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Better Homes & Gardens May 1976 Magazine Article: Are you driving a collision course?

Page: 6

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Are you driving a collision course?

When the blame for an accident goes to that phantom scapegoat "loss of control," the real culprit is usually a driver who either isn't prepared to take emergency action or gives up control of his vehicle in panic even though there's still enough time for quick evasive measures.

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Better Homes & Gardens May 1976 Magazine Article: What's What in Skin Care Cosmetics

Page: 10

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What's What in Skin Care Cosmetics

However far-out the names on the labels, modern-day cosmetic creams are all refinements of the 2,000-year-old cold cream formula-- olive oil, beeswax, and water. The concoction got the name "cold cream" because, when it's applied to the skin, the water evaporates, resulting in a sensation of coolness.

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Better Homes & Gardens May 1976 Magazine Article: WHAT HAPPENS IF YOU BECOME DISABLED

Pages: 16, 18, 20, 23

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WHAT HAPPENS IF YOU BECOME DISABLED

Suppose a crippling disease or accident prevents you from working for months or even years. Where will you get the money to keep your family going? What if your disability prevents you from returning to your chosen occupation, though you can do other, less satisfying work? Must you take a job you don't want?

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Better Homes & Gardens May 1976 Magazine Article: A great privacy wall for a busy street

Page: 26

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A great privacy wall for a busy street

Don't write off your house solely because the street out front is beginning to resemble the freeway at rush hour. Instead, consider building a low-cost wall to screen out the noise, seal in a sense of privacy, and snap up the styling.

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Better Homes & Gardens May 1976 Magazine Article: SUMMER BULBS FOR COLORFUL BORDERS

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SUMMER BULBS FOR COLORFUL BORDERS

For mounds of color and big clusters of exciting blooms, plant quantities of summer-flowering bulbs throughout your flower borders. Many of the plants listed below grow from winterlender rhizomes, tubers, or corms, but are roughly classed as bulbs.

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Better Homes & Gardens May 1976 Magazine Article: How to paper your floor with a

Page: 30

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How to paper your floor with a "Strawberry patch"

Paper the floor? That's what we said! It's an easy, inexpensive alternative to traditional floor coverings, and the pattern possibilities are endless.

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Better Homes & Gardens May 1976 Magazine Article: HOW TO BUY BINOCULARS

Pages: 32, 33

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HOW TO BUY BINOCULARS

When you're shopping for a pair of binoculars and a salesperson asks you, "Which do you prefer, 7x35 or 10x50?" don't be intimidated. That numbering system is easy to understand, and once you get the hang of it, picking the right pair of binoculars should be a snap.

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Better Homes & Gardens May 1976 Magazine Article: Problem-solving privacy screens

Page: 35

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Problem-solving privacy screens

Visitors and deliverymen were forever confusing the front and back doors since they were both on the same side of the house. A shutoff screen around the service area solved the problem.

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Better Homes & Gardens May 1976 Magazine Article: HOUSEPLANT HOW-TO

Page: 42

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HOUSEPLANT HOW-TO

The iron cross is choice and not hard to grow. Simply put it in shade and keep the soil on the moist side-- not sopping wet. If you have taller plants, put this begonia under them. Sun is the number-one enemy. It won't kill your plant but the lush chartreuse-green leaves marked with reddish brown will turn ugly yellow and burnt brown.

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Better Homes & Gardens May 1976 Magazine Article: CANDLE TIPS

Pages: 44, 45

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CANDLE TIPS

Candles are really very simple objects-- "a chunk of wax and a bit of string," as a poet wrote. But that very simplicity accounts for their beauty and versatility. Today, there are candles to meet every decorating need: candles that emit a delicate scent, cylindrical candles that take on fascinating shapes as they burn, and an assortment of humorously shaped candles just right for that special birthday party or for some unusual event.

