Home & Life
A research initiative to develop better building standards and reduced property insurance losses. Mix one part tap water with one part seltzer water. Freeze until solid. A new way to chill a glass for a frosty taste sensation? No! The … Continued
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
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
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
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
Helping to save lives each and every day. Nationwide associates have been committed to saving lives by donating blood for almost 70 years. This year, be sure to join Nationwide’s tradition of giving blood, and positively influence the lives of … Continued
One wall can transform an entire room. See for yourself. Here’s some good news: Spending on home improvement began to recover last year, when it rose almost 11 percent during 2012 to approximately $126 billion nationally, according to the U.S. … Continued
Got too much stuff? Get rid of it—and generate some cash in the process. Spring cleaning often leads to the urge to purge. This may explain why spring is one of the most popular times of the year for yard … Continued
Buckle up and turn your next road trip into a veritable treasure hunt. If the words “flea market” bring to mind a few dozen people rummaging through boxes full of dusty knickknacks, prepare to be surprised. Thanks to television shows … Continued
Do your allergies flare up when you switch on your central air or heat? You’re not alone. Turning on the air conditioning or furnace when the weather changes stirs up all kinds of allergens, and circulates them throughout the house. Take a look at what may be lurking in your vents, and learn what you can do to clean up the air in your home.
If the smoke alarm goes off in your home, do you and your family have a fire escape plan?
In 2011, fire departments responded to 370,000 home fires – and while not all home fires are preventable, creating a fire-prevention plan can reduce the risk of fire in your home. Check out the home fire prevention tips below to keep your home and family safe.