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CNET: Bring the gym home with this smart fitness tech

Smart fitness tech bridges the gap between instructor-led studio exercise classes and winging it on your own. Through apps, built-in touchscreen displays, remote classes and more, you can stay motivated even when you're working out at home. CNET tested these four fitness solutions to help you get in shape without leaving the house.

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Easy and attractive ways to live green

Don't let visions of clunky solar panels and backbreaking work make you shy away from sustainable living. Recent innovations make it easier than ever to live a green lifestyle without sacrificing style. Check out some of the new, beautiful and trendy ways you can create an environmentally friendly home.

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Design Recipes: Red is a powerful accent color

From ruby to rich burgundy, red is a powerful accent color when used purposefully in a space. One key design tip to remember is that it isn't taboo to mix shades and tones of red. So where to begin? Here are some design recipes tips to help get you started.

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Plumber: Height restrictions require low-profile toilet

Q: Dear Ed, we have an older home with the original plumbing fixtures in our bathroom. But, now it looks like the toilet has to be replaced. Also, due to custom shelving above the toilet we have a low-profile style toilet tank. Do they still make these low-tank toilets, and what should I remember when ordering this type of toilet?

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Ask Angie’s List: When should I splurge for the best materials?

You get what you pay for, as the saying goes, and there are some areas where you shouldn't skimp on quality – building materials and contractor services, for example. When you cut corners in important areas, you'll typically end up paying a lot more in the long run. You might have higher operating costs, have to pay extra to fix the mistakes made the first time around or replace something years before you should have to.

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On Gardening: EverColor sedges equal ever-beautiful grassy texture

The EverColor series of sedges is growing and all are proving to be ideal component plants in mixed containers. They are so dynamic they have the ability to be standalone or monoculture plants in tall European urns, olive jars or modern containers like I have at my house. In the landscape, however, they offer not only color by that fine leaf texture that stands out in great contrast with shrubs, perennials or annuals.

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How to renovate an older home without compromising its charm

There's a lot of talk these days about the many ways to bring historic homes into the modern era. But if you've purchased an older home – or watched enough of the TV shows featuring their renovations – you know that the original features can lend the most charm. Here are some things to consider as you work to maintain the integrity of a vintage home through updates, upgrades and renovations.

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Ask Angie’s List: What are some good home projects to tackle right now?

With the holidays behind us and the coldest months settling in, you might not be thinking too much about getting professional work done in your home. But whether it's hiring a handyman to finish a to-do list or putting pen to paper for a big remodel, you can still complete some useful projects. And since winter is a slow period for many professionals, you might even be able to negotiate a better rate and get on the schedule quickly.

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Design Recipes: Secrets for small rooms

While some rooms are spacious and generous, others may be smaller and more challenging. Many apartment dwellers and homeowners have the overwhelming desire to make every space count. So what to do in the case of small rooms and spaces? Here are some key tips to keep in mind.

Dachshund owner creates Christmas Wiener Wonderland in Woolmarket

For the third year, Shelby Pierce of Woolmarket has decorated her yard with a Dachshund-themed Christmas Wiener Wonderland. Pierce's Facebook post about her display got an unusually high response with more than 55,000 shares.