(StatePoint) Regardless of income, everyone is looking for ways to save money. From improving your home’s energy efficiency to savvy shopping, you can cut back on your day-to-day expenses and monthly bills, alike.
(BPT) - Keeping pests out of your home is important, but it can be an uphill battle if you aren’t intercepting them at the source, and in some cases, the source may be your pets.
ATLANTA (AP) — The owner of a laboratory near Atlanta has pleaded guilty to faking the results of patients' blood tests for food and environmental allergies.
ATLANTA (AP) — The owner of an allergy-testing laboratory near Atlanta has pleaded guilty to faking the results of blood tests for food and environmental allergies.
Even though my wife and I have no children left at home, back-to-school preparation remains a top priority every year as summer wanes. My wife is currently a second grade teacher. While she has also done stints as an assistant principal, as a reading recovery specialist, she spent most of the past 20 years hands-on in a classroom of young students.
(StatePoint) Everyday choices can affect your family’s health as well as the environment.
CHICAGO (AP) — Unexplained rash? Check your iPad. It turns out the popular tablet computer may contain nickel, one of the most common allergy-inducing metals.
(NewsUSA) - You may not be able to spell or even pronounce the word "acetaminophen," but almost 50 million Americans use it each week to manage pain and fever.
CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (Ivanhoe Newswire) – These days, whole supermarket aisles are devoted to products that are gluten-free. Easy access to these foods is a blessing for the two-million Americans who struggle with celiac disease and can’t tolerate gluten.
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (Ivanhoe Newswire) -- Last year, Americans underwent more than 11-million cosmetic procedures and spent nearly twelve-billion dollars on skin rejuvenation.
NEW YORK (AP) — It's summertime on Wall Street. A listless day of trading yesterday left the stock market with a tiny loss for the week, its second this month. But the major stock indexes drifted slightly higher going into the weekend. The S&P 500 index edged up four points to close at 1,960. The Dow Jones industrials gained six points to close at 16,851.And the Nasdaq rose 19 points to 4,397.
NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks are closing with tiny gains after a late-afternoon turn higher, but still ended the week with a loss. The Dow closed up six points to 16,851. The S&P 500 index was up four points to 1,960. The Nasdaq composite rose 19 points to 4,397. The Dow and S&P 500 ended the week slightly lower. The Nasdaq gained.
NEW YORK (AP) — Nestle USA is recalling 10,000 cartons of Haagen-Dazs chocolate peanut butter ice cream because the packages are mislabeled.
Let’s be honest. No one ever wants to look foolish at a classy social event, whether it’s anything from a wedding to a cocktail party, but so few of us take the time to learn the rules of proper etiquette.
(Family Features) Every household has its honey-do list, but inevitably you’re not always going to have time to cross off every project on the list. Rather than setting lofty goals that make it easy to procrastinate, the key to a productive and effective list is to be realistic. Start with the projects that will have an immediate effect on creating and maintaining a safer and healthier home.
(BPT) - Picture this: It’s late in the evening when you realize that something is very wrong with your dog. Your normal veterinary clinic is closed, but you’re not sure if the problem can wait until tomorrow. You rush your pet to the closest ER and hope for the best.
(BPT) - Home truly is where the heart is. After all, it’s where you raise the children, entertain friends and family, and relax after many a hard day. Chances are it’s also seen its share of wear and tear over the years.
(NewsUSA) - Pet owners love their four-legged friends. In fact, many are considered a part of the family. However, one thing that dog and cat lovers hate are the fleas that ultimately find their way onto their beloved pet and into the home.
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — For decades, seasonal allergy sufferers had two therapy options to ease the misery of hay fever. They could swallow pills or squirt nasal sprays every day for brief reprieves from the sneezing and itchy eyes. Or they could get allergy shots for years.
(NAPSI)—If your house is like most in America today, you and your family create up to 40 pounds of dust a year, just through everyday living. In addition, high temperature and humidity can also increase concentrations of some pollutants. So can not getting in enough outdoor air, which can happen, especially with modern homes designed to minimize air “leaks.”
(NewsUSA) - Playing outside isn't just for the kids. Pets love exploring the backyard as well, and while letting Fluffy and Fido out may cut down on fur balls on the carpet, they could be bringing unwanted guests back inside.