remodel tips

Spring is here and the upcoming warmer, dryer months are a great time to tackle remodeling projects!  Before you or your contractor start any demolition, make sure to find out if there is lead paint in the house. If your home was built pre-1978, it likely contains lead paint.  A new EPA law enacted in 2010 to prevent children’s exposure to dangerous levels of lead during renovation requires contractors to be certified in lead-safe work practices. Exposure to lead hazards is especially dangerous for kids and can lead to lower intelligence, learning disabilities, and behavior issues.  Lead is also harmful to adults, especially pregnant women who can transfer lead to fetuses. Continue reading 

This is a guest post by WTC intern Rebecca Robinson

I was curious about making my own eyeliner, but when I looked into homemade eyeliner recipes, most were just “put some activated charcoal on a wet brush and apply.” I began to look at how companies produced pencil eyeliners and how that could be recreated at home. 

I realized early on that this was no simple task! After much research, I discovered these basic things about homemade eyeliners: You need a base for your eyeliner, you need something to help to the pigment go onto skin, you need something that helps that pigment stay on your skin, and you need some fillers and oil. Continue reading