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How To Calm Your Tantruming Child In A Way That Prevents Future Tantrums

<i>Dalia stood in the middle of the store with her cart overflowing with groceries. She was involuntarily wincing as her 2-year-old son Justin screamed</i> …

Parenting

9 Homes That Make the Most of Indoor-Outdoor Living

We talk a lot about bringing the outdoors in—and feature a lot of beautiful, plant-filled homes—but the ultimate dream is to have a space that …

Living Rooms

A Brief But Fascinating History of the Refrigerator

Once my friend Chad came to see me. Upon entering the house, the first thing he did was go to the refrigerator, open the door, and stick his head …

General Motors

Boeing's folding wingtips get the FAA green light

Passengers on Boeing's new line of 777 planes might not have to take a bus from the gate across the tarmac, despite much larger wings potentially making it difficult for the aircraft to navigate terminals. That's because the company received Federal Aviation Administration approval today for its …

Aviation

6 Ways to Make Your Home Feel Brighter Now

Spring is in full bloom! It’s a time of late sunsets and warm breezes, but you don’t need to step outside to soak up the season. Make your home feel …

Home Decorating

How Gross Is it to Wear Your Shoes in the House?

The final word on whether dragging in all that bacteria on your shoes will actually make you sick.<p>You’ve always been a bit of a germaphobe. Your hermetically sealed home is a wonderland of disinfectants, antibacterial soaps, and air purifiers. Say you invite a couple other friends over for a book …

Microbiology

40 Things You Should Know About a Home By Age 40

Home repair is learned over time<p>Clean Dryer Vents or Waste Energy and Risk a Fire<p>A plugged dryer vent will cause your dryer to run inefficiently, and …

Home Improvement

Inside the Heathrow control tower: An air traffic controller reveals how the infamous stacking system works, that she's a 'bit of a nightmare' passenger and why her workplace is VERY quiet

• <b>Fifty-two-year-old Jules Tarr has been an air traffic controller at London's Heathrow Airport for 27 years</b>• <b><br>Here she also reveals how difficult it is</b> …

Aviation

This Repair Tape Is Your New Home Repair Secret Weapon

A quick fix that lasts and lasts.<p>Look out duct tape; FiberFix Repair Wrap is the handyman’s secret weapon every homeowner deserves to know about.<p>Originally designed for the military, this tape is said to be 100 times stronger than duct tape, making it the perfect long-term solution to the kinds of …

Home Improvement

15 Low-Light Houseplants That Are Easy to Maintain and (Nearly) Impossible to Kill

It is important that the home is not just a place where we survive, but where we live. People don’t…

Plants

Check out the Black Widow II — the advanced fighter that lost out to the F-22 Raptor

The Lockheed F-22 Raptor has been a very dominant plane for the United States. Combining high performance, effective stealth, and lethal weapons, the 183 Raptors currently in the US fleet have been international game-changers. But on the road to dominating the skies, the Raptor first had to beat …

Aviation

Everything You Need to Know About Driveways

Driveways are a great improvement over the rutted dirt paths that in centuries past connected houses to public roads. Modern-day suburbia has …

Landscaping

North Orange County homebuying dips in March: 16 facts to know

Homebuying in Brea, Buena Park, Fullerton, La Habra, La Palma, Placentia and Yorba Linda fell 10.9 percent in the year ended in March.<p>Real estate …

Real Estate

California expected to mandate solar panels for new homes

California is expected next week to mandate that most newly constructed homes include solar panels starting in 2020.<p>The California Energy Commission will vote on the new solar energy standard Wednesday, Southern California News Group reported.<p>“California is about to take a quantum leap in energy …

Solar Power

The Great Housing Reset

The rise of renting in the U.S. isn’t just about high housing prices, or preferences for city living, but about the flexibility to compete in today’s economy.<p>The American Dream has long been defined by homeownership, but current trends suggest this aspiration is waning. The U.S. appears to be …

Housing

NASA X-Plane

The first experimental jet built by NASA in more than a decade, the X-Plane aims to break the sound barrier without the loud thunderclap that has …

Supersonic Travel

Econometer: Are we approaching housing bubble territory?

The San Diego County median home price soared to its highest point ever, $550,000, in March, said real estate tracker CoreLogic. Home prices …

Housing

3 Secrets You Need to Know About Redoing Your Kitchen

From Julia Child's utilitarian rows of hanging copper pots (now on display at the Smithsonian) to Ina Garten's sunny white cabinets, no single space …

Kitchens

Bathroom Remodel Ideas to Inspire You

Most of us love our bathrooms, as this is where we get our day started or the place we go to unwind in a relaxing bath or invigorating shower to …

Interior Design

NASA Has Started Construction of an Ultra Quiet Supersonic Plane

Breaking the sound barrier with less boom.<p>NASA has a lot of experience when it comes to developing supersonic aircraft. In fact, testing supersonic …

This Shockingly Simple Move Stopped My Kid From Constantly Interrupting Me

We’ve all been there: You’re at the playground trying to chat with a fellow parent, when your kid unceremoniously interrupts the conversation because …

US pending home sales rise 3.1 percent in February

WASHINGTON (AP) — The pace of Americans signing contracts to buy homes picked up last month, rebounding from a drop in January. But a shortage of …

Labor Economics

These Are the 15 Best Airports in the U.S., Ranked

By traveler experience, security delays, on-time rates, and more.<p>Long lines. Delayed flights. Security pat-downs. It’s no wonder that getting through …

Boeing's 10,000th 737 rolls off the assembly line

Boeing rolled out its 10,000th 737 jet Tuesday, marking the latest milestone for the workhorse jet that just celebrated its 50th anniversary in April 2017.<p>For the 10,000th 737, thousands of employees gathered at Boeing’s factory in Renton, Wash., to commemorate the occasion.<p>"This incredible …

Aviation

Concrete Blocks in Architecture: How to Build With This Modular and Low-Cost Material?

Concrete blocks are a prefabricated material mainly used to build walls. Like bricks, the blocks are stacked together and joined with a mortar, …

9 Ah-Ha Hacks the Pros Use to Max Out Bathroom Space

You fantasize about a bathroom big enough for hot yoga after a steamy shower — a space that can be your personal refuge from the hurly-burly of your …

7 Bad Behaviors Parents Should Correct ASAP

Recently, I witnessed SEVERAL examples of bad behavior in three different preteen kids, just in one weekend. These were all different kids of …

What is Gentle Discipline?

Gentle discipline is one of the five main types of discipline that is based on mutual respect between parents and kids. The basis for gentle …

How Does the Mills Act Impact Taxes on a Historic California House?

Participants could see property tax savings of between 40% and 60% each year<p><i>Every week, Mansion Global poses a tax question to real estate tax</i> …

35+ Modern & Unique Lighting Ideas for Your Kitchen

(Image credit: Cup of Jo)<p>No matter what size your kitchen may be, you should put stock in the ability that an unexpected (and super stylish) light …

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