Recycled content tile, a relative newcomer to the home improvement scene, goes conventional tile one better by offering all its traditional advantages together with an even more impressive green scorecard.
Besides performing the essential function of protecting human beings from sun, rain, hail, and snow, roofs come in various shapes that add architectural interest to the buildings they cover.
When their parents split up, children in higher-income families -- but not those in lower-earning homes -- are more likely to develop behavior problems, a new study suggests.
A mother's response to her baby's crying may be influenced by her own childhood, a new study reports.
Even if you think you won't qualify it is important to fill out an FAFSA form. You may be surprised and you wouldn't want to miss an opportunity to access cheap funding options.
While a burly kid on the playground may be the stereotype of a childhood bully, a new study suggests some of the most damaging bullies are as close to home as you can get: They're siblings who tease, make fun of and...
Although it is a relatively low maintenance material, concrete does need occasional cleaning to get rid of dirt, stains, and oily patches.
Having trouble with your garage door opener? Now's the time to take care of any problems. Come winter, you do not want to arrive home from work on a cold, dark evening and be stuck outside.
Freezing is a fantastic method of storage. Come winter, your stash of produce may be quickly pulled out of the freezer to give variety and lift to cold weather meals.
In desperate need of more room to stash your stuff? Examine your home from every angle, and you are likely to find snippets of unused space, just there for the taking.
Check out these five great laptop bags for students.
Think Labor Day weekend is just another excuse for a barbecue? Try celebrating the last days of summer in an all new way.
If you're of college age – or have a college-age student in the family – you probably know it's a terrible time to buy auto insurance.
Sports are an important part of school for many youngsters, and proper preparation is essential for reducing their risk of injury, an expert says.
College can be a challenging time for young people, but there are a number of things they can do to make the most of their new life, an expert says.
PCs, Smartphones, and handheld tablets are essentials of daily life. However, these conveniences need some basic maintenance to stay in top working order. Learn how to clean your electronic devices in the following easy, natural ways.
The air in American cities is getting safer to breathe, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency reported Thursday.
Many teenagers can withstand 10 missed calls from mom without batting an eyelash, but when you take away Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat, and everything else, most won't last five minutes without calling dear old mom and dad to beg for their freedom back.
Joining a CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) program is a great way to eat fresh, cheap, and local.
More children are hit by cars during September than any other month of the year, according to Safe Kids Worldwide.
Munch! Munch! That should be the sound of you happily chowing down on organic veggies picked fresh from your home garden. But all too often, any munching that's going on is being done by pesky insects that have gotten to your crop before you.
Make the transition from vacation to learning a little sweeter with a full stock of new, useful supplies for your child.
How can you find that happy medium: an A/C temperature that will keep your home comfortably cool without turning you into an energy hog?
Everyone loves to enjoy the long, warm days of summer, but along with the pool parties and sunburn comes high utility bills.
As many as one in 20 older adults in the United States may be financially exploited, a new study suggests.
Stuff happens. If you have beautiful wood floors, no matter how careful you try to be, they will end up with signs of wear and tear caused by kids, pets, parties, and life in general. Fortunately, you can fix minor types of hardwood damage yourself.
As you get ready to send your kids back to school, why not take the opportunity to educate them about safeguarding our planet's environment?
Getting ready for the back to school rush doesn't have to be hard. Here are some tips to get you and your kids organized.
Preschoolers with special needs benefit from going to school with children who have strong language skills, according to a new study.
Here are some suggestions on how to repurpose old coins.
Cucumbers are one of the most prolific veggies, to the point where you may feel overwhelmed thinking of ways to use them up. Here are some suggestions to help you deal with nature's bounty.
Summer is peak season for gorgeous fresh flowers. Just be sure to create your displays in an eco-friendly way.
Outworn, outgrown or out of style, old shoes are a fact of life.
Are you depressed by the blah look of your personal space when you come home at the end of the day? Maybe you have a stack of old clothes, unfiled paperwork and cassette tapes un-listened to since...
Curb appeal is that essential it factor which makes your home stand out from its neighbors in a good way. If you are looking to sell your home but lack a huge amount of time or cash to invest in...
