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Traveling with a pet can be stressful, whether it is a service animal or not. If you have a large dog, you have to deal with the anxiety that comes with placing your pet in the cargo hold. With a service animal or small dog that can fly with you in the cabin, you may have other concerns. Will there be any issues at security? Where can the dog relieve itself once you get into the terminal? Luckily, some airports understand the stress that comes with traveling with your pet, and are setting up amazing areas for you both to…

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Basil is a must-have herb if you love pesto and caprese salad, but basil plants aren’t as cold-hardy as other culinary herbs, such as oregano and sage. In most areas, basil grows as an annual, and the plants die at the first sign of frost. However, with a bit of know-how and a few gardening tricks, you can grow fresh basil all year round and have fresh herbs on hand for your favorite basil recipes. Is Basil a Perennial?  Most types of culinary basil are native to warm regions of Asia and Africa. They grow as perennial plants in USDA…

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Does it work with smart home platforms? If so, do the smart features work well together? Nowadays, home security cameras are expected to work with at least one major smart home platform. Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant and Apple HomeKit are the main ones you need to look for. Apple Home app support is usually the hardest to find. How’s the live view? Wireless security cameras and video doorbells are often exposed to direct sunlight, weather and other natural elements, but many others are installed under porches, near shady trees and in all sorts of other settings. It’s important that the camera has crisp, clear video footage or even…

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“It’s time to start curating pieces that speak to your individuality.” Sustainable fashion isn’t a trend, it’s always in. One of the best ways to explore your college town is via their thrift stores — you get a sense of the local taste and get to escape campus.   Although I frequent these stores, I paid them another visit to give you the inside scoop on what makes secondhand shops in Winston-Salem so unique. I’m Beza, and I’m a thrifting addict. I am passionate about fashion and sustainability, especially the intersection of the two.  If fashion isn’t your thing, don’t worry,…

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Memphis, Tennessee, known as the birthplace of blues music and home to iconic landmarks like Graceland, is also a welcoming destination for travelers with dogs. The city offers numerous dog-friendly parks and attractions to explore together. Shelby Farms Park, one of the largest urban parks in the United States, provides ample space for dogs to roam, with walking trails and designated off-leash areas. Additionally, the Mississippi River Park and its scenic views are perfect for leisurely strolls with your canine companion. Many pet-friendly hotels and accommodations are available in Memphis, ensuring a comfortable stay for both you and your dog.…

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Winter doesn’t have to mean the end of your herb garden. It’s easy to bring your favorite herbs indoors and keep them going from year to year. The best ones to move indoors are the perennials which need protection from freezing temperatures to survive, such as lemongrass, ginger, and lemon verbena. Hardier types, such as lavender, tricolor sage, and thyme can overwinter outdoors in most regions. However, you can continue to enjoy these herbs through the colder months by moving them inside. Here’s how to bring various kinds indoors, where you’ll have easy access to their fresh flavors and scents…

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The groovy a cappella harmony declares “I’m not getting my deposit back, and I’m totally okay with that.”Franchesca Ramsey, a TV writer, actor and producer, created and posted the snappy ditty online, and it’s become the soundtrack that overlays social media posts of renters building shelves, painting, wallpapering and otherwise renovating the homes they do not own.“I’d rather my home reflect my personal style and make me feel good, versus living in a space with white walls and no artwork,” says Ramsey, who’s lived in the same Los Angeles apartment for the past four years, during which she’s covered most…

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Seaesta Surf, a sustainable children’s brand, is thrilled to announce the launch of its eagerly awaited Spring Collection. Designed to capture the essence of childhood creativity and joy, the collection seamlessly blends fashion, sustainability, and the artistic spirit that defines Seaesta Surf.  This season, Seaesta Surf introduces an array of swimsuits, boardshorts, hats, and tote bags, each a testament to the brand’s dedication to sustainability and style. Featuring classic styles like wavy checkers, retro florals and hand-drawn graphics, the collection is a vibrant canvas of colors and patterns that embodies the spirit of beach-inspired adventures.  Key Features:  Sustainability at the…

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With pet travel so in vogue these days, there’s no need to not pack your pup the next time you catch a vacation flight.I travel regularly with my 13-pound Chihuahua mix, Poppy, who took 37 flights in 2023, and so long as your dog is on the small side, you can, too.Most airline carriers allow dogs small enough to fit into a carrier that slides under the seat in front of you to fly in coach. Some airlines restrict pet passengers to dogs. But others, like Delta Air Lines, welcome dogs, cats and household birds on certain routes, while Alaska…

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When it comes to premium indoor security cameras, few are as popular as the Ring Stick Up Cam Pro. Available in both wired and battery-powered formats, it’s a versatile camera that’s well-suited for most home security systems. However, the lesser-known Canary Pro offers many of the same features as the Ring Stick Up Cam Pro — yet is often on sale for a much lower price. But is the Canary Pro better than the Ring Stick Up Cam Pro? Or should you just buy the popular Ring product? And, more importantly, what sort of ongoing monthly fees are required for…

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