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The time is now to incorporate Scandinavian style into decor

As homeowners look for ways to refresh their spaces, Scandinavian style has become ever more prominent and popular among designers and interior decor experts. The clean, modern, minimalist aesthetic shows up in interiors and exteriors, from streamlined furniture to low-maintenance landscaping. Heres how to achieve a Nordic look in your own home:Slow design and minimalist decorPerhaps the most common association with Scandinavian style is minimalist decor. Less is more when it comes to decorating, and the concept of slow design... read more
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5 ways to serve up pure Hollywood magic at your Oscar party

What makes a great party on a big awards night so much fun? It probably has something to do with why we still go to packed movie theaters: We love a shared experience.This March 4, make your red carpet viewing experience one to remember for you and your friends, and host a bash that celebrates our decades-long fascination...
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The best way to clean wood floors might surprise you

Although most people envision their dream home with shiny wood floors, many consumers are unaware of the best way to care for them, according to a 2017 survey conducted by the National Wood Flooring Association.Not surprisingly, many homeowners are unsure of the best way to effectively and quickly clean hardwood floors. Some believe mopping with a bucket of...

Eating healthy has never been more delicious

Yoga mats, kale salads, fitness trackers, standing desks and gym memberships. It seems like everywhere you look, people are taking strides to get healthier. And with good reason.In the U.S., 37.9 percent of adults aged 20 and older suffer from obesity, and heart disease accounts for one out of every four deaths. Despite these harrowing numbers, many people...
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Add fire safety to your family's routine

Think of all the items you replace regularly — your cellphone, lightbulbs and even your toothbrush. But when was the last time you replaced your smoke alarm batteries, or even the alarms themselves? Its easy to overlook, but the time to think about fire safety is now — before an emergency strikes.Many assume that because they have smoke...
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