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 ...
Rain gardens are becoming increasingly popular in the home landscape. A rain garden is a natural or dug shallow depression designed to capture and soak up stormwater runoff from your roof or other impervious areas around your home like driveways, walkways and even compacted lawn areas. They can be used as a buffer to capture runoff from the home landscape before it enters a lake, pond or river. The rain garden is planted with suitable ...
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 ...
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? Answer: English bluebells (Hyacinthoides non-scripta), as the common name implies, are native to the British Isles and nearby areas of northwestern Europe. Similar species include the larger Spanish bluebell (H. hispanica) from the Iberian Peninsula and the Italian bluebell (H. Italica) from the central Mediterranean region. You may see English bluebells referred to as common bluebells or wood hyacinths, and they do indeed resemble hyacinths but ...
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.
It's a tough time of year for fruits and vegetables.
A few days ago, Amy brought home two copies of the same children's magazine for Chloe and Cole.
Gregor Mendel was a rebel, but not like James Dean or the Sex Pistols.
When Germany's Elbe River flooded in May this year, Hamburg and other communities along the waterway felt reminded of the catastrophic storm flood of February 1962. I remember TV images of people clinging to rooftops that were the only portions of houses still above the water.
During the past few years, many folks have gone to living off the grid.
Want a Ferrari for Christmas? You can have one. It's easy.
I have two white stars on my right forearm - not tattoos, scars.
Human beings are creatures of habit, and most for me are unhealthy.
Back in the 1950s, most hospitals were eerie places: Tiled walls, dimly lit hallways, gruff personnel. It would be tough to find such an old-style, stark facility in this country today.
In the fall, many trees like the maple and oak put on a showy, colorful palette for North Georgians to enjoy, but we cannot forget the beautiful evergreens that retain their leaves and needles throughout the year.
This, of course, is a great week for shopping and enjoying time with friends and family. It's also a great time to gather recipes and photos for a family cookbook.
One day while we were at one of Cole's soccer games, a bee stung Chloe on her cheek.
Everyone loves plant color in the winter when everything else in the landscape seems to have browned and gone into dormancy. Therefore, now is the time to plant pansies like the pros and get those spring-blooming bulbs in the ground for next year.
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