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  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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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    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.
  • 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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    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.
  • 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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    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!
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    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.
  • 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.
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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.
  • 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

    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.
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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.
  • 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.
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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.
  • 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.
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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.
  • 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.
  • 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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    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.
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    Easy tips to deter burglars from breaking into your home

    Easy tips to deter burglars from breaking into your home

    Whether you are going on vacation for a week, or just down the street for groceries, potential burglars could be watching your home. But are there things you can do to deter these criminals?
    Whether you are going on vacation for a week, or just down the street for groceries, potential burglars could be watching your home. But are there things you can do to deter these criminals? Here are nine easy tips to keep your home secure.
  • 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.
  • More useful tools for your toolbox

    More useful tools for your toolbox

    Great tools can make any fix-it job go more smoothly, and our home improvement expert Dailyn Matthews shares some of the most useful tools with you.
    Great tools can make any fix-it job go more smoothly, and our home improvement expert Dailyn Matthews shares some of the most useful tools with you.
  • 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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    Foreclosed or abandoned houses threaten neighborhoods

    Foreclosed or abandoned houses threaten neighborhoods

    Many neighborhoods across the country have a foreclosed or abandoned house nearby. Not only are they an eyesore, but they can also have a more serious effect on neighbors.
    Many neighborhoods across the country have a foreclosed or abandoned house nearby. Not only are they an eyesore, but Attorney Scott Fisher tells America Now they can also have a more serious effect on the surrounding community.
  • Adding color to your garden with snapdragons

    Add color to your garden with snapdragons

    Many people are looking to add a splash of color to their garden, but don't know where to start. Our landscaping expert Brent Green says there's one plant that'll do the trick.
    Many people are looking to add a splash of color to their garden, but don't know where to start. Our landscaping expert Brent Green says there's one plant that'll do the trick.
  • YourHome

    How to spot loose tree limbs on neglected trees

    How to spot loose tree limbs on neglected trees

    Falling branches and uprooted, overturned trees can be a real homeowner headache. In fact, trees cause tens of millions of dollars in damage each year.
    Falling branches and uprooted, overturned trees can be a real homeowner headache. In fact, trees cause tens of millions of dollars in damage each year and as cities tighten their budgets, funds for regular maintenance of city-owned trees along residential streets are being slashed.
  • Saving money on lawn care

    Saving money on lawn care

    Want to have a yard the neighbors will be jealous of but don't want to spend an arm and a leg?
    Want to have a yard the neighbors will be jealous of but don't want to spend an arm and a leg?
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    Home maintenance can prevent costly repairs

    Home maintenance can prevent costly repairs

    Many people are skipping basic home maintenance, cleaning, and repair. But spending a little now can save you thousands down the road.
    Many people are skipping basic home maintenance, cleaning, and repair. But spending a little now can save you thousands down the road.
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    Transforming kitchen scraps into rich, organic fertilizer

    Transforming kitchen scraps into rich, organic fertilizer

    Americans generate more than 36 million tons of food waste annually. However, only four percent of that waste is composted. The rest winds up in your local landfill or incinerator.
    Americans generate more than 36 million tons of food waste annually. However, only four percent of that waste is composted. The rest winds up in your local landfill or incinerator.
  • What you should do during an electrical storm

    What you should do during an electrical storm

    Lightning can be awe-inspiring, but if it hits your house, look out! Check out one family's supercharged story, and find out what everyone needs to know about riding out a thunderstorm at home.
    Did you know lightning can travel through the electrical and plumbing systems in your home? Find out how to stay safe when severe storms hit!
  • Trash to Treasure: Campaign chests

    Trash to Treasure: Campaign chests

    What may look like an ordinary old trunk could be a valuable collectible. But here's one you really need to know about...
    What may look like an ordinary old trunk could be a valuable collectible. But here's one treasure chest you really need to know about: The British "Campaign Chest."
  • Tech

    Are high-tech appliances worth the extra expense?

    Are high-tech appliances worth the extra expense?

