• Submitted by Lynn Barnickol, Missouri Society of American Foresters outreach Project coordinator
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The Missouri Society of American Foresters believes we all can have a huge and positive effect on trees, wildlife and insects. Even if you live in an apartment, on a neighborhood lot or on a farm, there are many natural improvements you can do which do not have to be expensive or involve lar…

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  • Taylor Shaw-Hamp
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Every year we try a little bit harder and become a little bit wiser. Use 2014 as a launching pad and follow these 5 tricks to make 2015 that much better.

  • C.A. Simonson
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Did you know that tomatoes were also once known as love apples? This translation possibly came from the French pomme d'amour (pomme, apple + de of + amour, love). Some translations of the Bible refer to the love apple in Genesis 30:14, or as the nightshade mandrake, known for its aphrodisiac…

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Many people know that a combination of a healthy diet and routine exercise is the best way to maintain their physical health. But what about mental well-being? Memory lapses are often assumed to be an accepted side effect of aging, but such an assumption is incorrect, as there are many steps…

  • C.A. Simonson
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This year, Christmas decorations came out the same time as Halloween costumes in some stores. It pushed the holidays upon us before many were ready to cope with it. It has been found that more than 80% of people find the holiday season somewhat or very stressful.

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Wreaths are synonymous with the holiday season, and they can range from intricate to simple to flashy to rustic. Creating festive wreaths does not necessarily require a lot of skill, and wreaths can be fashioned from a variety of different materials.

  • C.A. Simonson
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The year was 1942. David Estes, age 18, graduated high school in June; in November, he joined the Marines to serve his country overseas in World War II.

  • C.A. Simonsen
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An estimated 41 million Americans journeyed fifty miles or more over the recent holidays. Many more trips will be taken before the summer is done. Here are some helpful, handy trips you can use while you travel.

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For seniors, keeping in touch with friends, family and caregivers is important to maintain an active social life and remain independent. The number of seniors — and the need to find creative ways to be mindful of their care — is on the rise. With nearly seven million Americans providing supp…

  • Taylor Shaw-Hamp
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2014 has really blown by, hasn’t it? It seems like just yesterday we were tackling our New Years Resolutions head on and now it’s already time to start thinking about Christmas presents!

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The holiday home entertaining season is gearing up, which means it’s time to take your entertaining dreams and inspirations and make them a reality. As you begin planning for the next time you play host(ess) with the most(est), don’t let the creativity stop with the food. Create a holiday ta…