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Cruise Lines Take Guests to New Horizons
Rick Sasso, chairman of MSC Cruises USA has a lot to tell us about the way cruise lines are expanding travelers’ perspectives on international destinations.
Marcela Valladolid’s Advice for International Travel With Your Family
Chef and host of “Mexican Made Easy” Marcela Valladolid shares her tips for ways the entire family can enjoy a cultural experience abroad.
Don’t Be Fooled by Winter Driving Myths
You might be misinformed about the best way to handle your vehicle when driving on icy, dangerous roads. These myths will clear any lingering misconceptions.
The 3 Key Systems to Check Before Your Next Road Trip
These pre-trip checks can help reduce the possibility of your car breaking down on its next family road trip.
3 Simple Tips for Enhancing LGBTQ Travel Through Community Connections
For the LGBTQ community, travel is an opportunity to unite with others and meet individuals who share your interests.
Eco-Resorts Provide Earth-Friendly Relaxation in Luxury Destinations
For tourists, preserving the environment while visiting distant lands is becoming increasingly important. Some luxury resorts are attracting visitors with their dedication to green initiatives.
How Hotels Are Adapting to Today’s Traveler
With today’s traveler becoming more self-sufficient with the use of technology, hotels must keep up with the growing demand for authentic and experience-based travel.
A Home Run for Hungry Kids
Kids across the country go without breakfast. San Francisco Giants player Hunter Pence wants to change that by incorporating breakfast into class time.
How Playing Develops Children’s Social-Emotional Health
Recess is a critical part of the school day during which kids engage with, learn from and lead one another.
3 Essential Areas to Prepare for Winter
Meteorologist Ginger Zee is a mom who knows how to think ahead. These are her tips to ensure a safe winter for you and your family.
4 Tips for Preventing Frozen Pipes in Your Home This Winter
Cold weather can cause your pipes to unexpectedly freeze and even burst — protect your home from flooding this winter with these tips.
Advice on Culinary Careers from TV Personality Alex Guarnaschelli
The executive chef at New York’s Butter, cookbook author and TV personality offers tips and insights for aspiring foodies.
Are Online Retailers Ensuring the Safety of Toys for Your Tots
A little research into a brand can protect your child. Check manufacturer’s website for Certificates of Conformity and/or other product certifications.
You Can’t Return a Bad Vacation
Don’t be fooled by bad advice. The best way to get good travel tips is by talking to real people who you know and trust.
A Professional Climber Who Discovered the Magic of Photography
One woman reflects on the beauty of spending life outdoors, and how she feels most at peace when capturing photos of the landscapes around her.
5 Reasons to Sign Your Kid up for Ice Skating Lessons
Ice skating is a timeless way to spend the winter months. But beyond the thrill of soaring across the ice, lessons are uniquely valuable experiences for kids and adults alike.
Stocking Your Home and Vehicle Winter Emergency Kits
Be prepared at home and on the road this winter by making sure you include these essential supplies in your emergency kits.
The American Travel Deficit and Why Vacations Matter
In a culture that highly values hard work, Americans are continuing to overlook the benefits of traveling on happiness and success.
Everything You Need to Know Before Choosing a Doggy Day Care
Finding the perfect doggy day care seems impossible, but knowing the right questions to ask beforehand is half the battle.
4 Ways Technology Is Making Flying Easier
Airline travel can be stressful, but new technologies offer the possibility of making your flights less complicated and more enjoyable.
Redefining Beauty from the Inside Out
Beauty shouldn’t be a waist size, an eye color or the latest fashion trend. A new movement aims to redefine the industry.
How Travel Agents Can Make Your Next Vacation
As summer vacation season approaches, hiring a travel agent may be the perfect way to ensure a memorable, stress-free trip for you and your family.
3 Ways to Be Safe on the Road Like Professional Teen Race Car Driver Aurora Straus
From Cold Spring, New York, Aurora Straus discovered her love of racing by accident.
Ready to Learn: Breakfast & STEM Education
Breakfast has the nutrients necessary for students to engage in STEM projects and careers.
Ayesha Curry Dishes on Breakfast, Family Time and Fresh Ingredients
Chef, cookbook author and entrepreneur Ayesha Curry is a busy lady. Still, the married mother of two always makes time for breakfast.
UFC Fighter Frank Mir and Daughter Bella Talk Motivation and Playing Sports Together
For UFC Fighter and martial arts professional Frank Mir, sports and teamwork are all in the family.
Breaking Bread with Jillian Michaels
Trainer Jillian Michaels talks her reasons for eating breakfast and shares tips for what to eat before a workout.
Protecting Children from Self-Loathing Thoughts
For one woman, the path to self-forgiveness came after she survived a great tragedy—her sister's untimely death from bulimia.
6 Kitchen Hacks from DIY Network Star Alison Victoria
Alison Victoria, host of DIY Network’s “Kitchen Crashers” tells Mediaplanet the six most important things to remember when updating a kitchen.
