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(Family Features) As temperatures drop, the risk of severe winter weather conditions and sudden power outages rise. Preparing your family ahead of time can help minimize the impact of a power loss.

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Wednesday 11/25/2020
Autumn Additions
Updated: November 27, 2020 - 2:35 am

Fall upgrades for enhancing your home

Skip the Holi-daze
Updated: November 27, 2020 - 2:35 am

How to spend added time making memories

Properly Powered
Updated: November 27, 2020 - 2:35 am

Tips for proper use of battery-operated power tools

5 Pro Tips to Prep Homes for Winter
Updated: November 27, 2020 - 2:35 am

(Family Features) Before blustery winter days arrive, there are plenty of home improvement projects contractors can tackle for homeowners. Many cooler weather projects focus on cost efficiency and sustainability, making the improvements all around smart investments.

Make the Most of Holiday Gatherings This Year
Updated: November 27, 2020 - 2:35 am

(Family Features) The holiday season may look different this year, but family, friends, gratitude and good food never go out of style. This year, you can make the most of your intimate holiday gatherings with new traditions, cooking shortcuts and creative ways to keep friends and family close, no matter how far apart you are. For more information and ideas to spice up your holiday meal this season, visit BobEvans.com.

Quick Ways to Freshen Up Your Home for Fall
Updated: November 27, 2020 - 2:35 am

(Family Features) As fall weather sets in, many homeowners take advantage of cooler days to spruce up their living spaces since they’re confined indoors. However, fitting all that work into a busy season filled with school, sports and other family demands isn’t always easy.

Stocking Stuffers for Everyone on Your List
Updated: November 28, 2020 - 2:32 am

(Family Features) Before you can hang the stockings by the chimney with care, you have to figure out how you’re going to stuff them. Nearly every family has a different approach, but practical presents that match the personality of the recipient is almost always a winning strategy for filling out your loved ones’ stockings.

Wednesday 11/18/2020
Help Families Struggling this Christmas Due to COVID-19
Updated: November 23, 2020 - 2:31 am

(Family Features) Nearly half of low-income Americans reported that they or someone in their household experienced some type of income loss during the pandemic, according to information published by Pew Research Center. Because more people are facing hardship this year due to the impacts of COVID-19, more families in your community will likely be in need of assistance this holiday season and into 2021.

Safe Winter Driving: 4 tire tips for cold weather
Updated: November 23, 2020 - 2:31 am

4 tire tips for cold weather

Make Quality Time Thanksgiving's Secret Ingredient
Updated: November 23, 2020 - 2:31 am

(Family Features) Perhaps more than usual, the centerpiece this Thanksgiving won’t be the turkey, the stuffing or even family-famous recipes for sweet potato casserole or pumpkin pie. Instead, when gathering around a table with loved ones, the precious moments of togetherness will be what many families treasure most.

4 Tire Tips for Safe Winter Driving
Updated: November 23, 2020 - 2:31 am

(Family Features) Even the most experienced drivers can encounter challenges when driving on slick roads caused by ice and snow or dealing with the impact of colder temperatures during the winter months. In fact, inclement weather and sloppy road conditions are a factor in nearly half a million crashes each winter, according to research by the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety.

Get the Dish on Proper Nutrition for New Pets
Updated: November 23, 2020 - 2:31 am

(Family Features) As families continue to cope with changes brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic, many are taking advantage of more time at home by welcoming a new puppy or kitten to their households.

Comparing Medicare Plans Can Save You Money
Updated: November 23, 2020 - 2:31 am

Medicare open enrollment is here. With plan premiums at historic lows, now’s the time to review your coverage options

Wednesday 11/11/2020
How Family Travel Has Changed Throughout the Years
Updated: November 16, 2020 - 2:34 am

(Family Features) While 2020 has brought some definite and dramatic changes to the way people travel, there have actually been numerous changes in the travel industry throughout the course of the last 25 years.

5 Ways to Make Your Home Eco-Friendly
Updated: November 16, 2020 - 2:34 am

(Family Features) An earth-friendly approach to your home isn't just good for the environment. Making minor adjustments with sustainability in mind can enhance your enjoyment and comfort while reducing expenses related to energy consumption.

5 Tips for Managing High Cholesterol
Updated: November 16, 2020 - 2:34 am

(Family Features) High cholesterol is one of the major controllable risk factors for coronary heart disease, heart attack and stroke, but typically shows no symptoms. Understanding the role cholesterol plays, potential risk factors and how to manage it are important aspects of protecting your heart health.

Get Personal with Your Workplace Benefits
Updated: November 16, 2020 - 2:34 am

(Family Features) Choosing employee benefits during annual enrollment is often one of the most important financial decisions you make each year.

