The Nutrition Center launches one-stop food directory

Berkshire Food Web one-stop directory of Berkshire County food resources
10/09/2015 01:14 PM EDT
PITTSFIELD >> Now, thanks to The Nutrition Center, finding local food resources is just one click away. 
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Elephants' genes may help protect people from cancer

CHICAGO >> Cancer is much less common in elephants than in humans, even though the big beasts' bodies have many more cells. Full Story
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Too many apples? Make apple butter, pie filling

I've seen this sentiment come up in my Facebook feed over and over again in the past few weeks: People go apple-picking, come home with about 100 apples, make a crisp or a pie, and then shrug. Full Story
Thom Smith: Short days, long nights create fall colors

Q: Why do leaves turn color and what triggers this annual spectacle? What makes this part of the country so colorful? Full Story
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Cookbook author offers tips to eat well for $4 a day

Cookbook author creates recipes, gives tips for families on tight budgets
10/09/2015 01:15 PM EDT
Pittsfield >> When you think of cooking on a tight budget — think $4 per person, per day — the smell of tuna noodle casserole or images of globs of processed cheese probably come to mind, right? 
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Success story for unusual bedtime book
10/09/2015 12:10 PM EDT - NEW YORK >> You may have heard of Roger. He's the little rabbit in a new bedtime book that can't go to sleep, RIGHT NOW. Full Story

Strange but True: 'eBooks' changing industry language
10/09/2015 12:09 PM EDT - Q: Have you read a good "p-book" lately? How about a "pbook"? A: These are common nouns to distinguish books "printed on paper" from those "printed on electrons," so to speak, according to Paul McFedries in "IEEE Spectrum" magazine. Full Story

Patrick Kennedy memoir creates rift among family
10/09/2015 12:09 PM EDT - PROVIDENCE, R.I. >> A memoir by former U.S. Rep. Patrick Kennedy has created a rift with family members upset over his portrayal of family secrecy, substance abuse and mental illness, including that of his father, late Massachusetts Sen. Full Story

Book review: Sandra Cisneros' 'A House of My Own'
10/09/2015 12:09 PM EDT - In her compilation of essays, speeches, letters and notes, Sandra Cisneros takes readers behind the typewriters she has written upon over the decades, revealing the rooms in which her novels and poems were composed, the thoughts circling her mind as she created the characters so many have adored, and introducing the people she loved and lost along the way in "A House of My Own. Full Story