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Saturday, Aug 8, 2015

Five ways Windows 10 fixes annoyances in its predecessor

NEW YORK - It took me just a weekend to get comfortable with Microsoft's new Windows 10 operating system, something I never did with its predecessor, Windows 8, even after nearly three years.
By Anick Jesdanun

These exotic getaways need no passport

Looking for that perfect island getaway but don't have a passport or don't want to go through the hassle of getting one? Lucky for you, U.S. citizens don't need passports to kick back in a hammock ...
By Dustin Turner

'Fantastic Four' try to get their franchise footing in latest film

LOS ANGELES - The "first family of Marvel" has had some growing pains.
By Lindsey Bahr

Thursday, Aug 6, 2015

Mullis: Redo landscape to make it less thirsty

If your landscape plants have looked wilted day after day and all those stressed plants are taking your extra time and water, maybe it's time to redo parts of your landscape.
By Sid Mullis

By the Book: History professor pens book on slavery

You're likely familiar with the Dred Scott decision and the Amistad, but have you heard of a slave ship named Antelope?
By Karen Gillespie

Shopgirl: Christian Louboutin turns to lips

Clocking in at a smooth $90, Christian Louboutin just released a lipstick line to rival the iconic shoe line.
By Gracie Shepherd

Wednesday, Aug 5, 2015

How to overcome the top 5 fitness barriers

Sticking to a regular exercise schedule isn't easy. After all, there are plenty of potential hindrances - time, boredom, injuries, self-confidence. But these issues don't need to stand in your way.

Thursday, July 30, 2015

Shopgirl: Livestreaming is getting more popular

We've reached new heights of narcissism as a culture - live­streaming becoming mainstream.
By Gracie Shepherd

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Book briefs

William Sanders, an award-winning writer for daily newspapers including The Augusta Chronicle and The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, has written Staying: A Multi-Generational Memoir of Rescue and ...

Thursday, July 23, 2015

Shopgirl: Android version of WifiMapper has superb features

WifiMapper, an app that can show you more than 3 million Wi-Fi hotspots around the world, released its Android version this past week.
By Gracie Shepherd

Sunday, July 19, 2015

Who were the Buggs buried in Pendleton King Park?

The Augusta Genealogical Society answers readers' family history questions.

Thursday, July 16, 2015

By the Books: Augustan brings Civil War journal to life

Vats of ink have been spilled on the Civil War, but little has been written about the final months of the conflict in the Carolinas. Augusta native and editor Thomas Head Robertson Jr. spent over ...
By Karin Gillespie

Mullis: Wasps keep pest populations down

Most of us are scared of wasps and certainly don't want to get stung, but they are beneficial insects in their natural habitat and are critically important in natural pest control.

Augusta area authors publish books

Several Augusta area authors have recently published books or will soon.

Shopgirl: Madden's 7-year-old on Target with shoes

Steve Madden's daughter Stevie recently announced a new shoe line she's working on for Target, and it's nothing to sneeze at.
By Gracie Shepherd

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Antibiotics are optional treatment for appendicitis

A new study in the Journal of the American Medical Association suggests that some patients with appendicitis may not need surgery.
By Anant Mandawat

Sunday, July 12, 2015

Nicknames can make ancestor search confusing

The use of nicknames was not at all uncommon in the 18th and 19th centuries, and when interspersed with formal names as in the example above, can become very confusing.

Saturday, July 11, 2015

Lee's 'Go Set a Watchman' is tale of lost innocence

NEW YORK - Like her classic To Kill a Mockingbird, the Harper Lee novel coming out this week is a coming of age story. And not just for Scout Finch. Go Set a Watchman is set in the fictional town ...
By Hillel Italie

Don't forgo trip to Greece, just travel smart

Some travelers might be thinking twice about that trip to Greece, considering the country’s recent economic collapse. Travel experts, however, say the conditions affect locals more than tourists.
By Dustin Turner

Shopgirl: Matchmaking with a watch? Maybe

T3, a design agency based in Austin, Texas, has come up with a concept that would use your biorhythms to respond to potential Tinder matches through the Apple Watch.
By Gracie Shepherd
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