Issue #357 May 2, 2018

Natural Vibes

don’t go chasin’ waterfalls – bring one to your own backyard

V1 Staff

This stunning backyard waterfall completed by Green Oasis is a full outdoor living space. The flagstone patio is bordered with natural landscaping to fit in with the surrounding environment ...

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Issue #357 May 2, 2018

Everyone Loves a Parade

annual Parade of Homes offers diverse price ranges, options for potential home-buyers

Tom Giffey

you can’t buy it, then you’ll have to build it. That seems to be the lesson the red-hot local housing market is giving to potential homebuyers, who are frequently finding their would-be new dwellings snatched ...

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Issue #354 Mar. 21, 2018

The Wisco Four-Way

pondering the conundrum of polite Midwesterners at stop signs

Ron Davis

My daughter’s boyfriend was telling me a story the other day. In the middle, he used the phrase “A Wisconsin Four-Way.” I think from my furrowed brow he sensed I’d jumped to the wrong conclusion and quickly ...

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Issue #354 Mar. 21, 2018

10 Maintenance Musts

keep your clunker chugging with this car-care advice

Barbara Arnold

I’m the last person you’d want to text in the middle of the night to help when your car has broken down. Mechanical, I’m not. Know, though, that your car might not have broken down had you taken the energy ...

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Issue #354 Mar. 21, 2018

25 Must-Haves for the Amateur Adult

band-aids, batteries, and other stuff you’ll kick yourself for forgetting

Lauren Fisher

When you move into your first place, or even your second place, you’re in for 99 trips to the store. After that 99th trip, you’ll pop a DiGiorno into the oven, drag your Craigslist mattress into the coziest corner ...

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Issue #353 Mar. 7, 2018

Thinking in Advance

even a hospice nurse can learn more about advance directives

Erin Shadbolt

I was fortunate enough to have my parents visit from out of state over the holidays a couple of years ago. Unfortunately, my dad had a serious health event, ended up in the emergency room, and was hospitalized for four days ...

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Issue #353 Mar. 7, 2018

In Times of Transition

healing place offers support services for those experiencing grief, much more

Emily Kuhn

If someone you knew was dealing with loss, like the death of a partner, a divorce, or chronic illness, how would you comfort them? You’d probably lend an ear if they needed someone to talk to, or a shoulder ...

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Issue #353 Mar. 7, 2018

Take the Long View

we spend most of our time worrying about financial factors we can’t change

Jenna Ecker

Investors get information thrown at them from all angles – the Internet, newspapers, podcasts, media personalities like Mad Money man Jim Cramer – you name it. It gets harder all the time ...

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Issue #353 Mar. 7, 2018

Final Decisions

planning for your funeral can be hard to begin, but it’s ultimately rewarding

Tom Giffey

Some occasions are enjoyable to plan: weddings, vacations, parties. Others simply aren’t. Funerals top the latter list. Besides the obvious reason – thinking about your funeral means thinking about your mortality ...

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Issue #353 Mar. 7, 2018

Where There’s a Will

getting your affairs in order can give you – and your survivors – peace of mind

Tom Giffey

“If you fail to plan, you plan to fail.” It’s one of those quotes we’re accustomed to hearing from coaches, guidance counselors, and others who extol the virtues of setting and achieving goals ...

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