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Wednesday 10/11/2017
Top 7 design trends for your home this fall
Posted: October 11, 2017

(BPT) - Whether you’re planning a large home-renovation project or simply looking for inspiration as you dream up ideas for new rooms or entire houses, it always pays to check out the latest design trends. From modern and contemporary to rustic and traditional, there are products and design options to suit every style and budget. To help you get started, Floor & Decor, a leading specialty retailer in hard-surface flooring, offers a sneak peek at the latest design trends to look for, plus some tips and ideas for incorporating these styles into your home. Here are the top seven design trends for fall:

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Tuesday 09/19/2017
Is BPA a thing of Halloween nightmares?
Updated: September 28, 2017 - 1:33 am

(BPT) - Now that fall is underway and you’re already growing tired of all the pumpkin-flavored treats, Halloween must not be too far away. That means it’s time to head to the store to pick up the trendiest Halloween decor to guarantee a shocked response from trick-or-treaters. But before you do, have you considered what some of these products are made of? Chances are, some may be polycarbonate plastic made with a safe, common chemical known as BPA.

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Friday 09/15/2017
5 tips to create a seaside oasis in your bathroom
Posted: September 15, 2017

(BPT) - Use finishes as coastal statement pieces

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Wednesday 09/13/2017
Color as a catalyst for purchase decisions [Infographic]
Posted: September 13, 2017

(BPT) - Color plays a dominant role in many of the purchasing decisions we make. Because paint color is so important, PPG’s more than 20 global color experts forecast upcoming relevant colors so you can be sure the paint colors you choose for your home, car and electronics are on trend. Consider adding a touch of the PPG Paints 2018 Color of the Year, Black Flame, in your home on shutters, front doors, trim or an accent wall for a modern yet classic look. Dubbed the “new neutral,” Black Flame is a timeless, black hue that evokes the privacy and hope that many crave.

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Friday 09/01/2017
Six Ways to Bring Warmth into Your Home this Fall
Updated: September 02, 2017 - 10:26 am

(StatePoint) With the shorter days and cooler nights of fall can come the urge to hibernate. But first prepare yourself and your home for the season with these cozy and warm accents that will make time spent indoors cozier.

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Monday 08/14/2017
Shared housework may be the true language of love, survey says
Updated: August 22, 2017 - 1:33 am

(BPT) - The key to a better relationship may not be in long walks on the beach or romantic dinners, it may actually be in discovering how your partner values chores. According to recent studies, chores have a direct impact on relationships more than previously thought.

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Wednesday 08/09/2017
3 Mini-Makeover Ideas to Refresh a Room
Updated: August 10, 2017 - 1:34 am

(StatePoint) Looking to bring new energy to a space? Hoping to update that outdated décor? These easy tips can help you revitalize any space in your home with minimal time and effort -- utilizing color, accessories, accents and more.

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Wednesday 07/26/2017
Back-to-College: Design Tips for Small Living Spaces
Updated: July 27, 2017 - 1:34 am

(StatePoint) Moving on to college is an exhilarating first taste of true independence. It’s a time for self-directed growth, transformative lessons and the beginning of lifelong friendships. For many students, moving into a dorm or off-campus housing is the beginning of another quest: achieving a Pinterest-perfect setting in not-so-spacious quarters.

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Thursday 07/13/2017
Tips to Flip Furniture on a Back-to-College Budget
Updated: July 14, 2017 - 1:33 am

(StatePoint) College is an exciting time. Whether your child is starting as a freshman or returning for senior year, new friends, new roommates and new places to call “home” await.

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Wednesday 07/05/2017
Tips to Bring Your Home from Bland to Bold this Summer
Updated: July 06, 2017 - 1:34 am

(StatePoint) Feeling uninspired in your space? Bring the bright, cheerful feeling of summer into your home with these DIY décor tips that won’t break the bank.

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Tuesday 10/10/2017
What Others Are Doing, How You Can Help
Updated: October 11, 2017 - 1:33 am

(NAPSI)—The next time you open a food or beverage carton you could be opening the way to a better world, if you recycle it when the contents are gone. Recycled food and beverage cartons contain valuable material and can be turned into tissues, paper towels, stationery and even sustainable building materials.

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Thursday 10/05/2017
5 eco-friendly tips for cleaning your home
Updated: October 13, 2017 - 1:34 am

(BPT) - Log onto almost any news website and in just a few clicks you’ll probably come across some story about the environment. Whether it has to do with international agreements, alternative energy sources or fuel-efficient cars, the discussion around the environment is often abstract and far removed from our everyday lives.

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Tuesday 10/03/2017
PepsiCo Recycling Contest Fuels Sustainability on College Campuses
Updated: October 03, 2017 - 1:30 pm

(NewsUSA) - For the second year in a row, PepsiCo is going beyond store shelves to make a real difference on college and university campuses by giving students the chance to win up to $10,000 in funding to implement new sustainability initiatives or improve existing efforts in their communities.

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Tuesday 09/26/2017
Back To School Means Early-Morning-Wake-Up Call
Updated: September 26, 2017 - 1:30 pm

(NewsUSA) - It's that time of year again -- back to school.

