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This carrot soup recipe is beyond delicious — and super easy to make, too

This carrot soup recipe is beyond delicious — and super easy to make, too

We're in love with this tasty carrot soup recipe. And you're going to want to add it to your dinnertime rotation.
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Get a stylish design: 4 key factors when choosing kitchen island lighting

Get a stylish design: 4 key factors when choosing kitchen island lighting

These kitchen island lighting ideas make a statement and look great, too.
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How to build a fantastic home gym for less than $250

How to build a fantastic home gym for less than $250

Building a home gym isn't that hard. This is how you can do it without spending too much money.
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5 New Year’s cleaning resolutions you can actually keep up all year

5 New Year’s cleaning resolutions you can actually keep up all year

Looking for resolutions for a cleaner new year? Declutter your life and your home with these amazing ideas.
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Start 2022 off right: 8 low-cal dinner recipes that are actually tasty

Start 2022 off right: 8 low-cal dinner recipes that are actually tasty

If eating healthier is one of your New Year's resolutions, you don't have to sacrifice taste. Try these healthy dinner recipes.
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5 insanely delicious (and low-calorie) soups for a healthier 2022

5 insanely delicious (and low-calorie) soups for a healthier 2022

It's time to start eating healthier, but that doesn't mean you have to sacrifice taste. Try these amazing soup recipes.
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These super simple 4-ingredient crockpot recipes are beyond tasty

These super simple 4-ingredient crockpot recipes are beyond tasty

Warm up this winter with some hearty crockpot meals that are really simple to make.
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These are the house-cleaning products the pros use (and you should, too)

These are the house-cleaning products the pros use (and you should, too)

Wonder what the experts use to get homes looking clean? Here's what you should use.
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Get started on your New Year’s resolution: 6 delicious 500-calorie meals to make

Get started on your New Year’s resolution: 6 delicious 500-calorie meals to make

Don't sacrifice flavor for a low-cal meal. We love these tasty meals — and they're good for you, too.
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7 delicious cocktails for New Year’s Eve to help you say goodbye to 2021

7 delicious cocktails for New Year’s Eve to help you say goodbye to 2021

These signature cocktails will be the hit of your New Year's Eve bash.
People celebrating New Year's Eve in living room.

Decorating for New Year’s Eve on a budget: What you need to know

Decorating for New Year’s Eve on a budget: What you need to know

Decorate your home for a New Year's Eve celebration in a simple, affordable way.
A man and woman celebrating the new year with a drink in hand.

8 tasty New Year’s Eve appetizers that are super easy to make

8 tasty New Year’s Eve appetizers that are super easy to make

Don't stress on New Year's Eve. These scrumptious appetizers are quick and simple picks.
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How to make your drab area rug look new again (and save on replacement costs)

How to make your drab area rug look new again (and save on replacement costs)

Don't get rid of that old, beat-up area rug just yet. With these tips, it'll look brand new in no time.
Champagne and cupcakes for a party

6 delectable New Year’s Eve desserts that will be the hit of the party

6 delectable New Year’s Eve desserts that will be the hit of the party

We love these amazing New Year's Eve desserts — and your friends and family will, too,
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The most affordable (and adorable) places to buy a home right now

The most affordable (and adorable) places to buy a home right now

These cities are great places to live — and homes aren't too expensive, either.
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Break these 9 terrible habits that are making your home smell awful

Break these 9 terrible habits that are making your home smell awful

Could your home smell better? Don't just light a candle. Fix these bad habits.
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5 New Year’s Eve traditions to make a night at home more fun than a night out

5 New Year’s Eve traditions to make a night at home more fun than a night out

Spending a quiet New Year's at home? These traditions will make it even more special.
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MasterClass teaches 19 classes about cooking: Are they worth it?

MasterClass teaches 19 classes about cooking: Are they worth it?

Is MasterClass worth it if you want to up your culinary skills? We investigate.
A man and woman celebrating the new year with a drink in hand.

The delicious New Year’s Eve menu you need for a low-stress, fun-filled night

The delicious New Year’s Eve menu you need for a low-stress, fun-filled night

This is what you should cook for a low-key night (because no one wants to wait three hours for wing delivery).
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6 easy Christmas desserts everyone will think are from a high-end bakery

6 easy Christmas desserts everyone will think are from a high-end bakery

These Christmas desserts are simple to make — but so good, everyone will think a professional baker made them.
Kwanzaa food

These ridiculously delicious recipes will make your Kwanzaa celebration shine

These ridiculously delicious recipes will make your Kwanzaa celebration shine

These tasty recipes will be the perfect addition to your Kwanzaa celebration.
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Need easy Christmas cooking ideas? These simple recipes will become family faves

Need easy Christmas cooking ideas? These simple recipes will become family faves

Christmas is stressful enough — try these easy Christmas cooking ideas for your holiday.
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This incredible device can purify a whole room (and it’s the size of your phone)

This incredible device can purify a whole room (and it’s the size of your phone)

This device is perfect for people who need to purify the air in their homes but don't have a lot of extra space.
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A small celebration can still be special: Amazing Christmas dinner ideas for two

A small celebration can still be special: Amazing Christmas dinner ideas for two

Just because you're not having a big celebration doesn't mean you can't do something special for Christmas.
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These easy recipes will give you the traditional Christmas dinner you crave

