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10 appetizing recipes that make sweet potatoes a healthy part of your meal

There are plenty of ways to eat sweet potatoes that don't include a marshmallow topping. Try these healthy recipes.
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How to maximize closet space: Our 9 best tips and tricks

Is your closet overstuffed, disorganized, and overcluttered? Here's how to organize your closet to maximize your space.
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8 enchanting living room lighting ideas to brighten any home

Consider these fantastic living room lighting ideas that work in any space.
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The Mediterranean diet actually works — try these tasty recipes and see

Trying the Mediterranean diet? Try these healthy recipes that will keep you on track.
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Change is here: Why all buyers and sellers need to be wary of the housing market

For so long, the housing market has been a seller’s market. The tides are starting to shift — but how will buyers and sellers be affected?
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Smelly dishwasher problems solved: How to get a fresh, clean kitchen

Don't let a smelly dishwasher ruin your kitchen. This is how to clean it properly.
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Our favorite electric toothbrush is $60 off for Prime Day

Are you bored with the routine of brushing your teeth each day? This Oral-B Electric Toothbrush Prime Day deal will make brushing way more fun.
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Prime Day deals: Why you need the Shark cordless vacuum for easy house cleaning

This affordable alternative to a Dyson cordless vacuum had dropped down to $200 at Best Buy.
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Save on smart light bulbs: Get 2 for $10 on Prime Day

Save money and light up your home for less with this smart light bulb Prime Day deal giving you two smart light bulbs for $10.
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This amazing Instant Pot coffee maker is almost half off for Prime Day 2022

Buying this Instant Pot Solo Prime Day deal will ensure you get a delicious cup of coffee just how you like it every day.
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Prime Day deal alert: Save 56% on Shark’s self-emptying robot vacuum

This Shark robot vacuum Prime Day deal from Walmart will let you enjoy the convenience of a self-emptying feature for just $265, following a $334 discount.
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Prime Day: Save $60 on the beloved KitchenAid Stand Mixer

Right now, Walmart is offering an incredible KitchenAid Mixer Prime Day deal and you can save $60.
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Year-round lighting: The best all-weather outdoor string lights we’ve seen yet

The warm glow of all-weather outdoor string lights creates a charming mood. Create a relaxing haven in your own home for all seasons.
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5 simple ways to make veggie fajitas even tastier

Use these tips and tricks to make the most delicious veggie fajitas.
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What are kaleidoscope roses and can you grow them in your yard?

Kaleidoscope roses are beautiful and 100 percent real. Check out how you can create these one-of-a-kind beauties at home in just a few simple steps.
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4 outstanding benefits of setting up outdoor light timers

Thinking about getting outdoor light timers? This is why you need them.
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How to clean laminate floors: The do’s and don’ts to help them last forever

This is how to clean laminate floors the right way, so you can have a gleaming, gorgeous home.
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These incredible Costco deli meals will make your dinner prep so much easier

These delicious Costco comfort meals are the perfect pick for those exhausting nights when you just don't feel like cooking.
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Stock your fridge and pantry: The only Mediterranean diet food list you need

The Mediterranean diet is a healthy way to eat, and with this Mediterranean diet food list, you'll always have something delicious to eat.
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Bulletproof coffee: The benefits and drawbacks of this morning trend

Bulletproof coffee is becoming a popular drink, with many benefits and potential downsides. We list its advantages and disadvantages
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Make your 4th of July party stellar with these 9 amazing tips

We've rounded up our top tips and 4th of July party ideas that will make your Independence Day gathering one to remember.
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Yes, you do need to separate your laundry — these 5 steps make it easier

Our laundry guide will keep your clothes looking bright and new. This is what you need to know about sorting and separating your laundry.
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What to consider before you start a DIY entertainment center project

Entertainment centers can be a multipurpose addition to your home. Our guide will help custom-build the right one for you.
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Class up your backyard barbecue with this one simple addition

Mediterranean pasta salad is the light, delicious addition that will elevate any outdoor get-together.
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What your Costco receipt color really means (and other questions answered)