    The gadgets in our homes are more sophisticated than ever before and, at times, it seems like they break down more often than the older models of yesteryear.
    The gadgets in our homes are more sophisticated than ever before and, at times, it seems like they break down more often than the older models of yesteryear.
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    Getting rid of bugs with common household items

    Getting rid of bugs with common household items

    Want to get rid of bugs in your home and not spend a fortune? Open up your cabinets!
    Want to get rid of bugs in your home and not spend a fortune? Open up your cabinets!
  • Need plants for a shaded area? Try Ivy

    Need plants for a shaded area? Try Ivy

    If you've got a frustrating shady patch in your yard where nothing will take root, we've got a solution - a plant that actually loves the shade and is really easy to grow!
    If you've got a frustrating shady patch in your yard where nothing will take root, we've got a solution - a plant that actually loves the shade and is really easy to grow!
  • How to replace your outdoor water spigot

    How to replace your outdoor water spigot

    Calling a pro to fix your outdoor water spigot can cost more than one hundred dollars! But our home improvement expert Dailyn Matthews says this is one project you can do yourself.
    Calling a pro to fix your outdoor water spigot can cost more than one hundred dollars! But our home improvement expert Dailyn Matthews says this is one project you can do yourself.
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    How to prevent your deck from collapsing

    How to prevent your deck from collapsing

    Millions of decks across the U.S. are aging and were built prior to important safety codes. Here are some tips from contractors to help keep your deck safe.
    Millions of decks across the U.S. are aging and were built prior to important safety codes. Here are some tips from contractors to help keep your deck safe.
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    Dealing with noisy neighbors

    Dealing with noisy neighbors

    There is a growing problem of neighbors attacking each other—verbally and physically—over disputes about noise. Some fights have even escalated to murder.
    There is a growing problem of neighbors attacking each other—verbally and physically—over disputes about noise. Some fights have even escalated to murder.
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    What you can do to save sick plants

    What you can do to save sick plants

    You've spent the money, planted and pruned. But a few months later, your plants look sick and diseased. So how do you keep those plants alive?
    You've spent the money, planted and pruned. But a few months later, your plants look sick and diseased. So how do you keep those plants alive?
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    Tree Troubles: Constructive ways to end a dispute with a neighbor

    Constructive ways to end a dispute with a neighbor

    Issues between neighbors over trees are leading to heated arguments - even violence - in some parts of the country. We learn how to settle tree troubles without risking life, or limb.
    Issues between neighbors over trees are leading to heated arguments - even violence - in some parts of the country. We learn how to settle tree troubles without risking life, or limb.
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    Some "Do it Yourself" projects to avoid

    Some "Do it Yourself" projects to avoid

    "DIY" home improvement is a great way to save money, but if you get in over your head, it could cost you big time. Learn when it's a good idea to pick up the hammer yourself, and when it's best to call the pros.
    "Do it Yourself" home improvement is a great way to save money, but if you get in over your head, it could cost you big time. Learn when it's a good idea to pick up the hammer yourself, and when it's best to call the pros.
  • What to do if your stove catches fire

    What to do if your stove catches fire

    Cooking fires break out all the time, and they can be deadly. Check out these life-saving tips you need to know if your pan ever catches fire.
    Cooking fires break out all the time, and they can be deadly. Check out these life-saving tips you need to know if your pan ever catches fire.
  • St. Augustine grass drought tolerant, prevents weeds

    St. Augustine grass drought tolerant, prevents weeds

    Now here's a landscaping tip that'll save you time, money, and prevent weeds.
    Now here's a landscaping tip that'll save you time, money, and prevent weeds.
  • Are pests and critters targeting your home?

    Are pests and critters targeting your home?

    Squirrels, bees and snakes: Typically they are no real bother, until they decide they'd rather live in your house instead of around and outside of it.
    Squirrels, bees and snakes: Typically they are no real bother, until they decide they'd rather live in your house instead of around and outside of it.
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    Roaches growing resistant to sweet baits

    Roaches growing resistant to sweet baits

    New research has revealed that one type of cockroach has adapted to avoid poisons that contain glucose -- a type of sugar that's supposed to attract them.
    New research has revealed that one type of cockroach has adapted to avoid poisons that contain glucose -- a type of sugar that's supposed to attract them. 
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    Tips for allergy proofing your home

    Tips for allergy proofing your home

    You can take allergy medicine for relief, but there may also be ways to allergy proof your home.
    You can take allergy medicine for relief, but there may also be ways to allergy proof your home.
  • Remodeling: DIY vs Professionals