Preparing for Homeownership & Finding a Loan That Fits
Taking a deeper look at the resources African-American first-time homebuyers need to find a home and mortgage that makes sense for them.
Protecting Your Smallest Passengers: All About Car Seats and Safety
Car seats are essential in keeping your child safe. With the right information and guidance, choosing and installing the right car seat can be simple and can save your child’s life.
Chef Virginia Willis’ Pulled Pork
Pulled pork may feel like an endeavor for the grill, but with Willis’ recipe, it won’t feel like pulling an arm and a leg.
Baby Gear Expert Talks Best Tips for Designing Your Nursery Without Sacrificing Style
Baby gear and room expert Vanessa Antonelli is here to guide current and expecting parents through the sensory overload of nursery advice and suggestions.
The Mysterious, Debilitating Problems of Celiac Disease
One woman shares her personal struggle with the health effects of celiac disease, and her journey to raise awareness.
If You’re Planning a DIY Project, Remember These 10 Things
Taking on a DIY project can be a fun and cost-effective way to improve your home. But it’s important to remember keep safety in mind to prevent injury or even death.
Make Every Effort to Get the Lead Out During the Holidays and Year-Round
Children are still at risk for being exposed to lead poisoning. Staying informed about symptoms and treatment can help keep your child safe and healthy.
6 Ways to Make the Season Bright and Risk-Free
It’s the most wonderful time of the year, but some holiday traditions could pose hazards for young children. Take a look at six ways to prevent accidents during the holidays.
Why Travel Insurance Is a Must-Have in These 4 Worst-Case Scenarios
Don’t let a travel nightmare catch you unprepared — and leave you in a financial lurch. Learn the ins and outs of travel insurance so you can travel safe and sound, no matter what comes your way.
An Expert’s Guide to Safe and Stylish Holiday Decorating
An interior designer shares clever ways to keep your home safe without sacrificing your seasonal decorating spirit.
5 Healthy Reasons to Choose Ceramic Tile
Ceramic tiles have a wide range of health benefits when compared to other common household surfaces, including being hypoallergenic and flame retardant.
HGTV’s Clint Harp Talks Sustainable Furniture and DIY
Clint Harp, carpenter on “Fixer Upper” and star of the upcoming DIY Network show “Wood Work,” talks about what goes into making sustainable, beautiful furniture.
4 Financing Steps That Will Open the Door to Homeownership
Buying a home is within reach, but it's important to study up before you dive into the process. Here are a few key things to know about the financial aspect of your search.
Troubleshooting the Drinking and Driving Talk With Your Kids
What you teach your kids about drinking and driving will have a lasting impact.
Victory Isn't Won: Common’s Commitment to Black Youth
With Grammys and Oscars already on the shelf at home, what continues to fuel the multitalented entertainer is a motivation to inspire others to dig deep and reach higher.
One Click Could Erase Your Digital Memories
We may happily take more and more digital photos of our cherished moments, but do we really know how vulnerable they are? Consider this a warning for the digital (see: photo) generation.
10 Baby Gate Safety Tips from the Pros
When it comes to childproofing, selecting appropriate gates that combine safety and function (as well as installing them correctly) can be tricky. Here are 10 pro tips to ensure success.
4 Ways to Swim Safely This Summer
With the arrival of swim season, here are some simple steps that all families can take to stay safer around the water this summer — and all year-round.
6 Steps to Keep Your Home Safe from Toxic Cleaning Products
Because of a lack of awareness and research into the chemicals in our products, you may be trading health for cleanliness. Here are some tips for a spotless and chemical-safe home.
5 Cheap and Easy Ways Your Family Can Make the Most of Summer
School’s out and workloads are lighter — these are two things that make summer the best time for a family to reconnect.
7 Ways to Celebrate Sustainability on July Fourth
For anyone looking to throw a good old-fashioned get-together for Fourth of July, here are some handy, sustainable party tricks to keep in mind that will have everyone talking.
3 Ways Summer Safety Starts with You
Your personal safety comes from awareness, attentiveness and planning, so learn how to protect yourself by recognizing the hazards in your daily life.
Stop Child Electrocution with These New Outlets
Every year, more than 2,400 children are treated in hospital emergency rooms for injuries caused by inserting metal objects into electrical outlets.
7 Steps to Safer Driving With Continuing Driver’s Ed
Most people believe their driving education stops at sixteen, but with changes to cars, roads and technology, it’s important to not let yourself get rusty.
10 Ways to Upgrade Your Hot Dog This Summer
Ketchup and mustard are classics, but others are thinking outside the bun. From pulled pork to mashed avacado, relish in the opportunity to impress your barbecue guests with new toppings.
5 Ways to Throw the Ultimate Fourth of July Celebration
Whether it’s arts-and-crafts or craft hot dog recipes, there are a few things to consider to make your Fourth of July not so repetitive.
Summer Do’s and Don'ts for Your Baby
With temperatures rising, you can protect your babies from heat-related deaths in a few easy steps.
3 Things to Consider Before You Update Your Kitchen or Bathroom
A remodeling pro walks through the steps that all homeowners should consider in order to manage remodeling madness and work towards their dream home.
