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Archive for October, 2013

Making Halloween festive without breaking the bank

Tuesday, October 29th, 2013

No longer is Halloween just a night for kids to trick-or-treat. In recent years the holiday has skyrocketed to become one of the most celebrated times of the year. In fact, nearly two-thirds of adults have dressed up every year for the past two to three years, and more than half of adults plan on…Read More »

How to truly make your patio an extension of your home

Tuesday, October 29th, 2013

If you’re like many homeowners, you consider the patio an extension of your home. So it’s fair to ask: Would you be just as comfortable nestled in with your favorite book or preparing a meal in your outdoor space as you would in your living room or your kitchen? As you contemplate ways to improve…Read More »

U.S. foster care population continues to decline. Why children benefit from more permanent homes

Wednesday, October 23rd, 2013

Malik, 14, wears a smile from ear-to-ear when recounting how he and his brother Matthew, 12, went from two of the world’s millions of waiting children to become the adoptive sons of Kyle and Petra Ray one August morning three years ago. “During our court date to finalize our adoption, I remember asking my dad,…Read More »

How to think like a buyer when getting your property ready to sell

Tuesday, October 15th, 2013

The house is finally done after a whole lot of “blood, sweat and tears”, and now it’s time to get your wholesale flip “retail buyer ready”. Real estate investors all have the same question at this point; how can I make my house stand out from the other homes for sale in the neighborhood? The…Read More »

Three unique ways to help kids embrace a blended family

Tuesday, October 15th, 2013

(BPT) – About 1,300 new stepfamilies form each day in the United States, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. And of the 60 million American children younger than 13, half are currently living with one biological parent and that parent’s partner. As a result, couples are trying to find ways to include their stepchildren in…Read More »

What’s your ‘TV persona’? Picking the set that’s right for you

Wednesday, October 9th, 2013

Long gone are the days when TVs were a “one size fits all” proposition, when all you really wanted was the right size box for your living room: a picture tube TV with an unassuming appearance, only matched by its archaic remote controller. Today, the game has changed, and the choices of flat-panel HDTVs are…Read More »