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3 Fire Safety Tips That Could Save Your Life

Once a house fire starts, you have three minutes or less to escape. UL Firefighter Safety Research Institute (FSRI) is encouraging you to take three critical steps to help protect yourself and your loved ones should a house fire occur. According to a … read more

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Cornish Hens

Recipes and Tips for a Downsized Thanksgiving Dinner

Editor’s note: This excerpt and recipes were adapted from “Thanksgiving for Two (or Four): Downsized Recipes for Today’s New Thanksgiving Dinner,” a recently released cookbook by Cynthia Graubart, a James Beard Award winning cookbook author. The book captures the reality of Thanksgiving 2020 … read more

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Your Fall Home and Yard Maintenance Checklist

Regularly checking your home for maintenance needs throughout the year is the best way to keep the home safe and prevent the need for costly emergency repairs. But fall is one time of year when you really need a thorough, systematic inspection to … read more

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Transform Your Home

What Buyers Really Look at During Property Viewing

Tips on how to make your home visually...

With the housing market currently experiencing a boom, comparethemarket.com has carried out an eye-tracking experiment to reveal what buyers really notice on a viewing. Buyers viewed three different properties while using eye-tracking hardware to capture the parts of the home that caught their … read more

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How to Create the Perfect Wine Cellar in Your Home

For those who appreciate a good glass of wine, having the right storage makes pouring a nice glass of vino easy. A wine cellar will provide you with a place to organize your favorite bottles for easy access and stylish organization. Before you … read more

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Washington No. 12 State Most-Affected by Cybercrime

Cybercrime is a massive global industry, reaching $3.5 billion in damages from reported incidents in 2019. Safety.com consulted the 2019 FBI Internet Crime Report to uncover the states most affected by cybercrime. The report provides statistics for every state regarding the number of … read more

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The Perfect Recipe for Pumpkin Bread

Fill your house with the aroma of fall with warm slices of this Pumpkin Loaf dolloped with butter. Find more seasonal dessert recipes at Culinary.net. Pumpkin Loaf Ingredients: Nonstick cooking spray 4 eggs 3 1/2 cups flour 2 teaspoons baking soda 2 teaspoons … read more

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Why Food Prices Are Rising and How to Save a Little Money

The COVID-19 pandemic has affected food prices more than nearly any other part of the household budget. In April, the Food-at-Home Consumer Price Index increased 2.7 percent, which was the largest monthly jump since 1974. From June 2019 to June 2020, food prices … read more

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Five Things You Didn’t Know About Physical Therapy

October is National Physical Therapy Month, and Kitsap County physical therapist Hayley Siegenthaler wants to remind community members about the important role improved and restored movement has on well-being. “Movement is central to a person’s quality of life, no matter the age or … read more

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