What Do You Call That Pretty Firework?

Cake. Chrysanthemum. Waterfall. If you've ever wondered what to call the different types of fireworks you see during a professional show, other than "that cool one that trailed off," you've come to the right place -- and can impress (or annoy) your friends afterward....

Fireworks Safety

* Use fireworks on a hard, flat and level surface. The surface should be in an open area away from buildings, vehicles and shrubbery. * Use a long-handled lighter so you can keep as far away as possible. * Light one at a time. If it doesn't light, don't try to relight...

What To Love Most About Dad

Psychologists say fathers give children a sense of well-being, self-control, inner strength and all that good stuff. But forget all that. Let's get real. Dads are fun. Maybe there is a Dad School somewhere that teaches them basic Dad stuff because they more or less...

Fathers In Film Have Changed Over Time

It's the month that celebrates Father's Day, which makes it a good time to reflect on the ways fathers have been portrayed on TV. Dads have traveled quite the route, starting with the 9-to-5 businessman who steered the household, steady and secure. The family around...

Road Trips for June

Welcome to June, when thoughts turn to vacations. School vacation, work vacation, whatever -- it's summer and it's time to chill. Or travel. Looking for something fun to do this month? Here are some events to fire up your brainstorming and kick off the summer season:...

Leave No Trace On The Beach

If you are a regular hiker or camper, you've likely heard the admonishment "Leave no trace." The idea is to make as little impact as possible and to take out what you carried in. This mantra can also extend beyond forests and trails to another popular recreation area:...

Ideas for Falling Asleep Fast

Fatigue is a safety issue that affects every aspect of life and work. But some people spend enough time in bed, they just don't sleep. From night-to-night there could be different reasons why you can't fall asleep. Ask yourself why. Are you: - Feeling wide awake? You...

Sun Safety Tips for Kids

Avoid damaging sunburns this summer by using sunscreen properly, covering up when possible, and playing outside during recommended times, according to Kids Health. Even if your children don't seem to burn easily, damaging UVA and UVB rays from the sun will still take...

Activities for Active Kids

Keep kids active this summer by playing fun backyard games like balloon volleyball or a create-your-own obstacle course, according to Sign Up Genius. To set up the balloon volleyball, hang a jump rope across an area and use inflated balloons to make it easy for all...

Leading A Life Free Of Clutter

The great majority of us live a life that is considerably more cluttered than it needs to be. School papers, everyday bulk mail, packaging, saddle shoes, love beads, leisure suits, not to mention magazines from decades hence, board games no one ever plays anymore,...