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Consumers are looking for harmony between retro appearance and contemporary performance. Nowhere is that balance more essential than in the kitchen and bathroom.

Research suggests that soil containing a full range of macro- and micro-nutrients, in proper balance, helps plants ward off pests and diseases naturally.

Hang lights now on your porch, patio or deck to take advantage of outdoor entertaining in fall’s cooler temperatures.

Smartphones and tablets would be much more useful if they allowed us to multitask the way desktop and laptop computers do.

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