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  • March 26, 2019

The Kaufman Herald : Around The Home

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  • Home Decorating

    Celebrate spring with sweet and festive projects for your kids

    (BPT) - Get your kids excited about spring's arrival and its festive holidays by making fun crafts and sweet treats together. Creating decorations and enjoying fun desserts together is one of the best ways to create lasting family memories. Why not start some new family traditions with your children this spring?

  • Home Decorating

    Don't be left behind - 3 tips to prep for spring

    (BPT) - Warmer weather means not only saying goodbye to the tough winter conditions your car or truck has endured, but also getting your vehicles — and outdoor power equipment — ready for the changing seasons. This is a great opportunity to get outside and tend to the vital cleaning and maintenance that the machines you rely on need to function well year-round.

  • Home Decorating

    Swing into Spring

    5 ideas for updating your space

Pet Central

pets

Having a pet is a lot of responsibility, and we’ll help by giving you lots of tips and tricks! More >>

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Fitness

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Crosswords

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Monday 03/25/2019
Celebrate spring with sweet and festive projects for your kids
Posted: March 25, 2019

(BPT) - Get your kids excited about spring's arrival and its festive holidays by making fun crafts and sweet treats together. Creating decorations and enjoying fun desserts together is one of the best ways to create lasting family memories. Why not start some new family traditions with your children this spring?

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Thursday 02/14/2019
Home Updates that Pay Off
Posted: February 14, 2019

(StatePoint) Whether you’re remodeling for a fresh take on an old style or contemplating a new build, there are choices you can make that will definitely pay off, say experts.

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Thursday 12/27/2018
Tips to Make A Style Statement in Every Room of Your House
Posted: December 27, 2018

(StatePoint) Want to elevate your home décor in the new year? Whether you’re going for farmhouse style or mid-century modern décor, make a statement in every room, even the most neglected spaces.

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Sunday 12/02/2018
How to Create a Holiday Atmosphere at Home
Posted: December 02, 2018

(StatePoint) Creating festive cheer at home for the holidays is easy and fun. Here are some great ways to transform your space into a winter wonderland.

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Monday 11/26/2018
The Verdict Is In: These 5 Home Design Ideas Will be Trending in 2019
Posted: November 26, 2018

(StatePoint) Usher in the new year with a crop of inspiring fresh ideas across home design.

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Thursday 11/15/2018
3 Easy Ways to Illuminate Your Home for the Holidays
Posted: November 15, 2018

(StatePoint) ‘Tis the season of friends, family and entertaining! If you’re planning on hosting guests -- whether for an entire week of family fun or a one-night celebration -- now’s the time to get your home in the holiday spirit.

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Monday 09/10/2018
Black and White: A Reemerging Home Design Trend
Updated: November 08, 2018 - 3:13 am

(StatePoint) Black and white always has been a classic color pairing, and this neutral palette has resurged as one of today’s hottest design trends.

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Thursday 08/09/2018
Home Design Ideas for Travel Enthusiasts
Updated: November 08, 2018 - 3:13 am

(StatePoint) Travelers are often struck by the unique style of a certain locale, such as the bright colors of Havana or the chic sophistication of Paris. If your family plans to travel soon, you will likely return longing to recreate memories of your time away.

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How to Select the Best Ceiling Fans for Your Home Interiors
Updated: November 08, 2018 - 3:13 am

(StatePoint) If you have a “less is more” outlook on home decorating purchasing decisions, you probably want your lighting fixtures to not only be functional, but also fashionable elements that complement other accessories and contribute to your overall interior design. When it comes to ceiling fans, experts say that by shopping around, you can find a highly functional fixture that can even serve as the focal point of a room.

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Monday 05/14/2018
5 Ways to Get Your Home Ready for Summer
Updated: November 08, 2018 - 3:13 am

(StatePoint) Summertime means backyard barbecues, home decorating updates and more. Want to make all of this happen affordably?

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Wednesday 03/20/2019
A Riddle for Our Times
Posted: March 20, 2019

(NewsUSA) - Sponsored by GAF - Like riddles? 

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Easy Ways to Be More Eco-Friendly
Posted: March 20, 2019

(StatePoint) Earth Month, celebrated in April, is a great time to take a look at your daily habits and consider how you can give your lifestyle a green makeover.

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Friday 02/22/2019
What's in a wipe? The truth about flushable products
Updated: March 26, 2019 - 2:30 am

(BPT) - Just because something will physically go down the toilet does not mean it should be flushed. It seems like a simple idea, but the troubles with America’s wastewater infrastructure remain in the headlines because too many people flush items down their toilets that weren’t meant to be flushed. This is having real impacts on the environment and our local wastewater treatment systems when clogs happen as a result of non-flushable products. To help alleviate the issues, here are some tips on how to know what to flush and what to just throw away.

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Thursday 12/20/2018
Myths And Facts About Recycling Cartons
Updated: December 22, 2018 - 2:45 am

(NAPSI)—Recycling is one of the easiest ways the average person can help the environment. Not only does recycling prevent items from ending up in landfills, it reduces the amount of raw materials used to make new products. Here are some myths and facts about recycling commonly used food and beverage cartons:

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Monday 12/10/2018
5 Water-Saving New Year’s Resolutions
Posted: December 10, 2018

(StatePoint) It’s that time of year to start setting New Year’s resolutions: work out more; get a new job; save money. While these are admirable goals, have you considered how your resolutions might make a bigger impact?  

