Gifts From Nature: Backyard Organic Gardening, Kevin McGrath

Once Valentine’s Day passes, my winter attention turns to thoughts of spring and, more precisely, my summer garden. I start planting seeds indoors and/or hanging them in clear plastic baggies with a little water and tissue for germination from windows throughout the house. There are numerous books from expert gardeners available with handy tips for …

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Family Money Management, Stuart Baker & GreenPath

A spending plan does not prevent you from getting what you want; it helps you save to get what you want. The most important thing in using your money wisely is not how much money you make, but how you use it! 1. Arrange a family system for handling money and make certain that everyone …

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Herbal Options: Build Up Your Bones! Victoria Jungwirth

Though I am writing this for the “spring” issue, I realize ski season may still be going on! I am an unapologetic back-country ski bum, skiing almost every day,  and very aware of the need to maintain healthy bones and muscles, especially as I get older. But whatever your age and whatever your passion–running, biking, …

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Why Crunches Alone Don’t Make Your Middle Smaller, Heidi Stevenson

It’s a common reaction. You decide a certain body part—your stomach, the back of your arms, the inside of your upper legs—is too big, and you seek out exercises to make it smaller. You do endless crunches, tricep kickbacks, and inner thigh lifts, only to find that said body part is stubbornly retaining its size. …

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