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Home Upgrades to Improve Indoor Air Quality
When most people think about air quality, they’re typically thinking about outdoor pollution. Read More
Plan the Ultimate Kitchen Upgrade
A kitchen serves as command-central of most homes, so it’s also one of the first rooms homeowners choose when it’s time to make … Read More
Four simple DIY tips to spruce up your home
(BPT) - After spending more time than normal in our houses this past year, a home décor refresh can be both tempting and … Read More
5 simple, sustainable backyard improvements
(BPT) - One in three consumers say they have increased their efforts to incorporate environmentally friendly practices, and 70% prefer … Read More
Goodbye Gym Membership—The Reimagined Connected Home Gym Is Here To Stay
(NAPSI)—After nearly a year at home and with access to more exercise resources and choices, including online workouts and classes, … Read More
Staying safe around the house
6 tips to make your house safer this summer (BPT) - We all like to think our homes are a safe and secure place to relax and enjoy time with our family. Even though we try to make our homes as safe as possible for our children, accidents and …
What To Know About Mold And Mildew (NAPSI)—If you’re like a lot of homeowners, your domicile is in danger from an insidious, invisible growth—mold—and you don’t even know it. That’s because for many people, mold conjures …
Safety fur-st: Pet safety and fire prevention tips (BPT) - Pets nationwide are considered beloved members of the family. In fact, pet ownership throughout the U.S. has skyrocketed, with approximately 12.6 million Americans opening their home to a new …
Quality HVAC Cleaning (NAPSI)—You could be more comfortable at home for less money. According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, cleaning a HVAC system lets it run more efficiently. Clean, efficient systems …
Considering a move this summer?
The New Homeowner's Moving Checklist (Family Features) Now that you've closed on your first house, you're officially ahomeowner. However, before you can get comfy in your new place, you need to actually move in. If you've never moved into a new house, there are a few things you may not be aware of.
How Buyers and Sellers Feel About Today's Housing Market (Family Features) In the hottest real estate market in a generation, homes are flying off the market at record pace, there's fierce competition among buyers and there's limited housing supply to meet growing demand.
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.
All you need is $5 and 5 minutes to improve your home's curb appeal (BPT) - First impressions matter, especially when selling your home. The moment a potential buyer pulls up to your house they start to form an opinion. Curb appeal is important to draw buyers in and …
Upgrade your summer living

How To Have the Perfect Summer at Home

(BPT) - While cookouts and trips to the beach are great, sometimes it’s also nice to spend a hot summer’s day relaxing in the comfort of home. Especially on those break-the-thermometer …

Keep your cool this summer with these energy-saving tips

(BPT) - There's a lot to love about summer. At the same time, the season can run up your electric bill fast, especially for Americans living in places where summer temperatures are reaching record …

6 tips to make your house safer this summer

(BPT) - We all like to think our homes are a safe and secure place to relax and enjoy time with our family. Even though we try to make our homes as safe as possible for our children, accidents and …

On-Trend Home Designs for 2022

(Family Features) If you're planning to upgrade your living space in 2022, consider incorporating materials like stone and brick, which bring color, texture and functionality while complementing some of this year's leading design trends.

4 Stylish Color Trends for 2022

(Family Features) A new year brings new opportunities to refresh your living space and add new colors into your life. These four trends are all about incorporating more of yourself and your lifestyle into your home, whether it's answering your need for a serene escape or dialing up the energy with vibrant surroundings.

5 Color Trends for a Stylish Home in 2022

(Family Features) A new year brings new opportunities to refresh your living space and add new colors into your life. These five trends are all about incorporating more of yourself and your lifestyle into your home, whether it's answering your need for a serene escape or dialing up the energy with vibrant surroundings.

A Gardener's Winter (Family Features) There may not be a lot you can do in your garden during the winter months, especially if you're in a colder part of the country. However, there is plenty you can do that will keep you connected to the garden you love while preparing to get your hands dirty next spring.
Clean Heat: Stay warmer with clean energy (Family Features) For homeowners who live off the natural gas line, propane is an earth-friendly option that can reliably and efficiently deliver warmer air all season long.
Give Your Porch a Winter Makeover (Family Features) The front porch is typically the first thing guests and onlookers notice about your home. Though wintertime, you can add plenty of curb appeal with a few fun tweaks like these easy ideas.
Keep Holiday Trees Beautiful All Season Long (Family Features) The holidays are typically filled with warm, happy memories created by a plethora of beautiful sights and wonderful smells like newly cut pine trees. Actually, the fragrance of a fresh pine tree is no longer a holiday memory for many Americans. Consider these tips to help select and care for the perfect fresh tree or shop for an artificial tree. 
Remodel with Universal Design in Mind (Family Features) Universal design expands on regulations to create more user-friendly spaces regardless of abilities, resulting in more enjoyable, functional design.
The Truth About Thread Counts (Family Features) Many companies use thread count to make their sheets more appealing and luxurious, but a bigger number doesn't always mean a good buy.
Improve Your Home and Its Value (Family Features) Home upgrades happen for different reasons but enhancing your home's curb appeal and value are often at the top of the list. Consider these six ways to increase the value of your house.
5 Tips to Make Your Home More Energy Efficient This Winter (Family Features) Winter is a time of year when many people are looking for ways to be warm and cozy to combat the chilly temperatures outside. Focusing on energy efficiency can help you keep your home temperature comfortable and your energy bills at bay while also reducing your carbon footprint.
Practical Steps to Plan a Remodel (Family Features) Starting any remodel or renovation can be nerve-wracking, but having the right steps in place, from picking the project to smart financing strategies, can lessen the stress. Consider these tips to complete the project on time, on budget and with less stress.
Footwear Organization 101 (Family Features) Under the couch, near the entry of almost every door and randomly scattered throughout your home, shoes can be one of the most difficult wardrobe staples to keep organized.

