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Cristina Vanthul (cvanthul)

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  • 5 Gifts Under $30 for the Traveler in Your Life
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    5 Gifts Under $30 for the Traveler in Your Life

    10 months ago

  • The Best Money-Saving Strategies College Students Have Never Heard Of
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    The Best Money-Saving Strategies College Students Have Never Heard Of

    6 months ago

    Money saving tips and strategies for college students using money saving apps, digital coupons, freebies, and student discounts. Don't miss out on these money saving tips!

  • The 13 Scariest Haunted Places in the US
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    The 13 Scariest Haunted Places in the US

    3 weeks ago

    Ever wondered what the scariest haunted places in the US are? Here are 13 top contenders.

  • Tips for Hiring a Realtor
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    Tips for Hiring a Realtor

    6 months ago

    Hiring a Realtor is much like hiring an employee. It's important to find the right one for this big life decision. Use these tips for hiring a Realtor to help you hire the right Realtor.

  • 4 Natural Phenomena I Witnessed After Hurricanes
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    4 Natural Phenomena I Witnessed After Hurricanes

    12 months ago

    Hurricanes bring high winds and flooding. They also display more unusual natural phenomena many of us rarely see. I share 4 unusual natural phenomena I've witnessed during hurricanes.

  • Best Hurricane Irma Memes
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    Best Hurricane Irma Memes

    13 months ago

    Funniest Hurricane Irma memes on the internet and Facebook. Because we all need to laugh a little.

  • A Hurricane Season of Panic
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    A Hurricane Season of Panic

    13 months ago

    This hurricane season social media is doing what it does best - connecting people and causing widespread panic before hurricanes. Is this season really any worse than previous ones?

  • 8 Obvious (and Not so Obvious) Reasons Why Homes Don't Sell
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    8 Obvious (and Not so Obvious) Reasons Why Homes Don't Sell

    6 months ago

    Despite hot seller's markets throughout the country, some people still see their home languish on the market week after week, month after month. There are two main reasons a home doesn't sell.

  • Florida Sinkholes - Everything You Want to Know
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    Florida Sinkholes - Everything You Want to Know

    15 months ago

    Last week, two homes and part of a road dropped into a 50 foot deep sinkhole in Land O’ Lakes. The sinkhole ended up stabilizing at about 225 feet across, and the surrounding homes have been evacuated

  • Father's Day in Other Countries
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    Father's Day in Other Countries

    6 months ago

    We love to shower Dad with tools and ties while he grills a yummy meal. We aren't the only ones who celebrate dads though and some other countries have pretty different ways (and days) to celebrate.

  • Slow Cooker Bone Broth
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    Slow Cooker Bone Broth

    3 years ago

    Make your own nutritious bone broth at home.

  • A Morning Spent with Nature - Brooker Creek Preserve
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    A Morning Spent with Nature - Brooker Creek Preserve

    3 years ago

    Spend a morning hiking through the various ecosystems of Tampa's Brooker Creek Preserve

  • Top 6 Beach Resorts in Florida
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    Top 6 Beach Resorts in Florida

    3 years ago

    With summer coming, dip your toes in the surf and sand at one of Florida's top beach resorts. These dream destinations feature things like spas, golf, direct beach access, kids clubs, and restaurants.

  • Hurricane Tracks - Can Early Storms Help Predict Later Ones?
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    Hurricane Tracks - Can Early Storms Help Predict Later Ones?

    3 years ago

    Do tropical storms and hurricanes follow the same basic tracks in any given year? If so, why?

  • Why I Put Dating On Hold
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    Why I Put Dating On Hold

    3 years ago

    I quit dating. Gave it up. Permanently? Probably not. But for now, living my life is more important than finding a partner.

  • Paleo - Primal: Why I Choose to Eat This Way
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    Paleo - Primal: Why I Choose to Eat This Way

    3 years ago

    Paleo and Primal lifestyles have been around for a few years now. Here's why I choose to eat this way.

  • Belmont Stakes Horses 2015
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    Belmont Stakes Horses 2015

    3 years ago

    Who will win the 2015 Belmont Stakes? Here's a brief look at each of the contenders.

