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    Fly your flag for the Fourth and all year with this fun project

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    Make the Most of Summer College Visits

    (Family Features) For students entering their senior year of high school or current college students considering a transfer, there’s no better way to determine whether a college or university is the right fit than a college visit. Summer is a great time to make those journeys, when campuses are less chaotic and the demands of the school year are on hold.

  • Home Decorating

    Treatment Options for Men with Enlarged Prostate

    (Family Features) If you’re a male over the age of 45, chances are you may be suffering from a condition more common than prostate cancer – benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH). More commonly known as enlarged prostate, BPH can cause bothersome urinary symptoms that can worsen with age. In fact, nearly 40 million men in the United States are affected by enlarged prostate, according to research published in the “Journal of Urology.”

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 >>




Thursday 06/21/2018
Fly your flag for the Fourth and all year with this fun project
Updated: June 25, 2018 - 5:10 am

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Tuesday 05/29/2018
Celebrate common ties by tackling this Father's Day project with dad
Updated: June 25, 2018 - 5:10 am

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Monday 05/14/2018
5 Ways to Get Your Home Ready for Summer
Updated: June 25, 2018 - 5:10 am

(StatePoint) Summertime means backyard barbecues, home decorating updates and more. Want to make all of this happen affordably?

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Thursday 05/03/2018
Colorful Design Ideas for Refreshing Your Home this Season
Updated: June 25, 2018 - 5:10 am

(StatePoint) If you are looking to elegantly redesign the spaces in your home, consider taking your cues from the latest trends in the luxury market. Neutral color palettes and soft, soothing shades, such as gray, taupe and cream are on the rise among today’s luxury homes and adding touches of color will help personalize these spaces.

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Thursday 02/15/2018
3 Major Home Renovations that are Worth the Effort
Updated: February 15, 2018 - 4:35 am

(StatePoint) Building a new home? Overhauling an existing one? Here are three renovation ideas that will add beauty and value.

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Mix and Match: Update Your Home With 2018 Design Trends
Updated: February 15, 2018 - 4:35 am

(StatePoint) Are you planning to refresh your home but aren’t sure where to start? Some of today’s most popular design trends encourage mixing and matching favorite home accents within the same space.

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Monday 01/22/2018
6 Home Décor Trends to Make a Style Statement
Updated: January 22, 2018 - 4:33 am

(StatePoint) Is your home décor starting to feel a bit stale? Spruce up your interiors with some of the hottest home design trends for 2018 -- from customized cozy to natural textures to retro touches.

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Monday 11/20/2017
Fireplace Safety Tips for this Holiday Season and Beyond
Updated: November 20, 2017 - 4:36 am

(StatePoint) Gathering around the hearth this holiday season? While you may be taking time off from work and school to celebrate, don’t take a vacation from practicing basic safety guidelines. Stay safe with the following tips.

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Wednesday 11/15/2017
5 Ways to Create Ambiance in Your Home
Updated: November 15, 2017 - 4:36 am

(StatePoint) If your home interiors lack charm, don’t worry. These five simple additions and updates can add ambiance and character to your home.

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Tuesday 10/31/2017
Tips to Make Your Holiday Decorating Very Merry
Updated: October 31, 2017 - 4:35 am

(StatePoint) Nearly 70 percent of Americans say their favorite part about the holidays is spending time with family and friends, according to the Pew Research Center. So, during the hectic holiday crunch, you may be looking for ways to simplify the many tasks on your to-do list.

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Thursday 05/24/2018
Plastics in Water, From Your Cup to the Oceans: What to Know
Updated: June 25, 2018 - 5:10 am

(StatePoint) You may not realize it, but there’s a lot of plastics in water -- both in the water you drink, as well as in rivers, lakes and oceans.

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Monday 04/16/2018
5 ways smart cities provide a healthier, safer, richer life for residents
Updated: April 17, 2018 - 4:37 am

(BPT) - It’s exciting to live in a time when technology is making everything smarter. Smartphones, smart homes, smart cars and now the talk is all about smart cities.

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Sunday 04/15/2018
5 ways everyone can fight climate change
Posted: April 15, 2018

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Thursday 04/12/2018
Empowering The Energy Leaders Of The Future
Updated: April 13, 2018 - 4:39 am

(NAPSI)—The amount of energy used each year in the United States is almost mind-boggling, with 97.7 quadrillion British thermal units (Btu) of energy passing through electrical lines, pipes, roads, rails, water and sky, according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA). This fast, reliable access to energy feeds the typical American home about 90 million Btu a year.

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Wednesday 04/11/2018
Taking Green to the Grave
Posted: April 11, 2018

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Monday 04/02/2018
5 Ways to Celebrate Earth Day
Updated: April 02, 2018 - 4:36 am

(StatePoint) April 22 is Earth Day, an annual opportunity to celebrate the natural world and get involved in short- and long-term efforts to protect the environment. Here are five ways to celebrate.

