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Luminaries saw the Berkshires as a work of art

08/04/2015 10:46 AM EDT
It's not just Melville, Hawthorne and Wharton. Sure, most are familiar with Herman Melville, Nathaniel Hawthorne and Edith Wharton and their ties to the Berkshires. 
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HEALTH & SCIENCE
Overcoming any of life's many crises with resiliency

The world can be a wonderful place. It can also be wildly unpredictable. In the midst of what seems to be a steady and happy period in life, an event suddenly happens that feels like a catastrophe. Full Story
FOOD
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Great with nachos: Easy pitcher-style cocktails

A summer party is no time for mixing individual cocktails. That's what's called a buzzkill. Full Story
OUTDOORS
Stargazers: Billions of stars and miles between

Guests on my popular Night Sky Tours quickly become accustomed to hearing large numbers. Full Story
Berkshire Lifestyles
Short Answers: Friendship is high price to pay

07/30/2015 01:27 PM EDT
Dear Short Answers >> When two adult couples go out to dinner together, is there a nice way to say we don't want to split the check 50/50 when we clearly spent far less than the other couple? 
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Strange but True: Are cell phones making us less smart?
07/30/2015 01:26 PM EDT - A: With smartphones, multi-tasking becomes pretty much the order of the day, reports Rob Asghar on www. Full Story

Luminaries saw the Berkshires as a work of art
08/04/2015 10:46 AM EDT - It's not just Melville, Hawthorne and Wharton. Sure, most are familiar with Herman Melville, Nathaniel Hawthorne and Edith Wharton and their ties to the Berkshires. Full Story

Raising kids: Expert urges a return to parental intuition
07/30/2015 01:25 PM EDT - Parents should lose the flash cards, learning apps and other educational gadgets and strategies de jour, advises Stephen Camarata, a child development researcher and professor who thinks they need to rediscover their inner "parenting voice" instead. Full Story

Book review: 'Who Let the Dog Out?' satisfies to very end
07/23/2015 02:03 PM EDT - With his sharp wit and skillful courtroom tactics, lawyer Andy Carpenter continues to shine in "Who Let the Dog Out? Full Story

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Landmark New York hotel can't get bike-sharing rack removed

NEW YORK (AP) — A landmark New York City hotel's bid to get rid of a bicycle-sharing rack from a space across from its entrance has been rejected. Full Story
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New disc matches Elvis Presley with Royal Philharmonic

NEW YORK (AP) — A new CD scheduled for release in November will unite the music of Elvis Presley with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra on songs like "Burning Love" and "Love Me Tender. Full Story
One Direction's Louis Tomlinson forced to admit impending fatherhood

A day after band member Liam Payne confirms the news, Tomlinson acknowledges for the first time that he's going to be a dad -- after getting blindsided by question on 'Good Morning America.'