Only the Scots could love a pest — the garden thistle.
The meteor that exploded over Russia in February, resulting in widespread damage and injuries when the sonic boom struck, awakened us again that our planet is in the line of fire.
Weekly home health rail with lawn maintanence and home selling tips
Children scream for a variety of reasons. Although always distressing to hear, the underlying cause can usually be identified.
Some suggestions as to how to spend your Memorial Day weekend.
Forty years ago in the dark ages of air travel, in-flight entertainment was not nearly as advanced as it is today. Back when I was a kid, all they had were drop down screens from the ceiling that showed one movie. Today most planes have personal video screens at each seat with a hundred channels and thirty movies to choose from, as well as video games, dining options, and shopping. True, you have to get practically butt naked to go through security, pack all your toiletries in containers the size of a lipstick, and pay extra for just about everything, including your luggage, food, movies, and eventually, I’m sure, even use of the bathroom.
Weekly financial Q-and-A, with advice on moving and paying off a mortgage.
Reader question: Can I ask my real estate agent for a list of the people who have inspected my home? Nan D.
You, too, can have it made in the shade this summer. Here are three options for having shade (or more shade) in your yard, depending on your budget and inclination.
Here's how I wake up every morning: I pour myself a big cup of coffee, then settle into my favorite chair with my feet propped up on an ottoman. As the caffeine works its magic, I go over the day's activities until I'm fully awake and ready to get at it. I think of that ottoman as my daily launching pad, proof that these relatively small pieces of furniture can play a big role in home decor -- and life. Here are five of my favorite places to use ottomans:
Well, I have replaced my under-counter ice maker twice, and I think it is time to find something more durable and more reliable. So in searching for the perfect under-counter ice maker, I have found some interesting things that I felt are worth sharing with you. No, I haven't found the one I want yet, but at least I do have some idea of what is good.
Three years ago, a visionary project called the Urban Tree Forge almost toppled with the death of founder John Metzler. It could have disappeared altogether if not for others who shared his passion for trees. Today, artist Jason Boone carries on that vision at Urban Tree, a new name and a new location in Pittsburgh.
Q: I need to have a new toilet installed, and the plumber I have used in the past is no longer in business. I'm looking for a good plumber who will be fair with his price and will do quality work. Can you give me some tips to keep in mind when I start the search for my new plumber?
Q: Every winter the windows in my home are so cold that I have to place blankets over them to keep the room warm. The windows are in a 1950s home and there are storm windows, but there is such a draft around the windows that I have to keep the rooms closed off. What I can do myself?
Don’t let the threat of another hot, dry summer stop your gardening. Choose heat-loving plants.
These plants do not have it made in the shade.