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2018 Beach Reads

July 12, 2018
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What’s the only thing better than a day at the beach? A day at the beach with a book you can’t put down! Even a staycation in your favorite reading nook will feel like a getaway if you dive into the exciting summer reads we’ve selected for you below. Less by Andrew Sean Greer This Pulitzer-Prize winner chronicles the misadventures of struggling novelist Arthur Less as he attempts to find inspiration and escape the failed relationships of his past. Morocco, Italy, Mexico—Arthur travels around the…

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Festive Fourth of July Recipes

July 2, 2018

Independence Day is Wednesday, but it’s not too late to add spark to your menu. These recipes combine delicious ingredients that also happen to have patriotic shades of red, white and blue. Jazz up your picnic table—and pay homage to your country—with these four exciting dishes for the Fourth! 1. Red Velvet Pancakes with Coconut Syrup and Blueberries Start your holiday with a colorfully appetizing pancake breakfast. Add raspberries, blueberries or whipped cream for extra flair. Egg whites also help balance the breakfast nutritionally, while…

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How to Create Your Own Homeowner’s Emergency Phone List

June 22, 2018
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When it comes to homeownership, being prepared for anything makes everything easier. The first step is simple: create a list of numbers you can call to address a range of issues, from home warranty questions to midnight plumbing emergencies. Start with the essentials Every phone list should have contact information for your family members, nearby neighbors, primary care physicians, schools, vet, etc. You may also want to include non-emergency numbers for your local police and fire departments, as well as the nearest urgent care and…

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How to Throw a Housewarming Party

June 13, 2018

Buying a new home is an important milestone—and a cause for celebration! Check out these quick tips for hosting an unforgettable housewarming party. Make a guest list. Do you want to limit your guests to close friends and family, or invite all your new neighbors? Whether you host an intimate gathering or welcome friends of friends with open arms, establishing a guest list can help you stay organized and stress-free. Send invitations. These set the tone for any event, including your housewarming party. Opt to…

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Last-minute Father’s Day Gifts

June 11, 2018
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Father’s Day is June 17! If you’re searching for a last-minute gift, we have you covered! From high-tech water bottles to personalized books and kitchenware, we’ve rounded up an assortment of thoughtful gifts for fathers, grandfathers and other important men in your life. For the sports fan From personalized clothing to monogrammed golf balls and branded lawn chairs, there is an abundance of appealing sports team regalia for dad. An NFL parking sign and cufflinks are other fan favorites. Many cities also offer certificates for…

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