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    Your Place: Before end-of-summer vacation, get house ready

    Despite years of financial crisis, Europeans still leave town in August.

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    Wina Sturgeon: Outdoor expo sports next big things in activewear, technology

    The Outdoor Retailer show, held in both summer and winter in Salt Lake City, always predicts coming trends in activewear and gear. This year's summer show demonstrated a continuing trend: the melding of urban and outdoors life.

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    Living Smart: Don't fall for tech-support scams

    The phone rings. The voice on the other line informs you that your PC is infected with a virus that, fortunately for you, the caller's well-known company can eliminate. Hmm, you think, that's odd, since our family only uses Macs.

  • FASHION

    Market features farmhouse-chic for a good cause

    Repurposed Soul will host a Vintage Market 6 to 9 p.m. Friday and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday at 1211 Jessamine Station Road in Nicholasville.

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    Hot Property: Neil Patrick Harris selling Sherman Oaks house

    LOS ANGELES-Michael C. Hall has listed a property in Los Feliz at $4.5 million. Considering that the "Dexter" star and serial home buyer and seller purchased the place a year ago at $3.825 million, he may not make much of a killing after improvements and commissions.

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    Gardener: Decades in, gardening passion still burns bright

    When I was in high school, I learned about the law of diminishing returns. Basically it states that the more you have of something, the less valued it becomes. The example our teacher gave (while keeping the age of his audience in mind) was of an ice-cold Coke. If you're hot and thirsty, that first...

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    Yardsmart: Easy canning for beginners

    A century ago, every woman in rural America had a hope chest and a Mason jar collection. These coveted jars were brought into use over the August and September harvest season when the farm yielded its bounty. Early on she worked over a wood cook stove, but now a gas or electric range with air conditioning...

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    Hobbies: Fabric-covered walls an easy, cozy project

    I have a teeny tiny room in my home that needed a big, bold touch. Instead of covering the walls in wallpaper, which we know is such a pain to remove, I opted for lovely blue and white watercolor print from my home decor fabric collection, California Dreaming. It has a great linen texture and makes...

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    Plumber: Freestanding tubs can be a room's master piece

    Q: Ed, my wife and I want to turn an unused bedroom into a full master bathroom. Since we have extra space, we would like a beautiful bathtub installed in the middle of the bathroom area away from the walls. What basic bathing options do we have to explore to plan for our bathtub centerpiece?

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    For Your Home: Can contemporary design include crystal chandeliers?

    Trying to maneuver through the rules of the design world can sometimes feel like walking across a mine field. We want to categorize every product as traditional, contemporary, rustic, lodge, industrial, modern or French country. We are so concerned about those labels that we often second-guess our...

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