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10 Dividend Growth Stocks For March 2017

Every month, I rank a selection of the CCC dividend growth stocks and present the top 10 ranked stocks as candidates for further research.<p>To …

Investing

If pulling weeds makes you want to pull your hair out, there’s a simple solution

The “O” word in gardening has long been “organic,” but this year it might be “occultation.” You might well ask what that means and what it has to do with the garden — or the occult.<p>The word “occult,” which can be used as a noun, an adjective or a verb, signifies something hidden, concealed from …

Gardening

22 Irish Bread Recipes to Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day

For some people, St. Patrick’s Day is all about the beverages, whether it’s a Guinness cocktail or a healthy-<i>ish</i> green drink. But the rest of us know that the best part of celebrating Irish culture is the food. You can opt for cutesy St. Patrick’s Day recipes, sure, but the tastiest Irish food is …

Breakfast

This Is a 7-Minute Yoga Routine That Will Actually Relax You

It sucks when office anxiety spills over into time you want to spend relaxing. In an attempt to combat post-work stress, I tried this quick yoga …

Yoga

This cat seriously loves hearing its human play the piano

Even if you sign up to clothe, house, feed, protect and love on a cat for all of its days, there’s only so much taming they’ll stand for. However, …

A Himalayan salt cooking block for 82 percent off? I'd buy it.

It's $11.<p>Before you get all salty, hear us out. Grilling or searing meats, fish, or vegetables on a slab of Himalayan salt supposedly makes for a more even cook—and, of course, a bit of extra flavor. The block’s crystalline structure has low porosity, which means the slab can stand up to extreme …

Cooking

This man is cloning old-growth redwoods and planting them in safe places (video)

<b>David Milarch is on a quest to save California's coast redwoods, some of the world's oldest and largest living things; he may be saving the planet</b> …

I'm Hopelessly Addicted to Magnetic False Lashes (and Never Turning Back)

Guys, we need to have a talk about magnetic lash extensions. And by "a talk," I mean that I need to tell you how they're a f*cking godsend. I use them most times I wear makeup; basically, if you see me post a selfie anywhere, I'm probably wearing a pair of my magnetic falsies. I keep a pack of the …

Creating a Lush Garden on a Modest Budget Just Got Easier

We dream of a day when every piece of produce we could ever desire is in our very own backyard. Getting there, however, takes time and one other key …

Historic 'Book of Negroes' added to N.S. open data portal

The register is described as the single most important document relating to the immigration of African Americans to Nova Scotia<p>HALIFAX – The image on …

Black History

Food Puzzles for Cats Helps You Find and Build Kitty Brainteasers

Cats who work for their food seem to be happier and healthier, so stuffing food into a toy isn’t just a hobby for you. It’s a way to reduce your …

Pets

4 DIY Potting Soil Recipes To Make Any Plant Thrive

One size doesn't fit all! Make these quality mixes at home and watch your veggies, flowers, and fruits shine.<p>Want superior succulents, <b>tons of …

Gardening

NASA releases first results from 'Year In Space' twin study

The first results from NASA’s Year in Space brothers are in, and show glimpses of how stressful a trip to Mars could be for the human body.<p>Astronaut …

The trick to getting even more delicious fruit from your garden

It may be the season for cold and rain, but this is the perfect time for grafting different varieties onto your deciduous fruit trees.<p>The Foothill chapter of the California Rare Fruit Growers is having its annual Scion Exchange event Feb. 4 at the Arboretum in Arcadia.<p>Free with Arboretum admission …

Hardscaping 101: Pony Walls

A pony wall is a half-height wall in a garden. The term dates to the days when it was necessary to build a barrier high enough to keep livestock from …

Gardening 101: Pole Beans

Pole Beans, <i>Phaseolus vulgaris:</i> “The Beanstalk”<p>Pole beans are simply a vining cultivar of edible beans. Both bush and pole beans have several options …

This new Periodic Table shows the astounding origins of every atom in your body

In the first episode of his famous TV series about space, "Cosmos: A Personal Voyage," the late astronomer Carl Sagan wastes no time dramatically setting the stage.<p>"The surface of the Earth is the shore of the cosmic ocean," Sagan says. "Some part of our being knows this is where we came from. We …

Universe

18 One-Pot Chicken and Rice Dishes for an All-in-One Meal

When it comes to making dinner, you’d traditionally have a protein, a starch and vegetables all on one plate. That also means you’re going to have *loads* of dishes to do, and that’s just <i>not</i> going to fly for a regular ol’ weeknight meal. There are plenty of one-pot dishes that can be made in a cast …

Cooking

How To Build a Solar Water Heating Systems Have a Good Economic Payoff

Solar water heating systems have a good economic payoff, and are manageable systems to install or build as a DIY project. Some of the solar water …

Power Tools

These Dinosaur Feathers Trapped in Amber Are Ridiculously Cool

Scientists have discovered a dinosaur tail with its feathers still intact trapped inside a piece of amber. It’s absolutely incredible.<p>These aren’t …

Paleontology

Create Small Fruit Trees with This Pruning Method - Organic Gardening

Many fruit trees — including semidwarf varieties — can easily grow to 15 feet and taller. Anyone who has tried to manage one of these large trees in …

The winter soup that’s dreamy, creamy and healthful. (How often does that happen?)

This soup is a dream come true — if, like me, you dream about things like soup. It has all the attributes that made a warm bowl of broccoli cheddar soup a comfort food classic in the first place: a rich, velvety texture; a belly-filling quality that oozes melted cheese; and a home-style, unfussy …

Low Fat

Gardens: boost your garlic

If you’ve never grown it before, you’re in for a treat, and now’s the time to start<p>If there is one ingredient I just couldn’t live without, it would be garlic. From its ridiculous versatility to its widely researched health benefits, garlic even acts as a natural flavour enhancer, adding a rich …

Gardening

Grow your own strawberries

About strawberries<p>Strawberries can be grown in a wide range of soils, from light sand to heavy clay. However, waterlogging will cause the fruits to become diseased and the plant to rot. The ideal soil is well-drained and rich in humus. They prefer to be planted in full sun, out of the wind.<p>Plants …

Gardening

6 Things You Need To Know Before You Plant Broccoli This Fall

Enjoy the most tender and flavorful broccoli you've ever eaten with these tips.<p>The secret to the best-tasting broccoli is in the seasoning—not the …

How to Prune an Apple Tree - Organic Gardening

"You don't have to be a graduate tree surgeon to improve the appearance, yield, and general health of an apple tree," says Richard Korst of Samuels, …

Gardening

How to keep your raspberries running

Alys Fowler on how to tame the fruit that likes to move around your garden – and which varieties to choose<p>I have a huge hole in my garden. It’s my fault it’s there. I decided there were too many raspberries and, after what I thought was a judicious edit, I found I’d left a gap. Having pressed …

Gardening

A Crop-by-Crop Guide to Growing Organic Vegetables and Fruits: Our Complete ‘Crop at a Glance’ Collection - Organic Gardening

Growing artichokes as annuals that bear edible buds their first season requires an early start, but properly handled artichoke plants will prosper in …

Tips for growing squash

<b>Tips for growing squash, Place the seeds AROUND the pot. When you water, you water inthe pot so the water comes out of the drain holes around the</b> …