    Remodeling: DIY vs Professionals

    You've seen plenty of cable shows that make it look easy to remodel your kitchen or bathroom, but Money Expert Nathan Bachrach warns it isn't quite that easy.
    You've seen plenty of cable shows that make it look easy to remodel your kitchen or bathroom, but Money Expert Nathan Bachrach warns it isn't quite that easy.
  • How to fix a sliding door

    How to fix a sliding door

    Do you have a sliding door that sticks? Here are some quick tips to get that door back on track.
    Do you have a sliding door that sticks? Here are some quick tips to get that door back on track.
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    Mold dangers not always visible to the eye

    Mold dangers not always visible to the eye

    Sometimes, it's obvious to see that an area of your home is infected with mold. But many times, mold can be invisible to the naked eye.
    Sometimes, it's obvious to see that an area of your home is infected with mold. But many times, mold can be invisible to the naked eye.
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    Professional shares tips for organizing your kitchen

    Professional shares tips for organizing your kitchen

    Cutting clutter around the house is easier said than done, especially in the kitchen. So we got some tips from an expert on how to restore some order.
    Cutting clutter around the house is easier said than done, especially in the kitchen. So we got some tips from an expert on how to restore some order.
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    Tips for protecting your home from bed bugs

    Tips for protecting your home from bed bugs

    From the seats in a taxi cab or movie theatre to hospital beds, blood-sucking bed bugs are showing up everywhere. And the worst part is they all want to go home with you!
    From the seats in a taxi cab or movie theatre to hospital beds, blood-sucking bed bugs are showing up everywhere. And the worst part is they all want to go home with you!
  • How to repair wood veneer

    How to repair wood veneer

    Do you have any furniture with chipped veneer? It can be a real eye sore. Antique Expert Francesca de la Flor has some simple and affordable tips to help turn that trashed veneer into a valuable treasure.
    Do you have any furniture with chipped veneer? It can be a real eye sore. Antique Expert Francesca de la Flor has some simple and affordable tips to help turn that trashed veneer into a valuable treasure.
  • How to spot an antique cabinet

    How to spot an antique cabinet

    Eighteenth-century antiques are all over the United States. But how do you spot one? Francesca de la Flor shares some clues.
    Eighteenth-century antiques are all over the United States. But how do you spot one? Francesca de la Flor shares some clues.
  • Why fences don't always make good neighbors

    Why fences don't always make good neighbors

    It's been said that "fences make good neighbors," but what happens when your neighbor tears down your fence? These clashes happen more often than you think, and they can come to nasty conclusions.
    It's been said that "fences make good neighbors," but what happens when your neighbor tears down your fence? These clashes happen more often than you think, and they can come to nasty conclusions.
  • 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.
  • Make your house beautiful on a budget

    Make your house beautiful on a budget

    You don't have to break the bank to give your house or yard a makeover. Check out these thrifty tips!
    You don't have to break the bank to give your house or yard a makeover. Check out these thrifty tips!
  • Trash to Treasure: Flame mahogany

    Trash to Treasure: Flame mahogany

    Antique furniture is one of the best investments you can make, because it's built to last and has stood the test of time.
    Antique furniture is one of the best investments you can make, because it's built to last and has stood the test of time.
  • Planting gerber daisies in the spring

    Planting gerber daisies in the spring

    Wednesday, May 21 2014 5:00 AM EDT2014-05-21 09:00:16 GMT
    Many people love gerber daisies in their garden because they are so perfect that they hardly look real. They bloom in nearly every color and produce fantastically large flowers.
    Many people love gerber daisies in their garden because they are so perfect that they hardly look real. They bloom in nearly every color and produce fantastically large flowers.
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    Dangerous 'Do-it-yourself' traps to know

    Dangerous 'Do-it-yourself' traps to know

    Some home improvement specialists are advising people to be careful of spending too much money on a home.
    Some home improvement specialists are advising people to be careful of spending too much money on a home.
  • Bed bugs nestling in unexpected places

    Bed bugs nestling in unexpected places

    From moving trucks to medical equipment to a funeral home, bed bugs are turning up in unexpected places -- and getting rid of them can be both difficult and costly.
    From moving trucks to medical equipment to a funeral home, bed bugs are turning up in unexpected places -- and getting rid of them can be both difficult and costly.
  • Man lives in homemade UFO

