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We spoke with Annjie Schiefelbein who began keeping chickens in her backyard several years ago while living near downtown St. Louis. She recently moved to a more rural area just outside of the town of Cahokia, Illinois. She has had to go without a coop during the transition but is planning to expand her flock soon. 

Beds in catalogs always look effortlessly stylish, but it’s not hard to bring that style to your own bedroom. The secret is a mix of layers, patterns and pillows. These tips can help you transform your bed — and the look of your entire bedroom.

For safety’s sake, we added a hand railing to a basement stairway and regretted not doing it sooner. Since stairs are the location for many home accidents, the addition of a handrail to steady yourself, especially when carrying something, means safe passage. A handrail is also needed on a wide-open or steep stairway. Whichever direction you’re going – up or down – a stair railing ensures safe footing and passage on a stairway.

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — Alaska Gov. Mike Dunleavy laid out an optimistic vision of the state's future Tuesday during an election year address to lawmakers that comes amid a period of higher oil prices and follows a year marked by drawn-out, bruising legislative sessions.

WASHINGTON (AP) — Army Spc. Javzailia Pineiro joined New York’s National Guard in late 2019, and started work as a truck driver just as the pandemic was starting to hit. For months she drove around the state, spending long days delivering masks, water, food and other supplies.

COMACHUEN, Mexico (AP) — Mexico’s remittances — the money migrants send home to their relatives — have soared in the past two years, and are now expected to top $50 billion for the first time once 2021's figures are added up. That would surpass almost all other sources of Mexico's foreign income.

This healthy pasta salad recipe from @sammypur uses calorie reduced rotini and is stuffed with bell peppers, tomatoes, and broccoli. Her juicy chicken recipe adds lean protein.

Want a plant-based alternative to the egg or chicken salad sandwich? Try this hearty chickpea salad recipe from @lahbco. Fresh herbs and spices give this lunch option lots of flavor.

Overnight oats are a breakfast meal prep standby for good reason. TikTok creator @kathleenbalmonte shows how fast it is to prepare two days of breakfast. Using cupcake liners to keep add-in ingredients dry is also a smart meal prep hack.

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