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Getting a Handle on Anxiety

Does fearful chatter run through your head and hold you back from achieving your dreams…or enjoying life? Conquer this “monkey mind.”

Hobbies

Sports Card Values Are Surging

After languishing for decades, those boxes of baseball cards gathering dust in your closet could be valuable. Overproduction in the…

Travel

Delightful Destinations Near Small Airports

Some of the best—and delightfully unexpected—travel destinations are conveniently reached by smaller airports. Here’s how to venture off the beaten…

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The Infinite Circle of Opinions

A friend’s recent social media post gives me hope for bringing this polarized country together. In it she discussed Jodi…

Common Threads

Don’t Be Fooled By The Word “Free”

Free healthcare. Free rent.  College loan forgiveness. Free college.  Guaranteed income.  Extended unemployment benefits.   Newsflash:  As hard as you&hell...

Hobbies

The Bugs You Want in Your Garden

While bugs, beetles and other creepy-crawlies are not welcome indoors, stay your hand when you spot them outside! The realization…

Automotive

The Best Used Cars and SUVs to Buy Now

Used-car prices have surged over 10% in the past year due to the pandemic-driven used-car bubble and the exodus to…

Exercise & Fitness

These Boots Are Made for Hiking

What could be better than ­hiking through a beautiful wooded area…or up a mountain trail…on a bright sunny day? Lots…

Common Threads

Re-discovering The Lost Art of Conversation

I don’t blame COVID. And I don’t blame a generation of communication driven by texting and social media.  But somewhere…

Common Threads

What are you going to do about it?

A lot of people across the globe and on both sides of the aisle are very upset about America’s poorly…

Hobbies

Values Soar for Vinyl Records

Sales of vinyl records have increased every year for more than a decade and now outsell CDs, although streaming far…

Food

Wood Pellet Grills Are Hot

Wood pellet grills are among the hottest trends in the barbecue world. They offer the smoky flavor of wood-fire cooking,…

Hobbies

Beyond Tomato Cages: Best Supports for Vegetables and Flowers

When your garden plants have flopped or threatened to keel over, you may have tried staking or cages. Sometimes that…

Personal Care

Why We’re Bad at Assessing Risk

Many people sequestered  themselves to protect against coronavirus. Others view the degree of alarm as excessive.Each group is convinced that…

Automotive

Your Car-Towing Plan May Leave You Stranded

Are you confident that your car-towing program will provide the emergency help you need when you need it? Don’t be…