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Tips to Heat Your Home Affordably this Winter

(StatePoint) Climate control accounts for almost half the energy use in a typical U.S. home and is also the largest energy expense for most people -- but it doesn’t have to be. With a few simple solutions, you can be friendlier toward your wallet and the environment this winter.

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Thursday 11/20/2014
Tips to Update Your Home’s Technology
Updated: November 20, 2014 - 3:31 am

(StatePoint) When thinking about home updates, our attention so often turns to a fresh coat of paint or new décor, but some of the most practical, meaningful changes you can make to your home will truly modernize the way you live.

Monday 11/17/2014
Save on Splurge-Worthy Home Styles
Updated: November 17, 2014 - 3:32 am

(Family Features) In the fashion and design world, alternative materials that emulate high-end looks are trendy not only for their lower price point and low maintenance qualities, but thanks to advancements in design and technology, are often hard to differentiate from the real thing.

Bathroom Upgrades to Impress Guests
Updated: November 17, 2014 - 3:32 am

(Family Features) Game night, girls' night or family reunion - your home serves as the backdrop for many occasions. Preparing your space for friends and family can feel like a heavy undertaking, but with a few simple entertaining tips, hosts can wave goodbye to anxieties.

Bringing the Outside Indoors
Updated: November 17, 2014 - 3:32 am

(Family Features) When the weather conditions are just right, a relaxing evening spent on the porch or patio is perfect for enjoying good company and the beauty of the outside world. Wouldn't it be nice to enjoy these comforts regardless of the season?

Eliminate Stains This Holiday Season
Updated: November 17, 2014 - 3:32 am

(Family Features) Parties filled with festive drinks, food and fun are in full swing this holiday season. Every event is a chance to come away with great memories, plenty of pictures and sometimes, a stubborn stain or two.

Tips for Tackling Holiday Messes
Updated: November 17, 2014 - 3:32 am

(Family Features) This holiday season, create a welcoming environment for your guests. From getting your home ready for company to managing the many messes that come with a packed home, there are several cleaning tips to help you enjoy the fun at hand without the extra stress.

Wednesday 11/12/2014
How to Select a Contractor: Certification Counts With Vinyl Siding
Updated: November 13, 2014 - 3:31 am

(NewsUSA) - No doubt, finding a qualified siding contractor can be tricky. Do you use a contractor who did a good job down the block? A cousin or in-law? Maybe crowd sourcing services such as Angie's List or Home Advisor?

Monday 11/10/2014
Tips to Prevent Slips and Falls in Your Bathroom
Updated: November 10, 2014 - 3:31 am

(StatePoint) Roughly 234,000 injuries occur in the bathroom annually, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. And while children and adults over 70 are most at risk, more than half of all injuries involve people between ages 25 and 64.

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