There are many questions about Costco receipts: What do the different colors mean? Do you need them for returns? And just why does Costco check receipts?
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You can make these healthy, delicious pork chop recipes in just 30 minutes

Get delicious, savory pork chops in 30 minutes with these outstanding recipes.
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How to clean baseboards: The easiest method ever for this super annoying task

Dirty, dusty baseboards ruin the look of any room. Here's the easiest and most effective way to clean these hard to reach spots.
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Why carbon steel pans are the only ones experienced cooks reach for

Carbon steel pans are recommended by the pros for a reason. Here's how a carbon steel pan can upgrade your cooking experience.
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Homeownership 101: How to program your garage door opener

A garage door opener is a convenience most homeowners love. This is how to program yours.
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DIY more closet space today: How to build a wooden clothing rack

This is how to build a wooden clothing rack and instantly double your available closet space.
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Beef cheek meat: The super cheap thing you’re not buying that will elevate your dinner game (really!)

Avoid tough meat — this is how to cook beef cheek meat so they're tender and tasty.
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7 super inventive ways to organize a small kitchen we learned on TikTok

We love these cool ways to organize a small kitchen, and you will, too.
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Can you grow bamboo from seeds? Yes — if you follow this handy guide

Want to grow a bamboo plant from scratch? We discuss how to grow bamboo seeds into flourishing plants with the right care and conditions.
Basement home office.

7 best basement office ideas so you don’t feel like you’re working in a dungeon

Need to set up a home office? Check out these basement office ideas, and you'll forget you're in a basement while increasing productivity.
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Start the morning off right with these 9 Mediterranean diet breakfasts

Tasty and good for you, you'll want to savor these Mediterranean diet breakfasts every meal of the day.
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What is a sideboard table and can it work in my home?

Wondering what a sideboard table is? A sideboard table may seem old-fashioned, but it might be the best decor choice you can make.
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50% of people cry at least once when buying a home, survey finds: Tips to reduce your stress

New research from Zillow confirms that half of Americans cry at least once during the process of buying a home.
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Carbon steel vs. cast iron frying pans: Which cookware is better?

When it comes to the debate between carbon steel vs cast iron, which pan should you invest in for your kitchen? We've got the answer.
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Working from home is why house prices are so insane right now: Study

New research indicates that the reason house prices have skyrocketed has nothing to do with the market, but the way we live our lives. Find out more.
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5 secret house cleaning tips to get the lazy people you live with to help

Do you live with someone who never cleans? These house cleaning tips will help get everyone involved in chores.
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These professional organizer tips and tricks can help any homeowner keep chaos at bay

Follow these professional organizer tips and tricks to organize your space -- and keep it that way.
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How to clean mirrors for a streak-free shine

Looking to get rid of streaks on your mirrors? Our guide shows how to clean mirrors perfectly using a variety of different materials.  
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5 easy ways to kill fruit flies before they take over your kitchen

It's summer. It's hot, humid, and fruit flies are everywhere. Here's how to keep them out of your kitchen.
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Here’s how to spring-clean your entire house in just 8 hours

Overwhelmed by spring cleaning? This is how to spring clean your house in 8 hours or less using tips from experts and super clean sources.
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It’s official: We’re not dusting our houses nearly enough

Dyson’s 2022 Global Dust Study investigated global cleaning habits. Here’s what you need to know — as well as some advice on how to eliminate dust.
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A rooftop garden is the summer oasis you need: Your ultimate care guide

Rooftop gardens can be attractive, healing, tranquil spots. This is what you need to know before you start one.
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5 amazing ways to replace kitchen cabinets on a tight budget

Here's how you can go about replacing kitchen cabinets on a tight budget. You'll love these affordable kitchen design ideas.
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5 things you should always buy at Costco (and 4 you really shouldn’t)

Wondering what to buy at Costco? These are some of the best deals — and some of the worst.
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Looking for the best affordable mattress? Sleep experts weigh in

What's the best affordable mattress? Sleep experts reveal what to look for.
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Supply shortages are messing with this Costco favorite

Unfortunately, there have been some changes to the Costco mac and cheese — here’s what you need to know.