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  • Replace roof shingles

    Replace roof shingles
    Repairing or installing a roof is not on our list of do-it-yourself jobs because neither of us enjoys working on a ladder and crawling around a roof. If a small repair is needed on a single-story house, we're willing to do it for two reasons: one, it's...
  • Specialized roofing nailer may be worth it even for just one job

    Specialized roofing nailer may be worth it even for just one job
    DEAR TIM: I've decided to re-roof my house because I simply can't afford to pay a roofer. I'll be stripping off all the shingles down to the bare wood. Do you feel it's worth it to buy a nail gun to install the roofing nails? What can you tell me about...
  • Ignore a leaky door at your peril

    Ignore a leaky door at your peril
    DEAR TIM: When it rains, water leaks into our basement just under our front door. The previous owner installed the door, and much of the work he did around the house we've discovered is substandard. What do you think is the cause of the water leak under...
  • Seniors should guard against shingles

    Seniors should guard against shingles
    Pneumonia, flu and shingles all affect seniors disproportionately to the rest of the population. These vaccine-preventable diseases account for more than 50,000 deaths annually in the U.S., according to the Alliance for Aging Research in its newly...
  • Travel Postcard: 48 hours in Martha's Vineyard

    Travel Postcard: 48 hours in Martha's Vineyard
    OAK BLUFFS, Massachusetts (Reuters) - Just 10 miles off the southwestern shore of Cape Cod, the island of Martha's Vineyard boasts pristine beaches, soaring cliffs, peaceful meadows, bustling towns and plenty of bucolic island charm. Although a summer...
  • Touching Lincoln: 16th president spent most of his adult life in Springfield, Ill.

    Touching Lincoln: 16th president spent most of his adult life in Springfield, Ill.
    SPRINGFIELD, Ill. - "Be sure to use the handrail," national park guide Ronnie van Nostrand said as he led a small tour group upstairs in the only home Abraham Lincoln ever owned. "It's the same railing Mr. Lincoln used." We had all come to Springfield...
  • People with shingles show no higher cancer risk

    People with shingles show no higher cancer risk
    NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - People who come down with shingles seem to have no higher-than-normal risk of developing cancer later on, a study published Monday confirms. Researchers found that for nearly 36,000 Taiwanese adults with shingles, the...
  • Topical Listerine eases one reader's shingles pain

    Topical Listerine eases one reader's shingles pain
    Q: Three weeks after a shingles attack, I was suffering excruciating nerve pain across the right side of my scalp and behind my ear. Acetaminophen with codeine was not working. One morning at 3 a.m. I finally turned on the light, grabbed my laptop and...
  • Louise Erdrich seeks justice

    "Small trees had attacked my parents' house at the foundation,” begins “The Round House,” Louise Erdrich's wise and suspenseful new novel. Bazil and Joe, a tribal judge and his 13-year-old son, work to pry loose the stalky shoots...
  • Family returns to their wrecked house: 'Hey, it's Oklahoma'

    Family returns to their wrecked house: 'Hey, it's Oklahoma'
    OKLAHOMA CITY -- "Welcome to my home," Olga Cordero said, and walked into her roofless living room. It was Friday morning. When they last saw their home, there had been a pile of dead horses nearby at Orr's Family Farm, victims of Monday's monster...
  • Caught in the current of reverse migration

    Caught in the current of reverse migration
    CUATRO MILPAS, MEXICO— In this hardscrabble farming village, an American teenager like Luis Martinez was bound to stand out. Raised on Little Caesars pizzas and Big Gulps, Luis, 13, was portly. The village kids, subsisting on bowls of chicken...
  • Two-alarm fire reported at Universal Studios Hollywood

     
    Los Angeles County firefighters are responding to a two-alarm fire reported at Universal Studios Hollywood....