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Updated at 2:31 PM

Phlox (Phlox paniculata), commonly called garden phlox, is one of the best perennials that you can grow for a mid-to-late summer show of color. They are often called the backbone of a flower garden. It is a favorite of mine, and I keep adding newer varieties when I see ones that fit with other plantings.

Updated at 1:59 PM

Ah, it’s that time of the year… Chilly weather, sweaters, Halloween costumes, pumpkin spice everything and… No, wait, it’s barely September. I’m sitting here at my desk wearing a sundress and...

Updated at 11:16 AM

Canadian chef Douglas McNish found out first-hand that not all vegan options are created equal.

Updated at 10:46 AM

Annually about 800,000 Americans have a stroke; over 600,000 for the first time, the rest are repeat strokes. Stroke is the fifth most common cause of death in the U.S. behind heart disease, cancer, chronic lung disease and almost as common as...

Updated at 10:41 AM

When I was a kid, the term used to reference those of us who returned home after school without a parent present was latchkey kids. Back then, after-school programs werent as plentiful as they are now, and some parents had no choice but to let...

Updated at 9:03 AM

What will they think of next? It used to be that the faucets for your sink came in two basic styles -- hot and cold, with knobs on top to turn them on or off. But ever since the amazingly convenient mixer tap was invented (in 1880, by a Canadian,...

Posted at 10:10 AM

Centuries of hostility between the Roman Catholic Church and the Protestant groups that arose after Marin Luther's 1517 exit from his religious order, thawing relations between the two camps can be seen. Rome is naming a plaza for the reformer.

Posted Sep 3, 2015 at 5:10 AM

Installing a love of reading in our kids is important. You might not have all the time in the world, but 20 minutes is all it takes to make a huge impact on your child. Be a part of it. Here is list of must-reads for you and your kids.

Posted Sep 3, 2015 at 1:01 AM

Nancy Gullo will tell you she isnt a great gardener. She bought azaleas and put them in heavy shade, for goodness sakes.

Updated Sep 2, 2015 at 1:41 PM

The release of a trailer for the upcoming Will Smith vehicle "Concussion" this week has once again stirred up debate about sports-related concussions among professional athletes and the failings of pro leagues in protecting...

Updated Sep 2, 2015 at 11:40 AM

Personal finance website WalletHub conducted a study of 2015's most and least educated cities.

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