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Tips for Welcoming a Third Dog Into Your Home

When my 19-year-old son brought home an 8-week-old Siberian husky, our orderly duo of lap dogs became a riotous pack of three. The husky, newly named Chichi, was all leg and energy. She flew through t…


Making Fresh Pasta is Better for Me Than Meditation

Last April, my husband and I traveled to the Tuscany region of Italy and, when we were tired of touring, joined a cooking class held in the Agriturismo La Ca' Solare in Peccioli about an hour outside …


How to Seduce Honeybees Into Your Garden

I first noticed a decline in honeybees in my garden about three years ago when my zucchini plant blooms yielded only a few vegetables, my summer crop staple. The next spring, I paid attention to the n…


How to Keep Mint from Taking Over Your Garden

In your garden, mint is the devil. Seventeen years ago, I planted one, tri-stemmed Chocolate Mint (Mentha x piperita) plant, and it invaded every bare inch of my herb garden, its runners leaping over …


10 Natural Ways to Beat an Ant Invasion

The ants come marching one-by-one, two-by-two, and gazillion-by-gazillion into our home whenever it's rainy, snowy, too hot, and too cold. My husband favors chemical warfare to get rid of the deter…


Tasty Ways to Get More Vitamin D

Are you getting enough Vitamin D? Vitamin D helps bodies absorb calcium and phosphorous, vital for building and maintaining strong bones. Vitamin D also has been linked to shoring up immune, nerve …


Which Movies Pack on Pounds?

If you stuff your mouth with popcorn while watching “The Fault in Our Stars” or other tearjerkers, you’re not alone. A new Cornell Food and Brand Lab study shows that tearjerkers provoke moviegoers in…


Things You Never Knew You Could Do With Marshmallows

I always thought marshmallows had only two purposes in life: to float atop a mug of hot chocolate and to form a golden, gooey topping for sweet potato pie. I’ve sold marshmallows short. These sweet…


Here’s Why You Should Drink Organic Tea

Here’s a fun fact about commercial tea: The first time pesticides are washed off tea leaves is when you steep tea in your cup. To be fair, the amount of commercial pesticides in your cup is “a very…


How to Save Money on Your Wedding and Prevent Divorce

Lada Gaga and millions more got engaged on Valentine’s Day. Now’s the hard part – planning a wedding that you’ll love but won’t break your budget. The cost of the average U.S. wedding is $30,000. B…


about Lisa Kaplan Gordon

Lisa Kaplan Gordon, creator of, is an award-winning journalist, avid gardener and fly-fisher. She lives in Northern Virginia on a half acre that always needs weeding. Please visit her on Twitter (@kaplan_lisa) and Facebook (Lisa Kaplan Gordon)

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