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How to Use Chandeliers In Your Home

Five words or less (NewsUSA) - Twenty years ago, a chandelier was a sure thing in two rooms in the home -- the foyer and dining room. Fortunately, today's homeowners and lighting designers have broken those two-room barriers, allowing chandeliers to become statement-making additions to everything from bedrooms to closets. The American Lighting Association offers...

One Woman's Journey With Advanced Breast Cancer

Five words or less (NewsUSA) - Michele Vela, 60, of Los Angeles was always diligent about her annual mammograms. Despite this, Michele was diagnosed with advanced (stage IV) breast cancer several years ago. After her diagnosis, Michele retired from her 33-year career as a postal worker and committed herself to fighting the disease. The experience gave her a new...

Disaster Victims Should Document Losses Before Cleanup Begins

Five words or less (NewsUSA) - Floods, fire, tornados or earthquakes can be devastating to families and businesses. Did you know that damage, destruction or loss of your property resulting from these or other sudden, unexpected events may be deductible on your tax return? The required document process does not need to be difficult, according to the National...

Hurricanes! Tornados! It's Open Season for Home Contractor Scams

Five words or less (NewsUSA) - It happens after almost every natural disaster: Scam artists come out of the woodwork to prey on homeowners trying desperately to rebuild. If anything, the scams have gotten even bolder -- one of the 61 "contractors" just netted in a New York sting operation allegedly took a Hurricane Sandy victim for $80,000 -- since rampant fraud...