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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. …

elfscapades

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: pinterest.com/LiveWellNH/elf-ideas/. 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 …

Washington

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

George Washington is so ubiquitous with the presidency that according to a Newsweek survey, 14 percent of preschoolers believe that he is still sitting in the Oval Office. As a military leader he won the country its freedom …

A Cuban take on a Julia Child classic

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

One of the most popular recipes from Julia Child’s Mastering the Art of French Cooking is Poulet en Cocotte Bonne Femme, chicken slow-roasted in a covered pot with bacon, potatoes and onions. Unlike chicken cooked on an open …

Day trip: Exeter

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Career Coach: tips for baby boomers who want a change

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Baby boomers who have been laid off or are thinking about changing careers or doing something different with their work lives, may have no idea where to begin. Some feel, given their age, there may not be hope for them in today’s marketplace. That would be a grim …

Pet teeth need brushing, too

Monday, January 21, 2013

Dogs and cats can’t brush, spit, gargle or floss on their own. So owners who want to avoid bad pet breath will need to lend a hand. “Brushing is the gold standard for good oral hygiene at home. …

Gender-neutral toys are rare

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

A 13-year-old girl’s campaign to get Hasbro to make an Easy-Bake Oven that isn’t purple or pink so it would appeal to her little brother is a fresh sign of movement in an old debate. Parents who hope …

Many smokers don’t know help is available

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Most people who smoke want to quit, and the 2010 health-care law is supposed to make it easier for them by requiring many insurance plans to cover smoking-cessation treatments with no out-of-pocket cost to members. But a recent study found that details about what’s covered and who pays …

For a dramatic design statement, paint interior doors

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

If you’ve got your decor looking just about right but want that extra “wow” factor, consider painting interior doors. “Address other main features in the room first, and then if something is still missing, painting the door provides …

Fresh ginger brings a little heat to New Hampshire’s coldest months

Friday, January 11, 2013

I live in the kind of old house that charitable people describe as “airy.” No matter how many honeycomb blinds and heavy curtains we hang – or how many walls we re-insulate – my house is freezing in …

Resolutions you can live with: 10 positive changes to make in your life for 2013

Friday, January 11, 2013

You gotta love the can-do American attitude behind New Year’s Resolutions, the stubborn, chimerical, try-try-again sentiment that besets the best of us around the time we start bagging the crumpled wrapping paper and sealing leftover pies in plastic …