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  • How to transplant a tree

    How to transplant a tree

    Trees make out environment healthier and nicer and though many are hardy there's more to transplanting one than you might think.
    Trees make out environment healthier and nicer and though many are hardy there's more to transplanting one than you might think.
  • Out-smarting your smart home

    Out-smarting your smart home

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 5:00 AM EDT2014-04-23 09:00:13 GMT
    New technology allows you to control your home in ways that were only available to the super-rich, until now. However, our cyber expert has a warning before you install a system in your home.
    New technology allows you to control your home in ways that were only available to the super-rich, until now.  However, our cyber expert has a warning before you install a system in your home.
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    Faulty Deadbolts: Advice to keep your home safe

    Faulty Deadbolts: Advice to keep your home safe

    Gone are the days of leaving your doors unlocked and your windows and garages open.
    Gone are the days of leaving your doors unlocked and your windows and garages open.
  • When to file a claim

    When to file a claim

    Sure you could file a claim on your homeowners's insurance for minor damage, but you may wish you hadn't if you see your premium go up
    Sure you could file a claim on your homeowners's insurance for minor damage, but you may wish you hadn't if you see your premium go up
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    Removing combustibles and fuel sources can protect homes from wildfire ember attacks

    Removing combustibles and fuel sources can protect homes from wildfire ember attacks

    Thursday, April 17 2014 5:00 AM EDT2014-04-17 09:00:31 GMT
    It may surprise you to know that when a wildfire sweeps through an area, the greatest threat to your home isn't the flames. Instead, most fires that damage property are sparked by embers that fly through
    It may surprise you to know that when a wildfire sweeps through an area, the greatest threat to your home isn't the flames. Instead, most fires that damage property are sparked by embers that fly through the air like tiny missiles taking aim at any fire hazard around a home.
  • How to fix a hole in the wall

    How to fix a hole in the wall

    Many people are intimidated to tackle home repair projects ourselves, but our home improvement expert Daylin Matthews says no worries, she has a step by step process.
    Many people are intimidated to tackle home repair projects ourselves, but our home improvement expert Daylin Matthews says no worries, she has a step by step process.
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    Rate your kitchen

    Rate your kitchen

    You scrub your counters and wash out your sink but did you ever wonder where there might be bacteria hiding in the nooks and crannies of your kitchen?
    You scrub your counters and wash out your sink but did you ever wonder where there might be bacteria hiding in the nooks and crannies of your kitchen?
  • Trash to Treasure: Antique clocks

    Trash to Treasure: Antique clocks

    Antique clocks are a favorite with interior decorators because of their classic style -- and their value is on the rise.
    Antique clocks are a favorite with interior decorators because of their classic style -- and their value is on the rise.
  • Safety

    Electrical heater safety

    Electrical heater safety

    A lot of people have a water heater but fire officials say you need to be careful. Heating appliances are one the leading causes of fires in the U.S.
    A lot of people have a water heater but fire officials say you need to be careful. Heating appliances are one the leading causes of fires in the U.S.
  • Easy window washing

    Easy window washing

    Dailyn Matthews shows how to clean your windows like a pro - but for a fraction of the cost!
    Dailyn Matthews shows how to clean your windows like a pro - but for a fraction of the cost!
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    Demand for 'safe rooms' up

    Demand for 'safe rooms' has jumped

    Is your door locked? Are your windows shut? Is the alarm set? If you are really serious about home security, there is a unique way to stay safe you might want to consider - but it will cost you.
    Is your door locked? Are your windows shut? Is the alarm set? If you are really serious about home security, there is a unique way to stay safe you might want to consider - but it will cost you.
  • How to save time on your scrapbooks

    Save time on your scrapbooks

    Leeza Gibbons got some advice from the pros on how to make time for scrapbooking, and be efficient with the time you have.
    Leeza Gibbons got some advice from the pros on how to make time for scrapbooking, and be efficient with the time you have.
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    Renting your home

    Renting your home

    Renting out a room in your home can be a great way to earn extra cash and for travelers, it can provide inexpensive lodging.
    Renting out a room in your home can be a great way to earn extra cash and for travelers, it can provide inexpensive lodging.
  • How to trim a tree

    How to trim a tree

    Trees add beauty to a neighborhood and can help increase home values, which is exactly why landscape designer Brent Green has planted over 400 of them in his community.
    Trees add beauty to a neighborhood and can help increase home values, which is exactly why landscape designer Brent Green has planted over 400 of them in his community.
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    Avoiding rabid bats

    Avoiding rabid bats

    Deadly rabid bats are being found in greater numbers all across the country. You don't get bitten by one of them because they carry rabies.
    Deadly rabid bats are being found in greater numbers all across the country. You don't get bitten by one of them because they carry rabies.
  • Tools to make DIY simpler

    Tools to make DIY simpler

    Our America Now home improvement expert, Dailyn Matthews, says there are important tools beyond the basics you should consider.
    If you have a toolbox at home, chances are you've got a hammer, a screwdriver and maybe a pair of pliers in it. But our America Now home improvement expert, Dailyn Matthews, says there are important tools beyond the basics you should consider.
  • Stripping with sandpaper

    Stripping with sandpaper

    Many people reach for sandpaper to fix up old furniture and other objects around the house. But our home improvement expert, Dailyn Matthews, has a warning before you get started.
    Many people reach for sandpaper to fix up old furniture and other objects around the house. But our home improvement expert, Dailyn Matthews, has a warning before you get started.
  • Should you refinance again?

