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Thursday 06/20/2019
Memorable Family Moments
Updated: June 24, 2019 - 2:59 am

Educational activities ideal for making memories together

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Invite the Outdoors In
Updated: June 24, 2019 - 2:59 am

(Family Features) Despite the comfort and convenience it affords, modern society is contributing to a vanishing relationship with the natural environment. However, there are plenty of ways to bring nature indoors to reap the benefits of an earthy connection inside your home.

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Wednesday 06/19/2019
Upgrade Your Outdoor Living Space
Updated: June 24, 2019 - 2:59 am

(Family Features) Transforming your backyard into a true extension of your home’s living space is a relatively easy way to add usable square footage and increase enjoyment of your home. Making outdoor upgrades is also a scalable project, meaning you can do as little or as much as your budget allows and continue enhancing the space over time.

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Explore Top Summer Travel Destinations
Updated: June 24, 2019 - 2:59 am

(Family Features) From a tropical retreat to exploring a new culture, summer is an ideal and popular time to travel. With a literal world of options, it can be tough to narrow down just where you want to visit, so get started with these popular destinations for a memorable getaway.

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Workplace Tips and Strategies for New Parents
Updated: June 24, 2019 - 2:59 am

(Family Features) While having or adopting a child can be a rewarding and exciting time for new parents, many working moms and dads will tell you navigating the complex maze of employee benefits can be confusing. Between short-term disability insurance, Family Medical Leave, vacation, paid time off and state and municipal paid leave laws, the process can be anxiety-inducing.

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Prep Your Home for Summer Gatherings
Updated: June 24, 2019 - 2:59 am

(Family Features) When temperatures rise, it’s time for sun dresses, cranking up the grill and entertaining. Spending time with your loved ones during the warm months can make for some of the best memories of the season, which is why it’s important to take simple steps to de-stress, declutter and refresh your home before your guests arrive.

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4 Tips for Peak Pet Fitness
Updated: June 24, 2019 - 2:59 am

(Family Features) Sunny days, aromatic flowers and warm temperatures are a few of summer’s most adored qualities. Getting outside to enjoy the sunshine isn’t something only humans love – pets often do, too.

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Your TV Stations May Change Frequencies
Updated: June 24, 2019 - 2:59 am

(Family Features) If you rely on an antenna for your TV viewing, changes may affect the reception of some of your local channels.

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Mandy Moore’s Mindful Tips for a Well-Balanced, Lively Summer
Updated: June 24, 2019 - 2:59 am

(Family Features) With plans of trips and relaxation on the horizon, it can be easy to give your wellness routine a vacation, too. Before you jet set off on your next adventure, take a moment to be consciously aware of how your mind and body may react to an overly active and jam-packed summer schedule.

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Friday 06/14/2019
Millennial Successfully Relocates And Buys Second Home at Age 25
Posted: June 14, 2019

(NewsUSA) - Amy bought her first house in Grand Rapids, Michigan at age 23. Fast forward two years and she has since sold that house and relocated to Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Two houses in two years at age 25: Here's one Millennial who isn't sacrificing homeownership for mobility. 

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Wednesday 05/01/2019
Tips to ensure you have the right tools for your spring yardwork
Updated: June 24, 2019 - 2:59 am

(BPT) - With temperatures rising, it’s time to get your lawn and garden in shape for spring. Do you have the right tools for the job?

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Saturday 04/20/2019
Shopping for a Home this Spring: Map Out Your Journey
Posted: April 20, 2019

(StatePoint) Spring is here, which means the weather is warming, there’s more daylight, flowers are popping up… and so are “For Sale” signs in yards nationwide.

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Monday 04/08/2019
Update your backyard with a decorative concrete path
Updated: June 24, 2019 - 2:59 am

(BPT) - From paver patios and fire pits to LED lights and Wi-Fi entertainment systems, there are countless ways homeowners can upgrade their backyard these days. However, few additions can enrich the natural landscape of your backyard and complement the exterior look of a home like a decorative concrete path. It’s also an affordable do-it-yourself project that offers real function to a backyard.

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Sunday 03/31/2019
Brighten a kitchen with dark colors [Video]
Updated: June 24, 2019 - 2:59 am

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Wednesday 03/27/2019
Refreshing the bathroom: Choose the perfect faucet and showerhead
Updated: June 24, 2019 - 2:59 am

(BPT) - Are you longing for a bathroom refresh? For an instant update, focus your efforts on the faucet and showerhead.

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Tuesday 03/12/2019
Fact or fiction? 5 common car insurance myths debunked
Updated: June 24, 2019 - 2:59 am

(BPT) - Trimming costs is, hands down, the easiest way to put more dollars in your pocket. When looking at the major expenses in your life, insurance is often seen as a big one. While there are well-known tips for saving on insurance, like bundling home and auto, a good first step is to have accurate information. “There are a lot of myths out there about what impacts insurance rates,” said Eric Madia, vice president, product design, Esurance. “Dispelling some of those myths upfront will not only save people money, but will also help ensure they’re properly protected.”

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Friday 03/08/2019
Revive deteriorated concrete driveways, sidewalks and patios by resurfacing
Updated: June 24, 2019 - 2:59 am

(BPT) - There are many simple and affordable ways to improve the curb appeal of a home. From power washing the siding and painting the shutters to landscaping the front yard and updating the mailbox, homeowners have countless do-it-yourself possibilities that will effectively add curb appeal to their home. However, a commonly overlooked project homeowners should consider more often is renewing old, worn-out concrete driveways, sidewalks and patios with a concrete resurfacer. Thanks to new technology, resurfacing concrete has become a DIY-friendly project rather than being perceived as too difficult or expensive.

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Thursday 03/07/2019
Which Home Upgrades Are Worth It and Which Aren't
Updated: April 30, 2019 - 3:04 am

(NewsUSA) - Sponsored by GAF - Mark your calendars.

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Thursday 02/28/2019
Renew an old concrete patio with pavers
Updated: June 24, 2019 - 2:59 am

(BPT) - Nearly 70 percent of homeowners spend more time outside after completing a landscaping project, according to a 2018 Houzz survey. While this is not a new trend, upgrading the backyard and the curb appeal of a home continues to be a smart investment, especially when hardscapes are involved. Few things improve the look and the value of a home like a paver driveway or patio, and it’s hard to beat entertaining family and friends around an outdoor kitchen or fireplace made of concrete stone.

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Monday 02/25/2019
One Small House in Boise, One Big Step in Homeownership
Updated: April 10, 2019 - 2:32 am

(NewsUSA) - There came a point in Meghanne's 29-year-old life when she decided it was time to "be an adult and buy a house." And as a loan officer, she wanted to practice what she preached about investing in homeownership.

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