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Pet Central

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Fitness

Fitness

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Crosswords

Crosswords

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Sunday 07/05/2020
5 steps companies might consider before reopening their office spaces
Updated: August 14, 2020 - 2:38 am

(BPT) - Sponsored by Office Depot

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Wednesday 06/24/2020
Impressive design gets the word out
Updated: August 14, 2020 - 2:38 am

(BPT) - First impressions matter now more than ever. If you can create a visually impactful, emotional connection with your branding, customers will respond. In today’s world, eye-catching design can be the difference between winning the sale or losing a potential client.

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Tuesday 06/23/2020
A New Age of Design: Top 5 Trends to Watch
Posted: June 23, 2020

(BPT) - In 2020, there have been some lifestyle changes that have impacted the way we all are using our home spaces. With more time spent at home, many have gained new perspective when it comes to their immediate needs and surroundings. Not surprisingly, consumers are now rethinking their home designs and about the ways they can make their dwellings more functional as well as enjoyable. From dual-purpose designs, to self-care spaces, here are five top trends to watch in this new age.

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Wednesday 06/03/2020
Finding unity under the American flag during COVID-19
Updated: August 14, 2020 - 2:38 am

(BPT) - Some moments are etched in our national memory — and the American flag stands at the center of them. Six U.S. Marines raising the flag over Iwo Jima during World War II. Buzz Aldrin saluting the flag on the moon’s surface in 1969. Three New York firefighters hoisting the flag above the rubble of the World Trade Center after 9/11. The American flag is an icon that unites us all.

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Friday 05/22/2020
Recognizing Those Using Creativity to Give Back [Video]
Posted: May 22, 2020

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Thursday 05/07/2020
4 Hot Home Renovation Trends This Summer
Posted: May 07, 2020

(StatePoint) Whether building a home from scratch, doing a complete renovation or simply refreshing a room or two, you can take your project to the next level with some design inspiration.

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Monday 04/20/2020
How to create a bedroom oasis that’s optimal for excellent sleep
Updated: August 14, 2020 - 2:38 am

(BPT) - Can’t sleep? You’re not alone. Only 11% of Americans say they get excellent sleep on a regular basis, while 18% report poor or not good sleep quality, and the rest are somewhere in between.*

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Thursday 03/19/2020
Top Ways to Lighten Up Your Home Workspace
Posted: March 19, 2020

(StatePoint) Many people have found themselves working from home. Whether setting up shop at the kitchen table or creating a complete home office, here are simple hacks to make your new work environment comfortable and productive.

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Monday 03/02/2020
Decorating With Table Lamps: The 5 Best Tips for 2020
Posted: March 02, 2020

(StatePoint) Many people underestimate the power of lighting to set the mood and introduce different design elements into their home’s interiors. As a result, they often make the mistake of relying solely only overhead fixtures to light their homes.

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Thursday 02/13/2020
Building a Home? What to Ask Your Builder About Lighting
Posted: February 13, 2020

(StatePoint) While lighting is an essential piece of new home design; it’s often selected and installed at the end of the building process. What’s more, statement-making decorative lighting is often not part of the initial design at all. 

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More Home Decorating
Monday 08/10/2020
6 tips to beat the heat and save energy this summer
Updated: August 13, 2020 - 2:34 am

(BPT) - Do you feel like you’re spending more money on utilities? Social distancing and quarantining at home throughout spring and early summer may mean higher electricity needs and cooling demands.

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Wednesday 07/22/2020
Offshore Wind Power Prepares to Set Sail
Posted: July 22, 2020

(NewsUSA) - Wind power can be a breath of fresh air for many communities in the form of creating jobs and lowering energy costs.

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Monday 07/20/2020
The bottled water industry is transforming using sustainable practices and rPET materials
Updated: August 14, 2020 - 2:38 am

(BPT) - There's nothing better than grabbing a bottle of cold, refreshing water to quench your thirst. While its convenience can't be argued, bottled water isn't often considered a sustainable choice. But the industry is changing and one company is spearheading multiple initiatives to ensure bottled water is an eco-friendly option that's as good for the earth as it is for your body.

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Wednesday 07/15/2020
Lawncare tips from domestic pro Martha Stewart herself
Updated: August 13, 2020 - 2:34 am

(BPT) - When you think of Martha Stewart, visions of picture-perfect cookies, floral arrangements and garden parties come to mind. Behind the scenes, however, Martha prides herself in getting hands-on while maintaining her personal 150-acre farm in Bedford, New York.

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Have time and energy? 5 affordable DIY projects homeowners can finish now
Updated: August 13, 2020 - 2:34 am

(BPT) - Paid Content by Vanderbilt Mortgage and Finance, Inc.

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Wednesday 07/08/2020
Expert tips to maximize your victory garden
Updated: August 13, 2020 - 2:34 am

(BPT) - Sponsored by Miracle-Gro

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How to Save Money and Put Your Home to Work [Infographic]
Posted: July 08, 2020

(BPT) - Did you know that clean energy benefits the environment and your wallet? Learn more about the seven steps of solar power and how to save real money with solar.