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Sunday 09/24/2017
Steps to Save Energy in Your Home
Updated: September 25, 2017 - 1:32 am

(StatePoint) Reducing your energy use at home is a win-win for your wallet and the planet. Not only can it save you money on your bills now, but it could also improve your home’s resale value, if you know which steps to take.

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Friday 08/11/2017
Back-to-school shopping? Help I.D. stores that save air conditioning
Updated: August 12, 2017 - 1:33 am

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Thursday 07/13/2017
The Reality Of Recycled Paper
Updated: July 14, 2017 - 1:33 am

(NAPSI)—Some people believe that because paper is made from wood fiber, using paper must be bad for trees. However, research shows using wood-based products like office paper actually helps keep American forests healthy.

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Monday 07/10/2017
3 things to consider when choosing chocolate
Updated: July 18, 2017 - 1:34 am

(BPT) - Few things are better in life than unwrapping and biting into a piece of silky smooth chocolate. With so many options in the candy aisle, it’s important to know not only where your favorite treat originates, but how it impacts the environment and the farmers who grow cocoa.

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Thursday 06/22/2017
Pollinators: More Than Just Bees
Updated: June 23, 2017 - 1:33 am

(NAPSI)—Bees are synonymous with pollination—and for good reason. Their size, shape and physical characteristics—fuzzy bodies that so effectively collect and transport pollen—make them efficient foragers. Additionally, they are conditioned to collect ample pollen to take back to their brood, a behavior that has helped reinforce their reputation as "busy bees."

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Environmental Considerations Driving Major Evolution In Agriculture
Updated: June 23, 2017 - 1:33 am

(NAPSI)—Farmers have been called the original conservationists because they have a rich history of tending to the delicate balance between soil and water that sustains life for all. Their love of the land drives what may well be the next major evolution in agriculture.

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Thursday 10/12/2017
5 strategies to embrace a green lifestyle
Updated: October 18, 2017 - 1:33 am

(BPT) - Going green: It’s more than an idea — it’s a fundamental change you make to support the environment and reduce your carbon footprint. In making this change, you probably started with the small stuff. You turn the lights off when you’re not in the room, unplug devices that aren’t in use and adjust your thermostat regularly, but you can do so much more.

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Wednesday 10/11/2017
5 Tips for Deck Design
Updated: October 16, 2017 - 1:33 am

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Autumn Additions
Updated: October 16, 2017 - 1:33 am

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The Connection Between Joy and Travel
Updated: October 16, 2017 - 1:33 am

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Medicare Takes Aim at Medical Identity Theft
Updated: October 16, 2017 - 1:33 am

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A Guide to Outfit Your Home
Updated: October 16, 2017 - 1:33 am

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6 Tips to Prepare Your Lawn for Winter
Updated: October 16, 2017 - 1:33 am

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Home Upgrades that Make ‘Cents’
Updated: October 16, 2017 - 1:33 am

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Get Talking
Updated: October 17, 2017 - 1:33 am

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Tuesday 10/10/2017
A Crash Course in Cyber Security
Updated: October 12, 2017 - 1:33 am

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More Lawn & Garden
Thursday 09/07/2017
Home Cleaning Do's and Don’ts
Updated: September 08, 2017 - 1:57 am

(StatePoint) Now and then, every home gets to the point at which a quick tidy-up here and there just isn’t cutting it anymore. You take a look around, notice all of the surfaces that have gone untouched for far too long, then sigh as you pick a day dedicated to cleaning from top to bottom.

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Wednesday 08/09/2017
3 Beautiful Ways to Add Pops of Color to Your Kitchen
Updated: August 10, 2017 - 1:34 am

(StatePoint) If your kitchen is bland or boring, it’s time for an update. Consider those home projects that add pops of color and beauty, inspiring you to do your best culinary work.

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Wednesday 02/22/2017
Smart Kitchen Upgrade Ideas to Help You Save Time
Updated: February 23, 2017 - 1:34 am

(StatePoint) Most home cooks want the flexibility of preparing complicated meals with ease and convenience. However, even those with a deft culinary hand may be limited by their tools, space and appliances.

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Debunking Myths About Home Garbage Disposals
Updated: December 23, 2016 - 1:32 am

(StatePoint) Over half of all Americans have a garbage disposal. Unfortunately, many may not be properly maintained due to common misconceptions.

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Wednesday 11/16/2016
Making Fireplace Safety a Priority in Your Household
Updated: November 17, 2016 - 1:32 am

(StatePoint) Getting cozy this winter? You’ll definitely want to make use of your fireplace. But remember, you’ll need to take extra precautions to keep everybody and everything safe.

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Thursday 11/10/2016
Holiday Cooking and Gift Ideas for Foodies
Updated: January 04, 2017 - 1:31 am

(StatePoint) Whether one aspires to culinary greatness or prefers whipping up cozy family meals, all cooks appreciate quality kitchen equipment. Here are some ways you can beef up your kitchen in time to prepare large holiday feasts, and some ideas to help you shop for the chefs and foodies in your life.

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