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2020 Holiday Trends to Help You Get a Jump on Gift Giving

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Shopping for holiday gifts will be a little different this year than it has in the past, with the impact of the novel coronavirus still yet to be fully determined. read more

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13 Questions to Ask Before Committing to a Vacation Rental

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With websites like AirBNB boasting that you can find adventures and access unique homes, experiences, and places around the world, it’s no wonder that more people are choosing vacation rentals over hotels. read more

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9 Easy Steps to Replace a Light Fixture

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Replacing a light fixture can be a relatively inexpensive way to jazz up an apartment — or maybe the fixture that’s currently in there is just in dire need of an update. Either way, why hire an electrician to change it when you can give it a go yourself? read more

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Mouth-Watering Barbecue Recipes for Summer Fun

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Hamburgers, hot dogs, chicken, ribs — all these things are guaranteed to taste their best when grilled over an open fire on your backyard barbecue. And while these classics will certainly keep bringing smiles to our faces for generations to come, sometimes it’s fun to up your grill game by trying out some new dishes. read more

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9 Boredom-Busting Arts and Crafts Projects to Do With Your Kids

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Arts and crafts have always been great for keeping kids occupied. After all, creativity is an excellent outlet for pent-up energy, and crafting gives kids a nice break from sometimes overwhelming homework. read more

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The Ultimate Banana Bread Recipes

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In times of trouble, many people find comfort in food. read more

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Mastering the Art of Working from Home

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It’s no secret that many of America’s workers have dreamed of working from home for years now. Visions of droopy sweats and fluffy slippers have intoxicated many who’ve schlepped to the office before. Now it’s a reality for many, but it’s a lot less dreamy when it’s mandatory due to a global pandemic. read more

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Looking for a Good Deal on a Home? These are the 10 Best Areas to Watch in 2020

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You may be at the stage of house hunting where you’re cozying up to realtors in your area with plates of warm cookies, or gazing longingly at fixer-uppers you quickly realize you have no skills to actually fix. The reality is you may have to pack up the family and relocate to find a nice […] read more

This living room may be windowless, but ample lighting and sleek decor make it airy and enjoyable all the same.

10 Creative Ways to Light Up Dark Rooms

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Living in a space where sunshine bathes the walls every day is ideal but not likely. Most homes and apartments have at least one room that receives minimal natural light or, in some cases, none at all. !–more–>But before you slam the door and declare the space a walk-in closet, try out a few of […] read more