Janis Leonard

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DIY Palate Training Wine Tasting

Try this palate training exercise at home and greatly improve your sense of taste.This wine tasting is designed to help improve your palate by …

Sugar in Wine, The Great Misunderstanding

<i>“I have a beautiful Riesling that would go great with your dinner.” “No thanks, I don’t like sweet wines. I will just have a Coke.”</i> A dialog that has …

Pet-friendly and quirky Carmel-by-the-Sea is California's favorite small town

It was 5:30 in the afternoon and “Yappy Hour” was winding down at the Cypress Inn. Two well-behaved Shih Tzus, dressed alike in tulle skirts and hair …

A Day of Wine Tasting + Hiking at Bartholomew Park in Sonoma

Before you set out to hike Bartholomew Park, a decision must be made: taste first, hike later, or hike first, taste later. Personally, we're partial …

In Search of Cardinal Bernard Law

credit: <i>michaeloloughlin.religionnews.com</i><p>When Bernard Cardinal Law, Archbishop of Boston, fled to the Vatican in late 2002, he left behind a trail of human and financial wreckage: 550 victims (and plaintiffs) abused by parish priests and court judgments that eventually topped $85 million. The actual …

Are Microbes Stealing Your Mind?

Could bacteria hold the answer to an Alzheimer’s cure? Some researchers say yes.<p><i>Time moves in one direction, memory in another. — William Gibson</i><p>One …

Why is Pope Francis so obsessed with the devil?

<b>(CNN) —</b> Pope Francis seems to be obsessed with the devil.<p>His tweets and homilies about the devil, Satan, the Accuser, the Evil One, the Father of Lies, the Ancient Serpent, the Tempter, the Seducer, the Great Dragon, the Enemy and just plain "demon" are now legion.<p>For Francis, the devil is not a …

August 2015

Diversity

Closet, Storage, and Office Organizers

Just carrying a clipboard makes you feel as though you have your act together; hang a bunch on the wall and you really will -- with an instant filing system. Paint clips different colors, and then categorize in a way that works for your household (by family member, priority, due date, and so …

7 Street Photography Rules That Should Be Broken

There is an all-too-common path that many people follow when they begin to practice street photography. They grab their camera, go to the busiest …

7 Suggestions that Will Improve Your Low Light Photography

Have you ever tried to take a photo in a dimly lit situation only to have it come out as a grainy, blurry, discolored mass of pixels? And to make …

Shutter Speed

Angus & Robertson

Top 10 Fiction<p>by Anthony Doerr<p>WINNER OF THE 2015 PULITZER PRIZE FOR FICTION<br>NATIONAL BOOK AWARD FINALIST<br>NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER<br>WINNER OF THE …

53 Books You Won't Be Able To Put Down

What happens next? There's only one way to find out.<p><i>Some entries have been lightly edited for clarity and length.</i>

5 Daily Habits to Improve Brain Growth

Forget crossword puzzles and brain-training apps. Try these daily practices to truly grow your brain.<p>We’d all love our brains to process information faster and have better memory recall. While you might think doing crossword puzzles, math puzzles like Sudoku, or brain-training apps will keep your …