Why Anchoring Today’s TVs Can Protect Your Child
TV screens can be serious home hazards. That’s why all screens in the home should be anchored, along with their stands.
Can Technology Stop Drunk Driving?
Technological innovations are be leading the way toward a new generation of cars that could cut the number of drunk driving deaths each year by more than half.
Make 2017 the Year of Preventing Collisions Before They Happen
Most crash deaths are preventable. With knowledge and a little extra effort, drivers can protect themselves and others from undue tragedy.
What Can Parents Do to Influence Better Driving Habits
Evidence shows that drivers whose attention is diverted away from the driving task are at increased risk of being in a crash.
Giada De Laurentiis’ Guide to a Happy, Healthy Summer
With summer upon us, Food Network star Giada De Laurentiis shares why she’s taking time from her busy schedule to celebrate the season in style.
Getting Ready for Summer Grilling
Pat LaFrieda shares barbecue tips for summer cookouts as well as a favorite recipe. Get your appetite ready — and maybe have a bib handy too.
How Can You Prevent Your Teen’s Risky Driving?
We know that teens and cars can be a deadly mix. We see it throughout popular culture and in our own lives, but what is often not known is just how deadly that reality really is.
How Teens Can Keep the Road Safe for Other Teens
After joining a safe driving organization at school, one teenage girl discovered how many people her age are injured or killed by reckless driving.
Distracted Driving Isn’t Just About Your Phone
All of us have either read a news story or viewed a segment on television about how distracted driving causes motor vehicle accidents. But it’s not always about texting.
The Technology You Didn’t Know Was Making Your Car Safer
Self-driving cars are almost upon us, but most people don’t realize that exciting technological advancements are already available in most new cars.
The Risks Parents Need To Know About Streaming Video
With live streaming and television shows more easily available than ever, parents need to educate themselves about what their kids are watching.
How the DMV Helps Shape Young Drivers
With more than 25 million licensed California drivers, the California Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) is committed to ensuring that those behind the wheel are provided with helpful information to travel our roads safely.
Turning Back the Clock to Locate the Deep Roots of Negative Body Image
The founder and author of “Healthy Is the New Skinny” maps out a path to self-acceptance in a media-crazed culture.
For Millennials, It’s About Skipping “I Do” in Favor of “Go Fetch”
From expensive foods to social media, Millennials are forgoing marriage and investing their time — and spending power — in fostering relationships with their pets.
Distracted Driving and Technology: Both the Problem and the Solution
Technology is distracting us from the road, leading to serious injuries and even death. But technology may just have the fix for that.
You Were Just in a Collision, Now What?
Being in a traffic collision can be stressful and traumatic. Preparation can help reduce your anxiety and assist you in a time of distress. Let these reminders assist your planning.
Impaired Driving Is as Harmful as Drunk Driving
Drunk driving has always been a problem. Nationwide, about one in three traffic deaths involves a drunk driver. Yet there are other ways to drive impaired.
How Actress Candace Cameron Bure Navigates Parenthood with Patience
Is raising teenagers stressing you out? The “Fuller House” actress shares her advice on how to keep your cool.
Anthony Melchiorri Offers Advice on Choosing the Right Hotel
When you’re looking for advice on a hotel, TV personality Anthony Melchiorri should be your go-to guide.
Sprucing up Your Outdoor Space With Matt Blashaw
Before you start a backyard redesign, make sure you follow these tips from the host of “Yard Crashers” to make your outdoor space shine.
Why Tia Mowry Is Serious About Her Skincare
As an actress, author, wife and mother, Tia Mowry is always in demand. But she’s learned to make herself a priority.
5 Ways to Tell If Your Home Project Is a DIY Job
Wondering whether you need a professional contractor or if you can do it yourself? Ask yourself these five questions.
Burpees, Not Slurpees: A Guide to This Year's 5 Hottest Workout Trends
It’s time to ditch your sweater weight. Every year brings trendy programs that promise big results. Here’s what you can expect in 2016.
Nina Parker’s Secret to Feeling Sexy and Self-Confident
The TV host confesses that her key to an extra-confident exterior lies underneath her clothes.
5 Tips on Setting Tech Rules for Your Family
From swiping left on Tinder to sending selfies on Snapchat, you can’t keep your young people offline in today’s world. Even so, technology can still offer a lot of benefits.
Top 5 Reasons to Buy An RV
As more Americans invest their time and money into RV’s, it begs the question: Why should you get one for your family?
How Time in Nature Strengthens Families
If your family spends time outdoors, you’ll know that nature provides a wonderful venue for sharing adventures and spending quality time together.
Master Contractor Bob Vila’s Tips for Aspiring DIY-ers
Before there was DIY, there was Bob Vila. Vila talks about the latest trends, what you should do, and what definitely not to do when considering home renovations.
A Blueprint to Remodeling Done Right
A remodeling project—whether a single room, whole home or somewhere in between—can be a daunting task. Building a plan with a professional can be the difference between happiness and heartbreak.
