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Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra

Wonderful article by D&C freelancer Dan Gross: Music & Journalism about our upcoming Around the Town concerts, sponsored by the City of Rochester, NY …

For a Change of Pace Hop Aboard a Barge in France

<i>Guillaume de Vaudrey also contributed to this article. All images by Guillaume de Vaudrey</i><p>While I usually write about cars and travel every week, for a change of pace let's head to the water. Even better, let's head to France where few experiences are as peaceful and bucolic as taking a European …

8 Podcasts That Will Captivate Your Mind

A month ago, if you asked me what my favorite podcast was I would have paused awkwardly and asked, “What’s a podcast?” A lot has changed since …

Self-improvement

5 Excel Secrets That Will Make Your Boss Think You're a Pro

This year, Spreadsheet Day falls on Saturday, Oct. 17, a day in which number crunchers worldwide gather around the formula bar, fill their cells with …

The Shocking Things People (Especially Those Over 64) Don't Know About Medicare

It's hard to believe that Medicare is the largest insurance program for Americans 65 years and older, yet very few feel they have a good understanding of it. Research conducted by the California HealthCare Foundation, show that consumers make decisions at enrollment without actually knowing how it …

The Atticus We Always Knew

After playing Scout in the movie of “To Kill a Mockingbird,” in 1962, Mary Badham endured a rude homecoming when she returned to Birmingham, Alabama. Having just spent six months in California with her mother, living in a racially integrated apartment complex, she found herself suddenly an outsider …

Literature

8 Irresistible Summer Salads

When you think <i>salad</i>, the word irresistible doesn't usually come to mind. But these summer salads are so flavorful and enticing, you'll find yourself reaching for seconds.<p><b>1. Caprese Salad with Balsamic Glaze</b><p>What's better than sliced fresh mozzarella, sweet vine-ripened tomatoes and fresh basil in …

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10 reasons to start using Google Photos

Microsoft Wraps Its Windows 10 Pitch, Here’s What You Need To Know

Microsoft announced today that Windows 10 will be available on July 29. The date matches prior leaks and promises from the company regarding when the new operating system will touch down. The release schedule also puts Windows 10 into the market before the back-to-school PC sales cycle, and, of …

Windows 10

The 15 Best Places For Meeting Men Over 50

Now that the weather is finally starting to warm up and we're coming out of hibernation, it's a great time to head out into the real world and look for the quality men you want to meet as a woman over 50.<p>Here are 15 spots that are great bets for finding available men near you, plus what to say to …

Articles about how integrate smart lighting your home on Dwell.com - Dwell

The firm OneButton specializes in creating custom technology solutions for spaces ranging from offices to residences.<p>For centuries, crystals have been used in homes to ward off negative feelings, encourage prosperity, improve sleep and create...<p>Interior designer Wendy Raizin shares her top tips for …

How To Set Boundaries With A Narcissist: Is There A Way To Do That?

You may be in a relationship with a narcissist, or divorcing one, or trying to co-parent with a narcissist after your divorce. One of the most difficult aspects of being tangled in a narcissist's web is learning to set firm boundaries with them. Narcissists typically have poor boundaries …

5 Epic Day Trips to Take in Europe

<i>Pug Girl / Flickr</i><p>Planning a trip to Europe is much more of an undertaking than say, planning a beach vacation. First of all, you'll need to get a passport if you don't already have one. Once you do, you'll have to make peace with the high price of international flights and hotels. Meanwhile, you'll …

The 18 Chicest Coffee Shops in New York City

Get your daily caffeine fix in style...<p>Getting your java fix isn't just a way to stay awake around the dreaded 3pm work slump, it's a ritual that people take seriously...very seriously. Don't be annoyed by the Starbucks on every corner, there are loads of cafes that are worth you time- warm, cozy …

Coffee

8 apps to help you actually keep your 2015 New Year's resolutions

New Year's resolutions are tough.<p>Though we may start the year with the best of intentions, old habits die hard and too often we're back to our old …

Apps

16 Things You Didn't Know Your New iPhone Could Do

Take advantage of all the (literally) bigger and better features right at your fingertips.

10 Conversations Every Couple Should Have in the New Year

There are many articles that enumerate the types of conversations every couple needs to have prior to getting married, such as discussing their plans for how to parent, and their perspectives on money and religion. But I believe that there are 10 conversations that every couple needs to have on a …

The 'NPR Grammar Hall Of Shame' Opens With 'I' And 'Me'

We asked for nominations for "most misused word or phrase," and they came pouring in. <i>Weekend Edition</i> listeners and NPR.org readers have many gripes about the grammar gaffes they see and hear every day.<p>From nearly 450 story comments, 500 emails and more than 900 Facebook posts we received in …

Retirement: How women can generate income for life

Many women have a "quiet fear" that they won't have enough money for retirement, but they can take several steps to make sure that doesn't happen.<p>"The key is to continue earning throughout retirement and to find ways to create income for life," says Donna Phelan, 62, who has worked with thousands …

9 Travel Trends That Refuse to Go Away

<i>By Christine Wei for ShermansTravel</i><p>Space travel. Bitcoin payments. Suites on airplanes. Some trends just keeping popping up on our news feeds time and time again. Some of these are fantastic and others... not so much. But for better or worse, here are nine that we think are here to stay.<p><b>1. Wearable</b> …

Here's What To Watch This Fall Based On Your Favorite TV Shows

It's fall which means two things: it's sweater season and television is back in full swing.<p>Not only are your favorite shows returning in the coming weeks (get all the premiere dates here), but there are plenty of others to look forward to as well. With multiple rom-coms, comic-book adaptations and …

Summer Fashion, Style Tips - Hot Weather Outfit Trends

This Is How You Cook An Egg Dish For A Group In Minutes

<i>We've found tasty recipes for classic breakfast foods that feed a bunch and don't take forever to make. Brunch has never been this easy.</i><p><i>By Lynn Andriani</i>

9 things that surprised me about being a new parent

Here are nine things that surprised me about being a new parent.<p><b>1. That nothing will really prepare you for being a parent.</b><p>Before I gave birth, I took parenting classes and read parenting books. But the truth is that nothing can really prepare you for your baby. Each baby is different, and you'll …

How To Follow Your Dream And Spend Your Retirement Traveling The World

Many avid travelers fantasize about ditching all their possessions and hitting the road during retirement. Lynne and Tim Martin have actually done it.<p>Three years ago they sold their house in California, gave away any belongings that wouldn’t fit in a 10 foot by 15 foot storage locker and declared …

27 Recipes for Toast, Crostini, Bruschetta, and Toppings

A deep archive of Bon Appétit's recipes for toast, crostini, bruschetta, and toppings for a slice of bread<p><b>We'll admit it:</b> Sometimes we refer to <i>Bon Appétit</i> as "Stuff on Toast Magazine." But that's just because toast—or crostini or bruschetta or whatever—is the perfect vehicle for almost every kind …