June 29, 2019

Ah, air conditioning. During the dog days of summer it’s easy to deem air conditioning as one of humankind’s greatest inventions. Unfortunately, it just so happens to be an energy-intensive one, which can lead to high energy bills. What’s more, many older homes don’t ha...

January 2, 2019

Happy New Year! January is the month to take stock and plan ahead. That’s why my five “must-do” projects for January include everything from adopting some home-focused resolutions to storing holiday decorations and getting snow-ready.

1. Make ‘energy savings’ a resolutio...

November 8, 2018

Perhaps you’ll snag major deals on Black Friday, but don't let that stop you from finding deals any time of year. Depending on what you're looking for, Black Friday might not be the cheapest day to shop.

Websites BlackFriday.com and Rather Be Shopping looked at historica...

August 9, 2018

You come home to an open front door, a ransacked house, and missing valuables. How did a burglar know you’d be gone? How did they get in?

Successful burglars have lots in common — home owners who unwittingly give invitations to robbery. In these 10 thank-you notes, your...

July 5, 2018

The key to gardening success in the northeast, with its variably cold, snowy winters and short, humid summers, is choosing plants already adapted to the local climate and soils, as well as the specific conditions in your yard. 

By learning to read the varied conditions o...

June 13, 2018

A hurricane. A flood. A fire. When disaster strikes, our worst fears can come to life. There’s panic and confusion. And, depending on the catastrophe, you may need to leave your home – often in a hurry.

Who can forget the image of pragmatic Otis--a German shepherd mix--w...

May 10, 2018

Want to know the secret of how to meet your neighbors? It's this: Stop waiting for people to swing by with an apple pie. These days you have to be proactive and get out there yourself!


So how do you do that?


Granted, whether you've just moved in or lived someplace for e...

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