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Your how-to guide for an amazing deck makeover
This is perfect deck season but before you mix that pitcher of lemonade or fire up the grill, you may want to give your deck a much-needed makeover.
 
The great debate: Stacking TVs and fireplaces
A great debate is happening on if a TV and fireplace can be stacked, creating one focal point in a room.
 
Getting hitched at home? Things you should think about first
Hosting your wedding in your own backyard can cut costs and give you more flexibility, but you must address some critical details before you walk down the aisle.
 
What employers want: the 3 'Cs'
Whether you are an employer looking to hire someone or the person looking to get hired, it's all about competency.
 
5 summer paint projects to create a splash
Looking for a project that will create a new look this year? Here are five ideas to get you started.
 
Help kids get organized and inspired
With the right tools, creating good organization habits in the spaces kids use the most, is easy and can help prepare them to be more independent later in life.
 
How to help veterans who've returned home from service
Purple Heart medal recipients can join the Military Order of the Purple Heart, an organization that supports veterans and their families. Volunteer and financial assistance is needed year-round to continue these services.
 
Outdoor living made easy with home improvements that boost comfort and value
A few home improvements can ensure seasons full of outdoor comfort on your deck or patio, all while enhancing your house's value and exterior aesthetic.
 
Summer projects to make your home sensational
Take your seasonal project to the next level with these fun ideas.
 
Employee engagement is the secret for small businesses to stay productive and make money
Having engaged employees in your business can lead to better employee performance and higher profits for the company.
 
How to find $500 in energy savings in 5 rooms
With the demand for electricity and natural gas rising, right along with energy costs, American homeowners can easily spend hundreds of dollars a month on utility bills. Read more on how you can save $500.
 
Safety essentials so you can enjoy the great outdoors
Learn what you need to pack to turn your outdoor adventure into an amazing summer vacation.
 
Bring variety to foods served at your picnics and cookouts
Use these fun tips to inject some new life into the traditional foods your family always requests at picnics.
 
From battlefield to boardroom ... jobs report suggests more positive employment environment for military veterans
Employment opportunities seem to be on the upswing for military veterans, which is encouraging for the hundreds of thousands of service members returning from duty who are looking for new civilian career opportunities.
 
This Independence Day, help start a national conversation about an often-neglected issue in women's health: sex after menopause
Some women say sex after menopause is fabulous. For millions of others, it's something to avoid. Yet many suffer in silence finding it too awkward and uncomfortable to bring up.
 
Decoding pet food claims to find the ideal nutrition for your furry family member
With so many pet foods available, labels and claims can quickly get confusing. Here's what you need to know to ensure your pet is getting the best nutrition possible.
 
Deck dreaming: 5 easy steps to plan the perfect deck
Breathing new life into an old deck is easy with a few simple projects.
 
Ways to celebrate National Curb Appeal Month with projects you can do on your home
Can the look and condition of your roof affect the resale value and curb appeal of your home? What about your window frames, entry door or shutters? The answer is absolutely.
 
Keep your car cool on the road this summer
Summer temperatures can be notoriously hard on your car. Take preventive measures to protect your car from unfortunate and inconvenient break downs.
 
Three success tips for converting an attic into living space
Converting an attic into living space is a great way to gain room without moving up. Here's what you need to know about attic conversions.
 
5 simple projects to revive outdoor spaces in one weekend or less
You can get your deck party-ready this summer with a weekend's worth of simple projects.
 
Easy DIY projects that boost curb appeal for less than $100
Curb appeal doesn't have to be costly. Here are projects that can enhance your home for less than $100.
 
Important guidelines for landing that perfect job
If you're a recent college graduate, landing the perfect job takes planning and finesse. Here are some tips that can help.
 
Celebrate patio season with elegant and affordable outdoor updates
Patio season is here, which means hosting family and friends for warm-weather gatherings and barbecues. With just a bit of creative vision, you'll have an al fresco affair to remember in no time at all.
 
Teaching kids to give back
Find out how you can encourage your kids to volunteer and give back to your community.
 