Why Raising Healthy Kids Starts with Compassion
To raise healthy kids, we need them to love themselves and others for who they are. We're all born this way. Take it from Lady Gaga’s mom.
Alison Victoria’s Tips to Transform Your Home for DIY
The star of DIY TV’s “Kitchen Crashers,” Alison Victoria, offers tips to shrink household projects into manageable challenges.
These 5 Trends Will Shake Up Your Routine This Fall
From Bollywood dance to strutting in your favorite new hot pants, style comes easy at any size with these top-of-the-line products.
3 Household Threats and How to Protect Your Child
Preventable injuries are the leading cause of death for young children. Here is what you should know about hidden dangers at home, and how to prevent them.
The Property Brothers’ Guide to a Higher Home Value
Whether you’re remodeling or selling, the Property Brothers can help you maximize your home’s value.
4 Things Animal Planet’s Jackson Galaxy Taught Us About Cats
From meat to mice, host of Animal Planet’s “My Cat From Hell” knows a thing or two about being the best parent a pet could ask for.
Home Security That Allows You to Sleep Soundly
A security system should put your mind at ease. But determining the best option can be its own source of stress. The following guidelines can help you to be fully confident in your decision.
In the Fight for a Healthier Generation, We’re Stronger Together
Due to the barriers to healthy living facing families today, it’s imperative that we work together to help our kids develop healthy habits.
How to Avoid the Vulnerabilities of a Typical Home
As interconnected home technologies continue to evolve, there will be a continuous stream of innovative security features. Here’s what consumers can expect.
5 Ways to Winterize Your Home
Check these winterization projects off your weekend to-do list to stay warmer, save energy and lower your heating bill.
Inside Crime: Why Does a Burglar Choose You?
An internationally celebrated security expert with over 33 years of experience in security management gets inside the mind of your neighborhood second-story man.
6 Steps to Prevent a Gluten Scare this Halloween
Halloween is spooky, and getting glutened can be frightening. Here are some tips for gluten-free safety on the scariest night of the year.
Deciding on the Best Place to Find Your New Pet
In 2012, the Los Angeles City Council voted that all pet stores only sell rescued animals—a well-intended attempt against pet overpopulation and the rate of euthanasia in city-operated shelters.
4 Ways to Skip Out on Snake Bites This Summer
As you gear up for the great outdoors this season, take to heart—and along for the trip— these tips for avoiding close encounters of the slithery kind.
4 Tips for a Plus-Size and Fabulous Honeymoon
For plus-size brides, honeymoons can mean anxiety just as often as joy. Here’s 4 tips to beat back honeymoon fashion jitters.
Tia Torres: A Voice for Pit Bulls and Shelter Pets
From pet adoptions to pet misconceptions, there’s a lot to bark about when clearing the air for our furry friends.
How to Make Meal Prep Fun for All Ages
Whether convincing your picky eater to eat vegetables or just looking for extra help, getting kids involved is a great way to expand their palates and instill healthy habits.
Ensuring the Best Diet Goes Into Your Dog’s Bowl
The number and types of diet choices available to dog owners today can be mind-boggling. If you’re feeling confused about what to feed your dog, you’re not alone.
7 Tips for Avoiding a TV Tip-Over at Home
Nearly 13,000 more children are injured each year in the U.S. Alarmingly, most of these injuries happen to children younger than 5 years old.
6 Ways to Keep Your Pet Healthy and Reduce Medical Crises
There are many important considerations to make before opening your home to a new cat or dog, but one of the most crucial — and overlooked — is the cost of maintaining its health.
10 Ways to Ensure Your Home Renovation Pro Is a Perfect Fit
If you are considering a home remodeling project, the most important decision you have to make is the right professional home remodeler for the job.
Ghastly Gluten: Everything You Need to Know About Celiac Disease
Though it doesn’t occur as quickly as toasting bread, for people with celiac disease, gluten found in grains causes damage and discomfort throughout the small intestine.
6 Ladder-Safety Tips to Size Up Before Your Next Project
If you're about to tackle a home improvement project, make sure you know the do's and don'ts before you literally take that first step.
Learning the Truth About Pet Microchips
Although microchips have been around for more than thirty years, many pet owners are still confused about how they work. This is a dangerous problem since one in three pets will go missing in their lifetime.
5 Home Improvements That Do More Than Just Save Money
Looking for a home improvement project that pays off for you and the environment? These days, that’s anything but a tall order.
The Poisoning of America: What You Don't Know Might Hurt You (Infographic)
Whether at work or at home, there are a number of toxic risks that are putting us in harm's way.
Lauren Conrad Shares Her Secrets to Self-Care During the Holidays
The fashion designer, philanthropist and New York Times best-selling author of "Celebrate" opens up about staying healthy and in the holiday spirit during the busiest season.
Josie Maran: From Runway to “Green” Way
The model-entrepreneur Josie Maran has found several ways to factor sustainability into her everyday life, and has some tips for others looking to do the same.
