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    Don't waste the refund: Invest in your house for long-term ROI

    (BPT) - Tax season means refunds for millions of Americans. Will you blow yours on a new TV, tech toy or weekend getaway? This year, consider spending that money on something that could save you countless headaches and have a long-term return on investment: your home.

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    Give homes custom curb appeal with exterior moulding and trim

    (BPT) - When it comes to home exteriors, the beauty is in the details. Custom homes have rich, unique exterior elements, including decorative moulding and trim, which enhance architectural aesthetics and create captivating curb appeal. But you don’t need a custom home to enjoy custom looks. With eye-catching details tastefully placed — from the front porch and windows up to the gables — you can distinguish new and remodeled homes and boost their value.

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    Understanding the millennial home

    (BPT) - For years, consumer buying power and purchasing trends have focused around baby boomers. However, within the past several years, the spotlight has shifted to the 80-plus million Americans between the ages of 25 and 34 known as millennials. Now the largest demographic group in history, this generation is undoubtedly the most studied. Significant research findings, speculations and predictions about shopping habits and motivators are driving the world to cater to this influential group.

Pet Central

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 >>




Monday 02/08/2016
Friendly Advice to Fight Cold and Flu
Updated: February 08, 2016 - 4:33 am

(Family Features) Even a mild case of the flu or a powerful cold can leave you feeling run down and out of sorts for days or even weeks. While many ailments must simply run their course, there are many steps you can take to fight your way back to good health.

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Personal Loans 101
Updated: February 08, 2016 - 4:33 am

(Family Features) If you happen to find yourself in a tight spot, borrowing money can help set you back on the right path. However, doing so without a full understanding of the facts can hinder your finances in the future.

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Tuesday 02/02/2016
Why It's Smart To Connect With Your Appliances
Updated: February 03, 2016 - 4:34 am

(NAPSI)—While you’re away from home or busy around the house, your home appliances, if you’re living in a smart home, remain hard at work.

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Monday 02/01/2016
Make Living a Healthy Lifestyle a Priority
Updated: February 02, 2016 - 4:34 am

(Family Features) Living a healthy lifestyle doesn’t have to be a daunting task. There are many products available to help make the process easier. There is no time like the present to make your body a priority and it’s no secret that good health can have an undeniably positive impact on quality of life.

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Home Sweet Office
Updated: February 02, 2016 - 4:34 am

(Family Features) For most people who work full-time jobs, it often feels that more time is spent at work than at home. Spare your co-workers and yourself a drab, flair-free desk and bring elements of your personal style to your work space.

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Paint Your Way Trendy with Chevron
Updated: February 02, 2016 - 4:34 am

(Family Features) Creatively painted wall designs can instantly transform a room with a look that appears high end with minimal cost. Trendy looks such as chevron are easy to achieve with a little patience and the proper tools.

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Help Your Dog Fight Flu Season
Updated: February 06, 2016 - 4:33 am

(Family Features) People who have suffered from the flu know how exhausting the fever, chills and upset stomach can be. Your dog may be at risk for the same symptoms. One type of canine influenza virus – CIV H3N8 – has been around for years, and a new type (CIV H3N2) was identified in Chicago in March 2015. Since then, the virus has spread to more than 25 states, according to the Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine Animal Health Diagnostic Center.

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Eat What You Love, Drop Extra Pounds
Updated: February 06, 2016 - 4:33 am

(Family Features) If your holiday eating habits have you scared to step on the scale, don’t fret. There is a simple solution available to help you lose that extra holiday weight no matter your lifestyle or eating preferences.

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Tuesday 01/26/2016
Expert advice for surviving severe weather
Updated: February 02, 2016 - 4:34 am

(BPT) - It’s out there — that next bout of severe weather is on its way. No matter where you live in the United States, the potential for severe weather always exists and sometimes it comes without much warning.

