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Easy Lit Up Star Pumpkins for Halloween
Easy Lit Up Star Pumpkins for Halloween

Make a statement this Halloween with a trio of glowing pumpkins. You'll need a drill to make… >>

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10 Tips for Planning Your Indoor Garden

Plants bring life and color into the home and require little in the way of maintenance. Follow… >>

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Funny Thanksgiving Help-Line Calls

Butterball shares the funniest calls they have gotten on their Thanksgiving Turkey Talk-Line. >>

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10 Easy Crafts to Brighten Any Thanksgiving Table

A table brimming with the fall's harvest is best bedecked with earthy autumn colors. We asked… >>

Is Your Kitchen Sponge Harboring MRSA?
Is Your Kitchen Sponge Harboring MRSA?

Cold and flu season is coming. Want to get smart about germs? Learn how to duck the bugs and… >>

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5 Quick Cleaning Projects in 20 Minutes or Less

From mopping bathroom floors to keeping clutter away, devoting just a few minutes of your day can… >>

What to Do if Your Home's Being Broken Into
What to Do if Your Home’s Being Broken Into

What's the first thing to do if someone's breaking into your home? >>

21 of the Worst Presents You've Ever Gotten
21 of the Worst Presents You’ve Ever Gotten

It's the thought that counts, but not with these awful gifts. >>

The Well-Chosen Gift: 50+ Ways to Give the Perfect Present
The Well-Chosen Gift: 50+ Ways to Give the Perfect Present

These gift ideas let you match personalities with presents and help you put the head and heart back… >>

Thanksgiving Humor
Thanksgiving Humor

Funny holiday outtakes from our readers. >>

Christmas Tree Safety Essentials
Christmas Tree Safety Essentials

Short of a gym membership, it's the surprise no one wants: the ornament-laden Christmas tree that… >>

Thanksgiving Foods That Are Toxic to Cats and Dogs
Thanksgiving Foods That Are Toxic to Cats and Dogs

Keep pet safety on the mind while cooking Thanksgiving dinner. >>

Elegant (and Affordable) Gifts for the Host
Elegant (and Affordable) Gifts for the Host

Saying thank you for someone's hospitality can be a challenge. Here are a few elegant yet… >>

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The Best Houseplants for Clean Air and Better Health

Plants promote clean air. They also fight fatigue, stress, dry throat and headache -- at home or in… >>

4 Ways of Looking at a Tree
4 Ways of Looking at a Tree

The tree seen as decoration, as a scientific marvel, as a place to sit and even as nutrition. >>

Out, Out, Damned Stains
Out, Out, Damned Stains

Why struggle with an untested stain removal tip, or cry over stains that won't budge? Here's what… >>

5 Tips for Removing the Most Horrifying Halloween Stains
5 Tips for Removing the Most Horrifying Halloween Stains

Now that the big day has passed, we’ve scared up our best stain-removal secrets for getting your… >>

How to Recycle the Hazardous Stuff
How to Recycle the Hazardous Stuff

You know how to recycle paper, plastic and aluminum, but what about paint cans, batteries, cell… >>

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4 Simple Ways to Give Your Rooms More Personality

A little personality never hurt a room. Looking for a fresh way to dress up bare walls? Try these… >>

The No. 1 Holiday Cookie in Each of the 50 States Is...
The No. 1 Holiday Cookie in Each of the 50 States Is…

Get recipes for 50 delicious cookies. >>