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Posted Mar 17, 2014 at 2:01 AM

Tip of the WeekLooking for ways to switch up your style? From the right patterns and colors to impressive accents, the latest home design trends will keep your space looking fresh and fabulous.“Now more than ever, homeowners are willing to experiment with design,” said Taniya Nayak, interior designer and DIY television personality.Here are a few home decor trends Nayak predicts will make a big impact this spring:

Updated Mar 10, 2014 at 1:01 PM

When I was about 10, my younger sister swallowed a puppy worming pill. My mother called 800-222-1222 — the Poison Control Center — to find out what to do. She told them my sister’s age, weight and what else she had eaten that day, among other...

Updated Mar 9, 2014 at 10:57 PM

Sometimes, what’s on the magazine racks in supermarket checkout lines are more than tabloid fodder. Instead, they might just contain the solution to get you out of a pickle.

Updated Mar 3, 2014 at 1:28 PM

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Updated Feb 28, 2014 at 9:15 PM

By Glenda WindersCreators Syndicate

Updated Feb 25, 2014 at 1:18 PM

Sure sign of spring: My friend Susan logging collector orders.

Updated Feb 20, 2014 at 10:40 AM

We know that winter can be depressing for gardeners. The weather is gloomy, the plants are dead and dying, the days are too short to get out and do much, and it feels too cold for anything to grow. We’re getting close to the end here -- you just...

Updated Feb 17, 2014 at 3:21 PM

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Updated Feb 11, 2014 at 12:53 PM

Reader question: We are “babe-in-the-woods” investors. We have a duplex in Portland, Ore. We are not sure whether to raise rents at this time. Expenses have gone up about 5 percent since January 2013, in line with inflation in the state. Everyone’s...

Updated Feb 7, 2014 at 1:43 PM

Desolate days. Sub-zero nights. Will it ever end? Suddenly, rays of warmth and sunshine pour out of our mailboxes.

Updated Feb 4, 2014 at 12:12 PM

Reader question: We own a one-acre lot on a street with mostly half-acre lots. We are considering splitting the lot into two half-acre lots. The only problem is the house is in the middle. It would cost about $75,000 to move the house to one side.

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