From the Bookshelf – “Overwhelmed: Work, Love, and Play When One Has the Time”

By Brigid Schulte (Farrar, Straus and Giroux) Reviewed by Molly Ford Are you on a treadmill of “to-do’s” that never come off your list? So is everyone else, and Brigid…

Sun Spots

Friday – Monday, September 12 through 29 12 p.m.: The Art of Mourning @ the Morbid Anatomy Museum. This exhibit is not for the faint of heart. It embodies the…

Will Menopause Shrink Fibroid?

I am 50 years old. In the past three months there have been indicators that I am perimenopausal. I have a very large fibroid. It is described as “six months”…

Dear Earth Talk: Electronic waste

Dear EarthTalk: We must really be swimming in electronic waste, what with all the iPhones and other devices that are so common. How is this all being dealt with? —…

$300 Million Boost for Homeless Vets

On the heels of the Notice of Funds Availability issued a month ago to provide housing and services to veterans with special needs, the Department of Veterans Affairs has announced…

The Kitcen Diva / Recipes – Flaky Nectarine Pie

Stone Fruit Feast By Angela Shelf Medearis and Gina Harlow When it comes to food and cooking, a good rule of thumb is to mix it up a bit. When…

Royal Ruby Glass

Royal Ruby Glass By Larry Cox Q: I have four saucers, four teacups and a sugar and creamer in Royal Ruby glass. It has such a beautiful color, I am…

Computer Use Keeps Brain in High Gear

by Matilda Charles We can improve our memory and store brain power for the future by surfing the Internet and checking email. So says a study with the unwieldy title…

September

Dinosaur Bar-B-Que is Seeking Line Cooks, Prep Cooks and Bakers (Brooklyn) •Compensation: competitive hourly wages •DINOSAUR BAR-B-QUE: High volume, Scratch Kitchen, Growing Concept offers you outstanding career growth opportunities and…

Recipes: Pierogies with Apples, Cabbage and Kielbasa

1 package (16.9 ounces) frozen potato-and-onion pierogies 2 large red apples such as Fuji or Gala, cut into 1/2-inch slices 2 tablespoons brown sugar 12 ounces light kielbasa, cut into…

Community Groups Host One-Day Food Pantry

By: Amanda Moses Eight o’clock in the morning last Saturday, dozens of people with shopping carts and bags in hand formed a line outside 1460 Pennsylvania Avenue and waited for…

Supercharged Rollout of Superhero Films

By Amanda Moses  If you have recently seen billboards or television commercials portraying men and women who fly, have claws for fingers or shoot lasers from their eyes, they have…

Virtual Adventures for the Holidays

BY DEAN MOSES What adventures will you and your family be having this holiday season? Will you be fighting crime dressed as a bat on Christmas Eve? Or will you…

A New Generation of Gaming

By: Dean Moses In June, the Electronic Entertainment Exposition showed off Microsoft and Sony’s new game consoles for gamers everywhere who have been eagerly anticipating the return of both brands. …

Raiding Tombs with Lara

  BY DEAN MOSES Whether you’re crawling through collapsing caves, wading through murky rivers or balancing on fallen trees over majestic waterfalls there is always something to do in Tomb…