Is there anything more annoying than having your trash bag fall down into your trash can? Actually I don't have this problem anymore because I buy fitted trash bags specifically made for my trash can. (Yes it is a waste of money, but it is one of my few indulgences.) If you don't want to buy fitted trash bags, here's your tip: Cut off the elastic waist band from an old pair of panty hose and use it to hold the trash bag in place.
In the gardening world, the term "exotic" definitely has a negative connotation.
Are you looking for a quick yet nutritious way to get your kids to eat something good for them for breakfast?
Optimist that I am, I have high hopes that this economic downturn will make people kinder.
Home is a place of shelter from the hard knocks of the world, but maybe not in that first 20 to 30 minutes when parents arrive from work and the children get home after the day's activities.
Here's a great tip on buying a water hose. If it flattens when you step on it, don't buy it. Spend the extra money and avoid the cheap hoses. Trust me on this one.
Chloe and Cole were discussing one of Cole's boo-boos. Chloe said he'd heal up and his boo-boo would fall off. While not scientifically accurate, I was amazed (and amused) at her understanding of the human body's ability to heal.
This is the second in a series of profiles of Georgia wineries. Subsequent profiles will appear when the writer feels sufficiently motivated to do them ... or when his editor yells at him.
One of the joys of shopping at our local Hall County Farmers Market is the variety of fresh produce and friendly smiles.
No sooner had I proudly written the column about the young boy who had named his new pet chicken after me than Ronda the Chicken proved to be as unpredictable as Ronda the writer.
If you own one of those battery-operated wall clocks, I have a tip for you. Consider duct taping a bunch of extra batteries to the back of the clock. When it is time to replace the batteries, they'll be right there.
There have been a lot of thefts in gyms where criminals rummage through unattended gym bags looking for valuables. Here's a great tip to keep you from becoming a victim. Take a tennis ball and cut a several-inch slit in it. Now you can store your valuables in the tennis ball. (Just don't forget and try ...
Is it a good sign when the best character in a book - the one with the most interesting personality, the most logic and who goes through the most hardships - is a giant talking parrot?
Gardening may have seemed more work than reward during the summer.
How do you keep your crape myrtles in tip-top shape throughout the summer and fall?
Diabetes now affects nearly 24 million people in the United States.
I subscribe to an online wine news service that delivers a couple of times a week some fascinating stories or statistics about happenings in the giddy world of wine. I'm passing along some condensed versions with my own comments.
May way, ye scurvy dogs!
Conditions like the record-breaking blasts of cold air during much of February make us dream of warmer weather.
As turf grass areas occasionally begin to thin out, moss and algae begin to form because conditions for growing dense, healthy turf have declined.
Busy work schedules, hectic family life, late-night television, electronics and other stimulants get in the way of our daily sleep. Therefore, most people sleep when work and family life permits.
When Amy came home, she got the mail out of the mailbox and laid it on the couch when she walked in the door.
Violence against others, be they a female, male, dog, cat or salamander, is never desirable.
Complaining about nature's quirks, and the disasters that come with them, is a popular pastime. But in spite of some of the troubles North Georgia has experienced in the past, it's realistic to say that we live in a very sheltered part of the world.
I recently treated a patient who described a long series of problems from the past year. They included weight gain/loss, leg swelling, shortness of breath when walking up stairs, "butterflies fluttering" in her chest and sometimes having to sleep in her recliner to breathe.
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