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Bitter cold can increase wear and tear on certain parts of your vehicle, particularly if it’s already old. But to the untrained eye, these potential problem areas aren’t always easy to find. The solution? Have a trained mechanic inspect your vehicle. It’s better to get your inspection done early enough so that you can deal with potential problems before winter fully sets in.

As summer wraps up and fall and winter approach, there’s plenty to do to get your home ready for the coming season. To figure out what seasonal tasks to tackle first — yes, starting today — we spoke with Joni and Kitt of Practically Perfect, a Los Angeles–based organizing and lifestyle company, and Ria Safford of RiOrganize, a Southern California–based organization company, to see what organizing must-dos can help prepare your home (and your mind) for the busy fall and winter seasons.

Many of us have heard: “Don’t go outside without a coat; you’ll catch a cold.” But that’s not exactly true. Here's why.

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From Denver's first scrimmage play resulting in a safety on a bad snap, the only noteworthy item was the first outdoor Super Bowl in a cold-weather city. And it was mild for early February, then snowed the next day.

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Fall is officially here, and that means your nights might feel a little chilly. Next time you’re sipping hot apple cider and watching your favorite Halloween movies, curl up with this cozy heated blanket for the perfect night in.

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TRUMP: "In the beautiful Midwest, wind chill temperatures are reaching minus 60 degrees, the coldest ever recorded. In coming days, expected to get even colder. People can't last outside even for minutes. What the hell is going on with Global Waming? Please come back fast, we need you!" — tweet Jan. 28.

Heavy winter storms, freezing rain, wet snow and even high-speed winds can all lead to power outages. These blackouts can last days and sometimes weeks depending on the severity of the damage, leaving you and your family without heat, light or a means to cook. Here is what you should do before you find yourself without power during the cold, according to tips from the Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency.

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SD cities set weather records

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BROOKINGS - Cold weather and power outages often result in South Dakotans turning to their neglected fireplace as a means of providing heat.

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Chilly and downright cold weather has slowed some progress, but the I-90 Exit 14 in Spearfish is nearing a change in traffic patterns.

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