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Don’t Waste Money on Plants That Can’t Stand the Heat
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Don’t Waste Money on Plants That Can’t Stand the Heat

Teri Dunn Chace | April 6, 2024

Blazing sun and long, dry days are hard on flowers…and on gardeners. Don’t waste time and money on plants that…

Disaster-Proof Your Home
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Disaster-Proof Your Home

Doug Heller | January 24, 2024

Natural disasters took an unprecedented toll on US homes in 2023. As of mid-September, a record 25 floods, hurricanes, tornadoes…

Winter Wellness
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Winter Wellness

Jamison Starbuck, ND | December 15, 2023

Improve your health this winter by fine tuning your approach to cold-weather activities. Most people understand the risks of summertime…

Top 10 Winter Hazards
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Top 10 Winter Hazards

Mitchel Faulkner, MD | December 5, 2023

Winter can be an especially dangerous season. But knowing about the common hazards can help you take precautions to protect…

Make Sure Your Homeowners Insurance Pays Up

Make Sure Your Homeowners Insurance Pays Up

Chip Merlin | October 5, 2023

A 2,000-pound boulder rolled down a hill in New Castle, Colorado, crashing into a home and causing extensive damage. The…

How to Choose a Long-Lasting Appliance

How to Choose a Long-Lasting Appliance

Ben Schlichter | October 4, 2023

If you think today’s appliances aren’t built to last like the ones you grew up with…you’re right. Not only has…

Best Smart Home Devices

Best Smart Home Devices

Mike Prospero | September 21, 2023

Are smart home devices smart buys? Wi-Fi-enabled technology—smart home locks, lights, thermostats and security cameras—are marketed as cutting-edge tools that…

The Tough Questions
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The Tough Questions

Kelli McCourt | September 2, 2023

We face a lot of tough ­questions in this world—but I think the toughest by far is… “What’s for dinner?”…

Where Do You Want to Retire?
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Where Do You Want to Retire?

Christine Benz | August 6, 2023

When it comes to where they live, retirees no longer need to be near their employers or in top school…

Think You Have Mold?

Think You Have Mold?

Jeffrey C. May | July 21, 2023

Homeowners who see furry black spots on walls or around windows —the signs of mold—often rush to contact a remediation…

Save Time and Money When Watering Your Garden

Save Time and Money When Watering Your Garden

Teri Dunn Chace | July 9, 2023

Here’s how to lower your water bill and save time and effort when watering your outdoor plants. Bonus: Your plants…

Strategies to Sell a Home, Even When Buyers Are Getting Scarce
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Strategies to Sell a Home, Even When Buyers Are Getting Scarce

Michael B. Bell | February 25, 2023

If you’re considering selling your home now, you might be thinking, Why didn’t I do this a year ago? The…

Hot Collectibles Hiding in Your Attic or Basement
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Hot Collectibles Hiding in Your Attic or Basement

Terry Kovel | November 10, 2022

The antiques and collectibles world has been turned upside down in recent years. Certain items that were long desired by…

Homeowners Coverage Gaps Could Leave You in Hot Water
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Homeowners Coverage Gaps Could Leave You in Hot Water

Jay Feinman, JD | September 24, 2022

Insurance companies fill the airwaves with advertisements that stress their dependability…but they fill their policies with loopholes and legalese that…

Don’t Count on Thread Count
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Don’t Count on Thread Count

Emma Seymour | September 22, 2022

Consumers generally believe that sheets with more threads per square inch are softer and more durable. Problem: Some sheet makers…