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Home Upgrades to Improve Indoor Air Quality
When most people think about air quality, they’re typically thinking about outdoor pollution. Read More
Plan the Ultimate Kitchen Upgrade
A kitchen serves as command-central of most homes, so it’s also one of the first rooms homeowners choose when it’s time to make … Read More
Four simple DIY tips to spruce up your home
(BPT) - After spending more time than normal in our houses this past year, a home décor refresh can be both tempting and … Read More
5 simple, sustainable backyard improvements
(BPT) - One in three consumers say they have increased their efforts to incorporate environmentally friendly practices, and 70% prefer … Read More
Goodbye Gym Membership—The Reimagined Connected Home Gym Is Here To Stay
(NAPSI)—After nearly a year at home and with access to more exercise resources and choices, including online workouts and classes, … Read More
Staying safe around the house
6 tips to make your house safer this summer (BPT) - We all like to think our homes are a safe and secure place to relax and enjoy time with our family. Even though we try to make our homes as safe as possible for our children, accidents and …
What To Know About Mold And Mildew (NAPSI)—If you’re like a lot of homeowners, your domicile is in danger from an insidious, invisible growth—mold—and you don’t even know it. That’s because for many people, mold conjures …
Safety fur-st: Pet safety and fire prevention tips (BPT) - Pets nationwide are considered beloved members of the family. In fact, pet ownership throughout the U.S. has skyrocketed, with approximately 12.6 million Americans opening their home to a new …
Quality HVAC Cleaning (NAPSI)—You could be more comfortable at home for less money. According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, cleaning a HVAC system lets it run more efficiently. Clean, efficient systems …
Considering a move this summer?
The New Homeowner's Moving Checklist (Family Features) Now that you've closed on your first house, you're officially ahomeowner. However, before you can get comfy in your new place, you need to actually move in. If you've never moved into a new house, there are a few things you may not be aware of.
How Buyers and Sellers Feel About Today's Housing Market (Family Features) In the hottest real estate market in a generation, homes are flying off the market at record pace, there's fierce competition among buyers and there's limited housing supply to meet growing demand.
How Home Buying and Selling Preferences are Modernizing Deciding to buy or sell a home is among the most important choices many people make in their lifetimes.
All you need is $5 and 5 minutes to improve your home's curb appeal (BPT) - First impressions matter, especially when selling your home. The moment a potential buyer pulls up to your house they start to form an opinion. Curb appeal is important to draw buyers in and …
Upgrade your summer living

How To Have the Perfect Summer at Home

(BPT) - While cookouts and trips to the beach are great, sometimes it’s also nice to spend a hot summer’s day relaxing in the comfort of home. Especially on those break-the-thermometer …

Keep your cool this summer with these energy-saving tips

(BPT) - There's a lot to love about summer. At the same time, the season can run up your electric bill fast, especially for Americans living in places where summer temperatures are reaching record …

6 tips to make your house safer this summer

(BPT) - We all like to think our homes are a safe and secure place to relax and enjoy time with our family. Even though we try to make our homes as safe as possible for our children, accidents and …

Wallpaper 101

(Family Features) Wallpaper can add instant texture and flair, and today's DIY-friendly options make it easy to create inspired spaces with little fuss.

How to Plant a Bountiful Fall Garden

(Family Features) Beyond the pumpkins and gourds, fall brings an array of produce that can be grown in your backyard. Consider these tips to get your fall garden started.

Decorate Your Way to a Howling Good Halloween

(Family Features) Costumes and candy may be the mainstays of Halloween, but decorating is a fun way to set the mood and add a little extra excitement in the weeks leading up to the holiday. These spooktacular ideas can help dial up the drama and delight for all ages.

5 Tips for Desirable Fall Decor (Family Features) Let the change in weather be your cue to swap out summer decor for the bold, rich tones of autumn. Regardless of your home's style, these design tips can add festive fall spirit.
5 Eye-Catching Ways to Update Your Home (Family Features) Your home is a reflection of you, and your decor should match your tastes. With some simple home upgrades, you can create the perfect space for you and your family, even if your design preferences change over time. Consider these ideas to get started.
3 Rooms Perfect for Adding Focal Points (Family Features) One way to make a room feel more inviting and comfortable is identifying a focal point to anchor the decor and create a natural, beautiful flow. These inspirational ideas for using focal points in three popular living spaces can add comfort and beauty that makes you feel right at home.
7 Tips for Selecting a Remodeler (Family Features) When planning a potential home remodeling project, the list of decisions to make may feel nearly endless. Ultimately, you may find the most important decision is choosing a trustworthy team of professionals to complete the job. These tips can help guide you through the selection process and assist you in making an informed decision that best suits your needs.
Home Cleaning Hacks for Fall (Family Features) Cooler fall temperatures mean you're likely to spend more time indoors. Taking time to spruce up inside and out can make you more comfortable and give you peace of mind that your home is tidy, clean and prepared to weather the months ahead.
5 Steps to Design a DIY Dream Closet (Family Features) Whether you're a stylist with an eye for fashion who chooses each garment carefully or the laid-back type who can rock the first outfit you find each morning, the closet provides a location for inspiration.
Give Your Kitchen Cabinets a Facelift (Family Features) If your kitchen needs updating but new cabinets are out of your budget's reach, consider a makeover for the cupboards you already have. A fresh coat of paint is a relatively inexpensive and easy way to transform a tired, outdated kitchen.
A Stylish, Space-Saving Home Upgrade (Family Features) There’s no better time than the present to upgrade your house with space-saving door hardware. Swapping out traditional swinging doors for smooth-gliding, wall-mounted …
7 Tips to Pick the Right Home Service Providers (Family Features) One of the most frustrating challenges of keeping a home in top shape is finding reliable help when you need it. Whether your home projects are emergency repairs or planned …
Remodel Your Way to a Bigger ROI (Family Features) Homeowners and renters remodel, redesign and restructure their homes for a variety of reasons.

