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Woman with Alzheimers

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Sensors let seniors stay at home, safely

Mary Lou doesn't know that she's being tracked. The 77-year-old is in the middle stages of Alzheimer's and though she lives on her own, her family keeps close tabs on her.

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From Gregory Kloehn

The spectacular houses built from scrap

For the aspirational, willing to bend their backs and broaden their minds, the materials for a dream house are all around us; in tin cans, tires and scrap metal, ready for construction projects anywhere from city centers to tropical islands at minimal expense.

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Swimming accident law: The basics

It's that time of year when the 6 o'clock news leads far too often with the most tragic stories about childhood drowning deaths, near deaths and injuries.

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Buying in bulk can save big bucks

From the single shopper to the family of seven, buying certain items bulk can save time and money.

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Cut grocery bills with these 15 tips

When it comes time to cut spending, people often overlook what they spend at the grocery store. Find out how to keep both your fridge and your wallet full.

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Small decorating changes make big impact

You can make big changes to your home just by making small decorating switches.

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Laundry tips to defeat 5 impossible stains

We've got the answers that will help you stop the guesswork on laundry and make it easy to beat five almost-impossible-to-get-out stains.

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5 ways to declutter your life

While some may think clutter is a sign of genius at work, the truth is messy surroundings could actually be holding you back. Discover five ways to you can cut out the clutter.

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Don't let budget hinder summer parties

Before you let your tight budget prevent you from throwing a party this summer, take a look at these tips on how to trim costs at your summer bash.

Grill, BBQ, Cook

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Impress your guests with top grilling tips

Get out the tongs and grilling tools, then find out what it takes to put together a top-notch grilling station.

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Get your home ready for spring

When Old Man Winter finally dies down and spring breezes blow in, it's easy to focus only on the garden and forget to do some maintenance on the house.

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Find cheap treasures at yard sales

Are you looking to save a few bucks this spring? Instead of heading to the shopping mall, consider searching for items at yard sales, garage sales and flea markets instead.

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Did You Know?

Did you know that Central Oregon boasts some of the most fertile land in the region? 

Homes and townhomes from Sunriver to Bend ,Sisters and Prineville will be beautifully showcased...

The 2014 Tour of Homes is coming soon.  July 18, 2014 - until July 27, 2014.

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