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Minimalist trend takes aim at stress-causing clutter and pursues the Zen of simplicity

Subscriber onlyLove, success and juice cleanses can wait, apparently. Continue reading...

Personal Space

Subscriber onlyKeisha Pittman Where I live: East Rogers Occupation: Director of digital media at Fellowship Bible Church and blogger at bigpittstop.com. Continue reading...

IN THE GARDEN

Subscriber onlyQ We have something growing in our front yard, and it is spreading. It just started this summer, and we have no idea what it is. Right now, it is mostly around the part of the yard that is nearest the shrub bed. Can you tell what it is? And if so, how do we get rid of it? I'm afraid it is going to take over our whole yard if we don't get it stopped. We have a service that sprayed for weeds, but that didn't kill whatever this is. Continue reading...

BREAKING GROUND

Subscriber onlyTHIS MONTH Summer finally caught up to us in Arkansas and the heat is on. Humidity and high temperatures do not make for pleasant gardening, so work smart and work early in the day. Continue reading...

Tools and Toys

Subscriber onlyElectrolux PureOxygen Allergy 150 What's to love: A quiet air cleaner with HEPA filtration. Continue reading...

Annual hunt keeps prairie dogs from taking over

Subscriber onlyDear Otus, I'm new to Arkansas and just learned that we have a prairie dog hunting season. How can anybody shoot those adorable little critters? It'd be like hunting kittens! Continue reading...

Car Talk

Subscriber onlyDEAR CAR TALK: How much damage to the starter and other parts is done if you mistakenly try to start the car when it is already running? Continue reading...

Furniture makers race to finish line with striped fabric

Subscriber onlyUpholstery is getting racy. At the spring Furniture Market, vertical stripes commonly associated with classic speedsters made the jump from the racetrack to chairs and sofas. In contrasting textiles or tapes, the winning result is fabric-on-fabric vibrance. Continue reading...

Tips for decluttering

Subscriber onlySome tips from Marie Kondo's philosophy: Declutter category by category (clothes, books, papers), not room by room. Continue reading...

5 things that don't belong in the trash

Subscriber onlySo you've finally committed to decluttering and have even done the hard work of gathering everything that you no longer need or want. Here is a guide for safely getting rid of five perplexing items. Continue reading...

Helpful Hints

DEAR READERS: Summertime is usually spent outside enjoying fresh air, sunshine and nature. However, too much sun is not fun. Sunburn, long-term skin aging and damage. Skin cancer! Continue reading...

Horoscopes by Holiday

Subscriber onlyHappy birthday. Your cat nature shines this year, and you go into the first three weeks as a fierce hunter stalking a juicy goal, which you close in on in September. You have the freedom to carry out adventurous plans at the end of the year. You'll shift gears at the start of 2016, seeking different means of support. Continue reading...

On Christianity

DEAR REV. GRAHAM: I work in a nursing home, and it really saddens me to see the way some of our patients never hear from their families or have anyone visit them. It's almost as if their families just wanted to get rid of them. Why are some people so thoughtless? Continue reading...

Super Quiz: Fables

Subscriber only1. Slow and steady wins the race. Continue reading...

OK to break rules for wood furniture

Subscriber onlyBeautiful wood furniture is an essential ingredient of a well-decorated home. But for too long, the old rules of how to decorate with wood pieces have hampered our creativity when we are curating our living spaces. Here are three long-held maxims we can tell goodbye: Continue reading...

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