How To Sun-Proof Your Stuff

sun filtering through window blinds

Ever had a carpet’s color fade or a photograph lose its luster? Chances are you couldn’t pinpoint when it happened or why, but if it was in the direct line of sunlight, the culprit was probably ultraviolet (UV) energy.

The sun’s harmful effects on our skin have been …keep reading

Make Your Next Trip A Volunteer Vacation

mountain landscape

Steven Veit clearly remembers his first volunteer vacation, in 2008. Recently retired, he’d decided to embrace his love of nature by joining a trail-maintenance trip with the Sierra Club, one of America’s first service-trip coordinators (it began offering them in 1958).

His destination? Arizona’s Saguaro National Park—a sweeping …keep reading

How To Deep Fry A Turkey

Thanksgiving spread with turkey

Irresistibly tender and quick to cook, the allure of the deep-fried turkey has increased in popularity in recent years. Note that safety is a critical component, especially with pets, curious kids and other small fry around.

Ingredients for success

First, decide: indoors or out? …keep reading