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This March 14, 1992, photo provided by NBC shows announcer Don Pardo on the set of "Saturday Night Live." Pardo, the durable television and radio announcer whose resonant voice-over style was widely imitated and became the standard in the field, died Aug. 18 in Arizona at the age of 96. (, A…
A pillow encased in an allergen-proof cover. For those with allergies, symptoms can be serious when sleeping with millions of dust mites. Luckily, homes can be made more livable for allergy-sufferers in a few easy steps, such as protecting your pillow and mattress.
Sprinkling soybean meal on the hay within this compost pile is one way to add nitrogen for quicker composting.
A house dust mite, seen through an electron microscope. Although the thought of sleeping with millions of dust mites is just plain gross, for most of us it's not dangerous. For those with allergies, however, the symptoms can be serious.
A salesperson helps a customer with information on big screen televisions at a Best Buy store in Nashville, Tenn. Offers of extended warranties or service contracts are becoming the norm, whether you buy a big ticket item like a car or kitchen appliance or a less expensive one like a televis…
Myles Griffin, 74, poses for a photograph in front of his home in Philadelphia. Griffin has lived with his wife for 40 years in their three-bedroom row home and after retiring three years ago, the couple signed up for a reverse mortgage in May.
CONFETTISYSTEM transforms simple materials such as tissue paper, cardboard, and silk into interactive objects that are filled with handcut confetti. There's a hinged door for you to add additional treats/favors to a pinata too.
A DIY pinata from the "Say Yes" blog.
Lights illuminate the front of the David H. Koch Plaza at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York. After two years of renovation, the museum unveiled the new plaza with programmable lights and fountain, new granite paving and a planting of 106 trees. (AP Photo/Metropolitan Museum of Art)
"1954: The Year Willie Mays and the First Generation of Black Superstars Changed Major League Baseball Forever," by Bill Madden
A butterfly rests on a flower at the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center in Austin, Texas. Visitors to the center named for the late wife of President Lyndon B. Johnson can stroll along paths featuring colorful blooms abuzz with butterflies, relax while swinging under towering oaks and let t…
Stage an extra bedroom or section of the basement as a craft room to show potential buyers the usability of the space. A worktable and storage can be upcycled from rummaged furniture or bought new; paint everything in coordinating hues.
An unused space off the kitchen or basement entrance can be turned into a mudroom that provides added value for buyers. Retrofit readymade cabinets and benches, or splurge on custom built-ins.
This blacktail doe and fawn are steered away from these backyard gardens by some appealing-to-the-eye fencing in Langley, Wash. Many people are wildlife watchers and enjoy having them around but any species can become a nuisance in the garden. A variety of benign control and prevention techn…
This photo shows Lyonnais style salad with smoked salmon. The poached egg not only makes the salad quite substantial, but thanks to the luxurious way the yolk coats the greens once it’s been broken it also acts as an extra sauce
The trick with the beef ragu is to start with a tender cut of beef, in this case sirloin tips, and finely chop it.
American rock band Journey, from left, Ross Valery, Neal Schon, Arnel Pineda, Deen Castronovo and Jonathan Cain, pose for photographers during a press conference in Quezon City, north of Manila, Philippines in 2009.
An undated photo provided by the Northwest Mosquito Abatement District in Wheeling, Ill., shows two varieties of mosquitoes. At the left is Culex pipiens, also known as the northern house mosquito. It is the species mainly responsible for transmitting the West Nile virus to humans. At right …
John Lennon and Yoko Ono
Tony Smith runs with his belongings packed in his son's old stroller. Smith quit his job of 12 years as a mail carrier in Pulaski, Va., to run across the country in hopes of raising awareness for suicide prevention.
Designer Betsy Burnham recommends having a sheet of glass cut to fit the top of a child’s desk, as she did for the bedroom pictured here, in order to protect the furniture from wear and tear.
