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Trim the Fat from Online Weight Loss Advice

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Many seeking to shed pounds start their search online. (Photo courtesy of ©Thinkstock)

Forget the quick-fix claims that came up when you Googled weight loss. Here's how to sift through virtual information on shedding pounds to find reliable input.

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.

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.

Indianapolis Electricians Bring the Circle of Lights to Life

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Electricians hang lights at the Soldiers and Sailors Monument in Indianapolis
Each year, 150 volunteers from IBEW Local 481 spend six hours installing the lights display at The Indiana Soldiers and Sailors Monument. (Photo courtesy of Downtown Indy)

Learn how the Indiana Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 481 install the holiday lights on the Soldiers and Sailors Monument in downtown Indianapolis.

6 Tips for Making Your Rental Property Stand Out From the Pack

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Consider staging the rental space with items like plants and decor to give it a lightly "lived in" feel.  (Photo courtesy of Angie's List member, Traci M of Arlington, VT)
Consider staging the rental space with items like plants and decor to give it a lightly "lived in" feel. (Photo courtesy of Angie's List member, Traci M of Arlington, VT)

If you're considering renting out a property or having trouble landing tenants, check out these six tips to help your property rise above the competition.

How to Help Children Relieve Heartburn

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Medication can ease heartburn and acid reflux in children, but many doctors will first recommend your child avoid greasy and spicy foods, like pizza, which trigger acid reflux symptoms. (Photo by Brandon Smith)
Medication can ease heartburn and acid reflux in children, but many doctors will first recommend your child avoid greasy and spicy foods, like pizza, which trigger acid reflux symptoms. (Photo by Brandon Smith)

If your child is too old to help relieve heartburn pain by burping him across your shoulder, these tips may ease his discomfort. And none require medicine.

Indianapolis barber shares tips on Movember mustache care

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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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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.

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