12 - 2 - 2013
The year-end holidays are all about family togetherness. Christmas, Chanukah and Kwanzaa are among the best times of the year to celebrate the joys of home and hearth.
Having our homes reflect holiday themes and colors is certainly heartwarming, but we really stoke up the spirit of the season when we make decorating a family affair.
So grab the kids, roll up your sleeves, and get into your design groove. The following holiday craft projects will provide family fun … and some nice decorations for your home:
11 - 6 - 2013
Americans have a hearty appetite for Thanksgiving. Our national bird may be the bald eagle, but it’s the stuffed turkey we salute on the fourth Thursday of November each year.
Along with “the bird,” we relish the Thanksgiving Day parade, football rivalry and kickoff of the holiday shopping season. But the essence of Thanksgiving is all about giving thanks, a time to express gratitude for all the blessings in our lives.
11 - 5 - 2013
From turkeys to parades, we look at the customs that make this holiday worth celebrating.
Whether you spend Thanksgiving Day with family or friends, you’re likely to share longstanding customs. For some, it’s all about the feast. For others, it’s all about football. Here are some of our favorite Thanksgiving traditions:
10 - 31 - 2013
How to know when your appliances have reached the end of their life.
When a major appliance in your home breaks down, you are faced with a decision: Do you pay to have the appliance repaired or do you replace it? According to Consumer Reports, the best choice in this situation will depend on the age of the appliance, its fair market value and whether it is currently under warranty.
10 - 17 - 2013
Team sports that the whole family can play.
It’s no secret that being physically active is good for you. Getting up and moving has a number of health benefits, from a reduced risk of obesity and chronic diseases to better sleep and higher self-esteem. The President’s Council on Fitness, Sports and Nutrition recommends that adults have at least 30 minutes of physical activity each day and children have at least 60 minutes.