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Tired of the same old? Top ways of bringing new life into your aging home

Going back in time can be a great way to make a house into a home. Of course, you might want to take in a few local home & garden shows before getting too buy focused.

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Retiring in Style

The grand lobby of Maravilla Scottsdale is adorned with all the touchstones of a high-end resort: high vaulted ceilings, bronze ring chandeliers, hand-made tiles, fine art by star artists like Alicia LaChance, George Bucquet and Karin Schminke and, virtually every 10 feet, another set of comfortable-but-chic couches and chairs hand-selected by Beverly Hills’ top hotel interior designer Cheryl Rowley.

The Art of Music

Of all the astonishing things the human mind does, the most amazing may be that it can take sound and turn it into music, and then take music and turn it into meaning.

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Confessions of a Peg-Legged Water Balloon

As spring approaches, you’ll see a lot more runners dotting the sidewalks and parks. My admiration goes not to the lean, sinewy ones running in top-of-the-line gear, but to the bulbous newcomers, puffing along because this is the day they wouldn’t put off.

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Enjoying the golden years, these grannies are on the court and having a ball.

Tips For Knowing When It’s Time To Replace Products On Your Home

Owning a home means giving constant attention to the building products that go into protecting the structure of your house. While we’d like to believe items like our roof and windows will last forever, that’s not the case.

Natural sunscreen are the best forms of sun protection

Protecting your skin is not only important to keep you as youthful looking as possible, it is also necessary for preventing skin cancer and other issues caused by sun exposure.

How to make a healthy candle-lit dinner for two

Creating a romantic candle-lit dinner for two takes forethought and works best when you feel you're giving a gift of love and concern for your partner's happiness.

Childproofing your backyard for the grandkids

Is your backyard a safe haven for your visiting grandkids, or an area rife with pitfalls and hidden dangers? Find out by reading our home safety checklist.

Thoughtful Design In Everyday Spaces

Have you ever stopped to consider how much thought and effort went into the design of the spaces you visit every day? You may not realize it, but your favorite restaurants, neighborhood grocery store and go-to movie theater follow some very specific design principles in order to create a unique space that is both visually appealing and user friendly.

The holiday card: Five creative spins on the timeless tradition

Five creative ideas for your holiday cards to get out of a rut and make exciting, new traditions.

Best egg nog recipes from around the web

Our guide to the best egg nog recipes, including cooked egg, eggless and retro versions.

How to choose flowers for New Year's eve and make them last

Fresh flowers are a simple and elegant way to decorate your home for a New Year's celebration. Whether you choose from popular winter flowers or your own favorites, the trickiest part is making them last more than a few days.

Best holiday cookies for 2012

Are you tired of the same old holiday cookies? Chocolate chip cookies might be delicious, but they aren't different. Here are some fresh ideas for 2012!

The teetotaler's guide to the best non-alcoholic holiday drinks

Drinkers and non-drinkers alike can toast the holidays with a collection of the best non alcoholic drinks for New Years and even sugar free, non alcoholic drinks.