Life

Personal Safety

Toxic Sofas and Beds

A new study by researchers at Duke and North Carolina State universities found that Firemaster 550—a flame-retardant chemical mixture added…

Cleaning

Super Shine Your Flatware

If your stainless steel flatware is dull, streaky, or spotty from the dishwasher, pour a little baking soda on each…

Fruits & Vegetables

Make Your Onion Sweeter

Let’s suppose you want to use a milder and sweeter-tasting onion in your salad, but all you have is a…

Fruits & Vegetables

A Squash for All Seasons

Halloween and Thanksgiving are long past, but that doesn’t mean we should forget about pumpkin until next year! In fact,…

Exercise & Fitness

Be the Machine

Before you plug in that egg beater, juicer or vacuum cleaner, read this. All day long, we depend on devices…

Home

Freshen Up a Flat Bed Pillow

Put new life into an old, flattened-out feather or down pillow by letting it toss and knock around in a…

Clothing

Real Men Wear Mittens

Some reminders if you’re heading out in the cold this weekend. Mittens keep your hands warmer than gloves, so opt…

Self-Improvement

Feel Like You’ve Got More Hours in Your Day

Think back to a moment when you felt utterly awestruck by the splendor of a sunset, the majesty of a…

Meat & Poultry

Reheat Your Roast Without Drying It Out

If you’ve cooked a good piece of beef over the holidays, you can reheat without drying it out. The idea…

Personal Safety

Don’t Burn Those Glossy Pages!

If you plan to spend the day by the fireplace, be sure not to feed it any newspapers or magazines…

Alcoholic Drinks

A New Year’s Eve Toast–to You!

If you like to ring in the New Year with a bit of the bubbly, try these tips from the…

Cooking Techniques

Pancakes in a Flash

If mornings are hectic and you want to make warm, filling pancakes for your family, try this time-saver. Prepare pancake…

Recipes

Sweet and Zesty Kwanzaa Salad

Today is the first day of Kwanzaa, which lasts through January 1st. Kwanzaa celebrates African-American heritage. It’s the Swahili word…

Self-Improvement

Christmas Pearls of Wisdom

“To your enemy, forgiveness. To an opponent, tolerance. To a friend, your heart. To a customer, service. To all, charity.…

Special Occasions

Sweet Treat for Your Christmas Tree

Give your Christmas tree a pick-me-up by adding one ounce (two tablespoons) of maple syrup to its water. The syrup’s sugar…