‘Eat, Pray, Love’ author adds ending to her Jersey Victorian

When you’re trying to sell the priciest and most historic building in a small, rural, but artsy community in a place called Frenchtown, N.J., it helps that you’re a writer capable of spinning a listing description that pithily points out all the high points of the property.

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Bear attack survivor: I could hear teeth ‘going through my scalp’

A Florida woman recovering from a harrowing attack by a black bear in her own garage over the weekend is thankful to be alive.Terri Frana, 44, needed 30 staples in her scalp and 10 stitches in her forehead after she was attacked by a 200-pound bear on Saturday night in her home in Lake Mary, Fla.

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Quiz: test your home improvement smarts

Homeowners spent $130 billion on remodeling last year — the largest amount since 2007 — and we’re still opening our wallets. Harvard’s Joint Center for Housing Studies expects double-digit gains in this spending category through the remainder of this year. According to the annual Cost vs.

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Free your carpets from pet hair! 7 DIY fixes to common home issues

Sometimes the solutions to life’s problems are right in front of your face, or inside your kitchen cupboard.Brit Morin, founder and CEO of the lifestyle site Brit.

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Mom’s anguish leads to renewed warnings of window blind dangers

Erica Barnes Thomas was aggressive about baby proofing. In her North Bethesda, Md., house, every outlet is plugged, every cabinet has a lock and furniture is bolted to the walls. When her 2-year-old son Mac started climbing things, she ordered roman shades for his room.

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