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Sitting on top of an academic building at Purdue University Calumet is a vertical axis wind turbine that on a windy day, generates the same amount of energy in one hour that it takes to light a 50-watt light bulb for 20 hours.
Most people experience back pain and at some point in their lives, and the causes of that pain can vary.
Choosing which fruits and vegetables to plant in your garden can often feel like a stop light: green (even newbies shouldn't have problems), yellow (use caution if you're a novice), and red (don't even think about it).
As Spring weather is just starting to show itself, gardeners are busy planning this year's bounty.
Including children in planting a garden can be a great cooperative project for both parents and kids.
Symbolic of beauty and love, roses hold a special place in many gardeners' hearts.
The historic Crown Point Courthouse Square will turn into a sea of green this week as the city kicks off its popular St. Patrick's Day festivities.
While Svjetlana Stojanovic prefers working in an office setting, having the option of working from home occasionally is a fantastic benefit, she says.
Stuck in the house with your family and have nothing to do? These creative crafts will help alleviate any cabin fever kids are experiencing this cold winter and rainy spring.
While there’s a perception among some that parks and recreation departments are inactive during the winter months, that couldn’t be farther from the truth – especially the winter this region has experienced.
This winter has dumped snow, ice and bitter cold temperatures on the region – leaving residents huddled in their homes or digging their way out of mounds of snow.
The Dunes Learning Center will hold its first ever family camp this weekend, giving parents and kids the opportunity to explore maple sugaring and enjoy a camping experience.
Driving down U.S. 30 at 3 a.m. in the middle of a snowstorm is not for the faint of heart.
Unless you’re looking for jobs that involve snow removal, you may have noticed a lack of job openings in some industries.
With winter weather at full force outside, for area gardeners, Spring may seem like years away - not months.
Visit any book store or library and you'll likely find several books on past presidents.
As most kids celebrate a day off from school Feb. 17, the nation will mark Presidents’ Day.
For the past 16 years, Albert's Diamond Jewelers has turned into much more than a place to buy a special piece of jewelry for a loved one on Valentine's Day.
When the Denver Broncos and Seattle Seahawks take the field tonight, all eyes will be on Peyton Manning and Russell Wilson.
It may start with a feeling as if the heart is skipping a beat or beating too hard or fast.
It may be one of the more painful aspects of applying for a job - the dreaded cover letter.
Being out of work is difficult, and sending out resume filled with employment gaps can present a huge hurdle to ending that unemployment.
The winter doldrums, the blahs, the winter blues - they're all terms to describe what many experience at this time of year as cold temperatures and fewer hours of daylight start to wear on many people.
A clean slate. That's what the New Year is to many, including financial experts who say now is the perfect time to start saving if you haven't been.
If you made a New Year's resolution this week, you join 44 percent of Americans who did the same this year, according to a poll released by the Marist Institute for Public Opinion.
If you haven't already winterized your home, it's not too late.
The holidays are about over, and many today are still eating leftover cookies and enjoying their new gifts.
Looking for a job? If you're trained in home health care, retail or construction, your luck may soon change for the better.
Labeling each container of holiday items and a storing items that are alike together makes it easy to locate those items next holiday season.
Despite the popular tune, not everyone can be home for Christmas.
The holidays are a meaningful time of year for families, but sometimes that meaning can get lost in the hubbub of Black Friday shopping, presents under the tree and running from party to party.
Pain and scarring is often a reality of surgery that is difficult to avoid.
An estimated 50 million adults in the United States suffer from some form of arthritis. In fact, there are more than 100 different types of arthritis, which causes painful inflammation of the joints.
Parents with young children know immunizations is a common topic at the pediatrician's office. However, doctors warn vaccinations aren't only for kids. Here are some vaccinations doctors recommend for adults.
Gone are the days of physically writing down on paper a daily food diary or exercise journal, personal trainers say.
Planning a holiday party can be a challenge for anyone. But when it's for hundreds of guests, the challenges compound.
With holiday breaks from school approaching, and the cold already here, crafts are the perfect way to spend quality time with kids while exercising their creativity.
If you're planning a holiday party this year, take note - help is available.
Karen Swim may live near Detroit, but her works takes her around the country - including this region - without ever having to leave her house.
Ever walk down the street and see a beautifully decorated home, adorned with twinkling lights and big red bows for the holiday season?
Each Thanksgiving, Dana Parker wakes up and begins gathering coupons.
This year brought many changes at local universities and colleges - from construction of new buildings to major philosophy and curriculum changes on campus.
Imagine having to prepare 130 30-pound turkeys, 1,400 pounds of mashed potatoes and 450 pumpkin pies - all for guests who are about to walk through your front door.
It's official - winter weather has arrived.
While the turkey takes center stage at most families' Thanksgiving dinners, there is a another table element that's competing for that top spot.
The night sky this fall should prove to be an exciting time for astronomers-novice and experienced alike.
Want to earn a few extra bucks for the holidays?
The weeks leading up to the holiday is a great time to gather children and plan the perfect fall decorations to adorn the table and welcome guests.
Sharalynne Pasztor is living her dream. While many gardeners draw inspiration from books and other gardens in the region, Pasztor is gaining hers from a trip to Italy, where she toured 11 gardens in 10 days.
Kristy Moreland will finish her degree from Indiana University Northwest this December, but her road to graduation wasn't an easy one.
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