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Better Homes & Gardens October 1978 Magazine Article: MAIL-ORDER BUYING: HOW TO ZIP THROUGH CHRISTMAS SHOPPING

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MAIL-ORDER BUYING: HOW TO ZIP THROUGH CHRISTMAS SHOPPING

Shopping by mail can be convenient and fun, especially when your alternative is hand-to-hand combat with the holiday crowds. You can order almost anything through the mail, from stocking stuffers to furniture. Here are some special tips for carefree Christmastime shopping, plus some general advice for all year long.

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Better Homes & Gardens October 1978 Magazine Article: ARE WORKING MOTHERS ATTEMPTING TOO MUCH?

Pages: 22, 25, 27, 30, 32, 34, 36, 38

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ARE WORKING MOTHERS ATTEMPTING TOO MUCH?

Holding down a job and pursuing a career while sustaining a marital relationship, nurturing children, and running a household add up to roughly a 32-hour day.

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Better Homes & Gardens October 1978 Magazine Article: Preparing your windshield for sloppy weather

Page: 40

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Preparing your windshield for sloppy weather

With fall and winter right around the corner, it's time to make sure that rain, sleet, dirt, road spray, and snow won't obscure your car's windshield or seep into your car.

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Better Homes & Gardens October 1978 Magazine Article: Firewood buying tips

Page: 42

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Firewood buying tips

When you buy firewood for your fireplace or wood-burning stove, keep these tips in mind:

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Better Homes & Gardens October 1978 Magazine Article: HOW TO MAKE YOUR FIREPLACE MORE HEAT EFFICIENT

Pages: 48, 51

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HOW TO MAKE YOUR FIREPLACE MORE HEAT EFFICIENT

To cope comfortably with lower thermostat settings, more and more families are using their fireplaces. But the conventional open-faced brick or stone fireplace is an inefficient way to keep a room cozy-- 90 percent of the heat just goes up the flue. Fortunately, there are ways to propel more wood-generated heat into living areas and keep precious heat from escaping up the chimney.

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Better Homes & Gardens October 1978 Magazine Article: Small-scale dining

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Small-scale dining

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Better Homes & Gardens October 1978 Magazine Article: A STANDOUT DIVIDER

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A STANDOUT DIVIDER

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Better Homes & Gardens October 1978 Magazine Article: THE ENERGY DILEMMA WHAT'S HAPPENED TO OUR INITIATIVE?

Pages: 62, 160, 162, 164, 166

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THE ENERGY DILEMMA WHAT'S HAPPENED TO OUR INITIATIVE?

Is your family living better each year? Saving more money? Probably not. And you don't have to look any further than your utility bills to realize why. Home energy costs are cutting more and more into your pocketbook.

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Better Homes & Gardens October 1978 Magazine Article: WHERE TO START SAVING HOME ENERGY DOLLARS

Pages: 64, 65

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WHERE TO START SAVING HOME ENERGY DOLLARS

Has another season of high utility bills played hob with your family budget? Help is on the way! This drawing shows many of the spots where your home may be oozing expensive heated or cooled air.

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Better Homes & Gardens October 1978 Magazine Article: Window-wall shelves

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Window-wall shelves

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Better Homes & Gardens October 1978 Magazine Article: Spot Decorating

Page: 70

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Spot Decorating

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Better Homes & Gardens October 1978 Magazine Article: KNITTED PATCHWORK

Pages: 72, 73, 74, 75, 150, 151, 152

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KNITTED PATCHWORK

Who says patchwork has to be quaint? Here it goes all out in a kaleidoscope of vivid fall colors. You knit these free-spirited sweaters patch by patch, using amounts of leftover yarns if you wish. The stitches and techniques are easy enough for a beginner to master, so go ahead and knit sweaters for all your family. For complete how-to, see page 150

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Better Homes & Gardens October 1978 Magazine Article: Fireplaces A beautiful way to warm your home

Pages: 76, 77, 78, 79, 80, 81

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Fireplaces A beautiful way to warm your home

The beauty and romance of a built-In fireplace will make you want to curl up and soak in the warmth. But while you're basking next to the fire's radiand heat, your furnace may be working harder to replace all the warm air that's being pulled up the chimney. There's a big difference in the efficiency of fireplaces--both in the amount of wood they consume and their net heat output. That difference is crucial if you're installing a fireplace to help cut your winter heating bills. Here's a look at the units that are efficient heat-producers.

