• June 2, 2015

White Mountain Independent

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  • Real Estate

    Planning a home improvement project? Financing is the first tool you'll need

    (BPT) - If you’re planning a home improvement project this year, you’re in good company. The economy and housing market are recovering, home values and equity are rising, and many homeowners are beginning projects they had put off over the past few years. A recent report by the Joint Center of Housing Studies at Harvard University predicts that the home improvement industry could post record-level spending in 2015.

  • Pets

    How to Protect Pets From Fleas and Ticks

    (NewsUSA) - With the arrival of long, sunny days, people and pets alike are eager to spend more time enjoying the great outdoors. However, pet owners must be especially vigilant during the warmer months of the dangers fleas and ticks can pose to their four-legged friends.

  • Home Improvement

    Tips for Perfect Laundry, Every Time

    (Family Features) Keeping your wardrobe and entertaining linens fresh and clean is no easy task – from fitting your laundry routine into your lifestyle to removing the toughest stains from your bright whites.

  • Bridal

    6 ways to beat your inner bridezilla

    (BPT) - Having fears on your wedding day is normal and many questions will run through your head; “Did I invite everyone?” “What if I trip in my heels?” “Am I forgetting something?” Out of all the questions you’ll ask yourself, “Am I being a bridezilla?” probably won’t be one of them.

Top Story

5 sugerencias para tomar unas vacaciones de verano ‘sin arruinarse’

(StatePoint) Las vacaciones son buenas para usted. Pero también pueden ser agresivas con la billetera.

Pet Central


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National Music Day: Make Music a Bigger Part of Your Family’s Life
Updated: June 01, 2015 - 1:34 am

(StatePoint) Researchers say that music can bring many benefits to your life -- and for households that incorporate music into their daily lifestyle, these benefits can extend to everyone in the family.

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All About Pool Safety
Updated: June 01, 2015 - 1:34 am

(Family Features) For many families, some of the most anticipated summertime activities happen around the pool. But before you dive into the fun, be sure you and your family know the many ways to practice pool safety.

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Manage Pet Stress
Updated: June 01, 2015 - 1:34 am

(Family Features) Bad behavior by your four-legged family members can create disruptions that range from a minor nuisance to full-out frustration. In fact, leading veterinary organizations report that behavior problems are the leading cause of pet euthanasia and account for as much as 80 percent of pet abandonment.

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Tips for Smarter Shopping
Updated: June 01, 2015 - 1:34 am

(Family Features) Whether you’re in the market for the newest gadget or stocking up on sports goods for the whole family, getting the most bang for your buck is top of mind for many families.

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DIY Wedding Trends
Updated: June 01, 2015 - 1:34 am

(Family Features) Pinboards are buzzing with endless inspiration, bringing clever and colorful projects to life. For brides to be, the hottest looks in wedding decor can be yours with just a bit of creativity.

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Simple Storage Tips to Prevent Food Waste
Updated: June 01, 2015 - 1:34 am

(Family Features) Food waste is a major issue that affects the environment, economy and food security. In fact, according to the Natural Resources Defense Council, American families throw out approximately 25 percent of the food and beverages they buy – the equivalent of about $1,500 wasted each year. As for the major causes of this food waste, the NRDC points to improper or suboptimal storage, poor visibility in refrigerators, partially used ingredients and misjudged food needs.

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How to Best Protect Your Skin this Summer and Beyond
Updated: June 01, 2015 - 1:34 am

(StatePoint) Despite the warnings about the aging effects the sun can have on your skin, only five percent of Americans apply sunscreen to their body daily, according to a recent survey conducted using GfK’s Knowledge Panel. While experts say that using sunscreen should be a year-round habit, during the active, outdoor days of summer, it’s even more critical.

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Car Care for New Drivers
Updated: June 01, 2015 - 1:34 am

(Family Features) While many new drivers anticipate receiving their driver’s license, there are many responsibilities that come along with being a car owner, including basic maintenance.

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