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Thursday 06/20/2019
Tips for Tackling Storm-Related Roof Damage
Updated: June 24, 2019 - 2:55 am

(Family Features) Having your home severely damaged by a storm can turn your world upside down. The damage could simply be cosmetic, or so extensive as to render your home uninhabitable. In either case, you need to act fast, but smart, to ensure that your home will be properly repaired.

Bold and Blended
Posted: June 20, 2019

Upgrade your home without a full renovation

Memorable Family Moments
Updated: June 24, 2019 - 2:55 am

Educational activities ideal for making memories together

Invite the Outdoors In
Updated: June 24, 2019 - 2:55 am

(Family Features) Despite the comfort and convenience it affords, modern society is contributing to a vanishing relationship with the natural environment. However, there are plenty of ways to bring nature indoors to reap the benefits of an earthy connection inside your home.

Wednesday 06/19/2019
Upgrade Your Outdoor Living Space
Updated: June 24, 2019 - 2:55 am

(Family Features) Transforming your backyard into a true extension of your home’s living space is a relatively easy way to add usable square footage and increase enjoyment of your home. Making outdoor upgrades is also a scalable project, meaning you can do as little or as much as your budget allows and continue enhancing the space over time.

Explore Top Summer Travel Destinations
Updated: June 24, 2019 - 2:55 am

(Family Features) From a tropical retreat to exploring a new culture, summer is an ideal and popular time to travel. With a literal world of options, it can be tough to narrow down just where you want to visit, so get started with these popular destinations for a memorable getaway.

Workplace Tips and Strategies for New Parents
Updated: June 24, 2019 - 2:55 am

(Family Features) While having or adopting a child can be a rewarding and exciting time for new parents, many working moms and dads will tell you navigating the complex maze of employee benefits can be confusing. Between short-term disability insurance, Family Medical Leave, vacation, paid time off and state and municipal paid leave laws, the process can be anxiety-inducing.

Prep Your Home for Summer Gatherings
Updated: June 24, 2019 - 2:55 am

(Family Features) When temperatures rise, it’s time for sun dresses, cranking up the grill and entertaining. Spending time with your loved ones during the warm months can make for some of the best memories of the season, which is why it’s important to take simple steps to de-stress, declutter and refresh your home before your guests arrive.

4 Tips for Peak Pet Fitness
Updated: June 24, 2019 - 2:55 am

(Family Features) Sunny days, aromatic flowers and warm temperatures are a few of summer’s most adored qualities. Getting outside to enjoy the sunshine isn’t something only humans love – pets often do, too.

Your TV Stations May Change Frequencies
Updated: June 24, 2019 - 2:55 am

(Family Features) If you rely on an antenna for your TV viewing, changes may affect the reception of some of your local channels.

Mandy Moore’s Mindful Tips for a Well-Balanced, Lively Summer
Updated: June 24, 2019 - 2:55 am

(Family Features) With plans of trips and relaxation on the horizon, it can be easy to give your wellness routine a vacation, too. Before you jet set off on your next adventure, take a moment to be consciously aware of how your mind and body may react to an overly active and jam-packed summer schedule.

Friday 06/14/2019
Millennial Successfully Relocates And Buys Second Home at Age 25
Posted: June 14, 2019

(NewsUSA) - Amy bought her first house in Grand Rapids, Michigan at age 23. Fast forward two years and she has since sold that house and relocated to Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Two houses in two years at age 25: Here's one Millennial who isn't sacrificing homeownership for mobility. 

Wednesday 06/12/2019
5 things to consider when planning a summer remodel
Posted: June 12, 2019

(BPT) - When summer arrives, homeowners tend to start thinking about home improvements, both indoors and out. Before beginning any project, consider all your options — what really needs doing? What’s a fun “wish list” project that can add enjoyment to your home? What might increase the value of your house? And most importantly, how are you going to pay for it?

5 Tips to Get Organized
Updated: June 17, 2019 - 2:54 am

(Family Features) Getting organized and making the most of your home’s storage space can be a daunting task. To help keep clutter at bay and streamline organization throughout the house, consider these tips for revamping your closets and designated storage areas from the experts at ClosetMaid.