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5 time-saving tips for faster cleanup this summer
Updated: August 14, 2020 - 2:38 am

(BPT) - With summer in full swing, backyards are the ultimate oasis for warm-weather traditions like grilling or enjoying frozen treats and ice-cold drinks on the patio. And after months distanced from friends, family and colleagues at home, the need to physically distance from chores and get outside is at an all-time high. Try these five tips to conquer kitchen cleanup, spend less time indoors and more time enjoying the summer sun:

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Tuesday 06/30/2020
7 ways to save the 7 seas
Updated: August 14, 2020 - 2:38 am

(BPT) - Beachgoers are heading to the ocean after months of being cooped up due to the health crisis. However, the climate crisis could forever alter future beach treks.

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Wednesday 06/24/2020
Putting Your Home to Work: 5 Things to Know About Solar Panels
Updated: August 13, 2020 - 2:34 am

(BPT) - As people have been spending more time at home and watching their utility bills increase, solar energy is becoming a topic of interest. In fact, even with more constrained purchasing practices in many households in the current environment, a recent Harris Poll research study revealed a 13 percent increase in consumer interest in solar energy since mid-March.

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More Green Living
Tuesday 08/11/2020
Second Summer: The Bonus Gardening Season
Posted: August 11, 2020

(BPT) - Think gardening season bids adieu in August? Think again. In many parts of the country, there are actually two more months of gardening weather to enjoy ... so grab your trusty trowel and get back to the soil for summer’s second act throughout September and October.

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Thursday 08/06/2020
Tips to Enhance Your Backyard With Water Features
Posted: August 06, 2020

(StatePoint) Enhancing your backyard? Experts say that the sights and sounds of water features make them one of the most impactful additions to consider.

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Emotionally Preparing Your Children for Back-to-School Season
Updated: August 13, 2020 - 2:34 am

(Family Features) Between sheltering-in-place, online learning and time away from friends, many children will need a little extra support as they head back to school this fall.

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How You Can Help Fight Lyme Disease
Updated: August 13, 2020 - 2:34 am

(Family Features) Summer means it’s time to check for ticks, especially if you have recently spent time outdoors, taking part in activities such as hiking, camping, gardening, dog-walking or more.

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Strengthen Mental Health by Embracing Culture
Updated: August 13, 2020 - 2:34 am

(Family Features) One in five U.S. adults experience mental illness each year, according to the National Alliance on Mental Illness, and adult African Americans are 20% more likely to experience mental health issues compared to the general population.

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Save Your Way to Lower Home Insurance
Posted: August 06, 2020

(Family Features) If your homeowner insurance rates are creeping up even though you haven’t filed any claims, it may be time to take a look at how you can bring those prices back down.

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Fire Safety for Furry Family Members
Updated: August 13, 2020 - 2:34 am

(Family Features) If you have a fire escape plan in place for your home, you’re steps ahead of many Americans. According to the National Fire Protection Association, only 30% of American households have developed and practiced a home fire escape plan. It’s important for families to stay ahead of the curve and be prepared in the event of a fire.

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Advances in Treating Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer
Updated: August 13, 2020 - 2:34 am

(Family Features) Despite progress in treating lung cancer, it is the leading cause of cancer deaths and impacts communities across the United States. The most common form of lung cancer is non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). NSCLC is a complex disease that can be challenging to treat, which may feel overwhelming and unsettling for people facing the disease.

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Make Your House a Home
Updated: August 13, 2020 - 2:34 am

Tips for adding personality to your leased living space

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Wednesday 08/05/2020
Cocktail railing and more: 5 trends for your deck
Updated: August 14, 2020 - 2:38 am

(BPT) - When determining the look of your outdoor living space, decking is only half of the equation. In many cases, it’s the deck railings that are most visible and the design element that makes the first impression.

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More Lawn & Garden
Thursday 08/06/2020
Eco-Friendly Home Cleaning Hacks
Posted: August 06, 2020

(StatePoint) With families spending more time at home, messes are on repeat and cleanups are often an hourly routine. At the same time, many households are looking to reduce their environmental impact affordably.

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Tuesday 04/28/2020
Common Moving Myths - Busted!
Posted: April 28, 2020

(StatePoint) You’ve finally found the perfect home. Now comes the hard part: moving. But don’t let misconceptions complicate the process. To keep frustrations to a minimum and make your move more manageable, here are five common moving myths, debunked.

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Monday 02/10/2020
How to Make Household Shopping a Breeze
Posted: February 10, 2020

(StatePoint) One of the most important parts of any household or personal care routine is shopping for all the items you need. With new products introduced to store shelves all the time, sorting the best from the rest can be a time consuming process.

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More Kitchen, Bed & Bath

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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 >>

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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 >>




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