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NOVEMBER 20, 2018 | TUESDAY
12 Household Cleaning Mistakes That Are Making You Sick

There’s nothing like the feeling of a fresh, tidy house. But how clean is your home, really? Your bad cleaning habits may be preventing you from achieving a real deep, lasting clean—but d...

NOVEMBER 16, 2018 | FRIDAY
10 Once-Trendy Paint Colors That Still Look Good Today

Seeking a bold accent color or a sophisticated neutral? Look to the past for inspiration—and insurance. When you pick the best color scheme for your home, you can't go wrong with one of t...

OCTOBER 22, 2018 | MONDAY
10 Things Not to Keep in Your Basement

If you don’t have room for it, stick it in the basement, right? Well, maybe not. Basements are prone to dampness, mold, and temperature swings, which can adversely affect many of the item...

SEPTEMBER 20, 2018 | THURSDAY
These Are the U.S. Towns Where People Live the Longest

Location, location, location: We’ve crunched new research from 24/7 Wall St, Best Life Magazine, Livability, and the Health Inequality Project on the link between where you live and how l...

AUGUST 27, 2018 | MONDAY
10 Secrets for a Stress-Free Trip to IKEA

Those blue-and-yellow IKEA signs have become synonymous with Swedish chic, good deals—and a dose of frustration. Whether it’s the crowds, DIY furniture, or enormous inventory, IKEA shoppe...

AUGUST 24, 2018 | FRIDAY
13 All-But-Forgotten Company Towns Around the Country

The late 1800s witnessed a boom in American company towns, fueled by corporations eager to extract and process natural resources like lumber, coal, and precious metals. The towns were typ...

AUGUST 2, 2018 | THURSDAY
14 Things Your Mail Carrier Wishes You Knew

You may be familiar with famous TV mailmen like Cliff on "Cheers" or Mr. McFeely on "Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood." But what do you know about your own mail carrier? We’ve delved into the ...

JULY 27, 2018 | FRIDAY
18 Times a House Listing Drove the Internet Crazy

It is always fascinating to peek inside other people's lives, and there is no better way to do it than by seeing the inside of their home. That is why real estate listings can be so fun t...

JUNE 26, 2018 | TUESDAY
10 Real Estate Negotiation Tactics That Can Really Backfire

On the lookout for a new home? First, peruse our list of negotiation dos and don’ts, culled from the advice of industry professionals. The bottom line? As you embark on the process, be yo...

JUNE 13, 2018 | WEDNESDAY
12 Things Never to Leave in a Hot Car

Common sense dictates that you not leave babies, pets, and expensive gadgets in hot cars. But did you know that some everyday objects, from sunscreen to art supplies, can get damaged in s...