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New Homeowner, Old Home: What You Need to Know

You have finally taken the leap and bought that beautiful old house. Now, the reality is beginning to set in as you’re faced with a myriad of challenges that come with an older abode.   Overhaul the House With Energy-Saving Fixes  Old homes are beautiful, but they are often far […]

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The United States of Doodles

The United States of Doodles

America is a vast and well-traveled land, but with so much to see, it’s difficult to visit everything. Many Americans, like the rest of the world, know the U.S. best through movies, songs and postcards. So, when the average American pictures the top travel destinations in the US, what do […]

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Seven Ways to Make a Small Apartment Feel Roomier

Affordable Tricks to Make a Tiny Apartment Look Bigger

There’s nothing easy about moving; it’s one of life’s most stressful events for good reason. But if you’re scaling down your space, you might also have to re-think your whole approach to designing, arranging and setting up your home. Small living spaces can make it hard to fully relax and […]

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How to Find a Primary Care Doctor That’s Right for You

Practically no one likes visiting the doctor, but it’s essential to have one you can trust when the need occurs. Whether you have a different insurance plan or have never navigated the maze of private health insurance, it’s a good idea to choose one while you’re well, aren’t under a […]

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7 Historic Homes You Can Tour for Under $20

Historic American Home Tours That are Worth a Trip

You can learn a lot about your friends and family by visiting their house, from the décor, art and possessions they hold dear to the neighborhood and type of home they choose to live in. While you can’t judge a book by its cover, it’s interesting to see more facets […]

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Gender Neutral Names

The Most Popular Gender-Neutral Names in Every State – Analyzing 100 Years of Data

Gender-neutral names are on the rise for babies – but the popularity of unisex first names is about far more than fashion.

Nearly 70,000 babies were given gender-neutral names in 2015. This is an increase of 60% over the preceding decade and an 88% rise since 1985. Today, gender-specific names may dominate the ‘Top Ten Names’ lists, but gender-neutral names are more broadly represented overall. In 2018, the traditionally boys’ name Harper pushed Abigail out of the top 10 girls’ names for the first time in 17 years.

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