South County Publications: Around The Home

Around the Home

Pet Central

pets

Having a pet is a lot of responsibility, and we’ll help by giving you lots of tips and tricks! More >>

Fitness

Fitness

Our fitness articles will help teach you how to work out with gym- and home-based exercises. More >>

Crosswords

Crosswords

Enjoy the crosswords challenge in our free daily puzzles, from the harder Sunday crossword to the quicker daily. More >>

Sudoku

Sudoku

Every Sudoku has a unique solution that can be reached logically. Enter numbers into the blank spaces so that each row, column and 3x3 box contains the numbers 1 to 9. More >>




Tuesday 05/29/2018
Celebrate common ties by tackling this Father's Day project with dad
Updated: June 20, 2018 - 2:56 am

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Monday 05/14/2018
5 Ways to Get Your Home Ready for Summer
Updated: June 20, 2018 - 2:56 am

(StatePoint) Summertime means backyard barbecues, home decorating updates and more. Want to make all of this happen affordably?

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Thursday 05/03/2018
Colorful Design Ideas for Refreshing Your Home this Season
Updated: June 20, 2018 - 2:56 am

(StatePoint) If you are looking to elegantly redesign the spaces in your home, consider taking your cues from the latest trends in the luxury market. Neutral color palettes and soft, soothing shades, such as gray, taupe and cream are on the rise among today’s luxury homes and adding touches of color will help personalize these spaces.

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Thursday 03/15/2018
High-tech bathroom trends for 2018
Updated: June 20, 2018 - 2:57 am

(BPT) - Technology is trending in home design and decor this year, and some of the most dramatic, futuristic and fun tech trends are showing up in the bathroom. From glass doors and windows changing from clear to opaque with the touch of a button to toilets transforming the whole experience of going to the loo, it's all about high-tech tricking out your oasis.

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5 musts for a low-stress, on-budget DIY home project
Updated: June 20, 2018 - 2:58 am

(BPT) - Owning your own home is a life accomplishment for many adults, and keeping it looking sharp and adding your personal touches brings a sense of pride. It seems there are always things you want to improve, so don’t let a limited budget or lack of know-how hold you back from dreaming. There are plenty of ways to enhance a room or remake a space without breaking the bank, along with many resources out there to show you how.

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Tuesday 03/13/2018
R&R in the great outdoors: 3 ways to transform your outdoor living space
Updated: June 20, 2018 - 2:56 am

(BPT) - As Americans increasingly appreciate the therapeutic benefits of nature, they’re putting more thought and effort into creating beautiful, comfortable and functional living areas outside their own homes.

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Thursday 03/08/2018
Don't re-roof until you do these 5 things
Updated: March 22, 2018 - 2:39 am

(BPT) - With spring officially arriving, home improvement season is swinging into full gear. Fair warning to homeowners looking to hire a professional, 2018 is predicted to be a record-breaker.

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Tuesday 03/06/2018
6 project ideas to recreate your kitchen
Updated: March 16, 2018 - 2:35 am

(BPT) - As the hub of activity in a home, the kitchen serves many purposes: meal prep base, dining area, family gathering place, celebration zone, and entertainment center, to name a few. Does your high-use, heart-of-the-home kitchen meet the challenges and needs of your family life?

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Monday 03/05/2018
Ideas to help you reap big rewards from your garden
Updated: March 16, 2018 - 2:35 am

(BPT) - Get active outdoors with a hobby more satisfying than binge-watching another television series. As a pastime, gardening can help you eat delicious, more flavorful food while transforming your patio or yard into a colorful hangout for butterflies and bees.

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Monday 02/26/2018
Are hidden leaks damaging your home, boosting water bills and harming the environment?
Updated: June 20, 2018 - 2:59 am

(BPT) - Home water leaks waste 1 trillion gallons of water per year, and 10 percent of American homes have leaks that waste 90 gallons of water a day, according to the EPA.

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Thursday 05/24/2018
Plastics in Water, From Your Cup to the Oceans: What to Know
Updated: June 20, 2018 - 2:55 am

(StatePoint) You may not realize it, but there’s a lot of plastics in water -- both in the water you drink, as well as in rivers, lakes and oceans.

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Monday 04/16/2018
5 ways smart cities provide a healthier, safer, richer life for residents
Updated: April 17, 2018 - 2:41 am

(BPT) - It’s exciting to live in a time when technology is making everything smarter. Smartphones, smart homes, smart cars and now the talk is all about smart cities.

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Sunday 04/15/2018
5 ways everyone can fight climate change
Posted: April 15, 2018

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Thursday 04/12/2018
Empowering The Energy Leaders Of The Future
Updated: April 13, 2018 - 2:34 am

(NAPSI)—The amount of energy used each year in the United States is almost mind-boggling, with 97.7 quadrillion British thermal units (Btu) of energy passing through electrical lines, pipes, roads, rails, water and sky, according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA). This fast, reliable access to energy feeds the typical American home about 90 million Btu a year.

