Party Smart

It is easy for occasional drinkers to get carried away on New Year's Eve, but you don't have to end up feeling lousy the next day if you follow some simple rules. If you must drink alcohol, try these guidelines: * The most obvious: Don't drink and drive. * Analyze...

Got Snow? Get Creative Without A Sled!

Sleds and snowboarding may never get old, but if you want your experience kicked up a notch, try using a different device for sledding. Tubes -- Who said they are just for lazy summer rivers? They can also make good snow sliders. The key is a good grip and hanging on...

Making Your Resolutions Successful!

Two words sum up New Year's Resolutions: Faith and Gym. According to LifeWay Research, a 2015 study show that 57 percent of Americans made a health resolution while 52 percent made a faith resolution. Those top two topics lead five categories of New Year's...

2020: Not As Futuristic As It Sounds

You are about to arrive in the year 2020 -- a historic year where we have finally trained animals to do the hard work, like the gorilla that flies the family helicopter. The only thing we worry about is that, what with self-cleaning houses and all, the animals will be...

Decorate Outdoors With Holly … For The Birds

Friends and loved ones who gather at Christmas time will see holly wreaths and on mantles, its image on cards, stockings and presents. As it has done every winter since long before the Roman conquest, holly will work its magic, evoking feelings of tradition and...

Facts About Poinsettias

Red accounts for three-fourths of poinsettia sales today, but there are more than 100 varieties, including colors of cream, apricot, and white, according to Dr. Leonard Perry, Extension Professor at University of Vermont. According to the USDA Floriculture Crops...

New Looks For Christmas Trees

The centerpiece of many homes in December, the Christmas tree is often decorated with sentimental ornaments and a style beloved by each family. If you want to mix it up a bit this year, try these tips from countryliving.com. New colors: Try black and white, especially...

Porch Pirates Plot To Steal Christmas

Christmas is here and the Porch Pirates are waiting to steal it. Some new services are available to thwart the efforts of the thieves who steal packages from the doorstep. But awareness can help, too. Porch theft has grown up alongside online shopping. In 2017, UPS...

Mistletoe Winds It’s Way Through Human History

Being kissed under the mistletoe has been a Christmas tradition for more than a thousand years. But mistletoe is not only associated with a gentle kiss, it has a lore all its own. Mistletoe is a parasitic plant that lives off trees. It has attracted human attention...