CAR INSURANCE--IS THERE ANY WAY BUT UP?
If you haven't heard at least one story of woe about increasing auto insurance premiums lately, you probably have been out of the country-- or at least not reading your paper. One of the most common complaints is that auto insurance premiums have risen steadily in the past ten years until they now stand about 55 percent higher than they were in 1956.Read Article
SEEDING A LAWN
Whether you're seeding to rejuvenate an existing lawn or start a new one-- fall is the ideal time to take care of the job. Here's how to get a new or old lawn in top shape.Read Article
THIS BASEMENT REALLY LIVES!Read Article
HELP YOUR CHILD LEARN MORE... BETTER... FASTER
Your children are learning all the time: they learn much more and they learn much faster than you do. Indeed, you can't stop them from learning. What you mean when you say "They don't learn" is really, "They learn the wrong things." Instead of learning long division, they learn how to get along with (or protect themselves against) the teacher, or how to get the goat of the kid at the next table.Read Article
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HOW TO CHOOSE A TRAVEL AGENT
You will be trusting a lot to your travel agent, so select him the same way you choose a doctor or lawyer. Take the recommendation of friends whose judgment you value and whose likes and dislikes are similar to yours.Read Article
GOOD NEWS FOR MEN!
Have on-the-spot storage for lawn and garden equipment. You can assemble one of these outdoor storage sheds in an afternoon and have all-weather storage for your bulky, space-consuming tools.Read Article
A QUICK, INEXPENSIVE WAY TO SKIDPROOF ANY CAR!
Would you like your car equipped so it's less likely to slide on wet or icy pavement, stops quickly without fishtailing, and moves in a straight line on soft shoulders or in gusty cross winds? If your answer is an emphatic "yes," then your car is a prime candidate for an unusual stabilizing device now on the market.Read Article
ALIGNMENT AND WHEEL BALANCE--HERE ARE THE FACTS!
Usually the first tip-off to an impending alignment job is hard steering or excessive tire wear. Steering difficulty can show up in several ways. You may have to exert brute strength to turn the car (especially if it doesn't have power steering). Or the wheels may fail to return to the straightahead position after you negotiate a turn. Or your car may lack stability at highway speeds.Read Article
The rooms on the next 12 pages aren't large. They aren't loaded with expensive things. The rooms are exciting and spirited simply because the people who live in them are that way.Read Article
THIS HOUSE WAS BUILT FOR PEACE AND QUIET
To see what we mean, study the plan. Living and sleeping areas are buffered by the basement stairs, master bath, closets and a short hallway. The bedrooms are clustered together, yet none of them shares a wall with another or with the living room-- so no one in your family will lose sleep over a late bridge game or the Saturday morning cartoons.Read Article
PLANT TWO MONTHS OF SPRING COLOR NOW
You don't have to settle for fleeting dabs of spring color if you choose spring-flowering bulbs whose blossoms span the time from the first thaw to the first peony bloom. Varieties of crocus, hyacinths, tulips, daffodils, iris, and alliums guarantee you this sure-fire spread of color-- but remember, you must plant the bulbs this fall.Read Article
EIGHT WAYS TO MAKE YOUR HOUSE LIVE BETTER. EACH COSTS UNDER $500 IN MATERIALS!
Here's home improvement on a budget. For $500-- much less in some cases-- you can buy the makings for such amenities as a fireplace, more storage, a bedroom vanity, or second kitchen. The $500 doesn't include labor charges because you'll want to do some of the work yourself-- but for many of these projects you'll need assistance from a plumber, electrician, or some other skilled professional. So pick your project, then pick your man; he'll give you an estimate to round out the bill.Read Article
QUICK MEAL BEGINNINGS AND ENDINGS
An appetizer is just what it sounds like-- an appetite teaser! Its purpose is to whet the appetite, not to satisfy it. So keep the first course simple. And plan it to complement the rest of your meal. A savory entrée calls for a light appetizer.Read Article
ZINNIAS--FORMAL AND INFORMAL
Are zinnias strictly country cousins? Rustic and suited only to the cottage look? No indeed! And these four arrangements will prove it. New varieties-- from the small button-type to the tousel-headed Mexican bloom-- allow the arranger a wide scope in size as well as vivid colors.Read Article
PLANNING TO BUY AN ORGAN?
Don't let the many-keyboarded organ scare you! Actually the organ is much easier to master than you'd think-- and it's an excellent way to give the whole family both a good music foundation and a lot of fun. If you're in a quandary about what type of organ will best suit your needs, read our tips before you start to shop.Read Article
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PROLONG ENJOYMENT OF SUMMER FLOWERS
Why not move some of your colorful garden plants indoors to brighten winter months? Most sturdy-stemmed or tight-crowned plants take the shift from garden bed to pot in stride, and continue to produce their decorative blossoms or foliage indoors near a sunny window.Read Article
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HOW TO BUY BOARD
Most handymen walk out of a lumberyard with a better piece of wood than they need for their project. They want to do a good job around the house and feel a better board will insure betterRead Article
SHOPPING EDITOR'S CHOICE
Discover the fun and convenience of shopping by mail! You can order with complete confidence any of the items shown: each company will refund your money if you're not delighted.Read Article
THE MAN NEXT DOOR
Divorcee Elaine Cowan likes to tell about a tiny water animal known as the rotifer, whose females can produce without males. Whole colonies can thrive without any male rotifer. There's a moral here-- but Christine notes that Elaine is hardly the one to be pointing it up.Read Article