Month: June 2012

Summer survival tips: the medicine cabinet edition

(HIB) - You can't avoid it: Summer activities mean bites, bumps, burns and bruises. Make sure you're ready by stocking up on these medicine-cabinet basics: Over-the-counter pain relievers Summer is the time when people are breaking out golf clubs, gar...

Start enjoying your deck after one day’s work

(HIB) - Most deck owners know that one of the keys to keeping their decks looking good is staining it every few years. However, while deck staining is a process that most homeowners are capable of doing themselves, finding the time to do it can be diff...

Four common photography mistakes to avoid

(HIB) - If your photos seem too bright, cluttered or ordinary, you can take simple steps to avoid these and other common photography mistakes. "Photographers know it takes a good eye, practice and patience to make the most out of every moment," says B...

Extend, don’t move

Does it ever feel as if your house has shrunk? Mine has definitely got smaller in recent years. I suppose this has something to do with the fact that my babies aren’t babies anymore, and that our puppy Max is now a fully-grown black Labrador. We moved into our three-bed semi in south-west London five years …

Pointers for protecting feet from skin cancer

(HIB) - Walking on the beach, frolicking in the surf, participating in sports, strolling through a theme park while on vacation - your feet will carry you through a lot of fun this summer. But can paying attention to them help you avoid the most common...