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Better Homes & Gardens March 1979 Magazine Article: SHOULD YOU TAKE ON A SECOND MORTGAGE?

Pages: 17, 18

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SHOULD YOU TAKE ON A SECOND MORTGAGE?

Most likely your home has risen dramatically in value over the past few years, so you have substantial equity to show for your original investment. Though you can't cash in directly without selling your house, the Increase in equity does give you lots of borrowing power.

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Better Homes & Gardens March 1979 Magazine Article: BARRIER-FREE ROOMS FOR THE DISABLED

Pages: 32, 34, 36

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BARRIER-FREE ROOMS FOR THE DISABLED

Almost half a million handicapped men, women, and children in this country are confined to wheelchairs. Thousands of the elderly must also depend on wheelchairs for mobility.

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Better Homes & Gardens March 1979 Magazine Article: TIPS TOOLS & TECHNIQUES

Page: 38

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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 March 1979 Magazine Article: Should your new house come from the factory?

Pages: 42, 44

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Should your new house come from the factory?

Don't be too sure you're not living in a factory-built home right now. Only an expert can tell the difference between a manufactured house and the conventional site-built variety. And even if your entire house wasn't built in a factory, there's a good chance some of the components were.

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Better Homes & Gardens March 1979 Magazine Article: A dual-purpose divider

Page: 48

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A dual-purpose divider

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Better Homes & Gardens March 1979 Magazine Article: A Step Ahead in SOLAR LIVING

Pages: 50, 51, 52, 53, 54, 55

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A Step Ahead in SOLAR LIVING

This home has no furnace, no air conditioner, not even a fan. Yet the house maintains comfortable indoor temperatures year-round. How? Air flows in a gravity convection loop through an air space that acts as a buffer between you and the weather.

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Better Homes & Gardens March 1979 Magazine Article: MAKE ROOM FOR A KITCHEN EATING AREA

Pages: 56, 57, 58, 59

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MAKE ROOM FOR A KITCHEN EATING AREA

If you have to scoot up to a counter top to eat breakfast, the possibility of a sit-down dinner in your kitchen might seem impossible. But take a look at the two families pictured here. Like you, both families had an eat-in problem, and each solved it handily. Instead of trucking platters of food to a formal dining room and coping with a cramped breakfast nook, both families now can enjoy the fun of cooking and eating together in the same open kitchen eating area.

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Better Homes & Gardens March 1979 Magazine Article: How to order material from the magazine

Page: 61

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How to order material from the magazine

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Better Homes & Gardens March 1979 Magazine Article: BABY FURNITURE BUYMANSHIP

Pages: 62, 64, 66, 68, 70

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BABY FURNITURE BUYMANSHIP

An infant's needs are few, but certain basic furniture pieces are essential. Here is some information to help you shop wisely for baby furniture, whether you're expectant parents furnishing a first nursery, or about-to-be grandparents with gift-giving in mind.

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Better Homes & Gardens March 1979 Magazine Article: INVESTING abc's: COMMON STOCKS

Pages: 72, 75, 76, 78

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INVESTING abc's: COMMON STOCKS

Once your family has adequate insurance and savings, it's time to look for additional ways to plan for the future-- especially in the face of steep inflation. Here is the second in a series of articles explaining the various types of investments you may want to consider.

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Better Homes & Gardens March 1979 Magazine Article: THE NEW ENERGY-SAVING ENGINES

Pages: 82, 84, 86

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THE NEW ENERGY-SAVING ENGINES

Choosing the engine for a new car used to be simple. You picked the number of cylinders and the size according to your needs and desires. If you paid a premium for a performance engine, you sacrificed fuel economy. If you opted for a smaller, less expensive engine, you gave up some power.

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Better Homes & Gardens March 1979 Magazine Article: Sleek storage

Page: 90

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Sleek storage

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Better Homes & Gardens March 1979 Magazine Article: Track lights

Page: 90

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Track lights

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Better Homes & Gardens March 1979 Magazine Article: Tire tips

Page: 90

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Tire tips

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Better Homes & Gardens March 1979 Magazine Article: Plant IDs

Page: 90

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Plant IDs

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Better Homes & Gardens March 1979 Magazine Article: Family booster

Page: 90

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Family booster

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Better Homes & Gardens March 1979 Magazine Article: Sheet update

Page: 92

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Sheet update

A long time ago sheets were white, and cotton, and everyone knew muslin was for kids and percale was for grown-ups. Muslin and percale are still around, but just about everything else is different. About ten years ago 50-percent polyester/50-percent cotton blend was introduced, and the long wearing, no-wrinkle, easy-care qualities of this innovative blend brought sheets into the fashion limelight.

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Better Homes & Gardens March 1979 Magazine Article: Scholar's vacation

Page: 94

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Scholar's vacation

It may not seem like your dream vacation-- you pay a hefty fee for the privilege of working hard-- but thousands of people, from high school students to grandmothers, have already discovered the satisfaction of going on an Earthwatch expedition.

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Better Homes & Gardens March 1979 Magazine Article: HOUSEPLANT HOW-TO

Page: 96

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HOUSEPLANT HOW-TO

The common names of houseplants can be confusing. Many plants are known by several names, which may vary in different parts of the country. The two plants shown here are commonly called ferns, yet neither is a true member of the fern family.

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Better Homes & Gardens March 1979 Magazine Article: A DOUBLE-DUTY KITCHEN TABLE

Page: 98

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A DOUBLE-DUTY KITCHEN TABLE

Here's how to build a kitchen table that's doubly useful. The table's sturdiness and good looks make it suitable for family dining. And the marble block inset is ideal for rolling out pastry.