Controlling Potassium When You Have Kidney Disease
Updated: November 16, 2020 - 2:34 am

(Family Features) Foods high in potassium, an essential mineral and electrolyte, offer health and nutrition benefits. Potassium helps muscles, including the heart, expand and contract, but for people whose kidneys can’t filter out excess potassium, its buildup can be deadly.

A Difference-Making Disinfectant
Updated: November 16, 2020 - 2:34 am

Building Children's Emotional Resilience Amid Uncertainty
Updated: November 16, 2020 - 2:34 am

(Family Features) For parents facing uncertain school schedules, new ways of working and concerns about the health and safety of their families, life in a pandemic is stressful enough. Add in the potential for children to feel overwhelmed or unable to cope with the unfamiliar and many families feel they are in no-win situations.

Level Up Your At-Home Oral Care Routine
Updated: November 17, 2020 - 2:36 am

(Family Features) With many people hyper-focused on their health, there’s no better time than now to level up your oral care routine. In just a couple minutes each day, you can work your way toward a healthier mouth.

Wednesday 11/04/2020
Home Decor 101
Updated: November 09, 2020 - 2:36 am

Decorating with bold colors

Clever Kitchen Upgrades
Updated: November 09, 2020 - 2:36 am

Fresh colors and textures for a functional kitchen style

Energy Savers that Make Cents'
Updated: November 09, 2020 - 2:36 am

(Family Features) A home that operates efficiently isn’t just better for the environment. Ensuring your home systems are as efficient as possible can also help reduce the financial burden of maintaining your home throughout the year.

How to Bring More Space into Bathrooms
Updated: November 09, 2020 - 2:36 am

(Family Features) Today’s designers, architects and builders are creating modern bathrooms that are practical, luxurious, comfortable and accommodating. They know homeowners and homebuyers desire – even demand – these features regardless of the bathroom’s size or layout.

Bring New Life to Your Kitchen with Color
Updated: November 09, 2020 - 2:36 am

(Family Features) Just as filling your plate with colorful foods is typically good for your body, filling your kitchen with color can be good for the soul. In fact, color is an important element in interior design not only for its aesthetic value, but also because it can shape perceptions and emotions.

Colorful Kitchen Inspiration: 5 impactful, on-trend cabinet stylings
Updated: November 10, 2020 - 2:32 am

5 impactful, on-trend cabinet stylings

Wednesday 10/28/2020
Caring for Your Nutrition When Caregiving
Updated: November 02, 2020 - 2:33 am

(Family Features) Family caregivers of people with illnesses, injuries or disabilities sometimes spend more time thinking about those they care for than themselves. It’s important to remember that self-care is essential to providing good care to others and must include eating well.

Get Tested for COPD: Your Lungs Will Thank You
Updated: November 02, 2020 - 2:33 am

(Family Features) If you're often short of breath during everyday activities, your chest feels tight, or you cough a lot, you may be chalking it up to getting older, having allergies, or being a smoker (now or in the past). Fortunately, there's a way to know whether something more may be at play. Consider getting a lung function test to find out if you have a serious condition called chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, or COPD.1 Knowing the cause of your cough and breathing problems will not only help you manage your symptoms - it'll help you feel better, too.

A New Way to Tune into the News Without Cable
Updated: November 02, 2020 - 2:34 am

(Family Features) News junkies who have been hesitant to cut the cord and forsake their favorite news channels have an increasing number of alternative sources for their information including online, social media and, more recently, a growing number of streaming options.

Make Virtual Learning Fun and Easier
Updated: November 02, 2020 - 2:34 am

(Family Features) Learning remotely from home is now the norm for many families across the country. Kids and caregivers alike have settled into a routine, though keeping children engaged can still be challenging.

Thursday 10/22/2020
When it comes to chainsaws, put safety first
Updated: November 28, 2020 - 2:32 am

(BPT) - Unfortunately, 2020 has seen more than the usual number of natural disasters. With unprecedented floods, hurricanes and wildfires, nature has unleashed destruction from coast to coast. That means homeowners nationwide have been facing necessary cleanup, often requiring heavy-duty power equipment like chainsaws, which can create even more hazards if used improperly.

Wednesday 10/21/2020
Financial Tips to Help Prepare for the Unexpected
Updated: October 26, 2020 - 2:32 am

(Family Features) Over the past year, most people have noticed how truly unpredictable life can be. While it’s impossible to predict what the next few months have in store, practicing a few fundamental financial skills can help you and your family prepare for whatever comes next.

4 Tips to Celebrate Halloween with Your Pet
Updated: October 26, 2020 - 2:32 am

(Family Features) Halloween is going to look different this year for many, and you might be looking for costume inspiration for you and your furry quarantine companion along with ways to celebrate virtually at home. You don’t have to have a black cat or werewolf to celebrate the spooky holiday or get in on the festive fun – there are many ways you can include your pet in your haunted (virtual) activities.

