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How to Select the Right Wood for Your Stove, Insert or Fireplace

(StatePoint) An EPA-certified wood stove, insert or fireplace can offer your home greater comfort and efficiency and add a rustic look and natural ambiance to any room.

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Having a pet is a lot of responsibility, and we’ll help by giving you lots of tips and tricks! More >>

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Our fitness articles will help teach you how to work out with gym- and home-based exercises. More >>

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Enjoy the crosswords challenge in our free daily puzzles, from the harder Sunday crossword to the quicker daily. More >>

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Recent Headlines

Wednesday 02/14/2018
5 Easy Steps for a Cleaner Home
Updated: February 15, 2018 - 4:34 am

Color Your Kitchen
Updated: February 15, 2018 - 4:34 am

Room-by-Room Refresh
Updated: February 15, 2018 - 4:34 am

5 Smarter Ways to Keep Your Home Warm
Updated: February 15, 2018 - 4:34 am

Small-Scale Home Upgrades with a Big Impact
Updated: February 15, 2018 - 4:34 am

Simplify Your Cleaning Routine
Updated: February 15, 2018 - 4:35 am

How to Maintain Marble Floors
Updated: February 15, 2018 - 4:35 am

7 Steps for a Healthier Home
Updated: February 15, 2018 - 4:35 am

Monday 02/12/2018
5 'love bugs' you wouldn't want to date
Posted: February 12, 2018

(BPT) - February is the season of flowers, chocolates and new relationship statuses. Like us, there are many love bugs that are “in a relationship, but it’s complicated.” Different bug species across the planet engage in peculiar behaviors to satisfy both hunger and reproductive needs — with qualities that sound less than desirable to humans. Terminix is excited to share the buggiest, most bizarre mating-ritual behaviors that will make you think twice the next time you say, “She wouldn’t hurt a fly.”

Wednesday 02/07/2018
Foundation for the Future
Updated: February 10, 2018 - 4:33 am

Tuesday 02/06/2018
Seven Smart Steps To Great Giving
Updated: February 07, 2018 - 4:33 am

(NAPSI)—When Valentine’s Day comes around, these seven Essential Shopping Hacks can help you score a great gift for your sweetheart:

Wednesday 01/31/2018
News You Can Use For The Household Well Owner
Updated: February 02, 2018 - 4:33 am

(NAPSI)—If you're one of the estimated 34 million Americans who use well water, you may be pleased to know there's a fount of information about the care and maintenance of your well available to you.

Keep Your Home Safe Without Compromising Style
Updated: February 01, 2018 - 4:33 am

5 Bathroom Upgrades for Style, Function
Updated: February 01, 2018 - 4:33 am

New Effort Aims to Bolster Music Venues
Updated: February 01, 2018 - 4:33 am

Monday 01/29/2018
How to keep winter pests out
Posted: January 29, 2018

The cold winter months provide the perfect reason to stay inside and enjoy the warmth of your home. Unfortunately, pests agree — and many are eager to make your cozy space their home for the winter months. Indoors, these critters can be problematic and frustrating to have in your home. Terminix offers several tips to identify which pests might be entering your home in the winter, and what measures to take to prevent them from causing damage and discomfort:

Hot Tips To Help You Avoid Home Heating Fires
Updated: January 30, 2018 - 4:34 am

(NAPSI)—Heating equipment is the second-leading cause of home fires in the United States. More than 65,000 home fires are attributed to heating equipment each year.

Wednesday 01/24/2018
Assistive Technology
Updated: January 25, 2018 - 4:35 am

New Baby? New Tech Can Make a Big Difference
Updated: January 25, 2018 - 4:35 am

Resolve to Improve Your Financial Life
Updated: January 25, 2018 - 4:35 am

6 Ways to Fight the Flu
Updated: January 25, 2018 - 4:35 am

Tuesday 01/23/2018
Bomb Cyclone Preparedness: Four Easy Steps To Help Prevent Water-Pipe Damage
Posted: January 23, 2018

(NAPSI)—The unusually cold temperatures that the country is currently experiencing will cause all kinds of chaos, including frozen water pipes. If the pipes burst as a result of the cold, this can be a major nightmare—but something that can be prevented with the proper precautions.

