Buy Apples In October

October and November are the best times to buy apples because the fruit you buy then is the freshest you'll get all year. According to the US Department of Agriculture, apples are harvested from August to November and shipped to markets. But some of the harvest cools...

Travel to the Caribbean in September? Are you crazy?

Yes, September is peak hurricane season. And yes, Caribbean islands tend to get hammered when hurricanes form. And yet -- cheaper rates, anyone? If you’re willing to take a bit of a gamble -- and to be fair, the odds of a hurricane are actually relatively low -- you...

High tech heightens your golf game

Golf has gone so high tech. According to Forbes, technology has worked wonders in the elements of golf knowledge, data, connectivity, entertainment, and convenience. Leading the way are the enhancements in golf equipment, says BleacherReport.com. Refined aerodynamics,...

Be A Bee Helper

If there are two things we've learned about bees in the past decade, it might be summarized this way: they do way more than make honey, and they are worth saving even though they sometimes sting us. Honeybees are vital to American agriculture, and there is some...

Back-To-School Is Big Business

It's an annual tradition for many: lugging the kids around for clothing and other supplies at back-to-school time. But it's also big business, with this time of year ranking only behind the holidays for spending. In a survey conducted last year by the National Retail...

Fancy Apples Take Over Groceries

August means apples and apples remain a North American favorite. Americans eat 28 pounds of apples per year. In fact, all of North America is crazy for the fruit that has been a dietary staple since at least the 1600s. In 2019, unlike the previous 175 years, people...

Protect Your Heart In The Heat

Summertime heat brings with it special considerations for those with heart conditions, and it's especially important to stay hydrated and as cool as possible during these dog days. For every degree your body's temperature rises, your heart beats 10 BPM faster,...

Where To Vacation And Avoid The August Crowds

Peanut butter and jelly. Gin and tonic. August and crowds. They just go together. It's understandable, as work schedules and school schedules seem to allow for a majority of the population's vacations to occur within the same short window of time. With a little...