Trends Archive

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Ahh, the end of summer, a time of delicious bounty — and busywork in the kitchen. Preserving food is a beloved seasonal task that keeps giving for months. *** As I type, all across the country, avid food gardeners...
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Back to school isn’t just a change of season; it’s a change in organization and routine for the whole family. Here’s 9 ways to reduce stress and boost excitement for the school year. *** Summer is coming to an...
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Australian Acacia is a thriving genus of species known to be tough. What are some of the things going for it that make it so reliable? Take a look. *** Australia. A country and continent known for its vast...
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In the 21st century home, we’re rethinking land use, food production, and home economies. How do these converge? Well, here’s a great example. *** In Lincoln, Nebraska, a quiet, dirty little revolution has taken hold. Spurred on by climate-change...
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Adobe brick building is thousands of years old. But, it’s modern too. Here are some ways to use earthen bricks to build energy efficient and sustainable homes. *** Adobe construction is an ancient building method dating back to at...
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Insurance makes the difference from having the worst day of your life versus starting the worst chapter of your life. Protect yourself, even as a renter. *** Lately, I’ve had reason to investigate insurance a lot and I’m constantly...
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Food security has never been more insecure. Here are five reasons to take charge of your own food security with an edible garden. *** We’re on the heels of harvest season and it’s a glorious thing if you’re a...
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Winterizing in late summer and into fall helps you seal up and insulate your house to keep energy bills low. Here are some of the common trouble spots. *** Before it gets cold, winterize your house. Yes, it’s easy...
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Today, technology is improving in leaps and bounds. What it means at home is impressive. Here’s how you can harness Bluetooth for at-home comfort. *** Convenience is always highly sought-after by tired, huddled masses. When it comes to life at home,...
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With dry weather and conditions, fires are more common. What can we do to understand them better and prevent a fire especially during dry spells? Take a look. *** With summer forest fire season raging locally, some of us...