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Thursday, Sept. 18, 2014

Shopgirl: Teavana has something to suit every taste

If you haven't been yet, head to Teavana -- it's one of the most aromatic, interesting and visually pleasing mall stores around.
By Gracie Shepherd

Thursday, Sept. 11, 2014

Shopgirl: Apple Watch could give wearables big push

Wearables are present in the market and have been for a while, but Apple’s entrance into the foray signals this as a category to be watched (pun intended).
By Gracie Shepherd

Thursday, Sept. 4, 2014

Too much water leads to leaf spots

Most leaf spots are worse when we have a lot of rain but that is not always the case. Overwatering the landscape, thus keeping plants' leaves wet, will also make things worse.
By Sid Mullis

Book briefs

Carrington Tyson, a 15-year-old home-schooler, has self-published the first of a three-part series of books she calls 'The Isabelle Chronicles.'

Shopgirl: Hanx Writer is now most popular iPad app

Tom Hanks, known and beloved from "Forrest Gump" and other memorable performances, isn't just good at acting. His typewriter app Hanx Writer is currently the most popular iPad app in the App Store.
By Gracie Shepherd

Wednesday, Sept. 3, 2014

Medicine Today: New drug might help heart failure

A study in the New England Journal of Medicine reports a new medication might help patients with heart failure live longer.
By Anant Madawat

Thursday, Aug 28, 2014

Shopgirl: Hyperlapse more helpful than you think

The newest member of the Instagram family has some pretty interesting features.
By Gracie Shepherd

Saturday, Aug 23, 2014

Fort McHenry to mark bicentennial of battle, anthem

Fort McHenry expert tells the behind-the-scenes story of the fort, the national anthem, Francis Scott Key and the War of 1812.
By Brooke Sabin

Thursday, Aug 21, 2014

Author to release mystery novellas

Charmain Zimmerman Brackett, winner of the 2014 Yerby Award for Fiction, is releasing two new mystery novellas, Murder at Twin Oaks and Murder at the Masquerade, on Aug. 30.

Shopgirl: I'm happy to see lighter colors for fall

For the past several years, fall and winter colors have been mostly jewel tones and rich, dark shades. This year I'm seeing more and more lighter tones, and I didn't realize how much I wanted ...
By Gracie Shepherd

Saturday, Aug 16, 2014

Literary festival set for November

The 14th annual Georgia Literary Festival will take place in Augusta on Nov. 7-9 at Georgia Regents University.

Wednesday, Aug 13, 2014

Dancers swing into action

Don't be surprised if, at a live- music event, a group of dancers spontaneously erupt into swing dance.
By Lisa Kaylor

Saturday, Aug 9, 2014

Travel apps for Google Glass

From real-time translation to guided tours to instant hotel booking, app developers are creating travel tools customized for Google Glass.
By Katherine Heng

Sunday, Aug 3, 2014

7 solutions for too many remotes

Remote controls, designed to make life easier and more convenient, have become so numerous in many homes that keeping track of them is a challenge all its own.

Yamma Brown pens book about father

In "Cold Sweat: My Father James Brown and Me," Dr. Yamma Brown "shares an intimate, heartbreaking, and hopeful story."

Older travelers worry selfies are distracting

NEW YORK - Jacquie Whitt's trip to the Galapagos with a group of teenagers was memorable not just for the scenery, but also for the way the kids preserved their memories. It was, said Whitt, a ...
By Beth J. Harpaz

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Tips on researching doctors

A referral from another physician or family and friends is a first step in choosing a doctor, but specialists advise doing some research to finalize your choice.

Compare quality of doctors

Americans consider insurance and a good bedside manner in choosing a doctor, but will that doctor provide high-quality care? 
By Lauran Neergaard and Jennifer Agiesta

Sunday, July 27, 2014

Weather observer honored for service

BRIDGEHAMPTON, N.Y. - It takes only a couple of minutes, twice a day, but 101-year-old Richard Hendrickson is fiercely proud of his 80 year work for the National Weather Service.

Saturday, July 26, 2014

Where Travel: Going beyond London

Located not far from the city, southern England is loaded with historic attractions to make any London trip complete.
By Emma Levine
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