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Why smart renovation investments will keep you living more comfortably

(BPT) - Now is the time when building industry experts urge homeowners to consider home renovations for the year. While thinking about home renovations may be the furthest thing from your mind right now, the recommendation is valid. With temperatures below freezing and furnaces across the country working overtime, winter is an ideal time to assess your home’s energy efficiency.

Pet Central

pets

Having a pet is a lot of responsibility, and we’ll help by giving you lots of tips and tricks! More >>

Fitness

Fitness

Our fitness articles will help teach you how to work out with gym- and home-based exercises. More >>

Crosswords

Crosswords

Enjoy the crosswords challenge in our free daily puzzles, from the harder Sunday crossword to the quicker daily. More >>

Sudoku

Sudoku

Every Sudoku has a unique solution that can be reached logically. Enter numbers into the blank spaces so that each row, column and 3x3 box contains the numbers 1 to 9. More >>




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Wednesday 01/28/2015
How to avoid winter chills without the higher bills
Updated: January 30, 2015 - 4:31 am

(BPT) - Every year, homeowners across the country face the expense of coping with winter – from cranking the heat to lighting your home during a season with fewer hours of daylight. However, it doesn’t take a lot of new technology to turn your house into an efficient home, and the payoff can be big. Consider these easy tips to save money while staying warm.

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Tuesday 01/27/2015
5 simple steps to scoring delicious, stress-free game day fare
Updated: January 30, 2015 - 4:31 am

(BPT) - On game days, sports fans love to gather around the TV with family and friends, while treating themselves to fun foods and snacks. But hosting a gathering can keep you cooking in the kitchen when you’d rather be in on the action. Here’s an easy guide for creating delicious foods that will score big on flavor, while ensuring a stress-free experience for everyone involved - including you.

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Newly dating to married for years: Top ways to celebrate Valentine's Day for any relationship stage
Updated: January 30, 2015 - 4:31 am

(BPT) - Whether you’re smitten after dating for only a month or your relationship has a soothing rhythm after many years of marriage, your affections deserve to be celebrated this Valentine’s Day. Finding the perfect way to say you care, however, is often easier said than done. Stop stressing and consider these top trends and unique gift ideas, all custom-fitted to the length of your relationship.

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Sunday 01/25/2015
Guaranteed ways to make her swoon on Valentine's Day
Updated: January 29, 2015 - 4:32 am

(BPT) - Valentine’s Day is quickly approaching, and you want to get your loved one something extra special this year without the extra hassle. The key to leaving her breathless is gifting classic and personal Valentine’s items that show you really care.

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Tuesday 01/20/2015
The ultimate gesture to make her swoon on Valentine's Day
Updated: January 20, 2015 - 4:31 am

(BPT) - Valentine’s Day is quickly approaching, and you want to get your loved one something extra special this year without the extra hassle. The key to leaving her breathless is gifting classic and personal Valentine’s items that show you really care.

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5 winter car care tips that save you money
Updated: January 27, 2015 - 4:32 am

(BPT) - Winter is when car trouble can cause big financial problems. So how do you keep your car winter-ready for severe weather and protect your budget? The right preventive care is essential, and the good news is that there are many simple things you can do to get your car ready for extreme weather without blowing your budget.

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Favorite flavors warm up winter recipes
Updated: January 27, 2015 - 4:32 am

(BPT) - When you think of favorite winter dishes, what comes to mind? Do hearty soups and bold coffee seem like the best sources of warmth to sustain you through winter’s chill? For dishes that create comfort and warmth, don’t rule out one of the most-loved American flavors: peanut butter. Peanut butter adds flavor and flare to many dishes, from baked treats to main courses and everything in between.

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Friday 01/16/2015
Teachers: Tips to bring classroom energy levels back to normal after break
Updated: January 23, 2015 - 4:31 am

(BPT) - The start of the spring semester in the classroom is a great time for teachers to refresh the room so all learning goals can be accomplished before the end of the year. Sometimes a refresh involves disinfecting everything to help students stay healthy. Perhaps this year's refresh even involves incorporating some new decor and bright colors. This semester, help your students stay energized all spring long, right up until the final bell rings for summer break:

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