Today’s Solutions: June 30, 2022

Homelife

From creative interior design tricks that can improve your wellbeing to strategic plant arrangements that help you reap the most benefits from your leafy friends, this is the place to find everything you need to know to make your house feel like a home.

Stay cool this summer with the

Stay cool this summer with the “Airbnb of pools”

Swimming pools offer endless hours of entertainment for young kids, but once they grow up or get busy with after school activities, most private pools end up sitting unused for the majority of the year. To help keep those pools in use and generate some extra funds for those that maintain them, Read More...

Keep your produce as fresh as

Keep your produce as fresh as possible with these tips and tricks

We’ve all experienced that let down of looking in the fridge to find your strawberries have gone moldy or your lettuce has wilted. Fortunately, a few easy steps can help you salvage that produce and cut down on food waste! Here are some tips and tricks. Washing 101 Don’t wash your fruits and Read More...

Handle conflict like a pro wit

Handle conflict like a pro with the 20-minute break strategy

Even the strongest relationships have some conflict, and oftentimes, it’s not the conflict itself that threatens a relationship, but rather how individuals deal with conflict when it arises. If you can’t find a healthy way to work out your differences, you’ll end up burnt out and frustrated. Read More...

Don’t feed bread to duck

Don't feed bread to ducks! Here's what to serve instead

When venturing out into the Great Outdoors, it’s important never to feed the wildlife because they can become accustomed to receiving food from humans and may put themselves at risk trying to acquire some. However, it’s not uncommon for local parks to allow residents to feed the ducks (or other Read More...

Prevent the spread of summer c

Prevent the spread of summer colds in your home with these 5 tips

As your family may have already realized, it’s not just Covid-19 we have to worry about as we head back out into the world. A year of isolation means most of us have avoided the usual seasonal colds and flu, leaving our immune systems particularly at risk as we return to work, school, and social Read More...

How working dads can stay invo

How working dads can stay involved at home once offices re-open

The shift to remote work has, for many family households, led to a significant change in the home-life dynamic: Dads are at home, effectively altering their roles within the home, involving them more heavily with caregiving and housekeeping. However, as we precariously venture into a post-Covid Read More...

How to protect and soothe skin

How to protect and soothe skin from smoke exposure

The West Coast wildfires demonstrate that fires will be an increasingly common aspect of a warming world. This means that we will have to learn how to adapt, even as we attempt to reverse and mitigate the effects of climate change. Although skin health isn't our primary concern when it comes to Read More...

Are your kids hyperactive? Try

Are your kids hyperactive? Try these strategies to help them wind down

Children are full of energy and many months of pandemic uncertainty have likely been a challenge for kids (and their parents) who are used to having access to multiple recreation areas outside of the home. Sometimes, as any parent or guardian would know, high energy and excitement can morph very Read More...

How to cultivate a tranquil mo

How to cultivate a tranquil moss garden

Moss is nature's humble carpet and is often overshadowed by flashier plants, however, that doesn’t stop moss from bringing a lot to the table. Moss doesn’t require fertilizer and filters out air pollution at least three times more efficiently than other plants (depending on the pollutant). Moss Read More...

How to avoid foodborne illness

How to avoid foodborne illnesses this summer

Summertime means more picnics, cookouts, and outdoor dining, but warmer weather also means a higher risk of foodborne illnesses. Fortunately, a few easy steps can help you stay healthy. Today we share tips from food science professor Ruth S. MacDonald on how to avoid foodborne illnesses. Types of Read More...