Lifestyle

It’s a great day when play is also educational! With these 10 water experiments, kids (and supervisors!) can explore some of the most intriguing properties of H2O. These tests are perfect for all ages. Just grab a few supplies (and maybe a towel) and you’ll...

Using soft water instead of hard water creates a lot of nice changes around the house. Suddenly everything’s easier to clean. Those annoying water spots stop showing up on clean dishes, and laundry starts to feel soft again, not scratchy. But out of all the...

Even if your family is super-diligent about recycling, there are still lots of ways to cut back on your waste. Reducing our dependence on plastic is a great place to start. The EPA reports that in 2013, only 9 percent of plastics were even recycled. Yikes! If we...

Wondering how to get your ice at home as clear as the restaurant version? Making perfectly transparent ice requires a lot more than just a freezer and some water. When you dig into the science of cloudy ice, you’ll start to see that timing is...

A big pitcher of homemade lemonade isn’t only quick to make, it’s really easy to customize. Whether you want a spiked lemonade for the adults, a fruit-infused beverage for the kids, or just a clever twist on an old classic, these homemade lemonade recipes are...

Water usage always seems to spike in the summertime, but there are some easy ways to keep costs low even during the busy months. These top five tips (for using both outdoor and indoor water) can help homeowners curb water waste for good. So you...

Rain barrels are enjoying a new surge in popularity, and we’re so glad to see them making a comeback! Generations ago, harvesting rainwater was common practice. The recent drought prevention efforts have made water conservation methods and rainwater collection more and more mainstream. Rain barrels are just...

Whether you’re headed to the gym, jogging or biking outside, or cheering the kids on at the weekend soccer game, you know that hydration is key. It’s impossible to have a good workout—or climb, if you’re like our family—without a good source of water nearby....

Our tap water contains different minerals that naturally dissolved into the water at its source. They’re not exactly bad to drink, but they aren’t really necessary either. Your tap water can have traces of iron, potassium, and sodium in it, as well as calcium and...

Have you noticed that Greenwood and Indy’s Southeast side are booming? We’re expecting continued growth this year with more retail locations and plans for a new Costco. Pending a public hearing for rezoning (now set for March 26, according to the Indianapolis Business Journal), this store...