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Better Homes & Gardens May 1976 Magazine Article: WARRANTY RIGHTS: FACTS YOU SHOULD KNOW

Pages: 46, 48

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WARRANTY RIGHTS: FACTS YOU SHOULD KNOW

No doubt you've been frustrated more than once when something you just bought broke down and the manufacturer or dealer wouldn't take the responsibility for repairing or replacing it. Perhaps he said you had to pay for the repairs, even though you felt you were stuck with a lemon.

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Better Homes & Gardens May 1976 Magazine Article: HOW TO UNSCRAMBLE A PROBLEM KITCHEN

Pages: 50, 51, 52, 53

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HOW TO UNSCRAMBLE A PROBLEM KITCHEN

Fed up with your kitchen? Judging from our reader mail and our cross-country editorial travels, an enormous number of families are battling kitchens that thwart them at every turn. We hear about cramped-for-space kitchens, rush-hour traffic jams, skimpy storage, out-of-reach cabinets, inadequate lighting, counter shortages, and dull-as-dishwater decors.

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Better Homes & Gardens May 1976 Magazine Article: DOWN-TO-EARTH LANDSCAPING GUIDE

Pages: 54, 55, 56, 57

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DOWN-TO-EARTH LANDSCAPING GUIDE

In this second section of our landscaping story, we show you how to create outdoor living areas and solve various landscape problems. All the ideas are adaptable to fit most garden situations, so you can mix and match the projects and plants to fit your needs and desires. For ways to beautify the front of your home, please refer back to our April issue.

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Better Homes & Gardens May 1976 Magazine Article: A project center you can personalize

Page: 58

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A project center you can personalize

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Better Homes & Gardens May 1976 Magazine Article: Start your garden on a windowsill

Page: 58

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Start your garden on a windowsill

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Better Homes & Gardens May 1976 Magazine Article: Rechargeable drill operates where others won't

Page: 60

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Rechargeable drill operates where others won't

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Better Homes & Gardens May 1976 Magazine Article: Super-safe trimmer cuts without blades

Page: 60

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Super-safe trimmer cuts without blades

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Better Homes & Gardens May 1976 Magazine Article: Compact grinder keeps shop tools sharp

Page: 62

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Compact grinder keeps shop tools sharp

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Better Homes & Gardens May 1976 Magazine Article: Grow tomatoes without staking

Page: 62

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Grow tomatoes without staking

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Better Homes & Gardens May 1976 Magazine Article: Low-cost little gardens in pots

Page: 68

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Low-cost little gardens in pots

Ingenuity-- that's what counts more than cash when it comes to container gardens. Even if you're at the tag end of your budget, that needn't deprive you of a cluster of potted plants to brighten your porch, steps, or patio. The following suggestions will help you get a big effect for a modest outlay.

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Better Homes & Gardens May 1976 Magazine Article: DUAL-PURPOSE TABLES

Page: 70

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DUAL-PURPOSE TABLES

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Better Homes & Gardens May 1976 Magazine Article: WHAT YOU CAN DO WITH A HOUSE LIKE THIS

Pages: 74, 75, 76, 77

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WHAT YOU CAN DO WITH A HOUSE LIKE THIS

You've seen this house before somewhere-- maybe with different siding or a detached garage, but otherwise a carbon copy. That's because thousands of these sturdy little numbers were built from coast to coast in the '30s and '40s. Dated but serviceable, the original 1,400-square-foot version easily adapts to a variety of personalities and uses --and doesn't require a major overhaul to take on new life.

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Better Homes & Gardens May 1976 Magazine Article: Make a big splash with little cash

Pages: 78, 79, 80, 81

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Make a big splash with little cash

If you have an orchid taste but a petunia pocketbook, cheer up. The petunia and its bedding-plant cohorts can be fantastic. They'll fill your garden with sparkling color, and cost only a pittance. To prove it, we found some gardeners who have parlayed a few dollars' worth of flower seeds or inexpensive bedding plants into a wealth of beauty. Prices quoted are what these homeowners paid; costs will vary from place to place and season to season.

