July 2015

The 7 Most-Needed Repair Tips Every Homeowner Should Know

Woman fixing a leaking sink

Fixing a dripping faucet is a repair you can tackle on your own. Just don't forget to turn off the water supply before you get started. Image: Elaine Gingery

Fragrant Plants That Will Keep Your Home Smelling Good

Anise hyssop will keep your home smelling nice

Anise hyssop smells like licorice, and its leaves and flowers are both edible. Image: Valerianna Claff

Can Your Facebook Friends Really Influence Your Credit Score?

After reading news headlines from CNN to Mint.com suggesting that it’s just a matter of time before credit reporting bureaus begin using my social media footprint and friendships to rate my credit, I felt sad that I was going to have to drop all the old friends I reconnected with on Facebook after my high school’s 30th reunion.

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