Furry Friends at Home in the White House: Presidential Pets

There’s a long history of presidential pets, stretching all the way back to George Washington. The first president owned a parrot, horse, donkey and seven dogs: Sweet Lips, Scentwell, Vulcan, Drunkard, Taster, Tipler and Tipsy.

Here’s a look at prominent presidential pets of the last few decades.

Nationwide Has Been Donating Blood for 68 Years

Helping to save lives each and every day. Nationwide associates have been committed to saving lives by donating blood for almost 70 years. This year, be sure to join Nationwide’s tradition of giving blood, and positively influence the lives of … Continued

Should You Give the Gift of UGMA or UTMA?

Here’s what grandparents should know before giving college money to their heirs. If you’re a grandparent, you know how hard it is to resist the urge to give your grandchildren everything—the extra cookie, a special toy, even an expensive college … Continued

Alluring Accent Walls

One wall can transform an entire room. See for yourself. Here’s some good news: Spending on home improvement began to recover last year, when it rose almost 11 percent during 2012 to approximately $126 billion nationally, according to the U.S. … Continued

Make the Most of Your Yard Sale

Got too much stuff? Get rid of it—and generate some cash in the process. Spring cleaning often leads to the urge to purge. This may explain why spring is one of the most popular times of the year for yard … Continued

Five Great American Flea Markets

Buckle up and turn your next road trip into a veritable treasure hunt. If the words “flea market” bring to mind a few dozen people rummaging through boxes full of dusty knickknacks, prepare to be surprised. Thanks to television shows … Continued

A Microscopic Look at What’s Hiding in Your Heating Ducts

Do your allergies flare up when you switch on your central air or heat? You’re not alone. Turning on the air conditioning or furnace when the weather changes stirs up all kinds of allergens, and circulates them throughout the house. Take a look at what may be lurking in your vents, and learn what you can do to clean up the air in your home.

10 Fire Prevention Planning Tips for your Home

If the smoke alarm goes off in your home, do you and your family have a fire escape plan?

In 2011, fire departments responded to 370,000 home fires – and while not all home fires are preventable, creating a fire-prevention plan can reduce the risk of fire in your home. Check out the home fire prevention tips below to keep your home and family safe.

3 Often Overlooked Household Problems

Your home is your castle, but even castles need a new drawbridge every now and then. Protect your castle this spring to avoid costly home repairs down the road. Here are 3 household problems that are easily overlooked, and even more easily fixed.