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By June 12, 2016

With almost 1,200 tornadoes in the U.S. in 2015, as reported by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), it’s important to know what to do if one is in your area. While you can’t control the weather, you can take steps to help prepare your home for tornado season. In addition, knowing what to do


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By June 11, 2016

Whether it’s an electrical issue or inclement weather, a power outage can leave you feeling helpless. September is National Preparedness Month, and Ready.gov is encouraging people to always be ready for power outages. This may mean stocking up on non-perishable food, water bottles, candles and flashlights, and battery-powered fans or blankets (depending on the season).


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By June 09, 2016

Renovating your bathroom can be its own reward, leaving you with a more pleasant, functional space. If you’re investing your hard-earned money in fixing up your bathroom, you’ll also likely want to know what the return on investment might be — and how to maximize it. The below infographic, created by The Allstate Blog and HomeAdvisor,


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By June 06, 2016

It’s an exciting/scary/awesome/stressful/(fill in the blank) time when baby’s on the way. And after baby comes along a lot more is going to change—including your relationship. While you can’t really imagine what it’s like to be a parent until you actually become one, you and your partner can do a few things before baby gets


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By June 04, 2016

If your windshield gets chipped or cracked, should you repair or replace it? If you drive with a chip or cracked windshield long enough, that if can become a when. Regardless of where you live, your windshield may take a beating. There could be pea gravel falling from uncovered construction trucks, sanitation vehicles laying down salt and sand when the


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By June 03, 2016

School’s out, and long summer days are ahead. While older teens often work seasonal jobs this time of year, now may be a good time for your 14- or 15-year-old to consider doing odd jobs for family friends and neighbors. Parenting expert Tim Elmore says gaining work experience is a good way to help your young teen


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By June 02, 2016

You’ve probably starting seeing updated debit and credit cards that include a tiny, metallic microchip embedded in the card front. If you haven’t received yours from your card issuers yet, you can expect by the end of the year. This is the beginning of the long-awaited switchover to so-called “chip and PIN” cards (also called a


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By May 31, 2016

Sweltering summer temperatures can send many Americans’ air conditioning costs soaring. But you don’t necessarily have to choose between a comfortable home temperature and lower costs. There are ways to keep your home cool without taking a big bite of your budget. Consider these straightforward ideas you can begin using quickly. Make the Most of Your


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By May 29, 2016

Summer’s almost here, and for many, that means preparing food on the grill. Whether it’s steak, burgers, chicken, sausages or hot dogs, grilling can be an easy and delicious way to prepare meat. But you may be able to make the rest of your meal on the grill, too. Vegetables, fruits and even desserts can


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By May 26, 2016

Renting an apartment versus owning a home can often mean you have less control over your environment. When it comes to energy savings, however, there are still plenty of steps you can take to help reduce the amount of money you spend on utility costs each month. Here are seven quick and easy tips that


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