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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 Hoping to update that outdated décor?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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Sunday 06/11/2017
5 Ways to Give a Room a Makeover
Updated: June 12, 2017 - 1:33 am

(StatePoint) Does a room in your home need an update? There are a range of projects from large to small that can help you transform any space for maximum utility and better design. Here are five great ideas.

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Wednesday 06/07/2017
5 tips to help a new space feel like home
Posted: June 07, 2017

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Wednesday 05/03/2017
5 bold trends to try this spring
Posted: May 03, 2017

(BPT) - Spring is in full swing. If you’ve been waiting to make updates to your home, this is the perfect time for a refresh. Whether you’re looking to completely renovate a room or make small décor changes, Linda Crisolo, design expert and merchandising director at Art.com, helps navigate the boldest trends of the season.

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Friday 03/31/2017
Bring design to your home this spring with trending DIY projects
Posted: March 31, 2017

(BPT) - Whether you’re trying your first DIY project or you’re a veteran DIYer, you might be browsing through Pinterest for ideas to help give your home a trendier look. PPG, maker of paint brands like Olympic, Glidden and PPG Paints, is here to help you tackle three of the latest trending projects in DIY. This spring, try one of these hot home projects paired with trending paint colors.

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Tuesday 02/28/2017
Top 6 design trends for 2017
Posted: February 28, 2017

(BPT) - Now that 2017 is here, that means a whole new year lies ahead, with fresh ideas to come! What is going on in the design world this year? What’s hot? What’s trending in 2017?

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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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Wednesday 06/14/2017
Forget Politics! Together We Can Save Our Climate!
Updated: June 14, 2017 - 1:58 pm

(NewsUSA) - One day before President Donald Trump announced his decision to pull the USA out of the Paris Agreement, Climeworks, an innovative Swiss startup, launched the world's first commercial carbon capture plant in Hinwil, Switzerland.

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Wednesday 05/31/2017
4 tips for a happy, energy-efficient home
Updated: June 01, 2017 - 1:32 am

(BPT) - Managing the household budget can be difficult. There are bills to pay, obligations to meet and if you’re fortunate enough to have all of your needs covered, you probably have a few wants you’d like to satisfy as well. All of this to say your money is a precious commodity and spending it on the things you love and the things that will make a difference in your life, and the world, is much more satisfying.

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Monday 05/01/2017
Electric Shock Drowning -- The Hidden Danger to Swimmers And Boaters
Updated: May 01, 2017 - 1:36 pm

(NewsUSA) - Before you spend your day at the lake or beach, know that the water may have hidden dangers. Faulty wiring or damaged electrical cords used in docks and boats can cause nearby water to become energized. When a swimmer comes in contact with electrical current, it can cause a loss of muscle control, rapid or irregular heartbeat or even electric shock drowning (ESD).

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Monday 04/24/2017
Roots run deep for American growers
Updated: May 02, 2017 - 1:32 am

(BPT) - The trend of home and community gardens is on the rise in the U.S. A 2014 study by the National Gardening Association found 1 in 3 households now grow their own food to help put breakfast, lunch and dinner on kitchen tables. While more and more people are helping to provide for themselves, purchasing food is the third-highest expenditure in typical American households, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture. This means that while many people maintain fruitful gardens, farming is still a major industry in the U.S.

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Monday 04/17/2017
What to Know about Your Tuna Sandwich
Updated: April 18, 2017 - 1:33 am

(StatePoint) Americans love their tuna. Indeed, the U.S. is the largest market for canned tuna in the world. But according to experts, much of the nation’s canned tuna is not produced sustainably or ethically.

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Monday 08/21/2017
3 things you'll need to throw the ultimate tailgating party
Updated: August 22, 2017 - 1:33 am

(BPT) - Football season is finally upon us and fans everywhere are getting revved up to cheer on their favorite team. Whether you watch the big game from the comfort of your home or head down to the stadium, it’s the perfect time to throw the mother of all football celebrations — a really big tailgating party.

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Wednesday 08/16/2017
Save Money Through Energy Efficiency
Updated: August 21, 2017 - 1:33 am

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Tips for Tackling a DIY Deck Project
Updated: August 21, 2017 - 1:33 am

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Best Bets for Back to School
Updated: August 21, 2017 - 1:33 am

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Improvements for Independence
Updated: August 21, 2017 - 1:33 am

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Make Your Pet’s Mealtime More Enjoyable
Updated: August 21, 2017 - 1:33 am

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Focus on Nutrition: 5 ways to add more nutrients to your lifestyle
Updated: August 21, 2017 - 1:33 am

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Operation Organization
Updated: August 21, 2017 - 1:33 am

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Writing a Winning College Essay
Updated: August 21, 2017 - 1:33 am

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Practical meets pretty: Fresh herbs at your fingertips, even in autumn
Updated: August 22, 2017 - 1:33 am

(BPT) - The end of summer doesn’t have to mean the end of your gardening enjoyment, even if you don’t have the time or climate for a full plot of food plants. Herbs are perfect fall crops; they are prolific growers, can satisfy your desire for fresh, garden-grown greens and are one of the easiest ways to elevate your recipes from so-so to so good! Plus, they’re ready to harvest and growing your own will make a dent in your grocery bill.

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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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