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Natural sunscreen are the best forms of sun protection

Protecting your skin is not only important to keep you as youthful looking as possible, it is also necessary for preventing skin cancer and other issues caused by sun exposure.

How to make a healthy candle-lit dinner for two

Creating a romantic candle-lit dinner for two takes forethought and works best when you feel you're giving a gift of love and concern for your partner's happiness.

Childproofing your backyard for the grandkids

Is your backyard a safe haven for your visiting grandkids, or an area rife with pitfalls and hidden dangers? Find out by reading our home safety checklist.

Thoughtful Design In Everyday Spaces

Have you ever stopped to consider how much thought and effort went into the design of the spaces you visit every day? You may not realize it, but your favorite restaurants, neighborhood grocery store and go-to movie theater follow some very specific design principles in order to create a unique space that is both visually appealing and user friendly.

The holiday card: Five creative spins on the timeless tradition

Five creative ideas for your holiday cards to get out of a rut and make exciting, new traditions.

Best egg nog recipes from around the web

Our guide to the best egg nog recipes, including cooked egg, eggless and retro versions.

How to choose flowers for New Year's eve and make them last

Fresh flowers are a simple and elegant way to decorate your home for a New Year's celebration. Whether you choose from popular winter flowers or your own favorites, the trickiest part is making them last more than a few days.

Best holiday cookies for 2012

Are you tired of the same old holiday cookies? Chocolate chip cookies might be delicious, but they aren't different. Here are some fresh ideas for 2012!

The teetotaler's guide to the best non-alcoholic holiday drinks

Drinkers and non-drinkers alike can toast the holidays with a collection of the best non alcoholic drinks for New Years and even sugar free, non alcoholic drinks.

5 songs to put you both in the mood for love

Music, the universal language of love, can be used to help put you and your partner both in the mood for love. Here are 5 favorites to add to your hit list for romance.

Organic skin toner recipes for the DIY crowd

The best skin toners can be made at home using organic enzyme rich ingredients. Learn how to make 3 organic skin care products for oily, normal and sensitive skin.

Fireproof Your Home This Season

‘Tis the season for at-home entertaining—food, friends, family, fun and yes, even fires.

Colorize it! Bringing new life to your old home

Use color changes to liven up your old home. Change one room or all; use color to freshen up and bring in new life to dreary old spaces.

Chicago Teacher Strike Kicks Students to the Curb

On Sept. 10, thousands of Chicago public-school teachers went on strike, leaving some 350,000 students without schooling and forcing parents to decide whether to stay home from work, fork out the extra money for childcare, or leave their children at home to fend for themselves.

Why Obama Will Lose on Nov. 6

In all the years writing this column, I have never entered into the minefield of prognostication. But I’m going to take that step now.