Jill Richardson

07/18/2014 - 1:02pm

    Fabulous vacations don’t come cheap. Hotels often run at least $100 a night, if not higher. Add in airfare, a rental car, and restaurant meals, and a family vacation becomes a privilege for those with the cash to afford them.

    What’s a more affordable option? Heading to a national park, state park, or...

03/20/2014 - 2:38pm

    As a Californian, I have not gotten too much sympathy from friends and family about our rotten weather this winter. Yes, I said rotten weather. It’s been incredibly pleasant— except for a few times when the temperature crept up to 90 — but we’ve hardly had any rain.

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03/13/2014 - 1:48am

    The Food and Drug Administration recently came out with a sweet surprise. Its proposed new nutrition label will finally give us a bit of key information we need to understand our food: the amount of added sugars.

    If you look at a nutrition label now, you will see how...

03/06/2014 - 2:30am

    As you probably know, disposable diapers sit in a landfill, undecayed, for generations. They’re convenient for parents and caregivers but deadly for Mother Earth.

    Maybe you didn’t know about another big problem. There’s evidence that most popular...

02/27/2014 - 2:36am

    Spring is so close we can almost taste it. If you’re a gardener, you’ve already counted how many weeks until the last frost, ordered your seeds, and perhaps even began starting your seedlings indoors.

    And if you’re like some gardeners, once it’...

02/20/2014 - 3:01pm

    2014 has been a bad year for drinking water. First, a coal industry chemical spill left West Virginia residents in nine counties with water so polluted they could only use it to flush their toilets. And now 82,000 tons of coal ash have found their way into a river that supplies drinking water to parts of North...

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