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The easiest thing you can do for your health and looks: drink more water
You may be overlooking one major health necessity that is as close as your kitchen faucet - water. It's vital all year long, even during winter months when you might think hydration is less important.
 
German shepherds to gerbils: How to choose the best pet for your family
There is more to choosing a new pet than simply falling in love with a cute face.
 
6 things you can do to be more productive this year
Find expert tips on how to spend your time effectively.
 
Fantastic fashion ideas for him and her this season
Whether you are shopping for yourself or updating a loved one's look,there are key items to look for when shopping this season that are sure to have you fashionably warm.
 
The real reason we entertain
Keep party planning simple with easy dishes and decorations.
 
5 ways to make any purchase a smart purchase
Want to get the most for your money? Learn some ways you can ensure you make a smart buy.
 
Engage a financial professional to boost your bottom line
While there are many aspects of a woman's life that can be successfully navigated alone, when it comes to financial planning, a collaborative approach is best.
 
Will the Affordable Care Act impact your taxes? Myths debunked
There are a lot of changes to this year's tax code - 46 to be exact - as a result of the Affordable Care Act (ACA). Do you know how they will affect you?
 
Bathroom luxuries: 6 delights to take your bath from lax to luxe
The bathroom doesn't have to be basic. Even the most outdated bathrooms can become an oasis of tranquility and a lavish retreat away from the stresses of everyday life.
 
Tackle tough DIY tasks like a pro
With the right tips and tools, you can accomplish these home improvements in a snap.
 
The 6 smartest money moves Millennials can make in 2015
Money advice to help Millennials mange their finances in 2015.
 
Timeless or trendy? This year, achieve both in your home decor
With so many fresh interior ideas available, it can be difficult to balance current design trends with classic styles for a look that is both of-the-moment and everlasting. Consider these tips.
 
Holiday home safety checklist
Add these helpful tips to your home safety checklist as soon as possible.
 
Keeping the heat inside your home during the winter
Learn how to protect your energy bills and your comfort this season.
 
5 essential winter home safety checks
If you plan on hosting a family gathering, or are going to be traveling and away from your home, these safety tips can give you the peace of mind you need to enjoy the season and ensure that your home is both safe and secure.
 
5 ways to show your kids how to give back this holiday season and year round
Getting involved in a giving-back project as a family can help your kids learn good values. Here are some great projects your family can take on together.
 
New year, new coat of paint: Success tips for DIY painting projects
If you plan to start the new year with a new coat of paint in your home, follow these DIY tips for painting success.
 
4 simple steps to a happier, healthier 2015
Control the urge to recycle annual resolutions that you know you'll never keep. Instead, identify new opportunities to keep your body fresh and your mind focused.
 
Last-minute shopping tips to check everyone off your holiday list
If you haven't completed - or even started - your holiday gift shopping yet, don't worry; there's still plenty of time to get everything accomplished..
 
4 small diet changes that can make a big difference
Small diet changes can make a big difference in helpying you achieve your New Year's health resolutions.
 
10 questions to ask before hiring your wedding photographer
Searching for a wedding photographer? Here are 10 questions you must ask before you hire.
 
Ask the Pharmacist: Exercise tips your heart will love
Learn some easy ways you can boost your heart's health.
 
Repurposing garage doors into stunning walls with a view
The venerable garage door is experiencing new life as interior room dividers, exterior walls and other purposes yet to be discovered.
 
5 New Year's resolutions too simple to overlook
Only 8 percent of people are successful in achieving their New Year's resolution. This year, try a new approach and consider these expert recommended no-fail goals.
 
4 things you should know about choosing your first credit card
Responsible credit card use is a great way to start building a strong credit history, which can be key in qualifying for a car or the home you dream of owning one day.
 
Business-boosting tips to help small businesses maximize holiday sales
Simple steps small businesses can take to help maximize their holiday sales this year.
 
Home safety tips for a safe and happy winter season
Freezing temperatures are in store for much of the country this winter and that means homeowners need to take steps to ensure that their loved-ones and property stay safe and warm through the long, cold months ahead.
 
