History of the Car Horn
It’s a distinctive sound that provides a constant backdrop to cities around the world: the car horn. Ever wonder where this quintessential caution device come from? Or how have car…
5 Unique Ways to Enjoy Fall
It’s always sad when summer ends, but autumn brings new opportunities for family-friendly adventures. Sure, the usual seasonal standbys, like apple picking and pumpkin patches, are fun, but this year we’ve…
7 Kid-Friendly Tips for Fall Hiking
The weather’s crisp, the leaves are changing and it’s the perfect time to enjoy a hike with the whole family. With the kids in tow, hiking isn’t as easy as…
SLIDESHOW: Motorcycle Sidecars: More Uses Than You’d Think
Hitting the open road alone and experiencing the sense of freedom and adventure of riding a motorcycle is what it’s all about for most riders. But for some, they want…
There’s a Squirrel in the House — Now What?
Innocent and playful might be words you associate with squirrels. But just as these critters can be cute, they can also be a menace. Although these animals may not appear to cause…
Canning
As the “going green” trend continues to gain popularity, many people are finding passion in plants. It’s not a new idea; people have long grown food in their yards, and in…
Tires Can Wear Out Even If They Haven’t Gone Very Far
If you must buy used tires to outfit your vehicle, there are some important points to consider before you take the plunge. A tire begins to diminish the moment it…
Easily Lost? You Can Make Your Own Compass
  Here’s a great little outdoor challenge: assemble a compass with these instructions from noaa.gov. It’s a fun way to show kids how people navigated the “old-school” way, before GPS…
Do Hybrid Cars Really Make Us Greener?
Hybrid electric vehicles (HEVs) have been a common sight on American roads since 2001 when Toyota introduced the first-generation of its Prius to the United States market. Since then, HEVs,…
Gas Tanks: Why Aren’t All Fuel Doors on the Same Side?
Quick: On which side is your vehicle’s fuel door? Must you look at the little diamond-shaped arrow on the fuel gauge EVERY time you fill up to know which side holds the fuel…