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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
For area stores specializing in Halloween costumes and decorations, October is more like December.
When fall arrives in the Midwest, there's no better place to see the changing leaves than a short drive from Northwest Indiana..
It's often assumed work at the Indiana Dunes State Park slows down when temperatures drop.
Ghosts, goblins and mummies - they all have one thing in common. They make great ideas for crafts.
Pumpkins, apples, squash - Fall is a time of the year many chefs look forward to because of the bountiful harvests that produce appetizing dishes.
Fall colors are approaching their peak as cool weather nears, and now's the time to plan day trips to get a front row view.
Lovers of fall are just days away from seeing bursts of color brightening landscapes.
A lot can happen in 24 hours - car accidents, fires, medical emergencies, mass casualty incidents, just to name a few.
Every morning, Pete Stenberg wakes up, and his mind automatically focuses on one thing – veterans.
Just weeks away is a palette of colors that will fill horizons landscaped with trees. Autumn is a favorite time of year to catch one of nature's beauties, as leaves begin to turn hues of orange, red and brown.
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