Winter woman posing at white background and having fun January 07 2015

25 Life Hacks for Winter

Winter is the perfect time to enjoy time with loved ones in the snow, but it is also important to recognize some tricks and hacks that can make it a little easier to handle. Whether it is snowing or simply cold outside, there are hacks that can make it easier to enjoy the New Hampshire weather to the fullest this winter. 1. Clean Your Car … Read More

Freestyle skiing January 05 2015

Aerial Ski Jumpers – The Science!

From the opening credits of the “Wide World of Sports” television program to any winter Olympics broadcast, we have all probably held our collective breath at the sight of a skier soaring, spinning and spiraling, suspended 50 feet in the air. For viewers, it s difficult to tell where these daredevils might land, but these athletes spend years practicing their sport to make it look … Read More

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A Brief History of Skis

If you thought those decrepit old wooden skis you found in your grandfather’s barn were old, wait until you hear these tales of the first generation of skis. Here’s a brief history of skis and how they were used, way back before you were even a twinkle in the universe’s eye. Skis were first invented as mobile devices to help hungry nomadic tribesmen follow their … Read More

champagne December 19 2014

5 Unusual New Year's Rituals

Here in the U.S., we traditionally celebrate ringing in the New Year’s with a champagne toast, a jolly or teary rendition of Auld Lang Syne and a kiss at midnight. But around the world, nations celebrate New Year’s in a variety of fun and interesting ways. Here are some of our favorites. Parting With Past Transgressions In Ecuadorian history, citizens would fabricate dummies made in … Read More

wrapped-present December 17 2014

6 Creative Holiday Gift Wrapping Ideas

The holiday shopping was fun, but now you’re faced with wrapping all those amazing gifts. How can you wrap them without them all ending up looking the same? Try out these seven unique and creative ways to add interest to your holiday gift wrapping project. Incorporate Natural Elements Nothing says holiday like natural pinecones and cinnamon sticks. Top your beautifully wrapped gift with natural or … Read More

Christmas Ornaments December 16 2014

7 DIY Christmas Ornaments

Classic colorful bulbs and ornaments you have purchased over the years are wonderful ways to decorate your Christmas tree and your home each holiday season, but sometimes you want to mix things up and add something special to your decorations. One fun way to mix up your holiday decor is to make your own ornaments. If you have never taken on such a project before, … Read More

Whiskey December 15 2014

5 Forgotten Drinks of New England

Two hundred years later, we may think of the early colonial New England residents as being puritanical, interested only in politics and religion. However, the truth is that many of these early New Englanders enjoyed a cocktail (or two) now and again. Many of these early New England recipes have become forgotten over the years to make way for new drinks. At Stonehurst Manor this … Read More

power-of-giving December 14 2014

The Power of Giving

Studies have shown that the act of giving can actually lead to better health. When you give, the goodwill that you generate radiates outward and then back to you. Here’s more about the power of giving and some suggested ways to give this holiday season. Giving is an intrinsically selfless act. Whether you give your time, your energy, money or other physical gift, the simple … Read More

Man giving a present to woman December 13 2014

Hottest Christmas Gifts for Women 2014

As the holidays approach each year, you probably feel that moment of panic, wondering what to buy the women in your life, especially that one special woman. You might even find yourself putting off your search until later in the season each year because you feel so much apprehension about finding “the right gift” for her. However, when you reimagine the way you approach your … Read More