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Cutting the Cord | Watch Your Favorite Shows Without Cable

In the beginning, “cutting the cord” literally referred to cutting the umbilical cord that connects a newborn to its mother. Later, the phrase was used colloquially to mean severing financial ...
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Caring for Winter Textiles | Laundry Tips for Items that Keep Us Toasty

My high school years were spent in Ohio where my family lived in an old, drafty house. If I ever complained about being cold, I was told to “put another ...
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Outdoor Heating | Make Your Patio a Year-round Getaway

Our patios and yards have beckoned us throughout the COVID pandemic to safe yet intimate al fresco entertaining. Innovative outdoor heaters can upgrade your patio into a year-round oasis, infusing ...
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The Silent Supplier | Water Heater Keeps Life Flowing

Often overlooked, a home’s water heater sees as much use in a day as the refrigerator. Just as the fridge keeps food cold and accessible, the water heater makes sure ...
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Top-Shelf Ideas | Organize Your Space with Great Displays

More time at home these days means more time to look around and see the need to organize and redecorate. The addition of new shelving to your home just might ...
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Onward and Upward | Staircase Refresh Has Abundant Options

Thomas Jefferson believed stairs to be a waste of space. Instead of designing a grand staircase for Monticello, his home outside Charlottesville, Jefferson tucked two stairways out of sight, ...
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Wash, Wipe, Win | Choose the Right Towels and Scrubbers for Your Kitchen Jobs

Maybe they matched your decor perfectly so you just had to buy them. Or maybe your old ones are fraying, so you quickly bought the first pack you saw ...
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The Build Smart Institute | Preparing Today’s Kids for Tomorrow’s Future

It’s no secret the building trades lack skilled employees. When the recession hit in 2008, over 600,000 U.S. construction workers left the industry, never to return. This mass exodus ...
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