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Turn Off the Video Games and Turn Your Kids into Nature Reporters

Boy using binoculars as a nature reporter

What to do with the kids during the summer? Consider turning them into nature reporters! Image: North Cascades National Park/Flickr

When your kids whine, “I’m borrrrrred” during school breaks, sign into plant and animal tracking websites and teach them about nature. Read More

Black & Decker Coffeemakers Recalled, Citing Cut, Burn Hazards

Recalled coffeemaker

These Black & Decker coffeemakers are being recalled because the handles can break easily. Image: CPSC

Black & Decker under-the-cabinet coffeemakers are being recalled because coffee pot handles can break and cause burn and laceration injuries. Read More

Yikes! Asbestos in the House! What to Do? (Closed)

Abating asbestos in the Curbly home

The discovery of asbestos threw a wrench in Bruno's remodeling plans. Image: All image in this blog post courtesy Curbly

Our intrepid guest blogger and rehabber Bruno Bornsztein must make a big decision when he finds asbestos behind the walls of his century-old fixer-upper. Comment for a chance to win $100! Read More

Friday Five: At 11th Hour, Congress Extends Flood Insurance Program

Flood insurance extension expected to be signed by Obama; housing prices reach their highest figure in 20 months; and mortgage rates hit record lows — again. Read More

National Gardening Exercise Day: Feel the Burn with Garden Cardio

National Gardening Exercise Day is June 6. So get off the couch and burn calories while you tend the garden that produces nutritious, low-fat food. Read More