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...

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....

Bust the Boredom

Gone are the summer days when children were hurried out the door in play clothes while grasping a grubby basketball or wheeling a bicycle...

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...

Home Security Options

The safety of your family is paramount, and so is the safety of your most precious belongings. Consider a home security system to ensure...

Designer Details

Cashing in on Bloody Beginnings

Valentine’s Day as we know it can be traced to two martyrs, a famous poet and American capitalism. The Valentines – one a Roman priest,...

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...

On the Yule Tree’s Origins

An evergreen, its color symbolizing hope, is cut and brought inside a home warmed by a fire. Joyous people deck the tree with bright,...
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