Literally brighter, thanks to Lorraine Santandrea of Millville, N.J., who has a smart way to clean her copper pots. First put a layer of table salt on the copper. Then make a paste using a bit of white vinegar. After some soft rubbing, the pots are gleaming.
Pots not a problem? How about fussy kids? Robbie Lewis of Fort Smith, Ark., keeps popsicles on hand for when a sick child needs to take liquid medicine. Icky-tasting drugs slide down a frozen throat without a fuss.