Packing for your summer trip: wardrobe essentials
Make packing for summer travel simple with these wardrobe essentials.
 
Simple, smart ways to spend less time on chores, more on fun this summer
Summer is short. Spend more time enjoying it and less on chores with these time-saving tips.
 
Dorm rooms that rock: Simple tips for style and organization
Simple ways to keep small spaces organized and stylish.
 
Overcome common gardening challenges with raised beds and planters
Small spaces and poor soil quality are no obstacle to gardening when you choose to plant in raised beds and planter boxes. Here's what you need to know.
 
Simple updates make homes environmentally friendly
A few easy updates can make your home more beautiful, environmentally friendly and energy efficient.
 
Grilling enhances the flavors of summer
Grilling makes the most of summer flavors. Here's how to maximize your grilling enjoyment.
 
The tween years: How to survive as a parent
The tween years are tough for everyone. Some expert advice can help parents cope with the trials of tweenhood.
 
How one woman's cancer journey was transformed into art
A cancer diagnosis can be one of the scariest moments in a person's life, but now, more than ever, that diagnosis doesn't have to be a death sentence.
 
Tips to make outdoor play a priority this summer
Keeping your kids active and playing during the summer months is important. Here are a few creative ways to inspire families to put down the devices and get outdoors this summer.
 
Summer's hottest 'deck-cessories'
See what's trending now when it comes to making outdoor spaces as stylish and functional as they can be.
 
Escape a cooking rut with bold flavors the whole family will enjoy
Break out of the cooking rut cycle with a few easy tips that will have you exploring new flavors in no time.
 
Tips to find great gifts for kids that will keep them engaged for hours
Finding toys and games that will capture and hold a child's interest takes a little bit of talent, some luck and knowledge of what's happening in the industry. Here are some tips.
 
Make a grand entrance: simple ideas to refresh your entryway
Your front door and entrance is often the first thing others notice about your home. Make a positive first impression with these ideas.
 
Design inspiration at your fingertips: Homeowners go digital to jumpstart home improvement projects
If you're planning a remodel, online resources can help you bring your vision to life, and create a detailed design plan before you begin the project.
 
Smart, stylish solutions keep your entire home cool - without disrupting home decor
You don't have to pay for central A/C or compromise your decor to keep your home cool this summer.
 
Easy methods to give your home a summer spruce up
Summer provides a great opportunity to go deep and tackle the DIY-oriented tasks around the home. Check out these tips to give your home a summer spruce-up, without breaking the bank.
 
Mint lightens and brightens summer dishes
This year, mint is making its mark in the culinary scene in some new and unexpected ways.
 
Home organization starts with the right tools: How to get everyone on the same page
No home is truly in order if the people who live in it are disorganized. Tips, tools and tricks to get your family organized.
 
Make it easy: Tips for staying productive this summer
The following tips can help you ensure that the technology you have makes it easy to make more happen in less time so you can enjoy summer.
 
Lawn mower accessories help get landscaping jobs done efficiently and professionally
At home, efficiency means being able to get the household and landscaping chores done so you can spend time with the family. Here's how.
 
Fight childhood hunger to keep kids healthy this summer
Many children who rely on free or reduced cost meals during the school year are at risk of going hungry during the summer months.
 
DIY projects to turn your backyard into a summer oasis
Are you looking for easy do-it-yourself projects to spruce up your backyard? Here are a few projects to help turn your backyard into a space you'll look forward to showing off all summer long.
 
Get decked out: prep your outdoor living space for a party
Planning some outdoor entertaining? Try these tips for making your patio, porch or deck party-perfect.
 
Seeing the USA? Summer travel that includes unique hardwood hotspots
Finalizing your summer travel plans? Thinking outside the box to find destinations that combine history, architecture and nature can make travel that much more memorable.
 
How to trick the eyes with the magic of home improvement
Perform some magic of your own using simple home improvement tips to fool the eyes and transform small, drab spaces into ones that will surely astound and amaze.
 
Smart ideas to get your car running, and looking, its best before your next road trip
Top tips for getting your wheels road-trip ready this summer.
 
