Gifts for Avid Hunters, Anglers and Outdoorsmen

Article Contributed by Metro Creative Connection The U.S. Fish & Wildlife Services’ 2011 National Survey of Fishing, Hunting and Wildlife-Associated Recreation unveiled that more than 90 million United States residents aged 16 or older participated in some sort of wildlife-related activity that year — the most recent year on record. Wildlife recreationists spend nearly $150 […]

Prevent Impaired/Distracted Driving

Article Contributed by Metro Creative Connection Some of the most festive times of the year are associated with an increased risk of automotive accidents due to impaired driving. Any time alcohol, drugs, exhaustion, distractions, and driving are mixed, the results can be unsafe driving conditions that increase the risk of injury or death. Impaired driving […]

Daylight Saving Time Ends

Daylight Saving Time Ends

Article Contributed by Metro Creative Connection Daylight savings time, when clocks are moved forward one hour ahead in the spring and set back one hour in the fall, was initiated to save energy on artificial lighting and make better use of daylight. DST was implemented roughly 100 years ago, but conceived much earlier than that. […]

Did You Know?

Article Contributed by Metro Creative Connection According to a survey of its users, the home improvement resource HomeAdvisor found that the average kitchen remodeling project took six weeks to complete. While some homeowners might be turned off by the prospect of having little or no access to their kitchens for more than a month, HomeAdvisor […]

Must-Have Kitchen Remodel Features

Must-Have Kitchen Remodel Features

Article Contributed by Metro Creative Connection Homeowners looking to renovate often see room for improvement in their kitchens and bathrooms. The National Association of Home Builder’s Remodeling Market Index Survey, which measures conditions in the remodeling market, indicates that, in 2015, the two most common remodeling jobs were bathroom remodels (81 percent) and kitchen remodels […]

Budgeting Home Improvement Projects

Budgeting Home Improvement Projects

Article Contributed by Metro Creative Connection Home improvements can add value and aesthetic appeal to a home. However, to reap the rewards of a remodeled room, home addition or any home improvement project, homeowners will have to invest both their money and their time. Establishing a project budget can be helpful and prevent overspending. According […]

How to Find the Right Replacement Windows

How to Find the Right Replacement Windows

Article Contributed by Metro Creative Connection Replacing old windows is often a worthwhile investment for homeowners. Energy-efficient windows can prevent heating and cooling loss and keep homes more comfortable throughout the year. Such windows also can improve a home’s resale value, proving a good return on investment for homeowners who want to upgrade their homes […]

Home Improvements that Increase Home Value

Article Contributed by Metro Creative Connection When granite countertops or shiny, stainless steel appliances beckon homeowners from the display areas of home improvement stores, it’s tempting to gear remodeling thoughts toward the items that will add flair and decorative appeal to a home. Even though most improvements add some measure of value, deciding which are […]

How Dogs Benefit From Daily Walks

How Dogs Benefit From Daily Walks

Article Contributed by Metro Creative Connection Dog owners with fenced-in backyards may think their furry friends are getting all they need during their nightly exercise sessions in the backyard. While such yards provide safe places for dogs to relax and run around, the American Humane Association (www.americanhumane.org) notes that even dogs who run wild in […]

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