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Plumber: Looking for family-friendly toilet seat

Q: Dear Ed: We have a young child about to start toilet training. We also have a small main bathroom that gets a lot of use and we are looking for a good toilet idea. Instead of a separate potty chair or seat, is there a plumbing option to use our present elongated toilet to take care of everyone in the family and guests?

Home & Garden

9 luxe ways to get cozy this winter

For some, winter is all about snowball fights, ice-skating and sledding down your neighborhood's biggest hill. But after the thrill of the first snowfall is gone and the deep freeze sets in, it's time to stay in and get cozy.

Home & Garden

Ask Angie's List: What's trending in interior design this year?

With each new year comes a fresh set of interior design trends. And those topping the list for 2018 are sure to inspire homeowners making updates big and small. Angie's List recently attended the shows at Design and Construction Week for a first-hand look at what's up and coming in home improvement. Here's a look at some of the themes shaping today's interior spaces, according to distinguished designers.

Home & Garden

Yardsmart: Sansevieria is a perfect house plant

Are you a houseplant killer? Do yours either turn brown and crispy or black and soggy? If so, consider growing the never-die house plant that has graced American homes since the 1800s. Sansevieria, known as snake plant or mother-in-law's tongue, began here as a problem-solver for nature-loving Victorians. They lived in dark houses with voluminous drapes on the windows, so they couldn't get house plants to survive. With so little natural light, they needed a plant that could live under such conditions and still look good every day.

Travel

Explore the gardens and wineries of Cornerstone Sonoma

There's no shortage of things to do, taste or sip in Sonoma, where wineries line the lanes and cute boutiques and bistros crowd town squares. It's tempting to scamper here, there and everywhere. But a single multiple-attraction destination can be appealing, especially when the weather turns drippy and damp.

Travel

Napa Valley Reboot: After the fires

I was driving through the Napa-Sonoma wine country in mid-December when a low, dark cloud drifted into my peripheral vision. It was over a vineyard and seemed to be billowing – a scary sight after the October wildfires that killed at least 43 people and burned more than 245,000 acres in Northern California.

Home & Garden

Style at Home: Great furniture: is all in the details

Here's to our upholstered furniture, the comfy pieces that make our down time so gratifying. After a long day, we can't wait to flop down on that comfy sofa in our living room, the enveloping reading chair by the fire or dining chairs that make you reluctant to get up from the table. As if supreme comfort wasn't enough to demand from our furniture, we also expect every piece to be beautiful and on-fashion, show-ready when it's time to entertain.

National

Deputies rescue bloodhound trapped under car on California highway

A Placer County Sheriff’s deputy and another California Highway Patrol officer rescued a dog trapped under a vehicle after being hit on Highway 80 east of Penryn, California on January 18. The Placer County Sheriff’s Office said a deputy was driving along the eastbound lanes of traffic when the deputy saw a bloodhound running frantically across the highway. Other motorists tried to avoid hitting the scared dog, and the deputy tried to slow traffic and save the animal from the busy roadway. The dog then ran the opposite direction, where he was hit by a passing car, becoming pinned underneath with its paw under the rear tire. Using a floor jack, the two officers were able to lift the car and save the dog.

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