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Antlions are motley-looking insects that are gray or brown, have an oversized head, spiny jaws, short legs and a soft body covered in bristles.

Naturally Curious: Sept. 1, 2014

Monday, September 1, 2014

Antlion — the very name conjures up visions of an improbable combination of two distinctly different creatures. In fact, the name is derived from the …

Shaping The Minds Of the Young

Monday, September 1, 2014

Dallas — A generation or so ago, even the best day care centers were mostly about keeping little kids clean and fed and away from …

North Pomfret Farm Family’s Two Sons Return for the Summer to Help Make the Cheese

Sunday, August 31, 2014

North Pomfret — Between haying, cheesemaking and the myriad chores required of a dairy farmer, warm weather days at Thistle Hill, an organic farm in …

The Dude Open to Acting, Music Muses

Sunday, August 31, 2014

Hey, dude. You in the second row. With the bowling shirt, chewing on the ice in your White Russian. Got news for you. Jeff Bridges doesn’t mind that you showed up at his concert because you worship him …

Stop Inviting Insect Invaders Into Home

Sunday, August 31, 2014

The waning days of summer are a good time to make sure your home isn’t putting out a welcome mat for insect invaders. If you’re like me, you’d rather not share your space with wasps, spiders, stink bugs and other pests that often become more visible in the …

Prepare for Storms Before They Arrive

Sunday, August 31, 2014

Three years ago, my family and I drove overnight from Maine to New Jersey, trying to get home ahead of Hurricane Irene. That memory from late August 2011 prompts hurricane-preparation thoughts today. Here are some tips from Ready.gov — some things to do well in advance of landfall: …

Dogs Get Blue During School

Sunday, August 31, 2014

Los Angeles — Young people aren’t the only ones who get back-to-school blues. Pooches used to months of constant playtime can get upset when their best buddies disappear with the dog days of summer. Many dogs whine and …

Luxury Lines Turn Attention To Fitness Gear

Sunday, August 31, 2014

New York — Luxury fashion is making inroads in wearable tech as more designers try their hands at developing smart, stylish accessories and clothing aimed at tracking performance and health, or simply making connected lives easier to manage. “We actually think the fashion industry should be in the …

To Your Good Health: Is There a Connection Between Migraines and Menopause?

Sunday, August 31, 2014

Dear Dr. Roach: My daughter is 53 and has suffered terribly with migraines since she was 16. She experiences these episodes anywhere from once per week to as many as three times per week. She is presently on Zomig. If she takes the medication just at the onset, …

‘Yankee Magazine’ Offers Fall Trip Ideas

Sunday, August 31, 2014

Planning a visit to New England this fall? Yankee Magazine’s September-October issue can help you plan your trip. The magazine, on sale now, offers ideas for scenic drives, fall festivals and other autumn pursuits, including how to grow …

Shelby Lyman on Chess: Fischer Found the Right Move

Sunday, August 31, 2014

Hint and Explanation: If Not One, the Other In his early and mid-teenage years Bobby Fischer’s attire — dubious even by some middle-class standards — became an issue for at least a few in the New York chess community. Denims, flannel shirts and sneakers — clean and tidy …

Miss Manners: Silent Treatment Is Justified in Cases of Bad Behavior

Sunday, August 31, 2014

Dear Miss Manners: I’m in a sticky situation at my college. During my freshman and sophomore years I was bullied by a group of five men. They made fun of me to my face, and they spread mean exaggerations and untrue rumors about me inside and outside class. …

Czech Flower Garden Gets Back 17th Century Look

Sunday, August 31, 2014

Kromeriz, Czech Republic — A visit to the Flower Garden in the eastern Czech city of Kromeriz is like traveling 300 years back in time. With its original geometrical layout and high topiary walls, it’s a rare example …