About: Heather Ray

As the former editor of a healthy living magazine, Heather has also worked in the field of mental health and spent spare time pursuing nutrition and science courses at the local college.

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Smoky and the Bears

The Great Smoky Mountains National Park is one of the few places remaining in the eastern United States where black bears live in the wild, More

National Humor Month

Any month that kicks off with a day dedicated to practical jokes is bound to be bursting with laughter and smiles. The calendar reserves most More

Setting the Stage

How to put on a show for potential homebuyers — without breaking the bank. HGTV's Lisa LaPorta shares a few tips on home staging.  More

How to Prevent Identity Theft

Are you having an identity crisis? Can a cashier steal your identity by asking for your driver's license? Don't let this happen to you.  More

Spring Home Makeover

Is your home ready for summer entertaining? Spruce up the place with tips from the HGTV expert.  More

Easter Madness

Come Sunday, April 12, 2009, Easter takes Manhattan as hundreds crowd the famed Fifth Avenue in New York City for a parade unlike any other. More

The Wheat-Free Way
The Wheat-Free Way

Bye-Bye Bagel; You Will Be Missed Have you ever felt sick, nauseous, and bloated immediately after eating? How about every time you eat? A friend More

Won’t You Be My Neighbor? Day
Won’t You Be My Neighbor? Day

I don’t know about yours, but my calendar is filling up quick with whimsical holidays, ranging from Cheese Day to Merry-Go-Round Day to Fly a More

I’m in an Eco-State-of-Mind!
I’m in an Eco-State-of-Mind!

Dear St. Patrick: You’ll be happy to know that people around the world are going green—year-round! (Well, most people anyway.) There was a time when More

Barbie Celebrates 50 Years

For a woman of a “certain age,” Barbie looks pretty good—well preserved, in fact. Would you believe that the lithe lady remains as popular as More

A Salute to Paul Harvey

The Saturday Evening Post magazine salutes veteran newsman Paul Harvey, dubbed the “voice of Middle America.” More

I’ll Just Have Water
I’ll Just Have Water

I’m not a diabetic, but I eat like one. I’m not much of a believer in Rhonda Byrne’s “Secret,” but I often practice the power More


Scanning through the movie listings in the newspaper, I never would have put Slumdog Millionaire on my must-see list. Just one of the many lessons More

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