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Gifts that come with a condition? (Photo: Flickr/Stephen Butler)

Marriage lasts weeks; should wedding gifts go back?

By Tom Musbach on September 04, 2012

Though your list of friends may not include Kim Kardashian or Dennis Rodman, you may know somebody whose marriage lasted for only a month or two. Would you expect your wedding gifts back?

This etiquette question is perfect for September, which happens to be National Courtesy Month. But...

Hand with gauze bandage wrapped around the palm. (Photo: Flickr/Peter Robinett)

It can start with a cut. (Photo: Flickr/Peter Robinett)

What is sepsis, and why is it so dangerous?

By Tom Musbach on August 01, 2012

Questions about sepsis have risen after the mysterious death of a 12-year-old boy in New York.  Rory Staunton's death in April 2012 resulted from sepsis that was not identified by doctors when he presented signs of illness after a basketball injury.

The causes of sepsis...

A common pattern (Photo: Flickr/Glen Bowman)

Should you worry about Propecia side effects?

By Tom Musbach on July 13, 2012

A small new study has linked the popular male pattern baldness drug Propecia (finasteride) with long-term erectile dysfunction, causing alarm among many men who use the drug.

The study made national news with distressing accounts of sexual problems and other disorders, even among men who...

Patriotic and stress-free. (Photo: Flickr/Mark Herpel)

4 ways to calm your dog's anxiety over fireworks

By Tom Musbach on July 02, 2012

Your dog probably isn't excited to celebrate the Fourth of July or New Year's Eve.

The loud noises of fireworks that explode at random intervals -- sometimes over multiple days -- can cause anxiety for many dogs. To calm your dog during this holiday, many veterinary Experts on JustAnswer...

Waiting for a good home. (Photo: Rocky Mountain Feline Rescue)

What you should know before adopting a cat

By Tom Musbach on June 18, 2012

Adopting a cat is a great way to reap the rewards of pet ownership and provide a caring home for a cat in need. But it's not right for some people.

If you are considering adopting a cat into your household, two veterinarians on JustAnswer offer the following bits of advice to make an...

The lines tell it all.

(Photo Credit: Flickr/Kelly Sue)

Essential steps for treating sunburn pain

June 01, 2012

Sunburn is an unavoidable fact for most of us during the summer. Try as you might to avoid it, sometimes you miss a spot with your sunscreen or forget to apply it for a short stint outdoors.

The dangers of exposure to sunlight go far beyond the pain of...

Photo: Flickr/Southern Foodways Alliance

Start your garden with the right fertilizer

By Tom Musbach on May 16, 2012

A successful garden that saves money and enhances your diet starts with good dirt.

Soil is the first priority in planning, and you may want to add fertilizer so that your plants have the best chance to grow strong and healthy. Four experts on JustAnswer offer tips below to help with this...

(Photo: Flickr/David Shankbone)

Little-known facts about U.S. senior citizens

By Tom Musbach on May 14, 2012

Did you know May is Older Americans Month? To help honor the occasion, here are some interesting facts from the U.S. Census Bureau.

How did May become a spotlight for senior citizens?

President John F. Kennedy...

Clean multi-texture floor. (Photo: Flickr/Christopher Sessums)

Simple cleaning ideas for 3 types of floors

By Tom Musbach on May 14, 2012

Spring often puts people in a mood to clean. It's a good time to make parts of your home look like new -- especially the floors.

Various experts on JustAnswer have offered tips on cleaning floors that can help you clean three types of flooring -- tile, hardwood, and carpet.


Just a spoonful can help. (Photo: Flickr/Dennis Tang)

4 ways vinegar can benefit your health

By Tom Musbach on May 14, 2012

Vinegar makes most salad dressings tastier, but did you know it can also help digestion?

While vinegar is primarily used in the kitchen, it has long benefited humans in other areas, including health issues. In some cases it can be much less expensive than other remedies.

Here are...