    Man lives in homemade UFO

    In 1994, South Carolina native Jody Pendarvis built a spaceship in his yard with materials from his grandfather's old grocery store. He did it to make the aliens feel welcome.
    In 1994, South Carolina native Jody Pendarvis built a spaceship in his yard with materials from his grandfather's old grocery store. He did it to make the aliens feel welcome.
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    Cause of fire at 'Hawaii Five-0' stars home explained

    Cause of fire at 'Hawaii Five-0' stars home explained

    The Honolulu Fire Department says the official cause of the fire at Hawaii Five-O star Alex O'Loughlin's house as spontaneous combustion.
    The Honolulu Fire Department released the official cause of the fire at Hawaii Five-O star Alex O'Loughlin's house as spontaneous combustion.
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    The importance of having a carbon monoxide detector in your home

    The importance of having a carbon monoxide detector in your home

    Carbon monoxide is often referred to as the silent killer. Do you know how to protect your family from this deadly gas?
    Carbon monoxide is often referred to as the silent killer. Do you know how to protect your family from this deadly gas?
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    What would you do if you were the victim of a home invasion

    What would you do if you were the victim of a home invasion

    If someone broke into your home while you were there what would you do? How would you protect yourself and your family?
    If someone broke into your home while you were there what would you do? How would you protect yourself and your family?
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    What to do if you're threatened by neighbors

    What to do if you're threatened by neighbors

    No matter where you live, you may never know who you're really living next to until a neighbor reveals their dark side. Headlines across the country show just how violent these confrontations can be.
    No matter where you live, you may never know who you're really living next to until a neighbor reveals their dark side. Attorney Scott Fisher says harassment is an all-too-common problem, but there are steps you can take to keep you and your family safe.
  • Safety

    Firefighters learning to put fires out quicker and safer

    Firefighters learning to put fires out quicker and safer

    Firefighters from around the nation are learning the science of battling a blaze. They are studying techniques and tactics, learning how a fire moves through a single family home, to help save you.
    Firefighters from around the nation are learning the science of battling a blaze. They are studying techniques and tactics, learning how a fire moves through a single family home, to help save you.
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    Cleaning products: Brand vs. generic

    Cleaning products: Brand vs. generic

    Getting your house spotless isn't easy, and when you spend hours scrubbing, sweeping and wiping, you want to know the products you use work.
    Getting your house spotless isn't easy, and when you spend hours scrubbing, sweeping and wiping, you want to know the products you use work.
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    Flea infestations worse than ever

    Flea infestations are worse than ever

    Most pet owners know all too well about fleas, but warmer weather has led to an increase in infestations.
    Most pet owners know all too well about fleas, but warmer weather has led to an increase in infestations.
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    How to spot termites in your home

    How to spot termites in your home

    If you think your home is safe from termites because it is brick, think again.
    If you think your home is safe from termites because it is brick, think again.
  • Safety

    Home lightning safety

    Home lightning safety

    It's important to realize when it comes to protecting your home against lightning, nothing is full proof, but you can better equip yourself.
    It's important to realize when it comes to protecting your home against lightning, nothing is full proof, but you can better equip yourself.
  • Family

    Military consumer fraud

    Military consumer fraud

    Financial counselor Carey Snipes says he is seeing more and more military families are becoming victims of consumer fraud.
    Financial counselor Carey Snipes says he is seeing more and more military families are becoming victims of consumer fraud.
  • How to make your own lamp

    How to make your own lamp

    If you've been wondering what to do with a family heirloom you've inherited, why not turn it into a lamp and light up a room with style?
    If you've been wondering what to do with a family heirloom you've inherited, why not turn it into a lamp and light up a room with style?
  • Adding color to your garden: Pansies

    Adding color to your garden: Pansies

    Pansies are a garden favorite with landscape designer Brent Green. That's because the bloom from spring until the first frost of winter and come in several varieties like the viola.
    Pansies are a garden favorite with landscape designer Brent Green. That's because the bloom from spring until the first frost of winter and come in several varieties like the viola.
  • Imperfections increase antique value

    Imperfections increase antique value

    Painting furniture with finishes and glazes is a way to create a faux antique look, like the popular decor known as "shabby chic." But beware: Doing this could turn a valuable treasure into worthless trash!
    Painting furniture with finishes and glazes is a way to create a faux antique look, like the popular decor known as "shabby chic." But beware: Doing this could turn a valuable treasure into worthless trash!
  • Your house could be up for rent...and you may not know it