  • A History of the Triple Crown
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    A History of the Triple Crown

    6 months ago

    Every year, three year-old Thoroughbreds vie for the honor of being included in the Kentucky Derby and then the Preakness and Belmont Stakes. These three races together form the three races of American horse racing's Triple Crown, the highest honor any Thoroughbred can earn in the United States.

  • 11 Tips for Eating Primal/Paleo on Your Cruise Vacation
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    11 Tips for Eating Primal/Paleo on Your Cruise Vacation

    4 years ago

    You've booked your cruise vacation but don't want to ruin your diet or new eating lifestyle. These 11 tips will help get you through your next cruise vacation.

  • Town of Firsts - History of Dunedin, Florida
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    Town of Firsts - History of Dunedin, Florida

    4 years ago

    Since its founding by Scottish settlers in the 1860's, Dunedin, on Florida's Gulf coast, has thrived through innovation. This brief history touches on the firsts the town claims.

  • Stories About Leprechauns
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    Stories About Leprechauns

    4 years ago

    A collection of the most popular stories about leprechauns, as well as a little leprechaun history.

  • Gentle April Showers - A Haiku Collection
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    Gentle April Showers - A Haiku Collection

    4 years ago

    I love the sound of rain. I don't mind the sound of storms either, but a gently falling rain makes for a perfect quiet day, and it's even better if that rain is falling at night, at bedtime, when the windows are open and can lull me to sleep. Rain...

  • Fresh Spring Grass - A Collection of Haiku
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    Fresh Spring Grass - A Collection of Haiku

    4 years ago

    Spring is just around the corner (though it doesn't feel like it to many people with all this snow that keeps coming). I wrote a few haiku about spring, specifically that beautiful, young, fresh green grass that comes up after a good rain storm. I...

  • Tilapia Fish Tacos
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    Tilapia Fish Tacos

    4 years ago

    Fish tacos are the new(er) taco rage, and why not? They combine healthy-for-you fish with the Mexican flair we all crave from time to time.

  • Healthier Options While Eating Out
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    Healthier Options While Eating Out

    4 years ago

    Thinking of eating out tonight. Don't let your calorie goals go out the window.

  • Jerky - Where'd It Come From and How to Make It
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    Jerky - Where'd It Come From and How to Make It

    5 years ago

    There doesn't seem to be any doubt that jerky is an American creation. Some say Native Americans were making jerky thousands of years ago, while others say that jerky derived from the Inca around 1500 years ago. The word "jerky" even appears to come...

  • The Art of Pumpkin Carving
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    The Art of Pumpkin Carving

    6 years ago

    Once upon a time I bought pumpkins every year, carved them into silly faces and put candles in them, lighting up crooked teeth and triangular eyes. Then I found the plastic variety, pre-carved, with electric bulbs, good year after year. The last...

  • Pumpkin Carving - A How-To Guide
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    Pumpkin Carving - A How-To Guide

    6 years ago

    Learning how to carve a spooky jack-o-lantern can add fun and atmosphere to your Halloween. Bunny Hugger Carving a pumpkin is an easy and fun activity around Halloween. Done on a Saturday, it makes for great family time. Carve the pumpkin, toast...

  • Build a Raised Herb Garden Sanctuary
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    Build a Raised Herb Garden Sanctuary

    12 months ago

    Here are step-by-step instructions on how to build a raised herb garden sanctuary, including photos of the project that I did myself.

  • Kayaking Adventure in Upper Tampa Bay
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    Kayaking Adventure in Upper Tampa Bay

    15 months ago

    Anyone can be an explorer in the mazes of this estuary.

  • The World's Best Beaches
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    The World's Best Beaches

    6 years ago

    Take a walk along the best beaches of the world. kdubachelor Any beach is a good place to relax, soak in the sun, build sandcastles with the kids, and enjoy azure waters. Not all beaches are the same though and the best beaches in the world offer...

