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Barn doors go indoors: An ideal winter project

(BPT) - Known for their versatility, barn doors have been popping up in homes across the country — in contemporary and rustic designs. Read on to discover why adding a barn door is an ideal winter home-improvement project.

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Monday 11/20/2017
5 ways the '90s are back and bigger than ever
Posted: November 20, 2017


5 things you may not know about beloved holiday traditions
Updated: November 22, 2017 - 3:34 am

(BPT) - Without a doubt, the holidays are definitely a nostalgic time of year, a chance to slow down and savor the things that make us feel happy and close to our loved ones.

Yule tools: 5 tips for dodging a holiday credit hangover
Updated: November 21, 2017 - 3:32 am

(BPT) - All the glitz, glamour, gatherings and good tidings over the holidays can easily make you forget your disposable income has limits.

Stress-busting speed-cleaning tips for the holidays
Updated: November 21, 2017 - 3:32 am

(BPT) - It’s no secret the holiday season can be one of the busiest and most stressful times of the year. What is one of the biggest sources of stress? It’s cleaning on a deadline, especially while guests are on their way.

In the spirit of holiday giving, national food donation partnership feeds needy, not landfills
Updated: November 22, 2017 - 3:34 am

(BPT) - With the holiday season upon us, Americans are gathering for traditional celebrations and family meals. Even after leftovers have been devoured for days, the amount of uneaten food and overall food waste is overwhelming.

3 easy ways to revamp the go-to chip and dip
Updated: November 22, 2017 - 3:34 am

(BPT) - Savvy hosts and hostesses know that the keys to a successful holiday soiree are when the room is filled with laughter and guests leave satisfied from all the yummy treats served. If you’re hosting a holiday get together or special event with friends and family, impress and delight your guests with fresh, new takes on the classic foods everyone serves.

The perfect gift for animal lovers: Becoming a wildlife hero
Updated: November 22, 2017 - 3:34 am

(BPT) - As people come together to celebrate the holidays and share their hopes for the future, the environment often comes up in conversation. Threats to animals and the planet have never been greater; more than 25 percent of the world’s mammals — such as elephants, polar bears and lemurs — are at risk of disappearing forever, and many of them live in places where people aren’t acting in their best interest.

Friday 11/17/2017
Don't let stress dull the holiday sparkle
Updated: November 22, 2017 - 3:34 am

(BPT) - For many, the pressure of the holiday season can be enough to wear away the glitter and magic.

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