Growing Vegetables In The Home Garden (Part One)

SELECTING A SITE PREPARING THE SOIL CHOOSING GARDEN TOOLS ARRANGING THE GARDEN SELECTING SEED PLANTING THE GARDEN CARING FOR THE GARDEN   SELECTING A SITE A back yard or some other plot near your home in full sunlight is the most convenient spot for a home vegetable garden. However, poor drainage, shallow soil, and shade…

How to Grow Garlic | Choosing your Garlic

There are two main kinds of garlic. (Actually, there are three. The third kind, ‘elephant garlic’, Allium ampeloprasum, has absolutely enormous cloves, but has no garlic flavor worth mentioning.) The first is ‘Common garlic’, which is the usual white skinned supermarket type plus the silverskin types generally used for braiding and available at farmers markets;…

Clothes Dryer Fire Safety

The leading cause of home clothes dryer fires is failure to clean them. Help increase awareness about clothes dryer fires in your community with these messages and free materials. Clothes dryer fire safety tips Clothes dryer do’s Have your clothes dryer installed by a professional. Clean the lint filter before and after each load of…

April 22 Earth Day is an annual event, celebrated on April 22, on which day events worldwide are held to demonstrate support for environmental protection. It was first celebrated in 1970   April 22, 2015, marks the 45th anniversary of Earth Day ― a day intended to inspire awareness and appreciation for the Earth’s natural…

Your computer’s been hijacked by malware — how do you get it back? You can’t turn your computer on or off. It’s acting up, running slow, opening pages you didn’t click, displaying pop-ups constantly. There’s a good chance your computer’s been hacked or infected with a virus and needs your help. Stop shopping, banking, and…

Your email’s been hacked — what do you do? Your friends and family are getting e-mails from you that you didn’t send. Or maybe you want to check your e-mail, but wait, you can’t login. Sound familiar? Chances are your e-mail’s been hacked. Don’t panic. The situation can be fixed. Start by updating or installing…

AREA CODES for the UNITED STATES, CANADA and the CARIBBEAN

011 International Access 200 Service access code 201 New Jersey – NorthEast 202 District Of Columbia 203 Connecticut 204 Manitoba 205 Alabama – Birmingham/Central Alabama 206 Washington – Seattle 207 Maine 208 Idaho 209 California – Central 210 Texas – San Antonio 211 Coin Phone Refunds 212 New York – Manhattan 213 California – Los…

Cyberbullying is bullying or harassment that happens online. It can happen in an email, a text message, a game, or on a social networking site. It might involve spreading rumors or images posted on someone’s profile or passed around for others to see, or creating a group or page to make a person feel left…

Baby Safety Checklist

Watch your baby grow. Keep this growth chart by your changing table, crib or rocking chair. Use it often by marking and dating the measurements and reviewing the important safety tips. Bedroom Place your baby to sleep on his or her back on a firm, tightfitting mattress that fits well in a crib that meets…

Heart disease and stroke kill 1 in 3 women, according to the American Heart Association, but it’s 80 percent preventable. Make sure you’re doing everything you can to avoid heart disease by ordering these free publications to keep your heart healthy. You will: Discover the surprising signs of heart attack in women Understand the difference…

If you can’t access a retirement plan sponsored by your job or you lack other retirement savings options, you could be eligible for a MyRA account. MyRa is a new retirement savings plan backed by the U.S. Department of the Treasury. It’s an investment plan with: no risk of losing money no start-up costs or…

Every year, thousands of women are infected with HIV. Learn the facts. Teach the women in your family and community how to prevent and treat HIV. What is HIV? HIV is the virus that causes AIDS. A person with HIV is called HIV positive (HIV+). HIV makes it hard for your body to fight off…

The Night Before Christmas

The Night Before Christmas, (A Visit From St. Nicholas) ‘Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the house, Not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse; The stockings were hung by the chimney with care, In hopes that ST. NICHOLAS soon would be there; The children were nestled all snug in their beds, While…