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Better Homes & Gardens March 1979 Magazine Article: Family get-togethers

Page: 101

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Family get-togethers

When members of your family get together to celebrate a special event, why not start some new traditions to supplement the established ones? Here's a collection of ideas for activities designed to span the generations and bring people together to share experiences.

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Better Homes & Gardens March 1979 Magazine Article: Updating with GLASS

Page: 102

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Updating with GLASS

Face-lifting a house doesn't always entail installing new siding or roofing, or even investing in a fresh paint job. Here's an example of how restyling the window areas of a house can update the facade-- and give a brighter feeling to interiors.

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Better Homes & Gardens March 1979 Magazine Article: Grow Something Different

Pages: 105, 106, 107, 108, 109, 110, 111

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Grow Something Different

You'll be inspired to do more than just dream when you thumb through the new crop of garden catalogs. They're brimming with practically irresistible flowers and vegetables. We know, because we got a sneak preview of the new varieties last year, and also garden-tested some old favorites that warrant a second look.

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Better Homes & Gardens March 1979 Magazine Article: THE FINE ART OF DISPLAYING ART

Pages: 112, 113, 114, 115, 116, 117

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THE FINE ART OF DISPLAYING ART

When it comes to creating a warm and personal family environment, pictures are worth a thousand words. Art, whether it's a one-of-a-kind painting, a collection of calendar prints, or a handcrafted quilt, can add life and character to an otherwise nondescript room. And because art can be anything you happen to like, it acts as a personal expression of your family's tastes and interests.

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Better Homes & Gardens March 1979 Magazine Article: TATTING New Ideas for a Gentle Art

Pages: 118, 119, 156, 158, 159, 160, 163

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TATTING New Ideas for a Gentle Art

Children growing up during the early 1900s were fascinated by the syncopated bobbing of the tatting shuttle as their mothers made lace. Tatting-- and related lace-making techniques such as bobbin lace and Battenburg lace-- evolved from mariners' utilitarian knots.

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Better Homes & Gardens March 1979 Magazine Article: Collectors' kitchens

Page: 148

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Collectors' kitchens

To avid antique hunters, the find is only part of the game. The other part is the display. The kitchen makes an ideal showcase because that's where the family spends lots of time. Here's how several expert collectors decorated their kitchen with favorite finds.

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Better Homes & Gardens March 1979 Magazine Article: Kitchen ventilation buymanship

Page: 152

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Kitchen ventilation buymanship

Getting rid of stale cooking odors, fumes, and smoke is reason enough to ventilate your kitchen. But removing heat and moisture-- especially if your home is air-conditioned-- also saves energy.

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Better Homes & Gardens March 1979 Magazine Article: Clean-'em-up boot scraper

Page: 170

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Clean-'em-up boot scraper

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Better Homes & Gardens March 1979 Magazine Article: HOMEGROWN VITAMINS

Pages: 172, 174

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HOMEGROWN VITAMINS

Vegetables and fruit, fresh from your garden and orchard, are delicious ways to give your diet a nutritional boost.

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Better Homes & Gardens March 1979 Magazine Article: HOW TO HANG ALMOST ANYTHING

Page: 176

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HOW TO HANG ALMOST ANYTHING

After you've decided what to hang where in your home, your next major decision is how. Don't just grab a hammer and pound-- you may end up with a cracked wall, or worse yet, with your bookshelf or picture on the floor. To avoid such "hang-ups," just follow these guidelines.

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Better Homes & Gardens March 1979 Magazine Article: WHAT'S WHAT IN VACCINATIONS FOR PETS

Pages: 178, 180

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WHAT'S WHAT IN VACCINATIONS FOR PETS

Several diseases pose major threats to dogs and cats, but with the help of a competent veterinarian, you can protect your pet from most of them. Here's a rundown of what vaccinations your dog or cat needs and when.

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Better Homes & Gardens March 1979 Magazine Article: GARDENING IN MARCH

Page: 182

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GARDENING IN MARCH

This month is a good time to get the jump on the growing season by polishing off some of those early garden chores.

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Better Homes & Gardens March 1979 Magazine Article: Simplified transfers

Page: 184

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Simplified transfers

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Better Homes & Gardens March 1979 Magazine Article: Tiny table saw

Page: 184

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Tiny table saw

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Better Homes & Gardens March 1979 Magazine Article: Versatile flooring glue

Page: 186

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Versatile flooring glue

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Better Homes & Gardens March 1979 Magazine Article: Chill stoppers

Page: 186

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Chill stoppers

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Better Homes & Gardens March 1979 Magazine Article: Nursery storage units

Page: 192

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Nursery storage units

If you are in the market for a baby's crib, you'll soon find that most nursery groups also include matching storage units. Here's some information.

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Better Homes & Gardens March 1979 Magazine Article: FACTS ABOUT FRAMING

Pages: 194, 196, 198, 204

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FACTS ABOUT FRAMING

How you frame your art affects not only how it looks, but how long it lasts as well. Even though you may select frames for aesthetic reasons, their major function is to protect your art. Here are some guidelines to keep in mind whether you do the framing job yourself or turn it over to a professional.

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Better Homes & Gardens March 1979 Magazine Article: GREAT WEEKEND VACATIONS With Kids

Pages: 207, 208, 210, 212, 214, 216, 218

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GREAT WEEKEND VACATIONS With Kids

As anyone who has traveled with children knows, a vacation with the kids can be a marvelous time of shared pleasure-- or it can be a disaster brought on by conflicting interests, boredom, and crankiness. A couple of suggestions may make all the difference:

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Better Homes & Gardens March 1979 Magazine Article: Shopping editor's choice

Pages: 221, 223, 224, 225, 226, 227, 228, 229

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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 March 1979 Magazine Article: The Man Next Door

Page: 230

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The Man Next Door

Christine insists that whenever spring arrives this year, it's going to be late as far as she's concerned.

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