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  • How To Create a Place Setting

    You've made all the necessary preparations for a soiree to remember - Cornish game hens, a peat fire burning unobtrusively in the fireplace, and the finest Washington...
  • Dressing for Graduation—What to Wear Under Your Gown

    Graduation is a festive occasion - and one with surprisingly few rules when it comes to how you dress or what you wear. While thinking what you wear under your gown...
  • How To Cure Snoring

    Some kinds of snoring are easy to overlook.  A little gentle, steady snoring can even be soothing, akin to having a cat fall asleep on your lap.  It suggests sleep...
  • How To Help Your Kids Develop Art Appreciation

    Many of us look back on squandered childhood opportunities for cultural edification, and shudder.  How could we have been so ignorant and uncaring?  I remember such...
  • How To Decide Whether to Downsize

    The kids have flown the coop and you're left with more house than you can manage: You are officially an empty nester (though there ought to be a better term for it,...
  • Rain Umbrella Repair Tips

    Some guys like fast sport cars. I prefer umbrellas. Writing this article leaves me open to jabs about how I live in a city notorious for its rainfall. Let me just say,...
  • How To Take Pictures at a Graduation Ceremony

    Congratulations - you or your child finally graduated! Or maybe it's a close friend who is the graduate. No matter who is graduating, you will want to take pictures of...
  • Installing Smoke Detectors: Home Smoke Alarms

    Over three-quarters of the states in the U.S. have passed laws making smoke detectors mandatory in private homes, and for good reason. The majority of fatal fires...
  • Recognizing Meth Labs: Laboratory Chemicals and Supplies

    As drug abuse spreads throughout our country and reaches every segment of society, meth labs are becoming an increasing problem. City-dwellers might dismiss these...
  • Begin a Children's Ministry: Activities for Children at Church

    Starting a children's ministry is an excellent way to attract young families to your church, and to keep them coming back for more. Taking the time to begin it...
  • How To Help a Friend Overcome Meth Abuse

    If you suspect that a friend, family member or coworker is using meth, you must do what you can to help her overcome the addiction. At the same time, do not be...
  • How To Spot the Signs of Meth Use: Methamphetamine Addiction

    Are you worried that someone in your life is addicted to meth? Methamphetamine abuse has reached epidemic proportions in the U.S. It can no longer be characterized as...
  • How To Pop a Pimple

    So you're preparing for _______ (prom night/wedding day/job interview/State of the Union address), and over the course of one night, it suddenly happens: your face...
  • How To Shave

    Are you tired of waking up in the morning and wondering if your razor has one more shave left in it? Afraid of the burns and cuts and bumpy scars of a bad shave? It's...
  • How To Find a Babysitter

    Leaving your children in the hands of someone you don't know can be a very nervewracking experience. However, there will most likely come a time when as a parent, you...
  • Painting a Child’s Dresser—Tips and Techniques for Kids’ Dressers

    As most people know, new furniture is very pricey and an investment that may be viewed as a luxury, especially when living on a tight budget. This is especially true...
  • How To Make the Perfect Snowball

    The perfect snowball... when you've made it, you'll know. It's unmistakable - that perfect weight and texture for packing, the ease on the elbow as you throw it,...
  • How To Make Campfires: Building an Outdoor Fire

    There's a very good chance that you have been burned (figuratively or literally) by lousy campfires in the past. Perhaps because making fires is such an age-old and...
  • How To Plan a Toddler Birthday Party

    Birthday parties can be so much fun but they can also be disasters. Imagine tired, unhappy or bored children, crazy chaotic behavior, stressed, grouchy parents --...
  • How To Balance Your Kid's School and Extracurricular Activities

    With today's families getting busier and busier, it's no wonder that one of the questions so frequently asked by moms and dads everywhere is, How do we balance our...
  • How To Organize Child Rooms

    As any parent can attest, kids come with a lot of stuff. Walking into a child's bedroom to see piles of clothing, toys, school supplies, art supplies, and books can...
  • How To Encourage Child Nutrition

    Having children comes with certain stresses, responsibilities and joys. One of the biggest responsibilities that seems to be on every parent's mind these days is how...
  • How To Learn About Adolescent Development

    Children entering adolescence face a number of physical, emotional and mental changes. Although some of the changes may seem alarming or frightening to the child, the...
  • How To Find Senior Care Resources

    Finding senior care resources can be challenging if you don't know how to start. One excellent way to start is by picking up individual courses in senior care policies...
  • How To Learn About Special Needs Children

