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Secrets for stress-free homemade family dinners

(StatePoint) Preparing an involved family dinner may not sound like the most appealing idea at the end of a long day. But homemade food is usually healthier, more economical, and certainly more delicious than ordering takeout dinners.

DIYers: How to extend the life of your tools

(StatePoint) Birds are chirping, flowers are blooming and do-it-yourselfers are kicking their home improvement projects into high gear. At the heart of any handy job in or around the house is a high-quality set of tools.

Three tips to help couples plan their financial future

(StatePoint) Experts say that with good communication and solid planning, couples can put themselves in the right position to build a solid financial future together.

Great tips to turn kids into regular readers

(StatePoint) With all the gizmos, gadgets and electronic media available these days, it can be tough for parents to get kids to sit down with good old-fashioned books.

When should you call the pediatrician?

(StatePoint) For parents of newborns, those first months can be exciting, challenging and even a little frightening.

Smart tips for your tax refund

(StatePoint) Like any sudden in-flow of cash, your tax refund presents an opportunity to spend your money wisely or foolishly.

Don't overlook these seasonal kitchen tasks

(StatePoint) While regular kitchen chores like doing the dishes and taking out the trash are almost impossible to ignore, it can be easy to forget certain maintenance tasks that keep your ship smoothly sailing.

Dental health matters for pets too

(StatePoint) There's a good reason that one of the first things we teach children is proper tooth brushing technique. Dental health is crucial for overall health.

This Valentine's Day - can improving your finances improve your romance?

(StatePoint) Talking about money can be difficult.

Smart lighting ideas when remodeling or building a home

(StatePoint) If you're building or remodeling your home, as more Americans are doing these days, consider a fresh approach to your lighting both inside and out.