You've heard about secondhand smoke and you know that it can hurt people who breathe it.
Now scientists are researching the health consequences of thirdhand smoke: The residue that tobacco smoke leaves on furniture, carpets, walls, clothing and other inanimate objects.
Think about your pets as you do your springtime gardening and get the yard back in shape. The ASPCA reminds pet parents to be wary of some popular, but poisonous plants.
Some people are leery about buying frozen fruits and vegetables. They believe frozen is inferior to fresh. Relax, there's nothing to worry about.
If you're looking online for vacation rentals or even a place to live, be sure to proceed with caution. Rental scammers are hitting virtually all the rental housing websites. Make the wrong move online and bogus landlords will con you out of hundreds, even thousands of dollars that you'll never get back.
Household leaks – from dripping faucets, loose showerheads and faulty toilets – are quite common. And they can be very costly.
No one wants to pay more taxes than necessary or run the risk of an audit. Here are several common mistakes to avoid.
Roving asphalt pavers are targeting local property owners and walking away with thousands of dollars. The latest complaints are from East King County where at least four victims were hit. The victims report the pavers drove a white truck with a flashing yellow light on the top. They claim to have extra material from an earlier job and offer to patch your driveway or parking lot for a bargain. Don't do it.
As hard as you try, there is nothing you can do to guarantee that you won't get taken by a scammer. But you can reduce your chances of becoming a victim by being constantly on guard and always skeptical.
Can rubberized household sealing products really plug holes in a bucket, or the bottom of a boat? We test Flex Seal and Flex Shot against their compelling commercial come-ons.
A growing body of research shows that fish is brain food. So, can fish prevent Alzheimer's disease?
Here's some news that should perk you up – if you drink coffee. Coffee is good for you!
When it comes to cutting boards which is the safer choice: plastic or wood? The experts disagree. Some studies favor wood; others point to plastic.
Someone is sending $5 checks in the mail to people around Washington state. But who is it? And who's behind a different mailing offering an interest rate reduction program?
There are lots of home improvements that are perfect for doing yourself. Installing drywall isn't one of them.
Life is full of costly surprises and a lot of people don't have enough savings to cover them.
A recent survey by Bankrate.com finds that fewer than 4 in 10 Americans – only 38 percent – could handle an unexpected $500 car repair or a $1,000 medical emergency without going into debt.