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Parents: School is back in session, time to teach kids vital financial lessons
Parents are the most important source of financial education for kids. Here are ways to share money knowledge with kids of all ages.
 
6 simple steps to an organized and sensational garage space
Move over kitchens and bathrooms, homeowners are focusing on a new part of the home: the garage.
 
4 tips for conserving 'invisible' water every day
Are you aware of how much water your family really uses every day? Consider these tips for curtailing "invisible" water consumption.
 
How to avoid crowds in Rome
Enjoy the city, not the lines when you visit Rome.
 
Take a trip around the world without leaving the kitchen
Exploring the cuisines of different cultures is easier than ever. With a few tips, you can take a culinary world tour in your own kitchen.
 
Simple ways to make sure your garage isn't costing you money on utility bills
Secrets of insulating your garage and garage door, to reduce energy costs.
 
Simple DIY steps to protect your car through all seasons
Your car needs to be prepared for the varying weather ahead - just like people do. Here are a few easy DIY projects to keep your car looking new and running for seasons to come.
 
Flu fighters: Busting six sickening flu myths
Here is the truth behind six sickening myths about the flu.
 
Tips on how to prepare your windows and doors for winter and save energy
Windows and doors can be more energy efficient this winter with a few simple maintenance tasks.
 
Bring your family together with a fun, yet simple football-watching party
Football season has arrived, and it's time to get started planning those football-watching parties so you can root the home team toward victory and post-season success.
 
Dry bottoms and rockin' tunes: The recipe for happy babies, survey says
Find out what helps baby to wake up happy.
 
Fall clean-up tips for your lawn and garden tools
As you prep your landscaping and garden for a winter's slumber, it's a good idea to review the tools you used all summer.
 
Pet-proofing your home in preparation for adopting a shelter animal
Adoption is the most rewarding way to obtain a pet. A few pet-proofing precautions can ensure your pet enjoys a warm welcome to his new home.
 
Childproof your finances: Tips for new parents
Adding a child affects a family's budget. Here are tips to child-proof your family's finances.
 
Improve your entire day with these easy breakfast ideas
A better breakfast may be the simple secret to shedding weight and keeping it off. Here are quick breakfast ideas that can help.
 
Celebrating those who make a difference in the lives of people affected by rare blood cancers, myeloproliferative neoplasms (MPNs)
Dealing with any serious health problem can be an isolating experience. But it can be especially difficult for those living with a rare disease because information, resources and treatment options may be hard to find.
 
Natural cedar, a great material to help reduce your environmental footprint
Many homeowners think using Western red cedar for decks, siding or other garden structures depletes the forest, when in fact, the exact opposite is true.
 
Five ways to save big money on your cellphone bill
Five simple moves can help reduce your monthly cellphone expense.
 
The simple DIY trick to eliminate pesky floor squeaks
Annoying at best and disruptive to work and sleep at worst, floor creaks are easier to eliminate than you may think.
 
4 questions to ask before purchasing a new home
Buying a new house is an exciting time in your life. Because it is one of the most important investments you'll make for yourself and your family, there are many important factors to consider.
 
Accomplish your to-do list of finishing the deck with ease this fall
What many people don't know is that the deck-refinishing process has greatly improved over the years.
 
Swapping ingredients and habits for healthier living
When it comes to cooking, you're always on the lookout for new recipes, easy shortcuts and ways to make familiar recipes healthier without sacrificing the great taste.
 
Give your home a colorful makeover in just a weekend
Are you limited on time but want to upgrade your home? Some easy home improvements can be achieved in a weekend.
 
Chic storage ideas to corral clutter
Snowy walkways and icy roads aren't the only hazards of winter. Here are tips for reducing winter-induced clutter inside your home.
 
Choosing the hardwood floor that's right for you
Tips for choosing hardwood flooring that suits your home and lifestyle.
 
Healthy tips and advice for lowering your risk of heart disease
A number of conditions can lead to heart disease, such as diabetes and high cholesterol. What's more - heart disease does not discriminate by race or gender.
 
Taking control for healthier aging
As adults age, they often face different health challenges than those experienced during their youth; however, there are several key steps that can be taken to improve their chances of maintaining good health.
 