How to Combine Learning and Fun
Updated: June 17, 2019 - 2:54 am

5 tips to keep kids’ brains active and avoid the summer slide

Keep Clutter at Bay
Updated: June 17, 2019 - 2:54 am

(Family Features) You can get your home reorganized and looking great with just a little bit of TLC and some helpful storage solutions. From those stray groceries that haven’t found a home in the pantry to shampoo bottles that linger on the bathtub ledge, these options can help you get reorganized and maximize your storage space.

Make Sense of Your Travel Preferences
Updated: June 17, 2019 - 2:54 am

(Family Features) Seasoned travelers know that no two trips are exactly the same, even when revisiting the same location. The weather changes, your personal life and perspective evolve and any combination of factors makes each experience unique. However, if you’re like most travelers, your preferences guide your journeys no matter how far you venture from home.

Mouthwatering Ways to Create Italian Dishes
Updated: June 17, 2019 - 2:54 am

(Family Features) While activities and events seem to rule most people’s schedules, time spent sharing a home-cooked meal is an important way to keep up with loved ones.

To Dad, With Love
Updated: June 17, 2019 - 2:54 am

Gift ideas for a fantastic Father’s Day

Take Your Workout Outdoors for a Fresh Boost
Updated: June 17, 2019 - 2:54 am

(Family Features) As temperatures rise and the sun shines brighter, you might start taking your workouts outside more often. To ensure your body's comfort and safety, you may need to refresh your fitness regimen.

6 Ways to Help Your Dog Maintain Calm Behavior
Updated: June 17, 2019 - 2:54 am

(Family Features) Summer can be a stressful time of year for dogs who experience anxious behaviors, with triggers like fireworks, thunderstorms, summer travel and more taking a toll on pets. While you may not be able to prevent your pet’s anxious behaviors entirely, there are ways you can ease your dog’s apprehension and manage the behavior it can potentially cause.

Veteran Affairs
Updated: June 17, 2019 - 2:54 am

Service members make business ownership a post-military career

Monday 06/10/2019
Be The Coolest, Most Energy-Efficient Home On The Block This Summer
Updated: June 12, 2019 - 2:36 am

(NAPSI)—This summer, homeowners don’t have to choose between being cool and eco-conscious. Today’s innovations make it “no sweat” to enjoy both with smart home climate control technologies and advanced air-conditioning systems created to achieve maximum energy efficiency and comfort.

Wednesday 06/05/2019
Breathing Lessons For Your Home
Updated: June 07, 2019 - 2:39 am

(NAPSI)—Your heating, ventilation and air-conditioning (HVAC) system is the lungs of your home. Taking proper care of it can help everyone breathe easier.

7 Steps Toward Superior Sleep
Updated: June 10, 2019 - 2:31 am

(Family Features) While it’s fairly common knowledge that quality sleep is essential to overall wellness, there are several factors that can keep you from getting the rest you need. However, overcoming them is well within your control.

Identifying Your Kitchen Style
Updated: June 10, 2019 - 2:31 am

(Family Features) With so many different styles of kitchens and cabinets, sometimes it can be hard to decide on a favorite. While you may see kitchens in a variety of styles and find them all beautiful in their own way, finding inspirations for your dream kitchen often requires sorting through many different considerations.

5 Healthy Tips for Summertime
Updated: June 10, 2019 - 2:31 am

(Family Features) Healthy living doesn’t always require life-altering changes to your everyday schedule. Even with work obligations, family time or the unexpected twists and turns life can bring during the summer months, these five lifestyle tweaks to implement exercise, nutritious foods and refueling techniques can make a difference for long-term health benefits.

Add Personality to Your Leased Living Space
Updated: June 10, 2019 - 2:31 am

(Family Features) Even if you don’t own the house you lease, there’s no reason you can’t make it feel like home by taking a creative approach to designing and decorating your space.

Stay Safe on the Road this Summer
Updated: June 10, 2019 - 2:31 am

5 warm weather tire safety tips

Hot Ideas for Outdoor Living
Updated: June 10, 2019 - 2:31 am

Create the backyard retreat of your dreams

Back to the Nest
Updated: June 10, 2019 - 2:31 am

(Family Features) For the first time since 1880, more young people are living with their parents than any other living arrangement. A recent report from the Pew Research Center showed the number of 18- to 34-year-olds living at home is higher than the number of young adults who are married or cohabiting in their own home.

Friday 05/31/2019
Expert Tips for Lighting Your Home’s Outdoor Spaces
Posted: May 31, 2019

(StatePoint) Many homeowners spend time and money perfecting curb appeal, but forget to make it shine at night. Experts say a well-lit home exterior and surrounding landscape is both beautiful and functional.