  • Kayaking Adventures - Grasshopper Goes Solo
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    Kayaking Adventures - Grasshopper Goes Solo

    6 years ago

    The shallow protected waters of Cooper's Bayou make for an excellent place to kayak. For our first "solo" trip, we went to Cooper's Bayou. I say solo because it was the first time Nick and I were alone when we went out. Gone was the safety of...

  • Kayaking Adventures - Second Time's Better, Right?
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    Kayaking Adventures - Second Time's Better, Right?

    4 years ago

    Grasshopper gets a tow to the second kayaking adventure. The next time we took Grasshopper out was...well, the day after her maiden voyage. The plan was to tow her behind my parents' Catalina across the waterway to the spoil islands, where we had...

  • In the Beginning There was Grasshopper
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    In the Beginning There was Grasshopper

    6 years ago

    Nick and I get ready for the kayak's maiden voyage. In the beginning there was sea and sand and sailboats, and life was good. But there were also plentiful kayaks, none mine. To say I have always wanted a kayak would be a gross overstatement. I...

  • Florida Sunsets - Central Florida and Central Gulf Coast
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    Florida Sunsets - Central Florida and Central Gulf Coast

    6 years ago

    One of the most popular photography subjects is a sunset. Visit any beach on Florida's west coast at sunset and you'll find people holding cameras pointing them towards the setting sun. Sunset photography, however, can and should be more than...

  • Anclote River: Florida's Gulf Coast
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    Anclote River: Florida's Gulf Coast

    6 years ago

    The Anclote River winds and twists along 29 miles in Florida’s Pinellas and Pasco counties. Its headwaters are located in Pasco near the Suncoast Expressway and it empties into the Gulf of Mexico at Tarpon Springs. Along its route, the Anclote...

  • Must See Historical Sites in the Caribbean - Barbados, Cuba, & CuraƧao
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    Must See Historical Sites in the Caribbean - Barbados, Cuba, & Curaçao

    6 years ago

    Whether traveling to the Caribbean for beach, watersports, or sun, the islands are filled with historic treasures. Here are a few from Barbados, Cuba, and Curacao.

  • Cruise Information - Tips and More
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    Cruise Information - Tips and More

    7 years ago

    In this hub find great information about cruise vacations.  From the top 10 reasons to book a cruise to how to book, from inclusions to some of the top cruises, these tips and tricks will help you decide everything you need to know about planning,...

  • Water Parks - Florida's Best
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    Water Parks - Florida's Best

    7 years ago

  • Best Water Parks in US and the World
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    Best Water Parks in US and the World

    7 years ago

  • Early Traditions of Mothering Sunday
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    Early Traditions of Mothering Sunday

    7 years ago

    Mothering Sunday is a festival not to be confused with Mother's Day.  It is a Christian event in Europe which falls on the fourth Sunday of Lent. Mothering Sunday, like many other Christian holidays, has roots in pagan festivals.  It is derived...

  • The Ancient Roots of Mother's Day
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    The Ancient Roots of Mother's Day

    7 years ago

    On the second Sunday in May - May 8 in 2011 - families and friends will gather to honor mothers, grandmothers and aunts in many countries of the world.  For some, church service will be followed by an elegant late lunch while mom is showered with...

  • Creamy Tomato-Basil Soup Recipe
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    Creamy Tomato-Basil Soup Recipe

    7 years ago

    Homemade creamy tomato-basil soup 2 pounds vine-ripe tomatoes (about 6), coarsely chopped 3 c. chicken broth 1 tbsp. minced garlic 2 tbsp. olive oil 3 tbsp. dried basil 1/4 c. dry marsala wine 1 1/2 tsp. sugar 1 tsp. salt 1 tsp. ground...

  • The Why of Thanksgiving Naps
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    The Why of Thanksgiving Naps

    7 years ago

    Marisol Dayton Why do I get so tired after Thanksgiving turkey?  That's a question many of us are asking tonight.  It's a question we've been asking for years.  The answer may be more simple than you think.  Or maybe not. Marisol Dayton This...

  • Best Thanksgiving TV Specials for 2010
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    Best Thanksgiving TV Specials for 2010

    13 months ago

    The Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade is in it's 84th year in 2010. This photo dates from 1934, the first year Mickey Mouse appeared in the parade, then called the Macy's Christmas Parade. 2011 Thanksgiving Day TV Specials One of the most famous...

