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Finding the Confidence to Do Household Repairs Yourself Nov. 21, 2016

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Figuring out how to install a new tile floor in the family room paid off big for my friend Mary Broc... Read More

Make Your Own Copper Cleaner, Aluminum Cleaner and Dishwasher Detergent Oct. 10, 2016

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Dear Mary: The copper post tops on my deck are becoming tarnished. Do you know of a natural (cheap) ... Read More

How to Clean Painted Wood Floors Sep. 19, 2016

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A message in my inbox this week came from Joan. She asked, "What is the best way to clean a very gri... Read More

Get Pet Hair and Fragrance Buildup Out of the Laundry Sep. 14, 2016

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DEAR MARY: I am one of your millions of fans. Your insight, tips, products and recipes are terrific.... Read More

Need Cleaning Supplies? Check the Pantry Jul. 18, 2016

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The next time you need cleaning supplies take a trip to your pantry, not the store. You already have... Read More

Help! My Shark Vacuum Is Acting Awkward and Stubborn Jul. 13, 2016

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Did you hear about the shark incident in Florida? A young woman was bit by a nurse shark last month ... Read More

10 Things to Know About Lestoil Jul. 12, 2016

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Have you ever found something and wondered, "Where has this been all my life?" That was my reactio... Read More

Readers Share Secrets Jul. 07, 2016

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Here are some more tips from my readers on ways to make everyday chores a bit simpler and easier. R... Read More

Cheaper, Better and Faster Sparkling Windows Apr. 11, 2016

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You may recall (since I can't stop talking about it) that we moved into our new home in April 2015 j... Read More

Why Are Married Couples With Kids Wealthier Than Other Americans? Oct. 14, 2015

Terence Jeffrey

When the Census Bureau recently released its 2014 data on household income in the United States, the... Read More

Daddy's Home

Apr. 11, 2014

The Meaning of Lila

Mar. 11, 2014

How to Fight Inequality and Enhance Happiness Dec. 10, 2013

Mona Charen

President Barack Obama spoke about income inequality in a recent address but failed to mention one o... Read More