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The Clay County Advocate - Press-Flora, IL
    • LIFESTYLE

  • Health, food, home and garden tips and trends for your family and your life
Updated at 2:40 PM

Dealing with the animal kingdom can be stressful and tiring. I have to keep reminding myself that, first, this is the lot of the gardener and, second, don't sit down on the straw bale. As vexing as gardening with pests might be, it beats watching the news.

Updated at 2:23 PM

It's not just humans that rely on a healthy microbiome. Plants do too — and just as researchers have started coming up with treatments to heal the human microbiome, companies are now doing the same for plants. By adding probiotics to crops,...

Updated at 2:10 PM

Granted, this may not be the best or even the most appropriate method for cooking meat, but it is possible, which means there’s hope for those of us who still need our training wheels on when it comes to cooking or just don’t have access...

Updated at 1:56 PM

Vitamins are not necessary for "healthy, growing children who consume a varied diet," but about a quarter of toddlers and 40 percent of preschoolers take them.

Updated Jul 21, 2016 at 2:14 PM

While running, swimming, and biking are all great forms of cardio, they all require space and equipment that you may not have access to. That's why jumping rope is a time-honored way to keep cardio up if all you have to work with is a small room or...

Updated Jul 21, 2016 at 2:05 PM

Statistics says the chance of getting stung by a bee is about 6 million-to-one, but do you honestly know anyone that hasn’t been stung before?

Updated Jul 21, 2016 at 1:33 PM

But finding and purchasing artwork via a monitor can prove daunting, especially if you don't know where to look. So we scoured the Web and found a wide range of retailers that offer affordable art pieces in a variety of styles and media.

Updated Jul 21, 2016 at 1:27 PM

For some people, the only reason to grow cucumbers is to make pickles. I love pickles, but if I barely have time to pick my cucumbers, I definitely don't have time to pickle them. That's why, in summer, simple dishes rule.

Posted Jul 21, 2016 at 1:01 AM

WEEK IN RELIGION

Updated Jul 20, 2016 at 5:27 PM

A British teacher has won a court battle after being fired for refusing to separate from her husband following his arrest and detainment for secretly recording young boys — a bizarre case that concluded in May, but is attracting renewed...

Updated Jul 20, 2016 at 5:15 PM

Doctors link long shifts and on-the-job anxiety to high blood pressure, heart disease, depression and stroke. Many believe the consequences can be fatal. But what if it wasn't the job's fault?

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