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  • How to Protect Your Home from Burglars

    Burglary is one of the most common crimes in the world. It is also the easiest to prevent. In the US, statistics show that a burglary is committed every 15 seconds. When it does, homeowners lose more than a couple of prized possessions; they lose […]

  • 11 Holiday Mistakes That Bring Burglars to Your Home

    While you’re busy shopping, decorating, and getting ready for holiday festivities, burglars are preparing for one of their busiest times of the year as well. According to some sources, residential break-ins increase during the holiday season. […]

  • 13 Weird Ways to Use Dental Floss Around the House

    In nearly every bathroom, you'll find at least one package of dental floss, whether it’s waxed, unwaxed, monofilament, or multistranded. Believe it or not, that little bundle of cord can do much more than clean your teeth—and it’s […]

  • Video: 11 Trusted Techniques for Flu-Proofing Your Home

    The world is full of germs—we encounter them every day on our way to work, at school, or as we prepare dinner in the ... […]

  • How To: Clean Mattress Stains

    A good mattress is a big-ticket purchase, but stains—from bodily fluids to breakfast-in-bed accidents—are often inevi... […]

  • 11 Do's and Don’ts of Regifting

    It’s easy to attach a stigma to regifting, but when you really think about it, there's actually nothing wrong with creatively (and thoughtfully) passing along an unopened item that you yourself can’t—or won’t—use. You […]

  • 8 Colors You Didn’t Know Were Trademarked

    Thanks to marketing and advertising, consumers often associate colors with a particular brand—think Tiffany Blue or Post-it canary yellow. Some companies trademark their signature hues to ensure that competitors can’t steal their […]

  • Solved! When to Use Your Oven's Confusing "Self-Clean" Function

    Q: The oven in my new house has a self-clean feature, but I’ve heard there are pros and cons to using it. Should I tr... […]

  • Buyer’s Guide: Cutting Boards

    Interested in keeping your investment countertops in tip-top shape? Cutting boards are key accessories for any kitche... […]

  • A Guide to Garden Landscaping and Maintenance

    Not all of us are green fingered and relish the thought of spending an entire weekend tending to our gardens. Even if this is the case, any garden will still need to be tended to so your options are to hire a gardener or get on with it yourself. […]

  • 8 Easy Ways to Winter-Proof Your Car

    You can’t stop the cold weather from coming, but you can be ready when it hits. Before the temperatures plummet, take these 8 precautions to winter-proof your car this season. […]

  • The World's Wackiest Christmas Traditions

    In our neck of the world, certain Christmas decorations are a given, like festive lights, Christmas trees, and nutcracker figurines. But in other places, Christmas looks a little bit different. Every country has its own spin on celebrating the […]

  • What Makes Garage Doors Safe?

    Sometimes, it helps to change your perspective to understand clearly a problem. This is true for garage doors and safety issues as well. When you focus only on one aspect, you might lose your perspective. Believing that the garage door springs are […]

  • 7 Reasons Every Home Needs a Humidifier

    It's winter, so get ready for several months of that hot, dry air that your HVAC system pumps out. Even worse, while the heat is on your house will be buttoned up, which leads to poor air quality that makes your house a breeding ground for bacteria […]

  • 8 Things the Exterminator Won’t Tell You for Free

    Bugs got you down? No one wants to swat gnats away from their food or stomp roaches as they scurry across the floor, so it’s no wonder exterminators always seem to stay busy. While bugs can be beneficial in the garden, indoors they’re […]

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