Health
5 ways acupuncture can improve your health

Western medicine in the 21st century is turning to ancient knowledge and techniques to alleviate many conditions and pains that have eluded even the most highly developed medical and pharmacological treatments.Acupuncture is one such ancient …

Ask the Doctors: Antihistamines to treat insomnia not advised

Marathons can affect your health - even if you're not running

Food
Toss veggies into hummus, roast them and enjoy a tasty crust

I remember being told in marketing class back in graduate school that the fastest growing food category in America was hummus. Hummus, our professor insisted to us disbelieving students, would soon be ubiquitous. I should have heeded his advice and …

Out-flank old ideas of flank steak with this rolled version

Cook the apples, lose the gap in your pie!

Insights

Should you postpone the wedding because of debt?

Q: I'm getting married, and my partner has hefty student loans and credit card bills. I don't. Should I be worried enough to reconsider?A: You're fortunate to have found someone you want to spend the next, oh, 60 years with.

Mind Your Manners: If you get an invitation, respond promptly

It's that time of year! Weddings, baby showers, graduation parties galore!Recently, my best friend called for advice concerning her daughter's wedding shower. She sent 35 invitations, six weeks before the event, and with only two weeks remaining, …

Instead of dyeing Easter eggs, try decoupage

When it comes to Easter eggs, dipping them in dye is fine, but for a more decorative and longer-lasting result, try decoupage.I tried three DIY techniques for adding colors and patterns to eggs using decoupage glue — Mod Podge is a popular …
Outdoors

Enjoying the poetry of the Vermont countryside in spring

It's here! Indeed it is here — let us acknowledge spring's arrival. Yellow coltsfoot have begun blooming along the roadways, the peepers have cleared their throats and unfurled their song sheets, the bears are leaving muddy footprints along …

Thom Smith | Naturewatch: Earth Day is more than one day a year

Just as Passover has eight days, and Christmas has twelve, Earth Day has 365 with an extra day added every four years. Impetus for Earth Day's birth on April 22, 1970, began with Rachel Carson's New York Times bestseller "Silent Spring" in 1962. …

Stargazers: Mooning around with Jupiter

It was little over four centuries ago that the great Italian astronomer Galileo Galilei first aimed his telescope skyward. It's amazing how many people believe that it was he who invented the telescope, but this was most likely an invention from …
Entertainment
'Moonlight' wins best picture at botched Academy Awards

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Oscar winner, take two.Barry Jenkins' "Moonlight" — not, as it turned out, "La La Land" — won best picture at the Academy Awards in a historic Oscar upset and an unprecedented fiasco that saw one winner swapped …

Oscars flap eclipses 'Moonlight' win, but civility reigns

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