Marital satisfaction tends to decrease during the early years of marriage, and for some it reaches a low point during the middle years. This change in satisfaction is most often related to increased stresses, such as increasing work demands, parenting adolescents, caring for aging parents and planning for retirement.
The next time you go to a live concert, don't forget to bring the ear plugs. I'm serious. Over the years I've attended a number of concerts ranging from hard rock to country to contemporary Christian. The one thing they all had in common is that the music was so loud I wouldn't get my hearing back until noon the next day. A friend recommended the ear plugs tip to me and it works great. Believe it or not, you can still hear the music really well even with the foam pieces in your ear canals ...
Rain gardens are becoming increasingly popular in the home landscape.
As a toddler I cherished the time spent in the kitchen with my grandmother. Her time and patience encouraged and developed my love of cooking and trying new recipes.
To be quite frank, I don't remember from where the idea arose. It could have been at the suggestion of one of two friends or - and this is quite possible - it was my own bright idea.
"I'm going to get you!" I threaten as I start to slowly lumber toward her, wiggling my fingers in the air.
Here's a great recycling tip from Betty Duff. Instead of throwing your newspapers away, save them and give them to the Humane Society. They can always use them for the animals. Just make sure that you don't include the glossy inserts or the comics. (I was told by the Humane Society that the cats and dogs really like my column). The Society's address is 845 W. Ridge Road in Gainesville. They're open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday. Also, consider donating cat food during the ...
If you're a gardening novice and a vegetable lover, plan to include beans, corn, tomatoes and eggplant in your first garden.
Sophie Rose was not, in the assessment of other women, what you would call "pretty."
Men, here's something you may not have thought of. Instead of throwing out long-sleeved shirts that have frayed cuffs or soiled elbows, turn them into short-sleeve shirts. Most tailors can do the work and it's fairly inexpensive. (Contributed by Mark Mele).
The carpenter bee, Xylocopa virginica, normally attracts quite a bit of attention in Georgia in the spring of the year.
Question: Do English bluebells require any special growing conditions?
I have many reasons to love spring, but there are certain foods that always come to mind this time of year: eggs, corned beef and cabbage and, of course, asparagus.
It is not certain how we got on the subject but somehow a friend mentioned that when he dies, he wants "What A Wonderful World" by Louis Armstrong to be played at his funeral.
I spent part of my day today under the dining room table. Why? Because apparently I've got that kind of time on my hands.
Over time the soil beneath our lawns can become as hard as a brick due to soil compaction. This reduces pore space and increases soil density, resulting in problems for any gardener.
You might not know this, but in addition to being a foodie, I am also a wedding planner.
When I went off to seminary in Texas, I left many of my personal belongings at my parents' house.
Thanks to my grandmother, I am now at peace with Kenny Rogers.
The carburetor is a time-honored device that may yet see its 150th birthday. But it's disappearing almost completely from the automotive scene.
Winter is a great time to get outside to prune plants while they are in their dormant state.
It's much too early to give up on your health and fitness goals.
What if I told you that you could receive three shots and prevent three different kinds of cancers in women, at least two in men, and decrease the number of visits for women to their OB/GYN's office? Well, one vaccine has the power to do just that.
Words can hurt. Believe me, I know. If you've ever written a column and gotten some less-than-loving feedback, you understand.
The past two weeks have shown how different the weather can be in Europe, compared to the U.S.
If you have ever come into my office to ask a question about how to grow a garden, fix a production issue or renovate a pasture, one of the first things I request is a soil sample.
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