Wednesday 10/14/2020
4 Tips for Keeping Your Pet's Coat Healthy
Updated: October 21, 2020 - 2:34 am

(Family Features) Dogs and cats come in many shapes and sizes, and can have a range of different coats, from short-haired to long and smooth to curly or wire-haired.

Commit to Getting the Care You Need as You Age
Updated: October 19, 2020 - 2:34 am

(Family Features) Older adults in America are living longer lives and will outnumber people under the age of 18 by nearly 500,000 by 2034, according to the U.S. Census Bureau.

Safety Steps for Spooky Fun
Updated: October 19, 2020 - 2:34 am

(Family Features) Traditional family activities like trick-or-treating create fun moments and memories, but the effects of COVID-19 on this Halloween will bring about change for the spooky excitement.

4 Ways to Help Your New Cat Adapt to Your Home
Updated: October 19, 2020 - 2:34 am

(Family Features) Welcoming a new cat can be an exciting time in your household. Between the affectionate purrs, playtimes and cuddles, a cat can add a lot of personality, fun and special memories to a family. Don’t be a scaredy-cat because with some preparation and patience, you and your new feline friend can set up a successful transition in no time.

An Outside-the-Box, DIY Halloween Costume Combination
Updated: October 19, 2020 - 2:34 am

(Family Features) Even though Halloween may look a little different this year for many families, there are still ways to make the most of popular seasonal traditions, like costumes, spooky decor and festive treats.

The Heart Can't Wait: What to know about AFib and COVID-19
Updated: October 19, 2020 - 2:34 am

What to know about AFib and COVID-19

Wednesday 10/07/2020
Get Your Home Ready for Work and School this Winter
Updated: October 12, 2020 - 2:33 am

(Family Features) Although preparing your home for winter is a fairly consistent process year-to-year, many homes have seen significantly more use this year due to COVID-19 restrictions. If your home will serve as your office or school throughout the winter months, it’s important to address issues that may have been noticed but tolerable during winters past. 

Building an Emergency Kit with Disability in Mind
Updated: October 12, 2020 - 2:33 am

(Family Features) Creating a supply kit is part of being prepared for emergencies and disasters. Kits should include basic survival items but also things specific to your needs. Kits can have equipment to help with communication, things that reduce stress and more.

Understanding the Signs of Carbon Monoxide Poisoning in Pets
Updated: October 12, 2020 - 2:33 am

(Family Features) In most pets, the signs and symptoms of carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning are nonspecific and could easily be attributed to other illnesses. To protect yourself and your pets from the dangers of CO, it’s important to keep working alarms throughout the home, test and replace them as recommended and understands the signs. Learn more about protecting your two- and four-legged loved ones at Kidde.com.

Celebrate Halloween Safely and Help a Good Cause
Updated: October 12, 2020 - 2:33 am

(Family Features) This Halloween, fewer families will be going door to door as the pandemic enters its predicted second wave. Seventy-three percent of people do not anticipate taking their children trick-or-treating at all, according to a Harris Poll survey. However, Halloween is not canceled, and there are ways parents and kids can still celebrate safely while also giving back to a good cause.

Create a Healthier Home this Back-to-School Season
Updated: October 12, 2020 - 2:33 am

(Family Features) Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, people are spending more time at home. That increased time indoors also comes with increased risks for fires, carbon monoxide poisoning and more. As families consider hybrid and home school schedules this year, use these four tips from the experts at Carrier to create a healthier home and get children involved in learning more about home safety and their environment. Learn more at corporate.carrier.com/healthyhomes.

Friday 10/02/2020
4 easy – and effective – ways to protect your home
Updated: November 26, 2020 - 2:33 am

(BPT) - Data collected in recent years by the FBI has revealed that there are roughly 2.5 million burglaries a year. This averages out to one burglary about every 13 seconds nationwide. So, while many feel safe and secure at home, one can never be too prepared when it comes to protecting your loved ones.

Wednesday 09/30/2020
Build Heart-Healthy Behaviors for Preschoolers at Home
Updated: October 05, 2020 - 2:33 am

Manage Medical Conditions During COVID-19
Updated: October 05, 2020 - 2:33 am

(Family Features) Diabetes and heart disease are two pre-existing medical conditions that researchers believe contribute to elevated risk of severe complications from COVID-19. In fact, patients with two or more pre-existing conditions have 4.5 times greater risk of needing treatment at a hospital if they contract COVID-19, according to estimates by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

5 Home Remodeling Tips from the Pros
Updated: October 05, 2020 - 2:33 am

(Family Features) With the extra time many Americans have spent at home over the past few months, there have been plenty of opportunities to think about how that living space could be improved.

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