FOOD: Easy ways to make an impressive cheese plate for holiday entertaining
Monday, 08 December 2014 13:11
(StatePoint) Anticipating holiday guests? By keeping a few flavorful, unique items in the pantry and refrigerator, entertaining can both look and be simple and innovative. One easy, yet impressive way to entertain your guests' taste buds is with a cheese plate.
HOLIDAY SEASON: Choosing the right toys this holiday can help kids meet developmental milestones
Monday, 08 December 2014 13:06
(StatePoint) This holiday season, keep in mind the notion that what your children play with can have a large impact on their interests and brain development. So when it comes to a walk down the toy aisle, parents are becoming more discerning, leading smart toymakers to design toys with a learning component that's equally as important as the fun.
Thursday, 04 December 2014 17:04
EarthTalk® E - The Environmental Magazine
Dear EarthTalk: I know that some large buildings filter some of their wastewater to irrigate exterior landscaping. Is there an affordable way to do this at home?-- Bill P., Salem, OR
Now that solar panels are so commonplace on rooftops across the country, reusing so-called greywater—that is, the waste water from sinks, showers, tubs and washing machines—for landscape irrigation may be the next frontier in the greening of the American home, especially if you live in an arid region where water use is restricted. In fact, reusing your graywater may be the only way to keep your lawn and garden healthy without taking more than your fair share of the community's precious freshwater reserves.