Do's and don'ts: the art of tackling your tile project
When you add a tile to a room, it transforms each space with a fresh, clean and customized look. Here are some simple tips to plan the look and feel of a room using tile.
 
Top time-saving kitchen appliances to help unleash your inner chef
Whether you are a self-proclaimed expert or new to the kitchen, the following four ideas will be sure to help unleash your inner chef, while saving time preparing your favorite meals.
 
Putting herself first: Easy tips to help women to focus on their own health
This is the perfect time of year for women to focus on their own health, especially as schedules slow down for the summer months.
 
Update your workout gear to whip your fitness routine into shape
To maximize the effectiveness of your fitness routine, you'll need some summer fitness gear to kick off your workout and keep going strong.
 
Laboring under misconceptions: Epidural myths may keep women from reliable pain management
It's one of the most effective, safest and widely used forms of pain management for women in labor, yet there are misconceptions about epidurals.
 
Be your own health advocate to live well and save money with Medicare
Being an advocate for your health can help keep you well, and could save you money on your Medicare coverage, too.
 
All aboard: Family friendly tips to make your cleaning projects a snap
So you can get those summertime deep cleaning projects out of the way and get outside to enjoy the warmer weather, here are some quick tips to help make your home sparkle.
 
Simple twists to make summer cooking even more sensational
This season why not enhance traditional foods with a few unique twists? These simple updates to classic summer dishes will have everyone raving.
 
Wedding smarts: Before the 'I do's' remember these important insurance to do's
Planning a wedding is hectic, but there are also some vital details pertaining to insurance that many prospective newlyweds overlook.
 
Keep cool this summer while saving money
Hotter weather can translate into higher costs if your home isn't operating efficiently. There are simple things you can do throughout your home to keep cool while saving money.
 
Take the hassle out of moving your boxes to a new home
Moving is exciting and worrisome at the same time. Some planning and organizing can help take the stress out of moving day.
 
Critical program helps veterans find health care and other benefits
Sometimes challenges after military service is complete are just as difficult as those on the battlefield. Honor veterans by supporting services that address health concerns in the areas of suicide prevention, PTS, traumatic brain injury and women's health concerns.
 
How to change careers in 5 simple steps
If you're contemplating a career change, there are some important things to consider. These five tips will help you gain confidence in your decision to transform your work.
 
Spend smart and score brilliantly: Improve your credit score with these credit card best practices
Learn how smart credit card practices can improve your credit score.
 
5 home improvements that boost safety, comfort and the value of your home
Some of the most valuable home improvements aren't visual. Here are five behind-the-scenes upgrades to improve a home's safety, comfort and value.
 
Essential swim safety tips
Summer is a time to be spent in the pool, however, that pool time can be dangerous for infants and young kids. Keep youngsters safer in the water with these tips.
 
Spray paint tips to flawlessly update your home's furniture
Whether your outdoor items are looking worn and weathered - or your indoor spaces need a pop of color - spray paint is the perfect solution.
 
Simple design tips for bringing outdoor freshness into indoor spaces
Although it's not always possible to increase the amount of time spent outside, it is possible to transform your interior environments allowing you to experience outdoor freshness even if you're inside.
 
Well-heeled: Tips for picking high heels that are better for your feet
Love how your high heels make your legs look but hate how they make your feet feel? Try these expert tips for choosing heels that are better for your feet.
 
Most often-overlooked truth of curb appeal: Little things mean a lot
Attention to trim can go a long way toward boosting your home's curb appeal.
 
Eliminate home-maintenance headaches caused by the harsh weather
The polar vortex of 2014 may seem like a distant memory, but the effects may leave long-lasting damage to your home. To make sure your home is in tip-top shape, consider these key maintenance projects.
 
How to choose a patio door to transform your home's view
Replacing your patio door is a great way to update your home and transform your view of your own backyard. Here's what you should know about picking one.
 
5 tips for a better lawn
Whether you're an expert or just a beginner, it's important to know how to properly care for and maintain your lawn - especially before the summer season begins.
 
