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Walking at a moderate pace for 30-60 minutes burns stored fat and can build muscle to speed up your metabolism. Walking an hour a day is also associated with cutting your risk of heart disease, breast cancer, colon cancer, diabetes and stroke. Isn't it time to work on hour walks into your busy lifestyle? Calories and Weight A pound of fat equals 3,500 calories. To lose one pound a week you will need to expend 3,500 more calories than you eat that week, whether through increased activity or decreased eating or both.
The great architect Frank Lloyd Wright believed that gas stations would play an important role in his dream of a utopian city. He began designing service stations in 1928, and his dream came closest to being realized in Cloquet. Wright designed the service station, located at the intersection of Highways 45 and 33 in Cloquet, in 1955. He designed it for Cloquet resident Ray Lindholm.
One of the easiest home improvement projects - one that will add the most value to your home for the least amount of money - is painting. It's easy to keep your paint job looking great so it continues to add value to your home for years to come. Just do what professional painters do: use one coat of primer and one coat of paint instead of two coats of paint. Here's why: Primers hide previous colors - even the darkest blues and deepest reds - far better than paint alone and prevent them from showing through or changing the color of the topcoat.
I was stopped at a red light, trying to fight back tears in the wake of the youngest daughter's announcement that she was moving out. While I knew it was time for the 25-year-old "baby" of the family to strike out on her own, I couldn't help but cry as I prepared for her departure, playing out in my mind how I would be calm and collected when it came time to help her empty her drawers and closet as ... Wait a minute. Empty her drawers and closet? Take her stuff out of those bureaus, and that leaves me with 14 - count them, 14 - empty drawers.
There's just something about the word "serendipity" that's appealing. Maybe it's the way it bounces off the tongue like textual bubble wrap. Or, simply, that it means a surprising reward. We all love those, right? Which is why a store named Serendipity tells us, "Come in and find what you're not looking for, but what you really, really need!" Duluth has such a store and yes it is named Serendipity, and it's worth a visit. Appropriately located in a 102-year-old two-story house in Duluth's Lakeside neighborhood, Serendipity has an authentic homey feel to it.
Q: Tell the truth, have you ever written poetry? A: I have "committed poetry," as one former editor called it, about three times in print in my 29 years at the News Tribune. I probably shouldn't have. I've always maintained there are two kinds of poetry - good poetry, and the kind I understand. Q: Do people think your job is easy (i.e. "He just fishes all day")? Is it easy? A: I hear quite often that I have the "ideal job," by which most people mean I get paid to go hunting and fishing and camping and watching birds. It is a wonderful job.
Peggy Moen is used to charter buses pulling into her driveway and motorists coming to a halt outside her Foxboro home. But with 250 varieties of perennials gracing her property, she's come to expect a bit of attention. The madness started in the 80s, when she moved into her new house, where she once again vowed not to become a slave to her garden. "Of course that lasted only a few days and then I was making flower beds and planting," Moen explains. "I can't help myself.
To have chickens is to get chickens. Meaning when you raise poultry, people can't resist picking up that little chicken trinket in your honor. Walk into Nancy Nelson's Duluth home and you'll see. "People give me what I call chicken paraphernalia," says Nelson. Her collection includes a rubber chicken that produces a yolk when squeezed, a wind-up hen that lays jellybeans and several porcelain, wire and paper poultry offerings. But Nelson doesn't seem to mind the themed gifting. She developed a real affinity for the birds starting a couple of years ago with a friend's flock.
Scotch tape was born in Two Harbors? Well, yes, in a way it was. Take a trip up the shore to a little museum where the giant corporation 3M got its start. The quaint little museum is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and the Articles of Incorporation were signed in this building in 1902. The building served as 3M headquarters until the company moved to St. Paul in 1916. This building pays tribute to the birthplace of the company and traces the growth of a well-respected corporation known throughout the world.
Ask the locals in Minocqua, Wis., about the flying saucer in the area and they won't call you crazy. But they won't likely be able to give you directions to it, either. "I've heard of it, but I've never seen it," said Steve Black of Life Spring coffee house, which happens to be in a dome occasionally thought to be related to the out-of-this-world pod in nearby Arbor Vitae. Black offers to put on a Bigfoot suit and go searching for it, but it isn't necessary.