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5 Steps to Help Prevent Accidental Carbon Monoxide Poisoning

(Family Features) Carbon monoxide (CO) is a colorless, odorless, potentially deadly gas that can be produced by fuel-burning appliances. Stoves, fireplaces, furnaces and many other types of home appliances and cooking devices are potential sources.

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Wednesday 02/26/2020
7 Ideas to Improve Curb Appeal
Updated: February 27, 2020 - 2:35 am

(Family Features) Whether you’re hoping to sell in the near future or simply looking to touch up outdated areas, there’s one aspect of home maintenance most homeowners agree is important: curb appeal. It’s a broad term that may reference any number of visible features, meaning there are plenty of ways to enhance the appearance of your house.

4 Home Improvement Ideas
Updated: February 27, 2020 - 2:35 am

(Family Features) Whether you’re thinking about a bathroom update, kitchen overhaul or any other type of home improvement project, these tips from the experts at the National Association of the Remodeling Industry and eLivingtoday.com can help you get started.

Energy-Efficient Ideas to Upgrade Your Home
Updated: February 27, 2020 - 2:35 am

(Family Features) Energy bills are likely among the largest expenses for homeowners, but you can take action to lower those costs. During a remodel, a certified contractor can help you make smart decisions when it comes to selecting appliances, windows and insulation for your projects.

Sustainable Home Upgrades for Better Health
Updated: February 27, 2020 - 2:35 am

(Family Features) When you’re on a quest to create a home environment that promotes wellness, it can be difficult to know where to begin. One easy solution is to look for small changes that improve your personal well-being while also promoting a better environment overall.

Wednesday 02/19/2020
Small-Scale Home Upgrades with a Big Impact
Updated: February 24, 2020 - 2:32 am

(Family Features) When it comes to remodeling, there are dozens of ways to improve your home’s overall value and appeal without breaking the bank. Opt for projects that are manageable in scale, affordable and deliver benefits in multiple ways, such as aesthetics and energy efficiency.

5 Ways to Add Luxury to Your Laundry Room
Updated: February 24, 2020 - 2:33 am

(Family Features) Updating your laundry room with a distinctive design and increased functionality can be one of the most exciting ways to refresh your home. Chic decor and elements of personal style can transform a dull, tired space into a luxurious retreat you may find yourself sneaking off to. Use these five tips to breathe new life into a room that is often forgotten.

Home Upgrades that Really Work
Updated: February 24, 2020 - 2:33 am

Ideas and inspiration to create more functional spaces

Wednesday 02/12/2020
Celebrate Awards Season with a Look to the Past
Updated: February 17, 2020 - 2:47 am

(Family Features) Awards season is the time of year when Hollywood celebrates its best films and talents. It’s also an opportunity to take note of the actors and actresses lighting up the big screen, many with long careers you can watch unfold by taking a look back at their roles through the years.  

Going Green with Natural Stone
Updated: February 17, 2020 - 2:47 am

(Family Features) The 2017 color of the year, revealed by the Pantone Color Institute is a near-avocado hue called “Greenery.”

Renovations in Every Room
Updated: February 17, 2020 - 2:47 am

(Family Features) If your favorite room is outdated and dingy, a renovation may be all you need to make the old feel new and to fall in love with your home all over again.

Wednesday 02/05/2020
Save Money Through Energy Efficiency
Updated: February 10, 2020 - 2:46 am

(Family Features) As much as half of the average homeowner’s monthly utility expenses go toward cooling and heating, according to the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE). For many households, that makes energy the largest home-related expense each month, next to a mortgage payment.

How to Create a More Functional Laundry Room
Updated: February 10, 2020 - 2:46 am

(Family Features) A laundry room may be one of the spaces that you use the most, but cramped quarters and clutter can hinder your productivity. Eliminate the excuses and get your laundry room under control with these tips to add function to your washing routine.

Wednesday 01/29/2020
Put Safety First
Updated: February 03, 2020 - 2:45 am

Tips for using power tools like a pro

Starting a Home Remodeling Project
Updated: February 03, 2020 - 2:45 am

7 tips for choosing a qualified contractor

Wednesday 01/22/2020
Make the Most of Your Bathroom Renovation
Updated: January 27, 2020 - 2:49 am

(Family Features) Adding additional bathroom space to your home or renovating an outdated lavatory can improve your home’s usability and increase its value, too. To get the most practical benefits and value out of your new space, there are several factors to consider.