    Tips if you're looking to refinance your home, again

    Getting a new home loan can be a great way to reduce payments and save money.  But if you're becoming a "serial refinancer," it could be more trouble than it's worth.
    Getting a new home loan can be a great way to reduce payments and save money.  But if you're becoming a "serial refinancer," it could be more trouble than it's worth.
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    Contego paint claims to be fire resistant Part 1

    Contego paint claims to be fire resistant Part 1

    Tame the flames and buy the firefighters more time to make the rescue. That's the claim on Contego paint. It is designed to expand when exposed to flames.
    Tame the flames and buy the firefighters more time to make the rescue. That's the claim on Contego paint. It is designed to expand when exposed to flames.
  • Simple way to find the beginning of tape

    Simple way to find the beginning of tape

    It's maddening trying to start a roll of tape. Luckily we have a simple solution to this task.
    It's maddening trying to start a roll of tape. Luckily we have a simple solution to this task.
  • Consumer

    Warning about a tree service scam

    Warning about a tree service scam

    An elderly man from Virginia claims he was duped out of $2,800. He said he paid an out-of-town tree service company money to do some work but said once the workers got the cash, they left town.
    An elderly man from Virginia claims he was duped out of $2,800. He said he paid an out-of-town tree service company money to do some work but said once the workers got the cash, they left town.
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    Daily Dose: Sticky stuff

    Daily Dose: Sticky stuff

    What if you're working with epoxy. And you know how this glue…wow this epoxy really sticks to you. So what are you going to do about that?
    What if you're working with epoxy. And you know how this glue…wow this epoxy really sticks to you. So what are you going to do about that?
  • Preparing to paint a wall

    Preparing to paint a wall

    Most painters will tell you it's not how you paint a room that determines the quality of the job. it's how you prep it before you get started.
    Most painters will tell you it's not how you paint a room that determines the quality of the job. it's how you prep it before you get started.
  • What to know about marigolds

    What to know about marigolds

    If you're looking for an easy- growing flower that adds a vibrant pop of color, landscape designer Brent Green says you can't go wrong with marigolds!
    If you're looking for an easy- growing flower that adds a vibrant pop of color, landscape designer Brent Green says you can't go wrong with marigolds!
  • Keep roses fresh for longer

    Keep roses fresh for longer

    Yellow is for friendship, white represents purity, and red, of course, symbolizes true love. This is about roses. Nothing says "I love you" quite like a dozen long-stemmed roses.
    Yellow is for friendship, white represents purity, and red, of course, symbolizes true love. This is about roses. Nothing says "I love you" quite like a dozen long-stemmed roses.
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    How you can lower your energy bill

    How you can lower your energy bill

    Your home could be wasting your hundreds of dollars a day, but there inexpensive ways that you can fix that yourself.
    Your home could be wasting your hundreds of dollars a day, but there inexpensive ways that you can fix that yourself.
  • Best go-to tools for your home

    Best go-to tools for your home

    How many times have you needed to fix something at home and don't have the right tool? Our home improvement expert comes to the rescue.
    How many times have you needed to fix something at home and don't have the right tool? Our home improvement expert comes to the rescue.
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    Lawn care company goes to propane power

    Lawn care company goes to propane power

    The owner of Sharper Image Lawn Care company is convinced that propane power will not only save his customers some money, but will also have much less impact on the environment.
    Bill Roberts is hoping he's a trendsetter. The owner of Sharper Image Lawn Care company is convinced that propane power will not only save his customers some money, but also have much less impact on the environment.
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    Cheaper ways to watch TV

    Cheaper ways to watch TV

    The TV game is changing. More and more people are ditching the dish and cutting the cable - and it's all about money.
    The TV game is changing. More and more people are ditching the dish and cutting the cable - and it's all about money.
  • Family

    Private eye warns about information we throw away in the trash

    Private eye warns about information we throw away in the trash

    Do you really know what you are throwing in the trash? It may be a thief's treasure. A private detective reveals the things he sees people tossing in the garbage during his investigations.
    Do you really know what you are throwing in the trash? It may be a thief's treasure. A private detective reveals the things he sees people tossing in the garbage during his investigations.
  • Pest control: Think like a bug

    Think like a pest inside the 'bug house'

    Depending which study you read online, you're never more than ten feet away from a spider. You might be even closer than that. What you may not realize is that seeing a spider usually means more insects aren't far away.
    Depending which study you read online, you're never more than 10 feet away from a spider. You might be even closer than that. What you may not realize is that seeing a spider usually means more insects aren't far away! America Now played 'pest inspector' for a day to find out how to protect your home.
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    Home inventory makes rebuilding after a disaster easier

    Home inventory makes rebuilding after a disaster easier

    If the first phase of terror is living through a natural disaster, the second phase is having to rebuild after a home and everything in it has been destroyed.
    If the first phase of terror is living through a natural disaster, the second phase is having to rebuild after a home and everything in it has been destroyed.
  • Family

