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Five Reasons To Choose Fiber Cement Siding Over Wood-Based Siding

(NAPSI)—For homeowners wanting a fresh look, there's one project that can give their home a whole new appearance while adding value at the same time: re-siding. Re-siding is one of the most important maintenance tasks Minneapolis homeowners can take on during the spring and summer. The project provides a chance to replace worn, damaged siding with new siding that refreshes the exterior and improves curb appeal. After all, nothing decreases curb appeal faster than rotting, peeling siding.

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

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

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Friday 05/19/2017
3 Tips to Stop Mosquitoes from Ruining Summer Fun
Updated: May 22, 2017 - 3:33 am

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Safety During Summer
Updated: May 22, 2017 - 3:33 am

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Designing Stylish and Functional Outdoor Kitchens
Updated: May 22, 2017 - 3:33 am

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Banish Biting Season
Updated: May 22, 2017 - 3:34 am

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Stylish Storage for Renters
Updated: May 22, 2017 - 3:34 am

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Bring Your Idea to Life
Updated: May 22, 2017 - 3:34 am

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Tips for Baby’s 1st Foods
Updated: May 22, 2017 - 3:34 am

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Thursday 05/18/2017
7 fast, effective garage door safety tips
Updated: May 24, 2017 - 3:35 am

(BPT) - You probably put little thought into your garage door. You touch a button. The door opens, closes and you go about your day.

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Remodeling Your Outdoor Space? Consider a Fireplace
Updated: May 18, 2017 - 3:32 am

(StatePoint) While all homeowners may wish they had unlimited resources to make upgrades, most people need to prioritize a bit due to time and money. For many these days, the goal is extending living and entertaining areas outdoors: 56 percent of homeowners are making updates to improve their yards for entertaining, according to a Houzz Landscaping Trends study.

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Building or Replacing a Deck?
Updated: May 19, 2017 - 3:32 am

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Honor Dads and Cheer Grads
Updated: May 19, 2017 - 3:32 am

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The Lighter Side of Life
Updated: May 19, 2017 - 3:32 am

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Building a Successful Budget
Updated: May 19, 2017 - 3:32 am

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Do Your Part to Fight Hunger
Updated: May 19, 2017 - 3:32 am

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Prepare Your Home for Storm Season
Updated: May 19, 2017 - 3:32 am

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Wednesday 05/17/2017
Help children avoid asthma attacks by improving home indoor air quality
Updated: May 24, 2017 - 3:35 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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Friday 05/12/2017
How to combat water damage in your walls and ceilings
Updated: May 13, 2017 - 3:31 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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Flip Your Fridge And Save Energy
Updated: May 13, 2017 - 3:31 am

(NAPSI)—America, it's time to "Flip Your Fridge"! If your refrigerator is 15 years old or older, replacing it with a new ENERGY STAR® certified model can save you more than $270 over the next five years and reduce your carbon footprint.

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Thursday 05/11/2017
How to blend contrasting materials for high-impact design
Updated: May 19, 2017 - 3:32 am

(BPT) - The melding of contrasting materials throughout the home is a sophisticated way to add visual interest and depth to your design. Bold finishes coupled with muted color tones create an eye-catching statement, while natural wood combined with cool metal boasts a stunning blend of nature and machinery. From partnering unconventional textures to pairing deep wood tones with warm gold finishes, mixing materials in a space poses a refreshing take on luxury design for each room of the home.

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Wednesday 05/10/2017
4 things you can do to protect your drinking water
Updated: May 18, 2017 - 3:32 am

(BPT) - Water is something many of us tend to devote little time thinking about, not because it is unimportant but because we take our clean, safe drinking water for granted. That is, until something occurs that shifts our focus and shows us how potentially fragile our water infrastructure really is.

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10 smart power-outage hacks for homeowners
Updated: May 18, 2017 - 3:32 am

(BPT) - It's storm season across the United States, and with the wind and rain also comes power outages. No matter where you live, power outages are likely to happen at some point. That's why now is the perfect time to be proactive.

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Preparedness For The 2017 Hurricane Season Starts With Simplicity
Updated: May 11, 2017 - 3:31 am

(NAPSI)—The 2016 hurricane season ended a decadelong landfall drought in Florida. Hurricane Hermine struck Florida’s north coast in early September, and then Hurricane Matthew tore north along the Atlantic coast in early October. The intensity of that late-season storm left more than 1 million Florida homes and businesses in the dark while 485,000 were without power in South Carolina; 300,000 in Georgia; and more than 127,000 in North Carolina.

