• October 17, 2018

The Trail Blazer: Around The Home

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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 >>




Sunday 09/30/2018
5 low-cost decorating ideas to breathe new life into your lovely Eastern home
Updated: October 17, 2018 - 3:14 am

(BPT) - Craving a change in your home décor but don’t have the budget to hire an interior designer or do a major remodel? No problem! This year the trends involve natural materials, handmade accents, and rich colors. It’s about bringing the outside in, making your home a haven of peace and calm, and creating a sense of comfortable, lived-in style that’s inviting to your family and friends alike. Best of all? You can do it all with change to spare.

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Tuesday 09/25/2018
5 low-cost decorating ideas to breathe new life into your home in the Northeast
Updated: October 17, 2018 - 3:14 am

(BPT) - Craving a change in your home décor but don’t have the budget to hire an interior designer or do a major remodel? No problem! This year the trends involve natural materials, handmade accents, and rich colors. It’s about bringing the outside in, making your home a haven of peace and calm, and creating a sense of comfortable, lived-in style that’s inviting to your family and friends alike. Best of all? You can do it all with change to spare.

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5 low-cost decorating ideas to breathe new life into your home in the Midwest
Updated: October 17, 2018 - 3:14 am

(BPT) - Craving a change in your home décor but don’t have the budget to hire an interior designer or do a major remodel? No problem! This year the trends involve natural materials, handmade accents, and rich colors. It’s about bringing the outside in, making your home a haven of peace and calm, and creating a sense of comfortable, lived-in style that’s inviting to your family and friends alike. Best of all? You can do it all with change to spare.

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5 low-cost decorating ideas to breathe new life into your home in the Southeast
Updated: October 17, 2018 - 3:14 am

(BPT) - Craving a change in your home décor but don’t have the budget to hire an interior designer or do a major remodel? No problem! This year the trends involve natural materials, handmade accents, and rich colors. It’s about bringing the outside in, making your home a haven of peace and calm, and creating a sense of comfortable, lived-in style that’s inviting to your family and friends alike. Best of all? You can do it all with change to spare.

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5 low-cost decorating ideas to breathe new life into your home in the Northwest
Updated: October 17, 2018 - 3:14 am

(BPT) - Craving a change in your home décor but don’t have the budget to hire an interior designer or do a major remodel? No problem! This year the trends involve natural materials, handmade accents, and rich colors. It’s about bringing the outside in, making your home a haven of peace and calm, and creating a sense of comfortable, lived-in style that’s inviting to your family and friends alike. Best of all? You can do it all with change to spare.

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Monday 09/10/2018
Black and White: A Reemerging Home Design Trend
Updated: October 17, 2018 - 3:14 am

(StatePoint) Black and white always has been a classic color pairing, and this neutral palette has resurged as one of today’s hottest design trends.

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Thursday 08/09/2018
Home Design Ideas for Travel Enthusiasts
Updated: October 17, 2018 - 3:14 am

(StatePoint) Travelers are often struck by the unique style of a certain locale, such as the bright colors of Havana or the chic sophistication of Paris. If your family plans to travel soon, you will likely return longing to recreate memories of your time away.

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How to Select the Best Ceiling Fans for Your Home Interiors
Updated: October 17, 2018 - 3:14 am

(StatePoint) If you have a “less is more” outlook on home decorating purchasing decisions, you probably want your lighting fixtures to not only be functional, but also fashionable elements that complement other accessories and contribute to your overall interior design. When it comes to ceiling fans, experts say that by shopping around, you can find a highly functional fixture that can even serve as the focal point of a room.

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Friday 07/13/2018
5 tiny house inspired tips to help you live comfortably in a small living space
Updated: October 17, 2018 - 3:14 am

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Thursday 07/12/2018
6 dorm room essentials for a comfortable college experience
Updated: October 17, 2018 - 3:14 am

(BPT) - Across the country, high school graduates are filled with anticipation as they prepare for their first year of college. For many, this means moving out of their parents’ house and into a dorm. While dorm rooms typically have tight quarters, this doesn't mean you can't make it feel a little like home sweet home.

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Wednesday 10/10/2018
Pollinator Health 101: 'Schooling' Students Through Hands-On Learning
Updated: October 17, 2018 - 3:12 am

(NAPSI)—While schools continue to teach reading, writing and arithmetic, the blueprint for educators is shifting as teachers notice the value of hands-on science education. Many schools are bringing science to their own backyards—literally—by developing gardens and pollinator plots, where students can learn about agriculture’s hardest-working insects: pollinators.

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Monday 10/01/2018
Technology Breakthroughs Drive Clean Energy Success
Updated: October 17, 2018 - 3:07 am

(NewsUSA) - Ongoing concerns about reducing carbon emissions and identifying clean energy sources continue to drive demand for clean energy products and support the development of technology that produces them.

