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Updated at 4:52 PM

Are you about to install or replace a ceramic tile floor? You’re choosing a flooring material with a long list of virtues: It’s long-lasting, hardwearing, and great-looking, as well. Tile can be a bit tricky to work with, though, so it pays to arm yourself with a little insider info on tile floor installation before you begin. Here are 11 tips for success.Get started

Updated at 4:31 PM

We dream of taking our kids to these places, not when they are teenagers or young adults. But now, when they are children. Why, well why not?

Updated at 4:23 PM

If you have a wet basement, get on it. Hot and most summer weather can mean thunderstorms and derechos on the horizon, bringing more water to your woes. Here are five tips for dealing with water in your basement.

Updated at 4:05 PM

This Latin American-inspired salad ups the ante on the ripe, sweet quality of summer vegetables by marinating them briefly. Adding a smoked salt to the dressing imparts a subtle grilled flavor.

Updated at 12:45 PM

You may be able to "make up" for your increased risk of death due to a sedentary lifestyle by engaging in enough physical activity. So just how much is enough?

Updated at 11:40 AM

Midsummer. My basil plants are flourishing on the deck. Pots of dill generously season my potato salads and stuffed eggs. Hearty sprigs of oregano add the perfect depth to my tomato sauces.

Updated at 11:09 AM

Q: I have a recipe for truffle mashed potatoes. Wow. The recipe calls for white truffle oil, which I have found online but is outrageously expensive. It is olive oil with artificial truffle essence. I have found black truffle oil for less cost. Can...

Updated at 11:01 AM

Most tea parties don’t begin with a trip to a hen house to gather eggs for egg-salad sandwiches.

Updated at 10:48 AM

“Honey, do we have any sunscreen?” wondered my husband.“Yes,” I responded. I bought, like, a case of it years ago.”“You know that stuff expires, right?”

Updated Jul 26, 2016 at 5:49 PM

Heat waves aren't just unpleasant — they can be deadly. So here's how to stay safe and beat the heat.

Updated Jul 26, 2016 at 5:34 PM

Most experts agree that storing the beans in the freezer is a no-no. But, It turns out that freezing coffee beans before grinding them helps the beans break down more evenly, which is important because the size of the grind affects the rate at which...

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