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Better Homes & Gardens May 1980 Magazine Article: Life Insurance

Pages: 23, 24

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Life Insurance

Young families are often caught between a rock and a hard place when buying life insurance: Typically, the need for financial protection is at its highest when the income they can afford to put into insurance is at its lowest. But the situation is improving.

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Better Homes & Gardens May 1980 Magazine Article: A Report to Parents on Minimum Competency Tests Sample test questions: Could you pass?

Pages: 27, 28, 32, 37

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A Report to Parents on Minimum Competency Tests Sample test questions: Could you pass?

To qualify for a high school diploma, your child may very well have to pass something called a minimum competency test, in addition to meeting the usual requirements of passing certain courses and attending school for a certain period of time. What's the point of such tests? Here are some representative examples of the kinds of questions that appear on various minimum competency tests.

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Better Homes & Gardens May 1980 Magazine Article: Whole-house fans Low-cost Cooling

Page: 42

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Whole-house fans Low-cost Cooling

Here's how you can cut back on air conditioning this summer and save money without sweltering: Install a whole-house fan, the kind that has been known for years as the "attic" fan, and bring refreshing breezes into every room of your house.

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Better Homes & Gardens May 1980 Magazine Article: SOLAR CONVERSIONS THAT WORK ADD A SOLAR GREENHOUSE

Pages: 45, 46, 47, 48, 49, 50, 51, 52, 53

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SOLAR CONVERSIONS THAT WORK ADD A SOLAR GREENHOUSE

An alarming number of us are caught in a real bind: We're afraid we won't be able to pay our heat bills next year, yet we're simply not in a position-- at least for the time being-- to build or buy a home that we can afford to heat. For most of us, the only recourse has been to tighten up our homes and conserve energy by closing off unused rooms, setting back thermostats, etc. But for some families, there may be a sound new way to cope with the problem. If your house and lot qualify (as explained below), and if you can swing a home improvement loan, you can probably cut your heat costs considerably by adding a passive solar greenhouse.

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Better Homes & Gardens May 1980 Magazine Article: REVIVE A PENCIL-THIN BUNGALOW

Pages: 54, 55, 56

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REVIVE A PENCIL-THIN BUNGALOW

Just a few years ago, decrepit old houses like this one were shunned by home buyers. But today these narrow little urban bungalows are soaring in popularity due to runaway inflation, the energy crisis, and a critical shortage of land close to downtown.

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Better Homes & Gardens May 1980 Magazine Article: A take-along picnic table

Page: 59

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A take-along picnic table

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Better Homes & Gardens May 1980 Magazine Article: A breakfast room/deck addition

Page: 60

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A breakfast room/deck addition

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Better Homes & Gardens May 1980 Magazine Article: Two-way pet door

Page: 63

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Two-way pet door

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Better Homes & Gardens May 1980 Magazine Article: Build-it-yourself Platform Bed

Pages: 66, 71

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Build-it-yourself Platform Bed

If you like the looks-- but not the price-- of a custom-made bed frame, consider this stylish, easy-to-build version. The sleek platform frame is made of plywood panels that are padded with foam and "upholstered" with inexpensive sheets; a recessed base supports the bed. To make your own customized bed frame, just follow these easy steps.

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Better Homes & Gardens May 1980 Magazine Article: MUSIC LESSONS at your age?

Pages: 75, 76, 79

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MUSIC LESSONS at your age?

To that question, about 50 million adult amateur musicians would respond with a fortissimo "Yes!" No matter what your age or previous musical experience, you can learn to make music that you-- and others-- will enjoy.

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Better Homes & Gardens May 1980 Magazine Article: The ABC's of changing a tire

Pages: 85, 86

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The ABC's of changing a tire

Do all the drivers in your family know the proper technique?

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Better Homes & Gardens May 1980 Magazine Article: How to get the best auto parts

Pages: 88, 92, 93, 95

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How to get the best auto parts

With the average new car price creeping toward five figures, one strategy for cutting car costs is to simply keep your current car longer. That means you'll have to buy more auto parts than usual, and you'll have to sort out the best parts for your car from among scores of brands at sources ranging from the junkyard to the corner grocery.

