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Couples offer advice for everlasting love

Thursday, February 4, 2016

Want to know how to make love last? Why not ask a handful of couples who have kept it going over 50 years? We did, and we found that one thing the five Concord-area couples agreed on was that there is not just one secret to having a long and happy marriage. Though, marrying a serviceman might be one. Out …

Spicy sauces add an optional flavor

Thursday, February 4, 2016

Getting a healthy meal together quickly can be a challenge. Getting a healthy tasty meal together even more so, especially if you have some finicky eaters in the family. My solution? Take some time on the weekend every now and then to put together delicious, heart-healthy condiments to perk things up. Set them …

Simple tips for winter safety

Thursday, February 4, 2016

I love spending time outdoors in winter. With the right clothing and gear, you can have just as much fun in the winter as you do in the summer. Here are a few safety tips to keep you safe and warm when it is cold outdoors. Dress in layers Adding layers of clothing …

Chill out: Save energy while keeping cool

Thursday, June 4, 2015

Summer is coming, and so too is the heat. The kind of heat that leaves people sitting around in gym shorts and sticking to leather couches. No one enjoys this, and there are relatively easy and cheap ways to keep cooler at home – while saving a few …

Garden to table: Roses make yummy jams and tarts

Thursday, June 4, 2015

It’s amazing how many good things to eat are already growing in our own yards. All it takes to enjoy them is a new way of looking at things. Got weeds in the lawn? Put away the chemicals …

Camping with kids: You might not be able to get away from it all

Thursday, June 4, 2015

First, let’s get one thing straight: Camping is not, as they say, “getting away from it all.” This is true whether you’re a devotee of old-school, roughing-it style camping, handy with an ax and happy with a can …

June is for roses

Thursday, June 4, 2015

Roses add to enjoyment and well-being, whether you grow them yourself or purchase them. Here are some tips to use roses: Home Decorating ∎ When selecting a container, choose a bud vase or tall stem jar for a single …

Exercise safely and consistently this summer

Thursday, June 4, 2015

Summer is fast approaching and odds are that you are one of the people that is trying to figure out how you can best get ready for the beach. There are an incredible number of ways that you …

4 hikes to get epic adventurers and families alike into the mountains

Thursday, April 30, 2015

If you’re not out hiking in the nearby mountains, you’re missing out on one of New Hampshire’s great advantages. Maybe you don’t know where to go? Try these. I’ll offer two easy trails with other attractions nearby for …

Make your own ricotta

Thursday, April 30, 2015

Making your own ricotta is easy and the results are far more delicious than what comes from the grocery store. Better yet, the recipe can be tinkered with to suit your needs. Like your ricotta creamy? Swap in …

Families make videos to reassure patients with dementia

Thursday, April 30, 2015

For 94-year-old Louise Irving, who suffers from dementia, waking up every day to a video with a familiar face and a familiar voice seems to spark a flicker of recognition. “Good morning, merry sunshine, how did you wake …

Spring clean your flower beds: Tips and tricks for your May garden

Thursday, April 30, 2015

It is time to find your gardening gloves, dust off your garden shoes and sharpen and oil your pruning tools, hoes and shovels if you did not already do so last fall. ∎ By now you should have had …

Your growing family: Children and gardening go well together

Thursday, April 30, 2015

Claude Monet knew it. Frances Hodgson Burnett knew it. And the early Americans sure as heck knew it. Children and gardens just naturally go together. If you’ve got little people, a little patience and even a smidge of …

Keeping more people alive by making CPR simpler

Thursday, April 30, 2015

You need only two things to learn cardiopulmonary resuscitation and possibly save a life: a willingness to press hard on someone’s chest and familiarity with the Bee Gees’ disco hit “Stayin’ Alive.” Yes, CPR has changed. The American Heart Association and other organizations, including the American Red Cross, …

Take two doses of nature and call in the morning

Thursday, April 30, 2015

Stop and smell the roses along the way, American singer-songwriter Mac Davis advised in a top 10 hit in the 1970s. In the more than three decades Davis imparted that wisdom, numerous studies have confirmed the link between exposure to nature and improved physical, psychological and social well-being. …