Upgrades that scream 'luxury' with cheaper-than-you-think price tags
Tired of costly decorating ploys that don't add drama? Here are surprisingly affordable improvements that deliver high impact.
 
Create a cozy and clutter-free kitchen
Clearing clutter in the kitchen can help you achieve a more enjoyable, workable space.
 
Change-of-season checklist for lowering home energy costs
A simple checklist of projects can help homeowners prepare for winter and lower their energy costs.
 
Modern man cave musts
Take a few tips to create a more mature man cave.
 
Protecting your kid's data starts with you
Technology is facilitating learning for children at every grade level, but it's important for parents and educators to protect children's information.
 
5 common weatherization myths ... busted
Don't get cold feet when it's time to winterize your home - the truth behind common weatherizing myths.
 
Tips to keep tools in top shape
Take care of your valuable home improvement and gardening tools with these tips.
 
Korea offers undiscovered beauty, romantic spa getaways
Daydreaming of a lush spa getaway? How about an exotic change of scenery? South Korea offers all of this and more.
 
5 DIY fall yard cleanup tips
These five simple DIY fall yard chores can help prep your lawn for next spring.
 
Auto insight: What makes synthetic oil different from conventional oil?
What you should know about synthetic oil and its benefits for different vehicles and needs.
 
5 fast fixes for a fabulous bath
With simple updates that cost less than $100 each, you can create a fabulous bathroom.
 
Travel secrets revealed: How to experience a destination like a local
Travelers want more from their vacations, including authentic experiences. Knowing where the locals go is key to discovering the hidden gems of any destination. Here's the tricks of travel insiders.
 
Forward-looking luxury at the forefront of today's bathroom renovation trends
From aging in place to an emphasis on luxury, renovating Americans weigh multiple objectives when updating their homes.
 
Simple DIY projects that save your home from water damage
Rain, hail, ice, flooding - these are all the result of seasonal weather changes that can cause water damage to your home. With a few easy DIY updates, you can help protect your home and feel confident.
 
4 ways to discover the design potential of the '5th wall'
Ceilings are the "fifth wall" of any room, and they offer homeowners an opportunity to further express their decorating creativity.
 
3 reasons now is the time to get vaccinated
Vaccines protect you from serious and sometimes deadly diseases. Yet most adults in the United States are not fully vaccinated. Here is what the experts recommend.
 
One simple home improvement cuts noise pollution while boosting energy savings
Spray foam insulation not only improves your home's energy efficiency, it can make it quieter inside, too.
 
Modern parents look to mobile devices for hassle-free meals
Today, more people than ever before are diving into their smartphones and tablets to remove a bit of stress from their day-to-day routines, including planning healthy meals.
 
Millennial homeowners: Simple, affordable ways to personalize home decor
Personalizing your home decor is as simple as choosing the right products and taking on a few projects.
 
Planned or spontaneous, pull off your next party with ease
No matter if they're planned or spur-of-the-moment, you can host a fall gathering without doing a lot of work.
 
Add curb appeal to your home inspired by architecture
If you want to give your home a fresh new look, it's easy to update your curb appeal based on the style of architecture you like.
 
5 packing tips to make the back-to-college move easier
While college students usually don't have a lot of belongings that need to be moved, the process can be exhausting and overwhelming. These tips will help to make the move easier.
 
Tips on how to give your home an annual checkup
Give your home an annual checkup before cold weather arrives to help add comfort, save energy and cut home maintenance in the long-run.
 
Keep growing with season-extending gardening tips for fall
The approach of fall doesn't mean it's time for gardeners to hang up their hat, gloves and trowel. Here are tips to help keep you growing through fall.
 
Your how-to guide for an amazing deck makeover
This is perfect deck season but before you mix that pitcher of lemonade or fire up the grill, you may want to give your deck a much-needed makeover.
 
Getting hitched at home? Things you should think about first
Hosting your wedding in your own backyard can cut costs and give you more flexibility, but you must address some critical details before you walk down the aisle.
 
The great debate: Stacking TVs and fireplaces
A great debate is happening on if a TV and fireplace can be stacked, creating one focal point in a room.
 