Secrets to the perfect backyard grilled menu
If you want to increase your expertise in perfecting flaky-tender fish or mouth-watering steaks, here are some industry secrets that will have your family asking for your special dish every night of the week.
 
Stylize your space with simple, smart buys and updates
Learn these easy ways to improve your home's curb appeal.
 
Brown bagging potentially leads to $1 million retirement nest egg
Brown bag your lunch every day, sink the savings into your retirement account and you could easily build a nest egg of $1 million. Small changes in spending could add up to a more comfortable retirement.
 
Home design: the value of the ideal exterior color
Learn how to make your home the envy of the neighborhood.
 
Bird feeding faux pas? 5 easy, no-fret fixes
Are you guilty of bird feeding faux pas? Here are fast, easy fixes for five common feeding errors.
 
3 expert tips for starting a successful vegetable garden
These three important tips can help ensure you have a successful home garden, no matter where you live.
 
Selling this summer? 6 upgrades to secure a speedy sale
Upgrades can sell a home faster. Fortunately, some of the most effective improvements are also the most affordable.
 
Eyes get sunburned too: Doctor tips for being sun-wise with your eyes
There's a sun-sensitive organ that too often gets ignored: the eyes. Protect your peepers with these expert tips for spring and summer.
 
Dare to dream: Feed your imagination to add flavor to life
Looking to create some new life-lasting memories, learn new ways to feed your imagination for the trip of your dreams.
 
In the market for a mower? The A to Z of zero-turn mowers
Homeowners choose zero-turn lawn mowers for many reasons, including the ability to greatly reduce the amount of time they spend cutting their grass.
 
The best budget-friendly baby gear buys
Find the perfect things for your baby without sacrificing your budget at the same time.
 
Driveways to mailboxes: Oft-overlooked items that drive curb appeal
Cracked driveways to shabby mailboxes, these often-overlooked elements can detract from your home's curb appeal.
 
When disaster strikes, will your pets be safe? Preparedness tips for pet parents
Provisions to take care of pets should be part of every family's disaster preparedness plans. Take these steps to ensure your pets are cared for in the event of an emergency.
 
Entertaining at home? These easy tips will ensure your place is guest-ready in no time
Looking to throw the perfect house party? Follow these tips to make sure your event is a success.
 
Glamping - in the backyard
Interested in enjoying a great glamping experience at home? Give these options a try.
 
Outdoor kitchens: Tools and tips to do it yourself
With the right tools and some know-how, it's possible to build your own outdoor kitchen this summer.
 
Four real estate tips to help buyers and sellers both win this summer
Everyone wants to win in the real estate market, but not all do. Some simple steps can help buyers and sellers both be happy with their outcomes.
 
Create a safer environment for summer swimming fun
Drowning accidents tend to happen very, very quickly. The CDC reports that in most cases, the children involved were out of their parents' sight for less than five minutes. The good news: drowning can be prevented.
 
Lighten up summer with delicious salads and fun activities
It's easy to get outside for activities the entire family will enjoy and to revamp your eating routine to help the family shape up for the summer.
 
With drought across the country, you can do your part to conserve water
Having good water sense in and around your home can help you reduce your water bill and improve your environmental footprint.
 
'Tune-In' to Glioblastoma during Brain Cancer Awareness Month
In recognition of Brain Cancer Awareness Month this May, Twitter users everywhere can support glioblastoma (GBM) patients.
 
Home improvements that make your home more valuable
If you're looking to make some home improvements without breaking the bank, spend smartly and invest time and money now into the projects that will pay back later.
 
Backyard projects to turn the area into a treasured sanctuary
If you're planning to update your backyard this summer, be sure to use quality and natural products in building your projects.
 
10 gifts for all kinds of moms on Mother's Day
 
Diaper disasters to ketchup squirts: How to laugh through life's messiest moments
Mess and ick are an inevitable part of everyday life, especially if you are a parent, but they are also part of what makes life interesting and humorous.
 
Find out the tricks to make your next BBQ amazing
With the temperatures inching up, BBQ enthusiasts are looking to turn up the heat. You can jumpstart the BBQ season by perfecting your skills and experimenting on the grill.
 
