Nothing kills the holiday mood faster than a dead, dried out tree — not only an eyesore, but a fire hazard, too. But with a little care and forethought, you can keep your Christmas tree fresher longer.
Dec 5, 2012; 5:00 AM ET
Now that it's cold enough to hit the slopes, you may want to look more closely at what materials your winter sports gear is made of. As it turns out, not all waterproofing is created equal.