• October 17, 2018

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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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Our fitness articles will help teach you how to work out with gym- and home-based exercises. More >>

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Enjoy the crosswords challenge in our free daily puzzles, from the harder Sunday crossword to the quicker daily. More >>

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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 10/11/2018
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
Healthy Air, Healthy Home
Updated: October 17, 2018 - 3:16 am

(NAPSI)—In the last several years, a growing body of scientific evidence has indicated that the air within homes and other buildings can be more seriously polluted than the outdoor air in even the largest and most industrialized cities, warns the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Since most people spend some 90 percent of their time indoors, the EPA adds, for many people, the risks to health may be great.

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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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Be Prepared to Weather the Storm
Updated: October 17, 2018 - 3:14 am

(Family Features) For many people, inclement weather can be frightening. When the wind is blowing, the rain is pouring and the trees are rustling, it can be hard to remain calm. However, it’s important to remember certain safety tips and how to use tools properly in case of emergency.

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Friday 08/31/2018
Going green a smart real estate strategy that adds value
Updated: October 17, 2018 - 3:18 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 17, 2018 - 3:18 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 17, 2018 - 3:18 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 17, 2018 - 3:18 am

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Tuesday 08/21/2018
An easy way to boost your curb appeal? Container plants!
Updated: October 17, 2018 - 3:18 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 17, 2018 - 3:18 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 17, 2018 - 3:18 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 17, 2018 - 3:10 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 17, 2018 - 3:09 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 17, 2018 - 3:18 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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