Stay cool and sexy all summer with la trenza, this season’s hottest hair trend. Braids are easily dressed up or down and can be worn on almost any occasion. Plus, they’re great for second or third day hair.
7 inexpensive summertime activities.
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There's a lot to like about cast iron, but it does come with a call for some special handling. Here are the facts you're looking for.
Here are some less traditional ways to think about kitchen design, whether your project is outfitting a rental kitchen in a tiny walk-up, or the kind of larger-scale remodel you dream about.
Nearly half of the genes that affect children's reading ability also play a role in their math skills, a new study says.
If you are like most home buyers and sellers, chances are you'll want a qualified real estate agent to help you through the process.
Using baking soda in place of your regular, store bought facial cleanser, scrub, body wash, shampoo and toothpaste is an easy way to cut costs, reduce exposure to chemicals and see an improvement in your hair, skin and nails.
Whether you're a first time planner, or seasoned professional, a barbecue is one of the most fun and exciting parties you can throw.
Lower your energy bills and keep your family more comfortable. If that sounds good to you, it may well be time to perform a home energy audit.
When a spouse, partner or parent has chronic migraines, the whole family suffers, a new study found.
Despite skyrocketing tuition (and student loan debt), many young adults are still enrolling in college.
Summer's here, and hopefully your yard (or balcony) is abloom. Enjoy the colorful beauty of your flowers and plants in the sunshine, but don't forget that evenings in the garden have a special charm all their own.
All pediatricians should encourage parents to read out loud to their children every day, beginning in infancy, to promote literacy and strengthen family ties.
As the large Baby Boomer generation moves into retirement, identifying and understanding these differences can help couples and singles of both sexes make more accurate financial plans for retirement.
Inflatable bounce houses may be fun for kids, but only if they're used correctly, experts caution.
Child care centers commonly bar parents from dropping off a child with a runny nose or other minor illness. And the result, a new study finds, can be needless trips to the emergency room.
As the price of a college education continues to soar,many American families are counting on significant outside help to foot the bill.
Since you can’t wish yourself younger, you’ll just have to defy aging the old-fashioned way -- by trying these 10 anti-aging tips to make yourself look younger.
Wall-to-wall carpeting, once a home decor status symbol, has been overshadowed in recent years by the popularity of hardwood flooring. However, carpet can be a comfortable, affordable, green and attractive floor covering option.
A new rule that aims to ensure the safety of infant formula has been finalized by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.
Instead of staying up studying all night, college students might want to try a new way to improve their grades: get a good night's sleep.
Kids face many challenges when their parents divorce, and their struggles often include excessive weight gain, new research suggests.
Women may be seen as more attractive if they use scented products or perfumes, a small new study suggests.
Blondes may or may not have more fun, but one thing's now clear: They do have something special in their genes.
Building off the success of the Reading Rainbow iPad application that launched two years ago, Levar Burton launched a Kickstarter campaign earlier today that will bring the application to the Web as well.
Fathers who spend more time taking care of their newborn child undergo changes in brain activity that make them more apt to fret about their baby's safety, a new study shows.
Taking a dip in the water can help refresh you on a hot day, but you need to protect yourself and your family from bacteria and parasites that can lurk in water, an infectious disease expert says.
Gardens that grow vertically rather than spreading across the landscape are all the rage these days.
Good grades really do pay off, a new study suggests.
Losing a home to foreclosure may boost a person's suicide risk, according to a new study that looked at pre- and post-"Great Recession" data.
Children of single mothers who lose their jobs can suffer significant long-term problems, a new study finds.
Spring is here once again and you know what that means – it’s time for spring cleaning.
Spending a lot of time outdoors boosts children's spiritual connection with the Earth and the sense that they need to protect it, researchers report.
Arguing and worrying over family problems may lead to an increased risk of dying in middle age, Danish researchers report.
Looking for a simple way to honor your mom this Mother's Day? Check out this list of great sayings, quotes and memories about mom.
Girls have earned better school grades than boys for nearly a century, according to a new study. And that includes math and science, even though it's long been believed that boys do better in those subjects.