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Wednesday 04/11/2018
Taking Green to the Grave
Posted: April 11, 2018

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Monday 04/02/2018
5 Ways to Celebrate Earth Day
Updated: April 02, 2018 - 2:34 am

(StatePoint) April 22 is Earth Day, an annual opportunity to celebrate the natural world and get involved in short- and long-term efforts to protect the environment. Here are five ways to celebrate.

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Wednesday 03/21/2018
Earth Day 101: 6 impactful ways to teach your kids about food waste
Updated: June 20, 2018 - 2:57 am

(BPT) - America needs to address its food waste problem, and a good place to start is taking steps to teach our children to conserve food.

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Monday 03/19/2018
Simple strategies to stay on trend in your garden
Updated: June 20, 2018 - 2:57 am

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Tuesday 03/13/2018
R&R in the great outdoors: 3 ways to transform your outdoor living space
Updated: June 20, 2018 - 2:56 am

(BPT) - As Americans increasingly appreciate the therapeutic benefits of nature, they’re putting more thought and effort into creating beautiful, comfortable and functional living areas outside their own homes.

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Monday 03/12/2018
The best nutrition for your backyard chickens
Updated: March 20, 2018 - 2:37 am

(BPT) - Raising backyard chickens has been a growing trend in the United States over the past several years. Consumers crave choice in their family’s diet, which often includes food they have grown or raised themselves. Raising a backyard flock helps consumers have more control over the eggs their family eats, but bringing home chicks for a backyard flock is just the beginning.

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Thursday 06/14/2018
DIY dream: 4 cedar project ideas for your home or cottage
Updated: June 20, 2018 - 2:56 am

(BPT) - Americans love their do-it-yourself home improvement projects, and the warmer months can be an excellent time to brush up on your construction skills and complete a woodworking project to grace your home or cottage.

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Ideas for an On-Trend Bathroom
Updated: June 20, 2018 - 2:56 am

(Family Features) Bringing an outdated bathroom into the now is a sure way to infuse value and personal enjoyment into your home.

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Healthy Summer Hair Care
Updated: June 20, 2018 - 2:56 am

(Family Features) While the sun, pool days and warmer temperatures are often a welcome change come summer, they can be brutal on your hair. It’s important to give your locks some extra love this season.

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Healthy at Home
Updated: June 20, 2018 - 2:56 am

How to improve indoor airflow and quality

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Less Fuel, More Power
Updated: June 20, 2018 - 2:56 am

3 lawn care technologies that provide strength, sustainability

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Where to Catch Your Favorite Stars this Summer
Updated: June 20, 2018 - 2:56 am

New and classic shows and movies available in June

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7 Ways to Create a High-Tech, Healthy Home
Updated: June 20, 2018 - 2:56 am

(Family Features) Home technology devices have come a long way, and many homeowners are discovering that their features aren’t just for convenience and comfort. A growing number of technology-enabled home features promote a healthier living space for you and your family.

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Fight the Beg
Updated: June 20, 2018 - 2:56 am

Proper feeding habits can help with pet obesity

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Ignite Ambition
Updated: June 20, 2018 - 2:56 am

How women can inspire other women

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Wednesday 06/13/2018
10 Steps to Help Prevent Cancer
Updated: June 20, 2018 - 2:56 am

(Family Features) Nearly 4 out of 10 Americans will be diagnosed with cancer in their lifetimes, and it remains the second-leading cause of death for Americans, but nearly half of all cancer cases can be prevented.

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More Lawn & Garden
Monday 06/18/2018
How to Defeat Clogged Drains
Updated: June 20, 2018 - 2:56 am

(StatePoint) Whether you’re a homeowner or a renter, clogged drains are likely to affect your bathroom and kitchen sinks every so often as a result of soap residue, hair and skin flakes, food particles, dirt and accumulated gunk.

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Thursday 02/15/2018
Innovative New Looks for Your Kitchen Renovation
Updated: February 15, 2018 - 2:35 am

(StatePoint) Renovating your kitchen? Think about making updates that will add beauty and functionality to one of the most important rooms in the house. Here are a few innovative new looks and ideas to consider including in your plans.

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Friday 09/08/2017
Home Cleaning Do's and Don’ts
Updated: September 08, 2017 - 3:21 am

(StatePoint) Now and then, every home gets to the point at which a quick tidy-up here and there just isn’t cutting it anymore. You take a look around, notice all of the surfaces that have gone untouched for far too long, then sigh as you pick a day dedicated to cleaning from top to bottom.

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Thursday 08/10/2017
3 Beautiful Ways to Add Pops of Color to Your Kitchen
Updated: August 10, 2017 - 2:33 am

(StatePoint) If your kitchen is bland or boring, it’s time for an update. Consider those home projects that add pops of color and beauty, inspiring you to do your best culinary work.

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