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In this photo provided by Pinnacle Lighting Group, homeowners looking for something unique in holiday lighting can find it in projected laser lights. Using small spotlights, the technology shown in this photo provided by Pinnacle Lighting Group projects thousands of tiny pinpoints of red, green or red and green lights onto your home or any other hard surface.  (AP Photo/Pinnacle Lighting Group)

Jazz up your holidays with the latest in lights

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Clark Griswold would be proud. Thanks to advances in lighting technology, suburban dads (and moms) across the country have a lot to choose from when it comes to creative ways to deck their halls for the holidays this year. Forget about white incandescent lights and animatronic reindeer. Think lasers. Think smart phones. And hundreds, if not millions, of color choices. …


Thursday, December 11, 2014

Pinterest board information Need some ideas for your own elf this Christmas? Follow LiveWell on Pinterest and check out our Elf Ideas board: if your elf or mensch does something cool, pin it and send it to us on Pinterest! …

Day trip: Keene

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Forget about pumpkins! Keene’s lively community is active all year round, but especially so during the Christmas season. The downtown area has a wonderfully eclectic array of small, independently owned shops and eateries. Even better, most are within walking distance of Keene’s iconic Central Square. In fact, a day trip to Keene might …

Ask a Designer: Outdoor lighting options abound

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Many Americans have embraced outdoor decorating, filling their yards with fluffy sofas, gleaming end tables and even outdoor rugs. But what happens when the sun goes down? Chris Lambton, landscape designer and host of HGTV’s Going Yard, advises his …

Marching into Spring

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

March can be so confusing in New Hampshire – one day you can head out to the grocery in a light wind-breaker and the next you can be shoveling two feet of snow. There’s just no telling what …

Three ways to use up root vegetables

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

March is the month when gardeners begin starting seeds inside and eating the last of the vegetables stored in their root cellars. They’re called “root” cellars for a reason, because roots, like carrots, rutabagas, storage radishes (such as …

Day trip: Dover

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Sometimes I just luck out. When Dover emerged as this month’s feature, I called on two long-time pals to be my guides. Though Edmund and Pat spent decades abroad in exotic spots like Hong Kong, India and Taiwan, …

Time to detox?

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

With the turn of the new year still fresh in your mind, the new you might be looking to de-clutter not just your desk and closet but also your mind and body. If so, you might be a good candidate for a detox – a cleansing of the …

It’s not easy being emerald

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

When Pantone LLC announced that emerald green was its Color of the Year for 2013, reaction among designers and interior consultants was mixed. The company, which creates and matches colors for the home and fashion industries, picks a …

Start now to have your house ready for the spring selling season

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Architect Chris French and his wife, Anya Landau French, turned up the volume on their vacant Washington, D.C., condominium apartment with designer-inspired contemporary furnishings – leather living room furniture, glass and metal side tables, a black dining room …

Symbols aside, only a tiny bit of plastic is recycled

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

From an environmental perspective, the only thing that feels good about plastic is the recycling icon found on so many items. Those three arrows, feeding each other in an endless triangle, assure us that as long as we …

There are plenty of programs designed for active seniors

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Back in the ’80s, a few gray hairs were excuse enough to stay on the sidelines of anything resembling a sport. That’s not to say active seniors didn’t exist; it just wasn’t as common to spot an octogenarian …


Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Every third Monday in February, on Presidents Day, Americans honor 44 presidents. Two with February birthdays come to mind: Abraham Lincoln and George Washington. Here are some facts and quizzes to test how much you really know about …