The marital vows to stay true "in sickness and in health" seem to apply more to wives than husbands when one of the spouses becomes seriously ill, according to novel new research.
When older siblings commit violent crimes, their younger siblings are more likely to do the same, a new study suggests.
Ask any busy parent of preschool children: Early evening can be a stressful time. Now a small new study that audiotaped families soon after they returned home from work and day care suggests that spanking is surprisingly...
By the time they're 9 months old, babies can use pictures to learn about an object and later recognize the real thing, researchers say.
Single mothers face many challenges but they tend to be happy, a new study suggests.
Children who live with a stepparent or a single parent are just as happy as kids in homes with two biological parents, a new British study finds.
Giving Mom a great gift that's good for her isn't difficult. Remember, Mom does almost everything for everyone else; doesn't she deserve good health and a happy heart too?
Students can't be scared into doing well on final exams, a new study shows.
More than 7 percent of American schoolchildren are taking at least one medication for emotional or behavioral difficulties, a new government report shows.
You think best when the air temperature is at a level that makes you feel the most comfortable, new research suggests.
While doing their spring cleaning, families will use a wide range of products that can cause accidental poisonings, an expert says.
Campfires are exciting for kids but they also can be dangerous without supervision and simple precautions, an expert warns.
Fussy and demanding babies are likely to spend slightly more time plopped in front of a TV or computer screen when they're toddlers than are "easier" babies, new research finds.
Whether you’re working a desk job from 9 to 5, returning to college to get a degree or painting for a living, procrastination can deliver gold to you.
Most household chores can count toward your physical activity quota, but to really stay fit, you need to make sure you're getting your heart rate up.
City kids are more likely to suffer concussions playing sports while children in rural areas tend to sustain these head injuries while using dirt bikes and other motorized vehicles, a new Canadian study finds.
Many parents are understandably worried about letting their kids walk or bike to school.
Spending too much time sitting in front of screens may be linked to poorer bone health in teens, according to a new study from Norway.
Spring is a favorite time of year for many people. The weather is warming up after the cold winter, trees are beginning to bud and spring plants are blooming with vibrant flowers.
A record number of elderly Americans have living wills that explain their wishes for end-of-life medical care or appoint a surrogate medical decision maker, a new study finds.
Buying so-called "life experiences" makes Americans happier than material goods such as cars, but they tend to favor the latter in the mistaken belief that they provide better value, according to a new study.
Making it clear to your teen that underage drinking is unacceptable is a highly effective way to reduce the risk that he or she will use alcohol, a new survey shows.
Is it time for a laundry room overhaul? To become an organization pro, here is some advice that works like magic.
Toddlers who get too little sleep tend to eat more and are at increased risk for obesity, a new study indicates.
Parents who spank unruly children may not know it, but they are participating in a vicious cycle that will lead to both more spankings and more misbehavior in coming years, a new study suggests.
Spring break offers college women -- and men -- a welcome respite from the pressures of school, but they need to make sure they protect their health while having fun.
Genes may play a major role in parenting styles, according to a new study.
Children diagnosed with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) tend to gain more weight than their peers as they enter their teen years, a new study finds.
Nearly 10 percent of children hospitalized in America are there because of a mental health problem, a new study finds.
Motherhood is supposed to be a joy-filled journey -- or so the ads and Facebook memes tell us. So why does it seem as though our days are largely about nagging, supervising homework, changing diapers and shuttling kids to and from their activities?
When faced with a strange, new gizmo, preschoolers figured out how it worked more quickly than college students did, a new study shows.
Teens and young adults involved in relationship violence are more likely to suffer depression, a new study indicates.
Teens who have tried electronic cigarettes may be more likely to smoke regular cigarettes, according to the authors of a new study.
Many parents know that allergies are seasonal, but fewer may realize that the same is true of asthma: A new study suggests the riskiest time for children with asthma is September, as they head back to school.
Students who have to repeat a grade can cause discipline problems among their classmates, a new study indicates.
Mealtime is supposed to be family time, but a new study suggests that ever-present smartphones are impeding parent-child communication at the table.
Taking part in family activities on a regular basis benefits the social and emotional health of young children, a new study finds.
