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Cathie Ericson writes about personal finance, real estate, health, lifestyle, and business topics. When she's not writing she loves to read, hike, and run. Find her @CathieEricson.

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Buzz Off: 5 Tips for Repelling Bugs on Picnics and Camping Trips

No one wants uninvited guests at a picnic or camping trip, especially the pesty kind. Get 5 tips for repelling bugs in the great outdoors.

Safe and smart | Home safety

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4 Quirky Roadside Attractions for Your Next Road Trip

Quirky. That’s one way to describe these offbeat roadside attractions that are sure to add spice (and awesome selfies) to your next road trip. So if you’re hitting the road for Labor Day, keep these 4 places on your radar. 1. Cathedral of Junk— Austin, TX This is not just a large pile of trash. … Continue reading “4 Quirky Roadside Attractions for Your Next Road Trip”

Travel hacks | Destinations | Uncategorized

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7 Things You Should Not Leave in a Hot Car

Before you escape your hot car for the icy crispness of some indoor A/C, remove these 7 items from your ride.

Safe and smart

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How to Minimize Heat Damage to Your Car

Your car doesn’t like to be hot any more than you do. Sun damage can affect your car’s interior and exterior, so check out these easy ways to minimize heat damage to your car.

Safe and smart | Car safety

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How to Sell Your Home (Part 5): 6 Tips for Surviving a Home Showing

Home showings can be stressful. But if you keep all your valuables locked up in one place, you can make the process a little easier. Find out 6 tips that’ll make it easier. 

DIY hacks | Home and garden