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DO’S & DON’TS

By Tricia Romano The Seattle Times (TNS) It’s spring and for some reason, the entire country


Swimming pool design ideas, tips

Swimming pool design ideas, tips Are you considering taking the plunge to add a pool or update an


Gardening in the dark

By Barbara Ballinger Chicago Tribune (TNS) Sunlight is overrated. Sure, lilacs and lavender need


For furniture, the industrial look is in

Antiques and design shows today often have attractive pieces of furniture that have been transformed


In sync with Mother Nature

By Kathy Van Mullekom Daily Press (Newport News, Va.) Just like you sync your tablet or smart


Trees to avoid

By Brent Glasgow Angie’s List (TNS) Planting trees can spruce up your home landscape, but


Artists have created pictures of naked women for centuries and many of the paintings and sculptures

Artists have created pictures of naked women for centuries and many of the paintings and sculptures


Feeling feng shui

By Emmie Sahlan Angie’s List (TNS) Feng shui, meaning “wind and water,” is based on traditional


TIPS & TOOLS

By Kathy Van Mullekom Daily Press (Newport News, Va.) (TNS) It’s always bulb-planting time for


Toy boats have been popular for hundreds of years.

Toy boats have been popular for hundreds of years. There were carved wooden sail boats, tin


For the love of nature

By Kathy Van Mullekom Daily Press (Newport News, Va.) (TNS) Beverly Martin is proud of the love


Annual event has become a harbinger of spring

Most Mahoning Valley residents likely are thrilled that Mother Nature has provided them with an earlier-than-usual taste of spring, but this time of year also can mean heavy, prolonged rains.


Bring back the bees

By Teresa Woodard Chicago Tribune (TNS) Author Rhonda Fleming Hayes’ garden buzzes, beats and


Bathroom masterpieces

By Paul Hodgins The Orange County Register (TNS) Bathtubs used to be simple things. They were


Laws on selling animal parts create market confusion

New endangered-species laws are trying to protect animals that could disappear from the Earth if