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Better Homes & Gardens May 1976 Magazine Article: MIND-OVER-MONEY DECORATING

Pages: 82, 83, 84, 85, 86, 87

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MIND-OVER-MONEY DECORATING

Imagination is the next best thing to a big fat bank account-- especially when it comes to decorating. Without setting foot in a furniture store, you can solve a slew of decorating problems-- and supplement your furnishings needs-- simply by using everyday objects and materials in unorthodox ways. Some people have a knack for putting commonplace objects to creative use, but most of us need some food for thought. Here, then, are six pages packed with ideas.

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Better Homes & Gardens May 1976 Magazine Article: Bring on the Servers!

Page: 94

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Bring on the Servers!

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Better Homes & Gardens May 1976 Magazine Article: SHORT-CUT SPRING FLOWERS

Page: 102

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SHORT-CUT SPRING FLOWERS

Having trouble composing those early spring blooms into gay bouquets? If the flowers defy arranging because of size, rubbery stems, and brittle heads that break off. try any one of our lovely arrangements shown here.

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Better Homes & Gardens May 1976 Magazine Article: GARDENING IN MAY

Pages: 118, 120

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GARDENING IN MAY

With summer just around the corner, it's time to wind up your spring planting and ready your garden for the hot-weather months ahead.

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Better Homes & Gardens May 1976 Magazine Article: UPHOLSTERY HOW-TO

Pages: 122, 123, 124

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UPHOLSTERY HOW-TO

Here are several special techniques you can use to add a decorative touch when you reupholster a chair or sofa.

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Better Homes & Gardens May 1976 Magazine Article: The Forge Of Freedom

Pages: 127, 128, 129, 130, 131, 132

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The Forge Of Freedom

During our country's painful birth and struggle for survival much of the crucial action took place within a triangle whose points you might roughly mark as Philadelphia, Williamsburg, and Charlottesville, Virginia. It was here that the spirit of freedom first took hold, that the principles of a new life-style were defined, that the new country was baptized in blood. It was here, too, that moralistic shackles of the New England Puritans were thrown off, allowing true religious and intellectual freedom for all to develop, that the nation's capital was located, and that the new nation's economy took shape.

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Better Homes & Gardens May 1976 Magazine Article: Time to re-roof?

Page: 139

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Time to re-roof?

You know the time has arrived whenever the old roof no longer does its job. That could be:

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Better Homes & Gardens May 1976 Magazine Article: PRO TEM WORKSHOP

Page: 140

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PRO TEM WORKSHOP

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Better Homes & Gardens May 1976 Magazine Article: THE BETTER HOMES & GARDENS BACKYARD VEGETABLE PLOT

Page: 142

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THE BETTER HOMES & GARDENS BACKYARD VEGETABLE PLOT

If you planted your early crops with us last month, by now you can see signs of life in radishes, lettuces, spinach, and, if you're lucky, peas. With these green shoots to inspire you, get ready for a busy vegetable month. May is the time to put in the warmweather crops.

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Better Homes & Gardens May 1976 Magazine Article: TIPS TOOLS & TECHNIQUES

Page: 146

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TIPS TOOLS & TECHNIQUES

A REGULAR FEATURE DESIGNED TO MAKE AROUND-THE-HOUSE JOBS EASIER FOR YOU

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Better Homes & Gardens May 1976 Magazine Article: Shopping editor's choice

Pages: 149, 150, 151, 152, 153, 154, 155, 156, 157, 158, 159, 160, 161, 162, 163

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Shopping editor's choice

Discover the ease and pleasure of shopping by mail. Order from the convenience of your own home with complete confidence. If not delighted, each company will happily refund your money.

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Better Homes & Gardens May 1976 Magazine Article: The Man Next Door

Page: 164

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The Man Next Door

Last summer Rosemary waited tables at a resort where there were a lot of "cute" college boys, but this year she will be working at a restaurant that caters to an older and more affluent crowd. "A boy is a boy," she explains, "but a good tip is hard cash."

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