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Yard chores vary in vigor, ability to burn off calories

Subscriber onlyGardening burns calories. How many? It depends on the gardener and the job at hand — or hand in muddy glove. Continue reading...

No apple, orange comparison done here

Subscriber onlyMetabolic Equivalent of Task — or MET — is a way of measuring how one activity compares to another in terms of how much energy it takes. Continue reading...

Ask the expert

Subscriber onlyAfter a long winter, I am ready to begin in earnest to clear out the clutter in my home so I can more easily do some spring cleaning. How and where should I begin? And what’s a good way to stay motivated? Continue reading...

Personal space

Subscriber onlyKaren Fetzer Where I live: I live in the Oaks neighborhood of Chenal in west Little Rock with my husband, Jerry, and Dausy, our 8-year-old chocolate Lab. Continue reading...

In the garden

Subscriber onlyQ The daffodil bulbs were planted after we bought them at a daffodil event last spring and planted at that time, as we were instructed. This year they came up but they look like strings and did not bloom. We have fertilized and have good drainage. Any suggestions? Continue reading...

Tools & toys

Subscriber onlyFreshCab What’s to love: A rodent repellent that uses scent to keep mice at bay. Continue reading...

Bamboo-zled

When voracious bamboo invades, experts mount an aggressive attack

Subscriber onlyNEWPORT NEWS, Va. — If there is an expert on runaway bamboo, it has to be Dorothy Geyer, a natural resource specialist with the Colonial National Historical Park in Virginia’s Yorktown and Jamestown. Continue reading...

ON CHRISTIANITY

DEAR REV. GRAHAM: My wife gets after me because she says I spend too much time at the gym. I admit I do go there every day for several hours or so after work, but God wants us to take care of our bodies, doesn’t He? — M.J. Continue reading...

State’s last family Velcro farmer turned out OK

Subscriber onlyDear Otus, I am your biggest fan. Seriously. We named our son Otus (Otey) and our daughter Kalaka (Kallie). Continue reading...

HOROSCOPES BY HOLIDAY

Subscriber onlyHappy birthday. You are important in the lives of friends, and they’ll demonstrate this over the next seven weeks. Continue reading...

CLICK & CLACK’S CAR TALK

Subscriber onlyDEAR TOM AND RAY: Since buying a Prius, I have become overly interested in gas mileage. The dashboard tells me I am regularly getting more than 50 mpg. But when I try to measure mileage the old-fashioned way (actually recording the amount of gas I put in the car and dividing by the number of miles I’ve driven), I come up with a figure about 3-4 mpg lower than what the dashboard claims. Continue reading...

Strawberries, by the yard or box

Subscriber onlySpring and summer taste even sweeter with homegrown strawberries fresh for the picking. Continue reading...

HELPFUL HINTS

DEAR HELOISE: “Heartbroken in Texas” broke my heart with her request that her older pets be euthanized after her death. While I don’t want to see her pets placed in a shelter to live out their lives, arranging for their comfort and care with family members or friends is preferable to ending what could be many more quality, happy years for those pets. Continue reading...

Super Quiz: Geography

Subscriber only1. Translate Rio de Janeiro. 2. The name of this Indian city is now commonly spelled as “Kolkata.” 3. Which U.S. state capital city has the largest population? 4. This large Canadian island was originally called Terra Nova. 5. The name of this, the fourth-largest island in the world, contains four A’s. Continue reading...

Squash, pumpkins ripe for mutating

Subscriber onlyIf you ever need a way to teach your children how babies are made, you could always start with fruits and flowers. Continue reading...

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