Overlooked Ways to Babyproof Your Home

With baby gates securely in place, outlet covers in every room and childproof locks on cabinet doors, you probably feel fairly confident in your babyproofing methods. However, you might want to consult our list of commonly missed babyproofing tasks below from BabyCenter® — just to make sure you’ve got it all.

Preparing for Baby

According to Parents Magazine , before your little bundle of joy arrives, there are a few things you should have lined up and ready to go. Being prepared ahead of time will make you feel less anxious about your delivery and help ensure that everything from delivery to baby’s first weeks at home goes smoothly.

The Most Popular Baby Names in 2013

Popular baby names, like fashion trends, go through cycles. In the 1970s, bell-bottom jeans and the names Jennifer and Michael were popular, while in 2013, names like Millie and Ted seem to be making a comeback.

IBHS Stages Indoor Hail Storm

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Deducting Job-Hunting Expenses

Find out if there’s a tax deduction in your latest employment search. There’s nothing easy about looking for a job in a tough economy. The upside is that at the end of your search, you may find a great gig. … Continued

Top Summer Jobs for Teens

How to find a meaningful (or just plain fun) summer job. As children mature into young adults, summer is no longer about killing time between school semesters. If your son or daughter is age 14 or older, summer is a … Continued

Tips for a Safe Nursery

Before the baby arrives, make sure the room is safe and sound. Getting ready to bring home baby? Outfitting the nursery is a pleasant way to pass some time while you wait for the arrival of your little one. Just … Continued

Allergy Season Survival Guide

Try these tips to keep your home allergen-free. Sneezy? Dopey? Grumpy? No, the Seven Dwarfs aren’t in town—but spring is. And if you have seasonal allergies, you might just be feeling, well, sneezy, dopey and grumpy. Pollen from trees, grass, … Continued

Tips for Buying a Used Boat

An affordable nautical adventure awaits! Have you always dreamed of buying your own boat? While it’s a romantic and exciting notion, you need to understand what the required investment of money and time actually is. Buying a used model can help … Continued

Highway Driving Tips for Teens

Key points for parents teaching their teens to drive safely. If the prospect of your teen getting a learner’s permit makes you apprehensive, then the concept of allowing them to drive on a busy highway is likely to cause a … Continued

Is Premium Gas Worth the Extra Cost?

Your vehicle’s octane rating recommendation may not be as important as you thought. Back in the good old days (in this case, as recent as 2009), you could fuel up for roughly $2.35 per gallon. Those times have passed, as … Continued

Record-Breaking Tornadoes in U.S. History

Hollywood tornadoes may whisk you away to the magical land of Oz, but real life twisters can destroy an entire neighborhood in minutes.

Here are some of the largest, fastest and most destructive tornadoes in United States history.