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The Galveston County Daily News: Lawn & Garden

January 20, 2017

Lawn & Garden

Pet Central

pets

Having a pet is a lot of responsibility, and we’ll help by giving you lots of tips and tricks! More >>

Fitness

Fitness

Our fitness articles will help teach you how to work out with gym- and home-based exercises. More >>

Crosswords

Crosswords

Enjoy the crosswords challenge in our free daily puzzles, from the harder Sunday crossword to the quicker daily. More >>

Sudoku

Sudoku

Every Sudoku has a unique solution that can be reached logically. Enter numbers into the blank spaces so that each row, column and 3x3 box contains the numbers 1 to 9. More >>




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Wednesday 01/18/2017
Keep Your Home Safe Without Compromising Style
Updated: January 19, 2017 - 2:32 am

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Reach Your Resolutions
Updated: January 19, 2017 - 2:32 am


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5 Ways To Create Healthy Days
Updated: January 19, 2017 - 2:32 am

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5 Bathroom Upgrades for Style, Function
Updated: January 19, 2017 - 2:32 am

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Simplify Your Cleaning Routine
Updated: January 19, 2017 - 2:32 am

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Natural Stone in the Shower
Updated: January 19, 2017 - 2:32 am

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Save Time with a Dream Closet
Updated: January 19, 2017 - 2:32 am

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Saturday 01/14/2017
A Blended Take on Family Favorites
Updated: January 16, 2017 - 2:31 am

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Resolve to Make Your Lunchbox Healthier
Updated: January 16, 2017 - 2:31 am

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Wednesday 01/11/2017
Big Results on a Little Budget
Updated: January 12, 2017 - 2:32 am

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3 Ways Seniors Can Control Prescription Costs
Updated: January 12, 2017 - 2:32 am

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Wednesday 01/04/2017
Shop Your Way to an Organized Closet
Updated: January 05, 2017 - 2:31 am

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Spruce Up Your Space Inside and Out
Updated: January 05, 2017 - 2:31 am

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Wednesday 12/28/2016
5 Tips for Managing Diabetes
Updated: December 29, 2016 - 2:31 am

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Nurturing Selflessness in a Selfie Culture
Updated: December 29, 2016 - 2:31 am

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Millennial Parents Struggle with High Cost of Living
Updated: December 29, 2016 - 2:31 am

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Friday 12/23/2016
Kitty Christmas
Updated: December 24, 2016 - 2:32 am

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5 Steps For Easy Entertaining
Updated: December 24, 2016 - 2:32 am

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Simplify Last-Minute Holiday Shopping
Updated: December 24, 2016 - 2:32 am

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’Tis the Season … for More Laundry
Updated: December 24, 2016 - 2:32 am

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3 Ways to Get Resourceful with Gift Wrapping
Updated: December 24, 2016 - 2:32 am

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Preserving Holiday Traditions
Updated: December 24, 2016 - 2:32 am

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Perfect Party Zones
Updated: December 24, 2016 - 2:32 am

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Tips for Easy Holiday Shipping
Updated: December 24, 2016 - 2:32 am

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Winning at Holiday Giving
Updated: December 24, 2016 - 2:32 am

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A Holiday Survival Guide
Updated: December 24, 2016 - 2:32 am

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5 Ways to Add Luxury to Your Laundry Room
Updated: December 24, 2016 - 2:32 am

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Give the Gift of Donations
Updated: December 24, 2016 - 2:32 am

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High-End Home Upgrades
Updated: December 24, 2016 - 2:32 am

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Friday 12/16/2016
Four-Wheel Fans Care for Trails
Updated: December 16, 2016 - 2:31 pm

(NewsUSA) - A foursome of four-wheel drive clubs are the winners of the 2016 Outstanding Trails Program sponsored by BFGoodrich Tires, in partnership with 4 Wheel Parts, United Four Wheel Drive Associations, Blue Ribbon Coalition, and Off Road Business Association.

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Monday 12/12/2016
Plan Ahead to Manage Winter Outages
Updated: December 12, 2016 - 2:31 am

(Family Features)Ahead of the frigid winter weather blowing into cities and neighborhoods, families can take steps to prevent frozen pipes, spoiled food and the uncomfortable situations that arise when temperatures drop and a home’s power goes out.

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The Gift List for Loved Ones
Updated: December 12, 2016 - 2:31 am

(Family Features) With all kinds of personalities on your gift list this holiday season, it can be a challenge to brainstorm multiple types of presents for multiple types of people. From thermal trackers and greeting cards to clothing subscriptions and smart thermostats, and everything in between, know that there’s something out there for everyone – even when you’re searching for that elusive gift for the person who has everything. As the holidays creep closer and closer, turn to some easy inspiration, like these gifts, to make sure everyone feels the joy of the season.

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Thoughtful Gifts
Updated: December 12, 2016 - 2:31 am

(Family Features) When gift-giving has you stumped, turn to what you know: the characteristics and interests that make your recipient unique. A thoughtful gift that shows you recognize and care about the qualities that make your loved one or friend special is a sure winner every time.

