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Home

  • Home and Garden Television - The site for the HGTV cable TV station. It covers remodeling, building, crafts, collecting, design, decorating, food, gardening and landscaping, real estate, and finance, providing instruction for home improvement projects, calculators, and details and schedules of regular programs and special presentations.
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  • Handyman USA - This searchable site is full of "information plans and advice" for a wide range of home improvement projects and repairs including building a deck, installing doors, plumbing, painting, basketball court dimensions, keeping a basement dry, and much more. There are FAQs, expert forums and tips for energy conservation and appliance maintenance.
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Recipes & Food

  • A to Z World Food:  Over 1,400 food culture articles and recipes from 174 countries around the world.
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  • All Recipes - Contains thousands of recipes. Topics include appetizers, Asian dishes, barbeque, beef, beverages, desserts, holidays and vegetarian. Also features a glossary of cooking terms, conversions, cooking and entertaining advice, and more.
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  • Cooks Recipes - A recipe and cooking site offering free recipes, articles on entertaining and menu planning, helpful cooking tips and charts, a cooking dictionary.
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  • Cooking Light - CookingLight.com is a health, nutrition and fitness authority that inspires  us to eat smart, be fit, and live well. Contains thousands of recipes, videos, virtual tours and other interactive content.
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  • Epicurious - Contains thousands of recipes, cooking tips, holiday features, cocktails, wine advice, travel suggestions and more. Many recipes feature helpful photographs. Though somewhat commercialized, the quality of the recipes-several notches above the average Web collection-makes Epicurious a first stop for many cooks.
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  • Food Network - The companion website to cable’s premiere destination for food and lifestyle programming. There are thousands of recipes from various shows, entertaining suggestions, profiles of different chefs, cookbook reviews, a wine section and schedules for the shows.
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  • Recipe Source - Recipes are divided into two major groups. Recipes primarily identified with an ethnic cuisine are broken down by region and ethnic group, while other recipes are categorized by the type of dish.
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Gardening

  • American Horticulture Society - The American Horticultural Society is a nonprofit organization that promotes excellence in American horticulture. Benefits of membership include participation in the annual seed exchange, discounted or free admission into participating botanic gardens across the country, and discounted admission into AHS events and programs.
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  • American Rose Society - The American Rose Society is an educational, nonprofit organization dedicated exclusively to the cultivation and enjoyment of roses.
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  • Connecticut Horticultural Society - The Connecticut Horticultural Society is an educational organization dedicated to encouraging and improving the practice of gardening and the dissemination of horticultural information to its members and the public. The Society, through its many and varied programs, seeks to encourage the enjoyment, appreciation and understanding of plants, the environment, and the art and science of gardening.
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  • Federated Garden Clubs of Connecticut - The Federated Garden Clubs of Connecticut, Inc. is an educational, charitable, non-profit organization made up of 7,561 individual members and 143 clubs. The Federation has continued its interests in civic development, conservation and preservation, environmental awareness, garden therapy, historic and memorial or public gardens, horticulture, legislation, public relations, scholarships and youth activities.
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  • Invasive Plants of New England - The mission of the Invasive Plant Atlas of New England (IPANE) is to create a comprehensive web-accessible database of invasive and potentially invasive plants in New England that will be continually updated by a network of professionals and trained volunteers. The database facilitates education and research that will lead to a greater understanding of invasive plant ecology and support informed conservation management.
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  • Organic Gardening - The National Organic Program is the federal regulatory framework governing organic food and is administered by the Department of Agriculture. The Organic Food Production Act of 1990 required that the USDA develop national standards for organic products. The regulations are enforced by the USDA.
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  • U.S. National Arboretum Gardening Resources - Experts have identified the most commonly asked questions and provided the latest answers. Background information about plants and their requirements are here, as well as some strategies for finding plants and helpful hints for managing pests and diseases that you might find in your garden.
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  • University of Connecticut Home and Garden Education Center - The goal of the UConn Home and Garden Education Center is to be a highly respected and visible educational outreach program to the citizens of Connecticut. The Center is designed to meet the needs of an increasingly sophisticated audience by providing accurate, thorough and timely information on a wide variety of issues.
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Real Estate

  • Apartments.com - Find and rent apartments, houses, condos and townhomes. Thousands of privately owned properties are listed here. Search by location, price and more.
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  • Best Places to Live - Money magazine’s annual ranking of the best places to live in America. See the top 100 best places to live - including detailed city profiles, homes and more.
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  • Ginnie Mae - Ginnie Mae, or the Government National Mortgage Association, is a pool of home mortgages offered to investors as a conservative, U.S. Government-backed security.
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  • HUD Buying a Home - Offers a guide to buying a home with a low down payment. Also includes special government programs. Features and information for homebuyers from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.
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  • Mover Directory - Search for movers, moving companies and moving services. Get a free quote from a moving company.
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  • REALTOR.com - Realtor.com is the world’s largest real estate database of homes for sale and the official site of the National Association of Realtors. Search homes for sale or rent across the U.S. Includes real estate tips, articles for home buyers and information on financing, house inspections, closing and more.
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  • SalaryExpert - Offers salary surveys, wage calculators, compensation reports and salary advice. Salary Expert’s international salary calculator lets you select your job title and location to receive a sophisticated salary report.
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