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An American family can use 400 gallons of water per day - and about 30 percent of that is used outdoors.
If an expensive getaway isn't in the budget, however, day trips can be just as fun and give families the opportunity to explore more.
Spring is here, and that means it's time to play ball.
If you want to save money on your water bill and provide your plants with cleaner water, getting a rain barrel might be the perfect addition for your home.
Growing fruits and vegetables doesn't have to be reserved for those who have a large outdoor space.
Here are some tips that will help keep your family happy - and help you keep your sanity - while planning and enjoying your next vacation.
Sometimes all it takes to brighten a gray day is a colorful palette of paints.
Cold, rainy days are the perfect time to crank up the oven and tackle that recipe you've always wanted to try.
These next two years are important years in health care, with several provisions of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act taking effect.
Angina isn't a disease; it's a symptom of an underlying heart problem, and physicians say if left untreated, it can turn into a fatal problem.
Just a download away are hundreds of apps on your iPhone or Android that can help save your life.
Family histories can be full of surprises, with mysteries and secrets that lay dormant for decades unlocked nowadays by the click of a mouse.
Every year, about 935,000 Americans experience a heart attack.
Although New Year's usually means making a resolution to get fit, several companies in the region have already made it a priority to keep their employees healthy.
Eating a heart-healthy diet is essential in maintaining good health, dietitians say, and by following some easy tips, is entirely possible.
While physicians say prevention, a healthy diet and exercise is the best way to prevent a heart attack what do you do if you start to feel chest discomfort or pain?
Although many stores are preparing to display their spring merchandise, there’s still time to get your hands on winter gear that allows you to keep your favorite electronics nearby.
Within a two-hour drive of Northwest Indiana are several ski parks that offer programs and slopes for all ages, and help you maintain your fitness level during the winter.
Many of the activities families already do over the holidays are the ideal occasions to incorporate lessons taught during the school year and keep kids' minds sharp while out of the classroom.
VALPARAISO | Valparaiso University basketball fans likely will recognize his name.
Paul Zlamal, for the most part, is the picture of good health.
Once known as spiritual discipline practiced in Eastern cultures, meditation has now found itself in the mainstream, with many touting its health benefits.
Greyhounds are known for their lightning-fast speed, but a group of rescuers in the region want more people to know about a greyhound’s ability to win your heart as well.
Charlotte Moorehead had no idea she even had a problem until she went for a routine eye checkup.
Bringing people together through music – that’s what event organizers hope to accomplish during a first of its kind music festival this weekend in Hobart.
It can be difficult for parents to imagine their 5-year-old daughters as women in their 30s, ready to take on the world.
HEBRON | Rich Popp may be one of very few people who doesn’t mind poop.
When traveling on mission trips to Third World countries, Dr. Brent Jacobus says it takes a day to adjust to life without the luxuries most take for granted — including a hot shower.
Dave Bullock, a teacher at Chesterton Middle School, frequently noticed his students would write on their skin with ink pens. That’s when the idea hit him – create a wristband students can write on, keeping the ink off their skin.
Clinical occupational therapist David Blaski has created the Aquatic Stabilizer Apparatus to help cerebral palsy patients swim better.
Who says vacations are only for humans? While pet owners are away enjoying their trips, a boarding facility in Westville wants dogs to have just as much fun.
WESTVILLE | Who says vacations are only for humans?
VALPARAISO | Retirement isn't for Steve Davis or his wife, Diane.
WESTVILLE | Dawg Paradise will hold a grand opening event from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. May 5.
HIGHLAND | Fernando Gutierrez likes to joke that he used to fix teeth, now he exercises them.
The Great Cloth Diaper Change
CROWN POINT | It's every business owner's dream to implement his own ideas in his own store.
Two months ago, Lupe Llanes never thought she would see her 7–year–old Chihuahua mix again.
A pair of Boxer mixes left tied to furniture at the curb like pieces of garbage. Two pugs whose owner was diagnosed with cancer and can no longer care for the dogs. Two sibling Chihuahuas taken into a pet store and left behind.
After quitting his executive job, Andy Tylka sold his Indianapolis home and moved back to Northwest Indiana to live with his parents.
HIGHLAND | When Julie Glenn visited her first resale shop, she was hooked.
GRIFFITH | Bill and Susan Masepohl enjoy being owners of the shop around the corner.
Women often are the caretakers in their families, but local medical professionals say they need to care for themselves as well. Getting annual checkups and proper preventative screenings are important.
If you're a man and haven't been to the doctor lately, you're not alone.
MERRILLVILLE | A local company is working with Northwest Indiana governments to provide more services online to residents.
Crown Point-based Next Generation Solutions, which promotes smart e-government, has worked with several local communities to put services online that previously required residents to show up in person at government offices.
DOG DAYS OF SUMMER | CROWN POINT
GRIFFITH | Although successful in corporate America, Nick Shaw decided it wasn't for him.
HAMMOND | A staple of Hammond since 1920, Salyer Plumbing has been a family business since its inception, and the now-second- and third-generation owners think of their employees and customers as their extended family.
CROWN POINT | Formed with the mission to help other companies cope with technological change, ESW Inc. has found itself having to cope with changes of its own.
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