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How to Safely Eat Cantaloupe

Cantaloupes are the same as muskmelons (or musk melons, if you prefer). They are very high in nutrients and relatively low in sugar compared to some …

Nutrition

A Kingdom from Dust

On a summer day in the San Joaquin Valley, 101 in the shade, I merge onto Highway 99 past downtown Fresno and steer through the vibrations of heat. …

10 Old-Fashioned Plants and Flowers You Need in Your Garden

Fill your garden with these time-tested plants our grandparents all knew and loved.<p>My grandmother's garden was a riot of color, shapes and scents. She taught me to save seeds, pinch back spent blooms and love the big, luxurious peonies that spilled exuberantly onto her side porch. Those flowers now …

Why the Best Leaders Want Their Superstar Employees to Leave

When a stream of top performers go on to better things, it usually hastens the flow of more top talent into the company<p>Should bosses try to hold on to their star performers?<p>For most of corporate America, the question might seem like nonsense. Star performers are seen as so valuable that managers …

Employment

Top 50 Water-Wise Plants

Blanket flower<p>Blanket flower (<i>Gaillardia</i>) features gorgeous golden tips and requires moderate water.<p>Spanish lavender<p>Spanish lavender (<i>Lavandula</i> …

Marriage, Technology, and Emotional Infidelity - ensign

The institution of marriage has come under a great deal of scrutiny. Elder David A. Bednar of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles warned us more than a …

10 Houseplants for a fresher breath of air at home

With the amount of pollution witnessed through release of harmful pollutants from automobiles, factories, etc., some people are wanting to spend most …

Plants
Leadership

300 days of grazing

Mississippi State University Prairie Research Unit didn’t feed the 90 to 110 large round bales per week they usually do; this year they fed zero.<p>You …

In historic move, Gov. Jerry Brown expands overtime pay for California farmworkers

Gov. Jerry Brown signed historic legislation Monday that would gradually add hundreds of thousands of California farmworkers to the ranks of those who are paid overtime after eight hours on the job or 40 hours in a single week, closing out one of the year's most intense political battles in …

The Big Uneasy

What’s roiling the liberal-arts campus?<p>At Oberlin, it started in December, when the temperatures ran high, although the weeping willows and the yellow poplars that had flared in the fall were bare already. Problems had a tendency to escalate. There was, to name one thing, the food fight: students …

Higher Education

NYC to Fine Businesses That Don't Use Correct Gender Pronouns » Alex Jones' Infowars: There's a war on for your mind!

<b>Businesses in New York City face fines under a new law that makes it a violation of someone’s human rights not to use their preferred “gender</b> …

Silicon Valley struggles to pitch water-saving tech to farmers

Olivier Jerphagnon needed a customer. So he drove toward the farmland north of Fresno, with his marketing director by his side.<p>They came to convince farmers that PowWow Energy's Pump Monitor software can manage irrigation via smartphone. They spotted a prospect off the side of Highway 99: a work …

San Joaquin Valley

5 things I learned about raising boys (so far)

When I first learned that my husband and I would be parents to a little boy just over seven years ago, I smiled; I had somehow known all along I was carrying a boy, and we were ecstatic about it. Less than two years later, we welcomed our second boy; two years after that, our third. Having three …

Self-improvement

If it feels weird to have to force your kid to hug their relatives, there's a reason.

Lots of parents know this scenario.<p>The in-laws get in after long travels for the holidays, and the first thing they want when they walk in the door …

Parenting

Garlic: How To Plant, Grow, and Harvest

If there is one plant-it-and-forget-it vegetable for your garden, it’s garlic. Garlic (Allium sativum) is easy to grow, has a high success rate, …

Unpopular Plants Worth Growing

<b>Plants That Gardeners Hate</b><p>It is interesting that gardeners seem to hate plants that succeed too easily. Even if they are good, reliable ornamentals, …

Gardening

Early & Main Crop Potatoes: Are They worth Growing?

Potatoes: How to Grow the Best Potatoes Ever!<p>I know those with allotments and the real vegetable growing aficionados will throw up their hands in …

10 Great Plants For Dry Shade

<b>Recommended Plants For The Dry Shade Garden</b><p>Dry shade has to be the most challenging planting situation in any garden. Whether it’s in the …

Gardening

Do you have a high energy, challenging, persistent child?

Parenting Your Strong-Willed Child<p><b>Have a strong-willed child? You're lucky! Strong willed children can be a challenge when they’re young, but if</b> …

Why it’s good to have a strong-willed child, and why you should let up on them

“I will <i>not</i> cut my hair. Never. The answer is never, Mom, and the answer will always be never, so you should just stop asking me.” He said it without attitude, in a matter-of-fact way, as though he were simply reporting on the weather or time of day. At 6 years old, my second-born son, Oliver, has …

Parenting

SUSTAINABLE AGRICULTURE: Using the ‘Whole Plant’ Gaining Traction

The Nunes Company launched its Broccoleaf product more than a year ago as a way to utilize a part of the broccoli plant that was discarded. The item …

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Maryland

Now's the Time To End Tax Exemptions for Religious Institutions

Jacquelyn Martin—AP<p>Mladen Antonov—AFP/Getty Images<p>Jim Bourg—Reuters<p>Jim Lo Scalzo—EPA<p>Jacquelyn Martin—AP<p>Jim Bourg—Reuters<p>Mladen Antonov—AFP/Getty …

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