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Guide to Mounting Your Flat Screen TV

Posted by Laura Firszt | Jan 27, 2016

In the old days, it was easy. When your grandparents bought a TV, it came with its own little Mid-Century Modern stand. They could even roll the whole deal from one spot to another...


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Lovely Low-Maintenance Houseplants as Valentine's Gifts

Posted by Laura Firszt | Jan 27, 2016

Low-maintenance houseplant recommendations by people who hate houseplants was the bizarre subject of an article I just read. The premise was: Ask a hater and they'll be sure to know...


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Are You a DIY Plumber Wannabe? 10 Basic Do's and Don'ts

Posted by Laura Firszt | Jan 25, 2016

DON'T just dive right in -- figuratively, that is -- when it comes to DIY plumbing installation and repairs. Learn by partnering with someone experienced at first. When you are...


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Popsicle Stick Projects Are Not Just for Kids

Posted by Laura Firszt | Jan 25, 2016

Somehow it's like asking which is your favorite part of an Oreo -- the chocolate cookie layers or the white stuff in the middle. Popsicles have long been a childhood favorite, but whether...


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5 Ways to Warm up Your Cold Floors (and Cold Feet!)

Posted by Laura Firszt | Jan 21, 2016

Help! Cold floor alert! Cold floors -- and cold feet -- are a common complaint in winter, and they really are no laughing matter, especially if you count elderly relatives, small children,...