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    Starting Your Smart Home Transformation

    (Family Features) With the aid of modern technology, it’s now possible to convert virtually any ordinary house into a smart home filled with features that make daily tasks more convenient. These technologies allow for greener living, customization of your living space to personal tastes and the peace of mind that you can control key home systems with your smartphone.

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    Surprising Ways to Get Your Probiotics

    (Family Features) Chances are you’ve heard the term probiotics and know that these good bacteria that live in your gut promote healthy digestion. Did you know that probiotics are also key to a healthy immune system and protein absorption?

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    Teach Kids to Manage Their Health Care

    (Family Features) For parents with college-age children, there’s a fairly standard set of basics that helps ensure their children are ready to tackle the world with some degree of independence. But beyond school supplies, housing, food and transportation, one important consideration remains: health care.

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Monday 08/01/2016
Enhance Your Home Exterior During National Curb Appeal Month
Updated: August 02, 2016 - 1:32 am

(StatePoint) If your home exterior looks “blah,” National Curb Appeal Month in August is the time to borrow successful ideas from builders.

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Friday 07/15/2016
Tips to Make a Dorm Room a Home
Updated: July 16, 2016 - 1:32 am

(StatePoint) College bound? Dorm room comfort is crucial for health, happiness and academic success. Luckily, there are ways to create personalized, functional spaces within any budget.

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Reimagine your home with these 5 design ideas
Posted: July 15, 2016

(BPT) - When it comes to decorating your home, you've spent a lot of time curating pieces that complement your lifestyle and match your personality. If there's one thing you've learned about interior design, it's that one size doesn't fit all, at least not for you. From furniture arrangements to upholstery patterns, to the type of wood used on crown molding, how your home looks and feels is a unique statement of who you are.

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Friday 05/20/2016
Six Home Ideas for Successful Summer Entertaining
Updated: May 21, 2016 - 1:35 am

(StatePoint) The season of backyard entertaining is in full swing. There are infinite projects to spruce up your home and add charm to outdoor spaces. Upgrade your home to prime party condition with a few of the following ideas:

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Wednesday 05/18/2016
Top Decor Trends of 2016
Updated: May 20, 2016 - 1:40 am

(BPT) - Whether you're updating an old home or putting your personal touch on a new one, we're absolutely in love with these design trends. Accents will be bolder and florals will be bigger than ever in 2016, so get ready to mix things up with a new look for your home.

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Sunday 05/15/2016
What to Keep in Mind When Updating Home Flooring
Updated: May 16, 2016 - 1:37 am

(StatePoint) Updating your home flooring?  From durability to style to color, there are many things to consider -- and you’ll want to be sure these elements match your family’s lifestyle.

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Wednesday 12/02/2015
Make a Style Statement: Top Interior Design Trends to Try in 2016
Updated: December 03, 2015 - 2:33 am

(StatePoint) Each January, people make vows to eat right and save money. But what goals are set for their homes?

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Wednesday 10/07/2015
Five Easy Fall Home Décor Projects
Updated: October 08, 2015 - 1:33 am

(StatePoint) As you shift from outdoor barbecues to indoor feasts and gatherings, make sure your home is in tip-top shape with these five simple updates.

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Friday 09/18/2015
Make Your Home Smell Great this Fall
Updated: September 19, 2015 - 1:34 am

(StatePoint) When updating your home each season, most of the emphasis is placed on delighting your sense of sight. Why not spend some time on your home’s fragrance?

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Wednesday 09/02/2015
Great Design Tips to Match Your Home’s Architectural Style
Updated: September 03, 2015 - 1:33 am

(StatePoint) Adding the right design elements to your home can complete what its architecture hopes to accomplish. But knowing just what to incorporate to complement -- rather than detract -- from the style of your home can present a challenge.

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Friday 08/19/2016
The Great Divide: Balancing Travel and Protecting Delicate Ecosystems
Updated: August 19, 2016 - 1:35 pm

(NewsUSA) - Sponsored News - For some, traveling is a calling, a way of life. It's about those who are more traveler than tourist, who prefer upscale lodging, who are happy to hike, horseback ride or kayak as a mode of transportation.

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Wednesday 08/10/2016
Is Your Lawn and Garden Bird-Friendly?
Updated: August 11, 2016 - 1:32 am

(StatePoint) Birds are more than just beautiful visitors to your lawn and garden, they are an important component of a healthy local ecosystem.

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Thursday 08/04/2016
5 surprising facts you didn't know about batteries
Posted: August 04, 2016

(BPT) - Without batteries, the modern world wouldn’t exist as we know it. From household appliances to laptops, cellphones, tablets and other portable electronics, batteries play a vital role in powering the devices we rely on every day.