5 summer paint projects to create a splash
Looking for a project that will create a new look this year? Here are five ideas to get you started.
 
What employers want: the 3 'Cs'
Whether you are an employer looking to hire someone or the person looking to get hired, it's all about competency.
 
Help kids get organized and inspired
With the right tools, creating good organization habits in the spaces kids use the most, is easy and can help prepare them to be more independent later in life.
 
How to help veterans who've returned home from service
Purple Heart medal recipients can join the Military Order of the Purple Heart, an organization that supports veterans and their families. Volunteer and financial assistance is needed year-round to continue these services.
 
Outdoor living made easy with home improvements that boost comfort and value
A few home improvements can ensure seasons full of outdoor comfort on your deck or patio, all while enhancing your house's value and exterior aesthetic.
 
Fall projects to make your home sensational
Take your seasonal project to the next level with these fun ideas.
 
Employee engagement is the secret for small businesses to stay productive and make money
Having engaged employees in your business can lead to better employee performance and higher profits for the company.
 
How to find $500 in energy savings in 5 rooms
With the demand for electricity and natural gas rising, right along with energy costs, American homeowners can easily spend hundreds of dollars a month on utility bills. Read more on how you can save $500.
 
Safety essentials so you can enjoy the great outdoors
Learn what you need to pack to turn your outdoor adventure into an amazing summer vacation.
 
Bring variety to foods served at your picnics and cookouts
Use these fun tips to inject some new life into the traditional foods your family always requests at picnics.
 
From battlefield to boardroom ... jobs report suggests more positive employment environment for military veterans
Employment opportunities seem to be on the upswing for military veterans, which is encouraging for the hundreds of thousands of service members returning from duty who are looking for new civilian career opportunities.
 
This Independence Day, help start a national conversation about an often-neglected issue in women's health: sex after menopause
Some women say sex after menopause is fabulous. For millions of others, it's something to avoid. Yet many suffer in silence finding it too awkward and uncomfortable to bring up.
 
Decoding pet food claims to find the ideal nutrition for your furry family member
With so many pet foods available, labels and claims can quickly get confusing. Here's what you need to know to ensure your pet is getting the best nutrition possible.
 
Keep your car cool on the road this summer
Summer temperatures can be notoriously hard on your car. Take preventive measures to protect your car from unfortunate and inconvenient break downs.
 
Deck dreaming: 5 easy steps to plan the perfect deck
Breathing new life into an old deck is easy with a few simple projects.
 
The tools you need to increase your home's curb appeal this year
Can the look and condition of your roof affect the resale value and curb appeal of your home? What about your window frames, entry door or shutters? The answer is absolutely.
 
Three success tips for converting an attic into living space
Converting an attic into living space is a great way to gain room without moving up. Here's what you need to know about attic conversions.
 
Easy DIY projects that boost curb appeal for less than $100
Curb appeal doesn't have to be costly. Here are projects that can enhance your home for less than $100.
 
Important guidelines for landing that perfect job
If you're a recent college graduate, landing the perfect job takes planning and finesse. Here are some tips that can help.
 
5 simple projects to revive outdoor spaces in one weekend or less
You can get your deck party-ready this summer with a weekend's worth of simple projects.
 
Packing for your summer trip: wardrobe essentials
Make packing for summer travel simple with these wardrobe essentials.
 
Celebrate patio season with elegant and affordable outdoor updates
Patio season is here, which means hosting family and friends for warm-weather gatherings and barbecues. With just a bit of creative vision, you'll have an al fresco affair to remember in no time at all.
 
Teaching kids to give back
Find out how you can encourage your kids to volunteer and give back to your community.
 
Simple, smart ways to spend less time on chores, more on fun this summer
Summer is short. Spend more time enjoying it and less on chores with these time-saving tips.
 
Dorm rooms that rock: Simple tips for style and organization
Simple ways to keep small spaces organized and stylish.
 
Overcome common gardening challenges with raised beds and planters
Small spaces and poor soil quality are no obstacle to gardening when you choose to plant in raised beds and planter boxes. Here's what you need to know.
 
