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3 alarming places where germs are hiding in your kitchen

Your kitchen may look clean, but heres the dirt on whats really happening. Although a quick daily clean might keep some of the bacteria at bay, its important to remember that germs are lurking in the dark corners often overlooked! Since the kitchen tends to be where family and friends congregate, not only is it alarming to discover that things may not be as clean as you thought they were, bacteria can come in contact with the food you eat.... read more
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How to create the perfect, four-season outdoor living space

Creating an outdoor living space will give you an extra "room" to enjoy in all types of weather, even as the temperatures drop. You can start small with an inexpensive patio set and charcoal grill on a new deck, go all out with a fully installed kitchen, fireplace and living room, or something in between. It depends on...
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Prevent these 4 winter home problems now

When you start feeling those first hints of winter, the instinct to get ready kicks in. You may dig out your cars snow brush, blanket, shovel and winter survival kit and place them in the trunk of your car. The winter coats and boots come out of storage, and you may pick up some extra mittens.But what do...
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5 steps to building a sustainable home

Sponsored Ad Content by Clayton.For the 21st-century home, building with environmental sustainability in mind is a must. A sustainable, energy-efficient home makes the most effective use of building materials and natural energy. Many home builders look for new ways to ensure energy-efficiency measures are incorporated into their home features and construction methods. This not only saves money in...
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A guide to getting your home and yard winter-ready

As the winter months approach, theres much to anticipate: hot drinks, football games and getting cozy on those long, chilly nights. While homeowners can enjoy the comfort of the indoors, its still important to ensure their property is well prepared — inside and out — for chillier temperatures, ice or snow during the fall and winter seasons.Use this...
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