Bad winter forecast calls for safer, more efficient snow removal options
Technology can make snow removal easier and safer.
 
Stay safe this holiday season while shopping and traveling [Infographic]
The airport, mall and many places in between have elevators and escalators to transport people between floors. Keep these safety tips in mind while using them this holiday season.
 
How to keep your information safe this holiday season
How careful are you when you're entering personal information online to purchase gifts for your loved ones?
 
Simple tips to help pancreatic cancer patients eat well
For people with pancreatic cancer, daily meal-planning comes with particular challenges, such as ensuring they get enough nutrition.
 
Do you know more about snack cakes than smoke alarms? Most Americans say 'yes'
One preparation often overlooked by many Americans is how to keep their families safe during the peak season for home fires.
 
Energy-efficient DIY projects that take just hours to complete
Cut your energy costs this year with these DIY projects.
 
New homebuyers checklist to ID costly repairs
New homebuyers can avoid costly repairs by checking potential problem areas before buying a house.
 
Five tips to protect yourself from cybercrime this shopping season
Here are five important ways you can protect yourself from cyber crime this holiday shopping season.
 
Be a super shopper: where to splurge and save at the grocery store
Learn these tips to get the most for your buck at the grocery store.
 
Don't let hitchhiking pests spoil your holiday season
Though it is all too easy to get caught up in the hustle and bustle of the busy holiday season, the National Pest Management Association (NPMA) urges homeowners to take precautions against hitchhiking pests in holiday decorations.
 
Quick and simple at-home beauty treatments to try
It might surprise you how many beauty treatments you can create from ingredients you already have in your home.
 
Don't wing it: tips to help prepare for your next interview
Learn these important interviewing skills before your big moment.
 
Fail-safe tricks for creating the perfect cheese platter
A scrumptious cheese platter is guaranteed to tempt everyone's palate and be the perfect conversation starter at your next holiday gathering.
 
5 clever time-saving gift ideas for busy people
While you can't give actual time to your friends and family, you can give gifts that help them save time and streamline their busy days. Here are five gift ideas that will help open-up time for your loved ones.
 
Discover how bladder leaks can feel like no big deal
More than 40 million American women over the age of 40 are affected by sensitive bladder in their daily lives. Learn how to manage leakage now.
 
Last-minute entertaining tricks for unexpected guests
For even the most unanticipated of visitors, it is wise to always be ready to share the season's cheer with a nice hot cup of coffee, freshly-baked cookies and a welcoming home.
 
Festive tips to deck your table for the holidays
Get ready to deck your holiday table with these designer's tips for festive table setting.
 
A quick, 3-step energy audit could save you big bucks this winter
Identify air leaks with a home energy audit. Sealing leaks helps furnaces run better and cuts costs.
 
5 home design tips on layering
Layering unique patterns and textures in the home is a quickly growing trend. Keep your space harmonized, yet distinct with these tips.
 
Fighting post-military unemployment on the home front
Thousands of American troops are preparing to transition out of the military and back into civilian life. Consider these tips for a smoother transition.
 
Keep your home comfortable for the holidays
Guests coming for the holidays? Find out how to keep everyone comfortable.
 
Drive safely with your newborn by following these tips
Babies change everything. Their arrival means that new parents need to become educated - quickly - on cribs, strollers and most importantly, child-safety seats and all their rules.
 
Tools to help you tackle home-related projects (or disasters)
 
Tips for traveling with chronic kidney disease
Although dialysis doesn't take vacations, dialysis patients sure can - they just need to plan ahead when they travel.
 
Meal-planning hacks to help you dine fast and healthy
A few simple meal hacks can help you dine quickly and keep meals healthy.
 
Simple steps that help people with diabetes keep their feet healthy
Seeing a podiatrist can help people with diabetes avoid one of the most severe risks of the disease.
 
6 steps for choosing the best remodeling contractor
Trusting a contractor with both your home and your money can feel overwhelming. Spare your time, money and sanity by following these steps for choosing the best remodeling contractor.
 
