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15+ Uses for Tension Rods You've Never Thought Of

Few things are as versatile as the humble tension rod. They are cheap and totally removable. They are great for those awkward areas where nothing …

Laundry Rooms

When and How to Start Potty Training Your Toddler

If you think your child's ready to wean off of diapers but don't know where to begin, these seven steps will lead you through potty training from start to finish.<p>Potty training might seem like a daunting task, but if your child is truly ready, there's not much to worry about. "Life goes on and one …

How to Stay Cool Without an Air Conditioner

(Image credit: Shutterstock)<p>In Seattle, many people don't have air conditioning. We just don't need it — the temperatures are mild most of the year, …

Heat Waves

Turn Your Old T-Shirts into Wall Art

If you have an old t-shirt that you love but don't want to wear, or used to wear all the time but is now too small, one way you can continue to …

Six questions answered: What Canadians need to know about the MERS virus

Canadian health authorities are on red alert against the threat of MERS – Middle East Respiratory Syndrome. Since September, 2012, when the first case was reported in Saudi Arabia, more than 3,000 Canadians have been screened for the MERS coronavirus but the Public Health Agency of Canada has …

Studies show that turmeric can be as effective as 14 pharmaceutical drugs

Turmeric and saffron are the two prominent spices used in South Asian and Middle Eastern dishes including Persians and Indians. Persian saffron and …

Cancer Cells

Common behaviors increase babies’ risk of obesity later

Most of the parents included in a new study reported some infant feeding and activity behaviors that are believed to increase a child’s risk for …

Keeping Your Family 'Brain Healthy' in an Always Connected World

Recently, I delivered a daylong workshop to representatives of international schools at a conference in Mumbai, India, hosted by the American School of Bombay. The conference is called ASB Unplugged and this is my third appearance in the last three years with the audience being IT directors, …

Some Halloween etiquette would be nice

With the rumble of the no-longer-legal fireworks still haunting us this weekend – if history is any indication – I would like to engage in a short Halloween postmortem.<p>I'll declare my interest: I am considered by many to be a Halloween enthusiast. I decorate the house to excess a few days in …