IBHS Stages Indoor Hail Storm

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

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

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.

How to Protect Your Home From the Dangers of Radon

Add this to list of invisible things that are bad for you: radon gas.

Radon is an odorless, invisible, radioactive gas that can cause serious health problems. Check out this video from New Jersey Water Testing on the dangers of radon, and how it gets into your home:

Furry Friends at Home in the White House: Presidential Pets

There’s a long history of presidential pets, stretching all the way back to George Washington. The first president owned a parrot, horse, donkey and seven dogs: Sweet Lips, Scentwell, Vulcan, Drunkard, Taster, Tipler and Tipsy.

Here’s a look at prominent presidential pets of the last few decades.

Nationwide Has Been Donating Blood for 68 Years

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

Alluring Accent Walls

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

Make the Most of Your Yard Sale

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

Five Great American Flea Markets

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

A Microscopic Look at What’s Hiding in Your Heating Ducts

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.

10 Fire Prevention Planning Tips for 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.