Deter deer damage: 8 facts you need to know about deer during the cold-weather season
As cold weather approaches, here are eight facts you should know about deer and how they can adversely affect your home and family.
 
Beating Type 2 diabetes
Evidence has shown Type 2 diabetes (or insulin resistance) can often be controlled - or even reversed - by proper eating and exercise.
 
5 essential remodeling rules
From managing construction dust to living with your contractor, here are five things to know before you begin remodeling.
 
Saving money on your holiday shopping list
There are some ways that you can save money this year on your holiday shopping and potentially make your planning for the season a bit easier as well.
 
Handling holiday messes: Faster germ busting and dealing with decoration disasters
Holiday messes don't have to dim seasonal spirits. Clean up quickly and effectively with these tips.
 
Easy, affordable and smart ways to protect your home from winter weather emergencies
To ensure your home and family are protected through winter, take these easy, affordable and smart steps to prepare.
 
Beyond the bow: Experiential and motivational gifting trends in 2014
This year, people have a new mindset for holiday giving and it embraces the idea that gifts can help motivate people to do the things they have always wanted to do.
 
Outsmart illness: 5 simple steps to boost your immune system naturally
The best defense against illness is a healthy immune system, and by doing a few simple things at home, you can make sure yours is in tip-top shape.
 
6 simple ways to make your bank account work for you
These days, checking accounts come with a variety of features, such as mobile alerts, that can help you take control of your finances and better manage your spending and saving.
 
6 important lessons everyone can learn from American veterans
Tremendous qualities do not disappear when our brave men and women return to the home front, and there's much for us all to learn from their valor.
 
8 moving ways to make Veterans Day meaningful for kids
Trying to teach kids about Veterans Day? Ways to make the day meaningful for children.
 
Millennials: How to make your home ownership dreams a reality
Owning a home is part of the American Dream, yet standards on income, credit and debt are making it tougher to buy a home than it was 10 years ago.
 
The beauty of wood turns homes into architectural masterpieces
Architects, designers and homeowners are creatively using wood's inimitable qualities to bring character, warmth and distinction to different parts of the modern home.
 
7 great Thanksgiving gifts for the hostess with the mostest
Whether you're attending a Thanksgiving celebration in person or celebrating in spirit with friends and family who are far away, show your thanks by sending a hostess gift.
 
Better late than never for retirement planning
If you're within 10 years of retirement and haven't done any appreciable planning, you're not alone. Keep in mind, it's better to plan late than never.
 
Tips to get your winter fashions in prime wearing condition
To revamp your winter wardrobe for the colder temperatures ahead, consider these tips to make the transition easier.
 
5 simple steps for protecting your home during the holidays
Take precautions today to protect your home and deter criminals during the holidays.
 
10 healthy strategies to survive the holidays
If you're trying to manage your weight, holiday activities can come with a cost if you give in to the treats of the season.
 
Worried about Ebola? You should be more concerned about these deadly diseases
Deadly superbugs are prevalent in hospitals, health care and daycare settings across the country - as well as many communities.
 
Achieving blood sugar control is important for people with type 2 diabetes
Do you know how to control your blood sugar? Achieving blood sugar control is a crucial part of diabetes management.
 
Americans have a big opportunity to improve their dishwasher regimen and save water
Try these three key dishwasher regime tips that can help you gain back an hour each week while also conserving water.
 
Timely, budget-friendly solutions for getting your house ready for the holidays
With entertaining season approaching at warp speed, it's time to get your home spruced up and looking like new.
 
Holiday survival guide: quick tricks to eliminate hassles and headaches
Here are six simple tips that will help your holidays go from hectic to holly and jolly, with even a little time left over to relax before your guests start arriving.
 
Filing taxes for the first time? Easily conquer taxes with 3 simple tips
Unless you majored in accounting, the thought of filing your own income tax return may evoke feelings similar to your first job interview. It doesn't have to with these tips.
 
Prepping for cold weather? Don't forget your pet
While you are taking precautions to protect yourself from cooler temperatures and environmental changes, you need to safeguard your dogs and cats, too.
 
