Leisure & Lifestyle

Thu
28
Apr

Add some color to your backyard


Begonias are annual flowers that do well in partial sun and in some cases full sun. They are great for both gardens and containers

For some, gardening is a lifestyle. For others it’s a casual summer activity. And then there are those folks who have tried gardening once or twice and ended up feeling like they will never have a green thumb. 

Wed
06
Apr

What to consider when choosing a hospital


Views of nature can reduce patient stress. (courtesy of Eckenhoff Saunders Architects)

Few experiences are more difficult than having to endure a hospital stay. But unlike in years past, you can now educate yourself on both healthcare providers and facilities, much like you would for any product or service.

Sun
03
Apr

Four tips to live better in retirement


Retirement can healthy and productive learn how to make these years the best golden years. (Pressmaster — Fotolia.com)

The conceptions and realities of retirement have changed a great deal over the past several decades, giving many seniors misgivings about the future. But your golden years can be happy, healthy and productive, say experts.

Wed
09
Mar

Tips to make spring cleaning safer and easier

If you love the results of spring cleaning, but not the process, it could be that the methods and tools you’re using to get the job done are making the work harder than it needs to be.

Sun
06
Mar

Home design tips for Baby Boomers


A walk-in tub, pedestal sink, and raised-height toilet are key bathroom safety features. (courtesy of StatePoint)

There are about 76.4 million Baby Boomers in the US, according to the Population Reference Bureau. As this population ages, it will become important that features on their houses promote safety, are easy-to-maintain, and last a long time.

Sun
31
Jan

Tips to prevent and treat cold sores this winter

There are things you can do to prevent this common winter virus. (Piotr Marcinski - Fotolia.com)
There are things you can do to prevent this common winter virus. (Piotr Marcinski - Fotolia.com)

Did you know that the cold sore virus is very common? In fact, eight out of 10 people have it. If you’ve ever had one, you already know that an outbreak can be painful and unpleasant.

Sun
31
Jan

Nine tips for aging well

Simple things like exercising can help prevent age-related health problems. (courtesy of Getty Images)
Simple things like exercising can help prevent age-related health problems. (courtesy of Getty Images)

Although you can’t stop time, the right type and amount of physical activity can help stave off many age-related health problems. 

Tue
05
Jan

Five tips for better financial health

Looking back at last year’s finances can help you be better prepared for this year. (photo courtesy of Getty Images)
Looking back at last year’s finances can help you be better prepared for this year. (photo courtesy of Getty Images)

As the calendar turns over a new year, it’s a good time to take stock of your finances.

Sun
03
Jan

Three steps to kick off a year of good health

Make your New Year’s resolution be to stay healthy this year. (Photo courtesy of Getty Images)
Make your New Year’s resolution be to stay healthy this year. (Photo courtesy of Getty Images)

A fresh beginning with a new year is the perfect time for a health assessment to ensure you are ready to take on a full and active year ahead.

Wed
30
Dec

Enjoying the holidays with what you have

It’s easy to get caught up in the hustle and bustle of holiday shopping and decorating. But sometimes the best keepsakes are those we don’t spend a fortune on.
Can you recall a time you simply made do with what you had on hand? Perhaps it’s a memory of a meal shared with those less fortunate, or a family heirloom hung on a new Christmas tree. Or maybe you got out your sewing machine and stitched together a personalized gift.
Here, newspaper staff members reflect on such memories of holidays gone by — from chopping down their own Christmas trees and tossing a successful party on the cheap to singing carols by candlelight.

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