How to get your home, family, health on track for spring

Staff reports

We've "sprung ahead" for daylight saving time, and the season begins in earnest March 20. Click on the stories to the right for helpful home, garden and health tips, and see below for videos and links to other advice.

-- Women's spring fashion trends include bold colors and '70s flashbacks.

-- The '70s are the era for fashionable shoes as well -- this season's trends include platform wedges.

-- Prepare for spring's big events and holidays: Major League Baseball's season starts Thursday, March 31; Earth Day is Friday, April 22; Easter is Sunday, April 24; and Mother's Day is Sunday, May 8.

-- Another major event this spring will be the U.K.'s royal wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton April 29.

-- Family-friendly movies due out this spring include "Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules" March 25 and "Hop" April 1. Other big releases include "Scream 4" April 15 and "Water for Elephants" April 22.

-- Want to know what the spring weather outlook is for your region? Consult the venerable Old Farmer's Almanac, or follow's blog.

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