Wednesday 05/29/2019
Less Fuel, More Power
Updated: June 03, 2019 - 3:39 am

3 lawn care technologies that provide strength, sustainability

4 Ways Kids can Benefit from Growing Up With Pets
Updated: June 03, 2019 - 3:39 am

(Family Features) Pets can make an impression on every member of the family, but the bond between a child and a pet can become a special one with lifelong effects. From increased physical activity to a positive impact on confidence and social skills, there are many ways younger family members can benefit from growing up alongside a furry friend.

Make Your House a Home
Updated: June 03, 2019 - 3:39 am

Tips for adding personality to your leased living space

Reduce Your Residential Risk
Updated: June 03, 2019 - 3:39 am

Advice to make your home storm-ready

5 Ways Pets can Improve Mental Health
Updated: June 03, 2019 - 3:39 am

(Family Features) Pet ownership can have a positive effect on people, including those who may be struggling with mental health. From minimizing loneliness and stress to aiding in social situations, pets can truly go above and beyond for their human companions.

Sudden Rapid Heartbeat
Updated: June 03, 2019 - 3:39 am

Revealing a lesser-known heart disorder and what to do about it

Tuesday 05/28/2019
The Smart Home and Our Connected Life
Posted: May 28, 2019

(NewsUSA) - Almost everything today is digitally connected …whether at home or on the go. Connected technology saves you time with everything from smart phones to smart homes!

Saturday 05/25/2019
Using Technology to Stay Cool in Summer
Posted: May 25, 2019

(StatePoint) Staying cool in summer is easier than ever thanks to technological innovations that are making homes smarter and their inhabitants more comfortable.

Thursday 05/23/2019
Go Green on Your Grass With Electric Lawn Mowers
Posted: May 23, 2019

(NewsUSA) - Spring is here and that means it's lawn cutting season. In the interest of curbing your carbon footprint and "going green," you may want to consider an eco-friendly alternative to a healthy, beautiful lawn - an electric lawn mower. Options for self-propelled, high-powered electric lawn mowers abound, and there's a mower to fit every lawn and budget.

Wednesday 05/22/2019
5 Springtime Adventure Ideas for You and Your Pet
Updated: May 27, 2019 - 2:31 am

(Family Features) As temperatures rise and days get longer, pets, just like humans, get excited about spring. It’s time to get into new routines, and warmer weather provides the perfect opportunity to spend more time with your pet, creating memories both indoors and out.

Take a Holistic Approach to Self-Care
Updated: May 27, 2019 - 2:31 am

(Family Features) While you aim to live a full, happy life, achieving it starts with protecting your most valuable asset: your health. Though the pace of life and other external variables can hinder you from putting your health first, self-care should not be ignored. Proactively taking care of your physical and mental health is one of the best ways to ensure a longer, healthier life.

9 Troublesome Weed Zones to Tackle
Updated: May 27, 2019 - 2:31 am

(Family Features) Weeds are opportunists that take advantage of bleak growing conditions to set root. If you've ever seen a weed growing out of a crack in your driveway or other paving, you know that weeds, by nature, can adapt to almost any spot.

Stream Your Favorite Seasons of a Historic Show
Updated: May 27, 2019 - 2:31 am

(Family Features) Entertainment seekers hooked on stories of love and romance can indulge in finding some of the early episodes of one of the most popular reality dating shows of all-time for free.

How Children Can Receive Free or Low-Cost Preventive Care
Updated: May 27, 2019 - 2:31 am

Medicaid and CHIP benefits include vaccines, regular checkups, dental visits

Take Music and Podcasts Everywhere You Go
Updated: May 27, 2019 - 2:31 am

(Family Features) Music is everywhere, and today’s tech-enabled world makes it easy to enjoy the sounds of your favorite artists and storytellers no matter where you go.

Small-Scale Home Upgrades with a Big Impact
Updated: May 27, 2019 - 2:31 am

(Family Features) When it comes to remodeling, there are dozens of ways to improve your home’s overall value and appeal without breaking the bank. Opt for projects that are manageable in scale, affordable and deliver benefits in multiple ways, such as aesthetics and energy efficiency.

Spruce Up for Summer
Updated: May 27, 2019 - 2:31 am

Make your backyard the perfect outdoor space