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Monday 11/26/2018
The Best Gifts Do Great Things
Updated: November 28, 2018 - 2:46 am

(NAPSI)—Some of the best gifts around deliver great features and functionality but use less energy, which means they save money on energy bills and help protect the environment.

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Monday 11/05/2018
Plastic Pollution: What to Know
Updated: November 08, 2018 - 3:10 am

(StatePoint) Plastics are an increasingly widespread pollutant, according to environmental experts, harming ecosystems and wildlife as well as endangering human health. One of the largest worldwide industries driving this crisis -- the fast moving consumer goods (FMCG) sector which offers such things as soft drinks, toiletries, foods and other consumables -- is not taking significant action to put the brakes on the growing production and marketing of single-use plastics, suggests a new report.

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Tuesday 10/30/2018
8 Questions to Ask Before Going Solar at Home
Updated: November 08, 2018 - 3:10 am

(StatePoint) With a growing number of homeowners looking to save money on power bills and help the environment, rooftops across America are taking on a new look, as more homes are dotted with solar panels. But it’s important to ask the right questions before installing them on your home.

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Wednesday 10/10/2018
Pollinator Health 101: 'Schooling' Students Through Hands-On Learning
Updated: November 08, 2018 - 3:10 am

(NAPSI)—While schools continue to teach reading, writing and arithmetic, the blueprint for educators is shifting as teachers notice the value of hands-on science education. Many schools are bringing science to their own backyards—literally—by developing gardens and pollinator plots, where students can learn about agriculture’s hardest-working insects: pollinators.

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Wednesday 09/26/2018
Invasive Pests Go Postal: How To Keep Them Out Of The Mail
Updated: November 08, 2018 - 3:10 am

(NAPSI)—If you’re not careful, an innocent trip to the post office could have a devastating impact on U.S. agriculture, economy and natural resources. That’s because invasive pests can easily hide in fruits and vegetables and on plants, then quickly spread to new areas when sent through the mail.

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Monday 03/25/2019
Don't be left behind - 3 tips to prep for spring
Posted: March 25, 2019

(BPT) - Warmer weather means not only saying goodbye to the tough winter conditions your car or truck has endured, but also getting your vehicles — and outdoor power equipment — ready for the changing seasons. This is a great opportunity to get outside and tend to the vital cleaning and maintenance that the machines you rely on need to function well year-round.

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Thursday 03/21/2019
Swing into Spring
Updated: March 25, 2019 - 3:12 am

5 ideas for updating your space

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Simple Steps to Wake Up Well
Updated: March 25, 2019 - 3:12 am

(Family Features) If you have a hard time falling asleep and waking up and find yourself feeling lethargic during the day, rest assured you’re not alone. Regardless of how hard you may work to try and maintain a healthy lifestyle, you may be in need of a way to reset your body clock for optimal health and to look and feel your best – especially in the morning.

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Entertainment Options for Cord-Cutters
Updated: March 25, 2019 - 3:12 am

(Family Features) With cable and satellite subscription costs continuing to rise, many people are turning to the internet for alternative entertainment options. According to eMarketer, 33 million people have canceled their cable or satellite services – or “cut the cord” – and that number is expected to grow to 55.1 million by 2022.

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Home Decor 101
Updated: March 25, 2019 - 3:12 am

Decorating with bold colors

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Give Your Space a Spring Refresh
Updated: March 25, 2019 - 3:12 am

Start with upgrades to your home’s design features

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Save Your Way to Lower Home Insurance
Posted: March 21, 2019

(Family Features) If your homeowner insurance rates are creeping up even though you haven’t filed any claims, it may be time to take a look at how you can bring those prices back down.

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5 Ways to Get Kids Excited About STEM Learning
Updated: March 26, 2019 - 2:30 am

(Family Features) Many of the growing problems around the world, from famines and food insecurity to climate change and profound poverty, need the contributions of brilliant scientists, engineers, mathematicians and technologists. Encouraging children to explore skills and careers in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) can help build a better future.

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Wednesday 03/20/2019
Shop Your Way to an Organized Closet
Updated: March 25, 2019 - 3:12 am

(Family Features) If you often find yourself standing in front of a closet bursting with clothes but can’t find anything to wear, it may be time for a makeover – not only for your wardrobe, but for your closet, too.

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5 Tricks for a Chore-Free Weekend
Updated: March 25, 2019 - 3:12 am

(Family Features) When thinking about errands, check-lists and even downtime, every busy person wishes there were more hours in the day. When tight on time, chores have a way of piling up and spilling into free time. With the right routine, however, day-to-day tasks can be tackled throughout the week, paving the way to a chore-free weekend, which means more time for the fun stuff.

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Thursday 08/09/2018
Upgrade Your Kitchen to Cook Like a Professional Chef
Updated: November 08, 2018 - 3:16 am

(StatePoint) Of course, cooking like a chef at home requires talent and practice. But there’s no doubt about it -- having the right culinary tools, appliances and prep space is essential, too.

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Monday 06/18/2018
How to Defeat Clogged Drains
Updated: November 08, 2018 - 3:16 am

(StatePoint) Whether you’re a homeowner or a renter, clogged drains are likely to affect your bathroom and kitchen sinks every so often as a result of soap residue, hair and skin flakes, food particles, dirt and accumulated gunk.

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