Drier and Wiser is Karen Klages "do's, don't's and did-you-know's" about home floods, inspired by the recent storms.
Do: have one landline phone in the house, get a car charger for your cell, and consider gel batteries for your sump pump backup. Don't: Put spoiled food from your fridge or freezer outside until pickup day, try to save that carpet pad, or keep anything in your basement that you can't replace.
Lots more tips are included - read the whole article here (and hope you won't need the info anytime soon).
Also from H&G this week:
Now is the time
: to plan (but not yet to plant) next year's bulbs. Thoughts on color, proportion and location to help organize your order.
: A review of book being called the "Whole Earth Catalog" for a new generation.
: Back to (Cooking) School. Lessons for new cooks and two super simple recipes - Fusilli with Broccoli and Bacon
and Scrambled Eggs with Goat Cheese, Chives and Sauteed Potatoes
Traditionalists: "Green is the new black"
: Green consumerism is questioned as "light green" spending is up. Alex Steffen (of Worldchanging, see above) says that the genuine solution is "to significantly reduce one's consumption of goods and resources".
Top Photo: Pablo Umbrella Light available at 2modern