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Time-Saving Tips to Get Up and Get Glowing
Updated: June 02, 2017 - 3:32 am

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5 Ways to Inspire After-School Playtime
Updated: June 02, 2017 - 3:32 am

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Create a Kaleidoscope of Color with a Unicorn-Themed Party
Updated: June 02, 2017 - 3:32 am

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Perfect Presents for Dads and Grads
Updated: June 02, 2017 - 3:32 am

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Wednesday 05/31/2017
DIY pressure washing: How to get great results
Updated: June 01, 2017 - 3:31 am

(BPT) - Clean siding and trim can do as much for a home’s curb appeal as fresh flowers, neatly trimmed hedges and a repainted front door. You could scrub for hours trying to remove dirt, mold and mildew, or you could do the job more quickly and easily with a pressure washer.

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Thursday 05/25/2017
Don't Pack This Pest
Updated: May 26, 2017 - 3:32 am

(NAPSI)—If you’re moving to a new home this year, watch out for certain stowaways: gypsy moths.

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3 Tips to Stop Mosquitoes from Ruining Summer Fun
Updated: May 26, 2017 - 3:32 am

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Safety During Summer
Updated: May 26, 2017 - 3:32 am

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Banish Biting Season
Updated: May 26, 2017 - 3:32 am

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Designing Stylish and Functional Outdoor Kitchens
Updated: May 26, 2017 - 3:32 am

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Bring Your Idea to Life
Updated: May 26, 2017 - 3:32 am

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