The Essence of Beauty: Mikki Taylor’s Commitment to Celebrating Black Women
Taylor is helping women around the world appreciate their inner and outer beauty in a big way.
Main Squeeze: Growing Lemons from Seed to Tree
Lemons are good for you and great to look at too. Thankfully, growing your own lemons is easier than you think.
8 Summer-Cleaning Tips Every Parent Should Know
Whipping your home into shape this summer is made stress-free with these crucial steps for safer summer cleaning.
DIY Hacks: Maxwell Ryan Shares His Do’s and Don’t’s
The founder of the leading home and lifestyle blog Apartment Therapy shares his tips and tricks to better prepare for your next DIY adventure.
Not Alone: What You Might Need to Know About Irritable Bowel Syndrome
Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) sufferers say they would give up caffeine, their cell phone and Internet and even sex for the chance to rid themselves of their symptoms.
4 Ways to Keep Your Kids Engaged This Summer
Ensuring children have ongoing opportunities to both learn and practice essential skills is critical to their success—in school and beyond.
Children Can’t Swallow What They Can’t Find
Storing medications up, away and far out of reach from children is one of the best ways to avoid unscheduled visits to the emergency department.
The 6 Steps to Microchipping Your Pet
Did you know that more than 5 million dogs and cats enter U.S. shelters each year and that many of them are lost family pets?
Decades to Diagnose: Jennifer Esposito's Long Battle
Actress Jennifer Esposito opens up about her road to diagnosis and learning to manage digestive wellness in a new way.
HGTV’s Scott McGillivray Refashions Insight on Your Next Project
Do you walk the walk when it comes to caulking your roof or refashioning an entire room in the house? Beginner or pro, don’t skip this HGTV star’s tips for avoiding a DIY disaster.
4 Superheroes Your Kids Need You to Be This Summer
School has been out for just a few days and the dreaded words hit: “I’m bored.” To a parent dreaming of quieter, sun-soaked days, these words are kryptonite.
Scott McGillivray's Tips for the Perfect DIY Job
Painting a space is a daunting task. However, HGTV’s Scott McGillivray’s tips for your next DIY project will ensure your final product is something to marvel at.
Wellness Tips from 'Extreme Weight Loss' Trainers Chris and Heidi Powell
With four kids, "Extreme Weight Loss" trainers Chris and Heidi Powell make eating right and working out a family affair.
Is Your Home Toxic? 4 Tips on Childproofing
With the number of accidental deaths due to poison-related injury a year, focus on child-proofing your home and keeping your little ones from rummaging through your cabinets.
Getting Kids and Families Moving 10 Minutes at a Time
Kids aren’t as active as they should be but that’s changing with parents, schools and communities helping them get moving.
From Sleep to Sports: How to Protect Your Child From Injuries
Safety measures such as car seats, child-resistant medication bottles, life jackets and helmets are increasingly part of our culture, widely recognized as effective ways to prevent injury and save children’s lives.
Breathe Easy: Safe Sleeping Environments for Your Baby
Creating a risk-free nursery is a priority for parents. These guidelines can help reduce the risk of unexpected death.
Parental First-Aid: Being Your Child’s First-Responder
When I think back to the earliest years with my children, I'm horrified of all things I didn't know.
5 Autumn Adventures to Jump-Start Your Fall
Looking for fun and exciting things to do, now that the weather is getting colder and the days are getting shorter? Well, look no further.
It’s Complicated: Millennials and the Housing Market
When it comes to millennials and the housing market, 35 really is the new 25.
8 Tips for Navigating Public Transportation with a Small Child
Traveling via public transportation with your child takes a little planning and a bit of effort, but it can be done.
6 Pawsitive Tips: How to Keep Your Dog on Its Best Behavior
Fearful, under-socialized dogs found at rescue centers deserve intensive treatment to improve their quality of life and prepare them for adoption.
Digestible Tips for Staying Gluten-Free On-The-Go
Many living with gluten restrictions find eating outside the kitchen at home to invite a world of problems—but it doesn’t have to.
3 Parent Practices that Make for Healthy Kids
The first few months of parenthood can leave any mother frazzled. And whether it’s your first, second or fifth time, there’s always something new to learn.
The Baby Safety Checklist: 5 Tips for Expecting Parents
Follow these five critical steps to keep your newborn safe and sound this year.
Celebrate My Size: 7 Ways to Love the Skin You're In
It's not impossible—you can change your negative body self-image to a positive one. Here are seven ways to do it.
Mastering the Art of Tailgating: 5 Tips
Whether you’re a seasoned pro or a first-timer, these must-haves and to-dos will help your tailgate soar to the next level.
Housing a Generation of Dreamers
In just four years millennials are expected to have enormous purchasing power, to the tune of $1.4 trillion. Soon, they will account for the greatest percentage of home purchases.
How the Fashion Industry Is Embracing Body Diversity
The fashion industry is including more diverse body types, partly to reflect the new thinking that health, not thinness, is the mark of true beauty.