  • Three Thanksgiving Acrostics
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    Three Thanksgiving Acrostics

    7 years ago

    Too many years ago to count Help arrived from native peoples And began our tradition of thanksgiving. Never would a year go by without Kin and friends gathered for this day. Small blessings and large, Good years and bad, all...

  • Tanka 2
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    Tanka 2

    7 years ago

    Marisol Dayton destiny pulls us one direction to other drifting aimlessly we are only seaweed beds floating on ocean tides Marisol Dayton soft leaves underfoot muted sunlight dapples down quiet forest scene belies action...

  • Inspirational Thanksgiving Quotes
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    Inspirational Thanksgiving Quotes

    7 years ago

    Marisol Dayton Thanksgiving is possible only for those who take time to remember; no one can give thanks who has a short memory. ~Author Unknown Goody2230 God has two dwellings; one in heaven, and the other in a meek and thankful heart. ...

  • Funny and Inspirational Thanksgiving Quotes
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    Funny and Inspirational Thanksgiving Quotes

    23 months ago

    Find humorous quotes, sentimental quotes, and thought-provoking quotes about Thanksgiving here.

  • Tanka 1
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    Tanka 1

    7 years ago

    Tanka is a Japanese form of poetry which is older than haiku.  A traditional Tanka has 5 lines with syllables in each line of 5-7-5-7-7.  The poem should be organized into two separate thoughts so that lines 1, 2 and 3 can be separated from lines...

  • Haiku 1
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    Haiku 1

    7 years ago

    LesKZN creeping and stealthy tail twitches after a bird safe beyond the glass krissbeebe evergreen, and yet needles fall, blanket the ground and roots far below beyond black ocean shadows...

  • 4 Kinds of Pumpkins You Didn't Know Existed
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    4 Kinds of Pumpkins You Didn't Know Existed

    6 months ago

    It's pumpkin spice season and pumpkin is everywhere. This overview will tell you all about the 4 main kinds of pumpkins, some of which you many even recognize. Who knew there were so many different types of pumpkins!

  • Classic Cookout Side Dishes
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    Classic Cookout Side Dishes

    7 years ago

    It's August.  School starts soon.  Labor Day is almost upon us.  Football preseason has begun.  Seems like summer is almost over, but there is still at least one more month of good cookout weather for most of the country and for many parts,...

  • Health Wise: Three Bean Salad Recipe
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    Health Wise: Three Bean Salad Recipe

    7 years ago

    Three bean salad has been a popular picnic and barbecue side dish since at least the 19th century. It is easy to make and a good bring-along dish because it requires little refrigeration. This recipe also makes a filling and healthy main dish. ...

  • Abi's Cuban Potato Salad
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    Abi's Cuban Potato Salad

    8 years ago

    This recipe came from my grandmother, who we call Abi.  At 90 she's still alive and doing great but no longer cooking.  The apples add a unique sweetness that most potato salads lack.   Ingredients 6 large baking potatoes, cooked just to...

  • Savory Pasta Salad Recipes
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    Savory Pasta Salad Recipes

    7 years ago

    Pasta salad is a staple side dish in just about every backyard barbecue, park picnic, beach picnic, or other gathering where people bring potluck dishes.  Nearly as popular as potato salad, pasta salads have endless variations and bases for just...

  • Savory Salsa Recipe
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    Savory Salsa Recipe

    7 years ago

    A bowl of fresh salsa, surrounded by some of the ingredients used to make it. Salsa is a common Mexican and Central American side dish used with many of their main dishes.  Outside of the Latin countries, salsa usually refers to a tomato-based dip...

  • A Guide to USDA Hardiness Zones
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    A Guide to USDA Hardiness Zones

    6 months ago

    A growing zone—or more accurately, a hardiness zone—is an area that is defined geographically according to climate conditions including minimum temperatures. Gardeners use hardiness zones to know what category of plant is capable of growing in their area.

