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Is Your Home Polluted?

Is Your Home Polluted?

These DIY test kits can help keep you healthy. You probably tested radon levels when you bought your house. But have you retested since then? And what about your drinking water…do you really know w...

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Telling the Kids (Young & Old) That You Have a Serious Health Problem

Telling the Kids (Young & Old) That You Have a Serious Health Problem

When a serious medical diagnosis comes into a family, children deserve to know. Silence is not golden. Discussing illness candidly and openly, in developmentally appropriate ways, teaches children tha...

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22 Clever Household Tips

22 Clever Household Tips

You'll Wonder How You Lived Without Them Sure you can buy cleaners and special tools and chemicals and repair kits. But often you don't need to! Here are clever ways to clean and fix things using ite...

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Fix Your Home's Weak Wi-Fi

Fix Your Home's Weak Wi-Fi

Do Netflix movies keep stopping and starting when you stream them to a laptop or TV over your wireless Internet (Wi-Fi)? Does e-mail take forever to download on your iPad in certain rooms? The problem...

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Hiring an In-Home Caregiver

Hiring an In-Home Caregiver

What You Must Know The vast majority of Americans would rather remain in their homes than move to an ­assisted-living facility, according to surveys by AARP. Hiring an in-home caregiver could make i...

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Cat Bites Are More Dangerous Than They Look

Cat Bites Are More Dangerous Than They Look

When I say "animal bite," I bet you think of dogs (or maybe sharks, if you never quite recovered from seeing Jaws). You probably don't think of cat bites...but you should. Even though kitty-cat teeth ...

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A Door Lock That Opens with a Touch and Other Cool New Stuff

A Door Lock That Opens with a Touch and Other Cool New Stuff

Super-sharp TVs with nine-foot screens…digital eyeglasses that put the Internet right in front of your eyes wherever you go…cars that drive themselves. Each year, many of the new gadgets that get ...

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Caregiver’s Guide to an Easier Life

Caregiver’s Guide to an Easier Life

If you are the primary caregiver for a loved one with cancer, dementia, stroke damage or some other serious illness or disability, you naturally want to do everything you can for that person. But it...

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Real Estate Wizard Reports: What's Ahead for Home Owners, Buyers and Sellers

Real Estate Wizard Reports: What's Ahead for Home Owners, Buyers and Sellers

About three years ago, when many analysts were forecasting continued gloom and doom in the housing market, the real estate analysis firm Metrostudy told Bottom Line/­Personal readers that home prices...

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How to Have More Couples’ Friends

How to Have More Couples’ Friends

How often do you and your partner hang out with another couple and really enjoy the interaction? If the answer is “hardly ever” or “not as often as we’d like,” then here’s a suggestion—f...

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