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Seen@ Northampton's 2018 'Not Your Typical Dog Show'
Portland girl with sickle cell anemia gets dream puppy through Make-A-Wish
Hero dog shot protecting Wash. teen during home invasion
Students are bringing their landscaping skills to the Colorado Garden and Home Show
Picasso masterpiece reveals lost painting, hidden details
You can do yoga surrounded by puppies in Oregon
In Defense of Using Your Phone on the Toilet
2018-04-12 18:01:29 Haslam is a professor of psychology at the University of Melbourne, Australia, and the author most recently of Psychology in the Bathroom The most famous toilet-reader in literature is surely Leopold Bloom, hero of James Joyce’s . After a slightly burnt fried kidney breakfast, Bloom heads to his outhouse where, “asquat on the cuckstool,” he relieves himself while perusing a story from a cheap magazine   Read More ...
Man creates cat ladder to second story so cat can avoid dog
2018-03-23 12:03:35 What they say about cats and dogs is true, in the case of Simba the cat & Zara the dog in Edinburgh, anyway.   Read More ...
A Cambridge condo living room blends mid-century style with a touch of Asian
2018-03-17 03:00:29 The owners of this three-bedroom condo, a biotech lawyer and a scientist, asked interior designer Sashya Thind Fernandes of Boston-based ID8 Design Studio to create a living room that would suit the way they live. “They read a lot and play games with their daughter,” Fernandes says. The wife “hosts book club parties here, and it’s where [the husband] practices the saxophone   Read More ...
Arizona builder seeks crowdsourced input on its home designs
2018-03-13 11:01:10 If you’ve ever wanted to experience what it’s like to be a professional interior designer, now’s your chance. Taylor Morrison Home, a Scottsdale, Ariz.-based national builder that develops houses under the Taylor Morrison and Darling Home brands, is offering consumers the chance to influence the designs of several model homes through its “myModel Home Project.” Participants can vote on design elements such as flooring, cabinets, paint colors, lighting fixtures, backsplashes and countertops for model homes in Dallas, Houston, Phoenix, Sacramento and the San Francisco Bay area   Read More ...
Britain’s fanciest dog show had just named its ‘best in show.’ Then PETA struck.
2018-03-12 13:47:06 It was Tease’s big moment. Four days of competition had winnowed the 21,000 contestants to six finalists on Sunday at the famed Crufts dog show in England. The Gremillet champagne was already laid out on the podium next to a silver cup as tall and filigreed as a wedding cake. With television cameras beaming the final moments across live television, the judge paced the floor in Birmingham, eyeing the contestants one last time, then threw a finger at Tease, a sleek two-and-a-half year old whippet   Read More ...
FEMA offers tips for rebuilding after Harvey at home improvement stores
2018-03-12 13:45:35 The Federal Emergency Management Agency has teamed up with area home improvement stores to provide information and tips to help with recovery efforts after Hurricane Harvey. FEMA mitigation specialists will offer information on how to prevent or reduce damage from future disasters when rebuilding. Recovery topics covered include flood insurance, elevating utilities and rebuilding flooded homes. Representatives will be the following locations, March 12-17: McCoy's Building Supply, 675 FM 517, Alvin; Lowe's, 1655 W   Read More ...
This terrier’s life includes preening for dog shows and comforting the dying
2018-03-11 04:03:29 Gladys Swope was having a down day Thursday — until The Dude showed up. Swope is 105 and she was getting over a nasty cold at her Des Moines apartment. Her chin was in the down position. When The Dude, an almost 2-year-old Norwich terrier therapy dog trotted into the room, Swope perked up. “He’s a sweet little guy,” Swope said after The Dude, who also goes by the name Dewey, hopped into the lap of his handler, Becca Parkins   Read More ...
At home: Town home features bluff views of the Mississippi
2018-03-10 16:09:05 From the moment owner Sally Lee stepped into what would become her new home, she was hooked. “The view was phenomenal. I immediately knew this was the house for us.” The owners’ beautiful town house is located in Mississippi Bluffs, a gated community off South Broadway. It offers breathtaking panoramic views of the mighty Mississippi. Leaving their century-old home in the DeMun Historic District, Sally and her partner, Val Guelker, moved into this newly customized home in 2016   Read More ...
Fargo's community gardens earn national recognition
2018-03-10 15:31:00 It's the quantity of vegetables raised by gardeners in the Growing Together Community Gardens of Fargo-Moorhead last year. And we can all be part of the action. This unique model of shared gardening, conceived right here in our community, has caught the national eye. In fact, program director Jack Wood will receive the National Council of Garden Clubs' prestigious Award of Excellence at their National Convention in Philadelphia   Read More ...