    Antique matchmaker: Connecting families with antiques

    Antique matchmaker: Connecting families with antiques

    Joy Shiver calls what she does "blessed work." She is a matchmaker of sorts. She reunited lost family heirlooms with their rightful owners.
    Joy Shiver calls what she does "blessed work." She is a matchmaker of sorts. She reunited lost family heirlooms with their rightful owners.
  • Safety

    Use care when mixing cleaning chemicals

    Use care when mixing chemicals

    A man from Tucson, Ariz. was mixing pool chemicals inside his home when, he says, "It started to boil, like boiling water."
    A man from Tucson, Arizona was mixing pool chemicals inside his home when, he says, "It started to boil, like boiling water."
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    How to spot an estate sale scam

    How to spot an estate sale scam

    This warning comes from the offices of state attorney generals across the country: Be careful if you are considering hiring an estate sale company.
    This warning comes from the offices of state attorney generals across the country: Be careful if you are considering hiring an estate sale company.
  • Attracting butterflies to your gardens

    Attracting butterflies to your gardens

    Landscape designer Brent Green says butterfly milkweed attracts one of the most familiar of butterflies - The always popular Monarch.
    Landscape designer Brent Green says butterfly milkweed attracts one of the most familiar of butterflies - The always popular Monarch.
  • Avoid injuries while cleaning up after a storm

    Avoid injuries while cleaning up after a storm

    When you see heavy equipment after a storm, you know the cleanup has begun. For the average homeowner, that means getting the debris they want hauled away to the curb. It's also a time when a lot of people get hurt.
    When you see heavy equipment after a storm, you know the cleanup has begun. For the average homeowner, that means getting the debris they want hauled away to the curb. It's also a time when a lot of people get hurt.
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    What you need to know before purchasing bed sheets

    What you need to know before purchasing bed sheets

    When it comes to shopping for bed sheets, there are lots of choices you could make. Selecting a higher thread count, for example, may not give you the best quality sheet for your bed.
    When it comes to shopping for bed sheets, there are lots of choices you could make. Selecting a higher thread count, for example, may not give you the best quality sheet for your bed.
  • How to avoid a chimney fire

    What's inside your chimney could destroy your home

    Unlike house fires where smoke and flames shoot out of windows and walls, the fires that start inside a chimney often remain hidden. Within a short period of time, they can develop into a dangerous and deadly blaze.
    Unlike house fires where smoke and flames shoot out of windows and walls, the fires that start inside a chimney often remain hidden. Within a short period of time, they can develop into a dangerous and deadly blaze.
  • Safety

    'Swatting' cases on the rise

    'Swatting' cases on the rise

    Here is a story about an alarming prank that's sweeping the nation. It's called swatting.
    Here is a story about an alarming prank that's sweeping the nation. It's called swatting.
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    What to look for when buying furniture

    What to look for when buying furniture

    Shopping for furniture can be a headache if you don't know what to look for and the end results can sometimes be infuriating.
    Shopping for furniture can be a headache if you don't know what to look for and the end results can sometimes be infuriating.
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    How to identify spirits residing in your home

    How to identify spirits residing in your home

    Here is a spooky statistic, a Gallup Poll reveals one third of Americans believe in haunted houses. Who doesn't love a good ghost story!?!
    Here is a spooky statistic, a Gallup Poll reveals one third of Americans believe in haunted houses. Who doesn't love a good ghost story!?!
  • Consumer

    Thieves targeting large appliances

    Thieves targeting large appliances

    Police are warning that some thieves are targeting large appliances and taking them right out of homes.
    Police are warning that some thieves are targeting large appliances and taking them right out of homes.
  • Cockroaches resisting pesticides

    Cockroaches becoming more resistant to pesticides

    Research shows that cockroaches are far more hazardous to human health than most people think - and they've grown increasingly resistant to pesticides.
    Research shows that cockroaches are far more hazardous to human health than most people think - and they've grown increasingly resistant to pesticides. America Now shares advice from an expert on the best way to rid your home of roaches!
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    From dead and decaying to a work of art

    From dead and decaying to a work of art

    Sculptor Joe Autry saw potential for art in a dead and decaying tree, so he picked up his pool tools and got to work.
    Sculptor Joe Autry saw potential for art in a dead and decaying tree, so he picked up his power tools and got to work.
  • Secrets to becoming and staying organized

    Secrets to becoming and staying organized

    From finding your keys to filing your photographs, professional organizer, Andrew Mellen, author of "Unstuff Your Life" shares some of his favorite tips.
    From finding your keys to filing your photographs, professional organizer, Andrew Mellen, author of "Unstuff Your Life" shares some of his favorite tips.
  • Pest control around your home

    Controlling pests around your home

    When you're considering pest control to get rid of those pests that bother you most, keep in mind what's around your house may be making the problem worse.
    When you're considering pest control to get rid of those pests that bother you most, keep in mind what's around your house may be making the problem worse.
  • 'Working cats' help rid businesses, homes of rats