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Top 5 questions to ask your office manager to go green
Updated: October 17, 2018 - 3:12 am

(BPT) - While office managers are often the biggest champions for keeping their offices environmentally friendly, many may not be aware that being eco-friendly now goes far beyond recycling bins and reusable water bottles.

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Wednesday 09/26/2018
Invasive Pests Go Postal: How To Keep Them Out Of The Mail
Updated: October 17, 2018 - 3:12 am

(NAPSI)—If you’re not careful, an innocent trip to the post office could have a devastating impact on U.S. agriculture, economy and natural resources. That’s because invasive pests can easily hide in fruits and vegetables and on plants, then quickly spread to new areas when sent through the mail.

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Wednesday 09/05/2018
The cost of failing to modernize public transit [Infographic]
Updated: October 17, 2018 - 3:12 am

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Friday 08/24/2018
Thought You Knew Canned Fish? You Don't Know Mackerel
Updated: October 17, 2018 - 3:09 am

(NewsUSA) - Packed in a can like ... mackerel? While tuna and salmon reign as the USA's favorite canned seafoods and sardines have long been known to be convenient and the best health choice, a new fish has been swimming upstream and making a name for itself among seafood lovers.

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Tuesday 08/21/2018
Lean In To Learning Outside In Pennsylvania
Updated: October 17, 2018 - 3:12 am

(NAPSI)—Most people think of learning as something done over a book or, increasingly, a computer, but a number of researchers and educators have come to a different, perhaps surprising conclusion.

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Thursday 08/16/2018
Is Your Dinner Contributing to Plastic Pollution in the Ocean?
Updated: October 17, 2018 - 3:12 am

(StatePoint) Did you know that the choices your local grocery store makes can have a global impact on the environment? From the types and brands of seafood sold to the way foods are packaged and carried out of the store, oceans worldwide are affected by the operations of grocers near you.

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Thursday 08/09/2018
Why Puerto Rico plays a vital role in agriculture
Updated: October 17, 2018 - 3:24 am

(BPT) - For a region the size of Connecticut, Puerto Rico packs a big punch when it comes to its contribution to world agriculture.

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Thursday 07/26/2018
New Bedding Line Boasts Recycled Materials
Updated: October 17, 2018 - 3:09 am

(NewsUSA) - Global interest in socially conscious, eco-friendly products has exploded over the last two decades. Now it extends not only to paper and packaging, but to high-end sectors such as clothing and home goods.

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Thursday 10/11/2018
Bringing Baby Home
Updated: October 17, 2018 - 3:16 am

5 tips to prepare for a newborn’s arrival

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5 Steps to Incorporate Universal Design
Updated: October 17, 2018 - 3:16 am

(Family Features) As more homeowners opt to remodel their current homes for accessibility and safety, those concerns are taken into consideration especially for kitchens or bathrooms.

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Trick-or-Treat for a Cause
Updated: October 17, 2018 - 3:16 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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Tips for Turning History into Your Story
Updated: October 17, 2018 - 3:15 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 17, 2018 - 3:14 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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Now is the Time to Address Your Hearing Health
Updated: October 17, 2018 - 3:14 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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There is No One-Size-Fits-All Breast Cancer
Updated: October 17, 2018 - 3:15 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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5 Easy Ways to Add Colorful Curb Appeal
Updated: October 17, 2018 - 3:15 am

(Family Features) Before the dull and dreary days of winter set in, you still have plenty of time to update your home’s curb appeal with pops of color that add a cheerful touch to offset the oncoming gray weather.

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Wednesday 10/10/2018
4 Ways to Bring Classic Character to Your Kitchen
Updated: October 17, 2018 - 3:16 am

(Family Features) In today’s stainless steel world filled with clean lines, sharp angles and sleek kitchen accessories, it may seem daunting to achieve the perfect antique style for your kitchen.

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Quick Ways to Freshen Up Your Home for Fall
Updated: October 17, 2018 - 3:16 am

(Family Features) As fall weather sets in, many homeowners take advantage of cooler days to spruce up their living spaces since they’re confined indoors. However, fitting all that work into a busy season filled with school, sports and other family demands isn’t always easy.

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Thursday 08/09/2018
Upgrade Your Kitchen to Cook Like a Professional Chef
Updated: October 17, 2018 - 3:16 am

(StatePoint) Of course, cooking like a chef at home requires talent and practice. But there’s no doubt about it -- having the right culinary tools, appliances and prep space is essential, too.

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Monday 06/18/2018
How to Defeat Clogged Drains
Updated: October 17, 2018 - 3:16 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 - 3:35 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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