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How to Lessen Home Damage from Hurricanes and High Winds

Insurer Nationwide released these tips for preparing your home for a hurricane last week, just ahead of Florence. But hurricane season is still with us, so it’s worth keeping these things in mind:

Secure outdoor items

Move items like patio furniture, garden décor and trash cans to an…

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The U.S. Recycling Crisis

Fewer recyclable items are actually being recycled these days, as recycling companies are shutting down and otherwise recyclable items are simply going into landfills. One nonprofit organization calls it a “recycling crisis” – and aims to do something about it.

Nonprofit organization Recycle Across America (RAA) points out that 1,000…

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U.S. Home Loan Originations Drop to Four-Year Low

Home loan originations dropped to a four-year low in the second quarter, according to new data from property database curator ATTOM Data Solutions.

Specifically, more than 1.5 million (1,527,433) loans secured by residential property (1 to 4 units) were originated in Q2 2018, down 16 percent…

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Women Love Their Side Hustles, According to Survey

A new survey of more than 1,000 women with side hustles reveals that the top three reasons women choose independent work are: flexibility (44 percent), income (38 percent) and entrepreneurship (25 percent).

Commissioned by baby gear rental service and marketplace BabyQuip , apparel company Ruby Ribbon and babysitter app and…

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How to Save Money with a New Apartment

With rents increasing across the country, from Los Angeles at 3% in to Atlantaat 4.7%, renters are taking savvy approaches to save money around their homes, says apartment-listing site Apartments.com.

So the company is revealing the top 10 tips to save money using little time and effort…

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How Amazon Could Cause a Rental Housing Shortage

Online retailer Amazon is so massive these days, its decision on where to locate its second headquarters (HQ2) could result in a localized shortage of rental housing, rental search platform HotPads predicts.

Among all U.S. cities on Amazon’s HQ2 shortlist, Raleigh, N.C., would need to build the…

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How Long Do You Take for Lunch?

The lunch “hour” may be a concept of the past, new research from staffing firm OfficeTeam suggests.

More than half of workers (56 percent) said their typical lunch break lasts 30 minutes or less. Among professionals in the 28 U.S. cities surveyed, those in San Francisco, Los Angeles and…

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