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Life & Times

Restoring a Community’s Heritage

Saturday, August 23, 2014

W hile man does not live by bread alone, volunteers striving to keep two historic Norwich buildings alive need the variety that serves as legal …

Hospice Offers Video Service to Help Keep Memories Alive

Saturday, August 23, 2014

Orlando — Faith Broadnax yanked out her breathing tube. If the “skinny white woman” with the camera — as the headstrong 80-year-old referred to hospice …

Quiet on the Set

Friday, August 22, 2014

O nly 11 years old and acting in his second short film, Danny Davis is already a pro. Waiting to go on camera, Davis, wearing …

Fashion Brands Expand Options For Plus Sizes

Sunday, August 17, 2014

Everybody needs clothes, but clothes aren’t always designed to flatter every body. In the United States alone, more than half of women identify as plus-sized, which typically means they wear a size 14 or larger. Yet their spending …

Study Suggests That Dogs Can Show Basic Jealousy

Sunday, August 17, 2014

Los Angeles — When Shetland sheepdog Maggie comes home from the groomer, her owners praise and pet her shiny coat, much to the chagrin of pit bull Stormy, who will head-butt Maggie until their family stops the compliments. …

To Your Good Health: Is Prostate to Blame For Slow-to-Empty Bladder?

Sunday, August 17, 2014

Dear Dr. Roach: I would like your opinion on enlarged prostate. My primary care doctor sent me for a blood test and said my PSA number was too high, then sent me to a urologist. He said my bladder is not emptying and that I am having urine …

Miss Manners: Nosy Inquiries About Leg Scars Deserve Joking Response

Sunday, August 17, 2014

Dear Miss Manners: Up until about a year ago, I habitually self-injured. I was able to work through my problems and cut out the habit, but I am left with a number of scars on my legs. They are visible from a distance and clearly (at least to …

Shelby Lyman on Chess: Astonishing Precocity

Sunday, August 17, 2014

Hint and Explanation: Sacrifice and Mate Nothing astounded the world’s chess community, which first encountered Bobby Fischer head-on in the Portoroz Interzonal tournament of 1962, more than his precocity. At 15, in his first international tournament in Portoroz, …

Central Park: A Green Island in Manhattan

Sunday, August 17, 2014

The back of the volunteer badge dangling around my neck listed a number of instructions. It told me to wear closed-toe shoes and protective gloves, and avoid handling hazardous material, such as broken glass, needles and horse patties. …

Self-Guided Garden Tours Include Windsor County

Sunday, August 17, 2014

Five gardens in Vermont’s Windham and Windsor counties will be open to the public for self-guided tours on Aug. 24, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The tours, held rain or shine, include vegetable gardens, English-inspired garden rooms and an artist’s studio. Visitors may begin at any of …

Around the Remote: Television Picks for the Week of Aug. 17-23

Sunday, August 17, 2014

Don’t Miss Doctor Who — Regeneration happens. And so it is that Peter Capaldi finally gets the keys to the TARDIS this week. Capaldi, a 56-year-old Scottish actor and lifelong Who fan, becomes the 12th Time Lord in the wildly popular franchise and he appears poised to battle …

Nuts & Bolts: 2014 Hyundai Santa Fe

Sunday, August 17, 2014

Bottom line: The long-wheelbase Hyundai Santa Fe models, the GLS and Limited, are excellent haulers for large families, or for those who are called upon for family and community taxi duty. The Santa Fe Sport best serves smaller families or drivers who routinely face heavy urban traffic. Ride, …

Wheels: A Crossover-Utility Gem at Its Best on the Open Road

Sunday, August 17, 2014

The primary mission of crossover-utility vehicles is to haul people and stuff. Exceptional acceleration and handling are not their usual attributes. So when you find a crossover-utility that can carry seven people and enough of their belongings for a weekend trip — and deliver impressive highway performance and …