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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 12/02/2018
How to Create a Holiday Atmosphere at Home
Posted: December 02, 2018

(StatePoint) Creating festive cheer at home for the holidays is easy and fun. Here are some great ways to transform your space into a winter wonderland.

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Monday 11/26/2018
The Verdict Is In: These 5 Home Design Ideas Will be Trending in 2019
Posted: November 26, 2018

(StatePoint) Usher in the new year with a crop of inspiring fresh ideas across home design.

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Thursday 11/15/2018
3 Easy Ways to Illuminate Your Home for the Holidays
Posted: November 15, 2018

(StatePoint) ‘Tis the season of friends, family and entertaining! If you’re planning on hosting guests -- whether for an entire week of family fun or a one-night celebration -- now’s the time to get your home in the holiday spirit.

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Wednesday 11/07/2018
Top entertaining trends for a delightful holiday season
Updated: December 09, 2018 - 2:37 am

(BPT) - It’s that time of year again — when hosting holiday guests means sprucing up living spaces, brushing up on new recipes and hunting for the perfect stylish centerpieces. Before you plump guest room pillows, tinker with a new Christmas dessert or purchase the perfect place settings, there are a few entertaining trends you’ll want to keep in mind this season.

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Sunday 09/30/2018
5 low-cost decorating ideas to breathe new life into your lovely Eastern home
Updated: November 08, 2018 - 9:03 pm

(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 24, 2018 - 6:18 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 24, 2018 - 6:18 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 24, 2018 - 6:18 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: November 08, 2018 - 9:03 pm

(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: November 08, 2018 - 6:48 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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Monday 11/26/2018
The Best Gifts Do Great Things
Updated: November 28, 2018 - 2:53 am

(NAPSI)—Some of the best gifts around deliver great features and functionality but use less energy, which means they save money on energy bills and help protect the environment.

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Monday 11/05/2018
Plastic Pollution: What to Know
Updated: November 08, 2018 - 6:39 am

(StatePoint) Plastics are an increasingly widespread pollutant, according to environmental experts, harming ecosystems and wildlife as well as endangering human health. One of the largest worldwide industries driving this crisis -- the fast moving consumer goods (FMCG) sector which offers such things as soft drinks, toiletries, foods and other consumables -- is not taking significant action to put the brakes on the growing production and marketing of single-use plastics, suggests a new report.

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Tuesday 10/30/2018
8 Questions to Ask Before Going Solar at Home
Updated: November 08, 2018 - 6:39 am

(StatePoint) With a growing number of homeowners looking to save money on power bills and help the environment, rooftops across America are taking on a new look, as more homes are dotted with solar panels. But it’s important to ask the right questions before installing them on your home.

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Wednesday 10/10/2018
Pollinator Health 101: 'Schooling' Students Through Hands-On Learning
Updated: November 08, 2018 - 6:39 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: November 13, 2018 - 2:44 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: November 08, 2018 - 6:39 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: November 08, 2018 - 6:39 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: November 19, 2018 - 2:30 am

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Friday 08/24/2018
Thought You Knew Canned Fish? You Don't Know Mackerel
Updated: November 08, 2018 - 6:30 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: November 08, 2018 - 6:39 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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Wednesday 12/05/2018
Simple Tips to Make Outdoor Chores and Activities Easier
Posted: December 05, 2018

(StatePoint) Whether you’re doing chores in the yard or going on an outdoor adventure, activities that take place outside come with their own set of challenges, particularly in colder weather.

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Clever Kitchen Upgrades
Updated: December 06, 2018 - 2:36 am

Fresh colors and textures for a functional kitchen style

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Winter Weather Emergency Preparedness
Updated: December 06, 2018 - 2:36 am

(Family Features) As temperatures drop, the risk of severe winter weather conditions and sudden power outages rise. Preparing your family ahead of time can help minimize the impact of a power loss.

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The Art of the Perfect Gift
Updated: December 06, 2018 - 2:36 am

(Family Features) Even in a world where just about anything is a few clicks away, finding the perfect gift for everyone on your list can still be a difficult task. One trick to winning the holidays is bringing back the basics by choosing presents you know your loved ones need and can actually use.

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Trending Gifts Topping Wish Lists this Year
Updated: December 06, 2018 - 2:36 am

(Family Features) Nostalgia often runs deep during the holidays, and retro gifts are one way to relive the holiday celebrations of your childhood.

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5 Ways to Support Your Community this Holiday Season
Updated: December 06, 2018 - 2:36 am

(Family Features) Each year, the true spirit of the holidays can seem to get buried further beneath mountains of wrapping paper and drowned out by commercialism.

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Deck the Halls for Happy Holidays
Updated: December 06, 2018 - 2:36 am

(Family Features) Whether you opt for fresh-cut or fresh out of the box, trimming the tree is a staple of holiday decor in most homes. However, if you'll be entertaining this season, you may want to go beyond the tree and take your seasonal decorating to whole new level.

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Go Exploring for These Hidden Travel Gems
Updated: December 06, 2018 - 2:36 am

(Family Features) Discovering a region’s secret treasures is one of the greatest rewards of travel. When you embrace an adventurer’s spirit, there’s no telling just where you’ll go. From an uncharted journey back in time to new ways to appreciate unconventional art, a vacation that celebrates the unexpected is an ideal way to uncover hidden travel gems.

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3 Common New Parent Questions
Updated: December 06, 2018 - 2:36 am

(Family Features) Almost every new parent knows the feeling: It’s 2 a.m., you’re bleary-eyed and you want nothing more than everyone to get some sleep. However, you’re up, and so is your new baby.

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Wednesday 11/28/2018
A Healthy, Winter-Ready Home
Updated: December 03, 2018 - 2:55 am

(Family Features) When chilly weather arrives and the days get shorter, chances are good you’ll spend the majority of your days indoors. Before you start your hibernation, it’s a good idea to ensure your home is up to the task. Put your well-being at the top of the list with these ideas to help ensure a health-conscious home.

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Thursday 08/09/2018
Upgrade Your Kitchen to Cook Like a Professional Chef
Updated: November 08, 2018 - 6:58 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: November 08, 2018 - 6:58 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 - 4:36 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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