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FAMILY FEATURES On the sweetest day of the year, a day full of flowers, love and sweets, Valentine’s Day is the ultimate opportunity to try a different dessert meant for two. … more
The cold weather has certainly arrived and with it comes an increased risk of cold-related injury. While it is important to keep in mind that cold-related injury can occur in just about any month of … more
Whether it’s in your lower back, your neck, or anywhere between, if a spine issue is causing you pain, you’re not alone. Back pain affects four out of five Americans in their lifetime, … more
Family Features A home’s exterior is often the first thing guests or potential buyers see, meaning its curb appeal can have a significant impact on making a good first impression. Whether … more
Buying your first home can be exciting, terrifying, and thrilling – often all at once! The numerous decisions and unfamiliar terms that come with the process, such as interest rates, mortgage … more
Credit card debt could be compromising the financial security and well-being of millions of individuals. According to the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, Americans’ total credit card balance … more
Mental health-related disorders consist of many different symptoms, signs, and treatment options. It can be difficult to talk about uncomfortable emotions, thoughts, or behaviors at any age , … more
Whether you are thinking of selling your home during or after the holidays, or planning to stay in your home forever, home decorating during the holidays can be stressful. As an interior designer, … more
The holiday season, a time traditionally associated with joy, warmth, and togetherness, can become a touching reminder of the fact that loved ones are declining, and this may be the last holiday we … more
Homeowners recognize that their work is never done. Homes require maintenance that runs the gamut from daily tasks like cleaning kitchen countertops to more significant undertakings like replacing … more
Accidents happen. While even the most cautious individuals are not immune to accidents, that doesn’t mean it’s not in everyone’s best interest to do everything they can to reduce … more
The desire to age in place is one I hear often from my clients. And it’s a smart idea. It reflects a growing awareness of the desire to tailor our living spaces to support our evolving needs as … more
A rise in the cost of living has presented challenges to millions of households across the globe. As the cost of everything from food to natural gas to fuel for vehicles has risen, many people have … more
Annual flu shots may not be a tradition many people look forward to, but such vaccinations are highly effective at reducing the risk of influenza-related illness. The Centers for Disease Control and … more
No matter how you like to move – riding your bike, kneeling in your garden, chasing after your grandchildren – living a life in motion is important to all of us. That’s why the … more
The two most important plans for a great retirement are a robust 401k and robust accrued health. You don’t want to be arthritic and bed-bound when you retire; you want to travel the world with … more
With the median selling price of a single-family home in Rhode Island currently at $450,000, now may be the perfect time for you to sell your home.  But the question we often hear from people … more
METRO Home renovation projects can pay numerous dividends. Renovations can have a positive effect on resale value, make homes more livable for residents and, in some ways, make homes more … more
When Tim Perry gets home from his IT job he turns on the TV, but he doesn’t watch it. Rather, he takes out an Exacto knife with its razor sharp blade and begins carving a pumpkin. These … more
Young adults newly introduced to the professional arena may not immediately be thinking of the future when their careers will come to a close. Retirement may seem like a distant goal when it’s … more
Where does the word “midwife” originate? Middle English, meaning “with women,” or someone who assists in childbirth. What is the historical context of midwives? … more
Most of Steve Sperry’s pumpkins weigh a ton — at least. These squash could squash most humans — they’re potentially murderous monstrous melons. “Giant pumpkins are … more
The proprietor’s a tween but her business is an infant heading toward toddlerhood. “Some parts are easy and some parts are hard,” Penelope Santos said after mixing a fresh … more
You can have Summer in your home all year long! Yes, her name is Summer and she truly brings the sunshine! This beauty is just over a year old and is a medium sized mixed breed. Her soft coat is … more
Reporter’s Note: Unable to write the first line of this feature, I took the story subject’s advice, and took a walk. “Walking’s a great way to clear your mind,” … more
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