Month: November 2012

Using your garage as a gym

Have you ever looked in your garage and thought “I really should make more of this space?” You’re not the only one – people now convert them into anything from bedrooms to utility rooms. If you’re looking for an alternative to your local gym, it might be time to bring your exercise regime into the home …

Easy money for your holiday shopping lists

(HIB) - How many people do you have on your holiday shopping list? And how much are you planning – or able – to spend on gifts?The average American will spend slightly more than $700 on holiday gifts this year, ABC World News with Diane Saw...

Commitment is the new resolution

(HIB) - The tradition of new year’s resolutions has been around 4,000 years, when Babylonians saw fit to start the year off right by making promises to the gods. Today, such promises are a media phenomenon, designed to be broken.“One reason...

A guest-friendly home is easier than you think

(HIB) - One of the many exciting and sometimes stressful parts of the holiday season is entertaining at home with friends and family. To prepare for their arrival you may be tempted to just clean the kitchen counters, toss a few extra towels in the gue...

A year in review: top searches of 2012

(HIB) - This year marked a time of change, innovation, trials and hope. But what was the most memorable moment of 2012? A great place to look is online searches, as they mark the people, places and events that mattered most in a given year.According to...

Holiday gifting guide for the bird enthusiast

With the birding hobby’s growing audience of 60 million Americans and counting, you’re sure to have someone on your holiday list looking to attract more feathered friends to his or her yard.Online shopping has made checking people off your ...

Home improvement projects to surge in number in the US?

If you’re one of the many people looking to get the most out of your home this winter – or perhaps deferring any tasks until next spring – then you’re not alone. According to the latest statistics, it appears that more and more people are seeing the value in their own homes, getting away from the …

Spruce up your home before the holiday

(HIB) - Looking for simple and quick ways to spruce up your home for the holiday season? Get your home looking its best before the guests arrive with some easy home improvement projects and seasonal inspirations. By making a few simple updates and addi...

Best picks for your holiday electronics gift list

(HIB) - Americans love their electronics: tablet computers, smartphones, digital cameras, HDTVs, e-book readers, MP3 players, and hearing aids.That’s right - new, modern, sleek, life-altering hearing aids. As contoured and futuristic as the most ...

Expert tips for doing your own taxes online

(HIB) - Thanks to the convenience of online tax return preparation websites, more Americans are doing their own taxes. Do-it-yourself tax preparation solutions give taxpayers a fast, convenient and affordable way to file income tax returns.“Doing...

Delight friends with unique eats this holiday

(HIB) - The holidays are a magical time to celebrate with family and friends. Whether it’s the first snowfall or a gift from a loved one, the season inspires us to celebrate and be merry. It’s also a time when holiday hosts and hostesses ar...

Score big with these game day entertaining tips

(HIB) - With football and basketball season in full swing, it’s the perfect time to invite family and friends over to root on the home team. Hosting a crowd-pleasing party can be simple with a little preparation. Score big with these simple game ...