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Updated at 11:45 AM

You may be able to "make up" for your increased risk of death due to a sedentary lifestyle by engaging in enough physical activity. So just how much is enough?

Updated at 10:40 AM

Midsummer. My basil plants are flourishing on the deck. Pots of dill generously season my potato salads and stuffed eggs. Hearty sprigs of oregano add the perfect depth to my tomato sauces.

Updated at 10:09 AM

Q: I have a recipe for truffle mashed potatoes. Wow. The recipe calls for white truffle oil, which I have found online but is outrageously expensive. It is olive oil with artificial truffle essence. I have found black truffle oil for less cost. Can...

Updated at 10:01 AM

Most tea parties don’t begin with a trip to a hen house to gather eggs for egg-salad sandwiches.But the annual children’s tea at the Stratford Ecological Center in Delaware isn’t the ordinary kind; it’s the garden variety.

Updated at 9:48 AM

“Honey, do we have any sunscreen?” wondered my husband.“Yes,” I responded. I bought, like, a case of it years ago.”“You know that stuff expires, right?”

Updated Jul 26, 2016 at 4:49 PM

Heat waves aren't just unpleasant — they can be deadly. So here's how to stay safe and beat the heat.

Updated Jul 26, 2016 at 4:34 PM

Most experts agree that storing the beans in the freezer is a no-no. But, It turns out that freezing coffee beans before grinding them helps the beans break down more evenly, which is important because the size of the grind affects the rate at which...

Updated Jul 26, 2016 at 3:17 PM

According to my old self and flawed standards, I would be failing miserably. Thank goodness I finally learned to start measuring my progress by things that matter — strength, ability, endurance, health and happiness.

Updated Jul 26, 2016 at 2:53 PM

When the blooming does finally happen, the flower will reach up to 8 feet in height as it displays its unique bright red interior. It will also, of course, start producing its distinct stench.

Updated Jul 26, 2016 at 10:28 AM

Children are entering groups at earlier and earlier ages. Once in groups, they begin to be thought of as being in school. Being in “school” they should be “learning,” and learning has come to mean the three R’s, plus mastery of other material once...

Updated Jul 26, 2016 at 10:15 AM

There are two kinds of people at a party. There are those whose words and actions announce, “Here I am!” and those whose words and actions say, “There you are!” The “Here I am” person might be the life of the party but it’s the “There you are”...

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