The next time you attend a funeral, don’t be surprised if it more closely resembles the last wedding you went to than the somber farewell you bid your grandfather 20 years ago.

Whether it’s for the holidays or another big occasion, hosting people in your home can be both gratifying and stressful. It can be especially tricky when you’re entertaining out of town guests for days at a time. By planning ahead, you can avoid some of the common pitfalls that can cause a gathering to go south in a hurry and ensure that both you and your guests have such a great time that everyone will be looking forward to the next get-together once it’s all over.

From MP3 players to e-books, technology is an integral part of the modern home. However, when we think of technology and how we use it on a daily basis, entertainment is top of mind, not health and wellness. Here are four household gadgets that will help make for a healthier home and family.

Home water filtration is no longer just about taste. People increasingly rely on it for healthy home benefits. In fact, home water filtering devices should be used to decrease exposure to potential health hazards according to the President’s Cancer Panel (PCP).

When finally returning home at the end of the day, most of us want to enter an anxiety-free atmosphere in which the home becomes a retreat from the stresses of daily life. The living room is the perfect place to begin your home’s transformation into a stress-free oasis.

If you suffer from a health condition that makes taking oral pain medications a bad idea, now there's a new option to consider -- a topical cream that delivers pain medication directly to the place it's needed.

A child’s first allowance is a milestone for both parents and children. The allowance experience, an American tradition, provides an inexpensive way for parents to give children lifelong lessons in money management and to help them appreciate the value of a dollar.