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Today’s Home Spun Wisdom Archive


Living Smart: Which Shower Door Is Right for Your Bathroom?

(TNS)—Installing a new shower? Unless you’re getting a walk-in shower or a bathtub/shower insert — which sometimes only requires a shower curtain — you’ll need to select a type of shower door. ...


5 Creative Ways to Improve Your Home’s Ambiance

When you first moved into your home, the walls may have been white with beige carpeting. Although this decor choice is classic for nearly every rental and brand-new home, you don't have to live with the neutral colors. In fact, there are simple ...


Your Place: Keeping Your Kids Safe throughout the House

(TNS)—My father used to say that you never put your hand on a hot stove more than once. ...


5 Tips to Halt Mortgage Fraud in Its Tracks

Predatory lending has declined sharply in the years since Dodd-Frank, but it, and other types of mortgage fraud, still steep into housing even today and affect every stage of the homeownership cycle. ...


5 Clever Ways to Remove Snow from Your Home and Driveway

Snow may be beautiful to behold, but it is a pain to deal with. Between potential spills and back injuries, damaging your home or making you late for work, snow removal is both a hazard and a hassle. If you’re weary of ...


From Huts to Cities: How Changes in Dwellings Impact Human Immune System

The shift from living in jungle huts to cities has dramatically changed human exposure to certain microbes, which could have implications for healthy immune function, according to a study led by researchers from NYU Langone Medical Center and published online February 12 in Science Advances. ...


Harvest Time: How to Use Tax-Loss Harvesting to Reduce Your Taxable Income

It's harvest time. You might be looking out your window at the slush and snow and thinking "what is he talking about?" You'd be right to wonder, if "harvest time" brings to mind rolling fields ...


4 Ways to Start Investing with Less than $500

(TNS)--Contrary to popular belief, you don’t need to be rich to start investing. Even if you have less than $500 to invest, there are some great investment options that only require a few hundred dollars to get started. ...


Your Place: Getting Old Windows Fixed the Right Way

(TNS)—Q: Our house has lots of older windows that shake when the wind blows. ...


What Are the Pros and Cons of Brick Homes?

(TNS)—Brick homes have been a standard of quality in the building industry for years, but as newer home exterior products emerge, homeowners can now choose from a wide range of exterior materials. ...


Election Year Is Prime Time for Workplace Disagreements

(TNS)—The lunchroom conversation started out with what seemed to be a simple observation about the news—a comment about results of the Iowa caucuses. It didn’t end that way. ...


Steps to Take after Becoming Victim to a Burglary

Finding out that your home has been burglarized can be one of the most traumatic experiences in a person's life. A burglary is a violation of your personal space and after you've become a victim, it may take some time to recover - both your personal items and from the ...


In Winter, Carbon Monoxide Detectors Are a Must

(TNS)—Carbon monoxide poisoning is more of a danger in winter months than it is in summer because cold weather tends to make us stay in a very tight indoor environment. ...


Top 25 Most Romantic Cities in America

As we begin to fete love and romance ahead of Valentine's Day, OpenTable released its 2016 rankings of the 25 Most Romantic Cities in America. ...


For First-time Buyers, Rural Mortgages Worth a Look

(TNS)—Here’s a much-belated Christmas present from me to those of you who are first-time buyers and struggling to come up with a down payment and closing costs for Home No. 1: ...


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