Simple updates make homes environmentally friendly
A few easy updates can make your home more beautiful, environmentally friendly and energy efficient.
 
Grilling enhances the flavors of summer
Grilling makes the most of summer flavors. Here's how to maximize your grilling enjoyment.
 
The tween years: How to survive as a parent
The tween years are tough for everyone. Some expert advice can help parents cope with the trials of tweenhood.
 
Tips to make outdoor play a priority this summer
Keeping your kids active and playing during the summer months is important. Here are a few creative ways to inspire families to put down the devices and get outdoors this summer.
 
How one woman's cancer journey was transformed into art
A cancer diagnosis can be one of the scariest moments in a person's life, but now, more than ever, that diagnosis doesn't have to be a death sentence.
 
Escape a cooking rut with bold flavors the whole family will enjoy
Break out of the cooking rut cycle with a few easy tips that will have you exploring new flavors in no time.
 
Summer's hottest 'deck-cessories'
See what's trending now when it comes to making outdoor spaces as stylish and functional as they can be.
 
Tips to find great gifts for kids that will keep them engaged for hours
Finding toys and games that will capture and hold a child's interest takes a little bit of talent, some luck and knowledge of what's happening in the industry. Here are some tips.
 
Make a grand entrance: simple ideas to refresh your entryway
Your front door and entrance is often the first thing others notice about your home. Make a positive first impression with these ideas.
 
Easy methods to give your home a summer spruce up
Summer provides a great opportunity to go deep and tackle the DIY-oriented tasks around the home. Check out these tips to give your home a summer spruce-up, without breaking the bank.
 
Smart, stylish solutions keep your entire home cool - without disrupting home decor
You don't have to pay for central A/C or compromise your decor to keep your home cool this summer.
 
Design inspiration at your fingertips: Homeowners go digital to jumpstart home improvement projects
If you're planning a remodel, online resources can help you bring your vision to life, and create a detailed design plan before you begin the project.
 
Home organization starts with the right tools: How to get everyone on the same page
No home is truly in order if the people who live in it are disorganized. Tips, tools and tricks to get your family organized.
 
Mint lightens and brightens summer dishes
This year, mint is making its mark in the culinary scene in some new and unexpected ways.
 
Make it easy: Tips for staying productive this summer
The following tips can help you ensure that the technology you have makes it easy to make more happen in less time so you can enjoy summer.
 
Lawn mower accessories help get landscaping jobs done efficiently and professionally
At home, efficiency means being able to get the household and landscaping chores done so you can spend time with the family. Here's how.
 
Get decked out: prep your outdoor living space for a party
Planning some outdoor entertaining? Try these tips for making your patio, porch or deck party-perfect.
 
DIY projects to turn your backyard into a summer oasis
Are you looking for easy do-it-yourself projects to spruce up your backyard? Here are a few projects to help turn your backyard into a space you'll look forward to showing off all summer long.
 
Fight childhood hunger to keep kids healthy this summer
Many children who rely on free or reduced cost meals during the school year are at risk of going hungry during the summer months.
 
How to trick the eyes with the magic of home improvement
Perform some magic of your own using simple home improvement tips to fool the eyes and transform small, drab spaces into ones that will surely astound and amaze.
 
Seeing the USA? Summer travel that includes unique hardwood hotspots
Finalizing your summer travel plans? Thinking outside the box to find destinations that combine history, architecture and nature can make travel that much more memorable.
 
Smart ideas to get your car running, and looking, its best before your next road trip
Top tips for getting your wheels road-trip ready this summer.
 
Do's and don'ts: the art of tackling your tile project
When you add a tile to a room, it transforms each space with a fresh, clean and customized look. Here are some simple tips to plan the look and feel of a room using tile.
 
Top time-saving kitchen appliances to help unleash your inner chef
Whether you are a self-proclaimed expert or new to the kitchen, the following four ideas will be sure to help unleash your inner chef, while saving time preparing your favorite meals.
 
Putting herself first: Easy tips to help women to focus on their own health
This is the perfect time of year for women to focus on their own health, especially as schedules slow down for the summer months.
 
