Tips And Tricks

How to Launder & Save

Laundry is a basic chore, but knowing the best way to do it will save water, save energy, and save you money. You can save money and conserve water if you gain a deeper understanding of how laundry really works. It seems so basic, but doing laundry is a complicated [...]


What is Silverfish These are about 1/2 inch bluish-silver wingless insects with hard exoskeleton. They look like fish and their movements are very similar. They have 2 long antennas on their head and 3 prominent “tails” on rear. Females’ egg numbers vary. Depending on species, their quantity may range from [...]

How to Clean Wall Stains

How to Clean Wall Stains Identify the stain and treat it appropriately. It is recommended that you always test an inconspicuous area of the wall before cleaning the stain off, to check that the product you’re using won’t lift the paintwork. One of the simplest and most effective wall cleaners [...]

Tips for dealing with dirty, sweaty sports gear

Tips for dealing with dirty, sweaty sports gear The start of the school year often means more than backpacks, books and pencils cluttering mudrooms and kitchen counters. Fall sports are back, too, and with them stinky jerseys in the laundry room and mud-clogged cleats in the garage. There are simple [...]

Foods to Avoid Feeding Your Dog

Some foods which are edible for humans, and even other species of animals, can pose hazards for dogs because of their different metabolism. Some may cause only mild digestive upsets, whereas, others can cause severe illness, and even death. The following common food items should not be fed (intentionally or [...]

Why Allergies Are On The Rise

Like many, I deal with allergy for past several years and thought I share my findings with you. Here it comes: The latest surveys show that the rates of allergy are increasing throughout the world, affecting up to 30-35% of people at some stage in their lives. This increase was initially [...]

Mould in the Home

Potential allergens such as pollen, mould spores and dust mite are commonplace in the daily environment and are found both inside and outside the home. Although most individuals are exposed to these allergens on a regular basis with little impact on health, regular exposure to some allergens, particularly indoor moulds [...]

Ebola Virus Disease Update

Key facts As reported in Khaleej Times on 6th August 2014. Ebola virus disease (EVD), formerly known as Ebola haemorrhagic fever, is a severe, often fatal illness in humans. EVD outbreaks occur primarily in remote villages in Central and West Africa, near tropical rain forests. The virus is transmitted to people [...]

25 Ways to Ask Your Kids ‘So How Was School Today?’ Without Asking Them ‘So How Was School Today?’

This year, Simon is in fourth grade and Grace is in first grade, and I find myself asking them every day after school, “So how was school today?” And every day I get an answer like “fine” or “good,” which doesn’t tell me a whole lot. AND I WANT TO [...]