"We might not hire your youngster, if..."
"We wouldn't want your boy or girl if you have failed to train him or her for successful adulthood," United States industry says, in effect, to American fathers and mothers.Read Article
Tables you can makeRead Article
Have you heard the Latest Garden News?
The tremendous demand for uranium for atomic energy research will mean more and better superphosphate for home gardeners and farmers.Read Article
How to divide and repot a fernRead Article
We gave our house a "space lifting"
Before we remodeled, my wife and I should never have needed an expert to tell us what was wrong in our old house. Eleanor and I talked a lot about how dreary and cramped it was, how the living room and dining room were so boxed in you couldn't take a step without saying "Pardon me!"Read Article
For spots that lack sunRead Article
Economy house de luxe
Here's a house that has everything you need for living de luxe style-- the only things you give up are those ornamental extras that cost you money but don't produce more living space in return. Sounds like a fair exchange, doesn't it?Read Article
As you dream of the new house you will build someday, it is valuable occasionally to step back and take stock, to have a hard look at the many new ideas you have been considering.Read Article
How to build a color schemeRead Article
But what a view! Latch onto a leftover lot
Many views have been called "breath-taking," but this one was worthy of the term. To enjoy it, you had to make a rather tortuous trip to the top of Mount Adams, the oldest hill-suburb of Cincinnati.Read Article
Budgetsavers with a million-dollar lookRead Article
Design merry Christmas cardsRead Article
Quickies with crackersRead Article
Let's serve cranberry sauceRead Article
The lessons of sorrow
It has been 10 years since my oldest son, Captain Don Brown, crashed and died near his plane in the California desert. And in those years I have had to learn what can be learned from sorrow.Read Article
How to make extra-good stuffingsRead Article
Low-cost ways to mat picturesRead Article
How to seat guests at the tableRead Article
Cube house clings to a hillsideRead Article
Christmas is in the airRead Article
Picture frames you can makeRead Article
Gifts you can makeRead Article
Perfect gravy every timeRead Article
How to get real bargains
The advertisement read: "Once a year, one- day clearance of famous name radio and TV sets; all unconditionally guaranteed." The store had a reputation for quality. The listed values were excellent-- so good, in fact, that we were a bit skeptical.Read Article
Are you really a safe driver?
Everybody talks about good driving habits, but not enough drivers seem to do anything about them; unlike the weather, something can be done about them.Read Article
Here's room for an active familyRead Article
Here's an idea!Read Article
The Mirror of YouthRead Article
Has child psychology been oversold?
When I was a boy in the pleasant days before the first world war, I remember Mother saying that she got a great bang out of bringing me up. That was the only time I ever heard any mother in our little Iowa town talk about "child rearing" as such. Twenty-five years later circumstances forced me to attend a lecture by a child psychologist, and when it was over, and after the mothers in the audience had asked their questions and discussed their problems, and after the learned psychologist had escaped into the night, I went home and scribbled a memo to myself.Read Article
It's built on a "postage stamp"
Simplicity in house design is often a virtue. But it becomes more than that-- a necessity, almost-- when you try to fit a two-bedroom house and garage on a lot that is no larger than 40 feet square.Read Article
Living space is where you find it!Read Article
Wedge fits edge of roadside ravine
The heavily wooded ravine looked like a nice place for a picnic, but a devil of a place to build a house. A short distance from a public street, the land dropped off sharply.Read Article
Your pet and mine
What must I look for in buying my first pair of hamsters?-- Miss G. G. L., Ohio.Read Article
New, different, and dramaticRead Article
Good tips for housekeeping
Take-a-walk tonic. When work piles up, interruptions come on top of each other, the children's squabbles try your nerves too far, take a breathing spell. Just a short walk will work marvels.Read Article
The diary of a Plain dirt gardener
Nov. 1 What did I spy as I sat up in bed, rubbed my eyes, and looked out in the dawning of this great month? White stuff on the garage roof. On the grass. All around.Read Article
What's wrong with this family?Read Article
Garden clinicRead Article
NOVEMBER GARDEN REMINDERS: Now's the time to...
Plant early-flowering shrubs-- lilacs, daphnes, spireas, and forsythias. Don't move cherries, plums, redbud, dogwood, magnolias, or flowering almonds.Read Article
THE MAN NEXT DOOR
"The only tiling more amazing than the shape of a snowflake viewed through a microscope," says Bob Hannelly, Ph.D., "is the shape I'm always in after shoveling the first snowfall off my walk."Read Article