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5 tips to prevent the spread of an infectious superbug

In the winter, we tend to be in closer quarters indoors and constantly around friends and family. It is important to be conscious of infectious diseases, such as methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA), which are spreading rapidly among public places like gyms and schools. MRSA prevention should continue at home, especially for groups at higher risk, like student athletes.Taking simple measures at home and on-the-go can help you to protect and safeguard your health, environment and family from dangerous bacteria and... read more
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4 ways to simplify your decorating

It's here, the season of resolutions. You're making plans for new routines, working a full-time job and taking care of your family. It's a whirlwind but you wouldn't have it any other way.Now you just have to find time to refresh your décor for the year aheadWith so much to do and so little time, youre naturally looking...
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Four home improvement updates to take your home from drab to fab

Every year, homeowners anxiously await spring to refresh and reset their homes. But what if we capitalized on all the time spent indoors during winter to take control of home improvements ahead of time instead? With a little thoughtful planning, you'll not only be able to give your space a simple face lift but also enjoy spring when...
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5 simple tips for the best batch of cookies

Sharing a fresh batch of cookies with family and friends is the perfect way to warm up a wintry day. Some bakers dare to experiment with new recipes, while others stick with old favorites. Yet, even the tried-and-true recipes dont always turn out right.Experienced bakers know how to achieve perfect cookies every time. But don't worry! Theres no...
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Winter wonderland? 5 smart home ideas to take you through the season

If youre considering making your home life more efficient and cost-effective with smart home technology, youre part of a growing trend.U.S. consumers spent some $23.6 billion on interconnected devices and appliances for their homes in 2018. And that number is expected to reach $44.8 billion by 2023 according to Statista. Already almost 28 percent of U.S. homes include...
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