Thursday 01/18/2018
4 Tips for Cutting Your Home Energy Bills Even in Winter
Updated: January 18, 2018 - 4:30 pm

(NewsUSA) - Sponsored by GAF - You know it's cold when it snows in Florida.

Wednesday 01/17/2018
3 Ways Soapstone Enhances Home Design
Updated: January 18, 2018 - 4:35 am

Tips for Family Safety
Updated: January 18, 2018 - 4:35 am

Tips for Winter Wellness
Updated: January 18, 2018 - 4:35 am

5 Tips to Have Fun and Enhance Learning
Updated: January 18, 2018 - 4:35 am

Simple Solutions to Combat Winter Skin Sensitivity
Updated: January 18, 2018 - 4:35 am

Set Practical Parenting Goals for the New Year
Updated: January 18, 2018 - 4:35 am

Thursday 01/11/2018
The Flower Of The Year Is Here: The Purple Rose
Updated: January 12, 2018 - 4:35 am

(NAPSI)—It’s official: The purple rose is Flower of the Year for 2018. There are many reasons this enchanting bloom is having its moment.

When It's Time To Replace Your Water Heater
Updated: January 12, 2018 - 4:35 am

(NAPSI)—The next time you find you have a too old or already broken water heater, these tools and advice from the U.S. EPA can help.

Wednesday 01/10/2018
5 house cleaning tips for allergy sufferers
Updated: January 17, 2018 - 4:35 am

(BPT) - Many people turn to nasal sprays and antihistamines to combat seasonal nasal allergies or hay fever, but keeping the home clean is just as important in the fight against allergies.

Save Money Through Energy Efficiency
Updated: January 11, 2018 - 4:37 am

5 Steps for a Home Remodel
Updated: January 11, 2018 - 4:37 am

Make a Lasting Difference
Updated: January 11, 2018 - 4:37 am

Keep Clutter at Bay
Updated: January 11, 2018 - 4:37 am

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3 Ways to Throwback Style
Updated: January 11, 2018 - 4:37 am

5 Ways to Add Luxury to Your Laundry Room
Updated: January 11, 2018 - 4:37 am

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Tricked out with Tech: Bathroom features that take smart living to a whole new level
Updated: January 11, 2018 - 4:38 am

Upgrades that Boost Your Home’s Value and Enjoyment
Updated: January 11, 2018 - 4:38 am

Tuesday 01/09/2018
Stay Powered Up All Winter Long
Updated: January 10, 2018 - 4:35 am

(NAPSI)—The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) predicts that it will be a wetter-than-average winter across most of the northern United States, extending from the northern Rockies to the eastern Great Lakes and the Ohio Valley. This could mean hazardous weather in some regions, including ice storms and windstorms that could knock out power. Now is the time to prepare the home in case of power outages.

Monday 01/08/2018
"Water" Your Resolutions for 2018?
Updated: January 10, 2018 - 4:35 am

(NAPSI)—Major New Year's resolutions can be hard to keep, but committing to taking small steps that save water throughout the year can have a real ripple effect. As one of your 2018 resolutions, you can join the thousands of smart consumers who have taken the "I'm for Water" pledge and save this precious resource while you also save money.

Wednesday 01/03/2018
A Closer Look at Dry Eye
Updated: January 04, 2018 - 4:33 am

Tips for a Vintage Kitchen Remodel
Updated: January 04, 2018 - 4:33 am

Natural Stone in the Shower
Updated: January 04, 2018 - 4:33 am

How to Create the Closet of Your Dreams
Updated: January 04, 2018 - 4:33 am

Tuesday 01/02/2018
How to Have the Smartest Home on the Block
Updated: January 02, 2018 - 4:30 pm

(NewsUSA) - With all the talk about smart technology and connected homes, you may be wondering why you should take notice. After all, it is not that difficult or inconvenient to turn your lights on and off.

4 DIY projects perfect for winter months
Updated: January 03, 2018 - 4:34 am

(BPT) - Cooler temperatures have arrived. But does that mean it's time to shelve your DIY aspirations for the rest of the year?

Let's Talk About Sympathy
Updated: January 03, 2018 - 4:34 am

by Jim McCann

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