Five co-workers eating a healthful lunch at the office
Having healthy employees not only makes for a happier workplace, it’s also a smart way to run a business. After all, healthy employees use fewer medical and mental health services —…
Marigolds in a backyard crate
Gathering with friends and family for barbecues and backyard parties is a hallmark of summer. But the summer doesn’t just bring people out — it also brings out pesky little…
Mom filing paperwork with baby daughter
If you’re expecting your first child, you’ve probably heard about the mountains of diapers you’ll go through. But have you thought about all the paperwork that comes with a new…
Green small business practices and recycling icon
If you’re thinking of implementing “green” practices in your small business, it’s natural to want to make sure they’re cost-effective. After all, the point of running your own small business…
Young teen babysitting toddler
School’s out, and long summer days are ahead. While older teens often work seasonal jobs this time of year, now may be a good time for your 14- or 15-year-old to…
How to Protect Your Basement Storage
“Water, water, everywhere” is a dilemma some homeowners may face, particularly if moisture finds its way into the basement. A failed sump pump, for instance, can spell disaster if you…
Beneficial Insects for Your Backyard Garden
When you think of bugs, you may think of insects that crawl across your walls and buzz around your head. Some of them bite, some sting and others make annoying…
How to Remove Oil Stains from Your Driveway or Garage
If your car leaks fluids or you spill some while filling up your vehicle, lawn mower or snow blower, your driveway might end up with a stain or two. Fluids…
How to Defend Your Garden From Common Pests
Your backyard garden may be home to beautiful flowers and fruit and vegetable plants. While it makes your view colorful and produces some homegrown food, a flourishing garden may also…
Mom pushing daughter on swing set
Swings and slides are staples at the typical neighborhood playground. But what about installing a swing set in your own backyard? If you’re thinking of getting a set for your kids, it’s…