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Arbor Day Tomorrow....Free Seedlings At Home Depot

  Arbor Day is an excel­lent oppor­tu­nity to take stock of the trees on your prop­erty and plan for the future. Inspect your trees. Note any bro­ken branches or evi­dence of dis­ease or insect infes­ta­tion. Think about how plant­ing new trees might improve the look of your prop­erty or pro­vide wind or heat pro­tec­tion.  Take […]

 

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I Tried And I Failed At ... What

  What have you tried, but never suc­cess­fully com­pleted? After Liza admit­ted she has never suc­cess­fully made a paper for­tune teller we got to think­ing, “What have we tried, but never com­pleted?”  Mike says he’s never solved a Rubik’s Cube.  (Liza’s still work­ing on that Flex­Tangle thing) What have you never been suc­cess­ful at? It’s […]

 

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Earth Day 2015. We Only Have One

Earth Day is hon­ored around the world on April 22, although larger events such as fes­ti­vals and ral­lies are often orga­nized for the week­ends before or after April 22. Many com­mu­ni­ties also observe Earth Week or Earth Month, orga­niz­ing a series of envi­ron­men­tal activ­i­ties through­out the month of April. Why do we need an Earth Day? […]

 

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Mike & Liza's Family Feud: There's A Pest In Her Garden

  Dear Mike & Liza, We’ve always had a small gar­den that has been pri­mar­ily my respon­si­bil­ity.  All of a sud­den my hus­band has turned into “Cap­tain Crop”  He is com­ing home with root stim­u­la­tors, organic com­post and insec­ti­cides.  Plus he read some­thing about “rotat­ing crops” and now he says I can’t plant 1 row […]

 

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FULL HOUSE is a HUGE FAMILY REUNION

These days it seems that every­where you look (every­where you look) there’s a spin­off (a spin­off) of some retro TV show. On Monday’s episode of “Jimmy Kim­mel Live,” John Sta­mos con­firmed ear­lier rumors that Net­flix will be bring­ing a spin­off of the hit ‘80s and ‘90s sit­com “Full House” back to TV screens in 2016. […]

 

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How Do You Explain Bad Habits To Kids

  Do as I say, not as I do.  How do you explain bad habits to your kids?  Whether it’s sneak­ing a cig­a­rette, hav­ing a drink, speed­ing down the Inter­state even hav­ing an extra dessert … we all have a bad habit we hope our kids don’t pick up.  How do you explain bad habits […]

 

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Sit On Your Hands When Talking To Me

Why Do We Ges­ture When We Talk?   When we speak, we put our thoughts into words, and when we ges­ture, we put our thoughts into our hands. But ges­tures don’t just show what we’re thinking—they actu­ally help us think. Tod­dlers who are encour­aged to ges­ture tend to start pro­duc­ing more words. Adults involved in various […]

 

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In Lieu Of Flowers, What?

  Larry Upright died last week at the age of 81 in North Car­olina, mean­ing he’s not upright any­more. In his obit­u­ary, his fam­ily con­veyed an unusual request to his loved ones: Don’t vote for Hillary Clin­ton. “The fam­ily respect­fully asks that you do not vote for Hillary Clin­ton in 2016,” read Upright’s death announcement. “We […]

 

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Most Embarrassing Place Your Phone Rang

What’s the most embar­rass­ing place your phone has gone off?  Poor Sen­a­tor Pat Roberts inter­rupted this impor­tant meet­ing with his Frozen ring­tone.  “Let It Go” he said, after silenc­ing his phone. Has your phone embar­rassed you at the movies … in church … at a funeral?  Tell us the most embar­rass­ing time you for­got to […]

 

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Give Me A High Five Today

Slap me some skins, it’s national high five day! The hol­i­day dates back to 2002, when it was cre­ated by col­lege stu­dents at the Uni­ver­sity of Vir­ginia. But the actual act of giv­ing a high five dates back to 1977, when it was first used dur­ing a bas­ket­ball game. The cel­e­bra­tion caught on rapidly, and has been […]