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Homeowners: Five steps to avoid contractor fraud

(StatePoint) Whether you're making a fast trip to the store or leaving on a two-week vacation, are you confident that locking your doors is enough to keep your home safe and secure?

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.

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.

Tips to stay safe and secure while traveling this spring

(StatePoint) Spring travel can offer a much-needed cure for cabin fever.

This summer: Stay in shape without a gym membership

(StatePoint) It's not as easy to hide under layers of clothing during the summer. You'll want to look your best in those shorts, t-shirts and bathing suits; as such, staying in shape is key.

Get your car ready for summer travel

(StatePoint) Road tripping is a summertime rite of passage. From camping and beach trips to family reunions, most likely you'll be adding some extra miles to your vehicle over the next few months.

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.