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Easy Ways to Make Your Media Space More Enjoyable

(NewsUSA) - The holiday season is right around the corner, which makes this the perfect time to spruce up your home before entertaining friends and family. Whether your guests are coming just to watch the big game or to stay for an extended period of time, your media space will no doubt be a popular gathering spot. The American Lighting Association (ALA) suggests a few ways to enhance everyone's viewing experience.

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Wednesday 10/26/2016
Home improvement: What's old is new again
Updated: October 27, 2016 - 1:33 am

(BPT) - Fall is a popular time for home improvement as people think about impressing their guests during the holidays. It is also a time for change, which makes the current trends in home décor so unique.

Refresh your home with 6 easy DIY paint projects
Updated: October 27, 2016 - 1:33 am

(BPT) - Few things are as satisfying as pulling off a DIY project, especially when the results are successful. Whether you’re looking to refresh something old or create something new, there’s no need to hire a professional. Updating your home both indoors and out can be effortless. All you need is a fresh coat of paint.

Making memories: Tips for preserving and creating meaningful wooden pieces
Updated: October 27, 2016 - 1:33 am

(BPT) - From your first meal as a married couple at your oak dining table, to enjoying a glass of lemonade with your grandchildren on your pine kitchen stools — your most cherished memories are made at home.

Monday 10/24/2016
From stains to storage: Easy home cleaning solutions that open up time for fun
Updated: October 28, 2016 - 1:31 am

(BPT) - Juggling parenting duties and work obligations, not to mention household chores, is a lot for one person to take on and yet, moms like you do this every single day. So often you get caught up in all the busyness, you forget to set aside time to relax or just have some fun. Fortunately, there are ways to streamline cleaning duties, so you don't have to spend every spare moment scrubbing the floor and tackling clutter. Follow these five easy cleaning solutions to efficiently maintain your beautiful home and open up more time to do the things you love.

Genuine Facts About Artificial Christmas Trees
Updated: October 25, 2016 - 1:33 am

(NAPSI)—For hundreds of years, the Christmas tree has been a popular symbol of the holidays. Most people celebrated with a real tree until the early 2000s, when artificial trees began to gain in popularity for their practicality. Advances in technology let designers make artificial trees that are both incredibly realistic and durable.

Sunday 10/23/2016
Get Prepped for Winter
Updated: October 24, 2016 - 1:32 am

(Family Features) The onset and arrival of colder temperatures means that it’s time once again to brace yourself – and your home – for everything that winter weather threatens to throw at you. From cool, drafty air wafting into your house to friends and family bringing snow and sand inside with them, it’s important to remember the preparation to go through before winter strikes.

Be Scary but Safe this Halloween
Updated: October 24, 2016 - 1:32 am

(Family Features) Halloween is all about trick-or-treating for the kids and finding a creative costume that wows for festive partygoers. With nearly 41 million adults in the U.S. wearing contact lenses, they are a safe and popular form of vision correction, and some may elect to wear decorative contact lenses as part of their costume. However, if these lenses are bought illegally and without a prescription from your eye doctor, they could lead to serious health issues and potentially damage your eyesight permanently.

Bring TV Time to Life
Updated: October 24, 2016 - 1:32 am

(Family Features) Although some parents choose to limit the amount of time their young children spend watching television, a few standout shows have earned praise for promoting creative problem-solving and social skills – transforming a moderate amount of screen time into an opportunity for learning.



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