General Interest

Oct. 28, 2020

The Retirement Plan


Retirement can be an exciting time of life for many people. And with the number of retirees growing every year—Americans retiring daily has almost doubled since 2000—there’s more information and research coming out on how to best enjoy that time. So what are the best ways ...

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Oct. 23, 2020

The Guided Garden

Using Container Gardening to your Advantage


From the ancient Hanging Gardens of Babylon to the modern self-watering containers, the ability to grow plants in pots has transformed the gardening experience throughout history.

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Oct. 7, 2020

Daily OM

A beginner's guide to meditation


Autumn is a great time to establish a new health habit. As the season shifts, change occurs and scheduling just a few minutes a day to meditate can help you keep calm and focused throughout busy days and beyond ...

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Oct. 2, 2020

Forest Bathing

How nature can help you heal


In an era marked by excessive screen and indoor time, people are instinctively seeking the comfort and therapeutic values of the natural world. But how do you effectively harness the power of nature? Try forest bathing.

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July 30, 2020

Creative License

Getting into the Performing Arts

Written by Maresa Giovannini
Photography by Izusek/E+/Getty Images

Across cultures, countries, and religions, people are most alike when they are children. The principles of learning and play are universal. Regardless of where you grew up, there is a good chance you sang, invented ...

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July 23, 2020

Cottage Charm

Practical Romance in a Residential Landscape

Written by Carolyn M. Runyon
Photography by Spacecrafting

The city of Wayzata, Minnesota is an upscale community of less than 5,000 residents, located in the western part of the Minneapolis-St. Paul metro area. Pronounced wise-etta, the name was derived from the Sioux phrase ...

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July 9, 2020

Rooted in Revival

A Garden Gets a Second Chance at the Spotlight

Written by Jeanine Matlow
Photography by John Chiasson Photography

The charming Garden District of New Orleans, Louisiana is located near the core of the celebrated city known for its lovely architecture and lively spirit. The area is filled with stately nineteenth-century ...

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July 2, 2020

Beat the Buzz

Tackle Allergies with Natural Solutions

Written by Blake Miller

It’s a pretty dramatic statistic: more than 50 million Americans suffer from allergies each year according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. What’s more, in the US alone, allergies are the sixth leading cause of chronic illness racking up ...

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June 18, 2020

Grill & Chill

A California Coast Retreat

Written by Ronda Swaney
Photography by Trina Curci

By all accounts, this Corona Del Mar, California home at the end of a cul-de-sac in a quiet neighborhood with a nice ocean view, had a lot going for it. Unfortunately, the home’s outdoor and garden spaces were ...

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June 11, 2020

Perfect Harmony

Stone and Soil Make This Irish Garden

Written by Catriona Tudor Erler
Photography by Gap Photos/Carole Drake

Carl Wright never set out to be a gardener. In 1996, his love of flowers, limestone landscapes, and caves drew him to The Burren in the northwestern coastal area of County Clare ...

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