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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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. But technology can offer a lot of benefits if you instill healthy habits in your kids.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
Sustainability is very near and dear to the actor's heart.
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.
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