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5 helpers for hassle-free holiday hosting

32102387Designer Nate Berkus offers these tips for hosting your holiday event.
 
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It's time to get your hands dirty!

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Whether you have a backyard or just a few containers on the patio, sunny days are your cue it's time to garden. Growing your own flowers, herbs and vegetables is a lot of fun, and with some simple tips, it can be pretty easy to make sure your outdoor space is a showstopper.
 
 
The experts at Ball Horticultural Company offer insight into the year's top gardening trends so you can plant with confidence and creativity:
 
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NOV
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Holiday Travel Made Easy: Is Your Tech Ready?

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As families prepare for the holiday season, they also prepare to make big family trips, so make sure not to leave home without the proper tech reinforcements this year!
 
These tips will ensure you can savor the sweet moments and avoid potential hiccups!
 
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NOV
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Hop on Board All Things Rail in California

1073870Since the early days of the Gold Rush to the present, trains have played an integral part in Californian transportation – advancing the development of the West and making it the one of the most eminent regions of the United States today. Commemorate this rich history of railroading by embarking on off-the-beaten-track expeditions and perusing locomotive-inspired exhibitions that accurately capture the essence of “trainsportation.”
 
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NOV
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Holiday entertaining tips guaranteed to help hosts impress guests.

29922437The holiday season is packed with social events big and small. What makes some more memorable than others? The extra thought and special touches from the host or hostess.
 
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JUL
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5 top trends in container gardening

23400580Gardening is a peaceful activity that eases tension, reduces overall stress and promotes longevity. One long-term study found that daily gardening reduces the risk for both dementia and Alzheimer's disease. With all of these benefits, there are ample reasons why people of all ages and lifestyles should start digging in the dirt.
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NOV
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Tis the season for good etiquette

22205160 originalIn today's fast paced, eat-on-the-run world, it seems very few of us make time for a regular sit down meal at the dinner table. That's until the holidays roll around, when the pressure's on to be perfect. Before you read any further, ask yourself - are you confident with your table manners, or do you have to take your cues by watching others?
 
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OCT
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3 ways to bring a touch of nostalgia to modern holiday celebrations

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Fond memories of holidays past are one of the many gifts of the seasons, and it turns out a bit of nostalgia is good for you. It can make you feel less lonely, bored or anxious, and more generous, tolerant and happy, according to a New York Times report on nostalgia research.

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OCT
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Host in Style with These Easy Tips

tabletop 11The Holiday season is approaching fast and you know what that means, social gatherings! It's the perfect excuse to indulge in food you normally stay away from and it's the most common secret way to meet a potential date. You don't have to be Martha Stewart to become a Premiere Hostess and with these five easy steps, you will add an atomic quality to your fabulous skills!
 
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SEP
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Fall: The best season for home improvement

intro 21726746The rituals of fall include sending kids back to school, raking leaves and cheering on the hometown football team. In addition, a new fall tradition has emerged for America’s nearly 74 million homeowners — home improvement.
 
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5 Easy Fall Home Updates

Intro 22244107There are so many reasons to love fall. From the brisk breeze and color-changing leaves outdoors, to prepping for the holidays and watching football inside, there couldn’t be a better time to make a few updates around your house. Consider these simple fall home updates to stylishly welcome the season.
 
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AUG
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Trends turn to cozy and comfortable fall entertaining

INTRO Trends turn to cozy and comfortable fall entertaining 2As the glorious days of summer slip into crisp evenings, the changing colors trigger a transition in seasonal .

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AUG
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Move to a world of color with these easy tips to find your color inspiration

INTRO world of colorColor can be transformative. It has the power to evoke emotion, alter your mood and stimulate one-of-a kind creativity. The shades and hues that capture a person’s imagination are as varied as people themselves. What colors capture you? Is it a color you see or wear every day, or is it one you use to decorate your office? Or is it a color you have yet to experience? Once you do, you’ll never forget it.
 
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AUG
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One-room living: How to live large in a small space

INTRO Oneroom living How to live large in a small spaceAs we seek to simplify our lives, the desire for small-space living — even one-room living — seems more attractive than ever. But whether you’re ready to join the tiny house movement or just want to get the most out of a compact space in your home, there are easy things you can do to make a small space look, feel and function like a larger one.
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AUG
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Why You Should Adopt a Dog

Why You Should Adopt a DogDogs make a house a home; there is no doubt about it. If you have ever thought about including a dog in your family, here are several reasons to consider moving ahead on a furry adoption.
 
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Smart House: Five Ideas to Raise Your Home’s I.Q.

INTRO 5QuesKitchenRemember the first time you met that “out of this world” family, the Jetsons? Fast forward to today, and it suddenly isn’t all that far-fetched. While we may not have flying cars or robot maids just yet, the idea of a “smart home” is real.
 
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AUG
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August is National Curb Appeal Month: Tips to Give Your Home a Facelift

a42a0301.tiffWant to get your home noticed? There are many ways to add value and design appeal to your house’s exterior, and doing so is important, say experts.

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JUL
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The 5 most important things you never knew about your shower.

5 important things showers 2You use it to get clean, refresh, relax or get invigorated, but how much do you really know about your shower? Did you know that the average shower lasts eight minutes in America, or that the shower is the third largest source of water use in the average American home? With conserving water and saving money and time becoming increasingly important to many people, here are the five most important things you should know about your shower:

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