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April 21, 2015
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  • Real Estate

    How to determine the true value of home improvements

    (BPT) - As the U.S. housing industry continues to emerge from the Great Recession, signs are pointing toward positive recovery. In fact, a recent report from the Joint Center for Housing Studies of Harvard University states that the home improvement industry could see record spending in 2015. It’s news like this that may have you contemplating an update to your house. Even if you plan to stay in your home for years to come, it’s important to consider which home remodeling projects offer the potential for a positive return on investment.

  • Kitchen Bed Bath

    Why DIY? Projects can pay you back big time

    (BPT) - Hiring professionals to get jobs done around the house may be convenient, but it can set your budget back quite a bit. Instead, consider doing it yourself – not only to save big bucks but also to showcase your creativity. Do-it-yourself (DIY) home improvement is a major trend that will pay you back many times over.

  • Home Improvement

    Outdoor Oasis

    (Family Features) Creating a perfect outdoor oasis — the first step toward a summer filled with carefree entertaining — requires careful planning for the entire space. While the arrival of spring is the perfect time to start thinking about landscape elements, don’t overlook the finer details, such as the furniture and accessories, that truly bring an outdoor space to life.

  • Bridal

    Money-saving wedding-planning tips for any budget

    (BPT) - Weddings can be expensive, and most brides and grooms need to establish a budget before they start planning the wedding so they can afford to get hitched. Many couples are now getting married later in life and paying most or all of the costs themselves, so it's important to start budgeting sooner than later.

Top Story

Five tips to make your 2015 small business goals happen

(BPT) - Spring is in the air and small business owners are excited for all potential growth opportunities this year. In fact, they're feeling more optimistic about the economy than in recent history. Growth opportunities might include developing a new product or service, hiring more people or expanding the business.

Pet Central

pets

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

Fitness

Fitness

Our fitness articles will help teach you how to work out with gym- and home-based exercises. More >>

Crosswords

Crosswords

Enjoy the crosswords challenge in our free daily puzzles, from the harder Sunday crossword to the quicker daily. More >>

Sudoku

Sudoku

Every Sudoku has a unique solution that can be reached logically. Enter numbers into the blank spaces so that each row, column and 3x3 box contains the numbers 1 to 9. More >>




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Monday 04/20/2015
Hollywood to sports stadiums, modern accountants go exciting places
Updated: April 20, 2015 - 3:30 am

(BPT) - Pop culture tends to portray accountants as number-obsessed managers tethered to their desks. But this picture doesn’t reflect the reality of the profession today. Accounting work environments aren’t limited to the desks of public accounti...

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DIY From the Inside Out
Updated: April 20, 2015 - 3:30 am

(Family Features) For many homeowners, the weekend is their chance to get their house in order, tackling that seemingly endless list of projects that take a little more time. After all, the key to improved function, value and comfort at home requi...

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Building Secure Futures, One Family at a Time
Updated: April 20, 2015 - 3:30 am

(Family Features) According to a study done by LIMRA, a non-profit life insurance industry research organization, as many as 40 percent of U.S. households would have immediate trouble meeting household expenses if a primary wage earner were to pas...

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Celebrate Graduates with DIY Party Decor, Gifts
Updated: April 20, 2015 - 3:30 am

(Family Features) Graduation marks a major milestone in any student’s life, and the event calls for a celebration to remember. Whether you’re planning a party in honor of the graduate or commemorating the accomplishment from afar, consider these f...

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Creating Sustainable, Beautiful Landscapes
Updated: April 20, 2015 - 3:30 am

(Family Features) For most homeowners, sunny skies lead to more time spent enjoying nature in your coveted outdoor spaces. If you’ve considered revamping your open-air landscapes, let this be your season to bring the elements of beauty and design ...

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The Art of the Perfect Gift
Updated: April 20, 2015 - 3:30 am

(Family Features) When it comes to honoring that special mother figure in your life, nothing says it better than a clever and thoughtful gift. Whether she’s a fitness fanatic or fashion queen, wrap up the perfect gift that shows your appreciation ...

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5 Grilling Ideas to Try This Spring
Posted: April 20, 2015

(Family Features) Grilling season is officially here. From juicy, perfectly cooked chicken to boss burgers, these five simple ideas will help deliver epic grilled flavors all season long.

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Better Living Starts with You
Updated: April 20, 2015 - 3:30 am

(Family Features) There isn’t a one-size-fits-all approach to living a better life, but most people agree — feeling your best is aligned with making healthier choices. The road to well-being starts with making informed decisions that will help you...

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