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Entertain summer guests with a DIY taco station

Entertain summer guests with a DIY taco station

Tired of eating the same old staples of burgers and hot dogs at barbecues? Try this easy-to-make, do-it-yourself taco station that lets you do some simple prep beforehand. Arrange ingredients in fun serving bowls and have guests serve themselves for a delicious fiesta.
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Free up your summer with simple time-saving tips

Free up your summer with simple time-saving tips

With so many fun things to do, who wants to stay cooped up indoors with housework and a to-do list? Make sure you’re able to take advantage of everything the season has to offer with these tips that can help you spend more time under the sun.
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Enjoy a stress-free summer with the kids

Enjoy a stress-free summer with the kids

Between camp, going on holidays and playdates, summer vacation can feel like endless planning and shuffling from activity to activity. Fortunately, you can use these tips and tricks to cut down on your stress and enjoy quality family time together.
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The dangers of driving with old headlights

The dangers of driving with old headlights

Though drivers typically recognize the need to have their oil changed and their tires rotated, few may realize the importance of tending to their headlights as well.
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The importance of being seen on the road

The importance of being seen on the road

Clearly lit roadways vastly improve driver safety, and the right headlights can go a long way toward illuminating even the darkest of roads. But drivers also must take the necessary steps to ensure they’re easily seen by fellow motorists.
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How to fix leaky vehicles without breaking the bank

How to fix leaky vehicles without breaking the bank

Fluid leaks are one of the more routine problems that plague older vehicles. While leaks are not necessarily a sign of doom and gloom, they tend to distress vehicle owners and can affect drivability.
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Choose the greenest builder available

Choose the greenest builder available

As building codes enforce tightened minimum standards for eco-responsibility, the more progressive builders are illustrating their own accountability by using and producing materials that are even more efficient than mandates demand. This is great news if you are currently designing, planning or simply getting ready to buy a new home — your investment will likely deliver greater environmental conservation, lower occupant costs and increased property value.
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Responsible building decisions deserve benefits, too

Responsible building decisions deserve benefits, too

Beauty, spaciousness and interior design are all important when building a personal dream home. Today, however, with the reality of energy and environmental concerns, homeowners also insist their forever home must be as eco-responsible as possible.
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Major changes coming to new home building methods

Major changes coming to new home building methods

Across America, home builders are adopting new approaches to construction to create greener homes with better resale value. One major change that’s tackling energy consumption and rising fuel costs is the use of an airtight, solid concrete system to replace inefficient wood framing. Insulated concrete forms (ICFs) erect a building with an interlocking system, similar to Lego.
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Why hoarding documents is risky and how to avoid it

Why hoarding documents is risky and how to avoid it

Boxes of old documents, stacks of old hard drives and computers, and containers of confidential information all find themselves in storage. While you may think this will allow you to access them easily, you probably end up forgetting about them and continue to stockpile even more.
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4 ways to protect your devices from hackers

4 ways to protect your devices from hackers

In an increasingly digital world, consumers share their confidential information in so many ways. From online shopping to online banking, consumers’ personal information is being recorded in a frightening number of different places.
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How to protect your confidential information

How to protect your confidential information

Despite a move toward a more digital and mobile workplace, a recent survey by Shred-it shows paper is here to stay, with most businesses reporting hard copies of documents will either increase or remain the same.
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