When Selling Your Home (or Just Enjoying It), Lawns Matter

According to recent research from the National Association of Landscape Professionals (NALP), 81 percent of all Americans have a lawn, and a majority—79 percent—say that a lawn is an important feature when renting or buying a home. Respondents to the NALP survey...

Getting to the Bottom of Your High Electricity Bill

You can budget for your grocery bill, and you know that by getting rid of a couple of those premium channels, you’ll be able to reduce your cable bill. But somehow, your monthly electricity bill remains a mystery. Here are some reasons why your bill may be high, and...

13 Ways to Sneak Exercise Into Your Day

By Barbara Pronin Most Americans don’t need to be reminded how important exercise is to our health. But if you don’t quite get to the gym as planned or get in that early morning run, the exercise gurus at Everyday Health suggest 13 ways to sneak exercise into your...

Sellers: Get the Most From Home Upgrades

Whether you plan to sell in the summer, spring, or winter, you likely know of the few staple “to-dos” to get your space market-ready: cleaning, painting, decluttering, landscaping, and stripping your home of super personal belongings like family photos....

Home Safety: How to Avoid CO Poisoning

Most of us do all we can to keep our families safe in and out of the home. One big risk for families is carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning. In large quantities, carbon monoxide can cause illness or death if not detected and remedied. Young children and the elderly are...