    'Working cats' help get rid of rats

    Many people are afraid of rats, but rats are also dangerous because of the diseases they can spread and the property damage they can cause. 
    Many people are afraid of rats, but rats are also dangerous because of the diseases they can spread and the property damage they can cause. America Now found one program that's putting feral cats to work to help rid homes and businesses of the problem!
  • Turn your dead lawn into a lush green carpet of grass

    Turn your dead lawn into a lush green carpet of grass

    Do you want an instant way to add value to your home and leave your neighbors green with envy?
    Do you want an instant way to add value to your home and leave your neighbors green with envy?
  • Propane tanks can cause house explosion

    Propane tanks can cause house explosion

    The powerful blast from inside of the small wooden mill house in Gastonia, N. C. was so loud people heard it more than a mile away.
    The powerful blast from inside of the small wooden mill house in Gastonia, N. C. was so loud people heard it more than a mile away.
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    Tips to foil burglars when you're away from home

    Tips to foil burglars when you're away from home

    One thing police say should be on your checklist that may surprise you - do not close your blinds or curtains unless you normally do that when you're home.
    One thing police say should be on your checklist that may surprise you - do not close your blinds or curtains unless you normally do that when you're home.
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    Deadly mistakes made in house fires

    Deadly mistakes made in house fires

    We've been taught fire safety rules since grade school, but put in a real-life situation would you remember them?
    We've been taught fire safety rules since grade school, but put in a real-life situation would you remember them?
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    Tips to keep your furnace running safely

    Tips to keep your furnace running safely

    FEMA says heating fires are the second leading cause if all home fires. They say you should have your furnace checked regularly to prevent yourself from becoming a victim.
    FEMA says heating fires are the second leading cause if all home fires. They say you should have your furnace checked regularly to prevent yourself from becoming a victim.
  • Power drilling like a pro

    Power drilling like a pro

    A lot of people shy away from using power drills because they simply don't know how the tool works.
    A lot of people shy away from using power drills because they simply don't know how the tool works. Our home improvement expert, Dailyn Matthews, shares some simple tips that will have you drilling like a pro for your next project.
  • Making your yard beautiful with ferns

    Making your yard beautiful with ferns

    They've been around for over 350 million years, they outlived dinosaurs, so we're pretty sure they can survive a less than perfect green thumb.
    They've been around for over 350 million years, they outlived dinosaurs, so we're pretty sure they can survive a less than perfect green thumb.
  • How to stop critters from eating your fruit trees?

    How to stop critters from eating your fruit trees?

    If you have fruit trees around your house you've probably struggled with an invasion of critters and insects. Our organizing expert Zorianna Kit found a solution for the trees in her backyard.
    If you have fruit trees around your house you've probably struggled with an invasion of critters and insects. Our organizing expert Zorianna Kit found a solution for the trees in her backyard.
  • Safety

    What would you do if your grill caught fire?

    What would you do if your grill caught fire?

    Whether you prefer charcoal or propane firefighter say grilling still involves fire and can still be dangerous.
    Whether you prefer charcoal or propane firefighter say grilling still involves fire and can still be dangerous.
  • Safety

    Look out for the 'knock knock' home invasion

    Look out for the 'knock knock' home invasion

    A bold new tactic that some robbers are using to break into homes - knocking on the front door. Here's what you need to know to avoid becoming a victim.
    A bold new tactic that some robbers are using to break into homes - knocking on the front door. Here's what you need to know to avoid becoming a victim.
  • 3 tools for home repairs

    3 tools for home repairs

    Our home improvement expert Dailyn Matthews reveals three of her favorites for home repairs.
    Home Improvement Expert Dailyn Matthews shares three of her favorite items in the tool kit!
  • Safety

    The best home surveillance systems

    Best home surveillance systems

    Recent FBI data shows Americans lose more than $4.5 billion in property each year to burglary. As a result, a growing number of homeowners are installing video surveillance systems.
    Recent FBI data shows Americans lose more than $4.5 billion in property each year to burglary. As a result, a growing number of homeowners are installing video surveillance systems in and around their homes. Leeza Gibbons and the LAPD will show you which ones work best!
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    Tree killing beetle is bad news

    Tree killing beetle is bad news

    A little black bug with white spots packs a powerful punch, enough to take out an entire tree.

    A little black bug with white spots packs a powerful punch, enough to take out an entire tree.

     

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    Tips to save money on your power bill

    Tips to save money on your power bill

    How can you lower that bill without spending money? You'll know where to start by looking at your usage history on your monthly statement.
    How can you lower that bill without spending money? You'll know where to start by looking at your usage history on your monthly statement.
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    Install this at home to save big on energy bills

    'Learning' thermostats help save on heating bills

    Most people have heard of smartphones, but how about smart thermostats? Here's how these new devices work and help you save some money on your energy bills.
    Most people have heard of smart phones, but how about 'smart' thermostats? We'll show you how these new devices work and just how much they can help you save!
  • Safety

    Dangers of mowing the lawn

    Dangers of mowing the lawn

    More than 600 children are injured by lawn mowers and lose fingers, hands, toes, feet – and even legs each year. Here is what you need to know to keep your kids safe...
    More than 600 children are injured by lawn mowers and lose fingers, hands, toes, feet – and even legs each year. Here is what you need to know to keep your kids safe...
  • What's in your crawl space?

