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Water cooler: J.K. Rowling releases first chapters of ‘The Ickabog’

J.K. Rowling is publishing a new children’s book online. The “Harry Potter” author released the first two chapters of “The Ickabog” on a new website ( Tuesday, explaining that the story will be released for free over the next seven weeks. Posted every weekday, each installment will be “a chapter (or two or three).”

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Water cooler: Let your imagination bloom with these Mother’s Day gifts

Uh-oh – where has the time gone? It is almost Mother’s Day. Do you have a gift ready for mom or another special woman or caregiver in your life? Getting the perfect Mother’s Day gift may be a bit more challenging this year since we are not in school and not able to get to the store as much. Here are some ideas to help you figure out a creative and meaningful gift for this Mother’s Day.
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Water cooler: It’s a fair day for science at home

Get outside today with these fun outdoor science experiments. Insect Hotel: Attract bugs that can be beneficial for pollination and keeping away pests. Use a wood or cardboard box. Use smaller pieces of wood or smaller cardboard boxes to create the “rooms” for the bugs. Fill each room with a bug-friendly nesting material. Solitary bees are attracted to wood with deep holes drilled into them, or bundles of wood with holes for them to nestle into. Butterflies are attracted to bundles of leaves. Use burlap, bark, pebbles, dried flowers or newspaper scraps. Glue the materials in place. Place the hotel outside, somewhere away from entrances to your home. Keep a log of what kinds of bugs come to visit your hotel.
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Water cooler: When at home, write a poem

Did you know April is National Poetry Month? It was established in the U.S. in 1996 by the Academy of American Poets to celebrate and raise awareness about poetry and why it matters.

Asking the right questions of your CBD company

Bluegrass Hemp Oil in Spokane Valley offers a variety of products that can be very effective for helping with some health conditions. (Courtesy BHO)

If you are like most CBD (cannabidiol) curious consumers, you’ve heard CBD can help with many ailments.