Think your home is safe from a fire? Think again. Your household can expect at least five fires in an average lifetime, according to the National Fire Protection Association. At the national level, 360,000+ household fires are reported each year, and nearly all of them are avoidable with a few simple precautions outlined in "Martha Stewart's Homekeeping Handbook."
The average American uses approximately 100 gallons of water a day! And that's not counting the leaky faucet or extra minute in the shower that can have a dramatic impact on not just your water bill, but the efficiency of your home, your health, and the well-being of the planet at large. Consider these small tweaks to your everyday routine, and you'll be tapping into a more efficient, less costly, water-conscious home.
Mosquitoes, spiders, and ticks... summer is crawling with pesky, unwanted guests. When they bite, here are a few natural alternatives that will relieve itching, control swelling, and reduce redness and irritation.