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Game tips: 'Fire Emblem Heroes': shards, crystals, and where to get them

"Fire Emblem Heroes" may simplify the strategy formula down to a mobile-friendly format, but it still features some mechanics that aren't explained as well as they could be or made terribly clear. If you're hoping to strengthen your hero-filled army, then you'll want to know all about shards and crystals. Here's what you need to know.

Home & Garden

On Gardening: Colorful storm brewing in the spring garden

There has been a storm brewing in North Carolina and it is one that will prove to beautify our landscapes across the country. The Mountain Horticultural Crops Research Station in Mills River N.C. already horticultural heroes of sorts with their incredible white flowered Sweet Tea Mountain Gordlinia are now bringing the landscape the Double Take Storm flowering quinces with the most shocking blooms you ever imagined.

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Parents @ Play: Animals, animals everywhere

We're gearing up for Toy Fair, where we'll be spending four days up to our ears in toys and games. Over the next couple of weeks, we'll fill you in on what's new and exciting for 2017. But one thing we can guarantee right now: regardless of whatever else is trending, animals will never go out of style. Here are some of our current faves.

Home & Garden

Answer Man: Does changing the direction of a ceiling fan really save you money?

Q: They say you're supposed to reverse the direction of ceiling fans in the winter to improve the circulation of warm air, thus helping your furnace's heating efficiency while reducing your utility bill. But most homes have their warm air ducts at floor level. My house is a little funny in that a previous owner who installed the HVAC system had the ducts placed near the ceiling. Do the same rules still apply?

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One kitty, two kitty, three kitties in a Mississippi tree

Watch as a litter of kittens pop out of the hollow trunk of one of the Live oaks on Washington Avenue in downtown Ocean Springs, Mississippi.
Amanda McCoy Sun Herald
One kitty, two kitty, three kitties in a Mississippi tree 0:49

One kitty, two kitty, three kitties in a Mississippi tree

Whip up great guacamole in time for the Super Bowl 1:05

Whip up great guacamole in time for the Super Bowl

Ladder safety 101: How to avoid painful falls 3:06

Ladder safety 101: How to avoid painful falls

Threatened alligator snapping turtles rehabilitated in Texas, released into the wild 2:25

Threatened alligator snapping turtles rehabilitated in Texas, released into the wild