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Driving

How to Prepare for Your Next Road Trip

Almost 100 million Americans will go on a family vacation sometime this year, and nearly half of them will choose to make it a road trip, according to AAA. If your family is one of them, you’ll want to be sure to make … read more

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Assisted Living Retirement

The Evolution of Senior Care Includes More, Better Choices

Over the last several years, the design of new skilled nursing, assisted living and memory-care facilities has made a dramatic shift away from the traditional medical model to one highly focused on providing a comfortable home environment. The concept of the nursing home … read more

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retirement living

How to Become Happier, Healthier and Younger in Retirement

We all understand and appreciate the need for sound financial planning during the years preceding retirement. Who hasn’t gone online to calculate the retirement “nest-egg” needs and then panicked because accumulating that much wealth seemed inconceivable, especially if starting the process at age … read more

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boot cleats

Mayo Clinic’s 10 Tips for Avoiding Falls

During the winter season, you may need to pay closer attention to watching your step. But fall prevention is something you should work on year-round. Even if you’re active, healthy and full of life, statistics show that you have a greater chance of … read more

Home Office Design
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How to Design Your Home Office for Maximum Productivity

The life of a remote worker is the envy of every I-5 commuter. Who doesn’t dream of working from a home office, where every day is casual Friday and the commute is a 30-second stroll? It turns out, in West Sound, many people … read more

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College Enrollment

Is an Early College Application Right for Your High School Senior?

For many students, now is the time when their college lists have started to take shape. They’ve (hopefully) gotten ahead with their college essays, and now they’re sorting out one of the final pieces of the application puzzle: deadlines. After dedicating so much … read more

Organization

Tips for Organizing for Major Life Changes

Organizing for uproot and upheaval is a different story from organizing for settling into a space. Preparing for big changes in your household — which can be a happy, planned event such as a child’s graduation from high school or unplanned, such as … read more

Tiny Tetons at the Northwest Flower and Garden Show

Beat the Winter Blues, Plan a Dream Garden

Today the wind is blowing the rain sideways. West Sound has not seen the temperature rise much above the low 40s for over a month. After the winter solstice, many people turn their thoughts to their garden. Every day there are more minutes … read more

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