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.
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.
Five creative ideas for your holiday cards to get out of a rut and make exciting, new traditions.
Our guide to the best egg nog recipes, including cooked egg, eggless and retro versions.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
‘Tis the season for at-home entertaining—food, friends, family, fun and yes, even fires.
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.
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.
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.
During a recent rainy day in Phoenix, I began reading the journal I kept when my husband, Michael, was dealing with esophageal cancer.
Dear Old Bag: I salute the “Solution-Minded” person who wrote a letter last month suggesting that we turn illegal immigrants into the solution, rather than the problem.