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It Is Time To Spring
(NAPSI)—Spring isn’t just when we spring forward in time, it is also the time when we spring into action to clean those …
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Working From Home With Ticket To Work
(NAPSI)—If you receive Social Security disability benefits and are interested in working from home, Social Security’s …
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Pointers On Purchasing A Zero-turn Mower
(NAPSI)—More time spent at home is prompting homeowners across America to improve their property’s curb appeal. With an …
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Re-imagining Home Sales For Healthier, More Sustainable Living
(NAPSI)—The COVID-19 pandemic and efforts to stop the spread of the virus have shifted how people think about a lot of things, …
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Spring Lawn Equipment: Get Ready for Backyarding in High Style This Year
(NAPSI)—Backyarding is the new trend that’s emerged during the pandemic. Our backyards are where we eat, work, play, relax …
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More Home & Garden

How to Bring More Space into Bathrooms

Today’s designers, architects and builders are creating modern bathrooms that are practical, luxurious, comfortable and accommodating.

5 Tips to Spring Clean Your Home Inside and Out

Spring cleaning isn’t just about purging dirt and grime. It’s also the perfect opportunity to take inventory of items around your home.

How Home Buying and Selling Preferences are Modernizing

Deciding to buy or sell a home is among the most important choices many people make in their lifetimes.

Hire Smart for Home Remodeling When you decide to make the investment in a home improvement project, you’re likely entrusting a professional contractor to bring your vision to life on time and on budget.
Safety Tips to Get Your Garage Ready for Spring When you throw open the windows to welcome spring breezes, you’ll likely be spending more time with the garage door open, too.
Make Snack Time Fun and Simple Long days of learning and adventure often lead to hunger for little ones, but many snacks don’t fit the bill or require already busy parents to spend precious time in the kitchen.
Seeing Your Doctor During the Pandemic Keeping up with regular appointments is an important part of effective ongoing health care, especially for those managing chronic conditions.
Purposeful Ways to Style a Multi-Purpose Room Whether you call it a laundry room, mudroom or something else entirely, that multi-purpose space is likely a hub of activity in your home.

Keeping Your Family's Quarantine Cool This Summer

(NewsUSA) - As the coronavirus pandemic rapidly turned the "new normal" household into hubs for all daily activities, Summer 2020 now means moving parents' offices, kid's camps, vacation …

3 Tips for a Safe Roof Repair or Replacement

(NewsUSA) - Defending against the elements, a home's roof helps protect against water infiltration that could threaten structural integrity and lead to mold or indoor air-quality issues. Timely roof …

Add British Garden Charm to Your At-Home Dining

(NewsUSA) - The necessary rise of dining at home in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic creates an opportunity for individuals and families to revisit their tableware. Along with adopting a puppy or …

Proactive Health Tips to Help Navigate Year 2 of the Pandemic Though you may still be spending more time at home, it’s important to take proactive steps to maintain your health.
Productive Paint Projects With many homeowners seeking to renovate or reshape the look of their homes, one common project stands above many others: painting.
On-Trend Kitchen and Bath Upgrades Kitchens and bathrooms remain among the top picks for homeowners looking to upgrade because their functional contributions to the household can’t be overstated and they typically provide high return on investment.
My Heart Can't Wait: Understanding Racial Disparities in AFib February is Black History Month and Heart Health Month in the U.S., providing an opportunity to highlight health care disparities that affect the Black community, specifically when it comes to the most common type of heart rhythm disorder, atrial fibrillation (AFib).
6 Things to Know About GMOs You may have heard of “GMO” foods before, but what you may not know is the science and purpose behind them.

Clean Ducts And Save

(NAPSI)—If your home is like most, one of the biggest sources of energy consumption is the HVAC system, and that can be expensive. Fortunately, the U.S. Department of Energy reports, families can …

January Is “GO Month”; Here’s Advice For 2021

(NAPSI)—During 2020, for many Americans, home and work lives saw a major shift as people turned living space into workspace—and classrooms, and workout areas and even quarantine zones—resulting …

Online Learning Made Better

(NAPSI)—Lately, school districts engaged in “emergency teaching” to meet the challenge of continuing students’ education during the COVID-19 pandemic. A large part of that effort was …