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Tuesday 08/02/2016
Three Simple Ways To Aid Pollinators
Updated: August 03, 2016 - 1:32 am

(NAPSI)—Here’s the buzz on an important aspect of helping our environment. Pollinator health can sometimes seem as complex as a beehive with the multiple challenges bees face. Pests, pathogens, diseases, climate change, improper use of pesticides and habitat loss are just a few. However, protecting pollinator health is something with which everyone can help.

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Wednesday 07/27/2016
How to Make the World a Better Place
Updated: July 27, 2016 - 1:38 pm

(NewsUSA) - Sponsored News - Each morning is the beginning of a new day and another chance to make the world a better place. Think your actions don't make a difference? Think again!

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Thursday 07/21/2016
5 Easy Ways to Live More Sustainably
Updated: July 22, 2016 - 1:32 am

(StatePoint) It might not feel like you alone can have an impact on the environment, but over time, small lifestyle changes can make a substantial difference.

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Monday 07/18/2016
Join Billions Around the World and Go for Gold During the Olympics
Updated: July 21, 2016 - 1:33 pm

(NewsUSA) - Sponsored News - "Go for the Gold" will be the mantra echoed around the globe as the Games of the XXXI Olympiad, or the 2016 Summer Olympics, as we refer to them here in the U.S, gets underway this summer. Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, will play host to a record number of countries participating in a record number of sports. More than 10,500 athletes from 207 countries will "go for the gold," looking to make World Records and beat their personal best along the way.

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Earth-Friendly American Ethanol: An Important Success Story
Updated: July 21, 2016 - 1:33 pm

(NewsUSA) - Sponsored News - There is little question ethanol is helping America reduce its dependence on foreign oil -- lowering gasoline prices, improving the environment with lower emissions and growing the economy with jobs that can't be outsourced.

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Thursday 07/07/2016
Driver Safety: New Tips for Road Trips
Updated: July 21, 2016 - 1:33 pm

(NewsUSA) - Sponsored News - For many, summer is about freedom on the open road. It's a carefree time, focused on fun, family and adventures.

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Protect Gardens From Invasive Pests
Updated: July 08, 2016 - 1:32 am

(NAPSI)—Nothing tastes better than fresh-picked fruits and vegetables. Unfortunately, invasive pests threaten to devour the crops in our gardens and farms, and the flowers, trees and plants in our landscapes. They are a real threat, costing our nation approximately $120 billion each year.

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Sunday 08/28/2016
Starting Your Smart Home Transformation
Updated: August 29, 2016 - 1:31 am

(Family Features) With the aid of modern technology, it’s now possible to convert virtually any ordinary house into a smart home filled with features that make daily tasks more convenient. These technologies allow for greener living, customization of your living space to personal tastes and the peace of mind that you can control key home systems with your smartphone.

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Surprising Ways to Get Your Probiotics
Updated: August 29, 2016 - 1:31 am

(Family Features) Chances are you’ve heard the term probiotics and know that these good bacteria that live in your gut promote healthy digestion. Did you know that probiotics are also key to a healthy immune system and protein absorption?

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Teach Kids to Manage Their Health Care
Updated: August 29, 2016 - 1:31 am

(Family Features) For parents with college-age children, there’s a fairly standard set of basics that helps ensure their children are ready to tackle the world with some degree of independence. But beyond school supplies, housing, food and transportation, one important consideration remains: health care.

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Tips to Fill Your Day with Active Play
Updated: August 29, 2016 - 1:31 am

(Family Features) As the busy school year progresses, it can be challenging for families to find time to play and stay active together. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends that kids participate in 60 minutes or more of physical activity each day, but unfortunately this isn’t always what they are getting.  

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Overcome Limitations for Better Dental Health
Updated: August 29, 2016 - 1:31 am

(Family Features) What do 155 million American adults have in common? They did not go to the dentist last year. Cleaning and check-up appointments are essential to both your oral health and overall health. However, many barriers often stand in the way of getting the care you need.

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Wednesday 08/24/2016
Upgrade your backyard with a DIY outdoor fireplace
Updated: August 25, 2016 - 1:32 am

(BPT) - Upgrading an outdoor living area with a fireplace continues to grow in popularity at homes across the country according to the American Society of Landscape Architects. In fact, the latest Residential Landscape Architecture Trends Survey by the organization identified fireplaces and fire pits as the top outdoor design elements for 2016. Long recognized as an indoor focal point for family gatherings and entertaining friends, the addition of a fireplace can easily extend that same inviting atmosphere outdoors, especially on evenings when a little light and warmth can enhance the ambiance.

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Sunday 08/21/2016
6 Steps to Up Your Home's Curb Appeal
Updated: August 22, 2016 - 1:31 am

(Family Features) For good or bad, first impressions count. Whether you’re keeping up with the Joneses or capturing attention from would-be buyers, give your home’s curb appeal a boost with these easy steps.