Designer Betsy Burnham filled this bedroom for a preteen girl with white bedding, a white rug and chair, and white curtains, then added just one piece of furniture, a bit of paint and a few accessories in the girl’s current favorite color. The room can easily (and affordably) take on a new l…
This photo provided by Sherwin-Williams shows a home in a coastal climate. These colors are part of the HGTV HOME by Sherwin-Williams Coastal Cool palette. When selecting a paint color for your home, consider where you live. Homes in Florida or other coastal sites are typically painted in a …
Designers suggest using a pop of color to draw attention to your front door.
A yellow home with a melon-colored door. These colors are part of a new HGTV HOME by Sherwin-Williams color palette called the Softer Side. Experts say a colorful front door can improve your home’s curb appeal.
Tina Viviano, 22, of Harrison Twp., crates Classic Caramel Fruit and Snack Dips at the Morley Saunders factory in Clinton Twp., on Aug. 21.
Juanes performs on stage during the Made In America Festival at Grand Park on Sunday, Aug. 31, 2014, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Paul A. Hebert/Invision/AP)
Singer Gary Lewis (left) is shown with his father Jerry Lewis in this undated photo during an appearance on the comedian's annual Labor Day telethon.
Actor Al Pacino poses for photographers on the red carpet as he arrives for the screening of Manglehorn during the 71st edition of the Venice Film Festival in Venice, Italy, Saturday, Aug. 30, 2014. (AP Photo/David Azia)
A container pond put together using a planter, floating aquatic plants and a mix of goldfish on a patio in San Francisco. The pond contains a bubbler, a filter, and an Asian ceramic ball as a decorative element.
This undated product image provided by Samsung shows the Gear S watch. Samsung unveiled on Thursday the new Gear S, the company’s fourth major smartwatch in a year.
ARteriors Home Drea Geometric table lamp
Patricia Urquiola’s faceted Jelly vase for Kartell, which comes in rose, yellow, blue, minted green and smoke as well as clear. An intriguing sculptural piece on its own, it could hold either flowers or a flameless candle.
Godinger Ophelia crystal candlesticks
Honeybees are irreplaceable as pollinators but you can somewhat offset their loss by attracting beetles, butterflies and moths, dragonflies, feral bees, bumblebees and wasps, among others.
Arnel Pineda, left, and Neal Schon of the rock band Journey perform on a 2013 press tour in Beverly Hills, Calif. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)
A film technician checks the digitalized film of a Godzilla movie at Tokyo Laboratory Ltd. in Tokyo, Wednesday, Aug. 27, 2014. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)
Journey performing as part of Music Midtown 2013 at Piedmont Park on Friday, September 20, 2013, in Atlanta. (Photo by Robb D. Cohen/Invision/AP)
Arnel Pineda of Journey performing as part of Music Midtown 2013 at Piedmont Park on Friday, September 20, 2013, in Atlanta. (Photo by Robb D. Cohen/Invision/AP)
Curried shrimp salad can act as a compliment to a grilled main course for Labor Day. (AP Photo/Matthew Mead)
Butternut squash and Waldorf salad. (AP Photo/Matthew Mead)
Hearty blueberry banana muffins can begin a day with a healthy start. (AP Photo/Matthew Mead)
Japonica, shitake and chicken stuffed peppers ditches the ground beef in favor of chicken, then replaces the flavorless white rice with the more robust japonica, a colorful Japanese variety. (AP Photo/Matthew Mead)
This watermelon gazpacho was inspired by one in Yotam Ottolenghi's upcoming cookbook "Plenty More". (AP Photo/Matthew Mead)
The trick to chopping the beef is to cut it into 1-inch chunks, then freeze it for about 15 minutes until it is just firm. These partially frozen chunks chop perfectly in the processor without becoming overworked. (AP Photo/Matthew Mead)
Tangy tomato-eggplant crostini are pictured. Salting and draining the eggplants and tomatoes removes excess water, which not only makes for a meatier texture, it also concentrates the flavors. (AP Photo/Matthew Mead)
Woody Harrelson, left, and Matthew McConaughey present the award for outstanding lead actor in a miniseries or a movie on stage at the 66th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards at the Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on Monday, Aug. 25, 2014, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)
Butternut squash and apple Waldorf salad makes a perfect Labor Day side dish.
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