    What's really in your crawl space?

    A home crawl space may be too small for you to completely stand up, but they're far too important to ignore.
    A home crawl space may be too small for you to completely stand up, but they're far too important to ignore. Debris and other buildup can spark major problems in your home. Here's what you need to know!
  • Beautiful landscaping on a budget

    Tips for a beautiful landscape

    Lots of people try their hand at "do it yourself" landscaping, but the frustrations - and costs - can add up fast. Here are some tips on what to buy and how to save money when buying for that gorgeous home garden.
    Lots of people try their hand at "do it yourself" landscaping, but the frustrations - and costs - can add up fast. Here are some tips on what to buy and how to save money when buying for that gorgeous home garden.
  • Getting rid of bees and wasps

    Tips for eliminating stinging insects near your home

    Bees and wasps can be harmless to humans, but if you get too close their nests, you could find yourself under attack.
    Bees and wasps can be harmless to humans, but if you get too close their nests, you could find yourself under attack.
  • Protect your home from wildfires

    Wildfires: Create 'defensible spaces' to protect your home

    Creating a strategic 'defensible space' around your home could be the difference between life and death if a fire threatens your property. How do you do it? We've got advice from the experts!
    Creating a strategic 'defensible space' around your home could be the difference between life and death if a fire threatens your property. How do you do it? We've got advice from the experts!
  • How to hang heavy objects

    How to hang heavy objects

    Have you ever tried to hang stuff up on the walls only to walk away angry or worse? Our home improvement expert Dailyn Matthews reveals some easy tips to help get the job done right.
    Have you ever tried to hang stuff up on the walls only to walk away angry or worse — having damaged the walls? It happens to the best of us. Our home improvement expert, Dailyn Matthews, reveals some easy tips to help get the job done right.
  • YourHome

    What type of flowers last the longest?

    What type of flowers last the longest?

    America Now joins James Underwood at the flower market for some tips on getting the most out of your flower-buying dollar.
    America Now joins James Underwood at the flower market for some tips on getting the most out of your flower-buying dollar.
  • Tips

    How to keep your furniture fresh

    How to keep your furniture fresh

    Leeza Gibbons has some eco-friendly, chemical-free, inexpensive ways for you to make your furniture more shiny and to extend its life.
    Leeza Gibbons has some eco-friendly, chemical-free, inexpensive ways for you to make your furniture more shiny and to extend its life.
  • One-minute household "fix-its"

    Tips for your household 'fix it' jobs

    Have you ever noticed how little "fix-it" jobs around the house can snowball into one big headache if left untended? It's the worst!
    Have you ever noticed how little "fix-it" jobs around the house can snowball into one big headache if left untended? It's the worst! Get your checklists ready, because our home improvement expert, Dailyn Matthews, is here with some tips to help hammer things out.
  • How a robotic roach could save your life

    How a robotic roach could save your life

    Scientists have been trying for years to design miniature robots to fit into small spaces that human eyes and hands are unable to reach.
    Scientists have been trying for years to design miniature robots to fit into small spaces that human eyes and hands are unable to reach. America Now has learned that if there is an earthquake or a nuclear meltdown, the first responders sent inside damaged structures might be household pests!
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    Lead alert: What you need to know when remodeling

    Lead alert: What you need to know when remodeling

    No matter what part of the country you live in, if your house or apartment was built before 1978, your family could be at risk.
    No matter what part of the country you live in, if your house or apartment was built before 1978, your family could be at risk.
  • Common holes in homeowner's policies

    Common holes in homeowner's policies

    When's the last time you read through your homeowner's policy? Money Expert Nathan Bachrach says odds are it isn't going to cover everything you think it will.
    When's the last time you read through your homeowner's policy? Money Expert Nathan Bachrach says odds are it isn't going to cover everything you think it will.
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    How to make money when flipping a house

    How to make money when flipping a house

    With home prices rising again, home flippers have returned to the market in force. According to real estate research firm DataQuick, investors are flipping homes at a level not seen since the height of the housing boom.
    With home prices rising again, home flippers have returned to the market in force. According to real estate research firm DataQuick, investors are flipping homes at a level not seen since the height of the housing boom.
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    Which bloom gives you the biggest bang for your buck?

    Which bloom gives you the biggest bang for your buck?

    Love fresh cut flowers? But buying them can be confusing. And that's how a lot of flower sellers like it. The less you know, the more they can charge.
    Love fresh cut flowers? But buying them can be confusing. And that's how a lot of flower sellers like it. The less you know, the more they can charge.
  • Safety

    Could your home appliances spontaneously combust?

    Could your home appliances spontaneously combust?

