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man carving snow sculpture
You may have seen elaborate sculptures made from sand or carved in ice, but what about snow? While building a snowman may be a traditional winter activity, creating a snow sculpture could offer a new challenge this year. Even if you are a first-timer, following these simple tips can help you make a snow sculpture your whole…
kids at lake mead near las vegas
Las Vegas may be known as an adult playground filled with lights, glitz and glamour, but there are a surprising number of activities for families with children. Here’s a look at some kid-friendly places to visit. Close to the Strip M&M’s World, where you can personalize your M&M’s and view 3-D movies, is located next door…
woman paying bills at home.
An unfamiliar charge on your bank statement. A collection notice for a mysterious debt. A medical charge for a treatment you never had. These are all tell-tale signs of a stolen identity. If you discover any of these red flags (or others), it’s important to act quickly, because identity theft can cost you. More than…
Chicago skyline purple
The Windy City is known for Michigan Avenue and the breathtaking Lake Shore Drive, but how well do you know the other streets in Chicago? Find out with this quiz: Originally published September 2013.
young woman having breakfast at kitchen table reading a tablet.
Keeping your home warm and cozy in winter can be tricky, especially for apartment dwellers who generally have limited options when it comes to altering a unit. But, there are still some things renters can do to stay toasty without turning up the heat. You might also save a little money on your next heating…
playing football on thanksgiving.
When families and friends get together on Thanksgiving, it can often be an all-day or even weekend-long affair. And why not? For some, it may be one of the few times of the year the whole family gets together for a meal. But the big turkey dinner is only a small part of the holiday.…
How to Light a Campfire Without a Match
No matches? No problem. Using some items you may already have at your campsite, like a soda can and some chocolate, you can get a fire going. Just be sure you’ve got a sunny day and some patience. Check out this can-do trick from howstuffworks.com. What you’ll need: Empty soda can One bar plain chocolate Tinder (a handful) Small…
assortment of pumpkins on a wood background.
The season is upon us for pumpkins, apples and other hallmarks of autumn. But how much do you really know about the fundamentals of fall? Test your knowledge with this quiz. Originally published on October 9, 2014.
young girl sitting in lunchroom.
Whether you’re a pro at the green-living lifestyle or just starting to be a little more eco-friendly, these six back-to-school tips require little effort and may help make a big difference when it comes to avoiding waste. And, as if helping the Earth isn’t incentive enough, these tricks may have a positive impact on your…
UV protection essentials.
It’s that time of year again. When the mercury soars and the days grow brighter, it can only mean one thing — it’s summer! While you plan beach outings and lazy days under the sun, take a moment to consider your family’s ultraviolet (UV) ray protection. Harmful ultraviolet radiation from the sun’s UVA and UVB…