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...

What’s in a Name?

Slaughterville was not the most elegant name for a town, local residents had to admit. Some even toyed with the idea of changing it...

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...

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...

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...

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,...

Decluttering: The 20-Something Purge

  Clutter is a mix of treasures, paraphernalia, multiples of identical/similar objects and junk from and in our lives. Most of us have clutter in...

Good Fences Make Good Neighbors…

Some say good fences make good neighbors. There might be some truth to this adage, used by Robert Frost in “Mending Wall,” but, in...

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...

World Suicide Prevention Day

Since 2003, World Suicide Prevention Day has been observed to create an awareness about the prevalence of suicide in the world and to create...
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