Bring New Life to Your Kitchen with Color
Updated: January 27, 2020 - 2:49 am

(Family Features) Just as filling your plate with colorful foods is typically good for your body, filling your kitchen with color can be good for the soul. In fact, color is an important element in interior design not only for its aesthetic value, but also because it can shape perceptions and emotions.

Wednesday 01/15/2020
Resolve to Be a Healthier You
Updated: January 20, 2020 - 2:51 am

(Family Features) While traveling more, losing weight and quitting bad habits are annually among some of the most popular New Year’s resolutions, the turn of the calendar does represent a perfect opportunity to better yourself in multiple ways.

Top 10 Travel Destinations to Start the New Decade
Updated: January 20, 2020 - 2:51 am

(Family Features) For many, traveling offers an opportunity to disconnect from the everyday and experience new places and cultures. With the beginning of a new decade, it is the perfect time to start deciding your next travel adventures.

Wednesday 01/08/2020
Understanding Rare Cancers
Updated: January 13, 2020 - 2:45 am

Four facts to know about one type of rare cancer, soft tissue sarcomas

5 Ways to Help Keep Your Dog Happy and Healthy
Updated: January 13, 2020 - 2:45 am

(Family Features) There are many emotional benefits to owning a dog, such as companionship and unconditional love, but a pet can also positively affect his or her owners’ physical health, too.

Save Your Way to Lower Home Insurance
Updated: January 13, 2020 - 2:45 am

(Family Features) If your homeowner insurance rates are creeping up even though you haven’t filed any claims, it may be time to take a look at how you can bring those prices back down.

Healthy at Home
Updated: January 13, 2020 - 2:45 am

How to improve indoor airflow and quality

Wednesday 01/01/2020
Room-by-Room Renovations
Updated: January 06, 2020 - 2:55 am

Small changes that add up to a big impact

Make Your Weight Loss Goals a Reality
Updated: January 06, 2020 - 2:55 am

(Family Features) Losing weight is a highly personal journey as a wide range of factors can affect a person’s ability to do so. There’s no one approach to weight loss; rather, the best approach is the one that fits your life and body best.

Give Your Kitchen a Facelift
Updated: January 06, 2020 - 2:55 am

(Family Features) Whether completely remodeling your kitchen or just looking for a few simple upgrades to make your cooking space shine, it can be difficult to know where to begin.

Foster a Love for Literacy
Updated: January 06, 2020 - 2:55 am

(Family Features) Reading plays an obvious role in academic performance, but it’s also an essential life skill. Literacy and effective communication go hand-in-hand, and inspiring a child to embrace reading and writing can help open a world of opportunity.

Apps You’ll App-reciate on Your Next Trip
Updated: January 06, 2020 - 2:55 am

(Family Features) From planning your next getaway to managing your vacation budget, there are myriad apps you can use to make your trip a seamless, more enjoyable experience.

Wednesday 12/25/2019
Clever Kitchen Upgrades
Updated: December 30, 2019 - 2:33 am

Fresh colors and textures for a functional kitchen style

7 Steps to Take Before Hitting the Road this Holiday
Updated: December 30, 2019 - 2:33 am

(Family Features) If you’re among the millions of Californians who will hit the road for the holidays, you’ll want to make sure your car is road-trip ready.

5 Winter Home Safety Tips
Updated: December 30, 2019 - 2:33 am

(Family Features) When you see frost on the windows in the morning, feel the crunch of leaves underfoot and hear the roar of fire in the fireplace, old man winter has returned.

Wednesday 12/18/2019
5 Financial Tips for Teens
Updated: December 23, 2019 - 2:34 am

(Family Features) When it comes to economics, many teens’ mouths write checks their knowledge can’t cash.

Put Some Stoke In Your Stocking
Updated: December 23, 2019 - 2:34 am

(Family Features) The holidays can be a stressful time. From family events or planning your own gathering to finding the perfect gift for your loved ones, it seems like there is never enough time.

Wednesday 12/11/2019
Holiday Gifting Made Easy
Updated: December 16, 2019 - 2:36 am

Gift ideas for everyone on your list

A Streaming Solution for Subscription Fatigue
Updated: December 16, 2019 - 2:36 am

(Family Features) Entertainment seekers have an almost overwhelming number of options available today when it comes to viewing television shows and movies. The rise in alternative entertainment options, such as streaming video services, has only increased the amount of choices.

4 Ways to Share the Holidays with Your Pet
Updated: December 16, 2019 - 2:36 am

(Family Features) The holiday season is filled with traditions, seasonal meals and festivities. With busy calendars, it can be easy to get caught up with a long to-do list when the true joy of the season is in creating meaningful memories with loved ones, including pets.

