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Christmas or Thanksgiving Cactus

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Settling the seasonal cacti dilemma, how do you tell the difference between Christmas and Thanksgiving cactus? Both are species of schlumbergera, named after Frederick...

Why do I get these Pesky, Painful Cold Sores?

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Colds and flu are an unfortunate part of this otherwise festive season.  Frequently, with colds and flu come “cold sores”, so named because they...

Finding Balance

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The human body is always striving for balance.  Internally, it operates efficiently when things are in balance.  If things should be a little off,...

Albert’s Corner

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For years, scholars have debated about whether animals are capable of recalling the past and/or planning for the future. There is additional debate about...

Gift Ideas, 2015 – Sincerely me

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Happy, happy holidays to you and yours!  Gift giving should always come with meaning and love.  Shopping is an art which I mastered while...

Megan and Anakin – A girl and their dogs

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“I am the Equine Activities and Therapy Manager at the Rainbow Therapeutic Riding Center in Haymarket, Virginia and Anakin, my seven-year-old golden retriever, is...

How to manage your budget? – Ask a Remodeler

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When you ask folks considering a remodeling project what they fear most, one of the most common concerns is the project coming in “over...

You as an Algorithm – iMed

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If something can’t be measured, it doesn’t exist.  That’s why Haverhill, MA physician Dr. Duncan MacDougall in 1907 put especially sensitive scales beneath the...

The Artist’s Perspective

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I was recently reminded that it has been 20 years since the National Gallery of Art hosted the first ever Johannes Vermeer retrospective. Featuring...

Poinsettia, the Back Story – The Plant Lady

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The poinsettia has long been a symbolic plant of the Christmas season. A native of Mexico, where it is known as “flor de noche...
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