Save money, time and energy when you tackle these home improvements in tandem
In order to make the most of your home improvement resources, it makes sense to undertake certain projects in tandem.
 
5 college entrance exam tips to achieve success
To get into the college of your choice means a whirlwind of applications, university visits, admission interviews and exams. However, there are steps that students can take to have the best chance at success.
 
5 essential tips to turn your new house into a home
The act of moving can create unnecessary stress and tension, making the process less than desirable. Here are five tips to simplify the process.
 
Colorful and creative outdoor activities for summer fun with kids
Take craft time outdoors! Instead of sitting inside at the kitchen table with paper, crayons, glue bottles or water color paints, bring the color and creativity outside for some DIY fun.
 
Giving from the heart: Create meaningful, personalized gifts that are quick and easy to make
Don't fall into the trap of giving generic cards and gifts that are often discarded. It's easier than ever to create a special present that comes from the heart, for any occasion, with a few tips.
 
Cellphones, batteries, computers: Simple ways to recycle electronics and reduce e-waste
While Americans understand the benefits of recycling bottles, cans and paper, they aren't as savvy when it comes to recycling electronics. Here's how you can recycle popular consumer electronic devices.
 
Barbecue season gets underway with National Barbecue Month
As you begin planning your summer casual afternoon barbecue or a more elaborate evening feast, here are some fun and easy ways to enjoy your time together without a lot of stress - or mess.
 
Digital mirrors, no lines, instant ordering: New retail technologies will change the way you shop
From digital mirrors that allow you to virtually try on outfits to technology that lets you hand-gesture through a virtual brochure, new retail technologies are about to change the way you shop forever.
 
Put the 'pro' in home improvement with the right painting tools
Many DIYers don't consider that choosing the right applicators is just as important as selecting the right paint color. Here are a few tips to help you identify the right tools for the job and make your next painting project your best yet.
 
Own your outdoors: Best practices for spring lawn maintenance
Being proactive and preparing in the spring for the long growing season ahead will help ensure your lawn gets the best care possible and that you won't work harder than necessary.
 
Color your world: Quick, easy ways to brighten decor and wardrobe
Draw inspiration from Mother Nature and use color to brighten your spring and summer styles.
 
Secrets for selecting hard-working spring beauty products
Spring is the perfect time for women everywhere to "plus up" their beauty routine with the most effective, hard-working products - especially when it comes to skincare.
 
3 easy ways to embrace spring style
It's time to refresh your spring style! By incorporating some of the season's latest trends through a few simple tips and tricks, you can make this spring your best one yet.
 
Make the most of summer: 4 easy ways to go boating
Boating is a popular American pastime. This spring and summer, don't get left on the dock and take advantage of the warmer weather aboard a boat.
 
Eight ways to get the most out of your trip to the farmers market
Get the most out of your trip to the farmers market with these eight valuable tips.
 
Beyond games: Tips for tapping tech for education
There's plenty technology can do to enrich learning and help kids develop new skills. The key is finding the right ways to use technology for learning, both in the classroom and at home.
 
Simple tips to keep busy families organized
Keeping your family organized is harder now than it ever was before. Learn how technology can help you and your family stay ahead of the game.
 
New home innovations help consumers weather the storm
Learn how the latest technology can protect your home from wet weather and storms.
 
Tips to avoid the kitchen heat during the hot summer months
From no-make recipes to alternative cooking tactics, you can find plenty of ways to beat kitchen heat this summer.
 
The key to managing stress: identify causes and find simple solutions
If there is one aspect of life in the modern world that affects all of us, it's stress. In fact, it's so prevalent and can have such a serious effect on our health, that April has been named Stress Awareness Month.
 
Groundbreaking new technology helps those with hearing loss who aren't satisfied with hearing aids
If you've been living with hearing loss for a long time, it can be hard to believe there is anything new out there that can help - even if you've tried the most advanced hearing aids. But now there's new groundbreaking technology.
 
