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What you can do at home to prevent cold and flu

In the midst of cold and flu season, you’re often greeted with sniffles and sneezes everywhere you go. Washing your hands and stocking up on orange juice are great starting points, but there’s more you can do at home to decrease your chances of falling ill; take these steps to keep yourself and your family in good health.

Handyman

Kitchen and bar faucets aren’t interchangeable

We are in the process of a major kitchen remodel that will include an island with a bar sink. I want the kitchen sink faucet to perfectly match the bar sink faucet. Can I just buy two of the same kitchen sink faucets and install one on the kitchen sink and one on the bar sink?

Handyman

Possible causes for humps in the floor

We recently noticed a hump in a floor between the kitchen and the living room. The home has a basement where we can see the floors, and I cannot see anything like a hump. We never noticed this until the carpet was removed and a new wood floor installed. Do you think this was always there and unnoticed?

House & Home

Handyman: Help with a washer drain

My washing machine is located in the basement in a room directly beneath the kitchen. When water drains from the washer, it’s going into a hole in the basement floor. The sump pump kicks on, but the water comes back up into the kitchen sink. Why does it do that?

Handyman

End-of-summer guide to clean rugs

Derek Niederquell of 1-800 Water Damage — a national company in property restoration specializing in water, fire and carpet cleaning — offers tips for keeping your rugs in good shape.

Videos

KU coach Bill Self gets 600th win

KU coach Bill Self got his 600th win Tuesday night when his Jayhawks beat UMKC 105-62.
Rich Sugg The Kansas City Star
KU coach Bill Self gets 600th win 3:06

KU coach Bill Self gets 600th win

Missouri coach Kim Anderson speaks after defeating Miami (Ohio) 0:59

Missouri coach Kim Anderson speaks after defeating Miami (Ohio)

Trump announces huge investment and job creation in U.S. by Sprint's parent company 0:58

Trump announces huge investment and job creation in U.S. by Sprint's parent company

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From the Frozen Tundra to KC, tips for Chiefs fans on staying warm