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Kitchen trends and innovations for 2017
Americans briefly scaled back the scope of home renovation projects after the recession began nearly a decade ago, says interior designer and “HGTV Design Star” judge Vern Yip. But even during the peak of that focus on smaller, more sustainable living, the size and complexity of kitchen designs ...
By Melissa Rayworth The Associated Press FULL STORY
 
Why, what and where to compost? A look at the basics
Here’s a riddle: What will weed, feed and water your garden, and take care of your garbage? “Ideal teenager” is not the answer. It’s compost! Compost is hard to define. In some sense, the apple core I tossed on the ground a month ago is on its way to becoming a compost of some sort. But c...
By Lee Reich Associated Press FULL STORY
Saddle up in style on new rocking horses
The rocking horse, offspring of the hobby horse, seems to have appeared first in the early 17th century. Not much more than a log with board sides, it may have been inspired by the cradle, according to Alec Kinane of Legends Rocking Horses in Buckinghamshire, England. “The horse on bow rockers th...
By Kim Cook The Associated Press FULL STORY
 
This day in history
In 1765, Eli Whitney, inventor of the cotton gin, was born in Westborough, Massachusetts. In 1854, Pope Pius IX proclaimed the Catholic dogma of the Immaculate Conception, which holds that Mary, the mother of Jesus, was free of original sin from the moment of her own conception. In 1863, President...
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