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How to Buy a Slave Girl From ISIS

Thousands of Yazidi women have been enslaved by ISIS. Does paying their captors for their freedom fund the terrorist organization?<p>ERBIL, Iraq — In a …

How to Escape the Worry Principle

One percent of our problems is responsible for 99 percent of our worries. And there is a great solution to that one problem.<p><b>THE BIG PROBLEM</b><p>I read an excellent summary of the problem facing us in life this week. It comes from Alain de Botton and you can read it here.<p>But if you prefer, I can …


Cinnamon Poached Apples with Toasted Walnuts

A snack you make ahead such as this one will help you feel satiated until your next meal.

Slow-Cooker Pear and Apple Butter

Place this spread in decorative jars for gifts, but save some for yourself -- it's great on toast or pancakes.

Candy Apples

It may be strange, but I realized the other day that I had never made candy apples before. I've made caramel apples many, many times. But I'd never …

Hanging Leaves

When dipped in wax, colorful leaves can be preserved through this season and beyond. We clustered a group to suspend in a window -- perfect for greeting visitors. Stands of monofilament keep them from falling a second time.


The 'Walk, Don't Run' Exercise Theory

Workouts falling in the <i>less-is-more</i> category have recently (/seemingly) become the fitness activity of choice. First, there was Aqua Studio's …