Monthly Archives December 2016

Hosting house guests can be great fun, but you—and your guests—will definitely enjoy the experience more when you have a comfortable place for them to call home, if only temporarily. No matter how much you love your friends and family, you'll both be happier when they have their own space and can close the door [...]
As you ring in the New Year, it's the perfect time to take stock of your life. You get to look back at all of 2016's good times and accomplishments, and you also get to plan ahead to make 2017 even better than the past year. You might even make a New Year's resolution or [...]
It’s said that getting there is "half the fun.” But sometimes it feels more like half the battle, especially if you have a young child in the backseat of the car who’s wiggling and squirming, determined to break free of the seatbelt and shoulder straps. Traveling with a toddler or preschooler can be challenging. Some [...]
The holidays may be fun for you, but for your pet, there are a lot of dangers to watch out for. Between decadent foods that could leave your pet sick and loud celebrations that frighten and upset them, there's a lot to look out for. Here are a few ways you can keep your pets happy and [...]
Believe it or not, according to Sat Jivan Singh Khalsa, a Kundalinin yoga teacher in New York City, there was a time when people confused yoga and yogurt. This was in the 1970s, when both were new to most Westerners. The Firefly. The Lotus. The Half Lord of the Fishes. The names of yoga poses were [...]
Chewy or chunky, gooey or crisp, cookies come in infinite varieties. Everyone has a personal favorite, but few people are picky when offered a plateful of homemade cookies. Many traditional recipes feature a basic cookie base such as chocolate chip, oatmeal or peanut butter. Today's best bakers and pastry chefs are putting a modern twist [...]
Just because it's getting colder outside doesn't mean that your kids are ready for a long winter's nap! On the contrary, it's more important than ever that kids get all the fresh air and outdoor play that they can, since childhood obesity rates are on the rise. Instead of letting the kids in your life zone [...]
You probably know in your heart what you're looking for in your perfect home. Maybe it's a tidy white gate, a manicured lawn and a master bathroom with the perfect tub for bubble baths. Or maybe you'd be perfectly at home in a chic loft space with exposed brick and a state-of-the-art kitchen. No matter what [...]

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