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Better Homes & Gardens October 1978 Magazine Article: What to consider before installing a fireplace or stove

Pages: 82, 87, 88

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What to consider before installing a fireplace or stove

Heating our homes with nonrenewable fuels such as natural gas, coal, and oil is getting more and more expensive. Not only that, we may soon reach the point where those sources are simply no longer available-- at any price.

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Better Homes & Gardens October 1978 Magazine Article: Steps to take before you insulate

Pages: 90, 92, 94

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Steps to take before you insulate

"Slash your energy bill by 50 percent!" "Save up to 20 percent on heating bills!" "Reduce your heating and cooling costs by as much as 30 percent!"

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Better Homes & Gardens October 1978 Magazine Article: Minute Rice

Page: 90

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Minute Rice

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Better Homes & Gardens October 1978 Magazine Article: Small, mighty speakers

Page: 101

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Small, mighty speakers

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Better Homes & Gardens October 1978 Magazine Article: Tree trimmer

Page: 101

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Tree trimmer

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Better Homes & Gardens October 1978 Magazine Article: Hose fixer

Page: 101

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Hose fixer

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Better Homes & Gardens October 1978 Magazine Article: Sewing with air

Page: 101

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Sewing with air

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Better Homes & Gardens October 1978 Magazine Article: Press-on drywall tape

Page: 102

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Press-on drywall tape

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Better Homes & Gardens October 1978 Magazine Article: Smooth and speedy roller

Page: 102

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Smooth and speedy roller

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Better Homes & Gardens October 1978 Magazine Article: How to strip wood furniture

Pages: 104, 105

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How to strip wood furniture

A furniture refinishing project usually starts with getting down to the bare wood. Here's how you can get the messy job done quickly and efficiently.

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Better Homes & Gardens October 1978 Magazine Article: How to redo a room in three stages

Pages: 109, 110, 111, 112, 113, 114, 115

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How to redo a room in three stages

Let's face it. Any room that sees a lot of living is going to wind up looking the worse for wear. The process is a slow one, but suddenly you can no longer tolerate the frayed or faded upholstery, the sagging sofa cushions, the old carpet, or even the color scheme you once loved so much.

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Better Homes & Gardens October 1978 Magazine Article: Suddenly it's spring with EARLY-BIRD BULBS

Pages: 116, 117, 118, 119, 202

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Suddenly it's spring with EARLY-BIRD BULBS

Why wait for spring to enjoy spirit-lifting tulips, hyacinths, daffodils, and crocuses? You can force bulbs right now and be rewarded with mounds of glorious springtime color all winter long. Many bulbs will be blooming in only ten or 12 weeks with a minimum of care.

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Better Homes & Gardens October 1978 Magazine Article: LIGHT UP YOUR KITCHEN FOR FUNCTION

Pages: 120, 121, 122, 123, 216

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LIGHT UP YOUR KITCHEN FOR FUNCTION

A dimly lit kitchen is not only dispiriting to the cook, it's downright dangerous. If your kitchen has a case of the drearies, it's time to effect a cure with the right lighting. This kitchen/eating area demonstrates how you can brighten your work centers and still enjoy a soft, romantic setting for nighttime dining.

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Better Homes & Gardens October 1978 Magazine Article: HOW TO CHOOSE A RECLINING CHAIR

Pages: 136, 137, 139

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HOW TO CHOOSE A RECLINING CHAIR

Until recently, about all the reclining chair had going for it was comfort. Sitting in the chair was relaxing, but melding it into a room scheme was next to impossible. Today it's a different story. Thanks to major design changes and mechanical advances in the last few years, many recliners are good-looking as well as comfortable. Here's how to find the model that's right for you. And for a look at some of the newer recliners, turn to page 179.

