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Are Toxins Hiding in Your Pots and Pans?

Some cookware is safer than others. Find out why


13 Things to Throw Away Right Now

Only keep the items that add value to your life

3 Easy Skillet Dinners That Satisfy

One pan is all you need to make these tasty meals

Yard and Garden

Gardening Guide: How to Read the Fertilizer Code

You don't have to be a chemist to figure out how to boost lawn and garden growth

6 Reasons to Think Twice Before Getting a Bird Feeder

The expense, mess and pests might have you looking for other ways to birdwatch

6 Tips for Planting a Pet Safe Garden

Watch out for poisonous plants, moldy compost, fertilizers and more

6 Essential Tools for Gardening Comfort

Inexpensive implements make tending plants easier on joints and muscles

6 Things to Consider When Buying a Lawn Mower

Electric battery vs. gas, environmental impact and ease of use make the list

Build a Serene Rain Garden in 5 Steps

Pretty and practical, this landscaping technique is good for the environment too

Spruce Up at Home

Take Your Balcony From Boring to Breathtaking in 4 Steps

Use plants, lighting and rugs to create a sense of privacy and comfort

6 Reasons You Don’t Want a Swimming Pool

Maintenance headaches and expenses might send you over to the neighbors’ splash pad instead

7 Ergonomic Upgrades Your Home Office Needs

Fend off aches and pains by investing in foot support, an upgraded mouse and keyboard or a standing desk


4 Summer Margarita Recipes to Make Any Gathering Festive

Ingredients like watermelon, mango, jalapeño provide a seasonal twist

6 Unexpected Foods to Grill When You’re Tired of Hot Dogs

Flame-broiled takes on new meaning with these tasty dishes

4 Quick, Easy Sheet Pan Meal Ideas

This simple cooking technique makes cleanup a breeze by cooking your meal in one dish


Been a While Since You Hosted? 7 Ideas to Consider

Social muscles may be a bit rusty, but this guide can help

Popularity of Disc Golf on the Rise. Find Out Why

Inexpensive, social, and with straightforward rules, the game is attracting the 50-plus crowd

Sweet Ways to Enjoy Baking With Grandchildren

Whether in person or virtually, strengthen bonds by sharing recipes, techniques for creating confections

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