Fargo's community gardens earn national recognition and how you can still get involved this year
2018-03-10 15:03:36 It's the quantity of vegetables raised by gardeners in the Growing Together Community Gardens of Fargo-Moorhead last year. And we can all be part of the action. This unique model of shared gardening, conceived right here in our community, has caught the national eye. In fact, Program Director Jack Wood will receive the National Council of Garden Clubs' prestigious Award of Excellence at their National Convention in Philadelphia   Read More ...
Spring 2018 decor: A happy and relaxed refuge at home
2018-03-10 12:59:54 The biggest trend in decor may be that there isn't a big seasonal shift in style any more. In an era of democratic design, there's a relaxed approach to home decorating that has put the notion of "in" or "out" on a back burner. We can decorate our homes more freely. There are furnishings, palettes and materials in the spotlight, to be sure   Read More ...
2 men charged with stealing more than $100K in products from home improvement stores
2018-03-10 04:00:42 Two Brockton men who police say were involved in a home improvement store theft ring, allegedly stealing more than $100,000 in merchandise from retailers for resale, were arraigned in Milford District Court on Thursday. Paul Licciardi, 49, and Shawn Monteiro, 46, both of Brockton, pleaded not guilty to charges of larceny of more than $250, organized retail crime involving serial theft, being part of a criminal enterprise, and conspiracy, Worcester district attorney’s office spokesman Tim Connolly said   Read More ...
NC pug won top ‘Toy’ at Westminster Dog Show because of a family tragedy. Here’s how
2018-03-09 14:10:05 She started crying while talking on the telephone, as she spoke about her dog. Because, sometimes winning is hard. Carolyn Koch, of Chapel Hill, is the owner of the pug, Biggie, who won the Toy Group at the 142’nd annual Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show earlier this month. And with his victory, Biggie won fame across the Western Hemisphere’s dog breeding and showing world, and now his name is also known by thousands of new fans who watched this year’s telecast on Fox Sports – live from Madison Square Garden   Read More ...
Myrtle Beach dog that comforts Vietnam vet owner a national ‘Hero Dog’ nominee
2018-03-07 06:04:29 MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF) – A local Vietnam veteran counts his dog, Lucy, as a lifesaver when it comes to helping him deal with his severe case of post-traumatic stress disorder. Now, Lucy is a nominee for the American Humane Hero Dog Awards. Lucy’s owner is Brion Smith. He said he got her from Canine Angels. According to a post on the Hero Dog Awards’ website, Lucy will pick up items Smith might drop, such as car keys, and, most importantly, be there for him when he’s having flashbacks   Read More ...
Scratch from Pet Dog on Woman's Hand Leads to Rare Infection, Hip Replacement Surgery
2018-03-06 23:05:22 It has happened to all pet owners at some point, with even the most gentle of pets. A typical scratch from a dog on a U.K. woman’s hand resulted in massive, mysterious pain and eventually, surgery. As first published in the medical journal BMJ Case Reports on Feb. 27, an anonymous 66-year-old female dog owner told doctors about a seemingly inexplicable and intense pain in her groin and hip region   Read More ...
Stocks waver as tech firms rise; household goods makers slip
2018-03-06 18:41:26 NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks continue to wobble and major indexes are mixed at midday Tuesday as household goods makers and health care companies fall while technology companies rise. Investors continue to look for hints about how the Trump administration's recently-announced tariffs will affect international trade. Asian stock indexes jumped after the North Korean government said it was open to talks with the U   Read More ...
‘Home Improvement’ Revival: Tim Allen Says He’s ‘Very Interested’ Bringing The Series Back
2018-03-06 14:44:25 Will fans finally see the return of Tim "The Tool Man" Taylor? Is a Home Improvement revival on the way? Actor Tim Allen recently revealed his thoughts on getting the stars of his beloved former sitcom back together to do brand new episodes, and fans are already freaking out over the possibility of the show coming back. According to a March 5 report by Entertainment Tonight, Tim Allen revealed that he would love to get the old gang back together for a Home Improvement revival   Read More ...
Pet food recalled after kitten death - | WBTV Charlotte
2018-03-05 23:04:52 (RNN) – A Georgia-based pet food company has recalled one of its products after salmonella in it possibly killed a kitten. Blue Ridge Beef of Eatonton, GA, recalled its “Kitten Grind” raw pet food after customers filed complaints with the Food and Drug Administration about two kitten deaths. The FDA confirmed one of those kittens died from salmonella septicemia, blood poisoning caused by the bacterium salmonella   Read More ...
Wisconsin high court rules landscaper can be liable in death
2018-03-05 21:42:54 MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The Wisconsin Supreme Court has ruled a landscaping company can be held liable in the 2012 death of a teacher who was fatally struck by a falling tree branch while walking around a southeast Wisconsin lake. Conference Point Center, a faith-based youth camp and conference center in Lake Geneva, hired Creekside Tree Service to trim and remove trees from the property, the Janesville Gazette reported   Read More ...
