Let’s go mountain biking, Mom

I was an avid mountain biker in my early 30s, and once again I have taken up the sport, more than a decade later, to find that lots has changed. The trails and techniques have not changed much, but I have. Luckily, mountain bikes have changed too, and newer models are much more suited for…

A dated living room gets a hi-tech makeover

The Brown family was immersed in technology in their daily lives at work and school, but at home, their living room was still in the dark ages. Here is how Los Angeles interior designer Andee Ferrer took on the task of transforming the “great room” of their 1930s Spanish-style duplex into a contemporary, smart and…

Creating a habitable and cozy basement living space

Most basements are underutilized real estate, often used for storage, home gyms or kids’ recreation rooms. By warming up these subterranean spaces with a few creature comforts, you can create an inviting apartment, perfect for grown children living at home, house guests or home-sharing. Bedding buy Let the sunshine in your basement boudoir with blooming…

Delicious hostess gifts for foodies

If you want to bring your holiday party hostess something more exciting than the usual potted poinsettia, or if you have a foodie on your gift list, here are some exquisite, tasteful hostess gifts that your host will appreciate and savor. Hit oil A gourmet household cannot live without olive oil, and the most discerning…

Ways to talk to kids about sexual abuse

Sexual violence is a very serious public health problem that affects millions of women and men. However, research done by the Crimes Against Children Research Center showed that 1 in 5 girls and 1 in 20 boys is a victim of child sexual abuse. These children who are the victims of prolonged sexual abuse usually…

7 Holiday snacks and beverages that bring good cheer

There are plenty of goodies to nibble on and imbibe during the day holiday season to fill you up like a bowl full of jelly. Here are some sweet snacks and twists on traditional treats and drinks for you and your guests that taste good and will get you on the nice list. Party poppers…

Holiday safety for familes

The holiday season is one of the most wonderful times of the year, but did you know it’s also one of the most dangerous? In fact, household fires occur more often during the holidays than any other time of the year. So here are some holiday safety tips from our friends at Omnishield. Safety Tip #1…

10 creative and engaging gifts for kids

Kids of all ages get excited about the latest electronics, and tech-savvy parents know that sharing in their kid’s enthusiasm and wonder for technology is an excellent way to bond. When kids have reached their screen time limit, it’s time to get real with physical games and toys that engage them the old-fashioned way. For…

Twelve Gifts of Tech

If you are shopping for a tech geek this holiday season, here are 12 great electronic gifts that will light them up. Take charge The myCharge RazorPlatinum portable charger ($99.99) is the perfect companion for the MacBook on the go. It charges a MacBook in 100 minutes via a USB – C port, and it…

Getting personal for the holidays: six gifts that show you care

Giving someone a personal care gift can be touchy. For instance, unless a woman has asked for a cellulite massager, she might take it the wrong way. Here are six non-offending personal gifts that loved ones are sure bring comfort and joy. No Pain, their gain The Oska Pulse device is the latest technology in…