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Features that can improve outdoor living

The popularity of outdoor living spaces has been growing for years. A 2014 study from the home remodeling and design platform Houzz found that 56 percent of homeowners were making updates to improve their yards for entertaining. Similarly, nearly 60 … Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content. Username Password Remember Me   […]

Items around the house that can be reused and repurposed

Dishwasher- and microwave-safe takeout containers can be reused to store leftovers and other foods.”Reuse, reduce, recycle” is a mantra used by many eco-conscious men and women. Reducing, reusing and recycling is not just a great way to conserve ener… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

Consider property value before renovations

Many homeowners have lofty goals for their homes. Such plans may include extensive renovations or even additions. While many of these projects create beautiful changes in a home, it’s important to consider the impact that renovations can have on prop… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

Beware the perils of bottled water

According to The Water Project, a nonprofit organization that provides reliable water projects to communities in sub-Saharan Africa, the environmental cost of the consumption of bottled water has led some communities in both the United States and Can… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

Preparing for large-scale emergencies

It is impossible to predict what the future will bring, but a growing number of people are focused on safeguarding their futures by preparing for catastrophic emergencies. Perhaps in reaction to terror-related attacks across the globe, the rise in de… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

Why hoarding documents is risky and how to avoid it

Boxes of old documents, stacks of old hard drives and computers, and containers of confidential information all find themselves in storage. While you may think this will allow you to access them easily, you probably end up forgetting about them and c… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

Easy home security ideas for the do-it-yourselfer

Feeling secure at home is a priority for many people. Many people consider installing security systems in their homes to improve their sense of well-being. Whether one owns or rents, individuals may be surprised to learn that do-it-yourself security … Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

Post-winter garden prep for healthier gardens

Lawns and gardens can bear the brunt of winter weather and are often in need of tender loving care by the time spring arrives. Preparing a garden for spring and summer involves assessing any damage that harsh weather might have caused. As temperature… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

Fire deaths jump to highest level since 2002 Fire marshal urges: Keep taking fire prevention seriously

More people died in fires last year in Minnesota than in any year since 2002, according to preliminary numbers released today by the Department of Public Safety State Fire Marshal Division (DPS-SFMD). Sixty-three people died in fires in 2017, a 47 pe… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

When to use credit and debit cards; each has their merits

The decision of whether to use a debit card or a credit card can affect consumers’ credit ratings and make it easier or more difficult to manage one’s personal finances. This decision often depends on the situation and understanding how each of these… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.


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