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Ark Encounter Jul. 18, 2020

Katiedid Langrock

"Ark Encounter," my husband read aloud as we passed by a sign on Interstate 75 for the creationist t... Read More

Dishwashers and Pineapples Jul. 04, 2020

Katiedid Langrock

I was down in my basement, when something looked different. Hmm. What is it? Ah, yes, the ceiling is... Read More

Replace an Outdoor Faucet Yourself Jun. 18, 2020

Here's How

Dear James: Last winter, I forgot to turn off the water to an outdoor faucet, and the pipe split. Ho... Read More

Best Nonperishable Food to Stockpile for an Emergency May. 28, 2020

Everyday Cheapskate

If recent world events have given you a big, fat wake-up call, you are not alone. The message is cle... Read More

Hydrate, Hydrate Apr. 17, 2020

Nutrition News

During this time sheltering at home, we know it's important to eat healthy to keep our immune system... Read More

Plant Selection Mar. 11, 2020

A Greener View

This is the final article in a five-part series on houseplants for millennials. The best place for n... Read More

Message of the Lunar/Solar Water Sign Trine Mar. 05, 2020

Horoscopes by Holiday

The sun is a constant reminder of the power of visibility. A thing doesn't necessarily have to be cl... Read More

7 Houseplants That Are Really Hard to Kill Mar. 04, 2020

Everyday Cheapskate

I love houseplants, and I do have some beauties! The truth is I don't have a green thumb; I just kno... Read More

Plant Lighting Feb. 19, 2020

A Greener View

Last week, I mentioned the recent OnePoll that found millennials want to grow houseplants, but are o... Read More

Indoor Plants Feb. 12, 2020

A Greener View

In the midst of all the political turmoil and worries about the spread of the coronavirus, you may h... Read More

America's Troubled Waters Nov. 19, 2019

Salena Zito

CRESCO, Iowa — If you come to this rural Iowa town, you'll learn about a problem that may soun... Read More

Indoor Plants Nov. 13, 2019

A Greener View

Q: I have tried for several years to keep houseplants indoors during the winter and then move them o... Read More

Rain Gardens Sep. 11, 2019

A Greener View

Q: I have been thinking about putting in a rain garden. Do you have any advice on building one? What... Read More

Friendships Are Family Aug. 26, 2019

Dear AnnieĀ®

Dear Annie: I'm often frustrated when people say that family always comes first. By "family," they m... Read More

Flood Mosquitoes Jun. 19, 2019

A Greener View

Many areas have continued to experience heavy rains recently, and a number of places are still flood... Read More

Koi Pond Fish Kill Jun. 12, 2019

A Greener View

I was gone for most of Memorial Day. When I got home, something strange was happening in my pond. Ma... Read More

Post-College Parental Blues May. 31, 2019

Dear AnnieĀ®

Dear Annie: Our daughter, "Jenny," is graduating from college in a few weeks, and my husband and I a... Read More

Winter Damage May. 22, 2019

A Greener View

Q: Apparently the polar vortex last winter killed several of my trees and shrubs. I had carefully se... Read More

Pesticide Breakdown May. 08, 2019

A Greener View

Q: I have several apple and pear trees that I have treated with the fungicide Captan for several yea... Read More

Sixteen Surprising Reasons to Stop Throwing Out Pickle Juice Apr. 16, 2019

Everyday Cheapskate

It was a weird request. My friend, Mary Ann, asked if she could borrow some pickle juice. Huh? Who k... Read More