Free Lessons About Earthquakes, Earth Science, Emergency Preparedness

Free Lessons About Earthquakes, Earth Science, Emergency Preparedness A 7.2 magnitude earthquake hit Turkey yesterday. The death toll has risen to 270 and rescue workers race to free those trapped in the rubble from 80-plus multistory buildings that collapsed in Ecris, Turkey. What causes earthquakes? How can families stay safe? Here are resources to help children learn more about earth science, plate tectonics, the Ring of Fire, geology and emergency preparedness. Read more...

No FEMA Funds for Virginia's Wild Weather Assault

No FEMA Funds for Virginia's Wild Weather Assault Louisa, Va., has been under assault from a string of severe and somewhat bizarre weather these last few months. Despite three-pronged damage from an earthquake, Hurricane Irene and no less than seven tornadoes, Thursday, FEMA said "no" to requests for aid in Virginia. Here's a look at damage totals from those three events by the numbers. Read on...

8 DIY Automotive Maintenance Tricks that Save Us Big Money

8 DIY Automotive Maintenance Tricks that Save Us Big Money Did you know that you can save yourself hundreds, even thousands of dollars on DIY auto repairs each year? By learning and practicing a few routine maintenance tips, we have saved money not only on repairs, but also purchasing inexpensive used vehicles. Maintenance saves on gas costs, too. The biggest reason most people buy new vehicles is because they need the warranty or they lack the skills to perform their own maintenance. Those skills aren't difficult to learn. Read more...

Teeth Whitening Tips for Brides to Be

Teeth Whitening Tips for Brides to Be Getting married soon? Congratulations! You've perfected your tan, scheduled the stylist and created your ensemble. Don't forget one important step: teeth-whitening. The white color of your dress will make the color of your teeth stand out, so make sure they are bright white to match. Here's how to get a wedding-white smile. You don't have to be a celebrity to have a beautiful white smile. You don't even need perfectly straight teeth, either. Read more...

How to Remove Lipstick Stains

Train sings, "Your lipstick stain, on the front lobe of my left side brains. I knew I wouldn't forget you." Lipstick stains are great for funky song lyrics, but on clothing (ahem, collars), not so much. Lipstick is an oil-based product with heavy dyes that can really ruin clothing. How do you get those pesky stains out? The key words are "proactive" and "pre-treat". Read more...

Best Winter Driving and Vehicle Maintenance Tips

The best advice when driving in winter snow and ice is, don't. That's easier said than done. People still have to get to work, despite winter road hazards. Here are best winter vehicle safety and maintenance
 tips to see you through old man winter's storms. Read on...

Toxic Waste Nuclear Sludge Candy Tainted with High Lead Levels, Recalled

The FDA announced that Candy Dynamics is recalling some of its Toxic Waste brand candy. Toxic Waste in Nuclear Sludge, made in Pakistan, has been found to contain elevated levels of lead that poses a threat of poisoning, especially for children. Toxic Waster is made by Candy Dynamics and under the Circle City Marketing and Distributing of Indianapolis, Specific Toxic Waste candies recalled include... Click to read

At-Home vs. Professional Teeth Whitening: Green Alternatives that Save Green

Teeth whitening has been in vogue for several years now with celebrities, models and everyday consumers. Many procedures for teeth whitening are marketed. Is it worth having your teeth whitened professionally? Lady Greenwise puts on her diy hat and discusses how to save green and make green choices about getting white teeth. Read more...

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