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How to Downsize Without Leaving Your Home

Home downsizing means different things to different people. It may involve selling your current house and buying a smaller property, or simplifying life in your present residence. The most common re…

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6 Green & Gorgeous Tiles For Your Home

There are two strong trends in tile these days. The first is the use of new technology and out-of-the-box thinking to create handsome styles that appeal to the senses, while the second is an increas…

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15 Brilliant Uses for Vegetable Oil

From cleaning jewelry to perfectly-measured ingredients, read on for some of the most interesting ways to use this pantry staple. Have a favorite use of your own? Let us know in the comments! Earli…

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7 Furniture Tips for Frequent Movers

Some folks live in the same place all their lives, while others change residence every few months. If you fall into the latter category, you may move due to employment, education, finances or just pla…

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20 Fridge-Clearing Recipes

Your fridge might be stocked to the brims, but you can still open it and feel like there's nothing to eat. So what's a hungry person to do? Well, use up as much of the stuff as possible, of course! Re…

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12 Reclaimed Wood Problems & How to Fix Them

Reclaimed wood is a hot trend in household décor nowadays. And with good reason. This unique building material glows with a special aged patina. Wood cut from fully mature trees, as was the practice…

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Watch Hoot & Annie On This Live Owl Cam

About five years ago, Cathy Howell, staff attorney for The Nature Conservancy in Texas, decided she needed a new project. This nature enthusiast and amateur woodworker wanted to get her hands dirty—an…

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10 Surprising Uses for Charcoal

Barbecue season is just around the corner, and, no doubt, you're dusting off last year's bag of charcoal. But don't light up that grill just yet -- there are plenty of other uses for charcoal. From pr…

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10 Bright Ideas for Repurposing Just About Anything

Beyond recycling, repurposing (also known as "upcycling"ť) simply means finding a new use for an old item. You might change a leaky bucket into a rustic planter, for example, or a vintage door into a …

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14 Surprising Uses for Old Picture Frames

Got some empty frames but no photos to fill them? Check out these surprising uses for old picture frames! Old picture frames that are missing the glass, have gotten scratched or dinged, or that are…

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I wouldn't necessarily classify "junk" as food! Rather, just a lot of sugar, salt and chemicals.

Mmm, nice. Thanks for sharing!

Dimitris, Alaska used to belong to Russia. One of the tsars (I don't remember which one) sold it to …

I am presently drinking my breakfast a morning green smoothie made today with stinging nettles,pursl…