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  • Be a (Killer) Bee Survivor

    In summer we’re outdoors a lot — in the yard, on picnics, hiking and camping. Places where it’s easy to accidentally disturb a beehive.It can be serious when bees attack in numbers. And, a new, tougher bee...

    • Posted February 18, 2014
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    Show Notes: This week it’s pay now or pay more later if you put off home maintenance (2/15/14)

    These maintenance tasks will save you big money down the road if you do them regularly: Caulk windows, doors and siding regularly. Paint the exterior every few years. Redirect water away from the house. Take care of...

    • Posted February 16, 2014
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  • Cool Roof Colors

    Energy-saving “cool” roofs are traditionally white. A color, homeowners usually pass right by. Today you’ll learn new colors are coming, that still keep roofs cool too. Here’s how: Brighter and darker colors for roofing materials are getting...

    • Posted February 16, 2014
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    Ad-Dress for Success

    Author Sinclair Lewis was born in 1885. He won the Nobel Prize in Literature for a book titled “Main Street.” Whether you live on Main Street or Elm Street or any street in Anytown U.S.A., it’s important to...

    • Posted February 16, 2014
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  • Burglary and Security

    How are burglars getting into America’s homes? Experts say 79 percent of break-ins are on the first floor, with 34 percent coming through the front door, 23 percent through a first-floor window and 21 percent by way...

    • Posted February 16, 2014
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  • Cleaning Chalking from Exterior Siding

    The exterior siding on your home is so chalky your neighbors got together a collection and purchased a black board for you and your family. So you took the hint and decided to call for advice. To...

    • Posted February 16, 2014
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  • Closet Mini-Workshop

    Got an apartment? Tiny house? No basement? No garage? No place for a workshop? You can still be a regular Ms. or Mr. Fix-It. When you don’t have space for a workshop, clean out a seldom-used, out-of-the-way...

    • Posted February 16, 2014
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  • Opening Your Pool

    A swimming pool requires regular care and maintenance. A few simple steps taken when opening the pool for swim season will ensure safe and healthful conditions. First, clean out any debris in the pool using a pool...

    • Posted February 16, 2014
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    Bathroom Grout/Water Damage

    Bathrooms are more susceptible to water damage than any other room in your home. Faucet and drain leaks, seeping toilet gaskets and grout cracks where the wall meets the tub or shower pan are big culprits. And...

    • Posted February 16, 2014
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    Training With Spot.com

    Sometimes pets get out of hand; when they do, you have to take charge. If pets are a new to you, animal obedience can be a little harder to achieve. For cats that scratch, dogs that yelp...

    • Posted February 15, 2014
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