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Time in kitchen keeps woes away

Stuck at home with too much time or too many kids? Bake chocolate chip cookies, a cake, biscuits, bread or anything to take your mind off the pandemic for a

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Stay Positive In Difficult Times

Garden, walk, play games, cook, look for the good in everything AMANDA BANCROFT Making Ripples While our society remains disrupted in unprecedented ways that build uncertainty daily through our inescapable

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Spring Has Sprung

Birds are flying, frogs croaking and flowers blooming AMANDA BANCROFT Making Ripples The spring equinox is Thursday, March 19, but as the groundhog Punxsutawney Phil predicted last month, spring is

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Nightbird Books closes, leaves niche open in community

This is the end of an era for more than one Fayetteville tradition, and the beginning for quite a few, too. After 14 years in business, Nightbird Books, an independent

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Changing weather patterns may be blamed

Northwest Arkansas once had four distinct seasons. Now, we have unpredictable weather patterns that sometimes bring more rain than usual or less snow than average over many years. Winter has

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Oh, Deer!: Social lessons can be seen in herd

Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs has nothing on the hierarchy of deer. While they may appear to herd together like brainless sheep, their movements and behaviors are intentional, based on a

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Share the love for Valentine’s Day

Throughout the past decade I’ve had the pleasure of seeing how much you care, and what so many of our readers do to make a difference for people and planet.

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Most states, including Arkansas, keep robins over winter

Robins are harbingers of spring, but you may have noticed they seem to be all over the place in winter, too. Flocking in winter in Northwest Arkansas is normal and

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Head In The Clouds: Looking up can make your life look up

AMANDA BANCROFT Making Ripples Always got your head in the clouds? Well, that habit may not be as bad as you think. Cloud watching is a relaxing hobby that costs

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You too need to learn how to prevent forest fires

AMANDA BANCROFT Making Ripples The Australian wildfires have been devastating to humans and wildlife alike, and the internet is filled with photos of the destruction. Videos abound of thirsty koalas