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Emergency preparedness 101: Know how to protect your family against carbon monoxide poisoning

Few areas of the country are immune to natural disasters or severe weather. Whether you live in a hurricane zone or face icy winters, it is important to prepare your home and family to weather the storm and know the potential health and safety risks that may arise in emergency situations.Beyond inconvenience, widespread and long-term power outages resulting from storms raise a much more serious concern: carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning. While the poisonous gas can come from any fossil fuel-burning... read more

6 timeless home features that are always 'in'

Home design trends come and go. In five years, the blue kitchen cabinets that are so trendy right now may well go the way of the avocado-hued appliances that graced many American kitchens in the 70s. However, certain home features are timeless, and those are the ones well worth investing in if youre ready to purchase a new...
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Hot home design: 4 things to consider when choosing siding

Selecting new siding is one of the most important curb appeal decisions homeowners face when building new or remodeling an existing home. With so many options — both classic and modern materials — theres a lot to consider.Many manufacturers are now combining traditional styles and materials with advanced technologies, delivering a product homeowners can love for years to...
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Teentastic: 5 tips to make any space perfect for young adults

Teenagers are at a point in their life where they are looking to make their own mark and find their own space. You want to give it to them, but as you start considering renovation ideas, how do you create a space your teen will appreciate?The Boys & Girls Clubs of America knows all about satisfying the needs...
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Is your family expanding? Protect what matters most with these nursery safety checks

You may have chosen the perfect color palette and all of your nursery furniture, but have you thought about some key safety checks?The arrival of a baby means you have to take a look at your home in a whole new light, said Tarsila Wey, marketing director for First Alert, the most trusted brand in home safety. Take...
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