Let’s All Cheer For The Plant And Flower Of The Year (NAPSI)—It’s official: 1-800-Flowers.com has named the sunflower as 2021’s Flower of the Year and the Prayer Plant as Plant of the Year. With everyone looking forward to a fresh start, …
10 Tips For Safer Winter Generator Use (NAPSI)—If your electricity goes out due to snow and ice, a generator can keep power flowing to your home or business. Just keep safety in mind when using generators, advises the Outdoor Power …
Managing Your House And Property Five Ways (NAPSI)—The next time you look around your home, or that of your aging relatives, you may be astonished how much “stuff” accumulates over the years. Are there things—and the stories they …
Smart Move: Speed Test Your Internet (NAPSI)—These days, most families would agree, home Internet connectivity and reliable speed are more important than ever.  Think about it: How much longer will it take for the kids’ new …
Cook Up A Low-Maintenance Kitchen (NAPSI)—An increasing number of families are finding how much fun it can be to cook and eat at home—but an easy-to-clean-and-work-in kitchen can make a big difference. Here are five ideas on …

Want to go green? These 3 energy choices have big impact

(BPT) - This Earth Day, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is celebrating climate action, partnering with companies and organizations that are leading the way to a clean energy future and a …

Your first line of defense in home safety

(BPT) - You check your alarms regularly and practice your emergency escape plan — but are you overlooking an essential component of home safety? Having fire extinguishers — and knowing …

The Ultimate How-To for Homebuyers: Key Considerations to Make When Purchasing a Home

(BPT) - Purchasing your first home is one of life’s most thrilling milestones. Whether you prefer an urban loft or a sprawling suburban dwelling, most homeowners hope to find a home that feels …

Relax: Five simple steps for satisfying spring cleaning

(BPT) - There’s something calming about a clean and tidy home. Particularly after a dirt- and dust-busting spring cleaning session, it can feel like a total reset for the entire home. In fact, …

5 inspiring ways to bring the beauty of nature into the home

(BPT) - It’s no secret that nature has the power to inspire, invigorate, restore and refresh. Research shows that nature can offer mental health benefits including decreasing stress and …

5 tips for spring cleaning your personal technology

(BPT) - People typically think of spring cleaning as a time to polish up their homes. However, spring is also a great time to evaluate if your technology is working for you and make smart choices to …

3 easy ways to get your home ready for Earth Day

(BPT) - With Earth Day just around the corner, have you done a home health check to make sure you aren’t wasting water? Some easy upgrades can help you to kick water-guzzling fixtures to the …

4 easy one-day bathroom upgrades

(BPT) - Since you’ve been spending more time at home, you've probably noticed things that need a refresh, especially in that most-used room of the house: the bathroom. Whether you’re an …

3 easy steps to create cleaner spaces

(BPT) - Face it — spending more time at home means spending more time cleaning our homes. And at a time when everyone is more focused on hygiene and sanitation, keeping everything and everyone …

Lighten up! 5 designer tips for transforming your home lighting

(BPT) - When it comes to choosing beautiful, functional lighting, the selections can appear endless and may be leaving you with no idea where to start.If so, you’re not alone. Many homeowners …

Inspect these 3 areas to protect your home against costly water damage

(BPT) - There’s nothing quite like owning a home. There’s the pride of achieving a financial goal. There’s the comfort of having a sanctuary and space of your own in which to build …

How enhanced broadband access can benefit rural communities

(BPT) - Much like electricity in the 1930s, internet connectivity is a modern necessity that many people take for granted. However, more than 21 million people, mostly in rural areas, don’t …

Resale revolution: 6 tips for scoring great home furnishing deals online

(BPT) - If you’re a fan of finding deals or saving money, you’re far from alone. Shopping in resale shops and online marketplaces is one of the best ways to thrift shop, and if …

Spring refresh: 5 easy indoor projects to freshen up your home

(BPT) - While spring cleaning tends to get the most attention this time of year, the best way to usher in the new season is by giving your home a warm-weather refresh. There’s no need to go out …

How to show your appliances some extra love this spring

(BPT) - This past year we’ve all made a few changes to our daily lives, but one thing has remained constant — your appliances. It’s easy to forget these machines are working hard in …

3 must-haves to transform your bath into a luxury retreat

(BPT) - Blending fashion and function, the best bathroom design will address the needs of the homeowner while also reflecting their personal tastes. What often separates good from great design can be …

The missed home improvement step putting you and your community at risk

(BPT) - What do planting a tree, building a patio, installing a pool and putting up a fence have in common? These popular home improvement projects add value to your home, and they all require an …

Healthy home: The correct way to clean your light switches and wallplates

(BPT) - In an effort to stay healthy and keep your home tidy, you’ve probably increased your cleaning frequency since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. To help limit the spread of germs, the …