Doors opening wide for women to serve in the Navy
The chance to push limits personally and professionally is an opportunity for women in the Navy. Women who seek to pursue what some may consider male-dominated roles are not only welcome, they're wanted.
 
5 ways to jump-start your credit score
It's a common financial predicament for most 20-something-year-olds: You need credit to get credit. But even if you're older and have been through some credit-wrecking havoc in your life, you could face the same issue.
 
Bathroom organization styles that work smarter - not harder
The collection of grooming and beauty tools cluttering the bathroom vanity can quickly overwhelm everything. The bathroom should be a functional room that works for you and here's how.
 
6 steps to control your blood pressure
The results of a simple blood pressure test may identify a condition that, when managed, could help reduce your chances for stroke or heart attack.
 
Turn your home into a smart home with these simple technology upgrades
Homes are more technically advanced than ever before. The good news is that you don't have to be a techie to turn your home into a smart home.
 
Increase your home's curb appeal and value with simple outdoor improvements
First impressions happen at the curb. Even if you're not planning on selling your home anytime soon, simple outdoor improvements can make a dramatic difference. Add curb appeal without emptying your bank account.
 
Guilt-free desserts to please the whole family
Dinner is over and your family is craving something sweet to end the meal. There are plenty of delicious options to satisfy even the biggest sweet tooth while keeping your family's diet balanced.
 
Beat the heat and save some green with these warm weather energy saving ideas
Learn how you can save money and energy this season with a few home improvements.
 
New tech devices make the perfect gift for your grad
Learn more about how the latest technology can make a perfect gift for the grad in your life. You'll find out which options are available and the benefits of each technology choice that grads are sure to enjoy.
 
The places you'll go: Tips for female graduates on how to lean in to your career
Does the so-called glass ceiling still exist? The truth is females face unique considerations when it comes to growing and navigating a career.
 
Children's health concern: Every minute poison control answers a call about young kids getting into medicine
Children's health concern: Did you know every minute poison control answers a call about kids getting into medicine? Here's what you need to know about this growing problem and how to prevent it.
 
Education insight: 5 tips for conquering college later in life
Older students are no longer intimidated to conquer college later in life. If it's been a long time since you've been in a classroom, it's important to understand how modern educational changes are making getting a degree easier than ever before.
 
Five ways to celebrate the return of the sun
Whether taking a break from the workday to enjoy the park or hosting an event for friends, there are many ways to bask in the warmth of the sun
 
Healthy housekeeping tips offer a fresh approach to seasonal cleaning
Seasonal cleaning can be problematic for asthma sufferers. Learn what you can do to protect yourself during this season.
 
The new time to have fun and bond with your family: breakfast
Families are always looking for new ways to spend time together. Why not start your weekend off on the right foot with a little family time in the kitchen over a delicious hot breakfast?
 
Outdoor kitchen? Second-floor laundry? How to easily achieve summer's hottest home improvements
From adding a bathroom to creating an outdoor kitchen, above-floor plumbing quickly and easily solves a host of plumbing challenges.
 
Try tasty simple swaps to lighten up your menu
When it comes to diet and health, small changes can lead to big rewards. The trick is to identify ingredients that make for easy trades, like milk, yogurt and cheese.
 
Got a great wedding theme? Tips for carrying it throughout your big day
What does the concept of a wedding theme mean to you? Do you think it's just about the colors you choose for your bouquet and bridesmaid gowns? Or do you think of it as something grander - your personalized stamp that should shine through every aspect of your big day?
 
Clever tips and tricks to save on auto insurance
Car insurance can take a bite out of your budget. Check out these tips to help cut insurance costs.
 
Deck staining secrets for success
Restoring your deck's beauty and protecting it from further damage can be relatively easy and affordable. HGTV/DIY Network star and seasoned deck builder Jeff Wilson shares his six essential tips for success for this popular project.
 
Bringing life back into your yard and garden
You can take pride in your backyard year after year with a breathtaking landscape by following these simple steps.
 
5 reasons to smile this Mother's Day
Did you know the act of smiling can impact both how you look and how you feel? Research finds that one in three women hardly ever smile at themselves because they don't like what they see in the mirror.
 
