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Indianapolis barber shares tips on Movember mustache care

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Movember mustache
From the handlebar to the Alex Trebek, there are many options for growing a Movember mustache. (Photo by Garrett Kelly)

At the start of November, some men grow Movember mustaches. The mustache growth raises awareness for prostate cancer. Follow these tips for a manly mustache.

Cut costs, grass: Race to tune up, repair your lawn mower in fall

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push lawn mower (Photo by Courtney St. Onge)
Taking care of your lawn mower at season's end makes for an easier start to spring. (Photo by Courtney St. Onge)

Charlotte-area lawn mower enthusiasts tweak their riders for fall races, but homeowners can also benefit from cheaper lawn mower maintenance in the off-season.

How to best organize a linen closet

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Roll and stack towels in a pyramind on a shelf in your linen closet to keep the space organized. (Photo by Brandon Smith)
Roll and stack towels in a pyramind on a shelf in your linen closet to keep the space organized. (Photo by Brandon Smith)

How much does it cost to organize a linen closet? Not much if you use these free or inexpensive solutions to gather your sheets, towels and toiletries.

Consider additional insurance coverage on these valuables

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get extra insurance on valuables
Consider optional coverage to protect your valuables if their price exceeds the limit allotted in your homeowners insurance policy. (Photos by Brandon Smith)

Jewelry, musical instruments and fine art often exceed the value allotted to them in homeowners insurance policies. Consider additional coverage.

5 tips for a great tailgate

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Make sure you have enough food to satisfy the appetite of your guests, and activities on hand to keep the fun going, while you tailgate. (Photo by Eldon Lindsay)
Make sure you have enough food to satisfy the appetite of your guests, and activities on hand to keep the fun going, while you tailgate. (Photo by Eldon Lindsay)

With tailgating season just around the corner, caterers offer tips to make sure your guests have the right food to keep them satisfied before the big game.

4 tips to make furnace filter shopping in D.C. more efficient

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HVAC filter in Washington, D.C. (Photo by Jason Hargraves)
HVAC filters come in all shapes and sizes so it's important to use the right one for your system and area. (Photo by Jason Hargraves)

A dirty air filter makes your HVAC system work harder, which costs you money. Finding a filter for your Washington condo or house can be hard. Some shopping advice.

Save now for the holidays!

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Seek out sales when holiday shopping. (Photo by Eldon Lindsay)

Holidays got your wallet? Find out ways to save money on gifts, travel and entertaining for Christmas, Hanukkah or Kwanzaa for a less stressful holiday season.

6 signs your tap water might be bad

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Nick Pappas, owner of highly rated Quality Control Plumbing in Indianapolis, says he easily determines if water issues are the city's fault or the plumbing. (Photo by Steve Mitchell)
Nick Pappas, owner of highly rated Quality Control Plumbing in Indianapolis, says he easily determines if water issues are the city's fault or the plumbing. (Photo by Steve Mitchell)

You take your tap water for granted, but is it really safe to drink? Learn how to spot troubled tap water, such as bad smells, poor water pressure and discoloration.

Holy roly poly! How do I get rid of those pill bugs?

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Roly polys may be an alarming sight in the house or garden, but they're mostly harmless. (Photo courtesy of Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory)
Roly polys may be an alarming sight in the house or garden, but they're mostly harmless. (Photo courtesy of Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory)

Whether you call them roly polys or pill bugs, these little creepy crawlies make an icky sight. Read some tips from pest experts about what to do about them.

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