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    Spring without the wings: 5 tips to avoid a seasonal pest problem

    (BPT) - Daydreaming of spring is something everyone does during the coldest days of winter — even pests. The promise of warmer weather on the horizon is also a boon for the numerous species of pests that inhabit your area, and when the temperature perks up, many of those pests come out of hiding and start looking towards your home for food and shelter.

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    Equipment warranties 101: What you should know

    (BPT) - From smartphones to mattresses, almost everything you buy comes with some kind of warranty. How can you ensure you get the most benefit from a warranty, especially for a major investment that’s also critical to the comfort of your home, like a new furnace?

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    Creating a dream home with cypress

    (BPT) - Transforming the unremarkable into the extraordinary need not be an impossible task. More and more homeowners are finding that lavish looks are both attainable and affordable. Their imaginative design professionals are making it happen, using cypress to create their clients’ dream homes.

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 >>




Wednesday 02/14/2018
7 Steps for a Healthier Home
Updated: February 15, 2018 - 4:34 am

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5 Easy Steps for a Cleaner Home
Updated: February 15, 2018 - 4:34 am

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Color Your Kitchen
Updated: February 15, 2018 - 4:34 am

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Room-by-Room Refresh
Updated: February 15, 2018 - 4:34 am

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5 Smarter Ways to Keep Your Home Warm
Updated: February 15, 2018 - 4:34 am

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Small-Scale Home Upgrades with a Big Impact
Updated: February 15, 2018 - 4:34 am

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Monday 02/12/2018
5 'love bugs' you wouldn't want to date
Posted: February 12, 2018

(BPT) - February is the season of flowers, chocolates and new relationship statuses. Like us, there are many love bugs that are “in a relationship, but it’s complicated.” Different bug species across the planet engage in peculiar behaviors to satisfy both hunger and reproductive needs — with qualities that sound less than desirable to humans. Terminix is excited to share the buggiest, most bizarre mating-ritual behaviors that will make you think twice the next time you say, “She wouldn’t hurt a fly.”

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Wednesday 02/07/2018
Foundation for the Future
Updated: February 10, 2018 - 4:32 am

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Tuesday 02/06/2018
Seven Smart Steps To Great Giving
Updated: February 07, 2018 - 4:33 am

(NAPSI)—When Valentine’s Day comes around, these seven Essential Shopping Hacks can help you score a great gift for your sweetheart:

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Wednesday 01/31/2018
News You Can Use For The Household Well Owner
Updated: February 02, 2018 - 4:33 am

(NAPSI)—If you're one of the estimated 34 million Americans who use well water, you may be pleased to know there's a fount of information about the care and maintenance of your well available to you.

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Monday 01/08/2018
6 ways to reach your New Year's financial resolutions
Updated: January 16, 2018 - 4:34 am

(BPT) - Sponsored content from Vanderbilt Mortgage and Finance, Inc.

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Thursday 12/21/2017
Preparing for a party? Try these 4 tips
Updated: December 28, 2017 - 4:35 am

(BPT) - It’s important not to allow the stress of entertaining large groups to become a burden. Below are four tips to help organize a kitchen and host with ease, creating a functional space for family and friends to enjoy.

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3 tips to keep your home cozy all winter
Updated: December 22, 2017 - 4:34 am

(BPT) - Every year, homeowners across the country take precautionary steps to winterize their homes to protect against burst water pipes as well as improve their overall comfort throughout the colder months. Winterizing your home goes beyond just ensuring snow and chills stay out. These three tips will help ensure that your home is adequately prepared for the harsher months ahead.

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Thursday 12/14/2017
New ways renters are becoming homeowners
Updated: December 22, 2017 - 4:34 am

(BPT) - Sponsored Content from Vanderbilt Mortgage and Finance, Inc.

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Tuesday 12/12/2017
10 tips for efficient, effective home appliances
Updated: December 13, 2017 - 4:35 am

(BPT) - Today’s typical family home is a buzzing hub of activity where meals are cooked, homework is done and family game nights are contested. In the background of it all: the home appliances that keep life moving along. Focusing on a few maintenance tasks can keep appliances efficient and effective.

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Think spring: Now's the time to plan the landscape of your dreams
Updated: December 20, 2017 - 4:33 am

(BPT) - The weather outside is frightful, and the week ahead calls for falling temperatures, maybe even snow. That makes it easy to dream of warmer spring weather, but to plan for it? To sit and strategize for making the most of next year’s lawn and landscape projects? That seems like no small feat.

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How to Find an Affordable Home in Today’s Market
Updated: December 12, 2017 - 4:32 am

(StatePoint) Affordable housing is in high demand in cities and counties nationwide. Experts say that areas grappling with affordable housing issues may find factory-built homes to be a powerful tool in addressing this need.

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Wednesday 12/06/2017
Infuse life into the bath for a spa-like oasis
Updated: December 15, 2017 - 4:35 am

(BPT) - Today, more than ever, homeowners gravitate toward design elements that transform the bath into a spa-like oasis. Designers look to incorporate pieces inspired by the natural world to bring renewed energy into the room and create a soothing environment. From fixtures inspired by booming waterfalls, to neutral color schemes and natural light, nature infuses life back into luxury bath design for a serene sense of calm.

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Thursday 11/30/2017
That '70s home: 5 trends making a comeback today
Updated: December 08, 2017 - 4:33 am

(BPT) - Disco may be dead, but the spirit of the 1970s is not. In homes all across the country, people are adding their own splash of ‘70s style in updated, modern ways.

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Wednesday 11/29/2017
The New Year's resolution you can keep: A more eco-friendly home
Updated: December 07, 2017 - 4:35 am

(BPT) - Nearly 42 percent of all New Year’s resolutions are broken by February, according to Statisticbrain. It’s easy to understand why — resolutions are difficult to keep all year long. Instead of risking disappointment in 2018, why not make a resolution that takes short-term effort but yields long-term benefits?

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