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  • How to fake a fireplace, with or without heat

    Fireplaces are indisputably cozy. They evoke fresh snow and hot cocoa, winter weekends holed up in rustic cabins, favorite stews simmering on the stove. While …

  • Horoscopes by Holiday

    Happy birthday. Your heart will radiate, attracting people who need your gifts as well as those who complement them. More highlights: Mountains of evidence of …

  • Helpful Hints

    DEAR HELOISE: When I'm home in Michigan during the winter months, my skin will dry out quickly, and it feels uncomfortable, especially on my hands, feet and fa…

  • AT HOME: Do you need stuff to store your stuff?

    In my finger-wagging moments, when I am (I hope kindly) chiding folks for buying too much stuff and not getting rid of enough, when I am preaching about purgin…

  • Arkansas Postcard Past: Rogers, circa 1910

    Rogers, circa 1910: J.T. Roberts came to Rogers from Colorado in 1907, at the age of 56, and built this imposing home at 713 W. Walnut St. He operated a farmin…

  • CAR TALK: A funny story about ‘our fair city’

    DEAR CAR TALK: My daughter just moved to Boston and teaches at a Cambridge elementary school. Whenever I refer to Cambridge, Mass., in our conversations, I alw…

  • Horoscopes by Holiday

    Happy birthday. The work started years ago and finally, this solar return puts the prize in hand. You'll honor the journey with celebration and get right back …

  • How to grow indoor succulent garden

    It's no surprise that succulents, including cactuses, are popular. These easy-care houseplants come in a variety of colors, shapes and sizes, making them perfe…