Welcome to our new web site!

To give our readers a chance to experience all that our new website has to offer, we have made all content freely avaiable, through October 1, 2018.

During this time, print and digital subscribers will not need to log in to view our stories or e-editions.

More for your home

How you can elevate your outdoor entertaining space this fall

(BPT) - Autumn is a magical time of year, with cooler temperatures and colorful, changing leaves. Depending on where you live, it may still be warm enough to enjoy entertaining friends and family …

aspara: Try a Smart Way to Grow Your Garden

(NewsUSA) - Want an easy way to add fresh vegetables and herbs to your diet? Indoor hydroponic grower systems are a great way to eat more healthfully. The advanced technology in today’s …

7 ways to increase storage space in your backyard

Extra Space Storage explored seven simple ways to increase outdoor storage.

5 Tips for Desirable Fall Decor

(Family Features) Let the change in weather be your cue to swap out summer decor for the bold, rich tones of autumn. Regardless of your home's style, these design tips can add festive fall spirit.

Follow these steps for the best results

(BPT) - As the temperatures start to drop, you know it’s getting to be that time again — pool closing time. If you live in an area that sees snow and freezing temperatures, it’s …

3 easy ways to enjoy living color in your outdoor space this fall

(BPT) - As temperatures drop and seasons turn, that doesn't mean you have to give up on the vivid blooms you love so much in your yard. …
Beautify and protect your home and garden

Why is customer experience essential to the MZ Generation? And why is that important?

(BPT) - At the essence of CX (customer experience) is an increased focus on how customers feel when they experience a particular brand, product and service. Nowadays, comprehensively understanding CX …

Bluebells, lilies, poppies, and more: These are the native wildflowers blooming near you

Summer is a-bloom with native beauty that spans the color spectrum. Texas Real Estate Source compiled a list of wildflowers native to different regions of the United States from the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center at the University of Texas at Austin.
Does your lawn need a breather?

The importance and benefits of aeration

(BPT) - Sometimes we need to take a breather, and your lawn is no different. Aeration — the process of extracting cores of soil, thatch and grass from the lawn surface — lets your lawn …
More home and garden ideas
Tips for a Stress-Free Holiday Season (NAPSI)—The holidays are right around the corner and sending your mail and packages with the U.S. Postal Service has never been easier or more reliable. With a little planning and the right tools, …
Unhappy Holidays and How to Avoid Them—Tips from the U.S. Postal Inspection Service to Keep Your Mail Safe This Season (NAPSI)—Below are some common mistakes people make during the holiday season. These mistakes lead to a lot of frustration for you and pure delight for the bad guys:1. Get swindled. Scammers use …
Prevent Holiday Fires by Brianne Deerwester, Electrical Safety Foundation International (ESFI)(NAPSI)—Statistics show that the incidence of home fires and electrical accidents typically increases during the winter …
Ready Outdoor Power Equipment For Winter Storage, Prep Your Snow Thrower (NAPSI)—After your lawn gets its last seasonal cut, it’s time to put away spring and summer outdoor power equipment, such as lawn mowers, leaf blowers, and trimmers. What’s next? Snow throwers, …
What you need to know about caring for your pool during winter months (BPT) - Whether or not your pool is closed for winter, the cooler months generally bring a period of reduced pool maintenance. However, that doesn’t mean you can forget about it altogether. …
3 ways to update your bathroom for hosting holiday gatherings (BPT) - If you’re getting ready to host friends and family for the holidays, there’s plenty of preparation that needs to be done before they arrive. In addition to holiday decorating and …
Clean Energy Home Upgrades: Make dependable environmental improvements (Family Features) Consider these environmentally friendly upgrades to diversify your home's energy sources, reduce energy consumption and ensure your home is well-prepared to withstand interruptions to power service if the electrical grid fails.
Deck the Halls for the Holidays (Family Features) Greet your guests with a warm, festive house this holiday season. Your decorations can be as simple as a cluster of scented candles or as inexpensive as filling a brass bowl with pinecones you collected with your kids.
Plan ahead for your perfect deck (BPT) - A big part of building your dream deck is the planning. In fact, a typical deck project can take six months (or more) from inspiration to installation. To help make your dream a reality, the …
Improve Your Home's Air Quality (Family Features) Improving your home's air quality begins with recognizing what contributes to poor indoor air quality, the potentially harmful effects and how to address these problems.
5 things you should check your HVAC system for, before it gets cold (BPT) - As temperatures start dropping, now is the perfect time to make sure your home will be comfy and cozy all winter. Fortunately, there are steps you can take to make sure your heating system is …
Insurance Tips for California High Risk Area (NAPSI)—It’s a huge irony—those who live in the most wildfire prone areas are shunned by private insurance companies and relegated to rely on the state-subsidized California Fair Plan. This …
Lifestyles coverage
Top holiday toys from the year you were born
Rex K. Williams // Shutterstock The holiday season is upon us, which means it's the perfect time to dive into the history of iconic …
Read More
How Your Holiday Gifts And Cards Get Where They Need To Go
(NAPSI)—The daily operations performed by the U.S. Postal Service depend on a vast network of people that collect, transport, …
Read More
Tis the Season for Streaming! Holiday Movie Tool Simplifies Movie Night
(NAPSI)—The next few months will be filled with holiday cheer—not just in spirit, but on our screens. From Thanksgiving hits to …
Read More
Avoid Malicious Online Advertisements
(NAPSI)—Beware, cybercriminals target consumers with malicious ads that use scare tactics to trick them into downloading malware, …
Read More
Coldest city in every state
cemT // Shutterstock The warm months of the year are often remembered as a time of adventure and excitement but after a long summer …
Read More
What winter was like the year you were born
Evening Standard // Getty Images The United States has seen a wide range of winters over the past century—everything from warm, …
Read More
The cultural and historical significance of fashion on HBCU campuses
Thomas E Askew/Universal History Archive/Universal Images Group via Getty Images Across the campuses of historically Black colleges …
Read More
25 over-the-top Christmas displays from across America
Courtesy of Florida's Historic Coast As soon as the final slice of Thanksgiving turkey is carved, it seems radio stations start …
Read More
Countries with the highest rates of public-sector corruption
Canva Public-sector corruption is often felt before it is seen. It is carried out in private agreements and manifests publicly at …
Read More
6 tips to maximize your giving this season
(BPT) - It’s the season of giving, which means you can make an impact no matter your budget. When money is tight, …
Read More
Veteran-Led Coffee Company Will Fuel Your Fundraising
(NewsUSA) - Put the fun in your fundraising efforts with the power of coffee, a user-friendly website and the business acumen of a …
Read More
Holiday Must-Haves: Make holiday shopping a cinch
(Family Features) There’s nothing quite like the joy of watching a loved one’s face light up when opening a gift you …
Read More
15 of the most expensive celebrity weddings of all time
Ernesto Ruscio/GC Images // Getty Images When it comes to hosting their wedding celebrations, some celebrities prefer to keep …
Read More
The most popular, gender-neutral baby names
Canva Every parent is different when it comes to naming their baby. Some wish to honor family with a generational name; others dive …
Read More
Highest-paid players in the NBA
Christian Petersen // Getty Images The days when most NBA stars played for the same team throughout their careers are so over. With …
Read More