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Last Update 2-18-18

Responsible Pet Care Leads to Healthier People
While pets can help make us healthier and happier, they can also sometimes spread germs that can make us sick.

Ice Safety Awareness Urged
NHF&G Conservation Officers would like to remind you to exercise caution when enjoying winter activities on or near the ice.

How Do You Select A Comfortable Dress in NH?
Any girl can look her best AND be comfortable with these few tips.

Americans spend $30 BILLION on Complementary Therapies
Where does it all go?

The Prouty: A NH Event To Be Proud Of
Stories of hope and help from this distinctly NH event.

Record Number of Americans Apply to #BeAnAstronaut at NASA
More than 18,300 people applied to join NASA's 2017 astronaut class.

Tips to Expedite Cross-Border Travelers During The Holiday Season
Here're the tips that only the pros know!

Technology Spinoffs
How developing NASA's cutting-edge autonomous robotic vehicles assisted the development of a gourmet coffee machine.

Want To Be An Astronaut?
NASA is hiring!

Lebanon Community Christmas Dinner
Where do you go, when it's Christmas, and you're all alone?

Teaching Vets Healthy Cooking Skills
VA Gourmet teaches vets confidence how to prepare good, simple, nutritious food.

Should Your Family Go Organic?
USDA tests show 99 percent of apple samples, 98 percent of peaches, and 97 percent of nectarines tested positive for at least one pesticide residue. We offer Organic Considerations 101.

Discouraging Spring Bear Visits
Everybody likes seeing bears, but few people enjoy having them in their back yard. Here's some concrete tips to lessen your home's attractiveness to bears.

USDA Announces 'FoodKeeper' App
The new application offers users valuable storage advice about more than 400 food and beverage items, including various types of baby food, dairy products and eggs, meat, poultry, produce, seafood, and more.

Preparing for a Winter Emergency
The recent 35 car pile-up in Ashland remind us that while frequently harsh, NH winters can sometimes be brutal and at other times deadly. Here's how to prepare!

Choosing the Right Skis
The choice of the right skis will depend on many factors, including your age and gender, location and your skiing ability.

Enjoy Some Old Classic Movies
If foul weather or plain old Yankee frugality tempt you to watch some public domain movies, here's some suggestions from Grace Woodham.

Photo Filing
If you have 1,000s of photos on your hard drive, and no filing system, help is on the way!

Laptop or Tablet - Which Should You Choose?
The market is filled with varied gadgets these days and it can be quite difficult for you to determine which one is right for you. How do you decide?

Teen Attitudes Toward Marijuana Soften
The percentage of high-schoolers who see great risk from being regular marijuana users has dropped dramatically in the past 10 years, according to this year's survey.

Distracted Drivers
At greatest risk are newly licensed teen drivers, who are substantially more likely than adults to be involved in a crash or near miss while multitasking according to researchers.

Should You Retire To A Motor Home?
Some people say yes, some say no. Read here if you would like to know why.

Magazines Your Children Will Enjoy
Sometimes getting children to read more can be as simple as purchasing a few magazine subscriptions.

Helping Friends Deal With Grief
Losing a family member or dealing with a broken relationship can be tough for someone you love. Here's what you can do to help.

How to Throw a GREAT Wedding Shower
Your best friend is getting married and you get to throw the wedding shower. Before you get in over your head, here's a hand.

Build Your Own Picnic Table
Things you need to consider and links to videos & building plans, etc.

Should You Consider Solar?
With energy costs rising, and rebates, incentives and tax credits temping you to switch, is now the time to go green?

Rekindling the Romance
Everything requires attention and maintenance, even love! Here are some tips that help you remedy a need before it becomes a problem.

Making Your Home Safe for Wheelchairs
Has time or misfortune required some changes at your house? Here's what you need to consider.

Temporary Tattoos May Put You at Risk
Summer activities, showing more flesh, often lead to temporary tattoos, but some people have adverse reactions necessitating medical attention. Here's how to protect yourself.

The Sandwich Generation
Tips for caring for elderly parents while rearing a family.

Old Time Radio
Step back in time to when your grandparents were kids gathering around the radio!

Effects Of America's Aging Population
Many older Americans are unprepared to afford the costs of long-term care in a nursing home, even as their population swells.

Teen Sexting In NH
What's Going On With Our Kids and What Parents Can Do!

Creating The Perfect Care Package
Parents and family members always want to send their students something while they're away at school but a lot of people don't know what to send. Get five helpful tips on what college students really want!

Apples: History, Science and High Technology
What's so complicated about apples? The science and history behind them might surprise you.

Getting Kids to Read
Tips for tearing children away from electronics and back to books!

When Johnny Needs A Tutor
Here's what you need to know!

Apps For Sizzling iPhone Photos
New Apps can help 'ho-hum' photos impress the pros!

11 Mistakes Parents Make With Teenagers
What Not To Do When Disciplining Teenagers.

Successful Yard Sale Tips
Is your home or space full of white elephants or items unused since the last moon landing? Here's some tips how to turn that old bread machine into dough.


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