LEG DAY # 1: Squats

Prioritizing “compound” movements – exercises that engage the legs and other supporting muscle groups simultaneously – will produce the best...
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LEG DAY # 1: Squats

Our “Better Normal” Involves a Kayak

Is it just me or is the phrase “new normal” getting a little old? What about moving to a “better”...
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Our “Better Normal” Involves a Kayak

Portable Cuisine for Meals Outdoors

We’ve been cooped up for weeks, noses pressed against the proverbial glass, so the idea of getting out and experiencing...
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Portable Cuisine for Meals Outdoors

PERFECTLY PEAR MOCKTAIL

Ingredients: Ice, for shaking and serving 6 to 8 mint leaves, lightly muddled, plus several unbruised leaves for garnish 2...
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PERFECTLY PEAR MOCKTAIL

Fruity Homemade Ice Pops Beat Summer Heat

As temperatures climb this week and my household of kids — two sons and two visiting nieces — clamor for...
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Fruity Homemade Ice Pops Beat Summer Heat

Pandemic Has Boosted Our Love for the Tuna Melt

In the early stages of the pandemic, many of us went to our local grocers to stock up on shelf-stable...
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Pandemic Has Boosted Our Love for the Tuna Melt

No Shampoo for You?

Have you read the ingredients list on your shampoo bottle lately? Traditional hair care products seem more like chemical cocktails...
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No Shampoo for You?

LAVENDER LEMONADE

Combine two of summer's best flavors in this light and refreshing beverage.  Be sure to use organic or food-grade lavender flowers....
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LAVENDER LEMONADE

April 2020 Edition Out Now

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On the Farm & On the Trail

Get away on a farm stay
Trail etiquette with dogs
How does your garden grow?
Sharing space with wildlife
Out of the pool, into open water
How to Plank

June 2020 Edition Out Sun. 6/7

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Getting by on what you’ve got
Form and consistency show results
Father's Day gift dilemma? Pamper Dad with a foot massage
Food package dates don't indicate a deadline for consumption
How to choose the right cat food
Never ignore blood in urine

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Does father know best when it comes to his health?
Whether they’ll admit it or not, men need regular health screenings just as much as women do. Dr. Eric Webb, a general practitioner with
When decibels get dangerous
Long before he became an expert in hearing loss, Robert Folmer used to go hunting as a kid. “We would go hunting and shoot

Natural Alternatives

Most shampoos are full of ingredients you shouldn’t be putting on your scalp, but there are alternatives
Have you read the ingredients list on your shampoo bottle lately? Traditional hair care products seem more like chemical cocktails than the luscious elixirs
Finding help for hoarding behavior
We all have that special junk drawer or maybe an entire room that we use for those things that we just don’t know how

Healthy Aging

Fitness

Get a leg up: Use “compound” movements
Prioritizing “compound” movements – exercises that engage the legs and other supporting muscle groups simultaneously – will produce the best results, according to Andy Howell,
Beginner jump start If you haven’t jumped rope since your playground days, follow the steps below to give yourself a little refresher. Hold both
Exercise with household equipment
Starting a fitness routine can be hard, but we know that excuses don’t burn calories. Personal trainer Autumn Nelson of Superior Athletic Club in

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Pets

Pros and cons of raising backyard chickens
Like just about everything, raising chickens has its pros and cons. We asked a couple of local chicken owners, Andy Pyle of Ashland and
Making bath time for your dog effective and positive
When your pet needs a bath, it may seem easier to drop Toby off at the groomer’s and let a pro deal with the

Specials

Working farms are the latest trend in ‘working’ vacations
The best vacations for Annie Besser reward her family with plenty of time in nature. And because her kids are “real animal lovers,” a
Safely sharing space with wildlife
From bear cubs in the drugstore to cougars napping on sofas, some incidents in recent years around Southern Oregon remind us that wildlife is
It ain’t easy, but free classes can help
Any parent will tell you that raising a child can feel like the toughest job in the world. Add to that the challenges of

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