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Your neighborhood deer are gearing up for winter - Get ready

(NewsUSA) - Like many mammals, deer physically prepare for winter by better insulating their bodies. In the fall, deer gradually trade their summer coats for a warmer winter one, which is more substantial and has thicker, longer, darker hair called "guard hairs" to protect their fur and skin from rain and snow.

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Tuesday 10/15/2019
Home Weatherization 101: Tips for a Comfortable Home
Posted: October 15, 2019

(StatePoint) Do seasonal temperatures sometimes leave you frustrated with your home’s lack of insulation? Staying comfortable indoors is a top priority for most people, and luckily, it’s easy to ensure your home is an optimal temperature.

Friday 10/11/2019
UL Presents: Smoke Alarm Friendship Stories [Video]
Updated: October 16, 2019 - 2:41 am

Falling Leaves, Football, Halloween, And A New Kitchen
Posted: October 11, 2019

(NewsUSA) - Many people believe spring or summer is the best time of year to get your dream kitchen.

Thursday 10/10/2019
Take it from the pros and close before you doze [Video]
Updated: October 16, 2019 - 2:41 am

5 Time-Saving Laundry Tips
Updated: October 14, 2019 - 2:46 am

(Family Features) Between sorting, washing, pouring, transferring, drying and folding, laundry can often feel like a daunting chore.

5 Tips for Protecting Your Outdoor Space in the Offseason
Updated: October 14, 2019 - 2:46 am

(Family Features) Regardless of the climate you live in, protecting your patio furnishings and accessories during the colder months is crucial to maintaining a beautiful and functional outdoor living space. Protective outdoor covers can help defend against snow, sleet, wind, sun and rain, which can damage your outdoor essentials and cause them to deteriorate over time.

Give Your Home a Modern Makeover
Posted: October 10, 2019

(Family Features) Even if your home has seen a generation or two of living, creating a contemporary new look may not require a full-scale renovation. The key to creating a more modern feel is all in the details.

How Streaming Can Make Watching Favorite Shows Easier
Updated: October 14, 2019 - 2:46 am

(Family Features) At home, you have ultimate control over your entertainment environment. Now, with today’s technology, you can create the same viewing experience wherever you are, even if that means you are miles away from your favorite spot on the couch.

Fall in Love with Outdoor Décor
Updated: October 14, 2019 - 2:46 am

(eLivingtoday.com) Just because the temperatures cool doesn’t mean the amount of time and attention you spend on your outdoor spaces should. Fall is the perfect time to add seasonal touches and decorations to the exterior of your home that not only improve curb appeal, but also amplify your personal style.

4 Ways to Treat and Trick Your Pet this Fall
Updated: October 14, 2019 - 2:46 am

(Family Features) The autumn season offers plenty of reasons to celebrate: nostalgic flavors, pretty leaves and a seasonal wardrobe change. Fall also typically features event calendars full of festivals, trips to pumpkin patches and hikes to take in the crisp air.

Wednesday 10/09/2019
Tips To Go Green, Save Green And Stay Toasty This Winter
Updated: October 11, 2019 - 2:31 am

(NAPSI)—The 2020 Farmers’ Almanac predicts “yet another freezing, frigid, and frosty winter for two-thirds of the country.” The good news is, homeowners don’t have to choose between staying cozy and eco-conscious. Today’s innovations make it easy to enjoy both with “smart” home climate control technologies and advanced heating systems created to achieve maximum energy efficiency and comfort.

How to Turn a Simple Shed into a Livable Oasis
Posted: October 09, 2019

(StatePoint) Once the domain of lawnmowers and gardening tools, today’s backyard sheds are being repurposed into unique, functional spaces (think: she-shed, bunkhouse or even a bar pub) complete with plumbing and electricity.

Wearable Fall Trends
Updated: October 14, 2019 - 2:46 am

(Family Features) The fall season is all about remixing modern classics, which means some fall trends may already be hanging in your closet. However, if you decide to upgrade a few basics, you can find plenty of worthy investment pieces this season that you can wear again and again for years to come.

Help Safeguard Your Family’s Finances
Updated: October 14, 2019 - 2:46 am

(Family Features) Every year, millions of American workers enroll in employee benefits through their workplaces during a period known as annual enrollment. It's usually a short window of time, but employees make crucial financial decisions for their families for the coming year.