    The Consumer Product Safety Commission reports that each year more than 150,000 residential fires are started by household appliances, resulting in 150 deaths, and thousands of injuries.
    The Consumer Product Safety Commission reports that each year more than 150,000 residential fires are started by household appliances, resulting in 150 deaths, and thousands of injuries.
  • Tubular skylights great for homes lacking natural light

    Tubular skylights great for homes lacking natural light

    There's not a single lamp or light fixture that can provide the same 'bright-and-cheery' feeling of natural daylight. Even with big windows, it's hard to get sunshine into the darker, center interior of many homes.
    There's not a single lamp or light fixture that can provide the same 'bright-and-cheery' feeling of natural daylight. Even with big windows, it's hard to get sunshine into the darker, center interior of many homes.
  • Adding color to your garden

    Adding color to your garden

    Are you looking to add some color to your garden but don't know where to start? No problem!
    Are you looking to add some color to your garden but don't know where to start? No problem! Our landscaping expert, Brent Green has a bright, hardy flower that might grow on you.
  • Arranging your pantry for optimal use

    Arranging your pantry for optimal use

    How long does it take you to find things in your pantry? Do you have to search behind one item to find another? If so, we're going to show you how to organize the perfect pantry.
    How long does it take you to find things in your pantry? Do you have to search behind one item to find another? If so, we're going to show you how to organize the perfect pantry.
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    Removing mold from your home could improve its value and the air

    Removing mold from your home could improve its value and the air

    Maintaining the outside of your home is just as important as keeping it clean inside. Ignoring a mold and mildew problem will not only affect a homeowner's property value, but it can make some people really sick.
    Maintaining the outside of your home is just as important as keeping it clean inside. Ignoring a mold and mildew problem will not only affect a homeowner's property value, but it can make some people really sick.
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    Protecting your home during fire season

    Protecting your home during fire season

    Nationwide, one out of three homes sits near fire-prone areas and wildfires account for half of a billion dollars in losses and damage each year.
    Nationwide, one out of three homes sits near fire-prone areas and wildfires account for half of a billion dollars in losses and damage each year.
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    Container homes cause neighborhood controversy

    Container homes cause neighborhood controversy

    One woman has turned an old shipping container into an addition to her home.
    One woman has turned an old shipping container into an addition to her home.
  • Making your own garden scoop

    Making your own garden scoop

    Don't throw out empty water jugs - you can turn them into free garden tools!
    Don't throw out empty water jugs - you can turn them into free garden tools!
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    Learn the correct way to use a portable generator

    Learn the correct way to use a portable generator

    A portable generator can really help save the day if bad weather knocks the power out at your house. Here's what you need to know before installing and using one.
    Whether you're digging out from the blizzard or fortifying against floods, a portable generator can help save the day if bad weather knocks the power out at your house. Here's what you need to know before installing and using one.
  • Health

    Recluse spider bites can cause severe injuries, death

    Recluse spider bites can cause severe injuries, death

    Imagine if you bought a new house and once you moved in, you noticed spiders crawling around everywhere.
    Imagine if you bought a new house and once you moved in, you noticed spiders crawling around everywhere. Brown recluses, to be exact. America Now talked to one family that did just that, and found out how they're getting rid of them!
  • Creating a decorative patio planter

    Creating a decorative patio planter

    We've got a great tip for people who want to green up their yards but don't have a green thumb.
    We've got a great tip for people who want to green up their yards but don't have a green thumb.
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    Bed bugs booming because of travel

    Bed bugs booming because of travel

    Some creepy crawlers are taking over. Experts say the bed bug population is booming due to increased traveling.
    Some creepy crawlers are taking over. Experts say the bed bug population is booming due to increased traveling.
  • How to hang blinds

    How to hang blinds

    Hanging blinds at home is supposed to be easy, but it can be a real headache. Our home improvement expert shares the simple things you need to know before trying to dress those windows.
    Hanging blinds at home is supposed to be easy, but it can be a real headache if you don't know what you're doing. Our home improvement expert, Dailyn Matthews, shares the simple things you need to know before trying to dress those windows.
  • Maintenance tips for gardeners

    Taking care of your garden

    Here are some professional tips to help save your plants and your money at the same time.
    Gazing out at a beautiful landscape can really bring you peace, but protecting that scenic shrubbery from weather and pests can be an all-out war. Here are some professional tips to help save your plants and your money at the same time.
  • Tips to make your outdoor tools last longer

    Tips to make your outdoor tools last longer

    Here are some amazingly simple tips on how to keep your yard tools working longer and looking like new.
    Here are some amazingly simple tips on how to keep your yard tools working longer and looking like new.
  • Safety

    What your home says to criminals

    What your home says to criminals

    From overgrown shrubs and trees in front of your house to common tools left on your front porch, we share some of the secrets burglars don't want you to know.
    From overgrown shrubs and trees in front of your house to common tools left on your front porch, we share some of the secrets burglars don't want you to know.
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    Backyard decks can collapse causing injury or death

    Backyard decks can collapse causing injury or death

    Summer is a great time to enjoy the outdoor patio with your family and friends, but home inspection experts say that only 40 percent of all decks are actually built to safety standards.
    Summer is a great time to enjoy the outdoor patio with your family and friends, but home inspection experts say that only 40 percent of all decks are actually built to safety standards. America Now shows how to tell if yours might be next to fall!
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    Quick tips for cutting your energy costs

    Quick tips for cutting your energy costs

    Here are some really simple tips about how to cut your energy costs.
    Here are some really simple tips about how to cut your energy costs.
  • Recycle your old dish rack

    Recycle your old dish rack

    If you've got an old dish rack sitting around, don't throw it away! Here's a great tip to re-use it and help you get more organized.
    If you've got an old dish rack sitting around, don't throw it away! Here's a great tip to re-use it and help you get more organized.
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    What would you do if you had five minutes to evacuate your home?

