5 ways acupuncture can improve your health

Western medicine in the 21st century is turning to ancient knowledge and techniques to alleviate many conditions and pains that have eluded even the most highly developed medical and pharmacological treatments.Acupuncture is one such ancient …

Ask the Doctors: Antihistamines to treat insomnia not advised

Q: I'm leery of sleep drugs, so I've been taking Benadryl to help me sleep. Now I read that it should be taken only for a limited time. What's the story on this drug?A: Diphenhydramine HCL, or Benadryl, is a sedating antihistamine. The medication …

Marathons can affect your health - even if you're not running

Marathons can be risky for hearts, but not necessarily those of the runners. It takes longer for nearby residents to get to a hospital for emergency heart care on the day of a race and they're less likely to survive, a U.S. study finds.

Toss veggies into hummus, roast them and enjoy a tasty crust

I remember being told in marketing class back in graduate school that the fastest growing food category in America was hummus. Hummus, our professor insisted to us disbelieving students, would soon be ubiquitous. I should have heeded his advice and …

Out-flank old ideas of flank steak with this rolled version

Do you ever have the feeling that the world is lying to you? That everyone else in humanity has agreed to love something terrible, and you have to play along or risk looking like a fool?

Cook the apples, lose the gap in your pie!

Any number of tasks may strike you as easy as pie, but anyone who's ever actually made a pie can tell you that it actually requires some care if you want it to turn out well.Consider apple pie. Its ingredients are few and elemental: apples, of …
Thom Smith | Naturewatch: Earth Day is more than one day a year

Just as Passover has eight days, and Christmas has twelve, Earth Day has 365 with an extra day added every four years. Impetus for Earth Day's birth on April 22, 1970, began with Rachel Carson's New York Times bestseller "Silent Spring" in 1962. …

Stargazers: Mooning around with Jupiter

Ron Kujawski | Garden Journal: With a little care, life of Easter plants can be extended

Thom Smith | Naturewatch: It's springtime throughout the Berkshires and Shires of Vermont

Stargazers: Time to enjoy the Lyrids meteor shower

Should you postpone the wedding because of debt?

Q: I'm getting married, and my partner has hefty student loans and credit card bills. I don't. Should I be worried enough to reconsider?A: You're fortunate to have found someone you want to spend the next, oh, 60 years with.

6 things you should stop doing to your dining room table

Mind Your Manners: If you get an invitation, respond promptly

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