Sudden Infant Death Syndrome: How to Reduce Your Baby’s Risk
Sudden infant death syndrome is the leading cause of death among infants 1 month to 1 year old, and claims the lives of about 2,500 each year in the United States.
10 Questions to Ask Your Adoption Agency
Adopting a child can be an exciting but daunting process. Here are some tips to help you find the right adoption agency for you.
The Veggie Struggle: How to Prepare a Healthier Meal Tonight
Adding more fruits and vegetables into your diet significantly reduces risk for cardiovascular disease and stroke, high blood pressure, high cholesterol and diabetes—not to mention weight gain.
Molly Sims: Never Too Busy for Family
Model and actress Molly Sims opens up about what it’s like being a working mother and how her second pregnancy is different than her first.
Keeping Score: How to Build a Better Grocery Bag
Confused about making healthy food choices? You’re not alone. Conflicting package claims and hard-to-read nutrition labels complicate food shopping that should be simple.
Summer Safety: What You Need to Know About Child Vehicular Heat Stroke
In the past 20 years, more than 670 American children have died of heat stroke after being left or getting into a vehicle on their own.
Hyperthermia in Cars a Lethal Risk to Children This Summer
After a long cold season, summer is finally here. As temperatures swell, so do the concern of parents and caregivers looking to keeping their loved ones cool.
The Foolproof Guide to a Fall-Proof Bathroom
These quick tips are geared to keep you safe in and around your bathroom.
Preventing Childhood Poisonings: What You Need to Know
Children are most often poisoned at home. A poison center is the resource for poisonings, just in case, but simple steps prevent poisonings before they happen.
Step By Step: Preventing Slips, Trips and Falls in the Home
For older adults even a minor fall can lead to more serious problems. Our parents always made sure we were safe and secure—now it’s our turn to do the same for them.
Sharing Your Space: The Do’s and Don’ts of Childproofing
After adding children to your household, your home can suddenly seem full of hazards and accidents waiting to happen. Here's a quick checklist that will help you worry less and enjoy more.
The Protected Home: How Security and Surveillance Is Changing in 2015
There were 8 billion property crimes in the U.S. in 2013. Are you doing all you can to protect your home and everyone inside?
The New Child Safety Playbook
From bandaging a cut to making sure they wear a helmet, our kids count on us to keep them safe. But the biggest threats to their safety aren’t outside—they’re in the home.
The Do’s and Don’t's of Traveling with Your Cat
Your cat may not jump excitedly into the car, stick its head out the window and lap up the scents of the outside world, but these tips will keep everyone happy during your next trip.
New Pet Trends Foster Healthier Relationships
From fresher food to hiking trails, the pet industry is creating new options to bring pet owners closer to their furry friends.
5 Ways to Improve Your Pet’s Life Today
Whether you’re a cat person or a dog lover, these five tips will keep your furry friend happy and healthy.
Petiquette 101: Tips to Get Your Dog to Sit and Stay
Why training your pup has never been more important, and four essential tips to get started.
New Home for Adopted Pets Makes a World of Difference
In Los Angeles, adopting pets from local shelters is proving more than just cost effective—it’s doubly helpful in giving more pets a home.
6 Tips to Plan a Successful DIY Wedding
Are you saying "I do" this summer? Weddings take time — consider these points when planning your DIY wedding.
What Dog Best Fits Your Personality?
Deciding to become a dog owner is a commitment that requires thorough consideration and research. Find out which furry friend is perfect for your lifestyle.
Olympic Gymnast Nastia Liukin on Using Organic Food as Fuel
At 18, Nastia Liukin won the all-around gold medal for gymnastics in the 2008 Beijing Olympics. Now, she opens up about the benefits of living organically.
Are Your Personal Care Products Toxic?
The skin is the body’s largest organ and absorbs whatever you put onto it. Reading the ingredients and knowing if there are chemicals in your products is key to maintaining optimal health.
What is Your Outdoor Ethic?
Nature can evoke the best in you—whether it’s heading out into the wilds to fulfill your spirit of adventure or the wash of calm that nature can evoke by merely standing in your backyard.
A Sustainable Future Through Organic and Family Farms
Large-scale chemical agriculture is poisoning our soils and weakening our communities. By buying direct from a family farm you can help put a stop to this unfortunate trend.
Gwyneth Paltrow: The Health Benefits That Led to Her Diet Change
Award-winning actress Gwyneth Paltrow shares why organic is more than an fad diet for the rich and famous.
Fair Trade: What You Purchase Matters
Looking beyond the product and focusing on the workers who produced it.
Moving Toward Sustainable Consumption
Why is it that people wouldn’t think twice about tossing bottles or paper in a recycling bin but simply throw away old shoes and ripped jeans?
A Sustainable Lifestyle Starts With Just One Step
We constantly have to weigh our decisions and determine if they support a brighter future for ourselves, our children and our world.
6 Tips for a Healthy Chemical-Free Lawn
Believe it or not, it's possible to have a healthy lawn without the need for chemical treatment.
