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NOVEMBER 23, 2015 | MONDAY
Bob Vila's Top 10 Artificial Christmas Trees

If you're in the market for an indoor evergreen this holiday season, take a look at these 10 strong contenders for the best artificial Christmas tree around. They're surprisingly true to ...

MAY 3, 2015 | SUNDAY
How To: Make Concrete Garden Edging

Always affordable and at once both decorative and functional, concrete garden edging effectively defines garden beds, tree surrounds, and driveway curbs, their versatility enabling you to...

OCTOBER 23, 2014 | THURSDAY
INFOGRAPHIC: The Terrifying Truth About Termites

What's keeping you up at night? Basement flooding? Bathroom mold? What about termites?It's possible that among the many (real and imagined) stresses of homeownership, termites top...

AUGUST 20, 2014 | WEDNESDAY
INFOGRAPHIC: Sober Uses for Beer & Booze Around the House

An outstanding perk of hosting friends and family for a potluck affair can be the copious volume of alcohol left over. But if you're not much of a drinker—of if any of the extras don&...

AUGUST 6, 2014 | WEDNESDAY
INFOGRAPHIC: Your Quick & Easy Guide to a Lush Lawn

Remember that old saying, "The grass is greener on the other side"? Not true. You can get the lawn of your dreams. The key is to adopt a routine that promotes healthy grass, whi...

JUNE 25, 2014 | WEDNESDAY
11 Home Hazards to Know and Avoid

If you ask most people where they feel the safest, chances are the answer will be in their own home. But home safety depends on a variety of factors, and potential dangers run the gamut f...

JUNE 16, 2014 | MONDAY
Do-Good Adventures: 9 Exciting Summer Volunteer Opportunities

Vacations can be about more than rest and relaxation. Engage your spirit of adventure and sense of civic duty with a vacation that helps those around you. With volunteer vacations that ra...

JUNE 6, 2014 | FRIDAY
What's Your Cleaning IQ?

True or false: Everyone loves to clean. False! But like so many other pursuits, practice makes perfect when it comes to cleaning. Test your knowledge of 12 lesser-known cleaning tips and ...

MAY 21, 2014 | WEDNESDAY
11 Things to Know Before Visiting the Lumber Yard

Choosing the right wood for a home improvement project can be tricky for experienced woodworkers and novice DIYers alike. Luckily, knowing a few key lumber facts can make it easier to sel...

MAY 17, 2014 | SATURDAY
Iconic Architecture Quiz: How Well Do You Know These Modern Marvels?

Though it draws on the styles that preceded it, modern architecture is nothing if not unique, and many of its innovations changed the built landscape forever. These are just some of the h...