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Bold and Blended
Updated: August 22, 2016 - 1:31 am

(Family Features) Remodeling your home can be a big, and oftentimes, overwhelming project, but it doesn’t always have to be. Sometimes all you really need is a fresh coat of paint or smaller upgrades. If you’re not looking to do a whole home renovation, and just want to give your interior a little pick-me-up, consider revamping colors, textures and your home appliances with these simple tips from Mitsubishi Electric Cooling & Heating.

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Organize Your Way to a Clutter-Free Kitchen
Updated: August 22, 2016 - 1:31 am

(Family Feature) A kitchen must be many things for the average family: a cooking center, social hub and, most importantly, a central command station for the entire household. Unfortunately, organization sometimes takes a backseat in the chaos of daily life, which means kitchens and pantries aren’t living up to their full potential as spaces that make our lives easier to manage.

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Bring Style to Your Closet
Updated: August 22, 2016 - 1:31 am

(Family Features) Closet designer may not be a title on your resume, but deep down you may find talents you never knew existed. Whether you are laying out the perfect closet or organizing your belongings, these tips will guide you toward creating a truly stylish and functional space.

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Wednesday 08/10/2016
How Hot Technologies Can Improve Your Kitchen
Updated: August 11, 2016 - 1:32 am

(StatePoint) Modern technology is improving every facet of our lives and the kitchen is no exception. By carefully outfitting your kitchen, your appliances can be safer, more efficient and give you versatility and precision as a home chef.

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Wednesday 07/06/2016
3 simple, fast changes to make your kitchen more usable and beautiful
Updated: July 14, 2016 - 1:32 am

(BPT) - Why do you want to remodel your kitchen? Sure, the cabinets date back to the disco era, but the doors and hardware all still work. Your stove may be older than your college senior, but you can still bake a batch of chocolate chip cookies in it. So why invest the time, money and emotional capital in renovating the most-used room in your home?

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Thursday 06/16/2016
How to throw a seamless summer gathering
Updated: June 24, 2016 - 1:32 am

(BPT) - You’ll likely host a party or two this summer, and you want it to be an event guests remember. From dinner parties and backyard barbecues to an easy Sunday morning get-together, the most important thing at the end of the day is that you, along with your guests, have a really great time. Why entertain otherwise?

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Monday 06/06/2016
7 Helpful Hacks for Quick Kitchen Cleanup
Updated: June 07, 2016 - 1:36 am

(StatePoint) Prepare. Eat. Clean up. Repeat. In the kitchen, it’s a never-ending cycle of conquering messes. These seven simple cleaning hacks, tips and products that will cut down time spent restoring order in your space.

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Wednesday 05/18/2016
Plumbing problems? How to know if replacing metal pipes is the right solution
Updated: May 26, 2016 - 1:35 am

(BPT) - Home ownership is an integral component of the American Dream, but fulfilling that dream can come with its share of nightmares, too. Even the best-constructed, well-maintained house can have problems, and homeowners dread hearing diagnoses such as “You need to re-pipe your home.”

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Thursday 03/31/2016
Who Showers More and Why? Women or Men?
Updated: April 01, 2016 - 1:33 am

(StatePoint) On average, we spend more than 3,000 minutes in our showers every year. How we use those minutes might surprise you. New research from Moen, a leading manufacturer of bathroom fixtures, explores how men and women’s showering and grooming routines compare:

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Wednesday 03/30/2016
6 kitchen and bath upgrades that are 'the whole package'
Updated: April 07, 2016 - 1:33 am

(BPT) - Let’s face it — once you get past high school, the people who go farthest in life are the ones who are the “whole package,” those who balance style, good looks and brains. The same can be said of kitchen and bath upgrades. The ones that will stand the test of time — the ones you’ll love as much in five years as you do the day they’re installed — are the improvements that blend style and intelligence.

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Wednesday 03/23/2016
5 ways to refresh a not-so-fresh bathroom
Posted: March 23, 2016

(BPT) - Whether it’s a powder room that looks like it was last decorated in the 1970s, or a master bathroom that has never felt very masterful, you could be one of the many homeowners who are clamoring to give their bathroom(s) a little freshening up. There’s no doubt a coat of paint is a great place to start, but what else can be done that’s simple and has a big impact on the feel of the room? Here are a few tips on how faucets, fixtures and accessories can play an instant role in changing the feel of these critical rooms of your house.

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10 stylish bathroom designs popping up in unexpected places
Posted: March 23, 2016

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Sunday 03/20/2016
Tips to Make Spring Cleaning Safer and Easier
Updated: March 21, 2016 - 1:33 am

(StatePoint) If you love the results of spring cleaning, but not the process, it could be that the methods and tools you’re using to get the job done are making the work harder than it needs to be.

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