Health

Ask Dr. K: Cancer risk soars with hookah smoking

DEAR DOCTOR K: You recently wrote about e-cigarettes not being safe for teens. What about hookahs? I don't completely understand what they are. Are they OK for my teen? I think he might be smoking them. DEAR READER: A hookah is a water pipe …

Myth vs. fact: Schizophrenia: across cultures

Susan grew up in a family of mixed cultural heritage. One parent is Italian, while the other is a combination of English, Irish and German. Growing up, she noticed her parents' responses to illness were very different. Her father was careful to …

New wearable device analyzes sweat

By Lauran Neergaard AP Medical Writer WASHINGTON - Breaking a sweat? Researchers are creating a skin patch that can test those droplets while people exercise and beam results to their smartphones, possibly a new way to track health …
Food

Chewy molasses cookies are perfect for the holidays

Holidays equal platters and tins of festive-looking cookies. Cookies with colored icing, cookies with sprinkles, cookies with fillings, cookies with layers. An artistic cookie display is a thing of beauty, that I'll not argue, but I'll reach …

Make chocolate rosemary biscotti for a snack or a gift

I remember the first party I ever hosted. I was 5 and my mom invited all of my kindergarten girlfriends and their moms for a holiday singing gathering. We knoshed on homemade cookies dunked in hot cocoa made from packets of powder dissolved in …

Sneaky ingredient makes fondue that's healthy

Cheese fondue is the ultimate winter comfort food. Living in France in my early 30s, I fell in love with the classic recipe made with crisp white wine and nutty gruyere cheese. One of my favorite spots in Paris was a restaurant whose named …
Insights
You Asked: Where can you get your fill of local craft beer?

Q: Where can you find craft breweries in the Berkshires and Southern Vermont? A: Whether you want to stock your fridge or give a growler this holiday season, there are several options and opportunities to share local libations. From …

Eco-friendly ideas: Save your leftovers and the planet

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Outdoors
Stargazers: Measure the stars with a parallax

Astronomers quickly become used to dealing with huge numbers. For example, in any one lecture, I might declare that the sun emits some 400 billion trillion watts of power each second, that our Milky Way Galaxy contains hundreds of billions of …

There's still time to dry out herbs

Prepare your ground now for wildflowers

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