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Monday 01/25/2016
New Year Boosters for Body and Mind
Updated: January 25, 2016 - 4:34 am

(Family Features) A new year is the perfect time to commit to making personal improvements to your body and mind. Fortunately, there are plenty of resources available to bolster and guide you for nearly every self-improvement effort you can imagine.

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Wednesday 01/27/2016
8 homeowner dilemmas solved with 1 simple fix
Updated: February 03, 2016 - 4:34 am

(BPT) - Unless you are the latest lottery winner or Queen of England (thank you for reading, your Majesty), you try to make your home improvements really count, and sometimes have to choose one upgrade over another. What if we told you there is a rather quick improvement that will take care of eight issues around the house, all at once?

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Thursday 01/21/2016
What to Know about Applying for a Mortgage
Updated: January 21, 2016 - 4:36 am

(StatePoint) Although homeownership doesn’t make good financial sense for everyone, some experts say you may be qualified to purchase real estate without realizing it.

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Thursday 01/14/2016
5 smart upgrades for the most-used rooms in your home
Updated: January 21, 2016 - 4:36 am

(BPT) - Kitchens, bathrooms and bedrooms are typically the rooms in any home that get the most use, which could also be why homeowners, when surveyed, consistently cite those rooms as the ones they most want to renovate. It makes perfect sense to upgrade the rooms where you spend the most time, but in high-traffic areas, you can’t afford to make changes just for the sake of cosmetics. You want improvements that can enhance your enjoyment of a room and its functionality.

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Wednesday 01/13/2016
3 tips on choosing the right window for your kitchen or bath remodel
Updated: January 20, 2016 - 4:33 am

(BPT) - Kitchens and bathrooms are not only two of the most highly used rooms in your home, they’re also two of the most popular rooms to renovate, according to home style experts and Remodeling Magazine’s annual Cost vs. Value Report.

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Thursday 12/31/2015
The quick guide to home financing
Updated: January 07, 2016 - 4:33 am

(BPT) - It’s an all too familiar monthly event: you write out a rent check and wait for the funds to disappear from your bank account. But what if instead of making endless payments on something you don’t own, you could own a home of your own? When you finance a home purchase with a mortgage, you build equity and increase your percentage of home ownership with each payment made.

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Wednesday 12/16/2015
4 futuristic bath upgrades to indulge in for 2016
Updated: December 23, 2015 - 4:33 am

(BPT) - Are you planning a bathroom remodel in 2016? If so, you’re not alone; the National Association of Homebuilders predicts a 6 percent increase in remodeling in the coming year. Some of those remodeling homeowners will seek upgrades to transform their bathrooms into true oases of luxury, beauty and efficient functionality.

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Wednesday 12/09/2015
Make your new house feel like home to your family pets
Updated: December 16, 2015 - 4:33 am

(BPT) - Moving into a new home is exciting for the humans in the family. It can be less comfortable for pets who need time to adjust to a new environment, learn their way around and discover the best nap spots in their new home. As a loving pet parent, you want every member of your family to be as happy and comfortable as possible. Here are some tips to make your home more welcoming to your four-legged family members: 

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Friday 12/04/2015
5 tips to help you master the winter housing market
Posted: December 04, 2015

(BPT) - The leaves have fallen, there’s a jacket on your shoulders and the air is noticeably colder. Yes, winter is here—so does that mean your housing search is done for the year? It shouldn’t be.

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Thursday 12/03/2015
5 New Year’s Resolutions for Prospective Homebuyers
Updated: December 03, 2015 - 4:33 am

(StatePoint) Writing out your New Year’s resolutions? If you’re thinking of buying a home in 2016, it’s time to add these five resolutions to your list:

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Monday 11/23/2015
Sell your home this winter, reduce competition, stress
Updated: December 01, 2015 - 4:33 am

(BPT) - Stop waiting — go ahead and put your home on the market. Even now, with temperatures dropping, airports bustling and retailers prepping Black Friday deals, it’s a good time to sell.

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