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How to Identify Different Types of Clouds

Sep 21, 2018

Peer into the sky and take note of the clouds around you. Some days, they’re like cotton candy. Other days, they resemble wisps from a paint brush. A cloud’s appearance — from its shape, size and “texture” — can tell you a lot of information, according to NASA. In simple terms, the sky uses clouds as a way to move […]

How to Dispose of an Old Computer and Thwart Identity Thieves

Sep 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 […]

Are You Guilty of These 7 Cleaning Bad Habits?

Sep 18, 2018

Is there a right way and a wrong way to clean your home? You may be surprised to know that some cleaning habits may actually work against you, leaving greasy residue when you want a clean shine or streaks where you want it to be crystal clear. See if you make any of these cleaning […]

Quick Fix: How to Clean Your Glass Cooktop

Sep 12, 2018

It happens to the best of us: You make a delicious meal on your glass cooktop, and when you return for cleanup, the mess seems to have glued itself on. But don’t panic. With some baking soda and dishwashing liquid, cleaning up can be much easier, according to Behind the Studio.  Step 1: Wipe […]

Renovation Rundown: What Are the Steps in a Home Renovation?

Sep 11, 2018

While not every home renovation works in the exact same order, you may want to follow a certain course to help avoid unnecessary work. For example, you don’t want to close walls and paint, only to realize you need to add a new plumbing stack that requires going behind the wall again. Many renovation projects […]

Alternatives to Bagging Your Leaves

Sep 10, 2018

As the leaves begin to fall, your love-hate relationship with your rake returns. If you find yourself dreading bagging all those leaves, there’s an alternative disposal method that might be a good solution for you, according to LocalHarvest. When you throw away fallen leaves, you are also tossing out vital nutrients that your garden, lawn […]

Carving a Pumpkin With a Pro: Tips and Tricks

Sep 6, 2018

October is here and there’s nothing quite like carving a pumpkin to get you into the Halloween spirit. Steve Dahlke — a professional pumpkin carver for more than 20 years — demonstrates a few tips, tricks and hacks which might come in handy for you this Halloween. Happy carving! Do you want to go behind […]

5 Simple DIY Halloween Decorations

Sep 6, 2018

There’s nothing like the start of fall to shift home-related projects from the outdoors to the indoors. The leaves changing color, sweaters trickling into your wardrobe and pumpkin spice everything — it’s enough to spark your crafting spirits into a full-blown blaze. And with Halloween in sight, it’s a perfect time to get started on […]

Prep for the Autumn Roads Ahead

Sep 5, 2018

There’s a lot to love about autumn — the changing leaves, pumpkin carving, sweater weather — but when it comes to getting behind the wheel of a car, the change in season from summer to fall can add some challenges. With the wetter, frostier conditions, fallen leaves and fewer hours of daylight, it’s a good […]

Landlords: 5 Safety Tips to Consider

Aug 31, 2018

As a landlord, knowing how to properly maintain your rental properties can be crucial. Following the right safety precautions may help you better protect your tenants and properties and avoid a potential emergency. Here are some safety tips to consider: 1. Make Rental Properties Easy to Find A simple way to improve the safety of […]