How to make Hand-painted floorcloths

Often called “Colonial Linoleum,” floorcloths were originally used on wooden floors where rugs or carpets were too expensive or impractical for the high traffic. Floorcloths were usually stretched from wall to wall and tacked in place over a bedding layer of straw. Now, of course, floorcloths are used to highlight a room’s decor only partially […]

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How to Build a Simple Water Garden

Kids and dirt, sunshine, water … What could be a more naturally appealing opportunity for a family-centered summertime crafts project? Toss in the time-honored kid-allure of shiny rocks, fuzzy moss, and anything that floats or glides across the water, and you’ve got the youngsters’ rapt attention! Add a Star Wars, Ninja Turtles, Winks Club or […]

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How to groom a horse

That show ring shine we all want our horses to have doesn¡¦t come from a spray bottle . . . it comes from a daily regime of good grooming and will contribute to your horse’s physical and mental well-being. Stabled horses require a regular grooming program because of the unnatural environment they live in. Strenuous […]

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How to survive on a deserted island

One of the first rules of survival, in general, is there are no rules. The amount of variables is inconceivable and impossible to predict. Survival in one geographical area may totally differ in another. For example, you wouldn’t do the same things to survive in the desert as you would in the arctic. Keeping that […]

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How to survive in prison

Someone once asked me, What do I do if I end up in prison? My response was flippant, if not somewhat true, Keep your back to the wall and don’t make eye contact. My concern at the time was not for this person’s welfare, it was an attempt to lighten the mood. Fortunately for me, […]

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How to handle difficult people

Every day, whether we work outside or inside our homes, we deal with other people. While most people are pleasant to work with, some people seem to be naturally difficult. This kind of person can make life harder than it already is, and so, we need to learn how to effectively deal with them. The […]

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How to help a person who is suicidal

Suicide is a taboo subject in our society. However, that doesn’t mean that it doesn’t occur. Suicide occurs more often than people probably know, or want to admit. And attempted suicide occurs even more than that. There are many reasons why a person would want to commit suicide, and not all of them are because […]

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How to Write a Great Obituary

Obituaries are no longer simple newspaper notices announcing funeral dates and time, often they are a way for the family to express the last goodbye, to present a biography of the subject’s life, and to remind us of some of his or her lifetime accomplishments. The time following the death of a loved one is […]

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How do I buy a diamond ring?

Choosing a diamond is as important as learning how to buy a diamond. Understanding diamonds requires knowledge of four C’s: Cut, Color, Clarity, and Carat Weight. Cut: Diamonds can be cut in several shapes, like oval, marquise, pear, princess or round. It is the quality of the cut that gives the stone its brilliant sparkle. […]

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How does probation work?

You might have found yourself recently on the wrong side of the law and that’ bad, but the good news is, if you’re a first time offender, if you’ve committed a minor crime, or if for some unknown reason, the court takes pity on you, you could be given probation, rather than jail or prison […]

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