  • A Brief Guide to Climbing and Hanging Plants
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    A Brief Guide to Climbing and Hanging Plants

    13 months ago

    One of the best places for plants is one of the most often overlooked - overhead. Hanging and climbing plants live happily where other plants fall short. Many hanging and climbing plants live native in the tropics. Their addition to a landscape...

  • Health Benefits of Shopping at a Farmers Market
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    Health Benefits of Shopping at a Farmers Market

    7 years ago

    When we think of buying food at a farmers’ market, we usually think of fruits and vegetables. And while those are the kinds of food predominantly found at a farmers’ market, there is also cheese and bread, pies and pastries, and sometimes meat....

  • A Comprehensive Guide to Sustainable Hydroponic Farming
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    A Comprehensive Guide to Sustainable Hydroponic Farming

    6 months ago

    In hydroponic farming, plants grow in smaller areas and without soil, nutrients absorbed into their roots from water. This comprehensive guide to sustainable hydroponic farming explores the basics, including the two main types as well as advantages and disadvantages of hydroponic farming.

  • Essential Kiteboarding Equipment
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    Essential Kiteboarding Equipment

    7 years ago

    Kiteboarding is a crossover sport that has gained tremendous popularity in the last few years. Kiteboarding uses a power kite with one of a variety of boards to skim riders across the surface of water, snow or land. There are three basic...

  • Everyday Nautical Terms
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    Everyday Nautical Terms

    7 years ago

    Many of the words and phrases we use every day have nautical beginnings. Here a few. Bet you never knew how these phrases really started! ALOOF - means to stand apart or be indifferent, but it came from the Old Dutch word loef ...

  • Home Canning Equipment
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    Home Canning Equipment

    8 years ago

    Home canning has become more popular in recent years.  Families are increasingly turning to growing their own vegetables to save money and have healthier food to consume.  Some years the garden produces much more than expected (or maybe more was...

  • Benefits of a Rooftop Wind Farm
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    Benefits of a Rooftop Wind Farm

    8 years ago

    Micro wind turbines on an apartment building's roof help offset energy costs in the building. With the rising cost of electricity and the increased public green consciousness, homeowners look for ways to cut their energy costs, and maybe also sell...

  • Great Ways to Celebrate Labor Day
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    Great Ways to Celebrate Labor Day

    7 years ago

    Labor Day parades and speeches celebrate the workers who fought for workers' rights in the 1800s. Photo courtesy of Capture the Flag (flickr). For many families Labor Day weekend marks the end of summer, a return to school for the children, and the...

  • How to Use a Time Budget
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    How to Use a Time Budget

    8 years ago

    Managing time is nothing new.  The internet is filled with articles about time management and tips for better use of one’s time.  People spend thousands of dollars consulting experts, and businesses spend even more trying to make their...

  • Flowering Plants for Late Summer and Fall
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    Flowering Plants for Late Summer and Fall

    13 months ago

    For many parts of the county, late summer and fall bring a relief from the unrelenting heat of summer that causes people and plants to wilt and wither. For other parts of the country, it’s one last chance to add color to the garden before the...

  • Home Canning - A Brief Overview
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    Home Canning - A Brief Overview

    8 years ago

    Growing up in the South, the end of summer and into fall brought neighbors to our front door, arms loaded down with colorful, packed Mason jars.  Mom gratefully (and gracefully) invited them in, put the jars away in the mysterious pit of the upper...

  • Top Ten Beaches in the US
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    Top Ten Beaches in the US

    13 months ago

    Every year Dr. Beach makes his predictions for the best beach in the US, an honor that beaches across the country hoard over each other for the entire next year.  A label of “Best Beach” drives in tourists and their money, and the title is used...

  • Attractions Along Texas Historic Route 66
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    Attractions Along Texas Historic Route 66

    13 months ago

    Route 66 passes briefly through Texas and offers historic attractions. These top attractions along Route 66 in Texas are must-see!

  • Restaurants Along Route 66
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    Restaurants Along Route 66

    13 months ago

    Route 66 is America's highway and features a lot of small diners and restaurants popular with tourists and locals. These are some of the most popular restaurants along Route 66.

