Do not prune spring-flowering trees and shrubs until after bloom to avoid losing the floral display.
Grass stains on clothing can be removed with the help of white, non-gel toothpaste. Brush the toothpaste into the stain using an old, soft toothbrush. Rinse and launder as usual.
For greener greens, bury some used coffee grounds in your garden to provide much-needed acid to soil that has a high alkaline content.
About 10 percent of lightning strikes take place when there is no precipitation.
Keep neighborhood dogs and cats out of your flowers by mixing equal parts mothballs and crushed dried red pepper (cayenne) in and around the flower beds.
Tuck a bar of soap inside a mesh bag and tie it around the outside faucet. After a day in the dirt, cleanups will be a breeze.
Cut tulips will last three to seven days with proper care. Keep away from heat sources and direct light. Check and refresh or change water daily.
Exercise your brain to keep it flexible, in good physical shape and functioning well by: doing crossword puzzles or other puzzles; learning to speak a foreign language; learning to play a new musical instrument; starting a new hobby such as wood-working, painting, or bird-watching; reading and staying up on current events; interacting with others in a meaningful way such as volunteering.
At one time it was believed the mother-in-law should break a cake or loaf of bread over the bride’s head as she first entered the door of her new home. The act was believed to establish friendly relations. Today, we celebrate wedding vows with the bride and groom cutting their special cake.
76% of Americans think the ears of a chocolate Easter bunny should be the first to be eaten.