(Stephanie zollshan — the berkshire eagle)
Think spring and start planning your garden

It may be cold outside, but think warm thoughts of planning your garden
02/27/2015 04:19 PM EST
Buy seeds and plan the garden, or, is it plan the garden and buy seeds? The latter seems to make more sense. 
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HEALTH & SCIENCE
New study: Exposure to peanuts helps prevent allergies

Study: Giving peanut-based products to children at early age can help build tolerance
For years, parents of babies who seem likely to develop a peanut allergy have gone to extremes to keep them away from peanut-based foods. Full Story
FOOD
(Matthew Mead — The Associated Press)
10 fresh ideas for your slow cooker

Tired of slow-cooker meals? Try one of these 10 variations on a classic recipe
Lots of people love their slow cookers. Just as many folks don't. We tend to be in the latter group. Full Story
OUTDOORS
Thom Smith: 'Playing possum' part of survival strategy

Q: We watched an opossum sniffing around our back yard in the afternoon! Is that just uncommon or is it sick, like with rabies? Full Story
Berkshire Lifestyles
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Think spring and start planning your garden

It may be cold outside, but think warm thoughts of planning your garden
02/27/2015 04:19 PM EST
Buy seeds and plan the garden, or, is it plan the garden and buy seeds? The latter seems to make more sense. 
Full Story
Before hiking, think about your feet
02/27/2015 04:18 PM EST - NEW YORK >> A big, bad pair of hiking boots and the bloody hurt they inflicted on Cheryl Strayed's feet were co-stars in her book "Wild," as they were for Reese Witherspoon in the popular movie adaptation that earned the actress an Oscar nomination. Full Story

Strange But True: Always connected with technology
02/27/2015 04:18 PM EST - Q: In this highly computerized world, if there's a word for what we're all going through, what might it be? Full Story

Short Answers: Greetings are seasonal woe
02/27/2015 04:17 PM EST - Dear Short Answers >> Recently I was at a party where the host greeted everybody with a hug and a kiss. Full Story

Oscar parties: Walk the red carpet, in the Berkshires
02/20/2015 05:01 PM EST - PITTSFIELD >> It's a glamorous night filled with black ties, ballgowns, red-carpet smiles and prizes. Full Story

(Luca Bruno/AP)
Femininity gets a rethink during Milan Fashion Week

MILAN (AP) — Femininity is getting a rethink in Milan. Designers are incorporating more masculine tailoring, while giving a contemporary edge to normally girly touches like bows, ruffles, lace and, yes, polka dots. Full Story