Tips on saving energy at home this winter
It's that time of year again when homeowners brace themselves for low temperatures ... and high heating bills. According to the Alliance to Save Energy, a nonprofit group that promotes energy efficiency, the average U.S. household will spend nearly $1,000 on home heating this winter. If you're concerned about the impact ...
Tried-and-true come together with new in creative holiday traditions
Every holiday season is built upon family traditions of years past. Whether it's enjoying holiday baking with friends or shopping with loved ones for gifts, traditions define the season. While honoring the past, traditions also open us to the opportunity to create new family observances, along with some great memories.
How diabetes affects vision and dental health
It's no secret that diabetes often goes hand-in-hand with other chronic conditions, like heart disease, and can cause a range of serious complications including nerve damage and limb amputation. When it comes to understanding how diabetes can affect oral and visual health, however, many people may feel they are in the dark.
Gift ideas for your gamer this holiday season
If you aren't a gamer yourself, buying for one can sometimes be a bit overwhelming considering the rapidly evolving technology and the choices in video games. With a few bits of good advice, you can easily find a gift that will delight anyone who enjoys gaming.
Governments prep for another snowmageddon
While American drivers enjoyed a relatively mild winter last season, this time around the Farmers' Almanac is predicting a heavier than average snowfall for much of the country and adequate preparation for snow removal will be key to avoiding catastrophe.
Holiday entertaining made easy
The holidays are just around the corner, which means family and friends will soon get together at your home to celebrate. Whether you're hosting large or intimate gatherings, having a game plan in place well in advance of your event is essential. With a few simple steps, you can jumpstart holiday entertaining - and incre...
Continuous hot water report [Infographic]
When Americans wake up in the morning, they want one thing: a good hot shower. A recent study commissioned by Noritz America, a tankless water heater manufacturer, showed that while shower styles varied, the demand for continuous hot water and strong water pressure is nearly universal. But so is the need to cut utility costs and save energy. Consumers can cut operating costs up to 40 percent and help ensure that every shower is a hot one by shifting from conventional tank-type water heater...
How to blast through your weight loss plateau
If it seems like you work out regularly only to continue to struggle losing weight, you're not alone. But losing weight in order to improve health may be the wrong approach. First you need to fix what's holding you back on the inside, so you can see the transformation you want on the outside.
Six ways to protect your mobile data - and yourself
Mobile devices make your life easier; everything you need to contact friends and family, manage finances and juggle your personal and professional lives is at your fingertips. But what if that information were to fall into the wrong hands? To keep your smartphone and tablet safe from such prying eyes, follow these safeguards.