Protect the World’s Children this Holiday Season
Updated: December 16, 2019 - 2:36 am

(Family Features) The holidays signal a time for family gatherings, traditions and the spirit of giving. Make this holiday season even more meaningful by giving gifts that help children in need around the globe.

When Holidays are Hard
Updated: December 16, 2019 - 2:36 am

Tips for coping with a food-centric season

Let Trends Guide Your 2020 Travel
Updated: December 16, 2019 - 2:36 am

(Family Features) While there’s plenty to be said for taking the proverbial road less traveled, fellow tourists can provide a wealth of knowledge to help shape a vacation filled with lifelong memories.

Give the Gift of Travel
Updated: December 16, 2019 - 2:36 am

(Family Features) Finding the perfect gift for someone who already has it all may be easier when you stop thinking in terms of “things.” A gift that creates an unforgettable experience, like a trip to a special destination, may be more meaningful than a trinket under the tree.

Home Decorating for the Holidays
Updated: December 16, 2019 - 2:36 am

(Family Features) Chances are good that at some point during the holiday season, you’ll welcome guests into your home. Whether you lease or own your home, creating a cozy, festive setting for holiday gatherings can actually be quite simple, especially if you take on the project one room at a time.

Wednesday 12/04/2019
Prepare Your Family for Winter Weather
Updated: December 09, 2019 - 2:37 am

(Family Features) While the impact of winter weather varies across the country, nearly all Americans are affected in some capacity each year as temperatures drop, from freezing rain to severe blizzards. One of the key dangers when severe weather strikes is the potential loss of heat, power and communication services. Making a portable generator part of your family’s emergency plan can help keep your loved ones safe and warm in the event of an unexpected power outage.

Spruce Up Your Guestroom for the Holidays
Updated: December 09, 2019 - 2:37 am

(Family Features) The holidays are typically a time for lots of merriment and cheer. They also often include an abundance of guests visiting your home, which means it’s time to get the guestroom ready for family and friends who’ll be spending time with you this season.

3 Holiday Activities to Engage with Loved Ones
Updated: December 09, 2019 - 2:37 am

(Family Features) Any time can be the right time to enjoy memorable moments with family members, but the holidays present a special opportunity to have meaningful conversations and interactions with loved ones.

Warm, Cozy and Eco-Friendly
Updated: December 09, 2019 - 2:37 am

Earth-friendly home improvements for winter

Remodel Your Way to a Bigger ROI
Updated: December 09, 2019 - 2:37 am

(Family Features) Homeowners and renters remodel, redesign and restructure their homes for a variety of reasons. Even a newly constructed dream home needs improvements over time.

On-Trend Home Design
Updated: December 09, 2019 - 2:37 am

(Family Features) If a home makeover is on your horizon, it’s the perfect time to take note of design trends that may help shape your project. Today’s hottest looks leave plenty of room for personal interpretation, so it’s easier than ever to incorporate the latest looks for a home that seamlessly blends your personality with on-trend decor and design elements.

Break Free from Costly Streaming Services
Updated: December 09, 2019 - 2:37 am

(Family Features) Monthly subscription fees for streaming video services can really add up. That’s why television, film and music stars – such as The Pussycat Dolls lead singer Nicole Sherzinger, Terrance Howard (“Hustle & Flow,” “Empire”), Chris Noth (“Sex and the City,” “Law & Order”), Carmen Electra (“Baywatch,” “Scary Movie”) and Colton Underwood and Cassie Randolph from season 23 of “The Bachelor” – are breaking up with their paid streaming services in new commercials that appear to be typical therapy sessions, instead opting for a free streaming option like Tubi. With more than 15,000 movies and TV shows, the advertiser-supported service is available on nearly every type of device, including Android and iOS mobile devices, video game consoles, plug-and-play streaming devices and more.

Wednesday 11/27/2019
From lawn mowers to snowblowers – equipment prep for changing seasons
Updated: February 28, 2020 - 2:32 am

(BPT) - As you finish yard cleanup and watch the forecast for signs of winter, it’s time to make that transition from lawn equipment to snow removal equipment.

Bringing Communities Together
Updated: December 02, 2019 - 3:08 am

(Family Features) It’s important today to find ways to connect with others to help deepen your understanding of those around you. In a time when differences seem to dominate today’s culture, it can help to find similarities, draw connections and bridge worlds.

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