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(Family Features) During this time of year, many families are looking for ways to give back to their communities. Collecting donations for a food drive or donating warm clothes are great ways to serve the community, but giving back through innovation is another impactful way to help others. …

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(Family Features) As the holiday season approaches and you’re tasked with hosting family and friends, it can be a little overwhelming to imagine all the work that has to take place for a successful celebration.

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(Family Features) As the cold weather settles in, staying snuggled up in your comfortable house around the clock may be tempting, but it’s not very realistic. So when you come back inside from work, running errands or a quick snowball war with the kids, you’ll need some easy ways to warm up.

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(Family Features) Although good tidings and joy abound during the holiday season, this time of year can also pose a serious threat to your family, friends and home. The holidays bring an elevated risk for fires and burns, and many Americans may have a false sense of security.

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(Family Features) Most adults remember that one special Christmas that stands out above the rest thanks to that one coveted gift they discovered with childlike delight under the tree. Now you can help the children in your life create similar memories by sharing a beloved holiday toy traditio…

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(Family Features) With each holiday season comes joy, laughter and celebrations with family and friends. However, all that revelry takes time. Fortunately, there are ways to keep the planning and preparation for holiday entertaining from infringing on your enjoyment of all the holidays have …

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(BPT) - As chilly weather approaches, it’s time for homeowners to consider ways to winterize their living spaces. New seasons serve as a great opportunity to refresh bath décor and incorporate simple upgrades — ultimately transforming the bath from a cold, simple space into a warm and comfor…

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(NAPSI)—With winter fast approaching, outdoor enthusiasts are gearing up for hunting and ice fishing. Traditional hunting camps and ice fishing shanties have gone hi-tech with the use of phones, tablets, TVs, fish finders and microwaves—powered by portable generators.

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(BPT) - Life moves in many different directions, and the constant changes people face each year provide challenges, growth and opportunity. Many of life’s biggest changes happen when you realize your home is too small for your growing family. The once comfortable space you've lived in for ye…

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(Family Features) The hustle and bustle of the holiday season may feel overwhelming at times, and for hosts throwing holiday parties, sticking to formal cooking and dining traditions can be time-consuming and stressful. In the season dedicated to spending time with family and friends, experi…

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(Family Features) Winter conditions can present a wide range of challenges to your lawn and landscape, but there are precautions you can take to protect your lawn, as well as your trees and shrubs, from seasonal harm.

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(Family Features) Today’s consumers don’t often follow a simple path of “search for what I want, find it, buy it.” They search at home, at work and on-the-go to find the products and services they need.

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(Family Features) The holidays are all about spreading generosity and kindness, so when searching for the perfect presents for everyone on your holiday shopping list, look for gifts that also benefit children in need around the world.

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(Family Features) Holiday season means it’s time to start picking out stocking stuffers and gifts that perfectly match every friend and family member – including four-legged ones – on your list. But when that list grows longer and longer and you find that not everyone is so easy to buy for, …

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(Family Features) While decorating the tree, house, or garland, a whole section of lights can go dark – along with holiday spirits. Light outages can be frustrating and time-consuming to repair during the busy holiday season.

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(Family Features) The holiday season is a time of year meant to be celebrated with friends and family. It is also a time for entertaining, whether you are hosting or attending as a cherished guest.

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(Family Features) Severe winter weather and dangerously low temperatures can pose a serious threat to family safety, particularly when the power supply is threatened. Many families rely on portable generators as part of their emergency plan, which can provide peace of mind and protection whe…

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(BPT) - Offering twice the opening width of their standard pocket door frame, Johnson Hardware’s new 1562 Series Commercial Grade Bypass Pocket Door Frame lets you easily create a wider room divider using just a single wall recess. It’s a great alternative to converging doors. Designed to su…

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(NAPSI)—You can bring something truly original to the holiday table this year: a floral centerpiece.

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(NAPSI)—The amount of humidity in the air directly affects the temperature and comfort level in your home. When air is heated, the humidity drops. The result can be chapped lips, dry skin and nasal passages, respiratory issues, static shocks, cracked woodwork and furniture, and chipped paint…

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(NewsUSA) - As energy costs rise, the "green" movement and conservation efforts have become popular topics. Energy-saving recommendations appear daily in the media, and consumers are being offered subsidies or state and federal tax credits to encourage the purchase of more efficient applianc…

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(BPT) - Whether you’re tackling a full-scale kitchen renovation or simply refreshing your space, design decisions can often-times be overwhelming. Renowned interior designer and Artistic Advisor to LG STUDIO appliances, Nate Berkus, shares advice for making no-fail design decisions.

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(Family Features) If you've been enjoying herbs from your garden all summer, make that enjoyment last all winter by harvesting and preserving your home grown bounty. Get started before the first frost.

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(Family Features) With athletes of all ages taking to fields and courts, there are important steps to take in keeping young athletes safe during practice and games.

