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Updated at 3:40 PM

In the wild, plants find their niches as best as they can. The landscape may shift in time, not only in the course of a year, but also more slowly, as pioneering species are pre-empted, in stages, by increasingly long-lived ones. In the seasonal garden, it's the same - but you choose the bedfellows.

Updated at 3:31 PM

Is agave really better than white sugar? Will cleansing help my body detoxify? We all hunger for nutrition advice, but not all the advice you hear is worth believing. Here are the truths behind five common nutrition myths:

Updated at 2:32 PM

Newborns rarely sleep on a convenient schedule; they fuss at the most inopportune times and make you wonder if they will ever stop crying long enough for you to take a breath. Sounds familiar, right? So, what do you do when you have a crying baby...

Updated at 2:26 PM

The Food and Drug Administration on Friday took the radical step of recommending that blood donations in all 50 states and U.S. territories be screened for the Zika virus. Such...

Posted Aug 26, 2016 at 9:54 AM

Tim Hunt Duo at the Crush House Stop by the Crush House at Gervasi Vineyard to listen to the Tim Hunt Duo, which will be playing jazz, swing and classic soul at the Crush House starting a 6 p.m., Aug. 30. Gervasi is...

Posted Aug 26, 2016 at 7:57 AM

FYI - A "33 Days to Morning Glory Group Retreat" will be held from Sept. 1 to Oct. 7 with group meetings and reflections about the content of the book, "33 Days to Morning Glory: A Do-It-Yourself Retreat in Preparation for Marian...

Posted Aug 26, 2016 at 7:22 AM

Bringing the blues to Akron The Rubber City Jazz and Blues Festival, a free family event, will take place at a variety of downtown locations from tonight and Saturday. All community members are invited to the...

Updated Aug 25, 2016 at 2:48 PM

Whether you use an outdoor grill, cook the bite-size lamb pieces in two batches in a stove-top grill pan or cast-iron skillet. Toss in the scallions, tomatoes and red bell peppers and in 40 minutes dinner is served.

Updated Aug 25, 2016 at 2:43 PM

When it comes to August temperatures we as gardeners need some tough tropicals to help the landscape dazzle until cool season planting time arrives. When you think hot and the dog days of summer the copper plant is one that comes to mind and calling...

Updated Aug 25, 2016 at 2:38 PM

A few years ago, standing desks were all the rage. But a recent study published in the International Journal of Epidemiology found that standing is no better for your health than sitting because being still was what was negatively affecting your...

Updated Aug 25, 2016 at 2:31 PM

Some business leaders bill the workplace policy as a panacea for working parents. Why take a day off when your child has the flu if you have a laptop? Others -- perhaps most famously, Yahoo's Marissa Mayer -- say staffers working at different times...

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