Life

Driving

For Safer Driving, Put a Baby Photo On Board

Remember those yellow and black “Baby On Board” placards that hung from inside so many car windows a few years…

Cleaning

Sticky-Scissors Solution

Scissors that stick might have some gooey residue from something they were used to cut, such as tape or glue.…

Recipes

Cut Calories, Not Flavor, from Your Favorite Italian Dishes

Great ways to reduce the calorie count in a wide range of Italian meals… Use nonfat Greek yogurt in place…

Pets

How to Travel Safely with Your Pet

“Boomer, car ride!” Those were magic words to my bearded collie, who loved nothing better than taking a car trip…

Cooking Techniques

Peanut Butter Cookies the Easy Way

To make those signature treads in peanut butter cookies, use a strong plastic fork to flatten the dough balls before…

Organization

Corkscrew Warning

Keep a pulled cork on the end of a corkscrew, especially if the corkscrew is loose in a drawer with…

Pets

How to Name a Dog

Getting a puppy? Congratulations! But note—it’s best to stay away from one-syllable names, which can sound like a command. For…

Home Improvements

Safer Senior Living at Home

Amazing new high-tech gadgets and services Helping an aging parent or other loved one to remain independent and living in…

Hair

Combat Oily Hair

To make your hair less oily without using a lot of chemicals, combine equal parts of plain water and apple…

Cooking Techniques

Easy Meatloaf Cleanup…with Better Flavor

When making meatloaf, place one or two slices of uncooked bacon on the bottom of the pan beneath the loaf…then…

Walking

Why Walking Is the #1 Way to Exercise

Today, we will tell you why you unequivocally, irrefutably do not have to exercise like a maniac to achieve amazing results. Why…

Skin & Nails

Make Large Pores Look Small

A reader asked us this question—and here is the answer from Joan Wilen and Lydia Wilen. To help make large…

Clothing

Better Way to Dry Your Beret

Is your beret looking a little weary from the winter weather? After you’ve washed your cap with gentle soap and…

Grains

Biscuits Made to Your Liking

If you like your biscuits to be crusty, space them out on the baking sheet. If you like soft-sided biscuits,…

Cleaning

Trick for Sliding Furniture

If you are rearranging furniture or moving it so you can clean the floor, put old socks—the heavier, the better—on…