    What would you do if you had five minutes to evacuate your home?

    You're sitting at your dinner table enjoying a meal when a knock at the door startles you. A law enforcement official frantically says you have five minutes to get out of your home. What do you do?
    You're sitting at your dinner table enjoying a meal when a knock at the door startles you. A law enforcement official frantically says you have five minutes to get out of your home. What do you do?
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    Avoid unexpected moving fees by doing homework in advance

    Avoid unexpected moving fees by doing homework in advance

    Moving can be one of the most stressful events in your life. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, more than 37 million Americans do it each year.
    Moving can be one of the most stressful events in your life. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, more than 37 million Americans do it each year.
  • Get rid of aphids with ladybugs

    Get rid of aphids with ladybugs

    Aphids can be a gardener's worst nightmare. That's because these sap-sucking insects can quickly turn a perfectly healthy plant into a shriveled shell of its former self.
    Aphids can be a gardener's worst nightmare. That's because these sap-sucking insects can quickly turn a perfectly healthy plant into a shriveled shell of its former self.
  • How to replace an air filter

    How to replace an air filter

    Did you know a dirty air filter increases an air conditioner's energy use and can end up costing you money? It's true. 
    Did you know a dirty air filter increases an air conditioner's energy use and can end up costing you money? It's true. Our home improvement expert, Dailyn Matthews, explains how important that filter is, and how it helps cool off the costs.
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    What kind of fire extinguisher should you have in your home?

    What kind of fire extinguisher should you have in your home?

    Many homeowners realize the importance of having a fire extinguisher in their home, condo or apartment, but if there was a fire, would know how to use the device? The moment you see flames, you should
    Knowing how to use a fire extinguisher at home involves more than simply pulling out a pin and aiming it at a fire.
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    Checklist for hiring a contractor to fix your foundation

    Checklist for hiring a contractor to fix your foundation

    Hairline cracks in your foundation or drywall could be an indication of a bigger problem with your home, and this is probably a homeowner's worst nightmare.
    Hairline cracks in your foundation or drywall could be an indication of a bigger problem with your home, and this is probably a homeowner's worst nightmare. We've got tips on how to hire the right contractor to keep your dream home intact!
  • How to remove a stuck light bulb

    How to remove a stuck light bulb

    Now a lot of people have had this problem. A light bulb stuck in the socket or broken off at the base. Here are some hints on how to get it un-stuck.
    Now a lot of people have had this problem. A light bulb stuck in the socket or broken off at the base. Here are some hints on how to get it un-stuck.
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    How to keep flowers longer

    How to keep flowers longer

    If you get a bouquet of flowers, you probably want to keep them around as long as possible. Online we found several common household items that may just do the job but which one really works?
    If you get a bouquet of flowers, you probably want to keep them around as long as possible. Online we found several common household items that may just do the job but which one really works?
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    Wood destroying beetles infesting homes around the country

    Wood destroying beetles infesting homes around the country

    There is a nasty pest that could literally eat you out of house and home. It's a wood destroying beetle that stows away in places you'd never imagine. America Now gives you the telltale signs you need know.
    There is a nasty pest that could literally eat you out of house and home. It's a wood destroying beetle that stows away in places you'd never imagine. America Now gives you the telltale signs you need know.
  • Add color to your garden with petunias

    Add color to your garden with petunias

    Landscape designer Brent Green says petunias thrive in heat and can turn a brown hotspot into a kaleidoscope of color.
    Landscape designer Brent Green says petunias thrive in heat and can turn a brown hotspot into a kaleidoscope of color.
  • Essential tools for every toolbox

    Essential tools for every toolbox

    Home Improvement expert Dailyn Matthews reveals three of the tools she can't live without… and why you shouldn't either.
    Home Improvement expert Dailyn Matthews reveals three of the tools she can't live without… and why you shouldn't either.
  • Breath mint tins great for organization

    Breath mint tins great for organization

    We're always being told to "think big." Well, some of the best ideas are small ones. Our organizing expert shows us how repurposing even the tiniest item can be very useful.
    We're always being told to "think big." Well, some of the best ideas are small ones. Our organizing expert shows us how repurposing even the tiniest item can be very useful.
  • Properly maintaining roses

    Properly maintaining roses

    Roses are prone to diseases. But did you know you could find disease resistant varieties that are easier to grow and just as beautiful? Our landscaping expert Brent Green has the details.
    Roses are prone to diseases. But did you know you could find disease resistant varieties that are easier to grow and just as beautiful? Our landscaping expert Brent Green has the details.
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    What to do if a hoarder is living in your neighborhood

    What to do if a hoarder is living in your neighborhood

    Compulsive hoarding is the excessive collection of items along with the inability to get rid of them. According to the center for compulsive hoarding, 3 million Americans struggle with this issue.
    Compulsive hoarding is the excessive collection of items along with the inability to get rid of them. According to the center for compulsive hoarding, 3 million Americans struggle with this issue.
  • How to fix a running toilet

