The good news is that winter is half over. The bad news is that winter is only half over. Don't leave heating to chance. Instead think "furnace maintenance" -- an ounce of prevention beats a pound of cure, and aread more
Lung cancer is the #1 cause of cancer deaths throughout the world. Carcinogenic radon gas has been named “the most important cause of lung cancer after smoking” by the World Health Organization (WHO).
It is estimated that anywhere from 3-14% ofread more
By Lisa Gordon
We’re not gonna lie: Taking care of home maintenance tasks isn’t going to be any easier in January than it was during the holiday bustle of December. You’ve buttoned up the house against the cold, and you’re inread more
Now is a time of year when thoughts turn to holiday visits, window-shopping and time spent with family and friends. But for some, winter isn't so cheery because they'll need to spend time at the hardware store. They'll be buyingread more
Gypsy Rose Lee was born on this day in 1914. She turned "taking it off" into an art form. If you've got prized furniture with a few "bumps" and dings, you don't have to "grind" off the old surface beforeread more
Got a storm door that keeps slamming shut instead of closing smoothly and quietly? It started doing that just about the time cold weather set in. Right? When you took out your summer screens and put in storm-door windows, youread more
Bell Labs invented the first transistor in 1947. It won the Nobel Prize and paved the way for today's many wonders. One is the smart thermostat, a full-time brain that monitors home heating and cooling, raising it when you're thereread more
This week a lot of folks will drag out the ladder and decorations, lights and stapler to pursue lofty goals in the 'spirit' of the season. To entertain family, friends and passersby, those who perform this annual ritual often startread more
Refrigerators and freezers must operate at precise temperatures for proper food preservation, maximum energy-efficiency and to keep them from working too hard and wearing out prematurely. The recommended levels are between 37 and 40 degrees for the refrigerator compartment andread more
Depending on where you live, sometime between 4 a.m. and 7 a.m., it's the first day of winter. And, as the temperatures plummet, your thermostat numbers head due north, generating hefty utility bills that could put you out on theread more
The first dishwasher was invented in 1892. Weary of servants chipping and breaking her dishes, Josephine Cochrane rigged a copper pot with stiff brushes and a motor. It worked so well that she showed it at the 1893 Chicago World'sread more
Here's a home brew to preserve the green and beauty of Christmas trees and to prolong the freshness of natural evergreen holiday decorations. To extend their natural beauty, mix a batch of this special holiday brew. First, go down toread more
Planning a New Year's Eve party? There's a lot you'll need to buy. A bottle of wine holds four to six glasses. Champagne, while the same in size, goes a bit farther. "Fifths" (4/5th- quart bottles) make from 10 toread more
The garage-- often the largest “room” in a home, but rarely the most organized. If you’re ashamed to open your garage door in front of the neighbors, consider the strategy below to organize and divide your garage into 6 usefulread more
The movie premier of Casablanca took place this day in 1942. At the end of the movie, Bogie got cold feet and sent Ingrid Bergman off into the misty night. If you've got cold feet at your casa, the culpritread more
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In the following counties: Calumet, Fond du Lac, Manitowoc, Ozaukee, Sheboygan, and Washington.