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Friday 03/09/2018
Are Your Home Furnishings Good for the Planet and Your Family?
Updated: March 09, 2018 - 4:36 am

(StatePoint) More consumers are interested in selecting products that are good for the planet and their families, than ever before. While many understand what organic food is, confusion still exists when it comes to home furnishings. Simply put, what you bring into your home directly impacts the health and welfare of your family in terms of exposure to chemicals of concern, indoor air quality and comfort.

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Wednesday 02/14/2018
Time To Get Ready, Florida
Updated: February 15, 2018 - 4:35 am

by Chip LaMarca

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Monday 01/29/2018
A New Year's Resolution for Everyone: Battery Recycling
Updated: February 01, 2018 - 4:33 am

(BPT) - Post-holiday time means many of us are enthralled with new gadgets, leaving old devices to collect dust. The good news: the new year means new resolutions, like decluttering your house. This year, add a new resolution to your list that benefits you and the planet: battery recycling.

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Thursday 10/26/2017
Small Changes in What You Eat Can Make a Big Difference
Updated: October 26, 2017 - 4:37 am

(StatePoint) Not everyone is inclined to think about the global impact of their food choices, particularly when they are not in their own kitchens. But experts say that average consumers can learn more about what’s on their plate and how it got there no matter who’s doing the cooking, and use this knowledge to make responsible choices.

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Thursday 06/21/2018
Make the Most of Summer College Visits
Updated: June 25, 2018 - 5:10 am

(Family Features) For students entering their senior year of high school or current college students considering a transfer, there’s no better way to determine whether a college or university is the right fit than a college visit. Summer is a great time to make those journeys, when campuses are less chaotic and the demands of the school year are on hold.

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Treatment Options for Men with Enlarged Prostate
Updated: June 25, 2018 - 5:10 am

(Family Features) If you’re a male over the age of 45, chances are you may be suffering from a condition more common than prostate cancer – benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH). More commonly known as enlarged prostate, BPH can cause bothersome urinary symptoms that can worsen with age. In fact, nearly 40 million men in the United States are affected by enlarged prostate, according to research published in the “Journal of Urology.”

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How to Improve Indoor Air Quality
Updated: June 25, 2018 - 5:10 am

(Family Features) More efficient, tightly built homes than those constructed in previous generations are generally well-regarded, for the most part with good reason. However, when you consider people spend 90 percent of their time indoors on average, according to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), such airtight environments raise some concerns.

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7 Ways to Create a High-Tech, Healthy Home
Updated: June 25, 2018 - 5:10 am

(Family Features) Home technology devices have come a long way, and many homeowners are discovering that their features aren’t just for convenience and comfort. A growing number of technology-enabled home features promote a healthier living space for you and your family.

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Tips for Safe Summer Travel with Pets
Updated: June 25, 2018 - 5:10 am

(Family Features) With warmer weather, people often spend more time on summer trips with family. These trips can be more enjoyable when your four-legged friends tag along, but it can be less of a vacation if your pets are uncomfortable on the road.

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Ideas for an On-Trend Bathroom
Updated: June 25, 2018 - 5:10 am

(Family Features) Bringing an outdated bathroom into the now is a sure way to infuse value and personal enjoyment into your home.

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8 Tips for Safer Power Tool Performance
Updated: June 25, 2018 - 5:10 am

(Family Features) For many homeowners, a list of seasonal chores and home improvement projects can add up to a whole lot of work. Power tools often get called on for heavy use to whittle away at that list, but the batteries used to power these devices can pose certain risks.

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Make Summer Safer
Updated: June 25, 2018 - 5:10 am

Tips for portable power use

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Wednesday 06/20/2018
Ignite Ambition
Updated: June 25, 2018 - 5:10 am

How women can inspire other women

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Fight the Beg
Updated: June 25, 2018 - 5:10 am

Proper feeding habits can help with pet obesity

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Monday 06/18/2018
How to Defeat Clogged Drains
Updated: June 25, 2018 - 5:10 am

(StatePoint) Whether you’re a homeowner or a renter, clogged drains are likely to affect your bathroom and kitchen sinks every so often as a result of soap residue, hair and skin flakes, food particles, dirt and accumulated gunk.

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Thursday 02/15/2018
Innovative New Looks for Your Kitchen Renovation
Updated: February 15, 2018 - 4:35 am

(StatePoint) Renovating your kitchen? Think about making updates that will add beauty and functionality to one of the most important rooms in the house. Here are a few innovative new looks and ideas to consider including in your plans.

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Friday 09/08/2017
Home Cleaning Do's and Don’ts
Updated: September 08, 2017 - 4:58 am

(StatePoint) Now and then, every home gets to the point at which a quick tidy-up here and there just isn’t cutting it anymore. You take a look around, notice all of the surfaces that have gone untouched for far too long, then sigh as you pick a day dedicated to cleaning from top to bottom.

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Thursday 08/10/2017
3 Beautiful Ways to Add Pops of Color to Your Kitchen
Updated: August 10, 2017 - 4:36 am

(StatePoint) If your kitchen is bland or boring, it’s time for an update. Consider those home projects that add pops of color and beauty, inspiring you to do your best culinary work.

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