I hope you had a wonderful and safe New Year. Now close your books, clear off your desk and pull out a No. 2 pencil. IT'S QUIZ TIME! Let's see how much you remember from the tips I provided in 2007! (The answers are at the bottom. No peeking. I'm serious).
At Chloe's day care, they have a large window cut into the wall. Every once in a while, while I'm on lunch, I'll drop in and look at her through that window. From the hallway, I can see how she's doing, how she's interacting with the other kids and whether she's behaving.
If you're anything like us Lunch Guys, you're probably still reeling from a holiday-food hangover. The sweet potatoes, the pecan pies, the many McRibs (yeah, they're back!) - they did a number on us this year.
When Ferroll Sams, one of the most beloved writers of Southern literature, was inducted into his native Georgia's Writers of Hall of Fame, he did not let the moment pass without taking the opportunity to underscore one of life's most enduring truths.
The other day I was digging through a box for one thing or the other, when I ran across a picture of my best pal, Karen, and me when we were in junior high and on the student council together.
Just as things were looking up for Georgia gardeners after last month's rain, Northeast Georgia had temperatures in the teens just after the New Year's holiday. Unfortunately, drought-stressed plants will likely be hit hard.
Hanging baskets full of flowers or foliage plants give a color boost to your house and garden. They can be used effectively even in a very small space. And if you choose carefully, you can change the plantings to suit every season - even winter!
Question: Can you recommend a small to medium size tree that has good fall color and a trunk and branches that look good in the winter landscape?
Chloe stood in the doorway of her room, smiling at me. Yet the smile was unlike her usual smile. It didn't hold the brightness. It didn't display the openness. There was no enjoyment in it. Instead, it seemed guarded. Forced. Something plastered on her face to distract me from something else she didn't want me to see.
My friend Tracy Tesmer has a great piece of advice. He recommends that homeowners do an outside inspection of their home every several months. Why? Because it's cheaper to fix things when they're smaller than when they get bigger. Here's an example of what I'm talking about. Another friend of mine was sitting at home one evening when his lights blinked and then all of a sudden a number of his electrical appliances stopped working. He called an electrician to figure out what happened. It turned out that because of the drought, his underground power cables ...
When it comes to cooking and preparing meals, more and more Americans are opting for convenience. Americans spend 47 percent of their food budget away from home, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture.
For many people, spring doesn't truly begin until the azaleas are blooming. It is hard to imagine spring without the vivid blooms of this beautiful flowering shrub.
If you have a large dog, then you know the hassle of getting them into the back of a truck or an SUV. If you don't hurt your back lifting them, they'll hurt their hips jumping up and down from the vehicle. Well, now there's a neat solution and it's called the "Otto Step." It's a super strong piece of plastic that can fit into your trailer hitch receiver. After your dog has used it as a step, simply remove it. You can get more information on it at www.ottostep.com.
Today's busy lifestyles often leave families little time to spend together. But now that the holidays are almost over, why not make a New Year's resolution to spend more time with family?
Do you want a beautiful garden filled with flowering bulbs next spring? Then, now is the time to plant them. And picking out a desirable garden bed for bulbs will guarantee a show-stopping display for next season and provide joy for many years to come.
If you're concerned about adding holiday pounds during the next eight weeks, don't worry. UGA Extension's Zero Weight Gain Holiday Challenge offers tips and ideas to fit into your daily routine.
Have you heard of dihydrogen monoxide? It's in tons of products from soft drinks to bug sprays and even in baby food. It's one of the most caustic substances known to man and will eventually break down metal or rock if left in contact long enough.
"What's becoming of the world? When will it all end?" Words of my late grandmother came to mind after the Oct. 14 quake off the coast of Nicaragua and El Salvador.
Preventive maintenance is so important to any aspect of life, whether it's your health or equipment.
Lynn Shelton is a curious, Pacific Northwest-bred hybrid of high-concept and low-production value.
As Halloween festivities are upon us, what is your favorite memory?
Your pet's mouth is full of bacteria. Just like yours.
We know the zones where the Earth's crust is thin and allows for devastating volcanic eruptions. But there seems to be no solution to the peril affecting many millions of people who live in the shadow of active volcanoes.
Succulent plants have become popular for good reasons: they are beautiful, drought tolerant and low maintenance.
It's time to break out all things brown, orange and yellow - the season of pumpkin scents and flavors is in full swing with the arrival of fall.
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