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Living Smart: 5 Kinds of roofing shingles to choose from

It's important to consider the pros and cons of several different types of roof shingles and the relative cost of each roofing material, as well as consult with a local roofing contractor to determine which shingles work best for your house and in your part of the country. Here's a look at some commonly used roofing materials:

Home & Garden

Hobbies: Turn seashells into nautical succulent planters

Succulents are the perfect plant because they don't require too much attention and they can be planted virtually anywhere as long as it's sunny! Plus, they come in so many varieties, each one chic and unique. This DIY brings a little bit of the beach into your garden by turning seashells into succulent planters.

Videos

For clearing underbrush, rent the Goat Squad

Diana Tetens, Goat Squad’s owner, talks about her unique Carrboro business
Juli Leonard jleonard@newsobserver.com
For clearing underbrush, rent the Goat Squad 1:40

For clearing underbrush, rent the Goat Squad

Watch a Monarch caterpillar pupate at 8X speed 0:22

Watch a Monarch caterpillar pupate at 8X speed

Durham spoon carver Vanessa Hernandez finds her craft meditative and stress relieving 1:18

Durham spoon carver Vanessa Hernandez finds her craft meditative and stress relieving

A look inside HGTV's 2016 Smart Home in Raleigh 2:16

A look inside HGTV's 2016 Smart Home in Raleigh