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7 Ways to Include Everyone In the Holiday Cheer
Updated: December 12, 2016 - 2:31 am

(Family Features) Holidays bring get-togethers filled with music, food and conversation. However, for those who experience hearing loss, the season often takes on a whole different sound. Those with hearing loss often end up feeling isolated from the festivities, but there are ways you can make sure they feel comfortable joining the fun.

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Preparing Students for Careers that Don’t Yet Exist
Updated: December 12, 2016 - 2:31 am

(Family Features) To truly prepare for careers of the future, it’s important for students to consider ways both in the classroom and outside of it that they can learn the essential skills needed to solve problems and think critically; skills that will serve them well in any career field.

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5 Easy Ways to Refresh Your Home
Updated: December 12, 2016 - 2:31 am

(Family Features) When it comes to finding the time to refresh your home, there is truly no time like the present. Tackling your home cleaning and updating checklists does not have to be a chore – try taking inspiration from a few of your favorite tastes and smells by utilizing the five senses to keep spaces clean and inviting.

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3 Ways Soapstone Enhances Home Design
Updated: December 12, 2016 - 2:31 am

(Family Features) Move over, marble and granite. There’s a new, old stone that’s coming back into vogue. After first coming into use 5,000 years ago, soapstone is once again becoming a “go-to” material for kitchen and bath designs, indoor and outdoor living spaces and more.

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Stainless Steel is Trending Outdoors
Updated: December 12, 2016 - 2:31 am

(Family Features) Stainless steel has been a staple in luxurious, contemporary kitchens all over the world for years. While it’s most often used indoors, this durable, low-maintenance, design-forward material is making its way outdoors.

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Monday 12/05/2016
Santa’s Modern-Day Helpers
Updated: December 05, 2016 - 2:31 am

(Family Features) From running his workshop to delivering toys around the world, the holiday season is a busy time for Santa. To keep himself going, Saint Nick relies on some essential gadgets to stay connected, organized and entertained throughout the holidays.

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Don’t Leave Dental Benefit Money on the Table
Updated: December 05, 2016 - 2:31 am

(Family Features) It’s not too late to improve your dental health and overall health without putting a dent in your wallet. If you have dental insurance, you have until Dec. 31 to use your benefits before they expire.

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4 Steps for Downsizing
Updated: December 05, 2016 - 2:31 am

(Family Features) For one reason or another, you’ve determined the house you’re living in has become too much to handle. Seniors, empty nesters or those moving from a suburban home into a loft or apartment in the city all face similar challenges when it comes to downsizing.

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Make Gifts Personal with DIY Labels
Updated: December 05, 2016 - 2:31 am

(Family Features) After spending hours scouring stores for the perfect gift for each person on your list, the last thing you want to do is bury your thoughtful gesture in generic wrapping. Fortunately, with the right tools and a little creativity, you can make your gift boxes just as personal as the gifts they contain.

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Safe and Sound During the Holidays
Updated: December 05, 2016 - 2:31 am

(Family Features) The holiday season seems to last longer and get more hectic every year. Whether cooking the Thanksgiving feast or doing last-minute gift shopping, everyone can get a little stressed out. Most people don't know that their dog may also experience anxiety during these celebrations.

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Serve a Steakhouse-Style Meal at Home
Updated: December 05, 2016 - 2:31 am

(Family Features) Bring the delicious tastes of a traditional steakhouse to your own dining room with simple steps that make it easier than you might expect to please a room full of hungry guests.

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Practical Tips to Combat Cold and Flu
Updated: December 05, 2016 - 2:31 am

(Family Features) When cold and flu season strikes, millions of Americans find themselves coughing, sneezing, congested, aching, uncomfortable – and sometimes, downright miserable. The widespread prevalence of these symptoms sweeps the country each year and affects people of all ages.

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Monday 11/28/2016
Make Medicare Open Enrollment a Healthy Habit
Updated: November 28, 2016 - 2:31 am

(Family Features) Routines help keep us focused, organized and healthy. However, if your health care routine doesn’t include preparing for Medicare’s Open Enrollment, now’s the time to kick-start a new healthy habit.

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5 Easy Steps for a Cleaner Home
Updated: November 28, 2016 - 2:31 am

(Family Features) Whether it is a family dinner after a long day at work, sitting down with a book on a rainy day or entertaining friends during the weekend, there is nothing like spending quality time in the comfort of your own home. With a few simple steps, you can have a fresher, cleaner and healthier home, taking comfort to a whole new level.

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Making the World a Better Place with STEM
Updated: November 28, 2016 - 2:31 am

(Family Features) During this time of year, many families are looking for ways to give back to their communities. Collecting donations for a food drive or donating warm clothes are great ways to serve the community, but giving back through innovation is another impactful way to help others. Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) education plays a significant role in giving innovators the skills they need to create tools that help solve some of the world’s largest problems.

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Get Ready for Holiday Hosting 
Updated: November 28, 2016 - 2:31 am

(Family Features) As the holiday season approaches and you’re tasked with hosting family and friends, it can be a little overwhelming to imagine all the work that has to take place for a successful celebration.

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