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What's in a warranty? La-Z-Boy owner wants to know

I purchased a recliner from the La-Z-Boy store in Monmouth Junction, N.J., on July 31, 2013. When it was delivered in September, there was a problem with the way the fabric was put on the back of the chair so I called and complained. It was picked up and delivered again in October but they sent me the exact same chair with the exact same problems – nothing had been done! The chair also did not recline properly and kept making a loud thump when pulled up (which never went away). It was picked up again and returned. But then I had to schedule service on the mechanism. A technician came on Nov. 29, 2013, to repair the problem.

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Yardsmart: How to make your own hallowed ground

When does a garden become hallowed ground? When we have created a space for spirituality or remembrance there. Traditionally called shrines, these amazing spiritual nooks in nature remind us that peace can be found in this chaotic world. You'll find shrines in the ruins of every ancient civilization, proving desire for expression is intrinsic to human nature.

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Could this new bathroom trend be the next claw-foot tub?

Looking in the mirror can be an important part of a daily routine. And while we can all agree that beauty begins from the inside out, we certainly don't mind any help we can get to look and feel our best on the regular. That's why we're always on the hunt for bathroom mirror ideas – you can consider it an investment in how you see yourself. For something you spend a healthy amount of time staring into every day (OK, sometimes unhealthy), you can afford to spend a little more time making sure you've chosen the perfect one. Confirmed: It's worth it, and you're worth it.

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Style at Home: Four of my favorite interior designers

I'm a sponge, soaking up the ideas and inspiration of all the talented interior designers I come across. Many of those are our customers, who share about their homes and how they have made them into havens. And there's my design staff, who constantly blows me away with their good eye and instincts. And, the designers who have achieved national prominence, transforming their own homes or others, their genius captured in books or glossy magazines. Today, I want to blog about four of those I love the most:

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Make smart tech choices for your new smart home

The smart evolution has begun in our homes. More and more connected items are available to let you control your property from a single device, no matter where you are. Everything from lighting to heating and even making a cup of coffee can be at your fingertips.

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Working dogs sniff out Emerald Ash Borer in Minnesota

The Minnesota Department of Agriculture (MDA) has partnered with Working Dogs for Conservation to train dogs in sniffing out EAB infested wood and ash tree material. The goal is to deploy the dogs to help regulatory crews find infested wood and other materials that may be harboring the destructive tree pest.
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Working dogs sniff out Emerald Ash Borer in Minnesota 1:26

Working dogs sniff out Emerald Ash Borer in Minnesota

Cankerworms, it is their time of year 0:26

Cankerworms, it is their time of year

Blooming Bradford Pear trees 0:45

Blooming Bradford Pear trees

A blooming Romare Bearden Park 0:57

A blooming Romare Bearden Park