What Women Should Know Before Starting Their Own Business

(NewsUSA) - The number of women starting their own businesses continues to rise. According to data from American Express, women create more than 1,800 new businesses in the United States each day. As …

Keeping Your Financial Assets Safe from Identity Theft

(NewsUSA) - October is Cybersecurity Awareness Month, when people and organizations learn how to reduce their cybersecurity risks and protect themselves online. Although people are becoming …

BookTrib's Bites: Moving Memoir, Financial Intrigue, Paranormal and Human Drama

(NewsUSA)   "Living in Color: A Story of Love, in Sickness and in Health" by Michael Murphy This is the extraordinary true story of the last six months of the life of …

Did you know probiotic products can help clean your home? (BPT) - When you think of probiotics, gut health likely first comes to mind. Whether it’s fermented foods like yogurt, kombucha and sauerkraut, or vitamin supplements and skin care, probiotics …
Upgrading your bath? 6 reasons to go tankless for heated water (BPT) - If you’re one of the many homeowners renovating your house this year, you’re likely looking at a wealth of new products and features that could add beauty and/or functionality to …
How to repair and prevent wood rot on a deck (BPT) - Easily one of wood’s worst enemies, moisture contributes to mold growth, deterioration and rot. For anyone who owns a deck, this is cause for concern.Regardless of the material used on …
3 simple DIY bathroom updates with high impact (BPT) - Bathrooms are consistently at the top of home improvement wish lists, where they often remain due to the misconception that updating the space requires a full remodel. The truth is that …
5 Reasons to Invest in a Home Service Plan (BPT) - Paying bills. Keeping up with repairs. Daily maintenance. From the fun of decorating to the not-so-fun upkeep, owning a home is a huge responsibility. And although you may think you have all …
How to transform your garage into a multi-purpose powerhouse (BPT) - A garage is no longer just a place to park your car. Today's garages are agile and multifunctional, extending living space and elevating a homeowner's lifestyle.The desire to use the garage …
5 Simple Surface Makeovers That Can Transform Any Kitchen or Bath (BPT) - According to a recent report from the National Kitchen & Bath Association, kitchen and bath remodels rank number one and two, respectively, for planned home improvement projects this …
Outdoor fireplaces extend entertaining into fall and beyond (BPT) - As daylight hours shorten and temperatures start to cool, it doesn't mean you have to say goodbye to outdoor entertaining. Autumn can provide pleasant weather that should be embraced, whether …
Annual preventative furnace maintenance tips (BPT) - Thermostats nationwide are flipping from cool to heat mode. In fact, most Americans begin turning on their heat in September, and they are in full heat mode by the end of October, according …
Inexpensive home maintenance projects to do this weekend (BPT) - Home maintenance. The very words might evoke thoughts of an entire weekend spent laboring at home instead of relaxing in it, but that doesn’t always have to be the case.“Not every …

Cleaning Up The Laundry Crisis

(NAPSI)—Every day, people miss out on educational, employment and social opportunities simply because they do not have access to clean clothes. Laundry services in transitional housing and …

Calling All Backyarders: Fall Is Your Time

(NAPSI)—Backyarding, the trend to move many indoor activities outdoors, is now a permanent way of life. During the pandemic, learning to work, entertain, vacation, work out and more right in …

Clean Your Clothes—And The Planet

(NAPSI)—For many families, the cooling weather means a return to routines: work, school, sports practice, meal prep and household chores.  Busy parents have a lot on their plate getting …

If Your Home Survives A Fire, Will It Still Be Safe? (NAPSI)—Wildfires are burning hotter and moving faster than ever before. They create health and safety hazards long after being extinguished. The residue and small particles carried in wildfire …
What To Ask When Hiring A Contractor (NAPSI)—With record-high real estate prices, a growing number of homeowners are remodeling or renovating their existing homes rather than buying new. Increased demand and continued supply chain …
Across The U.S., Non-white Neighborhoods Are Hotter Than White Ones (NAPSI)—Nationwide, in both major cities and small towns, neighborhoods with more Black, Hispanic and Asian residents experience hotter temperatures during summer heatwaves than nearby white …
Ten Reasons An RV Will Level-up A Camping Trip (NAPSI)—You can get away from it all—without having to leave it all behind. Here’s how: Better than camping, even better than glamping, is traveling via recreational vehicle (RV). Don’t worry …
Today’s Weather Is Unpredictable: Keep Your Outdoor Power Equipment Ready (NAPSI)—Weather today is challenging and the Outdoor Power Equipment Institute (OPEI) reminds home and business owners that it’s important to make sure you have the right outdoor power equipment …
Apartment Living Fosters Much Needed Sense Of Community (NAPSI)—Communities are more than groups of people who live together in the same geographical area. In their truest sense, communities transcend the physical spaces they occupy to become places …
Healthy Air, Healthy Home (NAPSI)—Asthma affects more than 24 million people in the U.S., including more than 6 million children, reports the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America. In addition, more than 50 million …
Backyarding With A Purpose: Know Your Personality Type (NAPSI)—Backyarding—the trend to use the backyard for everything from tele-working to working out to relaxing—has a different purpose for each person. Identifying your backyard’s role in your …
Make Your Energy Choices Count (NAPSI)—Just as people across the country celebrate Earth Day, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s ENERGY STAR program celebrates all the ways people collectively act to protect the planet …
Pointers On Preparing For Power Outages (NAPS)—More Americans suffered extended power outages in 2020 than any year since Superstorm Sandy struck the New York area in 2012, according to Generac, owners of Power Outage Central, a …
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