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Thursday 10/18/2018
A Healthy Way to Work
Updated: October 22, 2018 - 4:29 am

Improve health and performance at the office

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Keep Pets Safe this Halloween
Updated: October 22, 2018 - 4:29 am

(Family Features) Halloween isn’t just for humans; four-legged friends have plenty of opportunity to get in on the fun, too. However, it’s important to take some pet precautions that allow the whole family to enjoy the holiday safely, as the costumes and excitement can be overwhelming and some of the candy is even dangerous.

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DIY Halloween Box Costume for All Ages
Updated: October 22, 2018 - 4:29 am

(Family Features) Candy, pumpkins and costumes are some of the most popular traditions of the Halloween season. This year, rather than searching store aisles for the perfect getup, consider using boxes from your latest deliveries and other items you have on-hand to create a one-of-a-kind DIY costume, or “boxtume.”

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Expand Your Kitchen
Updated: October 22, 2018 - 4:29 am

How space-saving sliding door hardware can help

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Wednesday 10/17/2018
Tips for Turning History into Your Story
Updated: October 22, 2018 - 4:28 am

(Family Features) If you have ever thought about exploring your family history, now can be the perfect time as October is National Family History Month. To get started, these four simple tips can help you unlock new understanding and make meaningful connections. You can also consider sharing these tips with loved ones so they can join in on the fun, too.

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4 Tips for Traveling with Your Furry Friend
Updated: October 22, 2018 - 4:28 am

(Family Features) It comes as no surprise that the “workaholic” mindset of many Americans can affect people’s willingness to take vacation days for traveling. However, work isn’t the only culprit hindering American’s travel. A study by Project: Time Off found the three top reasons why people don’t use their vacation days to travel are cost, children and pets.

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There is No One-Size-Fits-All Breast Cancer
Updated: October 22, 2018 - 4:28 am

(Family Features) Breast cancer. It is a simple phrase representing a complex journey thousands of women travel each year. Even during October, when Breast Cancer Awareness Month brings attention to the disease, many people don’t realize breast cancer is not just one disease; it’s extremely complex and classified into different types. Understanding the many types of breast cancer is important – not just for the 1-in-8 women who will be diagnosed in their lifetime, – but for those who love them, too.¹

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Now is the Time to Address Your Hearing Health
Updated: October 22, 2018 - 4:28 am

(Family Features) If you find yourself constantly turning up the volume on the TV or asking people to repeat themselves, you’re not alone. In fact, 1 in 5 Americans – nearly 50 million people – ages 12 and older have hearing loss, according to the Hearing Health Foundation.

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Trick-or-Treat for a Cause
Updated: October 22, 2018 - 4:29 am

(Family Features) Orange pumpkins on doorsteps and orange candy corn in buckets are iconic staples of Halloween, but the season can be about more than fun and treats.

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Bringing Baby Home
Updated: October 22, 2018 - 4:29 am

5 tips to prepare for a newborn’s arrival

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Friday 08/31/2018
Going green a smart real estate strategy that adds value
Updated: October 22, 2018 - 4:30 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: October 22, 2018 - 4:30 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: October 22, 2018 - 4:30 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: October 22, 2018 - 4:30 am

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Tuesday 08/21/2018
An easy way to boost your curb appeal? Container plants!
Updated: October 22, 2018 - 4:30 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: October 22, 2018 - 4:30 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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Friday 08/10/2018
DIY outdoor bar serves up entertainment
Updated: October 22, 2018 - 4:30 am

(BPT) - As outdoor living space continues to be an extension of the home for entertaining, it’s no surprise that nearly 60 percent of homeowners believe outdoor kitchens will be popular this year, according to the latest Landscape Architecture Trends Survey by the American Society of Landscape Architects. While an outdoor kitchen can be a significant project, an attractive, functional and durable alternative at a fraction of the cost is building an outdoor bar yourself.

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Thursday 08/02/2018
How to Afford a Pricier House in the Neighborhood You Love
Updated: October 22, 2018 - 4:24 am

(NewsUSA) - When Danielle and Jimmy returned to their home state after three years in Germany, they spent the next six months looking for their first home.

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Thursday 07/26/2018
Bitcoin Gains Can Become "Tax-Free"
Updated: October 22, 2018 - 4:24 am

(NewsUSA) - The 2017 Reform Act of 2017 is starting to gain traction as former United States Congressman Mark Schauer (MI-07) suggest that the "Opportunity Zones created under the tax bill incentivize capital flow to businesses in low-income neighborhoods all over the nation. Investment of even a portion of unrealized capital gains will have an historic, transformative effect in distressed communities."

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5 tips to amp up the natural benefits of your yard
Updated: October 22, 2018 - 4:30 am

(BPT) - It’s easy to appreciate the sights and smells afforded by lawns and landscapes, but when it comes to your yard there is much more to consider besides pleasing aesthetics and aromas. Many would even be surprised to learn that the benefits of a lush lawn and stunning landscape design extend well beyond a yard’s perimeter.

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