WHAT'S NEW in home furnishingsRead Article
Can your battery take it this winter?
During the next 30 days, more than a million Americans will push on automobile starter switches and get no response. Each of these disappointed and probably greatly inconvenienced people will be the owner of a car with a dead battery.Read Article
Have you heard? Latest Garden News
What may be one of the big disease-control discoveries of the century comes from the Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station. There, scientists have made plants resistant to fungus diseases by treating the plants with low doses of radioactivity.Read Article
Nearly hit-or safe?
As soon as your youngster learns to walk, keeping him out of the street is a problem. Here's one mother's solution.Read Article
NEW HOUSE OR OLD?
"Today's home has conveniences and luxuries the last generation never heard of.". . . "Yes, but you get more for your money in an old house." Which to choose? There's no unerring blueprint to guide everyone. Consider all the angles, then decide which offers the most for your family.Read Article
Get a head start on spring--nowRead Article
It's NEWS to me!Read Article
It's time to winterize your homeRead Article
No envelopes needed. Make cards from construction paper; fold, seal, mail.Read Article
You can have new rooms from oldRead Article
New rooms from old Start by covering up the pastRead Article
New rooms from old What can you do with an old house?
This 50-year-old house was a grim structure in anybody's book, as the "before" photograph shows. Now take a good look at the facing page.Read Article
Mums--for a gorgeous windup!Read Article
Scramble two... bogey at 40,000
How safe is your home from surprise air attack? Is the situation getting serious? Is this country really threatened by enemy bombers? Family man Harlan Ball must answer those questions at 700 miles per hour, 8 miles up, where a split second may he too long. But the best answers can come from you in your willingness to do your part as a volunteer.Read Article
Details make a workshop goodRead Article
Big effects from a few plantsRead Article
Here's an outstanding four-bedroom value
Good design holds cost low. In Seattle, this month's spacious Five Star home was built for well under $10 per square foot.Read Article
Kitchens go coppery!Read Article
Gift ideas for your family table
Your whole family will thrill with pride to have any one of these wonderful gifts in your home. Here are practical gifts to be used daily-- gifts that will help to enhance every meal, gifts that will "spruce up" your present tableware. Family and friends will enjoy sectioned tables set separately for a cozy supper by the fireside. You and your guests will never forget the fluffy scrambled eggs and crisp bacon cooked in your silver Crêpes Suzette pan for a leisurely Sunday-evening snack.Read Article
Big-kitchen ideas in tiny spaceRead Article
Soup for breakfast! Well, why not?
Here is a start-the-day-with-soup philosophy by Charlotte Montgomery. It's an eye-opener of an idea. Try it, and we bet you'll be pleasantly surprisedRead Article
The best space in the house was addedRead Article
When should Baby start to walk?
Little by little, a baby acquires the body control necessary for the complex skill of walking. But one baby may begin to walk months ahead of another his age. Let your baby signal when the time is right.Read Article
How to Choose and use woodworking planesRead Article
Shine up your gourdsRead Article
Is your power mower ready for winter?Read Article
How-to for the homemaker-- Slick tricks all through the houseRead Article
DEMOCRACY begins at home
We want our children to cherish their heritage of democracy. We want the schools to teach it, the churches to preach it, the government to practice it. But the foundations of democracy are laid in the home, and we parents are the chief builders. Here's a check on your family's democracy.Read Article
Personal help in home building, remodeling, and decorating
When you're looking for ways to make your home more comfortable and attractive, look for this seal. It identifies the Better Homes & Gardens Home Planning Center, where you can get personal counsel on your home-planning problems.Read Article
Good drivers continuously look far ahead of their cars in order to anticipate any dangerous situation. Hills impose a barrier to your vision, which should be a warning.Read Article
Now's the time to...
Spread layer of compost or other form of organic matter around shrubs. Dig in slightly if soil is stiff.Read Article
How to care for house plantsRead Article
The diary of a Plain dirt gardener.
Nov. 1 "What's that tool you used to plant bulbs?" asked Janet at dinner. "I want to plant ours, and the ground's so hard I can't use a trowel."Read Article
Gift Shopping by MailRead Article
THE MAN NEXT DOOR
As two of the nation's 90-odd million football experts, my Christine and I are among the very few who do not annually pick an ail-American team. But through enthusiastic home conversation, we alreadv know who the top quarterback will be this fall. It's the college lad who has started dating our high-school daughter.Read Article