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    How to be a good neighbor in challenging times

    (BPT) - Over the past year and a half since the pandemic started, many Americans have had to rethink their ideas about community and belonging. Neighbors often stepped up for one another during times of need, demonstrating generosity and compassion. As the world begins to open up and many are expanding their social circles once again, community is even more important. But what does it actually mean to be a good neighbor?

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    Inexpensive home maintenance projects to do this weekend

    (BPT) - Home maintenance. The very words might evoke thoughts of an entire weekend spent laboring at home instead of relaxing in it, but that doesn’t always have to be the case.

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    Tackle this winter with energy-efficient heating solutions for your home

    (BPT) - Many Americans are looking forward to the cooler temperatures that fall brings. However, it won’t be long until harsher winter months arrive and homeowners across the country are faced with keeping their indoor air temperatures comfortable and consistent.

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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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Thursday 10/14/2021
3 Rooms Perfect for Adding Focal Points
Updated: October 15, 2021 - 2:31 am

(Family Features) You don’t have to be a design expert to create an inviting living space, but with some simple tricks, you can create a home that looks like it’s been styled by a pro.

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If You're Tired of Fighting the Squirrels, Feed 'Em
Updated: October 15, 2021 - 2:31 am

Tips to feed squirrels and birds to create harmony in your backyard

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3 Ways to Live a More Sustainable Life with Your Pet
Updated: October 15, 2021 - 2:31 am

(Family Features) Many people around the world are opting to live greener and more sustainable lifestyles. Feeling good about the future can lead to more thoughtful practices with your pet, and it just takes a few simple steps to make the shift toward eco-friendly pet parenting and reduce your carbon pawprint.

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5 Eye-Catching Ways to Update Your Home
Updated: October 15, 2021 - 2:31 am

(Family Features) Your home is a reflection of you, and your decor should match your tastes. With some simple home upgrades, you can create the perfect space for you and your family, even if your design preferences change over time.

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Fall Garden Checklist
Updated: October 15, 2021 - 2:31 am

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

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Monday 10/11/2021
3 big-impact home improvements for a safe, healthy home
Updated: October 17, 2021 - 2:31 am

(BPT) - The pandemic has brought new focus to home enhancements that not only add value, but also support wellness. Today's homeowners are investing in thoughtful improvements that prioritize safety and well-being, helping to substantially increase the home's health quotient.

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Rabies Prevention
Updated: October 12, 2021 - 2:33 am

5 tips to protect you and your dogs

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5 Tips for a Stress-Free Morning
Updated: October 14, 2021 - 2:32 am

(Family Features) Mornings are often the most important part of the day – they can make or break your mood and set the tone for all of your to-dos. To help combat the hecticness that can arrive when the sun comes up, consider these five tips for a stress-free start to the day.

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Thursday 10/07/2021
5 Simple Surface Makeovers That Can Transform Any Kitchen or Bath
Updated: October 09, 2021 - 2:33 am

(BPT) - According to a recent report from the National Kitchen & Bath Association, kitchen and bath remodels rank number one and two, respectively, for planned home improvement projects this year, and are not only a sure-fire way to update a home’s look but can also help improve resale value.

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Pet-Friendly Travel
Updated: October 08, 2021 - 2:33 am

(Family Features) After spending months of extra time at home with their pets, many pet owners are looking to plan pet-inclusive vacations. In fact, 85% of pet parents say they’re likely to travel within the next year and 65% say they are ready to bring their pets along, according to an online survey conducted by KRC Research on behalf of Mars Petcare, which is committed to making pets feel welcome through pet-friendly policies, parks and business – including hotels like Homewood Suites by Hilton and Home2 Suites by Hilton – through its BETTER CITIES FOR PETS™ Program. To learn more and find pet-friendly destinations, visit BetterCitiesForPets.com or newsroom.hilton.com

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Tuesday 09/21/2021
5 quick DIY bathroom updates that make a big difference
Updated: October 17, 2021 - 2:31 am

(BPT) - Whether you’re keeping up with ever-changing trends or your space simply needs a refresh, updating your bathroom can be time consuming and expensive — but it doesn’t have to be. With just a few minor tweaks, you can add style and function to your space without a total overhaul.