    How to fix a running toilet

    Don't you just hate it when a broken toilet won't stop running? It can really drive you crazy! Well, don't pay a plumber to come out and fix it -- here's how you can do it yourself.
    Don't you just hate it when a broken toilet won't stop running? It can really drive you crazy! Well, don't pay a plumber to come out and fix it. Our home improvement expert, Dailyn Matthews, explains how to do the job yourself.
  • Safety

    Bill Rancic & SMFD share grease fire safety tips

    Bill Rancic & SMFD share grease fire safety tips

    Did you know your kitchen could be the deadliest room in the house?  It's because of kitchen fires—they cause hundreds of deaths and nearly a billion dollars in property damage every year.
    Did you know your kitchen could be the deadliest room in the house?  It's because of kitchen fires—they cause hundreds of deaths and nearly a billion dollars in property damage every year.
  • Do you think to clean your dishwasher?

    Do you think to clean your dishwasher?

    Many of us never think about cleaning the inside of our dishwashers. Home dishwashers sanitize our dishes with average water temperatures a scalding 158 degrees. So why doesn't that sanitize itself?
    Many of us never think about cleaning the inside of our dishwashers. Home dishwashers sanitize our dishes with average water temperatures a scalding 158 degrees. So why doesn't that sanitize itself?
  • More tools you can't live without

    More tools you can't live without

    Our home improvement expert Dailyn Mathews opens up her toolbox to show you some of the tools she can't live without.
    Our home improvement expert Dailyn Mathews opens up her toolbox to show you some of the tools she can't live without.
  • Get rid of mosquitos by planting a flower?

    Get rid of mosquitos by planting a flower?

    It's time to put some flower power in your garden! Geraniums are hearty annuals that do more than just look pretty.
    It's time to put some flower power in your garden! Geraniums are hearty annuals that do more than just look pretty.
  • Don't be fooled by fake Victorian bamboo

    Don't be fooled by fake Victorian bamboo

    Did you know antique Victorian bamboo furniture is a hot collectors item? And certain pieces can be worth a fortune! But beware of modern day "knock offs".
    Did you know antique Victorian bamboo furniture is a hot collectors item? And certain pieces can be worth a fortune! But beware of modern day "knock offs".
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    Advice from a successful "house flipper"

    Advice from a successful "house flipper"

    The practice of "flipping houses" can be really risky - if done the wrong way. America Now spoke to an expert to bring you some professional tips on the best ways to flip.
    The practice of "flipping houses" can be really risky - if done the wrong way. America Now spoke to an expert to bring you some professional tips on the best ways to flip.
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    Invasion of the 'crazy' ants: What to do

    Invasion of the 'crazy' ants: What to do

    Invasion of the crazy ants! It sounds like a wacky "B" horror movie, but it's all too real. Millions of what's called the tawny crazy ant have made their way from South America into the United States.
    Invasion of the crazy ants! It sounds like a wacky "B" horror movie, but it's all too real. Millions of what's called the tawny crazy ant have made their way from South America into the United States.
  • Organizing your cluttered closet

    Organizing your cluttered closet

    These organizing tips will change the way you think about your closet!
    These organizing tips will change the way you think about your closet!
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  • Adjusting your thermostat might improve your thinking

    Adjusting your thermostat might improve your thinking

    You think best when the air temperature is at a level that makes you feel the most comfortable, new research suggests.
    You think best when the air temperature is at a level that makes you feel the most comfortable, new research suggests.
  • Spring cleaning safety tips

    Spring cleaning safety tips

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    While doing their spring cleaning, families will use a wide range of products that can cause accidental poisonings, an expert says.
    While doing their spring cleaning, families will use a wide range of products that can cause accidental poisonings, an expert says.
  • Does housework count as exercise?

    Does housework count as exercise?

    Most household chores can count toward your physical activity quota, but to really stay fit, you need to make sure you're getting your heart rate up.
    Most household chores can count toward your physical activity quota, but to really stay fit, you need to make sure you're getting your heart rate up.
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  • Exclusive: Photos from Inside Anthony Sowell's Home

    Inside Look: Exclusives Photos Paint Disturbing Scene Inside Home of Anthony Sowell

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    GRAPHIC PICTURES: CLEVELAND, OH (WOIO) - It was one of the most gruesome sights in Cleveland crime history.
  • Six deadly foods for dogs

    Six deadly foods for dogs

    Every pet owner knows a dog can get into just about anything around the house. One woman found that out the hard way when her dog ate a bunch of grapes! Turns out, that's one of the most dangerous foods
    Every pet owner knows a dog can get into just about anything around the house. But these common snacks could be fatal for Fido.
  • Physicians warn against giving melatonin to children

    Physicians warn against giving melatonin to children

    Parents desperate to get their troubled sleepers to bed are turning to synthetic melatonin, which is a supplement sold over the counter. But expert warn it could have adverse effects on child development.
    Many adults turn to sleep aids like melatonin, but now more parents are giving them to their kids, too. We talked to physicians to see what they had to say about how it could affect your child's development.
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