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...
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.
A holiday tech gift idea for your favorite TV watcher
If someone on your gift list this year loves to watch TV and wants to see all the top-rated shows for free - there's a gift out there that can grant them their wish and won't break the bank. It's a razor thin, indoor, high-tech HDTV antenna that pulls in all TV broadcast signals within 25 miles and makes them available i...
Pondering presidential polls? How to decipher the data
When it comes to deciphering the data from polls, you may feel like you need an advanced degree in political science to really put the information in perspective. It's worth the effort, however, to understand what polls might really mean. If you're following the polls, keep these fundamental considerations in mind when e...
Five easy ways to support the troops during the holidays
Supporting the troops is an important thing to do - but sometimes it's hard to figure out how to give your support. Here are five easy ways to thank those people who keep us safe every single day - even if you don't personally know someone serving. And it's the perfect time of year to do it. With the holidays coming up, ...
How to help kids adjust to sleep schedule changes
Whether it's every year at daylight saving time, the start of the school year or holiday travel, you'll often be faced with the challenge of adjusting what time your child wakes up and goes to bed. But there's no reason to panic when sleep schedules change. With a few helpful tips, you can have your children back on a ro...
Quick tips for pulling together a holiday potluck
When your holiday-dinner guest list keeps growing year after year, it may be time to share the cooking. A potluck is a great way to share the load, and with just a little advance planning you can avoid ending up with 12 green bean casseroles on the dinner table.
Great destinations to visit over the holidays
For some people, the holidays are meant to be spent at home, surrounded by friends and family. For others, they are a time to escape on vacation. And then there are those remarkable people who manage to work in both. To aid in that pursuit, here are six destinations across the country that are perfect for a quick holiday...
Holiday dining gets fresh flavor with new uses for seasonal ingredients
When the weather cools, do your cravings turn toward peppermint? Or perhaps the approaching holidays are priming your palate for pumpkin and gingerbread. Some flavors and ingredients just seem to go naturally with the season. While time-honored culinary traditions will always have a place in our seasonal celebrations, mi...