Monthly Archives: September 2017

5 tips to keep ticks away

Researchers are predicting 2017 will be one of the worst years for ticks that we have seen in quite some time — and by all indications, those researchers are correct. People who have found themselves pulling ticks off their pets, children and their own bodies can readily attest to this. The qu...

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Transform your backyard with these 3 elements

It’s amazing to contemplate that all the famous paintings in history — from da Vinci’s Mona Lisa to van Gogh’s Starry Night — are essentially formed from three primary colors. Artists skillfully combine red, yellow and blue to formulate an infinite range of colors to br...

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Top 4 tips to help you get the sleep you need

If you’re reading this, there’s a good chance you’re not getting enough sleep. You could probably use a nap, and you’re not alone. Data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) shows that about 70 million U.S. adults report sleeping six hours or less on avera...

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5 green lifestyle changes that are positively habit-forming

Going green: It’s more than an idea — it’s a fundamental change you make to support the environment and reduce your carbon footprint. In making this change, you probably started with the small stuff. You turn the lights off when you’re not in the room, unplug devices that are...

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5 mouthwatering ways to keep the feeling of summer

Leaves are beginning to change colors, kids are back in school and you’re probably wearing more layers than you did a few weeks ago. Like it or not, the signs are all there: autumn is coming. But that does not mean the favorite flavors of summer have to go away. Hold off on covering the grill...

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How to lower your monthly mortgage payment

Owning your own home comes with many advantages, including escaping rising rents and the personal and financial stability associated with homeownership. Fortunately, millions of Americans, with less than 20 percent down, have been able to buy a home sooner thanks to mortgage insurance (MI). If you d...

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Want to lose weight? Research proves a big breakfast is the first step

If you want to lose weight, you’re not alone. More than half of Americans desire to shed pounds, according to Gallup. This goal inspires people to take action in many ways, from increasing exercise to modifying meals. One thing many people do is skip breakfast in order to lower calorie intake....

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Cinco maneras de convertir un baño principal pequeño en una habitación de lujo

Si está pensando en remodelar su baño pequeño, ya debe saber numerosos estudios demuestran que la actualización de un cuarto de baño de cualquier tamaño puede incrementar el valor de una vivienda. Sin embargo, probablemente ignore unas estadísticas pr...

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Back-to-school lessons for drivers

With Americans around the country adjusting their daily commutes and driving habits to accommodate back-to-school schedules, it is a great time to brush up on Driving 101. Take the stress out of back-to-school travel by practicing these safe driving tips. Steer away from old habits Even something as...

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3 steps to help freelancers and gig economy workers avoid a tax blunder

More and more people are earning extra cash by freelancing in the sharing economy. That may mean writing on the side, playing music on the weekends, driving for ride-sharing services like Uber or Lyft or selling handmade jewelry on Etsy. No matter how the money flows in, gig economy earners must be...

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