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Why do cats do what they do? Why do they tear ornaments off the Christmas tree, knock glasses off the coffee table, attack our shoelaces and knead their claws into our sweater? Is there any way to get them to stop doing all of these things? — Frayed Sweater, and Nerves, in Toronto more
Q: Why is it recommended to plant a tree in a hole twice as wide as the root ball and the exact same depth? A: Planting a tree is a lifetime investment and very much worth the extra effort associated with it. The old “pop and drop” method of popping the plant out of the container and dropping the root ball directly into the ground is just not good enough. more
Being an informed health care consumer is hard work. How do you sift through all the information given by countless manufactureres and make sense of it all? And how do you know what is reliable and what isn’t? To help consumers cut through the clutter, the Better Hearing Institute (BHI) has four essential facts for people with hearing loss who are considering purchasing a hearing aid. more
There must be a hundred murals here in the Duke City. They compliment a very strong public art program which includes hundreds of pieces bought through our decades-old One Percent for the Arts Initiative. This art scene is one reason Sunset magazine named Albuquerque “Best Place to Live” in the southwestern United States. more
Among the many components that make up your family’s vehicle, perhaps none is as intricate as its transmission. The interlocking cluster of gears, joints, axles and bands is the central nervous system that transfers the energy created in your vehicle’s engine to the wheels. Without a properly functioning transmission, your car will be permanently stuck in neutral, says Jerry Miller, the owner of Matsco Transmissions & Auto Repair. more
Since opening for business in 1999, Sandia Sunrooms & Windows has built a reputation on being the premier sunroom contractor in central New Mexico, says owner Jack Petry. That same reputation applies to the window and door side of the business. And it isn’t just sunrooms, doors and windows that they specialize in. They also build deck and pool enclosures, deck covers, screenrooms and pergolas. more
For superior service and dedication to your garage door repair and installation needs, look no further than Sandia Garage Door Repair, say owners Brad and Shawn Simmerman. The two-year-old company is a rising presence on the local garage door scene. It’s easy to see why when talking to Brad about his decision to start his own garage door business. more
The sundial is an early tool used to tell time. It is said that the earliest sundials were made in 1500 B.C., and variations were made in following centuries by the Greeks, Chinese and Romans. But the portable sundial carried on trips during the 18th century was needed only until railroads — not clocks — were popular. The sundial, if positioned and read properly, gave more accurate time than a clock. more
For many Americans, fixing a flat remains a mystery. According to a survey from AAA, nearly 20 percent of U.S. drivers don’t know how to change a flat tire and what’s more, every driver is predicted to experience up to five flat tires in their lifetime. more
New Mexicans might be accustomed to the state’s often- intense sun, but can the same be said for their wood floors and cabinets? The answer is no, say Kati and Glenn Buckland, owners of N-Hance, a wood refinishing company. more
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