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Pave Your Way To A Better Home
Updated: May 11, 2017 - 3:31 am

(NAPSI)—What’s in these days is enjoying outdoor living rooms, dining rooms, kitchens and more.

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Fight Hunger One Meal at a Time
Updated: May 11, 2017 - 3:31 am

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Cultivating Connections
Updated: May 11, 2017 - 3:31 am

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Make Memories with a Well-Groomed Lawn
Updated: May 11, 2017 - 3:31 am

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Dog Owners are Eating Clean and Feeding Clean
Updated: May 11, 2017 - 3:31 am

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Protect Your Pets from Summer Pests
Updated: May 11, 2017 - 3:31 am

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Deck Design Made Easy
Updated: May 11, 2017 - 3:31 am

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Monday 05/08/2017
Buying A Home May Be Easier Than You Think
Updated: May 09, 2017 - 3:31 am

(NAPSI)—For anyone dreaming of owning a home, a look at one young couple’s success story could prove inspirational.

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Thursday 05/04/2017
Selecting the right grout for beautiful tile floors
Updated: May 05, 2017 - 3:31 am

(BPT) - The visual appeal and functional design of a kitchen or bathroom starts with the floors, which make tile the perfect material for those surfaces. Tile is a logical option for kitchen and bathroom floors when you consider the wide array of sizes, styles, colors and textures available to match the look and feel of any home. In addition, as a durable and low-maintenance material, tile is an extremely attractive long-term choice for many kitchen and bathroom floors.

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Does Your Home Need Storm Doors?
Updated: May 04, 2017 - 3:31 am

(StatePoint) It’s that time of year again when you’ve installed screens in your windows to better enjoy the weather. But rain and wicked weather can impact your home at any time of year. Could your home use storm doors to add extra ventilation in warm weather and help protect it against tough conditions year-round?

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Tips to Step Up Your Patio Experience this Season
Updated: May 04, 2017 - 3:31 am

(StatePoint) Ready to step up your outdoor living experience this season? You’re not alone. Nearly 70 percent of design and build firms report an increased demand for outdoor living space, according to the American Institute of Architects.

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Wednesday 05/03/2017
Conquering closet chaos to killing bacteria: Spring cleaning tips with big impact
Updated: May 04, 2017 - 3:31 am

(BPT) - The sunshine and blooms are sure signs spring is here to stay, and while Mother Nature may be tempting you to come outside and play, thousands of people are participating in an annual ritual inside the home: spring cleaning.

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Maximize Your Basement's Potential
Updated: May 04, 2017 - 3:31 am

(NAPSI)—With house prices on the rise, finishing a basement is the latest trend toward building even more equity in the home.

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Spice Up Spring Cleaning
Updated: May 04, 2017 - 3:31 am

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5 Ways Fuel-Injected Lawn Tractors Will Change How You Mow
Updated: May 04, 2017 - 3:31 am

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Prepare Your Pet for Summer
Updated: May 04, 2017 - 3:31 am

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How Your Pet May Improve Your Health
Updated: May 04, 2017 - 3:31 am

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Solving Pets’ Oral Health Needs
Updated: May 04, 2017 - 3:31 am

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Tips for Finding the Right Walk-Behind Mower
Updated: May 04, 2017 - 3:31 am

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Tuesday 05/02/2017
How To Honor Your Mother
Updated: May 03, 2017 - 3:31 am

(NAPSI)—There are 2 billion mothers in the world-over 85 million in the U.S.

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Wednesday 04/26/2017
Highly Anticipated Multiple Sclerosis Medicine Offers New Hope
Updated: April 27, 2017 - 3:31 am

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Boost Your Recipes with Protein
Updated: April 27, 2017 - 3:31 am

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Practically Perfect Gift Ideas for Dad
Updated: April 27, 2017 - 3:31 am

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4 Simple Steps to a Lawn Mower Tune-up
Updated: April 27, 2017 - 3:31 am

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Get Cooking on Your Outdoor Kitchen Design
Updated: April 27, 2017 - 3:31 am

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5 Things to Consider When Buying a Mattress
Updated: April 27, 2017 - 3:31 am

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Friday 04/21/2017
5 renovation resolutions for your home this year
Updated: April 29, 2017 - 3:31 am

(BPT) - It’s no secret that springtime is synonymous with spruce-ups. But, as is often the case, homeowners hone in on prettying-up patios and backyards with fresh florals and new outdoor furniture, leaving the inside of the home as “same old, same old.” This spring, resolve to reinvent your home from the inside out with stylish décor sure to add the wow-factor it deserves.

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