Before reaching for a rolled-up paper the next time an eight-legged visitor is crawling on the wall of your home, take a closer look. That little bugger has beauty well beyond its capabilities to creep.
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One of the benefits of living in Southern Nevada is not having to worry about seasonal affective disorder, a type of depression related to changes in seasons. Symptoms are most common in areas that experience fewer sunny days, usually starting in the fall and continuing into winter. Treatment for the “winter blues” may include phototherapy, psychotherapy and medications.
Dear Gail: We just moved into a new house and we’re really stuck as where to start on the decorating. When we moved we decided not to take anything with us since what we had was dated and we were just tired of it. So now we are a bit overwhelmed. We went with all neutrals in our selections, which we are happy with, plus figured it was the best way to go. But now what? — Pete and Cindy
Q: I live in an older neighborhood where there have been some burglaries lately. I would like to install a peephole in my front door. The door is very large and heavy and is solid wood. What do you recommend?
Q: My next-door neighbor cut down large pine trees that shaded my wall of star jasmine two days ago. Is there any point trying to rig a shade cloth to get through the rest of the summer hoping they can “harden off” to full sun or should I basically pronounce them dead and start the grieving process now?
For most college freshmen, moving into the dorms this fall will be their first foray into independent living, but that doesn’t mean it comes without rules: no holes in the walls, no paint, no removing furniture, no damage to the room. But don’t despair, there’s plenty of ways to make the room your own, and make it suit your needs.
Q: Why are the lower limbs on my cypress tree drooping?
It’s true that drinking water is vital to life. Especially during these hot summer months. But do we really need to drink massive amounts of bottled water?