Changes to know before filing your federal income tax return
Find out about the latest tax changes so you can be sure you've filed correctly.
 
Clever holiday entertaining shortcuts big on taste, low on stress
If you're dreading the holiday season because it feels like entertaining is so much work, these tips will help you make this holiday season and beyond a breeze.
 
Inspiration for a simple and delicious Thanksgiving
Thanksgiving is all about abundance. It's a time when Americans pull out the stops to celebrate everything they have to be thankful for with a big, delicious meal that will leave everyone at the table saying "Wow!"
 
One in five children in America go to bed hungry - learn how you can help
What is happening to end hunger in your community?
 
Curb energy loss with smart home renovation investments
While homeowners may not immediately think of their attic as a major source of energy loss, the reality is that as much as 25 percent of the energy lost in the average American home occurs there.
 
3 things you need to know before starting a home-based business
 
5 tips for making your vote count on Election Day
With the November mid-term elections quickly approaching, now is the time to learn more about candidates and issues on the ballot so you can make your vote count.
 
Small businesses: Are you ready for 2014 filing deadlines?
For small businesses, January's arrival usually brings one very important task: issuing W-2s and 1099 forms to employees and independent contractors.
 
Why the next talk you have with your daughter should be about breast health
Have you talked to your daughter about her breast health?
 
The bedroom: the key to a restful night's sleep
From noise reduction to lighting, there are a few easy ways you can turn your bedroom into a tranquil oasis.
 
Have a sweet tooth? Smart ways to indulge and still maintain your diet
If you have a sweet tooth, rest assured that reducing sugar does not have to mean giving up your affinity for sweetness. Here are some simple tips to help.
 
3 empowering reasons why women can be better investors
Women may lack financial confidence, but have many qualities that could make them good investors.
 
Fall foot health made easy
Simple steps you take today can help keep feet healthy and comfortable so you don't miss a beat this fall.
 
DIY Halloween costumes that won't spook your budget
 
Is fresher always better? 4 ways to know your produce
When it comes to choosing produce, the catch words are "local" and "seasonal." These words, like fresh and organic, can have several different meanings. Here are tips to help you make the best choices.
 
Fall into your home to-do list
As the cooler temperatures send you indoors, start adding home improvement projects to your to-do list.
 
Why grandma's holiday check could be the worst gift for a special needs child
You know that little check you can always count on from grandma or grandpa around the holidays? It could be the worst gift your child gets this year, if he or she is a child with special needs.
 
5 affordable entertaining ideas guaranteed to impress at holiday parties
This year, take your holiday party to the next level to truly impress your guests - without breaking the bank.
 
Work-life effectiveness: It's more achievable than you think
Having a successful and fulfilling job and life outside of work can present challenges. Learn more about how you can have it all.
 
Expand and enhance your job search with social media
As you finalize your resume and create drafts for cover letters, be sure to plan your social media strategy as well.
 
Easy ways to warm up and protect your space this winter
Complete simple projects before the harsh winter weather arrives so your home is ready to enjoy in the coming season.
 
Enjoy healthier comfort foods while keeping the comfort
 
5 job interview questions you must be prepared to answer
It's a competitive market for all types of jobs, from entry level on up. If you have an interview scheduled, make certain you're prepared for the questions you'll be asked.
 
Tips to help online degree-seekers balance family, fun and education during the holidays
 
Keep comfortable and stylish with denim this holiday season
Because of how hectic and extended the holiday season is, it's important to wear fun fashions that are both comfortable and stylish. The answer: denim!
 
Want your resume to be read? Avoid these 5 resume don'ts
Finding that perfect job opportunity doesn't come around very often for many, and when it does, excitement can take over and cloud the ability to stay focused on the best version of your resume.
 
Simple twists to enhance classic Thanksgiving fare
This year, delight guests by making the classic Thanksgiving foods they love but with a few simple twists that will leave taste buds dancing.
 
10 expert strategies for enjoying holiday foods without the weight gain
Hectic schedules, holiday stress, and tasty indulgences at every turn can lead to a few extra pounds by the year's end. Here's how to avoid weight gain.
 