Laboring under misconceptions: Epidural myths may keep women from reliable pain management
It's one of the most effective, safest and widely used forms of pain management for women in labor, yet there are misconceptions about epidurals.
 
Update your workout gear to whip your fitness routine into shape
To maximize the effectiveness of your fitness routine, you'll need some summer fitness gear to kick off your workout and keep going strong.
 
Be your own health advocate to live well and save money with Medicare
Being an advocate for your health can help keep you well, and could save you money on your Medicare coverage, too.
 
All aboard: Family friendly tips to make your cleaning projects a snap
So you can get those summertime deep cleaning projects out of the way and get outside to enjoy the warmer weather, here are some quick tips to help make your home sparkle.
 
Simple twists to make summer cooking even more sensational
This season why not enhance traditional foods with a few unique twists? These simple updates to classic summer dishes will have everyone raving.
 
Take the hassle out of moving your boxes to a new home
Moving is exciting and worrisome at the same time. Some planning and organizing can help take the stress out of moving day.
 
Keep cool this summer while saving money
Hotter weather can translate into higher costs if your home isn't operating efficiently. There are simple things you can do throughout your home to keep cool while saving money.
 
Wedding smarts: Before the 'I do's' remember these important insurance to do's
Planning a wedding is hectic, but there are also some vital details pertaining to insurance that many prospective newlyweds overlook.
 
Spend smart and score brilliantly: Improve your credit score with these credit card best practices
Learn how smart credit card practices can improve your credit score.
 
5 home improvements that boost safety, comfort and the value of your home
Some of the most valuable home improvements aren't visual. Here are five behind-the-scenes upgrades to improve a home's safety, comfort and value.
 
Critical program helps veterans find health care and other benefits
Sometimes challenges after military service is complete are just as difficult as those on the battlefield. Honor veterans by supporting services that address health concerns in the areas of suicide prevention, PTS, traumatic brain injury and women's health concerns.
 
How to change careers in 5 simple steps
If you're contemplating a career change, there are some important things to consider. These five tips will help you gain confidence in your decision to transform your work.
 
Simple design tips for bringing outdoor freshness into indoor spaces
Although it's not always possible to increase the amount of time spent outside, it is possible to transform your interior environments allowing you to experience outdoor freshness even if you're inside.
 
Spray paint tips to flawlessly update your home's furniture
Whether your outdoor items are looking worn and weathered - or your indoor spaces need a pop of color - spray paint is the perfect solution.
 
Essential swim safety tips
Summer is a time to be spent in the pool, however, that pool time can be dangerous for infants and young kids. Keep youngsters safer in the water with these tips.
 
Well-heeled: Tips for picking high heels that are better for your feet
Love how your high heels make your legs look but hate how they make your feet feel? Try these expert tips for choosing heels that are better for your feet.
 
Most often-overlooked truth of curb appeal: Little things mean a lot
Attention to trim can go a long way toward boosting your home's curb appeal.
 
Stop home-maintenance headaches caused by the harsh weather
Intense weather may seem like a distant memory once the temperature warms, but the effects of severe climates may leave long-lasting damage to your home.
 
5 tips for a better lawn
Whether you're an expert or just a beginner, it's important to know how to properly care for and maintain your lawn - especially before the summer season begins.
 
How to choose a patio door to transform your home's view
Replacing your patio door is a great way to update your home and transform your view of your own backyard. Here's what you should know about picking one.
 
Stylize your space with simple, smart buys and updates
Learn these easy ways to improve your home's curb appeal.
 
Brown bagging potentially leads to $1 million retirement nest egg
Brown bag your lunch every day, sink the savings into your retirement account and you could easily build a nest egg of $1 million. Small changes in spending could add up to a more comfortable retirement.
 
Home design: the value of the ideal exterior color
Learn how to make your home the envy of the neighborhood.
 
3 expert tips for starting a successful vegetable garden
These three important tips can help ensure you have a successful home garden, no matter where you live.
 
Bird feeding faux pas? 5 easy, no-fret fixes
Are you guilty of bird feeding faux pas? Here are fast, easy fixes for five common feeding errors.
 
Selling this summer? 6 upgrades to secure a speedy sale
Upgrades can sell a home faster. Fortunately, some of the most effective improvements are also the most affordable.
 
