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Homeowners: Five steps to avoid contractor fraud

(StatePoint) Each year, thousands of trusting homeowners hire contractors for home repairs or renovation projects. But for many, dreams of a remodeled kitchen, new roof or updated patio are dashed by contractor fraud.

How to make your garden more environmentally friendly

(StatePoint) Spring is here, which means it's time to slip those green thumbs into some gardening gloves. And if you want to feel truly good about what you grow, consider upgrading your garden to be more planet-friendly.

Share your passion for baseball with your kids

(StatePoint) As kids, many had the same dream of hitting a walk-off home run to win the World Series. Now baseball season is finally underway, and there is no shortage of opportunities to share your passion of the game with your children.

How to manage your seasonal allergies

(StatePoint) Unfortunately, beautiful flowers and warm weather can also mean itchy, watery eyes, sneezing fits and nasal congestion.

Anticipating household dangers can save your pet's life

(StatePoint) Household pets are adorably curious, but they can't read labels or plant their own gardens.

Grow what you eat; cook what you grow

(StatePoint) Cooking from the garden is not like cooking from the store. There's nothing more tasty, nutritious and satisfying than fresh, homemade meals made from the fruits, vegetables and herbs you grew yourself.

How to keep your land pest-free

(StatePoint) Spending time outdoors can recharge the soul and bring the family together.

Signs your teen is in trouble and what to do about it

(StatePoint) Being a teenager is never easy, but for some kids, it is excruciating. For parents, being able to tell the difference between normal growing pains and real trouble is crucial.

How to make healthful eating fit your daily routine

(StatePoint) Eating right is essential to keeping your body running at its best. But nutrition advice doesn't always account for people's varied lifestyles, health needs and tastes.

How to find the right doctor for your cosmetic procedure

(StatePoint) Everyone has heard about a cosmetic procedure that left a patient unsatisfied or worse. But don't let those anecdotes scare you. There are plenty of qualified, talented doctors available for every procedure.