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If you live in a hot climate, AC seems key to summer survival. However, humans got by without AC for centuries. Here are some tips and tricks to keep cool without air conditioning.

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Your plumbing vents ensure that you and your family don’t have to worry about toxic gas and odors — but you likely didn't know you even had them. Here are the five things every homeowner should know about plumbing vents.

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Bathtubs are magnets for mildew, soap scum and nonspecific slime. Even the cleanest tubs will gather stains from rust and hard water. Here's how to clean your tub with some items you probably have in your kitchen.

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Home improvement loans allow you to tackle home renovations that you wouldn't otherwise be able to pay for. There are several types, including unsecured personal loans, cash-out refinancing and home equity loans. Learn more in this guide to financing your home improvement projects.


Gutter installation is usually done by professionals, but you can save a few bucks by doing the work yourself — and why not? As long as you have the knowledge, and the right materials and tools, you can likely get the job done in a day or two. Follow our step-by-step overview of how to install gutters.

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