Jessica Alba: Many Reasons, Many Rewards
After seeing a lack of options without harmful chemicals, Jessica Alba says creating her own company was the only option left.
The Organic Truth: 10 Things You Should Know about the Industry
When certified meets organic, everyone benefits. Here's what you need to know.
Actor Adrian Grenier Shares His Passion For Sustainability
The star of “Entourage” explains why sustainability is such a big part of his life.
4 Mistakes to Eliminate from Your Gym Routine
Whether you’re a seasoned vet or stepping back into the weight room after a break, it’s important to keep safety top-of-mind. Use these guidelines to keep your mind sharp and your body healthy.
10 Stress Solutions: How Slowing Down Impacts Your Everyday
Skipping that third or fourth cup of coffee may offer more benefits than just feeling refreshed and calm at the end of the day.
Top 5 Kitchen Design Trends for 2016
Remodeling is back in a big way. According to the Home Improvement Research Institute, kitchen renovations are a top priority for homeowners nationally.
How Much Will Your New Kitchen Cost?
In 2015, renovating a kitchen consists of much more than adding a gorgeous backsplash and installing new cabinets.
5 Safety Tips to Keep at the Top of Your List This Year
Be sure this list is one you’ve checked twice. A safe and happy close to the year is the perfect way to set up safety habits you can follow year-round.
Woofs and Whiskers: How to Take Charge of Your Pet’s Nutrition
With today’s wide variety of snacks, treats and food to choose from, the path to healthy isn’t always obvious. Especially considering your pet’s particulars.
Pudgy Pets: Are You Hurting Your Furry Friend?
Showing your pets affection with the wrong food can backfire in a bigger way than you might expect.
Planting the Seed: Celebrity Chef Marcela Valladolid on Gardening with Her Family
Food Network star Marcela Valladolid is committed to serving her family fresh produce she grows in her own backyard.
7 Unique Ways Lovers Around the World Celebrate Valentine’s Day
Around the world, Valentine’s Day is celebrated by a lot more than heart-shaped boxes of chocolate and corny greeting cards.
Experts Discuss the Trappings and Solutions to Childhood Obesity
Between the oversaturation of screen time in families’ lives and the increasing pace of our daily schedules, parents have never had a greater responsibility to shape their kids’ health.
Jeff Corwin Talks Adventure in the Great American Outdoors
When thinking about exploring this great nation, it’s no surprise the person to talk to is Animal Planet host Jeff Corwin.
Fashion Entrepreneurs Weigh in on How to Get Self-Esteem Trending
Body acceptance is something that most of us battle at some point in our lives. Three online fashion leaders share their tips for feeling beautiful every day.
Celebrity Chef Ayesha Curry on Food and Family
We sat down with chef and bestselling author Ayesha Curry to ask her about the importance of cooking and sharing meals together as a family.
Online Safety Tips for Teens Straight from the Source
We talked with this year’s National Student of the Year for Student Against Destructive Decisions (SADD) about protecting your child’s privacy online.
Why You’re Never Done Safety-Proofing
Safety-proofing your home for your children is an ongoing process that you can never educate yourself enough about. The stakes are as high as they get.
5 Tips for Keeping Your Dog Safe at the Dog Park
When we see dogs of all sizes frolicking with their canine pals, of course we want our pup to join in the fun. But pet parents should consider a few factors before unleashing their furry friend.
Give Children the Gift of Independence and Give a Dog a Job
For some people living with disabilities, a four-legged friend can turn life around. One mom shares the story of her son, David, and his canine companion, Irina.
Want to Help Alleviate Our Nation’s Healthcare Woes? Nourish Seniors
It is estimated that nearly 50 percent of older Americans are at risk of being malnourished.
5 Home-Improvement Strategies to Ward Off the Winter Woes
You never want a costly calamity in your home — but it’s even harder to cope when it’s cold out. Consider a few tips to prep your house for winter.
Protect Pipes and Remember Your Roof for a Stress-Free Winter at Home
The CEO and president of the Insurance Institute for Business & Home Safety calls attention to two areas in the home that can cause major trouble in the colder weather of winter.
4 Holiday Safety Tips, From Shopping Online to Hitting the Slopes
When you observe a few safety practices, you’ll keep the holidays a time for visits with family and friends — not visits to the emergency room.
It’s Never Too Soon to Teach Your Teen Winter Driving Skills
Teens think they’re indestructible, but winter driving conditions are tough for even the most experienced driver. Here’s how to prep your teen for the icy road ahead.
The Importance of Sports in Girls' Development
Girls drop out of sports at a much higher rate than boys. However, sports can be a vessel for leadership development, self-esteem, and community involvement.
Set Yourself Up for Safety in Your Car and Home This Winter
Learn potentially lifesaving tips from the Salvation Army Emergency Disaster Services for safety in your car and at home.
4 Ways to Prevent Poisoning in the Home
Did you know that someone calls a U.S. poison control center about every 12 seconds? Every year poison control centers help over a million parents and caregivers when kids get into things that could harm them, like medicines, cleaning chemicals, even the mushrooms growing in the backyard.
