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Create a Grandkid Friendly Back Yard on a Budget

Introduce unstructured play to nurture imaginations and offset pandemic stress


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Watch the Property Brothers' Live Q&A Event

See how to tackle indoor and outdoor home fixes, within your budget

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Create a More Comfortable Lounge Area

Here's how to expand your living room space to accommodate a multigenerational household

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7 Garage Hacks to Transition Through the Seasons

Save time, space and money with tricks to corral the chaos before winter blows in

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Stressed? Turn Your Bed Into a Comfy Oasis

Budget-friendly ideas for textiles, pillows and color to create a more relaxing experience

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Easy DIY Home Projects to Do Right Now

A few tools and some know-how will get these jobs done


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Create Your Own Worm Farm in 5 Easy Steps

A small space, a bin and some red wigglers can help create a more bountiful garden

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6 Top Podcasts About Gardening

Dig in to these shows for new or seasoned hobbyists interested in learning more

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5 Essential Tools for Gardening Comfort

Inexpensive implements make tending plants fun and easier on your joints

Get Cooking

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What Top Chefs Are Cooking for Comfort in Home Kitchens

Food professionals are turning to familiar recipes to ease stress

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Retirement Community Chef Gets Residents Cooking

New meal-kit delivery service provides distraction and instructions for cooking restaurant-quality dishes

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Going Apple Picking? Try Making Some Hard Cider

It's easy to create adult beverages at home, including cider, limoncello and flavored vodkas

Outdoors Fun

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E-Bikes Give Riders a Battery-Powered Boost

As sales boom, more people realize you don't have to be super-fit to enjoy cycling

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How to Safely Enjoy Golf, Tennis During the Pandemic

The outbreak is a game changer, but players say they can mix fun and safety

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You Can't Travel, but You Can Vacation at Home

3 ideas for a relaxing home-cation, because everyone needs time off

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Birding: A Cool New Hobby for Nature Lovers

How and where to enjoy this lofty, affordable and suddenly booming pastime

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Try These Outdoor Games for the Entire Family

Activities from bocce to mini golf that you can set up in minutes

Keep Busy at Home

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Older Americans Learning to Play Musical Instruments

More time at home provides opportunity to explore new interests

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Daily Art Challenges Inspire Creativity and Zen

4 easy projects for any skill level to help ease stress and boost brain function

Frog Puzzle

Interest in Puzzles Soars, Along With Sales

Jigsaws provide multigenerational fun and an escape from worry

More on Your Home

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Working From Home Long Term? Refresh Your Office

Find a new space, upgrade your tools, and get organized and comfortable

A tree which brought down power lines lies in the street in Waltham, MA on Aug. 5, 2020, a day after Tropical Storm Isaias sent heavy winds through the area

Utility Scammers Amp It Up After Summer Storms

Don't be bullied by bad actors promising to restore your electrical power

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How Older Americans Should Prepare for Emergencies

Important items that might not make typical disaster-preparedness lists

Video Spotlight

The Right Way to Wash Your Hands

Research finds only 3% of Americans use the correct technique


How to Add Value to Your Home

Whether downsizing or moving, these tips will attract homebuyers

'We're Telling a Lot of Stories We've Never Told Before'

Actresses Laura Dern and Diane Ladd stay safe at home


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