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5 smart tips to keep your home secure during your vacation

(BPT) - Excited for your summer vacation? You probably have several things to remember and get ready. The good news is that you can do some of them when you’re there, should you forget. Didn’t pack your bathing suit? Hello, outlet mall.

  • icon Posted: July 26

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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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Tuesday 07/26/2016
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Updated: July 27, 2016 - 3:32 am

(NAPSI)—Texans who are making a move, looking to save a few dollars or trying to go green can really score these days.

Monday 07/25/2016
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Updated: July 25, 2016 - 3:31 am

(Family Features) Pet owners are always looking for new ways to show their love for their four-legged friends. We know that treats and toys often do the trick, but what about making mealtime more exciting?

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Updated: July 25, 2016 - 3:31 am

(Family Features) Since opening its first store in 1986, the foundation of Mattress Firm’s success has been built on a commitment to its core values: service, integrity and passion. Now, celebrating its 30th anniversary this year, a three-decade journey has seen it grow from a single Houston store to 3,500 stores in 48 states. The following strategies can help grow the success of your business, too.

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Updated: July 25, 2016 - 3:31 am

(Family Features) In today’s digital world, creating memories with loved ones and experiencing the joys of Mother Nature are some of the best reasons to turn off the TV, put down the tablet and get outdoors. From picnics to wild adventures to simple backyard games, there are dozens of ways to help kids explore all the exciting ways to live life outside.

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Updated: July 25, 2016 - 3:31 am

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Cypress: The natural choice for siding
Updated: July 23, 2016 - 3:31 am

(BPT) - Known for its honey-like hues and ability to withstand the elements, cypress is fast becoming the go-to-product for siding and a host of other outdoor applications. There’s no denying it — cypress is a natural beauty. And with proper care and maintenance, it’s a product that will provide a lifetime of good looks and lasting performance. So let’s talk siding.