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    3 simple ways to create the party deck of the summer

    (BPT) - Cookouts, barbecues, family reunions and more are upon us, and as the coolest neighbor on the cul-de-sac, hosting the summer fun is a no-brainer. Throughout the colder seasons it’s easy to forget about your special role of summer party host, and maybe the dirt and grime on your deck is piled a little bit higher than you had expected. Worry not, for we’ve compiled three simple ways to have your deck and yard ready to go, so you can play host to the cookout of the year.

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    How to prep your home for a new addition to the family

    (BPT) - Whether it’s a baby or pet, a new addition to the family calls for new, unexpected responsibilities, and is bound to come with adjustments for every member of the family. While it would be silly to guarantee zero stress for the new family environment, below are tips for a transition with more playtime and fewer headaches to help you get started.

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    90 percent of homes have hard water: What are the effects?

    (BPT) - Hard water, which contains high levels of calcium and magnesium, can be found in nearly 90 percent of American homes. These minerals cause scaling, a buildup that clogs waterlines and plumbing forcing appliances to work harder and operate less efficiently. The scale may also harbor bacteria. The only way to truly remove the hard and soft scale from household water systems is with salt-based water softeners.

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Wednesday 06/13/2018
10 Steps to Help Prevent Cancer
Updated: June 17, 2018 - 5:00 am

(Family Features) Nearly 4 out of 10 Americans will be diagnosed with cancer in their lifetimes, and it remains the second-leading cause of death for Americans, but nearly half of all cancer cases can be prevented.

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Tips for Cleaning Outdoor Spaces
Updated: June 17, 2018 - 5:00 am

(Family Features) Over time, the appearance and function of any outdoor space can dull due to combinations of heat, precipitation and use. With some careful attention, you can quickly spruce up your outdoor living areas and get them back in great working order for patio season.

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Healthy at Home
Updated: June 17, 2018 - 5:00 am

How to improve indoor airflow and quality

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Less Fuel, More Power
Updated: June 17, 2018 - 5:00 am

3 lawn care technologies that provide strength, sustainability

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Get Ready for Guests
Updated: June 17, 2018 - 5:00 am

Tips to prepare your home for summer entertaining

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Tuesday 06/12/2018
Yes, Homeowners, It's Time to Prepare for Storm Season
Updated: June 17, 2018 - 4:59 am

(NewsUSA) - Sponsored by GAF - Here we go again?

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Friday 06/08/2018
Raising The Bar And Wine Cellar To New Heights
Updated: June 17, 2018 - 5:00 am

(NAPSI)—When you’re looking for a great place to unwind with friends, as more and more Americans are discovering, few spots can beat your own home bar or wine cellar.

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Transform Your Home into an Entertaining Haven this Summer
Updated: June 17, 2018 - 5:00 am

(StatePoint) In warm weather, everything is better done outdoors -- from eating meals to entertaining guests.

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Thursday 06/07/2018
Outdoor Spaces Offer Style And Comfort
Updated: June 17, 2018 - 4:59 am

(NewsUSA) - If you enjoy relaxing and entertaining on your porch or patio, you are not alone.

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Wednesday 06/06/2018
Owning A Vacation Home Is More Affordable Than Many Realize
Updated: June 17, 2018 - 5:00 am

(NAPSI)—Relaxing by the water or in the mountains is more than a once-a-year vacation for people who own a second home, and the explosive growth of the vacation home rental industry has put the dream of affording a vacation home within reach for more people. For those who already own a second home, the increasing popularity of renting those homes to others is boosting retirement savings, college tuition payments and disposable income.

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Friday 05/25/2018
4 decorating tips for the perfect outdoor entertaining space
Updated: June 17, 2018 - 5:00 am

(BPT) - When it comes to outdoor entertaining, making sure your space is ready is critical for enjoying summer — from its "unofficial" start over Memorial Day weekend all the way through Labor Day.

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Monday 05/21/2018
Feed your dog from a DIY concrete bowl
Updated: June 17, 2018 - 5:00 am

(BPT) - With dogs living in more than 60 million U.S. households, pooches are by far the most popular pet in America according to the America Pet Products Association’s 2017-2018 National Owners Survey. The same research also indicates that dog food accounts for a large proportion of the expenses to own a dog at around $300 a year, depending on the type of dog and their choice of chow. Regardless of expense, no owner wants to see good food go to waste because their clumsy dog accidentally knocks over the bowl or an unexpected storm blows the dish across the back patio. Dog owners can avoid the repeated exercise and cost of replacing wasted food by using a sturdy and durable concrete dog bowl.

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Thursday 05/10/2018
Make the most of your landscaping projects this year with these tips
Updated: June 17, 2018 - 5:00 am

(BPT) - Home improvement projects aren't constrained to a single season, but during these warmer months, your focus is no longer simply on your home's indoors. Now there’s outdoor yard work to do as well, and if you're looking to recreate your outdoor space, your outside projects may include some landscaping. If you have landscaping as part of your to-do list this season, the right strategy can ensure that you get the most benefit from your landscaping goals with the least amount of headache.

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Wednesday 05/09/2018
The benefits of child's play extend beyond exercise
Updated: June 17, 2018 - 5:00 am

(BPT) - When you think about the most important part of a child’s school day, what comes to mind? Is it reading? Science? Math or history? What about recess?

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Thursday 05/03/2018
6 Money Tips for Buying a Home
Updated: June 17, 2018 - 5:00 am

(StatePoint) When searching for a new home, you may come across some conflicting information, especially about home financing or mortgage loans. Consider these six money tips to help you navigate the process.

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Tuesday 05/01/2018
Wildfire protection starts in these 5 places
Updated: June 17, 2018 - 5:00 am

(BPT) - It’s National Wildfire Awareness Week. So, if you live in a wildfire-prone area, make sure you’re taking the right steps to stave off potential damage long before flames rage toward your doorstep.

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Tuesday 04/24/2018
A Primer for First-Time Homebuyers
Updated: June 17, 2018 - 4:59 am

(NewsUSA) - Sponsored by GAF - Finally ready to take the plunge? Join the club.

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Friday 04/20/2018
With More Buyers Out There, These Home Upgrades Can Really Pay Off
Updated: June 17, 2018 - 4:58 am

(NewsUSA) - Sponsored by GAF - It's time to stop thinking of Millennials as totally uninterested in owning anything just because they were early adopters of Uber.

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Tuesday 04/03/2018
Buy a home in 2018 with these 3 steps
Updated: April 04, 2018 - 4:36 am

(BPT) - So you want to buy a home? Congratulations! Homeownership can be a wonderful accomplishment and milestone in your life. But be forewarned that it might not be easy. The process is complicated and often comes with a few hurdles.

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Monday 03/26/2018
Credit tips for buying an investment property
Updated: June 17, 2018 - 5:00 am

(BPT) - If you love the idea of being a landlord, and don’t mind being on duty around the clock, buying an investment property may be the wealth-building option for you.

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