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Enjoy The Sun—Inside

(NAPSI)—Sunlight streaming through the window and onto your skin may feel fine when the weather’s cold but it can damage your skin—unless you take certain steps.

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Tuesday 12/16/2014
Afternoon Project
Updated: December 17, 2014 - 3:31 am

(NAPSI)—The next time you’re looking to instantly transform a piece of wood furniture or your kitchen cabinets, try a one-step stain and clear finish product to change the look and color of your wooden piece. You can update a tired room by making over one item without removing its existing finish or replacing the furniture.

Monday 12/15/2014
Conserve Energy This Winter by Choosing the Right Windows
Updated: December 16, 2014 - 3:31 am

(NewsUSA) - Winter is upon us, but the window hasn't closed for homeowners to keep their heating bills from going through the roof.

Holiday Lighting 101
Updated: December 15, 2014 - 3:31 am

(Family Features) While decorating the tree, house, or garland, a whole section of lights can go dark – along with holiday spirits. Light outages can be frustrating and time-consuming to repair during the busy holiday season.

Keep Winter Energy Bills in Check
Updated: December 15, 2014 - 3:31 am

(Family Features) As winter temperatures drop, the potential for higher utility bills goes up. Taking steps ahead of the cold season can help you trim costs and make your home more energy efficient, keeping those utility bills in check even as the winter weather rages.

Set the Scene for Holiday Entertaining
Updated: December 15, 2014 - 3:31 am

(Family Features) The holiday season brings a flurry of activity, especially when it comes to entertaining family and friends. While the formal sit-down dinner is still alive and well this time of year, casual holiday gatherings are growing in popularity.

4 Tips to Make Home Maintenance Easier
Updated: December 15, 2014 - 3:31 am

(Family Features) Some home maintenance jobs require a significant investment of time and specialized equipment, but there are many projects you can accomplish efficiently with basic tools and the right approach. Follow these tips to get started:

How to Wow Guests This Holiday Season
Updated: December 18, 2014 - 3:31 am

(Family Features) The holiday season provides the perfect opportunity to go all out for your guests. From decor tips to hosting secrets, it only takes a few special tweaks to make your party the talk of the season.

Friday 12/12/2014
Five Quick Ways To Upgrade Your Home For Resale
Updated: December 13, 2014 - 3:31 am

(NAPSI)—Whether you’re considering cashing in on your equity, downsizing, trading up, moving for a change of scenery or relocating for better prospects, a few smart investments and improvements can help your home stand out from the competition so you get top dollar. Even if you’re not planning on moving anytime soon, these strategies can maximize your home’s value and increase its marketability: