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  • The Keys to Improving Male Fertility

    The Keys to Improving Male Fertility
    Do your sperm pass muster? Despite several months of effort, you and your partner haven't yet conceived. You're not ready to seek a fertility evaluation, but you might be wondering whether you're doing all you can to make sure you have healthy sperm. Male...
  • Craft idea catches creepy crawlers

    Craft idea catches creepy crawlers
    Bug watching is a fun way to get in touch with nature, but if touching them isn't your idea of fun, you can use this craft container from the National Wildlife Federation, adapted from the Ranger Rick magazine, to make an insect vacuum called a "pooter"...
  • Choosing a crib mattress that's best for baby

    Choosing a crib mattress that's best for baby
    And you thought choosing a name was hard. Navigating the maze of crib mattresses involves more than noting your crib's measurements and heading to the nearest baby store -- especially if you're concerned about the chemical makeup of your child's bed. We...
  • Lifeskills: How to iron a shirt

    Lifeskills: How to iron a shirt
    Surely, there will come a moment in your life when the only thing that stands between you and whatever it is you covet (job interview/hot date/big meeting/you name it) is the wrinkled mess that is your only clean shirt. To assist, we called on Gwen...
  • Humor Hotel: Mommy's little polymer

    Humor Hotel: Mommy's little polymer
    Every playgroup my kids attend and every grocery checkout line I'm stuck in with other mothers subjects me to yet another discussion about the dangers of plastic. Bottles, plates, utensils, food containers, sunglasses, DVDs and every toy in my house are...
  • Fuel 101: Know what you put in your car

    Fuel 101: Know what you put in your car
    Given all the talk about electric cars, clean diesel, ethanol and more, it can be confusing to know how fuels work and their advantages and disadvantages. Here's a guide. Gasoline Atomically, the gas we pour into our tanks is a mix of hundreds of...
  • Eyedrops for CVS

    Eyedrops for CVS
    After a long day of staring at a computer at work, many people relax by staring at a different computer at home. Between spreadsheets and Facebook, our eyes are seeing more pixels than ever before. If you spend a lot of time in front of a computer,...
  • Would You Try Dracula Blood Therapy?

    Would You Try Dracula Blood Therapy?
    Dracula used to drain his victims of their blood to steal their life force, but through modern technology, doctors may have found a way to return some of that stolen vitality to their patients. We know that blood can be used to save lives, but did you...
  • Home design shifts focus to roofs, ceilings, storage

    Home design shifts focus to roofs, ceilings, storage
    Few architects and builders today are recommending trendy architectural elements to clients. Instead, house pros are mining the history of residential design to extract elements and styles that have worked and keep working, hoping to construct timeless...
  • Beauty and the plastic beast

    In the garage, shed or basement of nearly every gardener, you will find stacks of plastic pots. Then there are mulch bags, pesticide and fertilizer bottles, flat trays from six-packs of annuals. We think of our gardening as greening the world, but it...
  • The pull of the sequined vortex

    The pull of the sequined vortex
    There are certain inevitabilities to any figure skating competition. Plastic-wrapped flowers and stuffed animals will be thrown onto the ice. The audience will gasp at a botched triple Lutz, then break into mild applause for encouragement's sake. A gangly...