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What Should You Do if You Have a Holiday Emergency?

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A broken pipe is a headache on any day. If it happens on a major holiday, who is available for repairs? (Photo courtesy of Angie's List member James T., of Abilene, Texas)
A broken pipe is a headache on any day. If it happens on a major holiday, who is available for repairs? (Photo courtesy of Angie's List member James T., of Abilene, Texas)

If you have a household emergency during Christmas or any major holiday, follow the advice of these highly rated contractors to get you through the crisis.

Hiring Help for the Holidays

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Don't be afraid to hire help around the holidays for shopping, gift wrapping or decorating. (Photo courtesy of Angie's List member Terry L., of Powell, Ohio)
Don't be afraid to hire help around the holidays for shopping, gift wrapping or decorating. (Photo courtesy of Angie's List member Terry L., of Powell, Ohio)

If you’re overwhelmed with your holiday to-do list, consider hiring a concierge service to tackle some of the tasks, like shopping or wrapping gifts.

What You Should Never Clean in the Dishwasher

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Think again before loading any of these items into your dishwasher. (Photo by Eldon Lindsay)
Think again before loading any of these items into your dishwasher. (Photo by Eldon Lindsay)

Dishwasher 101: People put a lot of unusual items in their dishwasher. But is it safe? Highly rated appliance repair companies provide the answer.

5 Tips to Pay for Expensive Cancer Treatment

Many struggle to afford expensive, but potentially lifesaving cancer care like chemotherapy drugs and surgery. Get the treatment you need without going broke.

7 Houseplants for Clean Air

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Spider plants grow baby plants in the same pot as a mature plant, which can be transplanted to a new pot. (Photo courtesy of Eldon Lindsay)
Spider plants grow baby plants in the same pot as a mature plant, which can be transplanted to a new pot. (Photo courtesy of Eldon Lindsay)

Indoor air pollution is one of the top five environmental risks to public health. Use these houseplants to help eliminate harmful pollutants in your house.

How to Avoid Snow Shoveling Related Injuries

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Make sure you use the proper equipment and technique to prevent an injury or heart attack while shoveling snow. (Photo by Steve C. Mitchell)
Make sure you use the proper equipment and technique to prevent an injury or heart attack while shoveling snow. (Photo by Steve C. Mitchell)

Each year thousands of people get injured or have a heart attack while shoveling snow. Take these precautions to lower your risk of needing emergency care.

Connect with Resources Before Traveling for Cancer Treatment

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Hope Lodge seeks to offer a home-like environment for patients and caregivers. (Photo courtesy of the American Cancer Society)

Whether going to a neighboring city or cross-country, patients and their families traveling for cancer treatment have resources to help in their journey.

How To Use Your HSA or FSA Medical Funds

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Lift chairs and walking aids are a few items you can still buy in a drug store with funds from a flexible spending or health savings account, if you have a prescription. (Photo by Brandon Smith)
Lift chairs and walking aids are a few items you can still buy in a drug store with funds from a flexible spending or health savings account, if you have a prescription. (Photo by Brandon Smith)

Most over-the-counter drugs can’t be purchased with HSA and FSA contributions, but you may be surprised by what are eligible and ineligible medical expenses.

How to Make Your Home a Better Place for Healthy Eating

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It's recommended that families try eating meals around the table to encourage balanced food choices. (Photo contributed by Angie's List member, Gretchen C. of Lexington, KY)
It's recommended that families try eating meals around the table to encourage balanced food choices. (Photo contributed by Angie's List member, Gretchen C. of Lexington, KY)

Eating healthy isn't always easy. Consult these slight alterations to the daily household routine for establishing and sticking to healthy eating as a family.

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