  • Eerie Ghost Towns of Route 66 Will Leave You Quaking
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    Eerie Ghost Towns of Route 66 Will Leave You Quaking

    6 months ago

    When Route 66 first opened, it provided a nearly cross-country road for families to travel. Many towns and attractions popped up along the popular vacation route. However, as interstate highways bypassed these towns, they turned into ghost towns.

  • How to Spool Line on a Reel
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    How to Spool Line on a Reel

    8 years ago

    Fishing is a popular sport and hobby throughout the world.   For many thousands of years, fishermen were restricted to fishing very close to shore or close to their boats.  Then in 1667 came the brilliant invention called the fishing reel. ...

  • Thunderstorms - Why They Develop More in the Summer
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    Thunderstorms - Why They Develop More in the Summer

    8 years ago

    A typical thunderstorm. In the summer the air temperature heats up, driving many people to local lakes, rivers, pools and beaches to cool off.  After a fun day of water play, those people warily watch clouds build in the distance, then listen as...

  • The Types of Lightning
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    The Types of Lightning

    4 years ago

    As a child I remember a particularly stormy afternoon at summer camp.  We were racing away from the large stream where we had been cooling off when a huge (to my little mind at the time) bolt of lightning struck in the field beside us.  It was...

  • What is the Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Scale?
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    What is the Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Scale?

    8 years ago

    Hurricane Wilma (2005) was a Category Five hurricane for a brief time and the strongest hurricane ever recorded. In 1992 we moved to Homestead, Florida on a clear and beautiful Thursday after a headache of a closing. The house needed a lot of work...

  • The 9 Worst Hurricanes in History
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    The 9 Worst Hurricanes in History

    7 months ago

    From June to November hurricanes pose a potential risk to the eastern and Gulf Coast regions of the US, the Caribbean and Central America. The worst hurricanes in history have caused devastating loss of life and property.

  • Factors Affecting Replacement Cost of Windows
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    Factors Affecting Replacement Cost of Windows

    8 years ago

    Replacing your old or broken windows can cost a pretty penny but will save you money in the long run.   There are windows and then there are windows.  In this area of your home improvements, quality does count and you DO get what you pay for. ...

  • How to Increase Curb Appeal - Paint Your Foundation
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    How to Increase Curb Appeal - Paint Your Foundation

    13 months ago

    How do you increase your home's curb appeal? There are lots of ways, and one of the least expensive ways to increase curb appeal is by painting your home's foundation.

  • Monumental Moments In Belmont Stakes History
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    Monumental Moments In Belmont Stakes History

    8 years ago

    Call to the post. Belmont Park, a 430-acre race track facility in Elmont, New York, first opened in May 1905.  Continuous racing meets have opened here annually since then except for when the track was closed in 1963 for remodeling until 1968 when...

  • Cheese is Golden in California
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    Cheese is Golden in California

    8 years ago

    Photo by CW Beucheler   Going back several years now, Wisconsin has always been considered the cheese state.  The Green Bay Packers fans wear huge wedges of cheese on their heads at football games.  When you think US cheese, you think...

  • Beans, Beans, Good for the Heart... Yes, They Are!
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    Beans, Beans, Good for the Heart... Yes, They Are!

    8 years ago

    Beans really can be considered a magical food. Well, as magical as a food can get.  Beans have the highest antioxidants of any other food, they taste great, they’re low in calories and fat, and they fill you up.  They help fight cancer and heart...

  • Everything You Want to Know About Black Beans
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    Everything You Want to Know About Black Beans

    8 years ago

    Black beans, also known as turtle beans, have a long history has a dietary staple. Seven thousand years ago in what is today Peru in South America, Mesoamerican Indians discovered the nutritional qualities of beans, among them black beans.  Like...

  • 2010 Belmont Stakes Hopefuls
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    2010 Belmont Stakes Hopefuls

    8 years ago

    The 143rd running of the Belmont Stakes comes on Saturday, June 5, 2010.  The Belmont Stakes is the third and last leg of the Triple Crown, and the most demanding of the three races because of its 1-1/2 mile length.  With no potential for a Triple...