Child Safety Experts Discusses the Best Ways to Prevent Accidents in Your Home
Xza Higgins, blogger and CEO of MommyCon and Sheila Gailen, Manager of Safety Compliance for Hangman Products, talk preventing accidents in the home and the safest products for traveling in the holiday season.
Media Use Plans Can Help Your Family Stay Safe Online
Families should be making yearly Family Media Use Plans so that they are making conscious decisions about media, screens and their family.
3 D.I.Y. Projects to Prep Your Home for Winter Weather
Winterizing your home doesn’t have to be overwhelming and costly. These simple home improvement projects will jumpstart building a better home today.
Take 3 Steps to Eliminate Electrical Fires This Winter
Avoid common, careless errors and transform your home into a truly safe space during the colder months.
3 Ways to Prepare for the Dangers of Winter Driving
Staying safe during the winter months means acknowledging the extra challenges the season brings. Consider 3 ways to protect yourself on the road.
Les Stroud’s Ultimate Winter Survival Guide
Even the most basic survival tasks can be made much more challenging with the cold temperatures, snow, ice and strong winds associated with winter. Mediaplanet asked musician, author, activist and star of the hit series “Survivorman” Les Stroud for his tips for surviving the elements this season.
The American Red Cross Shares 5 Ways to Get Winter Ready
The weather outside might seem frightful — but being prepared will make it much more delightful.
Mike Holmes Helps You Banish the Silent Killers Hiding at Home
When it comes to advice on the home, Holmes is your go-to-guy. The businessman, investor, philanthropist and popular television host spoke with Mediaplanet about best practices for kicking silent killers to the curb.
Put Your Home Security System at the Top of Your Holiday Checklist
Before you can set and forget your home security system, follow this to-do list to make sure your home and family is safe.
The Crime Doctor Wants All Families to Build a Security Plan
The security expert, blogger and podcaster shares the questions you should be asking to protect your family and reduce the risk of crime.
Protecting Children in Sports
We sat down with sports medicine physician Brian M. Babka of Northwestern Medicine Orthopaedics to talk about the health issues young athletes face.
Breakfast at Valerie's: The Food Network Star Shares Tips and Recipes for the Whole Family
Food Network star, two-time Golden Globe Award-winning actress and New York Times best-selling author Valerie Bertinelli knows first-hand the importance of a healthy breakfast.
4 Pet Tips for Stress-Free Traveling
Whether you prefer traveling with your animal or finding them a trusted boarding facility, here are a few tips for owners looking to vacation while keeping their pet happy.
3 Things to Consider When Comparing Loyalty Programs
The Points Guy Brian Kelly answers key questions on how airline loyalty programs have changed, and how to choose the program that best benefits individual consumers.
Tips for Enjoying the Journey to “I Do” and Loving Yourself Every Step of the Way
Are you stressing over the big day? Don't slip into dangerous habits. There's no one-size-fits-all approach to a perfect wedding day, but there are ways you can save yourself the drama.
Tips from Actress Yvonne Strahovski for Exploring National Parks
“The Handmaid’s Tale” actress reflects on what she loves most about camping and shares her advice for keeping pets happy and safe.
Up Your Curb Appeal: Top Tips From Our Favorite Pros
How can you showcase your home at its best? Home improvement experts suggest a slew of tips and tricks for increasing your home’s curb appeal.
4 Facts About Tires Every Teen Should Know for Safe Driving This Summer
Teens drive to hang out with friends, but it is imperative that they know these facts about tires and safe driving.
5 Tips to Help Educate Your Child on Positive Healthcare Habits
Giving your child a head start to learning positive healthcare habits can insure that they will lead a more conscientious and healthy life.
6 Ways You Can Teach Your Young Adult Money Management Skills Now
Parents Can Teach their Young Adults About Money Management Skills by Talking About It Consistently.
Actor Robert Patrick Offers Some Advice for the Parents of Teen Drivers
From personal experience with substance abuse and driving recklessly, actor Robert Patrick has found a way to educate his teen drivers and keep them safe.
6 Ways to Teach Your Child About Responsible Spending Habits
As a parent it’s important to give your teens a basic understanding of financial responsibility and the importance of it.
Understanding the 5 Crucial Components of Handling Your Vehicle in Winter Weather
Don’t get stuck spinning your wheels. Read up on these ways to use the features of your car to your advantage this winter.
Expert Advice on Choosing a Hotel Loyalty Program
Loyalty programs come in many different varieties, and choosing one will depend on your interests, destinations and frequency of travel.
10 Tips to Make Your Next Tour Unforgettable
Booking a tour of your travel destination is a great way to see the area through the eyes of a local.
5 Reasons to Book Your Next Vacation With a Tour Operator
Let a professional handle the details so you can reclaim your vacation and your peace of mind while traveling
Around the World With Samantha Brown
Recently we caught up with jet-setter and Travel Channel host Samantha Brown for a few pro-tips from someone who knows her way around the world.
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