Jun 25 2018
Tracy, right, with husband, Chris; daughter, Samantha; and son, Nathan. Where did you grow up?
Pine Grove Can you tell us a little bit about your family?
I am married to Chris Hartman, 20 years. We have two children, Samantha and Nathan. Samantha just... more ›
Jun 11 2018
Summer’s for getting away, having fun in the sun, relaxing with a cold beverage. But while it’s nice to take a vacation from home maintenance, methodically tackling a summer to-do list will ensure that your house looks its best, functions properly and... more ›
May 29 2018
In July 2016, he was a neglected 7-week-old puppy clinging to life
. He was severely underweight, dehydrated, and had open wounds infected by maggots. His rescuer described him as “like a scabby little alien,” too weak even to wag his tail. By August 2017,... more ›
May 14 2018
Closing blinds can lower the temperature by almost 20 degrees. Three-fourths of American homes have air-conditioning, according to the U.S. Department of Energy website, energy.gov
. That cooling consumes approximately 6 percent of all energy produced in the... more ›
Apr 30 2018
In “Star Trek” lore, a Vulcan salute – hand raised, palm forward, fingers split to form a V – is accompanied by the words, “Live long and prosper.” When we’re younger, the future can seem boundless. Even though we know life doesn’t last forever, we often... more ›
Apr 16 2018
The host of the British TV series “Fifth Gear”
conceded that what he was doing was “cruelty to cars” and should be an arrestable offense. But he did it anyway. He drained the oil from a car’s engine and then took to the highway. “So now it’s just a question... more ›
Apr 2 2018
With your paved driveway in need of refreshing, you’re presented with choices: namely, do the work yourself or hire a professional for the job. If you opt for the latter, you also have options: use a traditional coal-tar sealant, or go with a petroleum-... more ›
Mar 19 2018 If an extended rest isn't an option, a 20-minute nap can help prevent drowsy driving.
It’s late at night, and the car ahead of you is driving erratically, swerving in and out of its lane, even running over rumble strips on the road’s shoulder. The person... more ›