Crews Rescue Pet Turtle From South Windsor House Fire
2018-03-04 17:41:23 South Windsor firefighters rescued a pet turtle during a house fire on Greenfield Lane Saturday. Fire officials said crews responded to 74 Greenfield Lane around 5:20 p.m. Saturday after a neighbor called 911. No one was home at the time of the fire, but firefighters did rescue a pet turtle. No injuries were reported. The two people who live in the home are displaced   Read More ...
Illinois state fairgrounds community garden to open in March
2018-03-04 16:08:42 SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — The state of Illinois is looking for gardeners interested in planting at the Illinois State Fair Grandstand race track's community garden this season. The Illinois Department of Agriculture says there are 200 garden plots available at the Springfield site, including 100 for organic gardening and 100 for non-organic gardening. Plots cost $20. The Agriculture department will supply water, tools and compost for free   Read More ...
Seen@ Northampton's 2018 'Not Your Typical Dog Show'
2018-03-04 05:00:21 NORTHAMPTON - If you expected something along the lines of the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show Saturday when VINS staged its 13th annual dog show in the high school gymnasium, the show organizers had some news for you: You were barking up the wrong tree. VINS - Volunteers in Northampton Schools - says its canine production is "Not Your Typical Dog Show   Read More ...
4 must have space savers for tiny kitchens
2018-03-02 12:51:58 Kitchens are one of the most frequented spaces in the house, but a tiny kitchen may have you reaching for the takeout menu more often than you’d like. These smart space savers will help you clear off your counters, keep your cabinets organized, and make the most of a small kitchen. 1) Spice Up Your Kitchen Spices take up precious countertop and cabinet space in your kitchen, but you don’t need to sacrifice flavor for space   Read More ...
New Hampshire police: Intoxicated driver crashed into living room, injured woman
2018-03-02 01:09:55 NORTHFIELD, N.H. (AP) — Police say a car slammed through the living room of a Northfield home, injuring a woman who was found stuck in a chair. WMUR-TV reports that the incident happened around 9 p.m. Wednesday. The 51-year-old woman was taken to the hospital and treated for minor injuries. The driver was charged with driving while intoxicated. Officials say the house has been shored up but won’t be inhabitable until repairs are made   Read More ...
Throw an Award-Worthy Oscars Party with These 5 Super-Simple Decorating Ideas
2018-03-01 23:04:07 And the Oscar for best viewing party goes to…you! Melissa Andre has risen to event designer fame planning parties for celebs like Drake and The Weeknd. Although her usual clientele require stunning tablescapes, fancy foods and entertainment worthy of Hollywood’s A-listers, she also has a knack for putting together a low-key get together that’s still super Insta-worthy. With the Oscars airing this Sunday, March 4, Andre is sharing some of her favorite (and easiest) ideas for throwing together an award-winning soiree for the show that doesn’t take too much time — or money   Read More ...
On Gardening: Abelias have moved to the must have plant category
2018-03-01 16:17:30 Never did I think I would see the day that abelias were making my list of must-have plants. I wrote about some of the new abelias in the spring of 2014, and now four years later, they are real performers. At the Coastal Georgia Botanical Gardens we got Kaleidoscope, and Miss Lemon for evaluating and trial purposes from the Southern Living Plant Collection   Read More ...
Woman injured when car slams into living room
2018-03-01 15:12:42 NORTHFIELD, N.H. (AP) — Police say a car slammed through the living room of a Northfield home, injuring a woman who was found stuck in chair. WMUR-TV reports that the incident happened around 9 p.m. Wednesday. The 51-year-old woman was taken to the hospital and treated for minor injuries. The driver was charged with driving while intoxicated. Officials say the house has been shored up but won't be inhabitable until repairs are made   Read More ...
2 Puppies Evade Capture On Arizona Interstate
2018-03-01 15:10:29 The two stray terriers ran amuck for about an hour in North Phoenix Wednesday, Jason DeRusha reports ( 0:58). WCCO This Morning - March 1, 2018.   Read More ...
Stoneman Douglas reopens. On Sandy Hook's first day back, a pet turtle was the key to healing
2018-02-28 18:18:25 A turtle was an integral part of Sandy Hook Elementary's routine. It was a standard issue turtle named Shelley. A red-eared slider with a mottled shell the color of a catcher's mitt. Yellow belly. Scaled flippers. Red marks on his head like racing stripes. Shelley was donated to Sandy Hook about a decade before the shooting, according to the Newtown Bee   Read More ...
Stoneman Douglas reopens. On Sandy Hook’s first day back, a pet turtle was a key to healing.