Don't let the flu be a factor in your fall festivities
Flu season is officially here, and it may not be long before you or someone you know starts experiencing muscle aches, chills, fever and other flu-like symptoms.
 
Address hearing loss with compassion before the holidays
Holiday gatherings can be problematic for people with untreated hearing loss, as many loud voices, background music and other noise can make it difficult to follow, participate in and feel a part of the celebration.
 
10 tips for becoming a more efficient and eco-friendly business
Improving sustainability is good business. Tips to achieve a more eco-friendly operation.
 
Home improvements that give you the most bang for your buck
Prioritizing a home-improvement wish list is never easy. Do you put design and aesthetics ahead of functionality? Or do you choose comfort and convenience over energy efficiency and cost savings?
 
Mischievous twists on your family's favorite Halloween tricks and treats
Halloween is full of fun, and this year you can jump start the celebration well before Oct. 31. Here are some ideas to help your family really get in the spooky, playful spirit this fall.
 
Up your game: tips for tailgating
Try these food and beverage strategies for winning game-day entertaining.
 
8 Halloween hacks for throwing ghoulishly memorable parties
This year, make your party a spooktacular delight without spending much time or effort, thanks to a few smart entertaining tricks.
 
High-tech monitoring of digital information keeps America secure
When it comes to the nation's security, monitoring, tracking, securing and analyzing digital data is a key factor in defending intelligence networks.
 
What are your breast cancer risk factors? The answers could surprise you
Breast cancer is the most common cancer among American women, aside from skin cancers. About one in eight women in the U.S. develop invasive breast cancer during their lifetime.
 
Winterize today for a warm and cozy home tomorrow
According to the Farmers' Almanac and other weather predictors, a polar vortex is expected to rear its ugly head again this winter. Now is the time to prepare yourself and your home for the cold.
 
Can the power of positive thinking change your life?
Positive people find success, good health, happiness, wealth and rewarding relationships throughout their lives. This is not because they are already successful, or because they are more confident, it is simply the attitude.
 
Grape idea! One simple ingredient boosts nutrition and reinvents meals
Incorporating grapes into dishes is a great way to add flavor and nutrients.
 
5 rules to negotiate a better salary
You've accepted a job and it's time for negotiate - a process few people are comfortable with. Skipping it, however, can mean that you miss out on better benefits or a higher salary. Consider these top negotiating tips.
 
Ways you can support your kids' school and teachers
Looking for ways to keep the extracurricular programs at school going strong? Here are some ways you can help out.
 
Do-it-yourself tricks and treats for Halloween party hosts
Decorating for an All Hallows' Eve monster bash can be frightful ... for hosts. From the invitations and decor to the entertainment and favors, it can be quite an undertaking.
 
3 easy ways to warm up any bedroom
Perhaps nowhere is the desire for warm, comfortable living spaces more important than the bedroom. Fortunately, it only takes a few simple tricks to warm up any bedroom in just one weekend.
 
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.
 
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.
 
Pressure to perform can outweigh the benefits of children's sports
Playing sports can increase a child's potential for suffering from anxiety, stress or feeling burned out. Tips for parents to keep in mind for cheering their children on the athletic field.
 
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.
 
One area of your home could be adding a lot of money to your heating bill
Secrets of insulating your garage and garage door, to reduce energy costs.
 
Wrinkle-busting skin care tips for boomer women
Skin care tips to help baby boomers achieve healthy, good-looking skin.
 
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.
 
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.
 
Plan for money emergencies before bringing a child into your family
Adding a child affects a family's budget. Here are tips to child-proof your family's finances.
 
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.
 
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.
 
Chic storage ideas to corral clutter
It's easy to add stylish storage to corral extra items during the cold weather months. Get organized and keep your home clutter-free with a few smart tips.
 
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.
 
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.
 
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.
 
Create a cozy and clutter-free kitchen
Clearing clutter in the kitchen can help you achieve a more enjoyable, workable space.
 
Modern man cave musts
Take a few tips to create a more mature man cave.
 
You can keep your child's school data protected by asking a few questions
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.
 
 

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