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Tips for Riding Your Motorcycle on a Hot Day

Jun 5, 2018

Riding your motorcycle in the open air may sound like a good way to beat the summer heat, but it’s important to take safety precautions before you hit the road any time of the year. Here are some things to consider before you take a motorcycle ride on a hot day. Summer Motorcycle Gear Although you […]

6 Pets Appropriate for Apartment Living

Jun 5, 2018

If you long for an animal companion but live in an apartment, don’t despair: You don’t need to own a home with a huge yard to give a pet a good home. All you have to do is select an animal that can live in a small area and won’t damage either your apartment or […]

Natural Pools: What Are They and How Do They Work?

Jun 1, 2018

If you’re looking for an alternative to a chlorine-treated backyard pool, a natural pool may be an option to consider. Natural pools often serve both recreational and decorative purposes for homeowners looking to enhance their property while providing a more environmentally friendly place to swim. What Is a Natural Pool? A natural pool relies on […]

Hot Wedding Trends to Watch

May 29, 2018

Weddings offer couples the opportunity to take part in time-honored traditions, from reciting their vows to slicing the cake. But these celebrations also reflect what’s trendy right now in the wedding industry. So, what’s hot in weddings in 2018? Whether you’re planning a wedding or simply curious about what to expect as a guest, here […]

5 Simple, Low-Budget Home Renovations

May 23, 2018

Does your home feel a bit outdated? Sometimes, a busy schedule can make DIY renovations seem daunting. Or your household budget may keep you from hiring a professional to do the job. Fret not, because here’s a list of five quick and cost-effective ways to spruce up your place like a home renovation hero. Add […]

The Ultimate Moving Guide: Tips to Help Organize Your Move

May 21, 2018

Moving accompanies some of the biggest moments in life: Setting up your first apartment. Buying your first apartment. Upsizing. Downsizing. You’re opening new doors, settling into new places, moving forward — what’s not to like? And then you have to think about the move itself. That’s where this moving guide comes in. With its pages […]

How to Build a Backyard Fire Pit

May 21, 2018

Cool, crisp nights are perfect for gathering around a backyard fire pit with your friends and family. Add in a bag of marshmallows and you have the recipe for a lovely evening. While elaborate fire pits are typically featured in glossy magazines, s’mores and memories can just as easily be made around a simple, but […]

Tips for Identifying a ‘Go-To’ Storm Shelter in Your Home

May 17, 2018

Safety is an important issue for everyone, especially during times of severe weather. Do you know where to go in your home if a severe storm or tornado strikes? The National Weather Service (NWS) says the best place to take shelter from a tornado is completely underground — or as low as possible. So, consider […]

What to Do After an Earthquake

May 17, 2018

In the aftermath of an earthquake, buildings may be damaged, people could be hurt and community infrastructure and services could be affected. Or maybe power lines are down, street lights stopped working and your street is full of debris. Try to stay calm and keep the following tips in mind after an earthquake. Check Your […]

Moving Guide: Change-of-Address Checklist

May 14, 2018

Moving can be stressful. From unpacking to setting up utilities in your new place, there are a lot of tasks that come with a move. Use this handy checklist to keep track of the people and organizations you’ll need to notify about your change of address. Download the checklist, or the entire moving guide, below. […]