2018-02-28 17:47:37 A turtle was an integral part of the routine at Sandy Hook Elementary School. It was a standard-issue turtle named Shelley. A red-eared slider with a mottled shell the color of a catcher’s mitt. Yellow belly. Scaled flippers. Red marks on his head like racing stripes. Shelley was donated to Sandy Hook about a decade before the massacre there, according to the Newtown Bee   Read More ...
Elderly man dies in house fire; brother, blind sister saved
2018-02-28 16:46:11 EDISON, N.J. (AP) — Authorities say a fast-moving house fire claimed the life of an elderly man, but his brother and blind sister were rescued by the victim's adult son. The Edison home was destroyed by the fire that broke out around 5 a.m. Wednesday. It apparently started in the basement where the two older men lived, but a cause hasn't been determined   Read More ...
White roses, hundreds of police as Florida shooting school reopens
2018-02-28 16:11:43 PARKLAND, Fla. (Reuters) - Students returned to Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School on Wednesday, bearing white roses and wearing white ribbons to commemorate the 17 people killed there two weeks ago in the second deadliest public school shooting in U.S. history. The mood was subdued as roughly 3,000 teenagers walked past hundreds of uniformed police officers to resume classes at the school in the Fort Lauderdale suburb of Parkland   Read More ...
New Technology Allows Pet Owners To Clone Their Furry Friends
2018-02-28 01:17:05 Imagine never having to say goodbye to your childhood pet. Barbra Streisand's dog is living on through clones. CBS2's Valerie Castro has more.   Read More ...
State officials eye improved landscaping for new ND governor's residence
2018-02-28 01:05:42 But the state's facility management director said Monday, Feb. 26, the landscape architecture firm was involved with the residence project long before Burgum took office in 2016. John Boyle, the facility management director, signed a contract late last month with Land Elements to provide designs and cost estimates. Land Elements is led by Mike Allmendinger, who is also the president of Kilbourne Group, a separate firm Burgum founded that's known for redeveloping downtown Fargo buildings   Read More ...
Hero Dog Who Was Shot Three Times While Defending Washington Teen is Back Home
2018-02-27 22:20:45 RENTON, Wash. - Rex, the dog being hailed a hero, was finally back home safe Sunday after a successful surgery. Rex was shot three times while protecting a teen during a traumatic home invasion robbery in Des Moines, Washington, last Wednesday. The German shepherd underwent surgery to repair his broken tibia on his left hind leg. He is expected to make a full recovery   Read More ...
Hero dog who was shot three times while defending teen is back home
2018-02-27 22:10:32 RENTON, Wash. - Rex, the dog being hailed a hero, was finally back home safe Sunday after a successful surgery. Rex was shot three times while protecting a teen during a traumatic home invasion robbery in Des Moines last Wednesday. The German shepherd underwent surgery to repair his broken tibia on his left hind leg. He is expected to make a full recovery   Read More ...
Hero dog who was shot three times while defending teen is back home
2018-02-27 18:43:00 RENTON, Wash. - Rex, the dog being hailed a hero, was finally back home safe Sunday after a successful surgery. Rex was shot three times while protecting a teen during a traumatic home invasion robbery in Des Moines last Wednesday. The German shepherd underwent surgery to repair his broken tibia on his left hind leg. He is expected to make a full recovery   Read More ...
Hero Dog Who Saved Teen Goes Home After Successful Surgery
2018-02-27 07:37:01 CBS Local — A heroic dog in Washington state, who fought off armed burglars to save his 16-year-old owner, finally got to go home after recovering from surgery. Rex, a 2-year-old German Shepherd, was beaten and shot at least three times while fighting two suspects inside his Des Moines home on Feb. 21. “I could hear them getting closer and closer through the creak in the floor Then one of the guys screamed, ‘Get the dog, the dog bit me, the dog bit me!'” Javier Mercado said, via CBS News   Read More ...
DIY toxin-free household and beauty products
2018-02-26 23:01:07 SAN DIEGO (NEWS 8) — When you get ready in the morning do you read the label on your shampoo, makeup or your toothpaste? If you did, you may be surprised to see toxic ingredients listed. Wellness educator, Megan Carter and owner of Love Shack, Shauna Aguirre visited Morning Extra to share how to make your own toxin-free personal hygiene products   Read More ...
Rex the 'hero dog' goes home after successful surgery
2018-02-26 17:22:30 A German Shepherd named Rex was shot protecting his home and teenage owner from intruders in Des Moines on February 21. The hero dog underwent surgery and was released from the hospital on Sunday afternoon. Rex emerged from BluePearl Veterinary Partners wearing a cone and walking with the teenage owner he protected during the home invasion last Wednesday. "He's walking fine   Read More ...