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Better Homes & Gardens May 1980 Magazine Article: Stashed-away stereos

Pages: 96, 97

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Stashed-away stereos

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Better Homes & Gardens May 1980 Magazine Article: Back-to-nature walks and decks

Page: 99

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Back-to-nature walks and decks

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Better Homes & Gardens May 1980 Magazine Article: Stick 'em up

Page: 100

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Stick 'em up

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Better Homes & Gardens May 1980 Magazine Article: Classics in lighting

Page: 100

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Classics in lighting

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Better Homes & Gardens May 1980 Magazine Article: Sturdy carry-out furniture

Page: 100

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Sturdy carry-out furniture

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Better Homes & Gardens May 1980 Magazine Article: Iron-on decorating

Page: 100

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Iron-on decorating

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Better Homes & Gardens May 1980 Magazine Article: Camp finder

Page: 104

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Camp finder

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Better Homes & Gardens May 1980 Magazine Article: New way to figure greenhouse heat

Page: 104

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New way to figure greenhouse heat

Predicting the amount of heat you can expect from a solar greenhouse addition is tricky, even for a technician. Most methods require a complete heat-loss analysis and an extensive hand-held-calculator program. As a result, even some of the pros prefer to make educated guesses.

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Better Homes & Gardens May 1980 Magazine Article: Quilting how-to

Page: 104

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Quilting how-to

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Better Homes & Gardens May 1980 Magazine Article: PERKING UP TASTE AND SMELL

Page: 111

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PERKING UP TASTE AND SMELL

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Better Homes & Gardens May 1980 Magazine Article: DEPRESSION: LONG-TERM HELP NEEDED?

Pages: 111, 112

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DEPRESSION: LONG-TERM HELP NEEDED?

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Better Homes & Gardens May 1980 Magazine Article: MILD HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE? GET TREATMENT

Page: 111

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MILD HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE? GET TREATMENT

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Better Homes & Gardens May 1980 Magazine Article: DON'T TAN, DON'T BURN

Page: 111

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DON'T TAN, DON'T BURN

A tan is "out and natural skin color is "in." That's the message dermatologists would like to convey to the American public.

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Better Homes & Gardens May 1980 Magazine Article: MENTAL HEALTH AND PHYSICAL HEALTH

Page: 111

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MENTAL HEALTH AND PHYSICAL HEALTH

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Better Homes & Gardens May 1980 Magazine Article: EXERCISE FOR NIGHT LEG CRAMPS

Pages: 112, 116

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EXERCISE FOR NIGHT LEG CRAMPS

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Better Homes & Gardens May 1980 Magazine Article: ARTIFICIAL BLOOD NOW IN LIMITED USE

Page: 112

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ARTIFICIAL BLOOD NOW IN LIMITED USE

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Better Homes & Gardens May 1980 Magazine Article: ADOPTION HOPE FOR

Page: 116

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ADOPTION HOPE FOR "SPECIAL NEEDS" KIDS

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Better Homes & Gardens May 1980 Magazine Article: SYNTHETIC FIBERS: NO BALDNESS CURE

Page: 116

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SYNTHETIC FIBERS: NO BALDNESS CURE

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Better Homes & Gardens May 1980 Magazine Article: DRIVING SAFELY WITH KIDS

Page: 116

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DRIVING SAFELY WITH KIDS

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Better Homes & Gardens May 1980 Magazine Article: DECK DETAILS

Page: 118

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DECK DETAILS

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Better Homes & Gardens May 1980 Magazine Article: Wallpaper wizardry

Page: 120

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Wallpaper wizardry

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Better Homes & Gardens May 1980 Magazine Article: SOLUTIONS FOR TYPICAL TRACT HOUSES

Pages: 123, 124, 125, 126, 127, 128, 129, 130, 131

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SOLUTIONS FOR TYPICAL TRACT HOUSES

No matter where you Live, you've seen them-- rows of small, boxy houses dotting the suburban landscape like so many cookies made with a mold. Outside, each one looks much like its next-door neighbor; inside, many lack adequate living and storage space, let alone distinctive personalities.

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Better Homes & Gardens May 1980 Magazine Article: COFFEE BREAK

Pages: 132, 133

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COFFEE BREAK

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Better Homes & Gardens May 1980 Magazine Article: SHOW-OFF GARDENS WITH POTTED PLANTS

Pages: 134, 135, 136

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SHOW-OFF GARDENS WITH POTTED PLANTS

Let potted plants brighten every aspect of your outdoor living: your front entry, steps, walks, decks. Any area of your outside space can bloom from spring until frost-- or year round if you live in a mild climate.

