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Lauren Heartsill Dowdle is the editor-at-large of Total Landscape Care magazine and the production editor of Better Roads. Previously the associate editor of Equipment World and Total Landscape Care magazines, she has been with Randall-Reilly Publishing since 2010. A national, award-winning writer, Lauren graduated from the University of Alabama with a communications degree and minor in music. You can reach Lauren at lheartsill.rrpub@gmail.com.


3 tips for being more productive

Jun 26, 2014

3 tips for being more productive

What’s the value of six minutes? That’s the question Paul H. Burton, developer of QuietSpacing, posed at the Turf & Ornamental Communicators Association (TOCA) in New Orleans, Louisiana. At first, six minutes doesn’t seem like much. But if you could get six ...

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Dangerous tunnel 'game' ends in vehicular crash, multiple injuries

May 28, 2014

Dangerous tunnel 'game' ends in vehicular crash, multiple injuries

You’ve probably heard the old superstition about holding your breath through a tunnel for good luck — or maybe you play it as a game with your family. I know I’ve attempted to not breathe for fun if going through a ...

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VIDEO: Company 3-D prints 10 homes in 24 hours

May 08, 2014

VIDEO: Company 3-D prints 10 homes in 24 hours

With construction being a physical, hands-on industry, you might not have even considered that a computer could do your job. But a Chinese company has created technology where a 3-D printer created 10 buildings in 24 hours. Before you get worried — ...

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Succeed by learning how to fail

May 07, 2014

Succeed by learning how to fail

We’ve all heard that you get stronger with failure, but who actually likes to fail at something? Maybe that’s because we are going about it all wrong. Megan McArdle – author of “The Up Side of Down: Why Failing Well is the ...

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5 Reasons to Look for a New Job

Apr 10, 2014

5 Reasons to Look for a New Job

We’ve all had that job that makes us dread getting up in the morning — and some of us are still in it. But, what makes us dislike our work so much? In my experience, it isn’t the money. Of course, ...

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Happy New Year

Dec 31, 2013

Happy New Year

7 Interesting Christmas Facts

Dec 24, 2013

7 Interesting Christmas Facts

With Christmas just a day away, it's time to stop worrying about work, presents or decorations and start enjoying time with friends and family. Here are some Christmas trivia questions to get you in the holiday spirit. 1. Alabama was the ...

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Deere releases four E-Series mid-frame skid steers, CTLs

Dec 18, 2013

Deere releases four E-Series mid-frame skid steers, CTLs

Two skid steer models (318E, 320E) and two compact track loader models (319E, 323E) join John Deere’s E-Series line, which was introduced earlier this year. The machines include upgraded boom performance, auxiliary lines that are integrated through the boom and cab improvements aimed ...

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Are Laws Made to be Broken?

Sep 12, 2013

Are Laws Made to be Broken?

I thought the point of carpool lanes was to cut down on the amount of drivers for traffic and environmental reasons. However, it looks like these once-designated lanes are more of an option than a set rule. In Los Angeles on ...

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PHOTOS: Where Buses Go To Die

Sep 10, 2013

PHOTOS: Where Buses Go To Die

Somewhere underground in Belgium a tomb for retired buses, trams and other public transportation vehicles is hidden and forgotten. This unfinished metro tunnel serves as the final resting place for these automobiles. While dust and cobwebs adorn most of the vehicles, ...

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Why Millennials Aren’t Buying Cars

Sep 06, 2013

Why Millennials Aren’t Buying Cars

It isn’t that the younger generation doesn’t have a job or money – they just prefer to delay or put off buying a car altogether. They are more apt to hop on the subway or other public transportation system, reports GPB ...

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DOT Loses State’s Trust

Sep 04, 2013

DOT Loses State’s Trust

Delays and redesign costs have added an extra $128 million to the Washington State Department of Transportation's (WSDOT) Highway 520 bridge project, reports The Columbian. The design caused cracks in the giant pontoons, causing them to change their plans. The reserve ...

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