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Add a Simple, Dry-Type, In-Floor Heating System Sep. 24, 2020

Here's How

Dear James: We are remodeling a bedroom for my mother to live here. I would like a radiant floor-hea... Read More

It's Always Sunny in Pompei Oct. 26, 2019

Susan Estrich

You close the windows. Turn on the air, if you have it. Check the live maps. Twitter. Figure out how... Read More

Let's Clear up the Mystery of Ceiling Fan Direction Sep. 02, 2019

Everyday Cheapskate

Most ceiling fans have a switch with two options. Forward spins one way and Reverse the other. But w... Read More

The Effects of Extreme Heat, Persistent Pain and an Exercise Tip Aug. 30, 2019

C Force

The long hot summer of 2019 is at last drawing to a close, and we already know it's one for the reco... Read More

Keeping Cool Jul. 08, 2019

Dear Doug

Q: After decades of slogging through cold winters, I am now retired in sunny Arizona. Even if I've b... Read More

Earth at Aphelion Jun. 27, 2019


Week of June 30-July 6, 2019 While you're enjoying the pool and soaking up some rays this summer, tr... Read More

Old but Gold Advice for Keeping Your Cool Sep. 05, 2018


For much of the country, it has been a brutal summer, heatwise, with daily max records routinely bro... Read More

Gimme Swelter Aug. 03, 2017

Lenore Skenazy

It's August, which means most of us are feeling not unlike a Hershey bar in a pizza oven. What a rel... Read More

Humidity -- Not too High, Not Too Low, But Just Right Jul. 19, 2016

Everyday Cheapskate

Humidity is a popular topic among friends and neighbors where I live in northern Colorado. It's like... Read More

It's Summertime Hot. Children Shouldn't Have to Die Jun. 25, 2016

Diane Dimond

BOISSER CITY, LOUISIANA — Three-year-old twins, children of a sheriff's deputy, were found unr... Read More

High Heat Hits Home: A True and Scary Story Jul. 01, 2014

Energy Express

(I wrote this column from a Greek island a few years ago. It's about the dangers of overheating R... Read More

Wizard of Id

Jun. 30, 2014

Strange Brew

Jun. 28, 2014

Heat Waves Are a Serious Health Threat Jun. 19, 2014

Lifelong Health

I often am required to attend horse shows with my wife and daughter. In midsummer, the temperatures ... Read More

A Little Dirt on Soil Apr. 30, 2014

A Greener View

Q: We retired and moved south. I used to have great black garden soil, but here the soil is brownish... Read More

Compact Play Places for Kids Apr. 30, 2014

Small Spaces

We are holding our breath for spring! Even in those parts of the nation that still have snow; minds ... Read More


Jan. 29, 2014

The Barn

Jan. 11, 2014