Stoves aren’t safe: Tips for safely warming your home amid cold weather
But experts warn that using a stove to warm your home is dangerous. “If you’re using a space heater, please keep it clear from any combustibles, whether it be paper, fabric or drapes,” Brudzynski said. You really need to look for drafts in your house: window sashes, window sills, doors. Fire crews said that tenants living inside the building used their stove for heat due to problems with the heating system. AdRead: Detroit apartment fire that injured 3 likely caused by stoves used for heatClick here for information on warming centers open in Metro Detroit.
‘Anchor it’: Tips to protect children from furniture, TVs tipping over
Families are spending more time at home and that has experts worried that more kids can get hurt from furniture and TVs. A new report from the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) said tip-over incidents have killed 451 children since 2000. Carlson shared video of her daughter for the CPSC’s latest “Anchor It” public service announcement warning about the dangers of tipping furniture and TVs. Parents, grandparents and caregivers should do the following to protect children:Anchor TVs, furniture like dressers and bookcases to the wallPut you TV on a sturdy low base and back as far as possible if you cannot anchor it. The guilt and shame that you feel as a parent for not protecting your child by doing something as easy as anchoring a piece of furniture.
3 Ways to organize your kitchen according to a pro
For some helpful advice, I turned to Lauren Combs, a professional organizer and the owner of Neat Method Detroit. You should place everything that goes in and out of your dishwasher frequently (think plates, glasses, silverware), within arm’s reach of the dishwasher. Consider putting all your cooking utensils in a drawer or in a jar right next to the stove. Put zones you use most frequently at eye level, and zones you use less often further out of reach. You can organize within the zones as well putting your most frequently used items in front, and least-used items in the back.
Tough year ends with a big tip for Michigan woman: $2,021
PETOSKEY, Mich. – A tough year for restaurants ended in a remarkable way for a server in northern Michigan. Filmore’s restaurant in Petoskey when a customer with a $44 order left a tip of $2,021. The Petoskey News-Review reported that the tip came from a couple who wanted to remain anonymous. Since November, Michigan bars and restaurants again have been limited to outdoor dining or carry-out orders. After paying bills, she said she will follow the advice to “be nice” written on the receipt by putting a portion of the tip into a family foundation that was established after her uncle died.
View: CDC guidelines for Thanksgiving amid coronavirus pandemic
Thanksgiving will be different this year for American families and friends who want to minimize the spread of the coronavirus and keep each other safe. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is warning that travel increases the chance of getting and spreading the virus that causes COVID-19. From the CDC:Traditional Thanksgiving gatherings with family and friends are fun but can increase the chances of getting or spreading COVID-19 or the flu. Remember that some people without symptoms may be able to spread COVID-19 or flu. For more CDC guidelines and tips for Thanksgiving amid the pandemic, go here.
Detroit city officials lay out plans for safe Halloween
DETROIT – With COVID-19 numbers on the rise and Halloween right around the corner, the Detroit Health Department is urging everyone to take caution the All Hallows' Eve. We’ve had to deal with a lot of changes this year and Halloween will be no different. Detroit mayor Mike Duggan is working to make sure there’s still a whole lot of fun in the city. Unlike some areas of Metro Detroit, the Detroit Health Department and Duggan are not taking away Halloween. However, with cases on the rise, it’s crucial to keep Halloween safe this year.
Michigan gyms set to reopen Wednesday -- How to stay safe while working out
DETROIT Gyms and pools in Michigan are allowed to reopen to the public starting Sept. 9. But before you head back to your favorite fitness center, dont let your guard down. Sept. 4, 2020: Michigan coronavirus (COVID-19) cases up to 105,377; Death toll now at 6,526The more space you can put between yourself and others, the better. For that reason, its not necessary to wear gloves to work-out. Many gyms might encourage employees or guests to wear gloves, but Local 4s Dr. Frank McGeorge said he doesnt personally feel that gloves offer much of a benefit and may cause people to wash their hands or use sanitizer less often.
Back to school: Homeschooling mother offers tips for teaching
Back to school: Homeschooling mother offers tips for teachingPublished: September 2, 2020, 2:35 pmWith many families in Metro Detroit concerned with how the 2020-21 school year will be, one Grosse Pointe Park mother is offering tips to make remote learning as easy as possible.
Tips for creating the best remote learning classroom in your home
Tips for creating the best remote learning classroom in your homePublished: August 25, 2020, 4:23 pmAs many children prepare to continue learning remotely this fall, parents are trying to figure out the best way to create classrooms around the house.
Is the thank-you note dead? We hope not
Writing thank-you notes can feel like a chore -- but it shouldn’t. Dalal, who lives in Detroit, said writing a thank-you note allows you to be reflective and nostalgic. So next time a person does something kind for you, or has you over and hosts you at his or her home or you go to an event you really love -- try writing a thank-you note. “The Best Advice Show" podcast creator and host Zak Rosen wants to hear from you next. “The Best Advice Show" is produced by Graham Media Group.
This tiny hack will change the way you do dishes, forever
You know what they say: Sometimes the best ideas are the simplest. We can all likely agree: The worst part of unloading the dishwasher is putting away the silverware back into your drawer or organizer. This advice was provided to “The Best Advice Show” podcast by Sam Langberg, an emergency room doctor, and Hannah Chalew, an artist, living in New Orleans. Be sure to include your name and your tip, followed by your email address, in case Rosen has any follow-up questions. “The Best Advice Show" is a product of Graham Media Group.
Tips for discussing finances with children and teens
More than 30 percent of parents admit they don't talk money with their kids, but 84 percent of teens say they look to their parents for guidance on managing their cash. CBS News business analyst Jill Schlesinger joins “CBS This Morning” to discuss how moms and dads can start the conversation.cbsnews.com