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Help men reclaim space of their own: Bathroom sharing tips

Fairfax County Real Estate – Northern Virginia Homes for Sale (BPT) - Most couples acknowledge that women get the majority of space in the bathroom. In fact, men claim that just one-third of the bathroom is set aside for their things, according to a recent U.S. Dove Men+Care Hair Survey, and they often reach for items that belong to their partner, instead of products made for them. Dove Men+Care, which offers hair care products made specifically for men, has partnered with well-known home improvement duo, Mark and Theresa Clement, to help...

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Style and function: key elements of today’s kitchen

Fairfax County Real Estate – Northern Virginia Homes for Sale When your family comes home at the end of the day - from school, work, a play date or extracurricular activities - it's very likely the first thing they do is dump whatever they're carrying on the kitchen table or counter and grab a glass for a drink. The kitchen is also where you prepare meals, entertain guests, help your children with homework and even stay up late to pay bills. Because the kitchen is the hub of the home, homeowners...

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Applying to college? Practical advice for finding your dream university

Fairfax County Real Estate – Northern Virginia Homes for Sale So what factors should college-bound teens consider when making their wish list? It's not the school with the best parties, weather or where their best friend or boyfriend is applying. According to one of the nation's top college admissions consultants, Dr. Katherine Cohen, CEO and founder of IvyWise and LinkedIn Higher Ed Expert, it all comes down to academic, social and financial fit. "Imagine you're starting college tomorrow," Dr. Cohen says. "Which courses would you take? Who would you be excited to...

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Greener decorating for your deck and patio

Fairfax County Real Estate – Northern Virginia Homes for Sale If you're planning some outdoor decorating or renovating this summer, here are some tips to make your exterior living spaces green and inviting: Eco-friendly construction materials For many homeowners, decks and patios are key elements of outdoor living spaces. If you plan to add either this summer, be sure to look for environmentally friendly materials like natural stone or responsibly harvested wood. When choosing wood, look for products certified by the Forest Stewardship Council (FCS) as having been harvested following sustainable principles...

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Helping moms get finances on track for now and the future

Fairfax County Real Estate – Northern Virginia Homes for Sale (BPT) - Being a mom is a full-time job. No matter how old the children are, a mom is on call at all hours of the day and night, responding to injuries and broken hearts, handling homework questions, setting household rules, and establishing consequences if said rules are broken. But moms often have other jobs as well, juggling household chores, managing finances and often holding a full-time job. Unfortunately, when the work load becomes too much, something can fall by the...

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Five fun and affordable fall activities your family will love

Fairfax County Real Estate – Northern Virginia Homes for Sale Here are a few fun ways to spend quality time with your family and relish in fall to the fullest: 1. Visit an apple orchard. This is a great way to make the most of the beautiful fall weather and do something active with the family. Use apples to make apple sauce, a tasty tart or just slice them up for a great on-the-go snack. Try unique apple varieties you've never tried - they all taste a bit different! Pack a picnic...

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Five fun and affordable fall activities your family will love

Fairfax County Real Estate – Northern Virginia Homes for Sale Here are a few fun ways to spend quality time with your family and relish in fall to the fullest: 1. Visit an apple orchard. This is a great way to make the most of the beautiful fall weather and do something active with the family. Use apples to make apple sauce, a tasty tart or just slice them up for a great on-the-go snack. Try unique apple varieties you've never tried - they all taste a bit different! Pack a picnic...

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Food for thought: Cutting back on salt may cause you to eat more

Fairfax County Real Estate – Northern Virginia Homes for Sale (BPT) - Our bodies naturally crave salt, a necessary nutrient, and research shows that we gravitate to the amount we need for our bodies to function properly. Salt deficiency has been linked to a host of health concerns, including insulin resistance, increased risk of heart attacks and reduced cognition. But what if eating less salt also increases your weight by making you eat more? "Over the past 30 years, an interesting phenomenon has occurred: the rates of obesity have dramatically gone...

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Think outside the fuse box: Unique energy-saving home improvements

Fairfax County Real Estate – Northern Virginia Homes for Sale (BPT) - You've replaced your home's old windows with new, Energy Star-rated models, upgraded to electricity-sipping appliances and there's not a single incandescent light bulb to be found anywhere in your house. You may be wondering what more you can do to further reduce your home energy bills. When you've covered the basic and obvious ways to trim energy use at home, it's time to start thinking outside the fuse box. Here are three unique home improvements that can help make...

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Growing career field provides vital support to businesses

Fairfax County Real Estate – Northern Virginia Homes for Sale Communication is the backbone of all businesses - regardless of size or industry. In the modern business environment, the ability to transmit and store information is vital to productivity - and thus, success. But no communication system runs itself - it's the people behind the scenes who ensure that a business thrives. This means huge career potential for individuals who can design, implement, secure and manage communication networks and keep them running smoothly.    This widespread demand is one of the reasons...

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