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    Haven't you always wanted a high-end bidet? Here's what to look for

    (BPT) - There’s no shortage of choices when it comes to bidet toilets. If you’re someone who insists on having the best, here's a tidbit to simplify your search: The evolution of the bidet largely occurred in Japan. Though the French get credit for inventing the bidet, it was actually Japanese innovation that reshaped the bidet experience into a must-have luxury.

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    5 do's and don’ts of fire safety

    (BPT) - A fire department responds to a fire every 24 seconds, and a small flame can turn into a major fire rapidly. With Americans spending more time at home than ever before, it is important to be ready before disaster strikes. To ensure your family is prepared for the unexpected, make sure you know these five fire safety do's and don’ts from First Alert:

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    4 easy – and effective – ways to protect your home

    (BPT) - Data collected in recent years by the FBI has revealed that there are roughly 2.5 million burglaries a year. This averages out to one burglary about every 13 seconds nationwide. So, while many feel safe and secure at home, one can never be too prepared when it comes to protecting your loved ones.

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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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Wednesday 10/21/2020
Energy Savers that Make Cents'
Updated: October 22, 2020 - 2:33 am

(Family Features) A home that operates efficiently isn’t just better for the environment. Ensuring your home systems are as efficient as possible can also help reduce the financial burden of maintaining your home throughout the year.

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Bring New Life to Your Kitchen with Color
Updated: October 22, 2020 - 2:33 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.

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Colorful Kitchen Inspiration: 5 impactful, on-trend cabinet stylings
Updated: October 22, 2020 - 2:33 am

5 impactful, on-trend cabinet stylings

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Tuesday 10/20/2020
Don’t Forget to Clean the Thing that Cleans! [Infographic]
Posted: October 20, 2020

(BPT) - Many people think appliances are the things that do the cleaning, not the things that need cleaning. But without proper care, grime, soap scum and other odor-causing residues can build up overtime — even in the parts you can’t see. Fortunately, there is an easy and efficient way to clean the inside of your appliances. Learn more about appliance care products and other helpful tips!

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Wednesday 10/14/2020
Midsized Cities Heat Up Housing Market
Updated: October 17, 2020 - 2:33 am

(NewsUSA) - Homebuying is hot, but priorities are shifting, as homebuyers focus on factors such as larger homes and yards with room for remote work and virtual schooling.

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6 simple tricks to cut fall cleaning time in half
Updated: October 16, 2020 - 2:31 am

(BPT) - Kids, pets, changing seasons plus more time at home working and studying remotely means your house can become mighty messy rather quickly. This doesn't mean you have to spend more time cleaning, though. In fact, with a few tips and tricks, you can reduce your cleaning time significantly so you can sit back and enjoy the results of a tidy, organized space.

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4 Ways to Help Your New Cat Adapt to Your Home
Updated: October 19, 2020 - 2:33 am

(Family Features) Welcoming a new cat can be an exciting time in your household. Between the affectionate purrs, playtimes and cuddles, a cat can add a lot of personality, fun and special memories to a family. Don’t be a scaredy-cat because with some preparation and patience, you and your new feline friend can set up a successful transition in no time.

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An Outside-the-Box, DIY Halloween Costume Combination
Updated: October 19, 2020 - 2:33 am

(Family Features) Even though Halloween may look a little different this year for many families, there are still ways to make the most of popular seasonal traditions, like costumes, spooky decor and festive treats.

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The Heart Can't Wait: What to know about AFib and COVID-19
Updated: October 19, 2020 - 2:33 am

What to know about AFib and COVID-19

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Commit to Getting the Care You Need as You Age
Updated: October 19, 2020 - 2:33 am

(Family Features) Older adults in America are living longer lives and will outnumber people under the age of 18 by nearly 500,000 by 2034, according to the U.S. Census Bureau.

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Monday 09/28/2020
Bring personalized expression into kitchen design
Updated: October 22, 2020 - 2:33 am

(BPT) - Personalizing a kitchen’s design is an opportunity to showcase true individuality. The space will feel like a true reflection of self when finished with handpicked details. Adding special touches throughout a space, from unique materials to striking statement pieces, can work together to form that cohesive, yet individualized feel.

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Thursday 09/24/2020
Top tips for weathering storm season
Updated: October 22, 2020 - 2:33 am

(BPT) - It’s not over yet. Just past the peak of hurricane season weather forecasters have already had to resort to the Greek alphabet to name storms. And with severe storms and tornados appearing around the country, it is more important than ever to take steps and be prepared before, during and after a storm.

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Wednesday 09/02/2020
3 ways to build a lasting dream deck with steel framing
Updated: October 22, 2020 - 2:33 am

(BPT) - A recent Houzz survey reports that 1 in 5 homeowners who underwent home renovations in the last year made exterior upgrades to their property. Breaking it down further, 1 in 8 of those weekend warriors funneled their energy into a complete deck overhaul. With the rising popularity of DIY home improvement projects in today’s ever-evolving landscape, these statistics will only continue to climb.

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Thursday 08/27/2020
Tips for jump-starting your next home project — safely
Updated: October 22, 2020 - 2:33 am

(BPT) - While health and safety concerns remain top of mind for all Americans, many are also using this season and the extra time at home to get started on long-awaited home improvement projects. Thankfully, there are plenty of ways to achieve your vision for your abode safely, with a little planning and know how, while practicing social distancing.

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Wednesday 08/12/2020
The latest in home fire safety
Updated: October 22, 2020 - 2:33 am

(BPT) - While the office, school and home now share one roof, keeping your house and family safe has never been more important. Thanks to enhanced safety technology, you can better protect against the threats of smoke, fire and carbon monoxide (CO), allowing you to go about your busy lifestyle without skipping a beat. When upgrading your protection, make sure to install alarms with the latest safety enhancements. Alarms should be installed on every level of the home, including in each bedroom and outside every sleeping area.

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Friday 08/07/2020
Pet-friendly design tips
Updated: October 22, 2020 - 2:33 am

(BPT) - Whether you're dreaming of a complete home remodel or a simple decor update, you may not be factoring your pets in your decision-making and overall design process. But how many times have you regretted a furniture or upholstery choice once Fido or Fluffy got their paws (and fur) on it?

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Monday 08/03/2020
How to use the noir aesthetic in home design
Updated: October 22, 2020 - 2:33 am

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Tuesday 07/28/2020
4 home improvements that may affect your homeowners insurance
Updated: October 22, 2020 - 2:33 am

(BPT) - Many of today’s homeowners have been inspired by house-flipping shows to learn practical tips and savvy tricks to either increase their home’s resale value or, for those who prefer to stay put, refresh their living space for its long-term use. While these shows highlight the newest trends that resonate with new buyers or help customize a house to an owner’s current needs, what they don’t tell you is how remodeling might affect your homeowners insurance coverage.

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Wednesday 07/15/2020
Have time and energy? 5 affordable DIY projects homeowners can finish now
Updated: October 22, 2020 - 2:33 am

(BPT) - Paid Content by Vanderbilt Mortgage and Finance, Inc.

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Wednesday 07/08/2020
Simple solutions to create a modern home oasis
Updated: October 22, 2020 - 2:33 am

(BPT) - When people think of modern homes, many picture classic floor-to-ceiling glass windows, white rooms and contemporary furniture. The reality is, adding modern touches to your home does not require a rebuild, a huge investment or a blank space. A few design tips and simple swaps can transform your existing space into an updated, modern oasis.

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