Preparing for Baby

According to Parents Magazine , before your little bundle of joy arrives, there are a few things you should have lined up and ready to go. Being prepared ahead of time will make you feel less anxious about your delivery and help ensure that everything from delivery to baby’s first weeks at home goes smoothly.

The Most Popular Baby Names in 2013

Popular baby names, like fashion trends, go through cycles. In the 1970s, bell-bottom jeans and the names Jennifer and Michael were popular, while in 2013, names like Millie and Ted seem to be making a comeback.

Top Summer Jobs for Teens

How to find a meaningful (or just plain fun) summer job. As children mature into young adults, summer is no longer about killing time between school semesters. If your son or daughter is age 14 or older, summer is a … Continued

Tips for a Safe Nursery

Before the baby arrives, make sure the room is safe and sound. Getting ready to bring home baby? Outfitting the nursery is a pleasant way to pass some time while you wait for the arrival of your little one. Just … Continued

Allergy Season Survival Guide

Try these tips to keep your home allergen-free. Sneezy? Dopey? Grumpy? No, the Seven Dwarfs aren’t in town—but spring is. And if you have seasonal allergies, you might just be feeling, well, sneezy, dopey and grumpy. Pollen from trees, grass, … Continued

Tips for Buying a Used Boat

An affordable nautical adventure awaits! Have you always dreamed of owning your own boat? While it’s a romantic and exciting notion, you need to understand what the required investment of money and time actually is. Buying a used model can … Continued

Record-Breaking Tornadoes in U.S. History

Hollywood tornadoes may whisk you away to the magical land of Oz, but real life twisters can destroy an entire neighborhood in minutes.

Here are some of the largest, fastest and most destructive tornadoes in United States history.

How to Protect Your Home From the Dangers of Radon

Add this to list of invisible things that are bad for you: radon gas.

Radon is an odorless, invisible, radioactive gas that can cause serious health problems. Check out this video from New Jersey Water Testing on the dangers of radon, and how it gets into your home:

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.