Refresh Your Space
Updated: October 14, 2019 - 2:46 am

5 steps to simplify your next paint project

The Benefits of Service Dogs
Updated: October 14, 2019 - 2:46 am

Supporting veterans when they return home

Smart Value
Updated: October 14, 2019 - 2:46 am

Tech upgrades to improve home function

Easy Ways to Improve Your Home’s Health
Updated: October 14, 2019 - 2:46 am

(Family Features) Maintaining a healthy home is a goal most Americans share, but not all are confident they’re doing the best job they can to protect their home’s health.

Tuesday 10/08/2019
Get your porch Halloween-ready with these 3 spooktactular DIY projects
Updated: October 16, 2019 - 2:41 am


Friday 10/04/2019
Brick Homes Fight Fires The Longest
Updated: October 10, 2019 - 3:04 am

(NAPSI)—Firefighters report that it takes about an hour and a half for a fire to breach a brick home-as compared to fiber cement in under an hour and vinyl siding in just minutes.

Thursday 10/03/2019
What to Know Before Replacing Your Roof
Posted: October 03, 2019

(StatePoint) Not only does your roof need to withstand the elements over the years, it needs to look great while doing it. If it’s time to replace your roof, experts say that there are some important things to consider, particularly when it comes to the materials you select.

Wednesday 10/02/2019
Top 5 ways to update your kitchen and dining room
Updated: October 16, 2019 - 2:41 am

(BPT) - Let’s face it, the kitchen — and dining room — is the heart of your home. It’s where you gather with family to nourish your bodies and hearts, enjoying a meal together every day. Whether you have two separate rooms or a kitchen/dining room combo, this part of your home gets a lot of use — and deserves a lot more love.

An Easy, Stylish Decorating Upgrade
Updated: October 08, 2019 - 3:07 am

A wall-mount door makes more room for fun

How to Re-Watch Hollywood History
Updated: October 08, 2019 - 3:07 am

(Family Features) Streaming media is transforming TV and movie watching, but the convenience and ability to binge watch favorite shows aren’t the only benefits. Super-fans of a specific actor or genre can geek out like never before thanks to unprecedented access to libraries filled with beloved stars and film categories.

Steps to Better Sleep for Peak Sports Performance
Updated: October 08, 2019 - 3:07 am

(Family Features) For fans and athletes alike, fall means gearing up for a new season of sports activities. While plenty of attention goes into developing skills and talent, other important components that affect an athlete’s performance can be overlooked. Especially considering the demands of an athlete’s training and game schedule, getting adequate sleep is often an afterthought.

Pet Health Tips for an On-the-Go Lifestyle
Updated: October 08, 2019 - 3:07 am

(Family Features) People who lead busy lives often seek convenient and healthy choices when it comes to taking care of their own well-being. For pet parents, a little creativity can make it easy to deliver the same level of care for their beloved pets, even when the pace of life accelerates.

5 Ways Technology is Transforming Hearing Aids
Updated: October 08, 2019 - 3:07 am

(Family Features) Around 37.5 million adults in the United States report some trouble hearing, according to the National Institutes of Health (NIH). However, it is an undertreated condition with the NIH also estimating 28.8 million adults with mild to severe hearing loss could benefit from hearing aids. Thanks to ever-evolving technology, devices that improve hearing loss are more user-friendly than ever.

Monday 09/30/2019
Prepare Your Home For The Rough Weather Ahead
Posted: September 30, 2019

(NAPSI)—There have been more than 80 extreme weather events in the United States that caused at least $1 billion each in damage since 2011, according to data from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration National Centers for Environmental Information.

Prepare Your Home For The Rough Weather Ahead
Posted: September 30, 2019

(NAPSI)—There have been more than 80 extreme weather events in the United States that caused at least $1 billion each in damage since 2011, according to data from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration National Centers for Environmental Information.

Prepare Your Home For The Rough Weather Ahead
Posted: September 30, 2019

(NAPSI)—There have been more than 80 extreme weather events in the United States that caused at least $1 billion each in damage since 2011, according to data from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration National Centers for Environmental Information.

Friday 09/27/2019
Prepare Your Home For The Rough Weather Ahead
Updated: October 15, 2019 - 2:31 am

(NAPSI)—There have been more than 80 extreme weather events in the United States that caused at least $1 billion each in damage since 2011, according to data from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration National Centers for Environmental Information.

Prepare Your Home For The Rough Weather Ahead
Updated: October 15, 2019 - 2:31 am

(NAPSI)—There have been more than 80 extreme weather events in the United States that caused at least $1 billion each in damage since 2011, according to data from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration National Centers for Environmental Information.

Prepare Your Home For The Rough Weather Ahead
Updated: October 15, 2019 - 2:31 am

(NAPSI)—There have been more than 80 extreme weather events in the United States that caused at least $1 billion each in damage since 2011, according to data from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration National Centers for Environmental Information.

