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    Don’t be shy – get a new plant

    I’m a plant addict. Since I was a little tike, I’ve loved plants. Trees, shrubs, ferns, flowers, mosses and water plants — I love them all.

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    Diggin' It: In the garden

    Am I the only one who thought spring would never get here? What a winter it’s been. I lost count of the number of days I saw snowfall and there weren’t nearly enough of those warm intermissions that tide us over until the next storm.

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    Time to "slug" it out with notorious garden pests

    It’s spring and that means it’s time to start slugging it out with one of the gardener’s most familiar, frustrating and certainly slimiest pests.

Health & Wellness

    Get relief for your low back pain

    If you suffer from low back pain, you may be one of many who are looking for relief.

    Exercise program sparks new life in aging adults

    Rutgers Center for Exercise and Aging celebrates 15 years of bringing students and seniors together in a quest for better health

    For Ruth Gottlieb, 82, and Jean Timper, 85, and members at the East Brunswick Senior Center in New Jersey, exer-cise is the high point of their day. What gets them most excited? Line dancing.

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    Six ways you can be kind and live longer

    Call me a little self-serving, but I enjoy dispensing kindness, partly because it makes me feel good. And you can’t beat the price; it’s often absolutely free.

Tech tips

    Tired of interruptions? Here's ten ways you can prevent robo-calls

    In today’s landscape, it is not uncommon to receive multiple robocalls a week on both your landline and your cell phone, even though you’ve registered your phone numbers with the Do Not Call Registry.

    Nine tips to avoid those pesky robocalls

    In today’s landscape, it is not uncommon to receive multiple robocalls a week on both your landline and your cell phone, even though you’ve registered your phone numbers with the Do Not Call Registry. They’re offering everything from lower credit card rates to free vacations and medical alert devices.

    Social media: The risks and rewards

    It took him 85 years, but even tycoon Warren Buffett finally decided it was time to defy his own aversion to investing in high technology. He took a risk by scooping up 10 million sagging shares of Apple, Inc., earlier this year. And it may be a lesson for the rest of us.

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