Latest from Helen Carefoot

European travel is opening up again. What should you expect?

Travel section reporters and editors answer your questions June 21 at 2 p.m.
  • Jun 21, 2021

Hard water isn’t a danger to your health, but it can be a nuisance for your home

Over time, hard water can cause buildup that interferes with your pipes and appliances. Here’s what you can do.
  • Jun 10, 2021

Tips to make laundry day more gentle on the environment

From swapping products and machines to using machines less and with lower temperatures, individual actions can add up in terms of environmental benefit and lower utility bills.
  • May 18, 2021

How to choose outdoor furniture that will last

We asked designers for tips to navigate all the options.
  • Apr 29, 2021