Master suite upgrades: the secret to a speedier home sale
If you're planning to sell your home and have already renovated the kitchen and bathrooms, what's your next move? Three words: master suite upgrades.
 
A sure-footed way to choose new flooring
When spring-cleaning uncovers a worn floor it may be time to consider purchasing a new one, especially if you're selling your home in the near future. A new floor, like refreshed paint and updated fixtures, makes a home more enjoyable to live in as well as more marketable.
 
How freeze-thaw cycles, water, impact, sun and pests can damage siding
Learn why spring is a great time to reside your house and what options you have.
 
Science and technology giving outdoor power tools a Millennial twist
New battery-powered tools are compact, lightweight and easy to store. They share the flip-of-a-switch appeal of other portable devices. But instead of connecting you to the outside world, these improve the world outside your own back door.
 
Easy tips and menu for outdoor entertaining
Try these tips for planning an outdoor entertaining soiree for a birthday, bridal shower, graduation, or simply to spend time with some friends.
 
Worried about data breach risks? What you can do to help protect yourself
While you can't prevent a breach from occurring, you can still do a number of things to help better protect yourself from one of the most serious potential consequences of a breach - identity theft.
 
10 reasons to love your lawn
Installing and maintaining a natural turf lawn is a home improvement that pays big, making your home more comfortable, attractive and environmentally sustainable.
 
Time to try to DIY: Easy outdoor living projects that can be done in a few weekends
Find out how to recreate your outdoor living space without spending a fortune. There are plenty of easy-to-tackle projects that can be done in just a few weekends.
 
What's the top learning style in America? Hands-on wins hands down, survey says
A majority of Americans say hands-on training is the hands-down winner when they want to learn something new in an educational environment.
 
Lead with style: How to create clean, crisp curb appeal for your home's entry
Whether you are building a new home, or want to refresh your existing home, choosing a contemporary style creates high-class curb appeal. But, what goes into contemporary home styling?
 
Home decorating tips from the ground up
Everywhere you look, top to bottom, the world is transforming into a place full of beauty, vibrancy, color and life. So why not take inspiration from nature to revamp your personal space?
 
Designer tips to create inspired dream spaces with color
Ready to transform your home this year? The key to creating your dream interior space could be as simple as updating with color.
 
Turn your 'victory garden' into a 'vitamin garden' with no-fail, high-nutrition veggies and herbs
Turn your victory garden into a "vitamin garden" and reap all the health benefits of gardening.
 
Tossing and turning at night? Stop counting sheep and start collecting zzz's
Too many distractions are keeping American's awake way later into the night. These tips help a person to relax in time for a good night of slumber.
 
Fascinating facts about everyone's favorite sweet treat: Caramel
There are many confections available to satisfy a sweet tooth, but one that melts the hearts of many is rich, creamy caramel. Read fascinating facts about caramel's history as well as two new exciting dessert recipes.
 
Running on empty: How far can you really go?
It's no secret that an automobile can continue to run after the fuel light comes on, but should drivers rely on the extra mileage it allows? Consider this expert insight.
 
Deer dangers you don't know - and what to do about them
Deer damage to bushes, blooms, shrubs and gardens can be annoying at best and costly at worst, but deer can pose other, more serious, risks to the safety of your home and family. A pro-active approach can help protect your home from deer dangers you don't know.
 
Car care tips from a lady who professionally takes hers through the dirt and mud
Learn 10 easy ways to keep your car running at the top of its game from a person who routinely puts her vehicle into extreme conditions.
 
Moving on? Tips to help get your home ready to sell
Listing your home for sale? Or want to? First impressions can make the difference in attracting prospective buyers. Check out these tips for getting your home ready for a quick sale.
 
How to get your car to go that extra mile - or 100,000
How can you reach the six-figure mile-mark? The answer is as simple as listening to your car, following a regular maintenance schedule and asking yourself these questions.
 
Check the big move off the moving to-do list with ease
When you're planning the big move, you've probably created a lengthy to-do list of everything that needs to be packed, planned and previewed. While you're likely excited about your move, stress can create a bit of an emotional upheaval as well.
 
