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How to Help Families Struggling this Christmas Due to COVID-19

Nearly half of low-income Americans reported that they or someone in their household experienced some type of income loss during the pandemic, according to information published by Pew Research Center. Because more people are facing hardship this year due to the impacts of … read more

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‘The Complete Book of Ferns’

In the Victorian era of the 1800s, there began a fad called “pteridomania” or “fern fever,” referring to a huge popularity of all things pteridological. “Pterido” is from the ancient Greek word pteris for fern. Back then, the craze involved more than just … read more

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The Cryptic Bird of Summer Twilight

Numerous species of migratory birds breed in West Sound. Many travel thousands of miles from wintering grounds in Mexico and Central America. The later a bird arrives, the farther it has traveled. These species, called long-distance migrants, sometimes spend the nonbreeding season in … read more

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Two Recipes for Adding Seafood to Summer Meals

Grilled meals provide a summer escape for many families by offering opportunities to spend moments together while enjoying flavorful dishes. As Americans face uncertainty in many aspects of life, one place they should be able to turn to for normalcy is food. One … read more

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Five Simple Ways to Bring Calm into Your Home

(When the World Is Full of Chaos)

From the global devastation of COVID-19 to the national grief, horror and widespread protests set off by the killing of George Floyd, the world is reeling with chaos. No wonder waves of fear, pain and uncertainty are infiltrating our thoughts and emotions — … read more

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4 Simple Steps to an Organic Backyard

Because everyone is spending more time in their own backyards now, parents are wondering how to create healthier lawns for their families. You might be surprised to learn that exposure to pesticides, herbicides and chemical fertilizers can be harmful, particularly for growing children. … read more

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Turn your Summer Vacation into a Relaxing Staycation

Does social distancing have you worried about your summer plans? For many, summer is the time for the family vacation. The kids are out of school, the weather is fantastic, and the days are longer — allowing optimal time to venture to new … read more

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Don’t Ignore Heart Attack Symptoms, Even During COVID-19

It’s your heart. Don’t hesitate. If you’re experiencing symptoms of a heart attack or stroke, doctors urge you to not delay seeking treatment because of COVID-19 concerns. During the COVID-19 pandemic, doctors across the nation are reporting a sharp decline in patients coming … read more

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Tips for Decluttering, Deep Cleaning and Feng Shui

Now that a lot of people are confined to their homes and apartments, design experts at Hausera, a newly launched online kitchen and bath retailer, say this is a great time to clean, organize and freshen up your space to make sure it’s as … read more

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