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(BPT) - This year’s holiday season is taking on a decidedly modern twist, with an emphasis on recycling and repurposing old decorations, utilizing sustainable decor, and adding sparkle to complete the look.
(NewsUSA) - It's been said that, "Home is where the heart is." While this sentiment may be true, that home could also be making you sick.
(Family Features) Nothing says home for the holidays like the smell of treats baking in the oven and a crowded kitchen filled with loved ones. Whether making decades-old family favorites or starting new holiday baking traditions, you can create homemade holiday goodies in a (ginger) snap.
(BPT) - While vinyl siding has historically been the most-used siding material in the U.S., its continuing advancements are allowing even more choice when it comes to two critical qualities desired by homeowners: outstanding curb appeal and low maintenance.
(Family Features) We all want a clean and tidy home, without having to spend the time and effort to make it clean and tidy. But the truth is - if you don't keep it maintained, it takes much longer to sort and organize. Here are some tips to keep your home organized as you go:
(BPT) - Expanding livable space using decks and patios is a top home improvement trend, but today’s homeowners aren’t satisfied with limiting entertaining outdoors to the warmer months. With a few smart updates, they’re creating spaces that make outdoor entertaining possible all year long. Breathe new life into your existing deck and create a space that can be used for entertaining year-round with a few expert tips.
(BPT) - Children are energetic learners, trying to make sense of the world around them. One of the most important activities to help a child stretch his mind, especially in the early years, is reading. From birth to age 5, development in all areas of the brain is rapid, so it is especially important during this time that parents make an intentional effort to integrate reading into a child’s daily routine. This practice helps mold your child into an active reader and establishes the foundational literacy skills he needs for future success in school and life.
(Family Features) - Fall is a great time for yard maintenance. Raking leaves is a given for many homeowners, but there are more things you can do to help make sure your lawn, trees and shrubs will be ready for the new growth of spring.
Back when CUNY trustees unanimously voted to appoint James Muyskens as president of Queens College, the school was struggling to bounce back from shaky leadership under a president who stepped down after losing credibility. With Washington Monthly this year ranking it No. 2 as the “Best Bang for the Buck” Muyskens will have left the college in a much more elevated standing when he retires at the end of 2013.
From an early age, Muyskens knew he wanted to be an educator and he credits a high school math instructor for inspiring him to pursue a career as a math teacher. After taking a logic course as part of his curriculum at Central College in Iowa, however, he soon gravitated to philosophy, a field he was fascinated with since it didn’t always have concrete answers.
(BPT) - “A kitchen provides physical and spiritual nourishment, and for many homes is now the heart and soul of family life.” That’s how Terence Conran opened his classic Kitchen Book 20 years ago, and it’s probably even truer today. The kitchen’s central importance in most households means that Americans are paying more attention than ever to the design and decoration of this vital space - a search for functionality, comfort and beauty that’s reflected in current trends in hardwood kitchen cabinetry.
(Family Features) One of the most memorable moments at any holiday dinner is when a moist, delicious turkey is brought to the table. Everyone grabs their forks at the sight of a perfectly brown bird glistening with juicy flavor.
Four Romanian nationals, including two men from Elmhurst, have been arrested in connection with the alleged theft of thousands of credit card numbers used at Long Island Rail Road ticket vending machines.
Niculae Peter, 45, and Dorin Husa, 37, of Elmhurst, were arrested last week by Nassau County and Metropolitan Transportation Authority police after search warrants were executed at their Elmhurst apartment.
A contemporary family drama set in Queens, “Smell the Power” by Levy Lee Simon, is the current attraction at the Black Spectrum Theatre in Jamaica.
This exploration of the problems — generational, social and political — that continue to affect many African-American families today is serious one moment, tense another, humorous the next, and deserves to be seen.
(Family Features) Fall is a pivotal time for lawn and garden care. If you want a beautiful spring yard that's a masterpiece, there are important steps to take now to ensure everything from grass to gardenias bloom.
(NAPSI)—Rain- and snow- storms can leave lots of water in their wake, which soon results in mildew, mold and moldy odor—but you don’t have to live with it. Chlorine dioxide technology can eliminate mildew odor at its source, while preventing any recurrence for a good long time.
You can keep mold and mildew’s foul smell and dangerous spores from your car, RV or boat. (NAPS)
(NAPSI)—If giving a warm welcome to cooler weather and festive times with family and friends means turning up the heat in your house, there’s something you ought to know.
(Family Features) This Halloween, throw a wickedly wonderful fete for family and friends. With help from the Wilton entertaining experts, you'll have all the tricks to treat your guests to a spooky celebration that will leave them howling with delight. Halloween's not just for the kids anymore, so before you put on your costume, grab your baking and decorating supplies and get ready to let the creepy crawlers loose.