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Forest bathing – Shinrin-yoku – is a top trend for healthy living. The idea is to immerse one’s self in nature to awaken all five senses. Studies show that spending time in nature reduces stress and increases well-being. It’s actually the cornerstone of preventive health care and natural healing in Japanese medicine. And it’s the […]

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Winter Berry Plants to Feed Our Local Birds

If you are one of the lucky ones, you only go as far as your garden to snip holly berries for your indoor holiday decorations. When the holidays are gone, those same berries, and the birds they attract, are decorating your outside world. They always were, but now we have more time to enjoy them! Our […]

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A Quick Guide to Bird Seed Types

If you don’t have hollly berries to feed the birds, you can turn to seeds. Here’s a quick guide to seed types. Sunflower There are two kinds of sunflower—black oil and striped. Black oil seeds have very thin shells, easy for virtually all seed-eating birds to crack open, and the kernels have a high fat […]

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Homeownership is a Shared Value across Party Lines

The national homeownership rate is at its highest level since 2014, and a full percentage point above the historical low set in the second quarter of 2016

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