These easy recipes will give you the traditional Christmas dinner you crave

Have a traditional, homestyle Christmas dinner with these incredible ideas.
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The super simple guide to deep cleaning carpets (because yours are really gross)

The super simple guide to deep cleaning carpets (because yours are really gross)

Do you deep clean your carpets enough? Probably not. Here's how often you should and how to do it.
Peanut butter fudge as a gift

This 4-step peanut butter fudge recipe is a perfect last-minute Christmas gift

This 4-step peanut butter fudge recipe is a perfect last-minute Christmas gift

Don't know what to give this Christmas? Finding gifts can be difficult, but this 4-step peanut butter fudge recipe is a surefire winner for just about anyone.
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How to completely upgrade your home office for less than $200

How to completely upgrade your home office for less than $200

Your home office needs a little love this year. Here's how to refresh it without breaking the bank.
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5 unique Christmas dinner ideas so amazing they’ll become new family traditions

5 unique Christmas dinner ideas so amazing they’ll become new family traditions

Want something a little bit different for Christmas? Try these menu ideas.
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The 5 kitchen appliances no home chef should ever live without

The 5 kitchen appliances no home chef should ever live without

Some kitchen appliances are gimmicky, but these are the ones every homeowner should have. After you check these off your list you'll save time and more.
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This is what you should be cooking when your smoker is at 225 degrees

This is what you should be cooking when your smoker is at 225 degrees

Try these amazing food ideas when your smoker is at 225 degrees.
Festive Christmas table setting

These Christmas table decorations are the perfect backdrop for your holiday meal

These Christmas table decorations are the perfect backdrop for your holiday meal

With these Christmas table decorations, your dining room will be festive and elegant.
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If you’re looking for a good reason to go solar at home, we’ve got 7

If you’re looking for a good reason to go solar at home, we’ve got 7

Been wondering if you should invest in solar for your home? Here are the reasons you should.
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Wow your guests with these Christmas appetizers (that are super simple to make)

Wow your guests with these Christmas appetizers (that are super simple to make)

There are a lot of events during the Christmas season, all of which can be enhanced with a few delicious appetizers. These are tasty and easy to make.
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Buyer beware: 81% of new homeowners find issues after moving in

Buyer beware: 81% of new homeowners find issues after moving in

These are the biggest issues new homeowners find after moving into their new house.
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If your apples are next to these fruits and veggies, you’re ruining your produce

If your apples are next to these fruits and veggies, you’re ruining your produce

Apples should go in your fridge, but where you store them matters. Here's how to make the most of your produce.
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There are way more uses for baking soda around the house than you thought

There are way more uses for baking soda around the house than you thought

Baking soda is one of the handiest things to have around your house. Here's why.
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These 6 things are driving your homeowners insurance up (and what you should do)

These 6 things are driving your homeowners insurance up (and what you should do)

Here's what you can do to lower your homeowners insurance costs.
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You can transform a boxed cake mix into a decadent dessert with this simple hack

You can transform a boxed cake mix into a decadent dessert with this simple hack

We love this retro cake trend and your family will, too.
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10 creative tips for throwing the best ugly sweater Christmas party

10 creative tips for throwing the best ugly sweater Christmas party

Make your ugly sweater Christmas party a hit with these great ideas.
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7 foolproof ways to flatten a rug without waiting for it to settle

7 foolproof ways to flatten a rug without waiting for it to settle

Just bought a new rug or taken an old one out of storage? Here's how to get it to actually lay flat.
Woman exercising using a smart mirror

Connected gym equipment is insanely expensive — is it worth the spend?

Connected gym equipment is insanely expensive — is it worth the spend?

Find out whether connected gym equipment is a good investment.
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6 amazing homemade Christmas gift ideas that cost less than $50 to make

6 amazing homemade Christmas gift ideas that cost less than $50 to make

These DIY Christmas gifts are from the heart and they're inexpensive to make.
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Tired of sugar cookies? Try these ridiculously creative Christmas cookie ideas

Tired of sugar cookies? Try these ridiculously creative Christmas cookie ideas

Bring these Christmas cookies to your next holiday cookie swap.
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Is a robot vacuum really worth spending $500?

Is a robot vacuum really worth spending $500?

Should you invest in a robot vacuum cleaner? We investigate.
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Should you host Christmas this year? What you need to know about COVID

Should you host Christmas this year? What you need to know about COVID

Here's what you need to consider about hosting Christmas this year before you send out invites.
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Don’t screw up your golden years: What to know about downsizing when you retire

Don’t screw up your golden years: What to know about downsizing when you retire

Thinking about moving to a smaller home now that you're retired? Read this first.
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How drinking more wine can help you keep fruit flies away (really!)

How drinking more wine can help you keep fruit flies away (really!)

Fruit flies are a menace. Here's how drinking wine can help you banish them from your home.
Bowls of delicious chicken tortilla soup and garnishes around the table.

This low-cal tortilla soup recipe is amazing (and ridiculously easy to make)

This low-cal tortilla soup recipe is amazing (and ridiculously easy to make)

Who doesn't love a hearty soup? This recipe is flavorful and good for you.
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Laundry 101: A how-to guide even beginners can’t mess up

Laundry 101: A how-to guide even beginners can’t mess up

We tell you how to do your laundry — and avoid all those beginner mistakes.