For speedy composting give pile air, food, water

...ratios. Chopping the raw materials gives microorganisms more surface area to "chew" on. A machete is a cheap and satisfying tool for this job. QUENCH YOUR PILE'S THIRST: Another frequent cause of a sluggish compost pile is insufficient moisture. Sun...

Silence is conspicuous

...action. Diplomacy is useless with these fanatics. All they understand is force.If I were the president I would use every tool in my arsenal to deal with this threat, except ground forces. Cruise missiles, 1,000 drones armed to the teeth and a few...

The mistakes executives make: Failing to plan is planning to fail

...investment of finite resources and provides the framework to build a system of accountability. The plan can be an effective tool for engaging others who may be interested in serving, investing in or doing business with the organization. The bottom line...

GreenJackets Player Report: Christian Arroyo

...skills will show at higher levels. The hit tool could even reach plus with further development...is, that's the only above-average tool. Aside from below-average power, the...Arroyo's approach improves and maxes his hit tool, and he develops more power than expected...

Former South Carolina players Bobby Haney, Nolan Belcher hold camp

...touches on the beginning of his professional career in the San Francisco Giants system.Haney uses the book as an inspirational tool and teaches how to have a winning mindset."I've learned a lot. There's a lot of negativity (in baseball)," he said...

Pros and cons of pressure washing

...using a power washer lies in applying the right pressure and tip."It's like anything else ? you have to learn how the tool operates," he said.Gas pressure washers tend to be more powerful, noisier, heavier and more expensive. Manuals that come...

Augusta ranks 92nd among 200 safest driving cities

...Fort Collins will experience an auto collision every 14.2 years, which is 29.6 percent less likely than the national average of every 10 years.To see an interactive mapping tool of the study, visit allstate.com/BestDriversReport.

Study: Forests, wetlands are shrinking south of Augusta

...many cases it also represents trends in farming, irrigation and timber practices.If you want to explore the online mapping tool for your county or state, the data is online at http://www.csc.noaa.gov/ccapatlas. RECYCLED MILITARY ARMOR: Ever...

Seven Clever Food Strategies for Stretching a Small Budget

...substantially healthier than fast food fare. If you really need the convenience, plan ahead and make your own. Our biggest tool in the war against convenience foods is to prep as much in advance as possible. For example, I'll make a bunch of pizza dough...

Thirteen Strategies for Financial Independence Through Self-Sufficiency

...social network has helped me to find multiple jobs over the course of my life. A great social network is an incredibly powerful tool for becoming more self-sustaining. You can get started by getting involved in community events and civic groups; for a list...