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Posted at 1:01 AM

Reader question: My employer has just asked me to accept a different position that includes a nice pay raise. The new opportunities this represents career-wise are great, but because it involves a cross-country move, I am expecting this news will be unsettling to my family. Any insights on how to proceed are appreciated? James W. Monty’s answer: It is normal that your family may be unsettled by this news. They are all living their own lives, and the thought of a...

Updated Mar 31, 2015 at 9:55 AM

The sense of smell is one of the strongest human senses and having a fragrant garden can add a new dimension to any garden.With a little planning, you can design your yard to have a pleasant fragrance almost any month of the year.

Updated Mar 30, 2015 at 10:29 AM

Gardeners should be aware of the vast array of tools that are available to make the arduous aspects of horticulture easier. This spring, like any spring, there are numerous tasks that will need to be accomplished. Some jobs...

Updated Mar 30, 2015 at 9:42 AM

TIP OF THE WEEKSo, you’ve decided to make some updates to your home? Whether you plan on building a home from the ground up, purchasing new construction or adding value to your current residence, there are many opportunities...

Updated Mar 26, 2015 at 9:40 AM

For a few years in the recent past, hot tubs fell out of favor (although they did star in quite a few jokes). Then came the rise in popularity of outdoor rooms — deck- or patio-type creations that provided a comfortable environment for...

Updated Mar 25, 2015 at 10:34 AM

As I walked through the garden yesterday, I could actually feel that spring was here. Overnight, all the grayness in the landscape had gone away. I find that amazing, but yet it is true. When I look at the landscape overall,...

Posted Mar 25, 2015 at 1:01 AM

Reader question: A close family member wants our help referring them to a real estate agent. Their house has been for sale on-and-off for several years. They blame themselves for poor agent choices, but we are suspicious they may be the...

Updated Mar 24, 2015 at 10:56 AM

The vernal equinox arrived on schedule Friday, leaving us with diminishing piles of snow and ice and soil still waterlogged and frozen. Yes, in some locations the surface turns muddy during the day but refreezes nightly. It will continue...

Posted Mar 23, 2015 at 1:01 AM

TIP OF THE WEEKLiving an eco-friendly lifestyle starts at home. According to the U.S. Department of Energy, residential use accounts for more than one-fifth of the nation’s total energy consumption. Adopting an earth-first,...

Posted Mar 21, 2015 at 1:00 PM

Spring is in the air and that inspires folks to start a garden. However, if you are like me, you might be thinking about starting chicks instead. Historically, it seems everyone had a few hens scratching around in their yards to provide eggs and...

Updated Mar 19, 2015 at 1:33 PM

If you’re looking forward to an early summer tomato or a bumper crop of sugar snap peas, you’ll need to attract pollinators to your garden. Bees are one of your best bets.“Bees are as important to a garden as they are...

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