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    Gardener: How to make good soil great this fall

    As a gardener, fall is always an exciting time for me because I know it's the perfect opportunity to enrich the soil in my garden beds. With many seasons and successful gardens behind me, I know the work I do in the next few weeks to prepare my beds has everything to do with the success I have in...


    Home Fix: A plan for replacing appliances

    EVANSVILLE, Ind. - Q: My house is less than 10 years old and some of the appliances are starting to wear out. First it was the garbage disposal, had to buy a new one, then it was the sink faucet, they gave me a new one, and now it's the bath fans. One of the fans is making so much noise we no longer...


    Design Recipes: Shop your house

    When it comes to decorating ones' homes, it isn't about how much money you spend, but about creating an appealing environment that reflects your personality and how you live. While heading to the nearest boutique or big box store can be an exhilarating thrill, before you pull out that credit card...


    For Your Home: How to use metallic finishes to make a room warm, welcoming

    The distance between runway fashions and home decor gets shorter every season. This spring, designers such as Givenchy, St. Laurent and Altuzarra stole the stage with lustrous shine for both day and night. Lust-worthy mirrored handbags and metallic mukluks had fashionistas begging for more and sent...


    Yardsmart: How to get reliable fall color

    "Aprils have never meant much to me, autumns seem that season of beginning..." Truman Capote said of this languid season when the maples come into their glory. It is also the season of beginning for planting trees.


    Treasures: Telechron products known for style, design

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    Style at Home: Fall in bed with dreamy designs

    On a chilly fall or winter night, my favorite thing to do after a long day at work is soak in a hot bath then burrow into a cozy, soft, warm bed. I'm out like a light! Since we spend so many hours of our lives ensconced in our beds, especially when the days are shorter, make sure your bedding is...


    Living with Children: Late nights, not school start time, problem for teens

    It's a fact that a good night's sleep is essential to optimal performance, no matter the task. It is also a fact that America's teens, generally speaking, don't get enough sleep. Ergo, American teens, as a group, underperform in school.


    Ask Angie: What's causing dead spots in my lawn?

    Dear Angie: I've noticed some dead spots in my grass. How can I tell if the cause is some kind of pest, improper fertilizing or something else? In spring, I noticed a vole trail and what looked like a rodent hole.


    Ex-etiquette: Fiance lefts ex-wife move in

    My fiance and his ex-wife of 26 years have a very close relationship. They say they love each other but aren't in love with one another. They lived separate for the last year, and she recently moved with the kids back to the state in which he lives until he moves to where I live. So she is living...

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