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    New homebuyers checklist to ID costly repairs

    (BPT) - When you’re about to buy a house, it’s easy to get excited about its great location, spacious floor plan or beautifully decorated interior. Yet the old saying, “beauty’s only skin deep” can apply to any home, especially if you’re considering an older, previously owned property. Before signing on the dotted line, use this checklist to help avoid some potentially costly surprises and anticipate repairs or upgrades that may be needed.      

  • Kitchen Bed Bath

    Hot master bath trends for 2015 and beyond

    (BPT) - When it comes to renovating spaces in your home, the master bath should be top of mind. Leading master bath trends for 2015 go beyond functionality to incorporate features that complement the design aesthetic and provide a touch of luxury for lasting results.

  • Turn your fantasy fairytale wedding into reality

    (BPT) - Every girl dreams of her fantasy wedding. It usually includes a Prince Charming standing next to her at the altar, saying “I do,” while surrounding by friends and family in a fairytale atmosphere.

Top Story

Año Nuevo, cocina nueva: 5 mejoras sencillas para transformarla

(BPT) - A pesar del confort y la alegría que trae consigo, la temporada festiva puede ser abrumadora en su cocina. La elaboración de alimentos y limpieza adicional pueden provocar que una cocina con algunos años encima luzca más desgastada e ineficiente a la llegada del Año Nuevo. Sin embargo, un año nuevo brinda la oportunidad de un comienzo desde cero: una cocina que represente su visión y las necesidades de su familia. Con algunas mejoras sencillas usted podrá comenzar el Año Nuevo con una cocina nueva.

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 >>




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Thursday 11/27/2014
6 timely tips to keep kids safe this holiday season
Updated: November 28, 2014 - 1:31 am

(BPT) - The holiday season is upon us, and as you prepare to enjoy all the wonderful things associated with this time of year, don’t forget to keep child safety top of mind so the entire family has a jolly holiday.

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Tuesday 11/25/2014
Give Artfully this Holiday Season
Updated: November 26, 2014 - 1:31 am

(StatePoint) When it comes to creative gift-giving, you may feel you’ve exhausted your options, especially for those who seem to have everything. But there’s no need to make a holiday tradition out of giving the same old gifts year-in and year-out.

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Jingle bling: Give the look of diamonds for less than $100 this holiday season
Updated: November 27, 2014 - 1:31 am

(BPT) - Every year, some items make the list of “hot” holiday gifts, only to turn tepid next year when something trendier comes along (think banana hair clips and leg warmers). Yet one gift category has proven its enduring appeal for thousands of years. Diamond jewelry remains one of the most welcome and meaningful holiday gifts. However, diamond jewelry can get expensive quickly.

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The key to a great hostess gift: personalize!
Posted: November 25, 2014

(BPT) - It’s going to be the party of the season. You know what to wear, but you haven’t a clue what to give as a hostess gift. As your calendar fills with holiday parties, finding the perfect gift for hosts and hostesses can be a challenge. Fortunately, it’s easy and affordable to personalize a gift basket or other holiday treat – just look to the bakery department in your local grocery store. From bagels and muffins paired with orange juice, to an assortment of cookies accompanied by hot cocoa, personalized creations are a welcome alternative to traditional gifts – ensuring the hostess has a gift worth waking up to!

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Most popular holiday spending trends revealed [Infographic]
Posted: November 25, 2014

(BPT) - American adults plan to spend more money during December sales than on Black Friday Deals or shopping on Cyber Monday and Free Shipping Day, a new national Holiday Spending survey from FatWallet.com found. The infographic below reveals how consumers are planning to spend money this holiday season, what they are most likely to purchase and whether they will spend more, the same or less on items they need for holiday activities. Visit FatWallet.com to compare and shop for all the top holiday deals, find coupons and get cash back from more than 1,700 retailers.

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Learn why workplace benefits help provide financial security
Updated: November 28, 2014 - 1:31 am

(BPT) - Every year, employees with company-sponsored health plans are asked by their employers to select benefits for the following year. This process is called “open enrollment,” and it is an important event that is happening across the nation. While many view this as a chance to merely review and update health care coverage, such as medical, dental and vision, it is actually about much more than that.

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10 reasons you should add life insurance to your Christmas list
Updated: November 28, 2014 - 1:31 am

(BPT) - You can't drive it around the block. You can't wear it for an evening out. You can't watch anything on it. And chances are it won’t elicit squeals of delight when opened. But of the many gifts you can give, life insurance might make the biggest difference to those you love.

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Create a happy homemade holiday
Updated: November 28, 2014 - 1:31 am

(BPT) - One of the best ways to kick off the holiday season is to decorate. And while it’s easy to load your cart with beautiful decor from your favorite store, Christmas is more personal when decorations are homemade.

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