Prepare Your Home For The Rough Weather Ahead
Updated: October 15, 2019 - 2:31 am

(NAPSI)—There have been more than 80 extreme weather events in the United States that caused at least $1 billion each in damage since 2011, according to data from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration National Centers for Environmental Information.

Prepare Your Home For The Rough Weather Ahead
Updated: October 16, 2019 - 2:41 am

(NAPSI)—There have been more than 80 extreme weather events in the United States that caused at least $1 billion each in damage since 2011, according to data from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration National Centers for Environmental Information.

Prepare Your Home For The Rough Weather Ahead
Updated: October 16, 2019 - 2:41 am

(NAPSI)—There have been more than 80 extreme weather events in the United States that caused at least $1 billion each in damage since 2011, according to data from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration National Centers for Environmental Information.

Prepare Your Home For The Rough Weather Ahead
Updated: October 16, 2019 - 2:41 am

(NAPSI)—There have been more than 80 extreme weather events in the United States that caused at least $1 billion each in damage since 2011, according to data from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration National Centers for Environmental Information.

Thursday 09/26/2019
A Home Is Where the Hearth Is
Updated: October 16, 2019 - 2:41 am

(BPT) - What makes a house a home? Its fireplace. What makes that fireplace special? The design, beauty and comfort of the hearth.

Wednesday 09/25/2019
Make Your Child’s Vision Health a Priority this School Year
Updated: September 30, 2019 - 2:31 am

(Family Features) Children's vision is paramount to their performance in school and life.

4 Facts Parents Should Know About Antibiotic Resistance
Updated: September 30, 2019 - 2:31 am

(Family Features) When administered properly, antibiotics can provide essential, even lifesaving, relief to a sick child. However, antibiotics are not without risks.

5 Fall Tips for a Healthy Yard
Updated: September 30, 2019 - 2:31 am

(eLivingtoday.com) While many homeowners think lawns need less care during the fall months, it’s actually the perfect time to give your yard the extra boost in needs to make it through a dormant winter.

6 Keys to the Best Possible Stroke Recovery
Updated: September 30, 2019 - 2:31 am

(Family Features) Strokes change more than 795,000 lives in the United States each year.

How to Make the Most Out of Family Time
Updated: September 30, 2019 - 2:31 am

(Family Features) With a little imagination, you can dream up all kinds of creative, engaging and interactive activities the entire family can enjoy no matter the season.

Tuesday 09/24/2019
Five Ways To A Better Move
Updated: September 26, 2019 - 2:44 am

(NAPSI)—The next time you’re among the estimated 40 million Americans a year who move into a new home, these five tips can help relieve some of the stress:

Boost Your Home’s Curb Appeal
Updated: September 26, 2019 - 2:44 am

(NAPSI)—When was the last time you gave your home’s exterior some TLC? With fall on the way, now is a good time to get a jump start on these home projects!

Wednesday 09/18/2019
5 new ways to bring the beauty of nature into your home
Updated: October 16, 2019 - 2:41 am

(BPT) - (BPT) - There’s nothing like being outdoors. It soothes the soul, calms the spirit and delights the senses. Most of us can’t spend as much time as we’d like outside, but many clever methods can bring the serenity and beauty of nature into your home. Take a look at a few of the innovative ways that you can introduce nature’s beauty, from a lush garden to a forest of birch trees, into your interior spaces.

Transforming Your Under-Stair Space
Posted: September 18, 2019

(NewsUSA) - If you live in a multi-story house, chances are you've looked at the no-man's-land under a set of stairs and thought: That space could be made to look and function much better. The classic solution is to fill the unattractive void with a closet, which is a perfectly serviceable idea. But there are other, more imaginative possibilities - home office, mini-library, powder room, wet bar, dog kennel, to name a few - creative hardwood built-ins that can transform those formerly awkward architectural cul-de-sacs into a visually interesting, highly practical, value-adding features in your home.

Tips for a Vintage Kitchen Remodel
Updated: September 23, 2019 - 2:49 am

(Family Features) When you renovate an older home, the goal is not always to replace old with new. In fact, some renovations are all about preserving the past with a design that reflects and pays respect to the yesteryear features that make your home unique.

5 Common Questions for Memorializing a Loved One
Updated: September 23, 2019 - 2:49 am

(Family Features) One of the most difficult conversations in a person’s life typically takes place near the end of that life. Planning for a funeral can put an emotional strain on family members and friends, but some of the stress can be relieved when the most common questions have answers.