    Special needs children require special assistance and understanding.  No matter how a special needs child is part of your life -- whether as your own child or a...
  • How To Help Your Senior Who Is Hearing Impaired

    Hearing impairment has far reaching implications not only for the individual with the loss, but also for those close to them. A recent study by the University of...
  • How To Find Senior Housing

    For many seniors, growing older may mean a change of residence. Changes in your financial situation, your growing inability to do routine maintenance or personal...
  • How To Find Senior Travel Packages

    Many airlines, hotels, and cruise lines offer discounts to senior adult travelers. By taking advantage of these deals you can save hundreds, even thousands, of dollars...
  • How To Make a Disco Ball

    Have you ever been to a party and seen a disco ball hanging from the ceiling? You might have thought to yourself, I can't believe there's a disco ball here! It must...
  • How To Understand the Effects of the Great Depression

    The Great Depression was a national and, in some respects, international catastrophe that paralyzed our society for nearly a decade. As Americans reflect on the...
  • How To Plan for Senior Independent Living

    Not all senior adults require assistance. Many live independently in their own homes or in senior adult apartments. Many others live in assisted living residences...
  • How To Find Senior Personals

    Common sense and statistics tell us clearly that as our population ages, there will be a growing number of seniors who, through the death of a spouse, midlife divorce...
  • How To Plan Your Nursing Care Routine

    If you care for your elderly loved one at home, you will need to plan a workable daily routine to implement his or her care. There is no one nursing care routine that...
  • How To Transition Your Senior Into a Nursing Home

    One of the most difficult decisions you will ever have to make is that of moving an elderly loved one to a nursing home. Yet there are times when the severity of a...
  • How To Get Rid of Bed Bugs - DIY and Exterminators

    Good night, sleep tight, don't let the bed bugs bite. This common goodnight verse may be truer than you think. Bed bugs are worldwide travelers, notorious for latching...
  • How To Find Active Retirement Communities

    Advances in health care and higher standards of living mean that senior citizens can look forward to more vital and productive years of retirement. Higher life...
  • How To Take Photos with Santa

    When you step outside, you can feel the nip of winter in the air. If you listen very, very closely, you can almost hear the jingle of Santa's sleigh bells in the...
  • How To Help Your Senior Who Has Memory Loss

    It is important that adult children know that memory loss is a sign of old age. By the time a person is in their late seventies, they will have lost approximately 10...
  • How To Get Along With Relatives

    Everyone has a picture in their mind of what an ideal family holiday should be. Usually this involves lots of family members of all ages sitting around a large table,...
  • How To Choose the Right School for a Troubled Teen

    Choosing the right school for a troubled teen can be a difficult decision for parents during an equally difficult time. If you are searching for a school for your...
  • How To Celebrate Baby's First Christmas

    Having a baby will completely change the way you look at the holidays. There are a lot of things that will be much more fun than they were pre-baby, but also some...
  • How To Buy Gifts for Grandparents

    Buying Christmas gifts for grandparents can be a bit tricky. More than likely, they don't need any of the typically useful gifts, but on the other hand, you don't want...
  • How To Use Nanny Agencies

    Thinking of hiring a nanny to watch your little ones? Make sure you interview several nanny agencies before you decide on the one that is best for you. After all, you...
  • How To Protect Your Home

    Too often, people take their homes for granted, content that nothing unfortunate could befall them and that, should the unthinkable happen, there's nothing that could...
  • How To Choose Baby Nursery Themes: Baby Room Ideas

    Planning for a new baby is an exciting time. There are a lot of decisions to be made, including choosing a nursery theme. Before you head straight to your local...
  • How To Choose a Child Carrier

    A child carrier can be an invaluable way of toting your infant or toddler around while you're doing other things.  Child carriers come in an array of styles, prices...
  • Pack for Family Vacations to the Beach: Packing Tips

    Packing for a family vacation at the beach can be an overwhelming task, but if you're organized you can get the job done in no time at all. A little advance planning...
  • How To Prevent Burglary: Theft Prevention

    Many homeowners and apartment dwellers are worried about their homes becoming a target of burglary today and are looking for ideas for home security. This is because...
  • Learning About Father's Rights: Child Custody Rights

    If you are a devoted father who is having trouble getting your child custody rights acknowledged, there is help available. In the past, single parenting has usually...
  • How To Plan a Baby Nursery

    One thing parents absolutely must have done before labor begins is their baby's nursery. Life for both parents will be immensely easier if the nursery is stocked and...