Read to your baby, sing and play games. But don't waste money on programs that claim to teach infants to read, a new study suggests.
Car seats are heavier than ever--and some parents aren't including that weight when they fit their kids and car seats to LATCH systems.
The cost of treatment for children born with heart defects varies widely across the United States, according to new research. And higher costs may not mean better care.
Over the past two decades, reports of food allergies have nearly doubled among black children, a new study reveals.
Under new U.S. guidelines on school lunches, low-income students are eating more fruits and vegetables, according to a new study.
Parents play a crucial role in helping children develop a positive body image and healthy eating habits, an expert says.
Eating a healthy diet, getting enough sleep and being physically fit are important for students' success in school, a new study suggests.
Preteens who changed schools frequently when they were children are at increased risk of developing psychotic symptoms, a new study suggests.
Premature babies often struggle to learn to eat. Now, a special pacifier that plays prerecorded songs seems to help speed the process along, researchers say.
Although many people use indoor and outdoor wood heaters to save money on fuel costs, burning wood to stay warm during the cold winter months might not be cost-efficient, according to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.
One-year-old infants are 10 times more likely to suffer burns and scalds than older children, and the main causes of these injuries are hot drinks and hair irons, a new British study finds.
The number of pregnant women who elect to deliver their baby at home is increasing, but home delivery can lead to problems, researchers say.
These days, having a crammed work, kids and activities schedule has almost become a status symbol. But being super-busy isn’t always a sign of a fulfilling life
It's the peak of flu season, and not being vaccinated can be risky for college students, a doctor warns.
Preschoolers from big families tended to score a bit lower on one vocabulary test. However, in cases where those kids had a sensitive big brother or sister, the vocabulary disadvantage disappeared.
Children who were small during the early stages of fetal development may be at increased risk for heart problems, a new study indicates.
It's that time of year when your children are back in school -- and you need to be on the lookout for head lice, an expert says.
In the interests of helping you actually save money by using less gasoline, here are five favorite myths about green vehicles.
While we can’t always crawl into bed at any given hour in the day, we can surround ourselves with calming aromas at anytime. Here are five scents that have been proven to naturally soothe.
Be careful when you plunk your youngster into a shopping cart on your next trip to the grocery store.
Could your warm and cozy home be hindering your weight-loss efforts?
Parents are more likely to confuse their children's names when they sound alike, a new study reveals.
DNA might be a key factor in excessive physical aggression in toddlers, a new Canadian study suggests.
Your kids may come home from school this winter with something more worrisome than homework -- sniffles, tummy bugs and even (ick!) lice.
As a pediatrician at Nationwide Children's Hospital in Columbus, Ohio, Dr. Sarah Denny has seen her share of the life-threatening reactions that can happen with food allergies.
Whether it will be a romantic meal for two, or a festive holiday banquet for a large group, Valentine's Day décor will enhance your dining room's holiday atmosphere.
Frequent colds are a normal part of young children's lives, but sometimes a stuffy nose becomes a more severe lung infection. Now, a new study clarifies some of the factors that put certain kids at greater risk.
A busy home with sealed-up windows can lead to stale, unpleasant odors. And the last thing that any host wants to hear is, "What's that smell?"
Is your dinner table a battlefield? You aren't alone. But your child isn't doomed to a diet of white bread and chicken nuggets -- there's hope. Kids are more likely to try foods that they had a hand in cooking.
"It was the best of times, it was the worst of times," Dickens wrote in 1859.
Most women play some version of the scale game whenever they weigh themselves, but the truth is there are at least eight reasons why the numbers can fluctuate so much.
Cold weather sure does make household tasks pile up. Before you tackle your to-do list, chill out with these tips from injury-prevention experts.
Dogs can recognize the faces of familiar people and canine pals, a new study finds.
If the new year’s resolutions you’ve made already sound unrealistic, here are some new ones that you’ll actually be inspired to keep.
Before you settle for a Christmas tree collection service, consider one of these ways to repurpose and recycle your tree.
The holidays are all about opening your doors and welcoming friends and family. But along with hostess gifts, your guests may also bring sniffle-causing viruses and colds.
Almost one in six fathers doesn't live with his children, according to new research that looked at how involved dads are in their children's lives.