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Better Homes & Gardens May 1980 Magazine Article: Wallpapering time-savers

Page: 186

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Wallpapering time-savers

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Better Homes & Gardens May 1980 Magazine Article: Multi-culture cooker

Page: 186

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Multi-culture cooker

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Better Homes & Gardens May 1980 Magazine Article: Pocket-size wrench kit

Page: 186

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Pocket-size wrench kit

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Better Homes & Gardens May 1980 Magazine Article: Spring cleaners

Page: 186

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Spring cleaners

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Better Homes & Gardens May 1980 Magazine Article: Solar-powered roof drain

Page: 188

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Solar-powered roof drain

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Better Homes & Gardens May 1980 Magazine Article: Sizing up sewing machines

Pages: 192, 193

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Sizing up sewing machines

If you're about to buy a new sewing machine, be sure you know exactly what's available and what your needs are before you make a final decision. Here are four key areas to consider when you're shopping the sewing machine market.

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Better Homes & Gardens May 1980 Magazine Article: Gardener's log

Pages: 195, 196

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Gardener's log

"May is building her house. With apple blooms She is roofing over the glimmering rooms."

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Better Homes & Gardens May 1980 Magazine Article: INFLATION FIGHTER'S GUIDE TO LOW COST MEALS

Page: 198

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INFLATION FIGHTER'S GUIDE TO LOW COST MEALS

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Better Homes & Gardens May 1980 Magazine Article: INEXPENSIVE PROJECTS FOR WOODWORKING BUFFS

Page: 198

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INEXPENSIVE PROJECTS FOR WOODWORKING BUFFS

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Better Homes & Gardens May 1980 Magazine Article: WHO SAYS GOURMET RECIPES HAVE TO BE HARD?

Page: 198

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WHO SAYS GOURMET RECIPES HAVE TO BE HARD?

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Better Homes & Gardens May 1980 Magazine Article: String-along crib dolls

Page: 201

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String-along crib dolls

With colorful fabric scraps and some quick-stitching, you can create a string of soft, safe fabric dolls to hang across your baby's crib.

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Better Homes & Gardens May 1980 Magazine Article: TRAIN TREKKING ACROSS CANADA

Pages: 209, 210, 213, 214, 217, 218, 221

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TRAIN TREKKING ACROSS CANADA

Traveling through Canada by train is one of the great North American vacation adventures. Canadian rail travel offers experiences and options you won't find anywhere else on this continent. Besides that, Canadian trains are convenient, comfortable, energy efficient, and relatively inexpensive.

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Better Homes & Gardens May 1980 Magazine Article: Kitchen makeover on a budget

Page: 222

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Kitchen makeover on a budget

When Delphia Lamberson decided to update the kitchen of her 1920s bungalow, she resolved to keep costs to a minimum and to achieve a look that would harmonize with the rest of the house. Careful planning and thrifty recycling helped her reach her goals.

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Better Homes & Gardens May 1980 Magazine Article: TIPS, TOOLS & TECHNIQUES

Page: 225

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TIPS, TOOLS & TECHNIQUES

This feature is written by you. It's a wide-ranging collection of shop hints, installation tips, and repair shortcuts that you-- along with millions like you-- have picked up from your experience as a do-it-yourselfer. We pay $25 for each problem solver we publish. See the box below for submission details.

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Better Homes & Gardens May 1980 Magazine Article: What's what in Pet Nutrition

Pages: 226, 228, 231, 232

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What's what in Pet Nutrition

You don't have to be a nutrition expert to make sure your dog or cat gets a healthful, well-balanced diet. Once you understand the basics, choosing the right fare for the family pet isn't all that difficult.

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Better Homes & Gardens May 1980 Magazine Article: Warning signs of water damage

Page: 234

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Warning signs of water damage

If water gets into your house and stays there, the whole structure can gradually weaken and deteriorate. This damage is much more difficult to repair than to prevent, so keep your eyes open for early signs of trouble.

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Better Homes & Gardens May 1980 Magazine Article: Shopping editor's choice

Pages: 235, 236, 238, 239, 240, 241

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Shopping editor's choice

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Better Homes & Gardens May 1980 Magazine Article: The Man Next Door

Page: 242

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The Man Next Door

Our teacher friend, Nell Brooks, had her fourth graders write their definition of a friend. Our favorite: "A friend is someone who tells you a secret before he tells it to anyone else."

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