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When Greg Verlander's father came home from rehab after having a stroke, he was upset to find a hospital bed in his room. The bed's institutional appearance made him feel unhappy and unhealthy, his son said. Verlander never forgot that, and when … more
Finding places for beekeeping can be a challenge for city dwellers. But apiaries modeled after community gardens have become a popular option. Community beekeeping operations are usually comprised of shared sites on public or private properties, … more
Just as virtual technology has become a common tool for anyone planning to repaint or redecorate a home, a growing array of apps can make landscaping easier too. But know when to use them, and when it would be easier to pull out an old-fashioned … more
Move over, tempeh, tofu, miso, soy sauce, soy milk and other processed soy foods. Make way for edamame. This is the soybean in its most primitive state — picked young and green, steamed or boiled for five minutes, then popped out of the pod … more
CONCORD, N.H. — When it comes to Easter eggs, dipping them in dye is fine, but for a more decorative and longer-lasting result, try decoupage. I tried three DIY techniques for adding colors and patterns to eggs using decoupage glue — … more
Volleyball courts. Sand pits. Splash pools. Giant movie screens. You don't have to be a kid to design and enjoy an outdoor play space. Al fresco kitchens, all-weather lighting, and improvements in the comfort and durability of patio furniture … more
There are those who prefer perfectly matched furniture and a monochromatic color scheme in decor. But for those who like to shake things up, it's time to take it outside. There's a free-spirited attitude now in outdoor decor, with mix-and-match … more
PORTLAND, Ore. — Faced with an intractable homeless problem, officials in Portland are thinking inside the box. A handful of homeless families will soon move into tiny, government-constructed modular units in the backyards of willing … more
Clear the way for acrylics. Furniture makers are using the see-through material for everything from couch legs and bed posts to tables and footstools. It's a way to add drama to a room without overloading it, said Sheila Schmitz, an editor … more
Weed seeds are among the most patient organisms in nature. Many weeds can produce thousands of seeds per plant per year, and those seeds might lie dormant for decades, just waiting for the right conditions to sprout. If you want to control weeds, … more
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