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Make smart tech choices for your new smart home

The smart evolution has begun in our homes. More and more connected items are available to let you control your property from a single device, no matter where you are. Everything from lighting to heating and even making a cup of coffee can be at your fingertips.

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Design Recipes: How to decorate with glass

When designers look to infuse color into a space, glass isn't typically their first choice. While glass can lend itself to multiple applications, glass is often viewed as too transparent a medium to use to add color to a space. However, if one selects the right glass pieces, glass can not only add color, but also interest and dimension to a space as well.

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Style at Home: The beauty of blue and white

Some color crushes come and go. Others develop into true love that lasts forever. That's how I feel about the color blue, especially when it's paired with white. Blue and white is a cornerstone of my personal design style, and you'll find it all over my home.

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Yardsmart: Don't bring back the hornworms war. This pesticide is safe for home use.

Only those old enough to remember growing tomatoes before Bt (Bacillus thuringiensis) know what a nightmare we faced every year. The huge tomato hornworms inevitably show up in our summer crop to defoliate whole plants in one or two day's time. They are so voracious that virtually nothing but chemical pesticides could slow them down, but they never stopped the invasions. In those days, getting perfect tomatoes was not easy as hornworms waged a perpetual war of attrition all summer long.

Videos

Squirrel proof? Not likely! Watch as thieving varmints outwit bird feeder technology

Video: A time-lapse sequence shows several squirrels stuffing themselves from a purportedly "squirrel proof" bird feeder. The birds are NOT happy.
Chuck Liddy cliddy@newsobserver.com
Squirrel proof? Not likely! Watch as thieving varmints outwit bird feeder technology 1:31

Squirrel proof? Not likely! Watch as thieving varmints outwit bird feeder technology

Blessed by the Pope, this cornerstone is now in Raleigh 1:10

Blessed by the Pope, this cornerstone is now in Raleigh

Meet Community Connector Molly Goldston with Saving Grace 1:12

Meet Community Connector Molly Goldston with Saving Grace

'Hard Times' 4:21

'Hard Times'