How often are you home? "If you travel very frequently with no one else at home, care for even the lowest-maintenance real plants can be challenging," Martin says. Do you have curious pets? "Sometimes dogs/cats find familiarity and comfort in nibbling on real plants or digging in potted soil," she explains. And they can create a big mess if they get too playful. What level of maintenance are you looking for? "Some people prefer little to none, while some people enjoy caring for and watching a plant grow over time," Martin says. Yet despite what people may say, fake plants aren't the low-to-no maintenance option we tend to assume they are. "While I understand the appeal of zero maintenance, practically speaking, it's actually not the case," Martin says. "Fake plants require regular cleaning to avoid dust buildup. This can be more time-consuming and costly than a quick once-a-week water." Are you staging your home for sale? If so, then faux may be the way to go. "Home stagers often … [Read more...] about Real vs. Fake Plants: Which Is Better for Your Home?
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The only way to tell how many cases have gone uncounted, and therefore what percentage of infected people have died from the disease, is to do another kind of test comprehensively, of people’s blood, to find how many people bear immune system antibodies to the virus. Globally, that is only being done in select places. … [Read more...] about AP FACT CHECK: Trump team’s false comfort on schools, virus
These comparisons don't only fall apart because of the obvious contradictions, with Trump and his supporters defending the Confederate flag, the symbol of secession and slavery that Lincoln died trying to end. Or that the Republican Party in Lincoln's time was a moderate progressive party while Democrats were the conservative populist party of their time -- like Trump's party today. (Confederates also often described themselves as fighting for liberty by defending slavery -- get your head around that). … [Read more...] about Trump is the anti-Lincoln
In a nutshell, instead of putting all your seeds into the ground at once, succession planting involves staggering the sowing of crops every few weeks so you can harvest more manageably. This way, your garden will produce just enough veggies all season long, rather than a one-time explosion of zucchini that you'll be forced to foist on your neighbors but will leave you squash-free for the rest of the summer. … [Read more...] about Did You Plant Your Garden All Wrong? Try Succession Planting Instead
Ellner explained it this way: "Maybe you were on a path and had a vision of your life in mind. Then all of a sudden you have these challenges. Maybe you lost your job, or maybe things have happened in your family. What we want to help people understand is you're not done yet. You still have the ability to redirect your life." … [Read more...] about Seniors reflect on how they’re enduring covid-19 seclusion