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(Family Features) Whether you're looking for a gift to give a gardener in your life or you need ideas for your own yard, there's no shortage of new gardening books available. Here are a few books for gardeners:

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(Family Features) Most people recognize the importance of a healthy lifestyle when it comes to physical and emotional well-being, but you may not realize that some health-related activities can pose a safety risk if you don’t take proper precautions. Making safe habits part of your healthy l…

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(Family Features) Once their military service ends, veterans can face obstacles in assimilating back into civilian life. One common struggle is finding post-military employment, which is why some veterans choose to own their own business and pursue franchising.

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(NAPSI)—Quality hardwood furniture is an investment that can easily last a lifetime and beyond with the right care. Here's a look at what's available and how to keep it looking great for a good long time.

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(StatePoint) Proper home maintenance can preserve your home, while saving you money and headaches in the future. However, a new survey from Erie Insurance conducted by Harris Poll reveals Americans have alarmingly poor upkeep habits.

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(BPT) - Whether you’re undergoing a full-scale kitchen renovation or a simple refresh, design decisions can oftentimes feel overwhelming. Renowned interior designer and artistic advisor to LG STUDIO appliances, Nate Berkus, shares advice for making no-fail design decisions that will stand th…

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(BPT) - Americans generate about 254 million tons of trash annually, according to the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) most recent figures, and only about one-third of that waste is recycled. For many, one of the main barriers to recycling is not knowing how or where to recycle certai…

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(Family Features) People across the country spend countless amounts of time cleaning around the house. One of the most problematic areas is the kitchen, where 91 percent of Americans say they “deep clean” at least once a year. Rather than wasting precious time spraying and scrubbing, you can…

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(Family Features) One of the best ways to add variety to your garden is to choose plants of different sizes and colors, including bulbs. Alliums, daffodils, amaryllis and crocuses are great for taking your garden to a new level. But for many gardeners - even those who consider themselves exp…

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(Family Features) The leaves may be starting to put on their autumn show, but it's not time to hang up the gardening tools just yet.

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(Family Features) Parents know there is a small window of time to make a meaningful, positive impact on children and shape who they may become as adults. A large portion of that influence comes at home, but it often also involves school, friends and extracurricular activities, many of which …

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(Family Features) Just a generation ago, it was difficult to imagine a single palm-sized device that could serve as a phone, camera and day planner all in one. Today, smartphone users are discovering that new technology and sophisticated apps make it unbelievably easy to manage virtually eve…

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(Family Features) With busy schedules and never-ending to-do lists, it can seem like living a healthy lifestyle is out of reach. But, prioritizing nutrition doesn’t have to be a chore. Here are five quick tips to help you and your family eat well, even when it feels like time is not on your side.

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(Family Features) If you're looking for ways to improve your home but don't have the budget for a full-scale renovation, look at upgrades that add instant value with a smaller investment.

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(Family Features) Let the change in weather be your cue to swap out your summertime décor with the bold, rich tones of autumn. Whether your style is contemporary or early American, these design tips will add festive fall spirit to any home.

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(Family Features) Winter is approaching, bringing cold temperatures, salty roads, wet conditions and other challenges for drivers. To ensure your vehicle is at its best, follow these six simple tips to get your vehicle winter-ready. Whether it’s packing an emergency kit and jumper cables or …

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(StatePoint) Nearly 44 million Americans have a traditional wood-burning fireplace. The problem? They are inefficient and difficult to maintain. But there’s no need to give up the charm of a fire in your home or live with these inconveniences.

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(BPT) - Marble touts a long precious history in design. For thousands of years, the beautiful stone has been used to complete some of the most famous structures in the world, such as the Taj Mahal, the Supreme Court building, the leaning tower of Pisa, the Pantheon and Michelangelo’s Statue …

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(BPT) - Do you tend to put off some tasks, especially mundane ones like those pesky home improvement chores? While procrastination is not uncommon, staying on top of the chores not only can help keep you organized, it can save you money.

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(NAPSI)—The trend today is for decks that function as extensions of homes: comfortable, well-appointed outdoor rooms for eating, entertaining or simply unwinding. In fact, adding a deck can be a smart way to expand usable space without the time, expense or inconvenience of an interior remode…

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(NewsUSA) - Art can take on many different shapes and sizes in a variety of media. From watercolor paintings and bronze sculptures to still-life photographs and wood carvings, art can become the focal point of any interior living space. But, what if art could become part of a home's architec…

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(Family Features) For parents with a picky eater, it may seem that no amount of coaxing or prodding will get that little mouth in motion. A fresh approach may be all you need to make meal time a more enjoyable experience for all.

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(Family Features) As the holiday season approaches and you’re tasked with hosting family and friends, it can be a little overwhelming to imagine all the work that has to take place for a successful celebration.