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Rich: Scales tip evenly between food and diets

Publisher's Weekly, a trade publication for the book publishing industry, is always full of interesting tidbits. Annually, it publishes the number of books sold for each title that sold over 100,000 copies in one year.

I am always interested to see how these numbers shape up.

November 12, 2008 | Ronda Rich | Columnists


Murray: A little research goes a long way

There are two places where folks who like an occasional glass of wine - but who don't know much about it - feel pangs of anxiety. They feel their throats constrict, their self-esteem begin to melt like Dove bars left in an August car.

November 12, 2008 | Randall Murray | Columnists


Rosemond: Son's 'stupid' act may come from attention need

Question: I hope I am over-thinking this, but my normally happy 6-year-old son has recently started incorporating death and war-like games into his imaginative play.

November 11, 2008 | John Rosemond | Columnists


Thompson: Safe hunting requires a harness

If you're a deer hunter, please make sure you wear your safety harness when climbing, hunting and descending a tree. Each year a number of hunters fall and suffer injuries from broken legs, paralysis and even death. It happened to a friend of mine last weekend; for the rest of his life he'll now have a steel rod in one of his legs. Be careful out there!

November 10, 2008 | Tim Thompson | Columnists


Myers: Hold your father's hand to navigate world's dangers

If your garage is anything like ours, it's not exactly a kid-friendly place. Especially in the dark.

November 10, 2008 | Parrish Myers | Columnists


Wilburn: A daily breakfast makes managing diabetes easier

Often people who want to lose weight decide to skip breakfast. This is NOT a good idea.

November 05, 2008 | Debbie Wilburn | Columnists


Rich: Shopping companions must know the rules

A woman, over the course of her life, will learn who she can shop with and who she can't.

November 04, 2008 | Ronda Rich | Columnists


Wilburn:

You wake up, get ready for work, get the kids ready for school, drop the kids off, work all day, get home and fix a quick meal, run the kids to their activities, help the kids with homework, get the kids to bed, and go to bed yourself ... exhausted! For most American families, this is a typical day.

November 03, 2008 | Debbie Wilburn | Columnists


Thompson: Stomach can’t take the sea? Try ginger

What's the best way to prevent motion sickness? Take ginger. Several recent studies have shown the effectiveness of ginger as compared to other motion sickness solutions. The reason I like it is because it won't make me drowsy like over-the-counter medications. I personally learned of this when I was sailing near Hawaii several years ago. The captain of the boat had us take some ginger tablets right before some rough weather hit; we were all fine.

November 02, 2008 | Tim Thompson | Columnists


Gardening with Wanda

Container gardening in the winter can be a fun and creative way to keep winter color in a garden or patio.

November 01, 2008 | Wanda Cannon | Columnists


Skaggs: Indoor plants have new set of problems

This week ushered in the first winter-like cold of the season, and I'm sure more than a few of you forgot to bring in your house plants.

November 01, 2008 | Billy Skaggs | Columnists


Skaggs: Want winter color? Plant some pansies

Now that daytime temperatures are cooling down, fall finally has arrived. With the arrival of fall also comes the arrival of pansies - one of my favorite winter annuals.

November 01, 2008 | Billy Skaggs | Columnists


Wilburn: Plan ahead and forget holiday cooking stress

The holidays are coming - Thanksgiving, Christmas and the New Year are just around the corner.

October 29, 2008 | Debbie Wilburn | Columnists


Rich: Turning into Mama isn’t such a bad deal

Now that Mama's gone, it seems pertinent that someone step up and take her place. Or try to, anyway. Regarding the kind of life that Mama had, I think I'd like to step up and volunteer to turn into Mama.

October 28, 2008 | Ronda Rich | Columnists


Thompson: Project your Halloween spirit this year

Halloween is less than two weeks away. If you're still trying to come up with a really clever way to decorate your house for the holiday, I've got a suggestion for you. Raise your garage door and cover the entrance with a large white sheet. Use duct tape to hold it in place. Borrow a computer projector from your office and hook it up to a laptop computer. With the computer projector inside the garage, aim it at the white sheet. Get a G-rated scary movie on DVD and load it onto your laptop. On Halloween night you ...

October 26, 2008 | Tim Thompson | Columnists


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Ask a Vet: Federal government to create pet medication paper trail

When I was a senior in high school, I voted in my first election.

August 30, 2015 | Matthew Sisk | Columnists


Earth Sense: Waterfalls display beauty and are always changing

Waterfalls are a spectacular show of natural beauty.

August 30, 2015 | Rudi Kiefer | Columnists


Cooking with Crevolyn: Showing hospitality with true Southern food

Last week, Darrell and I had the pleasure of hosting two young ladies from Up with People in our home. What a wonderful time we ...

August 26, 2015 | Crevolyn Wiley | Columnists


Ask a Vet: Beware of pet meds advertised on TV

Did you know, if you take out all your veins and arteries and laid them end to end that you would die?

August 23, 2015 | Matthew Sisk | Columnists


Earth Sense: Don’t get a shock, or worse, from faulty wiring in home

Time and time again we see it in poorly written movies: The bad guy kills someone by throwing a plugged-in radio into the bathtub.

August 23, 2015 | Rudi Kiefer | Columnists


Take time to renovate your landscape right now

Late summer is an excellent time to devise a plan for renovating your landscape. By planning now, you can take advantage of the best planting ...

August 21, 2015 | Michael Wheeler | Columnists


Around the Home: Play with kids after school to encourage exercise habits

Sometimes on school days, there is a bit of a lull between arriving home and study time.

August 19, 2015 | Sandra Stringer | Columnists


Ask a Vet: Strap your canine into the car with seat belt or carrier

You can disregard this week's column if you're an action hero, or have single-handedly dispatched an entire group of terrorists or mercenaries, never ...

August 16, 2015 | Matthew Sisk | Columnists


Earth Sense: Plutons embedded by erosion

"Strange formation!" I heard a tourist say, standing at an overlook on the Blue Ridge Parkway.

August 16, 2015 | Rudi Kiefer | Columnists


Wine Without Pretense: South African wins earning worldwide respect

South Africa is a nation of great contradictions, a turbulent history and a remarkable ability to forgive and move forward.

August 04, 2015 | Randall Murray | Columnists


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