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Colorful accents create extraordinary spaces

When looking to transform your home, elements such as doors, ceilings and trim are perfect places to add color. These architectural details can create a wow factor with well-placed splashes of color.

Long-lasting gift ideas that won’t break the bank

The best gift to receive is one where the recipient can put it to good use for many years to come. This gift is also the most rewarding gift to give, especially if it doesn’t break the bank.

Five simple steps to being a great pet owner

Brushing your teeth and getting dressed in the morning are among the daily routines that are second nature to humans. But you may not always remember that your pets need regular care, too – like avoiding potentially harmful table scraps, being protected from pesky fleas and ticks, keeping the sensitive pads of their paws safe from ever-changing weather conditions, and getting regular veterinary care.

The energy efficient, safe and warm solution to evening fireplace challenges

When the weather is cold, few experiences warm your soul – or your home – as effectively as sitting in front of a crackling fire. But if you’ve ever avoided building an evening fire in your wood-burning fireplace because you didn’t want to wait up for the embers to go out, you might appreciate Scott Harrison’s ingenuity.

Tips to secure your future despite an unsure economy

Despite the recent deal to re-open the government and gains in the economy, the business community is still somewhat skeptical about the economy’s stability. While many employers acknowledge that overall business conditions are improving, respondents generally feel the present recovery is fragile and the health care changes might potentially slow the recovery down.

Memo to job seekers: It’s not the economy, it could be you

Job seekers are growing increasingly pessimistic about their ability to gain employment. Nearly two in five job seekers lack confidence that the job market will improve next year. Hiring managers, however, disagree. Here’s what you need to know.

Buying a garage door? Think insulation

There are seemingly endless options through which homeowners must navigate when buying a new garage door: the style, materials and accessories, just to name a few. But perhaps the most important feature that should top the garage door consumer’s list is energy efficiency.

Power shoes: Choosing the right footwear for climbing the corporate ladder

Climbing the corporate ladder requires marketable skills, initiative, creativity and … the right shoes? While the importance of proper footwear may seem obvious for professions that require standing or walking all day, such as waitressing, nursing or cooking, poor shoe choices can also trip you up in an office setting.

‘Tis the season to entertain: A simple guide to artisanal wine and cheese pairings

Planning a get together with close friends or family this holiday season and fretting over what to serve? Regardless of theme or guest list, a delicious artisanal cheese and wine platter is a great way to start off any gathering. By following these simple guidelines, creating the perfect pairings can be one of the simplest things on your to-do list this holiday season.

Tips for new pet parents

Whether you’re acquiring a new puppy or kitten for your household or adopting an adult pet from a shelter or rescue organization, the following tips will help you get off on the right foot with your newest family member.

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