Financial Planning for 2022 Taxes

(NewsUSA) - The new year has just started, but it is never too early to review your financial plan to meet your 2022 financial goals. Now is the perfect time to take steps to reduce your 2022 tax …

Three Financial Planning Tips for New Parents

(NewsUSA) - New parents have so much to think about that financial planning may not be at the top of the list. However, once sleep deprivation wears off, new parents will be thankful if they have …

Students Around the Globe Participate in CME Group's Trading Competition

(NewsUSA) -It's a unique educational opportunity when students get to experience the enthusiasm, energy and decision-making behind real-time trading. That's why CME Group, the world's leading and …

How to get a healthier home for under $100 (BPT) - It’s as crystal clear as the air and water can be in your home: living in a healthier space is a top priority. From small projects to large remodels, homeowners are focused on how these …
Three privacy questions to ask before buying a smart thermostat (BPT) - Smart home devices are everywhere. From smart speakers to kitchen appliances to thermostats, these devices are helping people live a more convenient, comfortable life. How this happens is …
Stair safety steps to prevent falls for the whole family (BPT) - Locks, fire safety, storing dangerous items properly — these are things that likely come to mind when you think of home safety for your family. However, there's one thing in your home …
In 2022, wellness will lead all things home improvement (BPT) - When you think about your health, eating well, exercising regularly and getting adequate sleep likely come to mind. What you may not realize is the dramatic influence your spaces have on your …
6 simple tips to save on energy costs (BPT) - As unpredictable as winter weather can be, soaring energy costs are adding additional uncertainties as to what it will cost to keep your home cozy this season.Don't resign yourself to living …
Put a freeze on winter fires: Home and fire safety tips to follow this winter season (BPT) - Nobody wants to believe a catastrophic event like a fire can happen to them, but home fires affect tens of thousands of families every year. According to the National Fire Protection …
Firefighters share smoke and CO alarm tips [Video] (BPT) - Veteran firefighters remind us to protect what matters most. Have working smoke and CO alarms throughout your home.
Top 2022 Home Improvements to Enhance an Evolving Lifestyle (BPT) - Home is more than just where the heart is. Whether creating an office, a socially distant gathering space or making room for a loved one to move in, people are using their homes in ways they …
Why winter doesn’t have to mean postponing all outdoor improvement projects (BPT) - During the winter, some of the most avid DIYers take a break from outdoor projects. However, depending where you live and the type of project, it’s absolutely possible to get some …
Designers’ trends to get your kitchen and bathroom ready for 2022 (BPT) - Life at home has changed a lot and, for many people, being “on trend” has taken a backseat to designing around their needs. When it comes to styling your kitchen and bathroom, …

Backyarding Trends in 2022: TurfMutt Foundation Predicts Americans Will Continue to Expand Outdoor Living

(NAPSI)—“Backyarding”—the trend to move indoor activities outdoors that was made popular during the pandemic —is here to stay and will continue to expand in 2022, according to the TurfMutt …

Ring In The New Year With An ‘Anti’ Resolution List

(NAPSI)—As the world celebrates the new year, many will make an annual list of resolutions and goals, which often include improving overall health and fitness.  As we continue to weather …

The Royal Roots Of Today’s Christmas Traditions

(NAPSI)—Many Americans are not aware that some of the enduring Christmas traditions they enjoy every year are rooted in those started by the British Royal Family back in the 1840s. Here’s a look …

Simple Packing Tips To Ship Holiday Gifts (NAPSI)—Sending gifts to friends and family and getting them there intact can be easy, if you know how. Fortunately, the United States Postal Service does and offers these helpful tips: • To …
Renters Rely On Reviews And Ratings During Pandemic (NAPSI)—For renters seeking a new apartment community since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, finding the best place to live has come down to the three Rs—ratings, reviews and …
Cleaning Up The Laundry Crisis (NAPSI)—Every day, people miss out on educational, employment and social opportunities simply because they do not have access to clean clothes. Laundry services in transitional housing and …
Calling All Backyarders: Fall Is Your Time (NAPSI)—Backyarding, the trend to move many indoor activities outdoors, is now a permanent way of life. During the pandemic, learning to work, entertain, vacation, work out and more right in …
Clean Your Clothes—And The Planet (NAPSI)—For many families, the cooling weather means a return to routines: work, school, sports practice, meal prep and household chores.  Busy parents have a lot on their plate getting …
If Your Home Survives A Fire, Will It Still Be Safe? (NAPSI)—Wildfires are burning hotter and moving faster than ever before. They create health and safety hazards long after being extinguished. The residue and small particles carried in wildfire …
What To Ask When Hiring A Contractor (NAPSI)—With record-high real estate prices, a growing number of homeowners are remodeling or renovating their existing homes rather than buying new. Increased demand and continued supply chain …
Across The U.S., Non-white Neighborhoods Are Hotter Than White Ones (NAPSI)—Nationwide, in both major cities and small towns, neighborhoods with more Black, Hispanic and Asian residents experience hotter temperatures during summer heatwaves than nearby white …
Ten Reasons An RV Will Level-up A Camping Trip (NAPSI)—You can get away from it all—without having to leave it all behind. Here’s how: Better than camping, even better than glamping, is traveling via recreational vehicle (RV). Don’t worry …
Today’s Weather Is Unpredictable: Keep Your Outdoor Power Equipment Ready (NAPSI)—Weather today is challenging and the Outdoor Power Equipment Institute (OPEI) reminds home and business owners that it’s important to make sure you have the right outdoor power equipment …
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