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Home & Garden

Experts swarm to help beekeepers

When half or more of your honeybees have deserted the hive and are lingering nearby, who ya gonna call? Swarm chasers can provide quick...

December 16, 2017 1:00 am


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Proper measurement bright idea when hanging items

Hanging light fixtures, flat-screen televisions and art all require commitment – you've got to put holes in your walls or ceiling,...

December 11, 2017 1:00 am


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Make most of garden

The first of the 2018 seed catalogs will be arriving soon in the mail, signaling the start of another growing season. Savvy vegetable...

December 9, 2017 1:00 am


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Safe for the holidays

If you are decorating or cooking for the holiday season, you've probably made plans and preparations. There's what tree you will buy:...

December 5, 2017 1:00 am


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Self-care craze seeps into home design

Picture an escape.

December 5, 2017 1:00 am


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Plan for fast escape from blaze

If your house is on fire, how many minutes do you think you have to get out alive?

December 5, 2017 1:00 am


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Seasonal decor can live after holidays

The holiday season is full of activity and to-do lists that can sometimes cause stress and worry. Several holiday tasks involving the...

December 2, 2017 1:00 am


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Conifer confusion

Here comes Santa Claus ... and a sleigh full of confusion about Christmas trees. Better to buy real or better to buy...

November 25, 2017 1:00 am


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Getting home ready for guests

Welcoming friends and family into your home, celebrating time-honored traditions with delicious food and enjoying quality time with...

November 25, 2017 1:00 am


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Stock kitchen with proper tools

It's that time of year: We're all on the on-ramp to the holidays.

November 20, 2017 1:00 am


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Shades OK if not fixing windows

Dear Jim: I should replace my old windows for winter, but I cannot afford more debt now. Is installing insulating window shades...

November 11, 2017 1:00 am


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Carpet care keys

As you prepare for the holiday season, you might be looking around and thinking that your carpet could use a good cleaning before guests...

November 11, 2017 1:00 am


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Decorative doorbells strike a chord

Before electricity, doorbells rang via a complex rigging of mechanical pulleys. Visitors pulled a rope or turned a key-like affair...

November 7, 2017 1:00 am


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Praying mantises plentiful in state

Q: I found several praying mantis egg cases in my garden this year. Someone told me not to remove them as the insect is...

November 4, 2017 1:00 am


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An air of comfort

With the holidays on the horizon, it's time to get guest-ready. That means testing out that old air mattress – and maybe finding a...

November 4, 2017 1:00 am