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5 DIY craft projects to make old stuff new again

Weekends are also the perfect time to tackle some DIY craft projects that repurpose household items and give them new life. Repurposing, or “upcycling,” is one of the hottest trends in home decor and design for 2017, according to online DIY community Hometalk.com. Before you throw away an old …

Sneak Peek: Going in Style Movie

Oscar winners Morgan Freeman (“Million Dollar Baby”), Michael Caine (“The Cider House Rules,” “Hannah and Her Sisters”) and Alan Arkin (“Little Miss Sunshine”) team up as lifelong buddies Willie, Joe and Al, who decide to buck retirement and step off the straight-and-narrow for the first time in their …

10 tips to keep ‘achoos’ from interrupting your ‘I do’s’

You want your wedding day to be memorable for all the right reasons. While selecting the color scheme and writing your vows, don’t forget another important consideration: allergies. The last thing you want is a series of “achoos” to interrupt your “I do’s,” or worse, send someone to …

Audiobook Review: Assassin’s Apprentice by Robin Hobb

I read Assassin’s Apprentice when it first came out in 1995 and immediately fell in love with FitzChivalry Farseer. I did not know then that the book was the beginning of the Farseer trilogy. Seventteen years later, it has become “The Realm of the Elderlings” series of books …

Essential and natural: Why this ingredient belongs in organic food

The “certified organic” seal is synonymous with healthy living and clean eating. But what exactly does it mean? And who decides what is or is not certified organic? In the United States, food is certified organic by the United States Department of Agriculture. The seal verifies a product …

Get Out: A Speculative Thriller

When most audiences hear the name Jordan Peele, they think of one-half of the brilliant duo of Key and Peele and the star of Keanu. An actor known as much for his comedic writing as he is for starring in film and television comedies, Peele has long been …

5 facts about radiation you never knew

Radiation — it’s not something most people think about very often, and when they do, their thoughts usually turn to radiation’s effects as they are portrayed in the movies. These being namely that exposure to radiation will either turn them into a hideous monster or a superhero. The …

Sex, Drugs & Highway Patrol in the latest reboot of CHIP

What happens when you team up a former X-Games star with a busted-up body and a painkiller habit, and an over-sexed undercover Fed with too much confidence, give them each a badge and a bike and set them loose on the sun-baked highways of Southern California? CHIP happens. …

6 steps to improve indoor air quality

Spring and summer have a reputation for being allergy seasons, but actually two-thirds of allergy sufferers experience symptoms year-round, according to a study conducted by Isobar. Throughout “closed-window season” the lack of ventilation can cause irritants like dust, pet dander, and mold spores to linger and build up …

5 Tips For Maintaining Fresh Breath All Day

We all know the feeling. Starting off the day with fresh breath from a minty brush gives you the confidence to tackle your day. But that feeling starts to dissipate after our first meal, and the fresh feeling from brushing is slowly replaced with the fear of bad …

5 reasons ridesharing is on the rise

The rideshare industry has exploded in popularity over the past several years, with companies devoted to making transportation safe, reliable and enjoyable. At the swipe of a finger and tap of a button, you can hail a car through your smartphone. Within minutes, you are picked up at …