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Life skills your kids should know

10/20/2016 06:18 AM EDT
Colleges and employers alike are reporting that young people can't do life's most basic tasks. 
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(Jabin Botsford — The Washington Post)
Why you should eat the rainbow — and the paler foods, too

How many times have you heard the phrases "eat the rainbow" or "avoid white at night"? Full Story
Bits and Bites: Sample German wines, hard cider and honey

German wine seminar Discover the exact opposite of what you think about German Riesling (. Full Story
Stargazer: Intruder alert! See the dwarf planet Ceres

It was on the first day of the 19th century that the Italian priest, mathematician and astronomer Giuseppe Piazzi found a strange object in the sky that no one had ever seen before — an "intruder" among the familiar stars of the constellation Taurus, the bull. Full Story
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Sparks debuts his 20th novel, 'Two By Two'

10/14/2016 01:25 PM EDT
In 1996, Nicholas Sparks introduced the world to Allie and Noah in his best-selling novel "The Notebook. 
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Book review: '50 Hikes in the Berkshire Hills'
10/14/2016 01:25 PM EDT - "50 Hikes in the Berkshire Hills," by Lauren R. Stevens is one of those wonderful guides to the outdoors that comes along every so often from a devoted, enthusiastic and expert voice that covers it all, delivering plenty of interesting and valuable information, and providing technical knowledge to make each section a perfect "go to" when considering a hike here in the Berkshires. Full Story

Danson is in good place as star of new sitcom
10/14/2016 01:21 PM EDT - NEW YORK >> While prepping for his role on NBC's "The Good Place," Ted Danson stopped by Wardrobe to get his character outfitted. Full Story

Short Answers: Few words owed to beau's ex
10/14/2016 01:20 PM EDT - Dear Short Answers >> I live in a small town. Someone I know broke up with her guy a few months ago. Full Story

Go Green: Repurposing your fallen leaves
10/14/2016 01:20 PM EDT - In this column, staff at the Center for EcoTechnology offer advice on easy ways for people — and businesses — to introduce green changes in their daily lives. Full Story

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Taylor Swift and Tom Hiddleston split up

Taylor Swift decides Tom Hiddleston isn’t the one after all and hands him his walking papers.