Eyes get sunburned too: Doctor tips for being sun-wise with your eyes
There's a sun-sensitive organ that too often gets ignored: the eyes. Protect your peepers with these expert tips for spring and summer.
 
In the market for a mower? The A to Z of zero-turn mowers
Homeowners choose zero-turn lawn mowers for many reasons, including the ability to greatly reduce the amount of time they spend cutting their grass.
 
The best budget-friendly baby gear buys
Find the perfect things for your baby without sacrificing your budget at the same time.
 
Driveways to mailboxes: Oft-overlooked items that drive curb appeal
Cracked driveways to shabby mailboxes, these often-overlooked elements can detract from your home's curb appeal.
 
Entertaining at home? These easy tips will ensure your place is guest-ready in no time
Looking to throw the perfect house party? Follow these tips to make sure your event is a success.
 
Outdoor kitchens: Tools and tips to do it yourself
With the right tools and some know-how, it's possible to build your own outdoor kitchen this summer.
 
With drought across the country, you can do your part to conserve water
Having good water sense in and around your home can help you reduce your water bill and improve your environmental footprint.
 
Lighten up summer with delicious salads and fun activities
It's easy to get outside for activities the entire family will enjoy and to revamp your eating routine to help the family shape up for the summer.
 
'Tune-In' to Glioblastoma during Brain Cancer Awareness Month
In recognition of Brain Cancer Awareness Month this May, Twitter users everywhere can support glioblastoma (GBM) patients.
 
Create a safer environment for summer swimming fun
Drowning accidents tend to happen very, very quickly. The CDC reports that in most cases, the children involved were out of their parents' sight for less than five minutes. The good news: drowning can be prevented.
 
Four real estate tips to help buyers and sellers both win this summer
Everyone wants to win in the real estate market, but not all do. Some simple steps can help buyers and sellers both be happy with their outcomes.
 
Home improvements that make your home more valuable
If you're looking to make some home improvements without breaking the bank, spend smartly and invest time and money now into the projects that will pay back later.
 
Diaper disasters to ketchup squirts: How to laugh through life's messiest moments
Mess and ick are an inevitable part of everyday life, especially if you are a parent, but they are also part of what makes life interesting and humorous.
 
Backyard projects to turn the area into a treasured sanctuary
If you're planning to update your backyard this summer, be sure to use quality and natural products in building your projects.
 
10 gifts for all kinds of moms on Mother's Day
 
Find out the tricks to make your next BBQ amazing
With the temperatures inching up, BBQ enthusiasts are looking to turn up the heat. You can jumpstart the BBQ season by perfecting your skills and experimenting on the grill.
 
Save money, time and energy when you tackle these home improvements in tandem
In order to make the most of your home improvement resources, it makes sense to undertake certain projects in tandem.
 
5 college entrance exam tips to achieve success
To get into the college of your choice means a whirlwind of applications, university visits, admission interviews and exams. However, there are steps that students can take to have the best chance at success.
 
5 essential tips to turn your new house into a home
The act of moving can create unnecessary stress and tension, making the process less than desirable. Here are five tips to simplify the process.
 
Giving from the heart: Create meaningful, personalized gifts that are quick and easy to make
Don't fall into the trap of giving generic cards and gifts that are often discarded. It's easier than ever to create a special present that comes from the heart, for any occasion, with a few tips.
 
Cellphones, batteries, computers: Simple ways to recycle electronics and reduce e-waste
While Americans understand the benefits of recycling bottles, cans and paper, they aren't as savvy when it comes to recycling electronics. Here's how you can recycle popular consumer electronic devices.
 
Color your world: Quick, easy ways to brighten decor and wardrobe
Draw inspiration from Mother Nature and use color to brighten your spring and summer styles.
 
Simple tips to keep busy families organized
Keeping your family organized is harder now than it ever was before. Learn how technology can help you and your family stay ahead of the game.
 
Make the most of summer: 4 easy ways to go boating
Boating is a popular American pastime. This spring and summer, don't get left on the dock and take advantage of the warmer weather aboard a boat.
 
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