Women in the workplace do not always receive their due. A spate of books over the last few years reveals the stories of these previously unsung women whose work was instrumental in science, technology and the military.

After Guinness and Jameson, Baileys is probably the next most popular Irish beverage. My girlfriend would argue in favor of Magners, one of her favorite ciders, but just about everyone is familiar with Baileys Irish Cream.

I feel like coming out of February always lightens us all up. We may often get tons of snow in March, but the temperatures even out (no promises though), daylight is present for more than four hours and we see spring in our sights. Thankfully, I spent February with a new baby, so night and d…

I shouldn’t tell you about these donuts. My grandmother doesn’t approve. Although she died about 15 years ago, I heard from her last week. She reached out from the afterlife to let me know I’m making these donuts all wrong.

The number-one concern that people have about dental cleanings is that the pet must go under anesthesia. I will walk you through a dental at our clinic and explain why being under anesthesia is in the best interest of everyone involved. Different clinics have different protocols, and this wi…

What is brunch? It’s either a late breakfast, early lunch or some hybrid of the two, right? Well if there were one dish that were to represent that hybrid, I can’t think of a better manifestation than the Monte Cristo.

When meteorologists predict a big snowstorm, people descend upon grocery stores to stock up. On a beautiful sunny day, we try to get outside to appreciate it. Meteorologists tell us through various channels what to expect because major weather events affect our lives in noticeable ways. Howe…

It is the week of Valentine’s Day! This means different things to different people. To some it means romantic dinners, to others (most of us) it means that delicious candy will soon be on sale. The one thing that everyone thinks about is hearts. Sure, we think about cute red and pink heart s…

As we get into the depths of winter, when the snow starts to pile up and it becomes too cold and bitter to venture out for long, it’s a good time to make hearty meals that cook slowly through the course of a lazy weekend day. Stews that warm the air with their gentle heat and meaty aromas al…

Coffee table books, because they are usually heavy on illustrations, can be interesting to page through. These supersize books don’t always fit neatly on shelves, so in some libraries they have their own space. Here are a few big titles on different topics.

We are blessed to have access to so many amazing healers in our area, and I am always learning about new practitioners and techniques. Two massage therapists are bringing on-site chair massages to the masses by connecting with local businesses. Here, Lisa S. Lynch of Holistic Happiness and M…

Life changes strike fear into my heart. I hate moving my life around and changing schedules and plans. I’ve taught my pets to also love routine and schedules, and not love breaking from the ordinary. I don’t like big new purchases, even. The funny thing about that? I have a baby on the way! …

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Short on time? Dip into a short story collection. A few pages can transport you to a fictional world of interesting people, different times, and all kinds of places.

You know when you taste something and can just tell it is the right thing to imbibe? I’m thinking less about cocktails and delicious desserts and more about those foods that feel nourishing and healing, like greens in the middle of winter or the first strawberry of the season. Fire cider fal…

It’s Hanukkah this week, and a good time to appreciate Jewish food just a little more. There are many staples of the holiday, with the fried potato cakes known as latkes being one of the most popular. Or maybe you’ve had the delicious crescent-shaped pastries called rugelach. They’re stuffed…

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If a story is enjoyable once, why not read it again? Many works of classic literature have reappeared as revised versions in which an author rewrites or pays tribute to a well-known book. Here are a few titles in which you can read an old classic in a new way.

The holidays are here, folks, and they’ve arrived earlier than usual. Everyone seems a bit caught off guard by how fast the fall has gone by, myself included. So much so, that as I write this column with Thanksgiving less than a week away, I’m still unsure what I’ll be cooking. I honestly ha…

My family might be getting a little tired of eating soup. Every time we finish one batch, I begin another, and I plan to continue this habit through the winter. Not only is soup warming and easy to prepare, but it is also incredibly nourishing and full of health benefits.

When I got my first dog as an adult in vet school, one of the first things I taught her was to drop and leave it. One of the next things was to not take food that wasn’t hers. Before you get too impressed, I did this for two selfish reasons. First, she loved to pick up disgusting things like…

While on a flight over the weekend I flipped through the onboard film options and came across Anthony Bourdain’s “Wasted! The Story of Food Waste,” a 2017 documentary that highlights the many ways in which we’re wasting our food and hurting the planet in the process. And boy, was it enlightening.

Whenever we have big weather changes, we also see urinary issues. I don’t understand why this happens, especially in cats living indoors, where the temperature is controlled. What I do know is that we get big increases in urinary issues with big temperature and humidity swings. Usually, we g…

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