There’s a long history of presidential pets, stretching all the way back to George Washington. The first president owned a parrot, horse, donkey and seven dogs: Sweet Lips, Scentwell, Vulcan, Drunkard, Taster, Tipler and Tipsy.
Here’s a look at prominent presidential pets of the last few decades.… Continue reading
When gas prices go up, people will do anything to increase fuel efficiency, including using magnets to “align” gasoline molecules—according to Popular Mechanics. This myth is just one of many that claims to make your car run more efficiently – but does it really?… Continue reading
Do your allergies flare up when you switch on your central air or heat? You’re not alone. Turning on the air conditioning or furnace when the weather changes stirs up all kinds of allergens, and circulates them throughout the house. Take a look at what may be lurking in your vents, and learn what you can do to clean up the air in your home.… Continue reading
In part one of our vehicle myth busting series, we showed that, despite what you were taught as a young driver, idling your car wastes more gas than turning it off for a few minutes. Continuing our auto myth busting series, we bring you a question of coasting:
Myth: “Coasting down hills in neutral saves gas.”
This myth feels true.… Continue reading
If the smoke alarm goes off in your home, do you and your family have a fire escape plan?
In 2011, fire departments responded to 370,000 home fires – and while not all home fires are preventable, creating a fire-prevention plan can reduce the risk of fire in your home.… Continue reading
Your home is your castle, but even castles need a new drawbridge every now and then. Protect your castle this spring to avoid costly home repairs down the road. Here are 3 household problems that are easily overlooked, and even more easily fixed.… Continue reading