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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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Thursday 11/08/2018
The Rarest of the Rare
Updated: November 13, 2018 - 2:31 am

What to know about a cancer you may not have heard of

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Create a Healthy, Winter-Ready Home
Updated: November 13, 2018 - 2:31 am

(Family Features) When chilly weather arrives and the days get shorter, chances are good you’ll spend the majority of your days indoors. Before you start your hibernation, it’s a good idea to ensure your home is up to the task. Put your well-being at the top of the list with these ideas to help ensure a health-conscious home that’s ready for the dark days of winter.

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Common Indoor Air Quality Culprits
Updated: November 13, 2018 - 2:31 am

(Family Features) A new survey has revealed many Americans miss the mark when it comes to cleaning their homes, which may negatively affect the quality of air they breathe indoors.  Understanding the causes of poor indoor air can help you combat many common culprits. Consider these survey results and find more information at filtrate.com/culprits.

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DIY Holiday Home Décor
Updated: November 13, 2018 - 2:31 am

(Family Features) The holiday season can get expensive, especially when purchasing thoughtful gifts for loved ones. The last thing you want to spend money on is generic holiday decorations that don’t make your home stand out from the rest.

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Ease Up on Energy Consumption
Updated: November 13, 2018 - 2:31 am

(Family Features) Enhancing your home’s energy-efficient features is a savvy way to make the space more livable while also making a smaller impact on the environment and your bank account.

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5 Things to Consider on Your Next Road Trip
Updated: November 14, 2018 - 2:31 am

(Family Features) If you’re looking for a memorable vacation experience, getting behind the wheel and taking to the open road can provide the perfect opportunity to create your own journey and explore at your own pace.

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Wednesday 11/07/2018
Prep-Your-Place Pointers
Updated: November 09, 2018 - 3:48 am

(NAPSI)—Many people may be surprised to learn that fall is actually the most affordable season for home prep and repair projects. There’s less demand, so homeowners enjoy breaks on equipment and services.

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How to Choose the Right Food for Your Dog
Updated: November 12, 2018 - 2:42 am

(Family Features) When it comes to selecting the right food for their dogs, people often agonize about choosing among a myriad of options. Given that 95 percent of pet owners consider their pets to be part of the family, according to a Nielsen survey on The Humanization of Pet Food, pet parents typically want to provide a well-balanced diet, made from quality ingredients.

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5 Tips for Deck Design
Updated: November 12, 2018 - 2:42 am

(Family Features) Timing can be everything, especially when it comes to planning an outdoor living space. By getting a jump-start on planning, you can afford yourself time to complete the process with maximum creativity and minimal stress.

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4 Ways to Show Your Pets You’re Thankful for Them
Updated: November 12, 2018 - 2:42 am

(Family Features) Pets can be morning jog partners and movie night snuggle buddies, but they often do much more than that: they can help make their owners healthier both physically and mentally. Research from the WALTHAM Centre for Pet Nutrition found that having a pet reduces the risk of heart disease and high cholesterol, as well as stress, depression and fear. While you should show your pets you’re thankful for them all year round, Thanksgiving is an opportunity to reassess and make sure your pets are feeling the love, in return for everything they do for you.

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Monday 10/29/2018
10 Essential Tips to Winterize Your Home
Updated: November 14, 2018 - 2:31 am

(BPT) - That chill in the air means one thing: It’s time to winterize your home. Taking a few simple steps now to repair and protect your home from Mother Nature can help save on time, energy bills and costly repairs this season. Here are 10 easy-to-accomplish projects to tackle before winter really sets in.

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Tuesday 10/09/2018
How to create the perfect, four-season outdoor living space
Updated: November 14, 2018 - 2:31 am

(BPT) - Creating an outdoor living space will give you an extra "room" to enjoy in all types of weather, even as the temperatures drop. You can start small with an inexpensive patio set and charcoal grill on a new deck, go all out with a fully installed kitchen, fireplace and living room, or something in between. It depends on your budget and how you plan to use the space.

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Wednesday 10/03/2018
Smart Millennial Uses Down Payment Assistance for New Home
Updated: November 13, 2018 - 2:30 am

(NewsUSA) - Until this summer, Matt Berna had an unusual tradition: Every year, he moved to a new apartment. After doing this for 9 years, the 27-year-old inside sales professional decided enough was enough.

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Thursday 09/13/2018
Concerned About Rising Mortgage Rates? Borrowers Have Options
Updated: November 09, 2018 - 3:50 am

(StatePoint) While mortgage interest rates remain near historic lows, they have been slowly rising over the last year, increasing the cost of 30-year loans for borrowers.

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Friday 08/31/2018
Going green a smart real estate strategy that adds value
Updated: November 14, 2018 - 2:31 am

(BPT) - Are you thinking of selling your house and want to know some of the best ways to boost your home's value, demand top dollar and potentially inspire a bidding war? Whether you're selling in a few months or a few years, there is one strategy that gets noticed in real estate markets across the United States: green home improvements.

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Thursday 08/30/2018
5 tips for buying a home in a competitive market
Updated: November 14, 2018 - 2:31 am

(BPT) - Buying a house in a hot market is always a challenge, and if you’re jumping into the fray at the end of the home buying season you might be tempted to think the situation is hopeless. But all is not lost.

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Monday 08/27/2018
Fall maintenance tips for a lush green lawn next spring
Updated: November 14, 2018 - 2:31 am

(BPT) - The days are getting shorter and the nights are cooling off. The kids are back in school. Yes, fall is in the air, and that means it’s time to start thinking about prepping your lawn for winter.

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Friday 08/24/2018
Discovering Southern Cypress: The Natural Choice [Video]
Updated: November 14, 2018 - 2:31 am

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Tuesday 08/21/2018
An easy way to boost your curb appeal? Container plants!
Updated: November 14, 2018 - 2:31 am

(BPT) - Whether you're buying, selling or currently living in and enjoying your home, you know it's all about curb appeal. Your home's first impression is how your slice of the American dream looks from the street, which is a reflection of your style, taste and pride in homeownership. Think of your home not only as a place to create lasting memories with your family, but as a blank canvas that you can customize to reflect who you are. If you feel a little lackluster about your home's outdoor space — overgrown bushes here, unkempt garden there — you can give your front yard a simple makeover, and it doesn't have to strain your pocketbook.

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Monday 08/20/2018
Home sweet home? 6 safety tips when moving with kids
Updated: November 14, 2018 - 2:31 am

(BPT) - Moving to a new home can be an exciting undertaking, a fresh start that brings with it the potential for new friends, opportunities and experiences.

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