ARE ANY EDUCATION COSTS TAX-DEDUCTIBLE?
You may well be eligible for valuable income-tax benefits if you attend night school or are otherwise continuing your education. But your education expenses must be "job-connected" in either of two ways:Read Article
CAN YOU DEDUCT MOVING EXPENSES ON YOUR INCOME TAX?
Yes, you can now claim your expenses in moving to a new job (whether it's to your first job or just a different one). This tax allowance-- passed recently by Congress-- lets you deduct transportation charges for moving your household goods and furnishings, including packing charges, in-transit fees, and insurance.Read Article
CAN YOU PICK A MUTUAL FUND FOR BOTH GROWTH AND INCOME?Read Article
WHAT ARE THE CURRENT TAX RULES ON INTEREST AND DIVIDEND INCOME?
Generally, all interest is taxable-- including interest you receive on bonds, credit union balances, and all savings accounts (including savings and loan accounts). Even if the interest wasn't actually entered in your passbook until after January 1, 1966, it's taxable on your 1965 return if it was payable before the end of that year.Read Article
HOW MUCH DOES A PRIVATE SCHOOL COST?Read Article
WHAT IF A BANK CHARGES A BAD CHECK TO YOUR ACCOUNT?
When you open a checking account, the card you sign is placed on file for use in verifying the signature on your checks. The bank, thereafter, is expected to recognize your signature. If it pays out money on a forgery, it cannot charge your account unless there is some negligence on your part.Read Article
GOOD NEWS FOR MEN!
Here's a really new idea in self-contained vacation houses. A masterful job of design and engineering makes the 10-by-14-foot floor area live like a house twice the size. And the use of little-care materials, interior and exterior, practically eliminates those unwanted vacation-time maintenance worries.Read Article
GOOD NEWS FOR THE GALS, TOO!
You've probably seen our regular "Good News for Men!" feature. Well here's a new column for the gals! You won't find it every month, but we'll present it often enough to keep you right up to date on new products that help you, and your home, work more efficiently.Read Article
Early last century, wooden cupboards with perforated tin panels in their doors and either perforated tin or open screened sides were widely used in the kitchens of the South and Midwest. These were ordinarily referred to as food safes, or sometimes simply as pie safes or milk safes.Read Article
MEN: SHOW THIS NEXT TIME YOU'RE PITCHING FOR A POOL TABLE!Read Article
HOW TO KNOW WHEN SOMEONE IN YOUR FAMILY NEEDS A PSYCHIATRIST
Anyone with a toothache knows it's time to see a dentist. A temperature that climbs above 102 degrees means a call to the doctor is in order. Such physical symptoms are clear. But in the realm of mental and emotional health, few precise guidelines exist. No thermometer can measure the state of one's mind, and the symptoms of distress can be subtle.Read Article
HOW TO CHOOSE A MUSICAL INSTRUMENT FOR YOUR CHILD
What's the right age? Music teachers generally find that ages 7 and 8 are good starting times for music study. By then, a child knows enough reading, writing, and arithmetic to handle notations, and his interest span is usually sufficient for the 20-to 30-minute minimum practice sessions recommended by educators.Read Article
DOES ALL THE TESTING REALLY MAKE TODAY'S CARS TOUGHER?
The standard refrain "They don't build 'em the way they used to," is right. Because they're building cars better, to last longer, require less service and maintenance, and take more abuse with a margin of safety.Read Article
WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW ABOUT NIGHT DRIVING
Your chances of getting killed on the highway are two and a half to three times greater at night than by day. The extra danger evidently lies in the problems of limited vision and increased fatigue. To develop advice on how best to cope with these hazards, Better Homes and Gardens worked with Dr. Paul L. Connolly, chairman of the Motorists' Vision Committee of the Michigan Optometric Association, member of the night visibility committee of the Highway Research Board, member of the Society of Automotive Engineers, and visual consultant to the automotive industry.Read Article
JUST WHAT IS UNINSURED MOTORIST INSURANCE?Read Article
PROBLEM: You think your kitchen won't allow a place to eat?
PROBLEM: You think your kitchen won't allow a place to eat? Don't give up yet! Here are three solutions:Read Article
ALL THE FEATURES A GOOD VACATION HOUSE SHOULD HAVERead Article
STEP BY STEP TO A PERFECT MESS!
Here's a foolproof but fabulous way to finish a piece of furniture. Even if you've never lifted a paintbrush, you can achieve results as beautiful as the table-top shown here. Spatter craft works with either lacquer or enamel, and is a perfect way to redo furniture, counter tops, serving trays-- any surface that will take paint satisfactorily. Just use your imagination-- and go ahead, be messy!Read Article
HOW TO COOK A GOOD EGG
Place eggs in saucepan and cover with cold water, at least 1 inch above eggs; rapidly bring to boiling. For soft-cooked eggs: Cover pan tightly and remove from heat. Leave eggs in water 2 to 4 minutes, depending on desired doneness. For more than four eggs, don't turn off heat, but cook, covered, just below simmering for 4 to 6 minutes.Read Article
FREE TRAVEL LITERATURE FOR YOUR BIG CITY VACATION
Our major travel article this month, "Weekends for Two on the Town" (beginning on page 135), takes husbands and wives on short, romantic visits to seven exciting cities-- New York, Atlanta, Chicago, New Orleans, Las Vegas, Dallas, San Francisco. We think you'll enjoy the activities we mention, but perhaps your visit will be longer than a weekend and you'll have time to see more of the town. Or perhaps you'll be taking the children along and will want to pursue different pleasures.Read Article
HOW TO ORDER PLANS FOR HOUSES AND PROJECTSRead Article
KNIT AND SITRead Article
HOW TO SHOP FOR A SILENT CEILING
Acoustical ceiling tile is one of the quickest and most economical ways to reduce noise and unwanted sound in your home. You aren't limited to just the white perforated tiles of the original design, either.Read Article
LIKE TO BAKE A LOT--OR A LITTLE?Read Article
PUSH-BUTTON P'S AND Q'S
You probably push the button on a spray can several times a day-- to soothe a cut, top a sundae, spray your hair, or repel insects. With 300 aerosol products on the market now-- and more to come-- it's important to know the dangers as well as the conveniences of their pressurized containers.Read Article
ANTIQUES--WHAT ARE THEY WORTH?
Thousands of Americans ... are busily and happily ... antiques. But how ... really know their actual ... Surprisingly few do.Read Article
SHOPPING BY MAIL
Discover the ease of shopping by mail! Order with complete confidence. Each firm will refund your money if you're not thoroughly pleased.Read Article
THE MAN NEXT DOOR
The whole Hillis family is looking forward to the next neighborhood garage sale, so we can buy back some of the things we're sorry we sold at the last one.Read Article