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(BPT) - Helping children with their homework requires more than an understanding of the subject matter, whether it’s algebra or world literature. To help children succeed throughout the school year, it’s important for parents to nurture positive study habits and organizational skills, and provide kids with a home environment that fosters concentration.

“Whether your kids are just learning to read, write and spell, or they are studying for the SATs, we parents have an opportunity to help instill work and study habits that will stick with our children for life,” says education and parenting expert Dr. Michele Borba, who is the bestselling author of 22 parenting books and a frequent TODAY show contributor.

Borba offers parents some easy tips to help children

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Many people turn to surveillance cameras as a way to make their home and office more secure. There are so many different types of security measures on offer, however, that it can be hard to know which is the right type of equipment for your needs. This article explores the different security measures and tools available and what the advantages and disadvantages of each of them are. 

CCTV cameras can be attached to the outside of the building, can be placed over the door step, can be placed inside or can be entirely hidden from view. There are even dummy cameras available that provide a good deterrent aspect but don’t actually incur any additional cost of filming. All cameras that can be seen work well as a deterrent. A burglar is far less likely to break

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Many people have asked this question:

“When does the spring real estate market actually begin?”

Looking out the window at the snow and ice, it may seem premature to ask this question, but I’d say that the spring market actually starts as early as the beginning of February. Granted, the number of listings and sales this early in the year are not likely to match the level of activity we see in March, April & May. Never-the-less, there’s generally a spike in activity in February and it’s certainly the start of a market that will grow over the coming months.

Some others feel that the spring market does not really begin until the month of March. There may be some truth to this in the sense that March is generally when we start to see signs of warmer

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It’s amazing how quickly our homes can start to look dated. Even if they were once the height of fashion, they can easily start to feel stuck in the past, and for many people it is enough to make them consider moving, unaware that it is simply the fact that things feel stale that is giving them such wanderlust. 

There is plenty that can be done, easily and cheaply, to make a house feel more modern though. A change of paint is always a great way to start. Finding out the colors that are currently in vogue is a great way to instantly transform a room. On top that, interesting and modern artwork and contemporary knick knacks will also instantly bring a room up to date. 

Home lighting is also a surprisingly date-specific kind of thing. Older light fittings will

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For many Canadians, holiday home décor hinges on one very special tradition: the Christmas tree. Nothing symbolizes the spirit of the season better than spruce, pine or fir branches decked out in lights, ornaments and other festive embellishments. 

According to Shelli Gardner, cofounder and CEO of crafting and décor company Stampin’ Up!, the beauty of Christmas trees is that no two are alike. People decorating a tree have endless opportunities to get inspired, she says, especially with exciting new trends to watch this year.  

“From classic decorations that have been passed down for generations, to trendy modern-day ornaments, there are countless ways to put a unique touch on a Christmas tree,” says Gardner, “it all depends on individual taste. I’m a

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When you think about cabinets, much more often than not, you think of kitchen cupboards. These are the hottest topics within the market these days simply because of their performance, significance, and versatility. However, there is much more to cabinets than kitchen area cupboards, as cabinetry encompasses all facets of house decoration. 

Cabinets are much more than just storage. They speak of one’s personality, your taste, and your sense of style. The chances are endless, but it boils down to what your choices are. In terms of style, you will find various sorts of cabinets to select from. But they’re basically subsumed into common classifications, for example framed or frameless, inventory or custom made, conventional, country, or modern fashion, made of

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Whether you have a young child who spends time at home with a babysitter, or a teen who comes home after school to an empty house, your home should be as accident- and injury-proof as possible. These precautionary measures will help ensure your children’s safety when you’re not home: 

Children of all ages – 

• Install smoke and carbon monoxide detectors strategically; check their batteries regularly. 

• Invest in a fire extinguisher; instruct your caregiver or older child in its use. 

• Make sure your child or caregiver has emergency phone numbers and knows what to do if an emergency arises. 

Young children – 

• Make sure your caregiver understands the level of supervision your child requires and is CPR-certified. 

• Childproof

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This Tudor has seven bedrooms, five bathrooms, 69 windows and a historic address. It’s also listed for $1,000.

This isn’t a joke, but part of a plan in Detroit to battle one of the city’s largest problems: blight. With widespread abandonment and nearly 80,000 vacant city-owned structures, the city has begun selling nicer properties in an online housing auction designed to strengthen communities.

The Building Detroit home auction started earlier this month, and the city has already auctioned off several homes, all starting at $1,000, though bids have pushed most final prices above $30,000. Most homes, too, need extensive and costly work done to make them livable.

But the latest round of houses, released Monday, includes some real stunners, like

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(NC) - Most people carefully watch their time and money, making sure neither is wasted on unnecessary activities or expenses. In an effort to be more green and economical, why not also consider how your home’s energy is used and how to prevent it, too, from being wasted? Follow these energy-saving tips from Sally Morse, director of creative services for window treatment manufacturer Hunter Douglas, to conserve your home’s resources and your pocketbook as well:

1. Insulate common energy-loss areas

  • The fastest and most cost-effective way to reduce energy dollars is to seal air leaks. Find these energy vacuums by holding a lit incense stick on a breezy day near doors, fixtures, and windows. If the smoke travels toward the areas rather than
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There was a short article on the front page of the Windsor Star today entitled “Housing Market Sales strong in June”

Average price of homes rising

  • GRACE MACALUSO, The Windsor Star

With the average sales price on the rise, the Windsor-area’s housing market posted its strongest June sales since 2011, according to the Canadian Real Estate Association.

On a seasonally unadjusted basis, residential sales last month totalled 526 — up from 497 in June 2013, said Gregory Klump, chief economist at CREA.

On a monthly basis, sales fell slightly last month compared to May 2014, however, listings also fell, creating a “tight market,” Klump said.

“Both sales and listings fell in tandem, so it’s skirting with a seller’s market. You have

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