Shoveling snow can increase your risk of heart attack, and you should take precautions to protect yourself, an expert says.
The Food and Drug Administration said Monday that it wants makers of antibacterial hand soaps and body washes to prove their products are safe for long-term daily use and more effective than regular soaps.
Here are seven holiday activities to slow down and make the morning more magical and memorable for both you and your children.
Ever feel a little addicted to your cellphone?
Young children are falling out of high chairs at alarming rates, according to a new safety study that found high chair accidents increased 22 percent between 2003 and 2010.
Creating a white winter wonderland in your home to celebrate the holiday season can add a sparkle to this festive time of year.
The most important prep step? Plan ahead.
Following home-heating safety measures will help keep you and your family safe this winter, experts say.
When it comes to staying organized over the holidays, being realistic instead of holding yourself to some fictional standard goes a long way toward staying sane during December.
Whether you’re attending a holiday party, wedding, business event or other celebration, you can sometimes find yourself in an awkward situation and wishing Miss Manners were by your side.
Sure, some tots will play a board game quietly in the corner, but if you’ve got a crew with a bit more energy, read on for Thanksgiving craft ideas to keep them occupied this holiday season.
Although today's fathers pitch in with routine child care more than dads did a few decades ago, a new study finds that mothers are still doing more. Even when both parents work outside the home.
Teens who stay up late are more likely to have lower grades and more emotional problems, a new study suggests.
Pack up and take your pick of these primo family-friendly routes.
If you're even moderately interested in DIY home automation, you've likely run across the name "Z-Wave" at some point.
As baby boomers reach retirement age, many are faced with a difficult conundrum: balancing the challenges of their own golden years with the demands of elderly family members.
College students in search of a good night's sleep may want to put some distance between their pillow and their cell phone, new research suggests.
Check out these predictions on the hottest house accessories for the season.
Looking to plan a family vacation that is both entertaining and educational? Go historical.
A regular bedtime might guarantee more than a good night's sleep for both kids and their parents -- it turns out that a regular bedtime can make for a better-behaved child, new research suggests.
Tech-loving kids can make a blackout feel like an eternity -- if you don’t have a plan in place. Turn this surprise into a period of family bonding and fun with the following ideas.
Do these seven things now to protect your home and family.
The Guardian is a small, tracking device to be worn by a child as a bracelet or necklace. When combined with a mobile application, the radio chip communicates with the parent's mobile device and can send an alert when the child has traveled too far away.
Do you long for your child to choose the symphony over SpongeBob and couscous over mac ’n’ cheese? Raising a cultured kid can be easier than you think.
If you find yourself spending more time at your desk than on your couch, there's no reason you can't celebrate the Halloween season in your office, and use these fun and festive décor ideas to liven up your work space.
New research confirms what experts have suspected: The decision not to vaccinate children for nonmedical reasons can have far-reaching effects, including raising the risk of infections for other children and their families.
Cooking at home is more cost-effective than ordering in, better for your family’s health, and if you do it right, quicker, too. Check out this list of items you should always have in stock for delicious, kid-friendly 30-minute meals.
Here are a few tricks that can make a small room seem more spacious
These days, extended families are more likely to be spread out. The good news is, today's grandparents are more tech-savvy than they were even five years ago.
With the kids back at school and parents' schedules more hectic, mid-September is a good time for a reminder of proper car-seat safety. Sept. 15 to Sept. 21 is also Child Passenger Safety Week.
Will the amount of time your child spends tweeting and sharing online affect their grades?
A national survey revealed that laundry ranks among our top three least favorite chores.
It's time to crack open the cooler, break open the BBQ grill, and jump into the pool - summer's goodbye bash is on your doorstep.
How do you bring in the buyers -- and get the most money for your attic treasures?
A new school year may be fast approaching, but that doesn’t mean the fun has to end just yet.
When you think about it, a family vacation by train is a no-brainer. The price is right, the scenery terrific, and everyone’s in a good mood.
You’ve unboxed your new computer and are a ready to enjoy the faster processor, better display, and shiny new keys – but what do you do with your old computer? Here are six uses for your old computer.
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