Next level lawns and gardens: 6 steps to spring success

(BPT) - Americans have spent the past year getting very familiar with their homes and gardens. That’s left owners and renters alike primed to tackle this year’s spring DIY projects with …

Simple, smart steps to fix water leaks and preserve critical resources

(BPT) - What do making coffee, brushing your teeth, doing dishes and washing your car have in common? All these activities require water. From the conveniences you enjoy at home to helping various …

The future of gardening: Information and inspiration

(BPT) - Gardening saw record growth in 2020 and experts expect many more people will be digging in the dirt again this spring. From “Victory” vegetable gardens to balcony containers, …

3 homeowners insurance tips to know before planting flowers or vegetables

(BPT) - Days are getting longer and warmer, inspiring many to want to spend more time outside. Lots of people enjoy gardening this time of year — it’s an outdoor activity families can do …

Young designers discuss up-and-coming design inspirations

(BPT) - Americans spent more time at home in 2020 than any other year, inspiring people to take on new interests like baking, crafting or interior design. While some things went oh so right, like a …

Tankless water heaters poised as top 2021 home improvement trend

(BPT) - You're likely thinking of improvements from a new perspective after spending more time at home or renovation ideas after recently purchasing a home. Because spaces are being utilized in …

Spring awakening: 5 expert tips to renew your lawn

(BPT) - As a homeowner, now is the perfect time to start thinking about lawn care again. Spring is your first — and best — opportunity to get your outdoor living space in top shape for …

Optimal organization tips for your home office

(BPT) - Sponsored by Office DepotDid you know that, according to recent findings published by the National Bureau of Economic Research, the length of the average workday has actually increased by …

Brighten and boost your outdoor space with ease by planting petunias and pansies

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How to fight climate change from your backyard

(BPT) - Your backyard or local park is home to ballgames and barbecues with family and friends. But did you know that it is so much more? The trees, grass, plants and flowers in your yard, local …

Add a dash of spice and style to your kitchen

(BPT) - In today’s homes, kitchens serve a multitude of purposes beyond being a space to whip up a meal. They’re the heart of your home; the command center; the family gathering spot. So …

Five reasons to refresh your outdoor living space for all seasons

(BPT) - Last year, many people took a fresh look at their outdoor living spaces, as life outdoors became of renewed importance as spaces to gather together. Backyards transformed into stay-cation …

Bedroom design trends: 3 tips to cozy up your space

(BPT) - You put a lot of care into curating your bedroom, but these days, it may look more like a gym or an office than your sleep sanctuary. In fact, Stanford News points to several nationwide …

How to 'fight dirty' with a pressure washer

(BPT) - As you’ve been spending more time at home lately, you’ve probably found things around your house and yard that aren’t as clean as they used to be. Depending on where you …

Love and Life Inspire Success for Two Black Women Entrepreneurs

(BPT) - Two rising, women entrepreneurs — Jena Holliday and Kalilah Wright — have found their voice and are using it to spread Black joy, solidify Black representation in retail and shine …

KBIS 2021: Top design kitchen and bath design trends to watch

(BPT) - Do you want to know what's popular for kitchen and bath spaces for 2021? There's no better barometer for the biggest trends than the annual Kitchen and Bath Industry Show, where top designers …

Creating a naturally healthy home

(BPT) - The pandemic has changed the way many of us think and feel about home. More than ever, it has become a place of refuge, safety and comfort in an uncertain world. The need for our dwellings to …

3 fresh trends to inspire your 2021 garden

(BPT) - Home gardening offers plentiful benefits that support mental and physical health, and many people have decided to begin or expand their gardens during the pandemic. Whether you're a new …

Tips for achieving the top 2021 home trend: Warm interior design

(BPT) - Change is on the horizon as 2021 is poised to be a transition year for home design. Expect some of the cool and minimalistic trends of the past to be replaced with more approachable designs …

The urge to purge: How to make way for the New Year

(BPT) - In many cultures worldwide, it’s traditional to clean out your home at the beginning of a new year. It’s understandable — New Year’s brings with it the urge for a …

Easy ways to save energy and money during cold months

(BPT) - It's an unfortunate case of cause and effect: As temperatures drop, thermostats go up, along with your utility bill. Homeowners nationwide know that it can be expensive to keep a home …

5 ways to create a healthy indoor environment this season

(BPT) - Americans spend roughly 90% of their time indoors where the air can be up to five times more polluted than outdoor air. Homes contain a number of unwanted particles such as dust, dander and …
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