Pump it up: Ways to grow the personal trainer profession
Americans are using personal trainers in a proactive approach to their personal health and well-being. There are opportunities in the fitness industry to ensure personal trainers concentrate on health and well-being for their clients.
 
Making spring cleaning easy with one tool [Infographic]
Spring cleaning can quickly turn into a mountainous task. However there are plenty of tools available to make spring cleaning simple.
 
Get spring off to a fresh start with these easy cleaning tips
Seventy-two percent of Americans make spring cleaning an annual task, so use these easy cleaning tips to get your project started.
 
Ice is nice: 5 simple steps to maintain your commercial ice machine
It's easy for restaurants and other food service businesses to forget about one of the hardest working pieces of equipment in their kitchens: the commercial ice machine. But ice is critical to the storage, preparation and distribution of items on your menu, and must be treated like food when it comes to safety and sanitation.
 
Easy do-it-yourself Easter: Fun Easter projects for the whole family
The Easter bunny is right around the corner, which means chocolate eggs, chick marshmallows and stuffed bunnies will soon be popping up around the home. Celebrate with a build-your-own Easter basket with the kids for some quality time for the entire family.
 
Exercise those ears: Simple ways to keep your hearing in shape
There are actions people can take that can help maintain the ability to process and understand speech when communicating with others. The following list of healthy hearing practices may help prevent or reduce hearing loss in adults and children and help maintain hearing fitness.
 
Chic chalet: Give your kitchen a mountain makeover
Your kitchen doesn't need a Matterhorn vista to stay on top of the latest "chalet chic" design trend. It's easier than you think to get this style by mixing rustic pieces with modern touches.
 
Baffled by birthdays? Simple ways to make your child's day bigger than Christmas
Here are fun and easy ways to make your child feel extra special on their birthday.
 
Creating inviting outdoor spaces for entertaining
From barbecues and games of bocce to parties and candlelit dinners, your outdoor space can be a hub for entertaining friends and family. Here's advice from the experts.
 
Sure-fire laundry tips to make your kids' clothes last longer
Taking care of your kids' clothing can be a non-stop, dirty business. All that running around, sliding into home plate and puddle jumping can wear out more than just your kids' shirts and pants. It can also leave parents feeling like they're constantly catching up on laundry and continuously replacing faded, stained or worn-out clothing. Fortunately, a few simple tricks can help make laundry less of a chore, extend the life of children's clothes and even your budget.
 
Flab to fit: The five money moves that can whip your finances into better shape
Taking control of your finances doesn't have to be limited to the first few months of the year - you can get started anytime. Here's how.
 
Renovating? Laying a good foundation for home improvement success
You've probably heard the saying: "Your home is your castle." But if your current home - or the home you're thinking of buying - feels more like the servant's quarters than the royal palace, you may need to plan a renovation. At times like these it's easy to give in to your excitement and get the project moving forward, but take a moment to plan your overall strategy. You'll find that, much like your future castle, your renovation project will benefit from a solid foundation.
 
Is your technology working for you?
For every new computer, gadget or service there are several different stages of ownership. Unfortunately, the first and happiest phase - the honeymoon - doesn't last forever. Eventually, devices can slow, services get outdated, and in the end, the ailing technology begins to work against you.
 
Learning on the go: How digital learning can help you understand any topic instantly
One of the most active groups of digital learners is adults - a movement that is being driven by the desire for self-improvement and to gain knowledge about a variety of topics of personal interest. Here's what you need to know about this fascinating evolution.
 
Is your garage door ready to roll? Survey casts doubts
Does your garage door creak, squeak or groan when you open or close it? If so, that isn't a good sign. But noticing this is the first step to fixing what could become a major home repair issue.
 
Selecting a cellphone and plan that fits your lifestyle
Whether taking the plunge and joining the smartphone crowd or simply replacing a tired old cellphone, buying a new device takes careful deliberation. From selecting carriers and avoiding contracts to deciding on a type of phone and a specific model, numerous decisions must be made to find the right phone for your life's next adventure.
 
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