There are two things in life you can’t do alone - one is to be married and the other is to be a Christian.
The Reporter's first installment of our new food-themed page, entitled In the Kitchen. This month's is inspired by the season and renamed to On The Grill. Designed by staff reporter Rebecca Gourley/Covington-Maple Valley Reporter. This page can be found on page 9 of the July 3 edition of The Reporter.
The health benefits of daily exercise are widely known, but seniors facing health and mobility issues may feel working out is beyond their abilities. Sixty-three percent of people 60 and older don’t engage in daily exercise, according to the National Council on Aging’s “The United States of Aging” survey.
Relationships are important. As human beings, we are meant to be in relationship with one another. We have family members, significant others, close friends. Even for persons who tend to be introverts, there are times when the need to be with others is still a necessity.
It’s been 37 years since Kermit the Frog sang “It’s not easy being green” on the Muppet Show. Unfortunately for felt puppets and environmental enthusiasts, not much has changed since the 70s - “being green” is still a difficult thing to be.
During the past few months the Plateau has seen far too many horrific accidents and witnessed too many tragedies. Some have been high profile. At the same time it is certain that there are many others which have flown under the public’s radar, yet have been just as painful and devastating for the individuals and families involved.
A television commercial featured a young man experiencing an inner struggle. He was from a country where arranged marriages are common, but having lived in the United States, he was uncertain about the merits of this custom. But it was expected.
There’s something hypnotic about a campfire. The snap-crackle-pop of seasoned wood, the unmistakable smell of wafting smoke and the rhythmic dance of flames in the darkness. But the warm glow of the firelight is just part of the allure surrounding the camping experience, a lifestyle that pulls millions of Americans from the comfort of their recliners into the less-comfortable – but much more appealing – outdoors.
Our busy lives often require companion animals to spend long hours at home alone. Some pets handle this separation well, while others experience increased stress. How we prepare, or don’t prepare, our pets for our departure will have a huge impact on our pet’s experience.
Too much or not enough water and never when you need it. That seems to be the long time plight of gardeners.
Do you bring reusable tote bags with you to the farmer’s market and program your thermostat to a lower temperature when you’re out on the town or sleeping? Is a hybrid car parked in your garage? Even if you are already making great strides to reduce your environmental footprint, chances are you can still find additional ways to live a more eco-friendly lifestyle.
Grooming is an excellent time to bond with your cat or dog. It is also an opportunity to monitor their physical health as well as appearance. Daily or weekly grooming allows you to check your pet’s skin for abnormal growths, fleas, ticks, dryness and skin irritations. Brushing stimulates the natural oils in their coat and gives it a healthy shine.
Age doesn’t have to stop older men and women from enjoying their favorite sports. In fact, remaining active can improve physical and mental health. If a doctor has confirmed that it is OK to participate in sports, these activities can help men and women 50 and older enjoy friendly competition and physical activity.
On the door of the Fleet Feet running store in Bonney Lake hangs a sign that says, “Don’t worry about being slow, only worry about standing still.” This quote is adapted from a Chinese Proverb and could be interpreted in a few different ways. On one level, it speaks to not getting stuck, that any movement is better than no movement and that we need to make things happen in our lives rather than let life happen to us.
International Experience, a high school student exchange organization, announced that they plan to welcome a record number of students to U.S. communities in the fall of 2015, mirroring a national trend.
I recently became a first time home buyer and this spring will be the first in my new home. I am a naturally clean person (just ask my fiancée) but there is cleaning and home maintenance to do on top of everyday household chores.
Any chef will tell you that there is no substitute for fresh herbs in your kitchen. If you really want to bring the flavor out in your dishes, don’t reach for the store-bought packaged herbs; head out to your garden and pick some fresh basil and oregano. Of course, that’s an easy thing to say when you have a home with space for a garden.
As the loading bar moves right and an entirely new world awaits your adventurous spirit, you think, “Who will I be today?” The world of online gaming and who you choose to be in those games is quite literally at your fingertips. Through the keyboard, you can be whoever you want; a masculine rough-and-tumble guy, a feminine powerhouse, or any combination thereof.
Despite her snow-capped peak and glacier-encrusted shoulders, Mount Rainier is no ice maiden to be worshipped only from afar. She should be treated as local royalty, with awe and admiration, but with a certain familiarity. The mountain begs for her loyal subjects to reach out and touch, to explore, to get to know her on a personal level.
In China’s Shanxi province, 15,450 government officials were removed from office on corruption charges in 2014, according to the Chinese news agency Xinhua. This included seven top leaders according to a March 24, 2015, “Stratfor” article entitled, “China’s Anti-corruption Drive Runs Deep.”