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Friday 09/17/2021
5 creative ways to transform your kitchen
Updated: October 17, 2021 - 2:31 am

(BPT) - The kitchen is famously the go-to room of the house where family and friends gather to spend time together, so it should be a space that you enjoy hanging out in. If your kitchen’s décor is starting to look a little tired, you can always freshen things up by adding modern and functional touches. Here are five ideas — from simple to complex — that can transform your kitchen from tired to top-notch.

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Wednesday 09/15/2021
Home generators 101: How to keep lights on when weather strikes
Updated: October 17, 2021 - 2:31 am

(BPT) - Like most Americans, you've probably been living, learning and working from home more than ever, which means you need power all day long — for your HVAC system to your internet connection and, of course, your lights. On top of that, severe weather events, including everything from hurricanes to heat waves and more, are predicted to become even more frequent in coming years due to climate change. These nationwide, year-long events are stressing America’s aging power grids, increasingly leading to blackouts and outages.

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Tuesday 09/14/2021
3 tips to turn your deck into a modern farmhouse-inspired outdoor retreat
Updated: October 17, 2021 - 2:31 am

(BPT) - When DIY maven Allison Aars purchased a ramshackle Texas farmhouse on a leap of faith, she knew her work was cut out for her. Determined to reveal the full potential of her historic farmhouse, Aars spent several years transforming her family’s home and bringing it to its current designation, The Festive Farmhouse.

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Sunday 09/12/2021
The Convergence of Real Estate, Media and Technology
Updated: September 16, 2021 - 2:35 am

(NewsUSA) - The idea to build giant LED screens is not a new concept.

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Wednesday 09/08/2021
Renovating your home? Don’t forget the heating and cooling system
Updated: October 17, 2021 - 2:31 am

(BPT) - As the pandemic continues to keep many Americans in their houses, home improvement projects are on the rise. With long durations of time spent at home, more homeowners value a comfortable and functional living space. Today, renovation and repair are preferred by 61% of people over relocation.

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Monday 08/30/2021
5 ways to boost your home’s curb appeal
Updated: October 17, 2021 - 2:31 am

(BPT) - It’s no secret that the U.S. housing market is booming right now. According to realtor.com, “Strong demand and insufficient supply pushed home prices up at a record-breaking 16.6% pace. The combination of historically low mortgage rates, businesses reopening and the lifting of pandemic restrictions fueled a buying frenzy with multiple bids,” creating a seller's market, while making the path to home ownership difficult for some buyers.

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Thursday 08/26/2021
Redefine modern design with purposeful nuance
Updated: October 17, 2021 - 2:31 am

(BPT) - Modern design celebrates the elimination of unnecessary elements, keeping only the beautiful details that enhance a space. Purposeful, exquisite nuances from finishings and natural materials to functional details bring life to modern design. Designers can redefine a modern space with these principles in mind to create a stunning, yet timeless aesthetic that embodies luxury in its truest form.

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Monday 08/23/2021
Staycationing? 3 projects to turn the bath into a refuge
Updated: October 17, 2021 - 2:31 am

(BPT) - If you’re finding yourself poring over color samples instead of vacation brochures, you just might be in a staycation state of mind. And you’re not alone. Home renovation expenditures are expected to spike and remain elevated into 2022, with 8.6% annual growth, according to Harvard University. Even when you are staying put, there’s still a lot you can do to renew your soul, like transforming your home into the gorgeous oasis you've always wanted.

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Monday 08/09/2021
3 emerging design trends for today's lifestyles
Updated: October 17, 2021 - 2:31 am

(BPT) - Events from the past year have all of us reconsidering what we want and need out of our homes. From work and play to wellness, our homes have become the epicenter of, well, everything — leading to an emergence of design trends focused on adapting to a new normal. The design experts at Wilsonart, a world-leading provider of engineered surfaces, have identified three new lifestyle trends that are affecting lasting design changes.

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