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Keeping Christmas Trees Fresh

Christmas is just around the corner and many families have begun the quest for the perfect tree to bring home and decorate for the...

The Two Faces of January

Beginnings … endings. Forward … backward. Comings … goings. These contrasts are why we have January, named after a god whose two faces and...

Go With the Flow

Nearly 500 years ago, philosopher Francis Bacon penned a notable phrase about finding alternatives. And it could apply – with a twist – to...

Stay on the Safe Side

WHAT NOT TO DO Hang your purse over the back of your chair in a public place. Google a customer service telephone number. Instead, go directly...

Downsizing an Empty Nest

While raising children, couples often move to larger houses with more space, multiple rooms and big backyards. But once the kids leave, many parents...

The Clutter-Free Retiree

Retirement can welcome a new lifestyle with more time for traveling and hobbies. Older adults might downsize their homes, move into retirement communities or...

Father’s Day Fishing Guide

Father’s Day looms and you’re tired of buying the typical triad of gifts: cologne, shirt-and-tie set or funny ball cap. But you know he...

Add Safety to Your Holiday List

As summer days fade and crisp autumn days take over, the sun sets earlier. When darkness falls, it is important to keep personal safety...

Powerful Planning

From warm-weather thunderstorms to ice storms in the winter, weather-related power outages are bound to happen. Whether you’re facing extreme hot or cold, it is...

Garden Upkeep in the Heat

You love summer, but you must admit, August is the cruelest month for your garden. Your plants gasp for cool breezes and beg for water....
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