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How to Dispose of an Old Computer and Thwart Identity Thieves

Jul 19, 2018

Banging a hammer against your hard drive is not just a satisfying way to take out some aggression on a helpless piece of old technology. The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) also says it’s one way to help protect sensitive data that may still be held within an old personal computer you want […]

Motorcyclists: Tips for Choosing Protective Gear

Jul 18, 2018

Before you take your motorcycle on the road, it’s important to consider what gear may help you stay safe and comfortable during your ride. Protective gear serves two purposes: protection and comfort, according to the Motorcycle Safety Foundation (MSF). Here are some tips to consider while choosing the appropriate gear for your ride. Make Safety a Priority Properly […]

3-D Printing 101: What You Need to Know

Jul 16, 2018

You may have heard about a family friend doing a little 3-D printing at home and you’re looking to venture into this new technology yourself. But, you’re not sure where to start. As 3-D printers become less expensive and easier to work with, more people are using them to create custom items at home, according […]

Quick Fix: Clean Coffee Stains Out of Your Car Mats

Jul 11, 2018

If you like to enjoy a morning cup of coffee in the car as you drive to work, start your errands or drop the kids off at school, you’re not alone. But, because we’re all human, this multitasking can sometimes lead to coffee spills on the carpets. Don’t worry! This step-by-step guide can help you […]

What to Include in a Beginner’s Toolkit

Jul 9, 2018

Whether you’re moving into your first home or simply trying to become more handy, a well-stocked toolkit can be essential. Having basic tools available can help you respond to a variety of home maintenance tasks, furniture assembly projects and emergency repairs that may come your way. This slideshow includes a selection of important tools you […]

5 Types of Landlords You May Encounter in Your Life

Jul 6, 2018

When it comes to finding the right apartment, there may be a bit more to consider than location and your budget. Your landlord can set the tone for your experience in a rental unit. An absentee landlord may make your living conditions uncomfortable when necessary repairs aren’t made. On the other hand, a landlord who keeps […]

Interior Inspiration: 5 Home Design Trends

Jul 2, 2018

Is your home decor starting to feel a little dated? Perhaps it’s time for a refresh. Whether you’re looking to overhaul a room or the entire house, these five interior design trends may be just the motivation you need to get started.

Protect Your Belongings With a Home Inventory

Jun 26, 2018

Being prepared for an emergency that can devastate your home and belongings — like a fire or hurricane — can include things like first aid kits, safety procedures and evacuation plans. But do you know how much it would cost to replace all your belongings? We’re not just talking about the big-ticket items, like your […]

Household Items That Can Be Dangerous to Pets

Jun 19, 2018

There’s more to being a pet owner than keeping your furry friend up to date on rabies shots and providing healthy food and treats. Did you know that the screens in your windows and even some plants in your garden may pose a hazard to your pet? Help keep your pet safe in your home […]

Road Sign Colors: What You Need to Know

Jun 15, 2018

Color is an important part of road signs today. Many drivers know what a sign means simply by its color. Here’s a rundown of some of the more common colors and examples of signs you might see on the road: Now you know a little more about the colors of road signs so you can […]