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Safety Tips to Prevent Your Dream Pool from Becoming a Nightmare

Whether it’s a cosy hot tub, a full-sized pool or something in between, having a private place to take a dip at home is one of life’s greatest luxuries. There is little that compares to shrugging off the day’s troubles with a few relaxing laps or a good book and the gentle massage of…

Why Every Family Needs Business-Level Internet Security

The reviewer has been compensated in the form of a Best Buy Gift Card and/or received the product/service at a reduced price or for free.

Every day it becomes easier and easier to hack websites, blogs, home networks, and phones. Nothing seems to be immune from malicious digital attacks, but you can make it harder for them to get in. 

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A Gin Lover’s Guide to the UK

With record sales in 2016, gin has never been so popular in the UK. Boasting established distilleries and a growing number of boutique manufacturers, it's a gin lover's paradise. But with so much choice, where is the best place to…

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Added by Marilyn on August 24, 2017 at 4:04am — No Comments

18 Plants To Grow For a Bee-Friendly Garden

Bees are amazing! They truly bring a garden to life with their sound and color, and – more importantly – the hard work they do to pollinate your flowers. Kids love them for their cartoonish appearance and the imaginative stories that they inspire. Yet, sadly, we’re seeing…

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Added by Marilyn on August 16, 2017 at 2:28pm — No Comments

The Best Eight Ways to Cook an Onion

The onion is a truly powerful tool for any family chef, spicing up the dullest of ingredients and adding depth to dishes that might otherwise fail to inspire your demanding clientele. Yet onions, too, can become boring when presented the same way night after night. Trying a different preparation technique not only livens the flavors, but keeps the act of cooking interesting for you,…

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Added by Marilyn on August 11, 2017 at 1:13pm — No Comments

How to Make a Blank Wall More Interesting

A nice, spacious room is a real luxury to have in your home, giving you the chance to stretch out, breathe the air, and arrange your furniture without being beholden to space issues. But if there’s one more thing that a big room means, it’s big walls.

Whether you go for a minimalist coat of paint or you try to break up the expanse with a patterned wallpaper, that stretch of surface can still make you feel lonesome and cold and craving for a cozier space. Take…

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Added by Marilyn on August 10, 2017 at 3:00pm — No Comments

15 Quick & Easy Ways to Improve Your Cooking

Preparing food for your family day after day and week after week can be a tiresome task. Even without the conflicting demands of your diverse clan, you want to keep things interesting for yourself – and meal after meal of the same uninspiring flavors can soon erode your appetite.

There are two solutions on offer (discounting the option to run away and live in the woods for the winter). You can drive yourself crazy trying to come up with something new to cook each night, or you can get…

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Added by Marilyn on July 25, 2017 at 9:09am — No Comments

How to Keep Your Dog Safe in the Car

Have you ever driven away in the car, only to see your dog pining in the window? These tips will ensure you’ll never have to leave them behind, while still knowing they’re safe.

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Added by Marilyn on July 24, 2017 at 1:08pm — No Comments

9 Low-Maintenance House Plants for Every Room

Of all the tweaks you can make around your house to change the way you feel, few can be simpler or more effective than the addition of a houseplant. Yet many folk shy away from committing to that ‘potted pet’ because, to the uninitiated, the pot plant may not seem simple at all.

While of course, if you are a horticultural expert or bonsai specialist, you can…

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Added by Marilyn on July 4, 2017 at 10:00am — No Comments

How To Spot Counterfeit Cash At The Store

The 21st century and the dawn of the digital age have brought with them a host of exciting new crimes to worry about, from online identity fraud to the remote hijacking of autonomous vehicles…

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Added by Marilyn on June 19, 2017 at 4:00pm — No Comments

3 Things to Fix Around The House Before They Get Worse

A family home is a massive and complex machine. From stubborn windows, to uncleanable ovens, to attics that refuse to clear themselves out, it’s a miracle that your house remains operational. But without a little attention here and there, things can get out of hand – and ultimately more expensive to deal with.

A sagging gate that won’t close

Gravity takes its toll on garden gates over the years, and eventually the business-end…

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Added by Marilyn on May 30, 2017 at 9:30am — No Comments

What To Look For In a House, According To The Most Popular Architecture Styles

House-hunting is a complex process. There are so many factors to balance, from your budget to the area to the condition of the place you’re thinking to buy.

And that’s without taking into account the style of the house itself! Perhaps you have big ideas about how you’d like to decorate or the amenities that you need, but if you’re new to the market and you haven’t given much thought to architecture in the past, it can be a good idea to do a bit of research into the kinds of features…

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Added by Marilyn on May 22, 2017 at 3:25pm — No Comments

A First Time Homebuyer's Guide to Visiting a Potential House

Buying a house isn’t something they teach you about in school, it’s something you have to figure out for yourself – which is why sharing wisdom about the process can be so valuable.

There are many things to think about when you go to check out an intriguing place, and they aren’t all 100% intuitive. Knowing the right things to look for and the right questions to ask requires a little preparation up front.

For example, you might look past a messy owner’s failure to…

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Added by Marilyn on May 17, 2017 at 2:35pm — No Comments

5 Space-Saving Tricks To Maximize Space In Your Small Bedroom

It doesn’t matter how big your house is – pretty much everyone thinks they could use a bit more space. Everyone you know talks about how they need to have a major clear out ‘soon’. And everyone gets exasperated at least once a day when tripping over something that should have been tidied away… if only there was room.…

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Added by Marilyn on May 14, 2017 at 11:36am — No Comments

7 Tricks That Restaurants Use To Make Us Spend More Money

Eating out is a treat for most people, but for restaurants it’s a daily business. They know more about your ordering behaviour than you do — and they use their wisdom to get you paying more. But not anymore! Check out the 11 tips below and follow the advice from Quid Corner to get ahead of their tricks.

1. They put higher-profit…

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Added by Marilyn on May 12, 2017 at 7:09am — No Comments

How To Throw An Awesome Afternoon Tea Party

There’s nothing like a tea party to put a bit of oomph into the week. It’s a great opportunity to liven up a Saturday or to get those stay-at-home parents and kids together in the afternoon. Everybody gets to socialize, get out of the house, treat themselves to some fancy food and drink – and it doesn’t take as much work as a dinner party, especially if you encourage the other mums and dads…

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Added by Marilyn on May 10, 2017 at 6:46am — No Comments

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