    Beware of Craigslist renter scams

    Imagine being at home and random people suddenly start coming and peering through your windows, even knocking on your door. That is exactly what happened to one woman in Ohio.
    Imagine being at home and random people suddenly start coming and peering through your windows, even knocking on your door. That is exactly what happened to one woman in Ohio after she house became part of a Craigslist scam.
  • Using straws to improve your floral arrangement

    Using straws to improve your floral arrangement

    If your a flower lover but don't always have the perfect vase to fit your favorite flowers there is a solution.
    If your a flower lover but don't always have the perfect vase to fit your favorite flowers there is a solution.
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    No more incandescent light bulbs, now what?

    No more incandescent light bulbs, now what?

    Incandescent light bulbs are no longer being manufactured so what do you buy now?
    Incandescent light bulbs are no longer being manufactured so what do you buy now?
  • YourHome

    Protecting your home from tons of termites

    Protecting your home from tons of termites

    Do you know what you should expect from a termite company during an inspection and during the course of treatment?
    Do you know what you should expect from a termite company during an inspection and during the course of treatment?
  • YourHome

    Is your neighbor's dog a nuisance?

    Is your neighbor's dog a nuisance?

    If your neighbor's dog barks non-stop, then you know all too well what a nuisance persistent barking can be. So what can you do about it?
    If your neighbor's dog barks non-stop, then you know all too well what a nuisance persistent barking can be. So what can you do about it?
  • YourHome

    Hard-to-find home address numbers could cost you your life

    Hard-to-find home address numbers could cost you your life

    Having your house number clearly displayed on the exterior of your home or mailbox is critical during an emergency.
    As you're decking the halls and hanging the garlands, remember that having your house number clearly displayed on the exterior of your home or mailbox is critical during an emergency! We found out just how critical it can be...
  • What you need to know before planting ivy

    What you need to know before planting ivy

    Landscaping is one way to add value to your home, but sometimes choosing the wrong plants can actually do more harm than good.
    Landscaping is one way to add value to your home, but sometimes choosing the wrong plants can actually do more harm than good.
  • YourHome

    Common rookie home buyer mistakes

    Common rookie home buyer mistakes

    Buying your first home is exciting. It's also very expensive.
    Buying your first home is exciting. It's also very expensive.
  • 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.
  • YourHome

    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
  • YourHome

    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.
  • YourHome

    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!
  • YourHome

    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.
  • YourHome

    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.
  • YourHome

    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.
  • YourHome

    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.
  • YourHome

    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.
  • YourHome

    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.
  • YourHome

    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.
  • YourHome

    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.
  • YourHome

    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."
  • YourHome

    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.
  • YourHome

    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.
  • YourHome

    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.
  • YourHome

    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!
  • YourHome

    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.
  • YourHome

    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.
  • YourHome

    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?
  • YourHome

    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.
  • 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!
  • YourHome

    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.
  • 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!
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • YourHome

    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.
  • YourHome

    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!
  • 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.
  • YourHome

    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.
  • YourHome

    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?
  • YourHome

    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.
  • YourHome

    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.
  • 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.
  • YourHome

    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

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    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.
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    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.
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    Properly maintaining roses

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    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

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    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.
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    Bill Rancic & SMFD share grease fire safety tips

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    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.
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    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?
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    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.
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    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.
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    Don't be fooled by fake Victorian bamboo

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    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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    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.
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    If you are in the market for a new home, technology can help make your search a little easier.
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    8 green solutions to garden bug problems

    Munch! Munch! That should be the sound of you happily chowing down on organic veggies picked fresh from your home garden.  But all too often, any munching that's going on is being done by pesky insects that have gotten to your crop before you.
    Munch! Munch! That should be the sound of you happily chowing down on organic veggies picked fresh from your home garden.  But all too often, any munching that's going on is being done by pesky insects that have gotten to your crop before you.
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    The best A/C temperature: Stay cool and save energy

    How can you find that happy medium: an A/C temperature that will keep your home comfortably cool without turning you into an energy hog?
    How can you find that happy medium: an A/C temperature that will keep your home comfortably cool without turning you into an energy hog?
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    Fugitive Friday helps track down Central Virginia's Most Wanted.
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    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.
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    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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