  • The Ultimate Guide to High Humidity Houseplants
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    The Ultimate Guide to High Humidity Houseplants

    7 months ago

    High humidity houseplants create a green and tropical flair in our homes. We love them in our living areas and especially in our bathroom where the inherent humidity might hurt other plants. This ultimate guide to high humidity houseplants is filled with tips and information to use in your own home.

  • The Economic Impact of the Gulf Oil Leak on Florida's Tourism
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    The Economic Impact of the Gulf Oil Leak on Florida's Tourism

    8 years ago

    Playing in the surf of Clearwater Beach near sunset. Photo by cvanthul. Tourism means business, huge business, in Florida.  Most often when people think of Florida, they think beaches, but tourism also extends away from the beaches into the...

  • 9 Beach Essentials You Need for a Day at the Beach
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    9 Beach Essentials You Need for a Day at the Beach

    6 months ago

    When planning a day at the beach, don't forget these nine beach essentials. These nine items are must-haves for a great day at the beach.

  • Tips For a Better Hotel Experience
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    Tips For a Better Hotel Experience

    8 years ago

    Photo courtesy of timsmith on sxc.hu Whether for business or pleasure, for a one-night stay or for a week-long vacation, hotels are basically the same.  Some are more expensive and more exclusive than others.  Some offer more perks or amenities...

  • How To Hold a Yard Sale... Or Maybe How Not To
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    How To Hold a Yard Sale... Or Maybe How Not To

    8 years ago

    Photo courtesy of hortongrou and sxc.hu We’re an hour into the yard sale and a few of things are becoming evident. I know people say they make a fortune at yard sales, and others swear by going to them to find bargains and sometimes even...

  • The Gulf Oil Spill
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    The Gulf Oil Spill

    8 years ago

    Aerial photo shows the oil slick in relation to Louisiana's bootheel. On April 20, 2010 the drilling platform on the Deepwater Horizon exploded, killing 11 workers and two days later sending the rig to a watery grave below 5,000 feet of water. The...

  • Great Patio Furniture - Why Wrought Iron May Be Right For You
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    Great Patio Furniture - Why Wrought Iron May Be Right For You

    8 years ago

    Photo courtesy Jason Weeks For thousands of years, iron has been used to make swords, nails and other hardware essential to building, hunting and warfare.  In Roman times, iron was used to make tables and racks similar to the modern baker’s...

  • Adirondack Chairs (aka Plank and Westport Chairs)
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    Adirondack Chairs (aka Plank and Westport Chairs)

    13 months ago

    Adirondack chairs complete the relaxing feel of a lakeside retreat. (Photo courtesy sxc.hu) The Adirondack Mountains rise out of the rolling hills of the northeastern United States to form a mountain range in northeastern New York.    Numerous...

  • How to Add Curb Appeal with Landscape Stones, Boulders, and Retaining Walls
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    How to Add Curb Appeal with Landscape Stones, Boulders, and Retaining Walls

    6 months ago

    One of the best ways to add curb appeal to your home is by landscaping with stones and boulders. Use landscape stones, boulders, and pavers for paths, walls, and focal points.

  • How to Maintain Concrete Patios, Driveways and Walkways
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    How to Maintain Concrete Patios, Driveways and Walkways

    13 months ago

    Maintaining concrete patios and walkways renders them beautiful for outdoor entertaining and living. (Photo courtesy sxc.hu) Patios create one of the great living spaces in our lives.  On a patio, parents sit back and watch their children play,...

  • How to Extend Your Concrete Patio With Pavers
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    How to Extend Your Concrete Patio With Pavers

    7 months ago

    Have a concrete patio but want a bigger outdoor space? These DIY steps show how to extend your concrete patios with pavers.

  • Philippe Park - For History, For Fun
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    Philippe Park - For History, For Fun

    7 years ago

    Philippe Park is a 122-acre park in Pinellas County, Florida. (Photo by cvanthul) When we checked the next day’s weather on Saturday, it called for rain, a real damper on our plans.  But the clouds pushed through overnight, and the day dawned...

  • 2010 Kentucky Derby Contenders
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    2010 Kentucky Derby Contenders

    8 years ago

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