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Better Homes & Gardens October 1978 Magazine Article: How to cook whole cauliflower

Page: 154

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How to cook whole cauliflower

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Better Homes & Gardens October 1978 Magazine Article: How to order material from the magazine

Page: 157

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How to order material from the magazine

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Better Homes & Gardens October 1978 Magazine Article: ON THE RUN TO BEAT THE BLUES

Page: 168

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ON THE RUN TO BEAT THE BLUES

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Better Homes & Gardens October 1978 Magazine Article: NEW EPILEPSY DRUG

Page: 168

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NEW EPILEPSY DRUG

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Better Homes & Gardens October 1978 Magazine Article: HOW TO ESCAPE MONTEZUMA'S REVENGE

Page: 168

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HOW TO ESCAPE MONTEZUMA'S REVENGE

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Better Homes & Gardens October 1978 Magazine Article: VACCINE FOR PNEUMONIA NOW AVAILABLE

Page: 168

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VACCINE FOR PNEUMONIA NOW AVAILABLE

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Better Homes & Gardens October 1978 Magazine Article: OLDER PERSONS NEED WARMER ROOMS

Page: 168

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OLDER PERSONS NEED WARMER ROOMS

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Better Homes & Gardens October 1978 Magazine Article: WORTHWHILE HEALTH BOOKLETS

Page: 168

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WORTHWHILE HEALTH BOOKLETS

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Better Homes & Gardens October 1978 Magazine Article: BIRDS THAT MAKE GOOD FAMILY PETS

Pages: 170, 172, 175

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BIRDS THAT MAKE GOOD FAMILY PETS

Although dogs and cats are the conventional candidates for family pets, birds are well worth considering, too. These sociable little creatures offer affection, entertainment, and companionship. And with proper care and attention, they can be beautiful to look at and delightful to listen to.

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Better Homes & Gardens October 1978 Magazine Article: Build-it-yourself birdcage

Page: 176

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Build-it-yourself birdcage

Move your feathered friends right into this classy birdcage, its size and wood construction make it particularly suited to canaries and finches. Our parakeets made themselves right at home, too. But if your budgie is a "born chewer," stick with a metal cage or protect the interior wood with a thin lining of aluminum or plastic.

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Better Homes & Gardens October 1978 Magazine Article: What's new in recliners

Page: 179

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What's new in recliners

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Better Homes & Gardens October 1978 Magazine Article: GREAT VACATIONS IN AMERICA'S RESTORED CITIES

Pages: 183, 184, 187, 188, 191, 192, 195, 196, 199

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GREAT VACATIONS IN AMERICA'S RESTORED CITIES

New life is stirring within many of America's cities. All over the country historic buildings are being snatched from the wrecking ball and restored. The result: revitalized neighborhoods where the past intermingles with the present and a great architectural heritage is preserved.

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Better Homes & Gardens October 1978 Magazine Article: TIPS TOOLS & TECHNIQUES

Page: 204

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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 October 1978 Magazine Article: Dealing with energy

Pages: 206, 210

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Dealing with energy

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Better Homes & Gardens October 1978 Magazine Article: Emergency money

Page: 206

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Emergency money

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Better Homes & Gardens October 1978 Magazine Article: Craft wish book

Page: 206

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Craft wish book

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Better Homes & Gardens October 1978 Magazine Article: Quick 'n easy platform

Page: 206

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Quick 'n easy platform

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Better Homes & Gardens October 1978 Magazine Article: Mail-order decorating

Page: 206

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Mail-order decorating

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Better Homes & Gardens October 1978 Magazine Article: Your message to tomorrow

Page: 210

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Your message to tomorrow

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Better Homes & Gardens October 1978 Magazine Article: A NEW FACE FOR A FRUMPY HOUSE

Page: 212

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A NEW FACE FOR A FRUMPY HOUSE

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Better Homes & Gardens October 1978 Magazine Article: SPEND-THE-NIGHT SOLUTIONS

Page: 214

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SPEND-THE-NIGHT SOLUTIONS

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Better Homes & Gardens October 1978 Magazine Article: Shopping editor's choice

Pages: 218, 221, 222, 223, 224, 225, 226, 227, 228, 229, 230, 231, 232, 233, 234, 235

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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 October 1978 Magazine Article: The Man Next Door

Page: 236

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The Man Next Door

"We can be thankful that Moses didn't work for the government," the Rev. George Hall observed last Sunday, "or there would be at least 150,000 commandments accompanied by at least as many administrative interpretations and regulations for us to heed."

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