A former construction worker and advocate for women in blue-collar jobs, Nancy Meyer has a new mission: Using a nonprofit reuse center to lift up a community.

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A former construction worker and advocate for women in blue-collar jobs, Nancy Meyer has a new mission: Using a nonprofit reuse center to lift up a community.

When interior designer Heidi Pribell spotted a dust-covered mantelpiece in the basement of a client’s newly purchased home, it was the start of a long relationship.

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From sewer to soil, an unusual kind of fertilizer is coming out of Washington’s advanced wastewater treatment plant.

With bright splotches or pale washes of color, watercolor paintings certainly can brighten up walls. But why stop there? Applying a watercolor effect to fabric and covering pillows with it lets you display abstract artwork on your sofa or bed as well.

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Adding antique garden ornaments to the landscape blends horticulture with history. One-of-a-kind pieces will personalize your property, and over time may grow into something richly rewarding — financially as well as artistically.

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Rest easy with the five W’s and one H of mattress shopping.

If they swing open or closed, the hinges are the culprits. You can adjust them.

The triple bloom may be a first in the botanical world, but the plants themselves are not as rare as they once were.

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Speed things up by using the oven and stovetop simultaneously.

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It’s important to keep a few (small) treasures to pass down to future generations.

Desha Peacock believes that everyone should have their own space at home where they can do the work that brings them joy.

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As you watch Monday’s cosmic show, don’t take its star for granted.

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The newest models are wireless and can be controlled from any room in the house.

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Books have more uses than might be obvious. Sure, you can press flowers in a heavy one and set out the pretty ones as decoration. You can read the darn things. But have you tried turning a book into three-dimensional sculpture?

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A season of rain is as trying as a season of drought. Excess rain creates gooey soil, which is no fun for planting if you are a human and no fun for growing if you are a plant.

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There are more options than ever, both online and in person.

You may need to seal the odor in, but first try letting air circulate.

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