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The bird food you offer will determine the winter company you get

Backyard birding can be an enjoyable and rewarding experience, perhaps especially so during the winter months. Whether you actively engage in creation or improvement of backyard habitat or just provide feeders stocked with favored birdfood items, a number of opportunistic birds can visit your yard on a daily basis. If you're consistent with your bird-feeding efforts, local resident birds will have your yard on the list of their daily rounds. Migrant winter resident birds soon learn from the “locals” where they can find a meal, water and/or shelter, and those that survive until next winter most often return to the same sites where they sojourned the previous year.

Family

Game tips: How to buy and change clothes in Pokemon Sun and Moon

"Pokemon Sun" and "Pokemon Moon" offer players a chance to have multiple customization options for their trainer's look, thanks to clothing stores and options spread across the islands of Alola. It can be tricky to figure out how this works, so allow us to give you some tips for buying and changing your clothes.

Family

Movie review: 'The Edge of Seventeen' offers life lessons in the guise of humor

This may look like another chick flick on the outside, but it also teaches some nice lessons. Nadine's (Hailee Steinfeld) situation is exceptionally bad. Her father, the glue of the family, passed just before her high school years and she is really struggling socially. On the other hand, her brother Darian (Blake Jenner) is a complete stud and the polar opposite of Nadine.

Food & Drink

Cookbook made for lovers of sweet potatoes

Friends of mine grew sweet potatoes this year. They told me that after digging up these vitamin-packed treats, a sweet potato’s need to “cure.” I never knew that sweet potatoes had to be “cured”. Actually, there is a lot I don’t know about this tasty traditional holiday side dish star.

Videos

How to keep your Christmas tree from turning into a tragedy

Holiday decorations contribute to hundreds of home fires every year. Here are some tips from Boise Firefighters' Local 149 and the Boise Fire Department in Idaho to keep your home safe this holiday season.
Boise Firefighters' Local 149 and the Boise Fire Department
How to keep your Christmas tree from turning into a tragedy 2:42

How to keep your Christmas tree from turning into a tragedy

Thanksgiving dinner table: food and gratitude 2:00

Thanksgiving dinner table: food and gratitude

Frying turkeys: how to do it safely 1:14

Frying turkeys: how to do it safely

Cold Beer, hot food and plaid skirts return to the Grand Strand as Tilted Kilt opens its new location in Myrtle Beach SC 1:26

Cold Beer, hot food and plaid skirts return to the Grand Strand as Tilted Kilt opens its new location in Myrtle Beach SC