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Gardening 101: Russian Sage

Russian Sage, <i>Perovskia atriplicifolia</i><p>Neither truly Russian nor a sage, <i>Perovskia atriplicifolia</i> holds its own when it comes to being a trustworthy, …

Central Asia

Aldi's wine advent calendar is finally coming to the US — and it's every wine lover's dream

It may be too early for most of us to break out the holiday playlists and multicolored lights, but Aldi is already thinking forward to the most wonderful time of the year.<p>The supermarket's popular wine advent calendars are finally hitting US markets this fall. The calendars were sold in the UK last …

Calendars

Sausage Bean Soup Recipe

"Make this flavorful and filling soup part of a fast-to-fix meal."<p>Ingredients<p>3/4 pound bulk Italian sausage<p>1/2 cup chopped onion<p>1 garlic clove, minced<p>…

Recipes

10 Little Known Black History Facts | PBS

History is often reduced to a handful of memorable moments and events. In Black history, those events often include courageous stories like those of …

Black History

New loan programs target home buyers with just 3% down—or less

This article is reprinted by permission from NerdWallet.<p>For years, the Federal Housing Administration was the king of the low-down-payment mortgage …

Real Estate

A recipe for fried rice with shrimp and vegetables that makes smart use of leftovers | Post Magazine | South China Morning Post

I take a pretty freewheeling approach to making fried rice – I look to see what’s in the fridge and freezer, and work from there. Sometimes it’s as …

Recipes

7 great movies you can watch on Netflix this weekend

We're here to make your weekend binge-watching a breeze.<p>Every week, we look through the movies available on Netflix and recommend seven movies you can watch over the weekend.<p>Some of our selections recently came to Netflix and some have been available for awhile — you might have just missed them …

Rotten Tomatoes

The Roku Channel Is Now Free on the Web

Roku hardware is no longer required to access the movies, TV shows, and live news streams offered for free on The Roku Channel. Simply load it up on …

TV shows

This hike from Mulholland Drive has panoramic views and a Cold War missile system. Picnic table included

Here’s a short, simple hilltop walk off one of L.A.’s most famous streets — Mulholland Drive. The destination offers unimpeded 360-degree views of the city, the valley and the coastline. It also features some West Coast Cold War history.<p><b>1.</b> Drive west from the San Diego Freeway on Mulholland Drive …

Hiking

There Are No Black American Saints. These Catholics Are Working To Change That.

Xavier University of Louisiana announced a plan to help advance the sainthood causes of five black American Catholics.<p>Black Catholics are a minority within the broader American Catholic Church, which has had to work hard to overcome decades of institutional racism. At the same time, they’re also a …

Black History

Evers home added to African-American Civil Rights Network

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke has added the Mississippi home of Medgar and Myrlie Evers to the African-American Civil Rights Network, which was created by federal law this year.<p>Medgar Evers was the Mississippi NAACP's first field secretary beginning in 1954, and led voter …

Black History

The best scenic train trips to see fall foliage in the US

Wow, where’d summer go? One minute you’re shaking the dust off your inner tubes and the next it’s like “Hey, where are you parking for tailgates this …

New England

The Brilliant Reason Why Folks Are Lining Their Stock Tank Pools With Pool Noodles

Give your stock tank pool softer edges with this pool noodle bumper trick.<p>While it's no secret that stock tanks make for low-cost, easy to set-up …

Living Rooms

A trip by train between Los Angeles and Seattle is an eye-opener

<b>By Laura Randall | Special to The Washington Post</b><p>We were nearly 300 miles into our 1,400-mile trip on Amtrak's Coast Starlight when it dawned on me …

Los Angeles

How to Stop Fresh Basil From Wilting (& Making You Miserable)

Basil: Can’t live with it, can’t live without it.<p>It may be the herb that turns ordinary salads, sauces, and sandwiches into <i>summer</i> salads, sauces, and sandwiches, but it’s also a ticking time bomb: <b>The very second I buy it from the market, it slouches and slumps.</b> Its arms are touching its toes before …

Spices

Recipe: 2-Ingredient Sweet Potato Pancakes — Recipes from The Kitchn

You're probably in disbelief at this recipe title, but yes, you can make tasty pancakes with just two ingredients: baked sweet potato and eggs. (And, …

Recipes

21 jokes Obama made in office that had his daughters cringing

Former POTUS Barack Obama is a dedicated father and great with kids— but he's made his share of dad jokes, often embarrassing his daughters Sasha and Malia with his puns.<p>But every time he made a corny joke, he committed to it, and for that we applaud him.<p>Take a look at some of Obama's "best" jokes …

Jokes

3 single-ingredient methods for getting sweat stains out of white clothes

Nothing makes you feel more chic and polished than rocking the all-white-everything activewear trend during your SoulCycle class. The only issue? …

Cleaning

No plumber, no problem: Conquer drain clogs with these 4 cleaners you can make from pantry staples

There are few things more annoying at home than clogged and smelly drains. Calling a plumber is expensive and inconvenient. Commercial drain cleaners …

Cleaning

81 Severe Weather Survival Tips Every Homeowner Must Know

When severe weather strikes, there’s no time to think. That’s why you need to prepare for the worst NOW, before you’re faced with an emergency.<p>It is …

Home Improvement

Google Photos web starts suggesting you merge faces of the same person

Google Photos's automatic face detection and grouping is one of the many reasons I love the service, but I wouldn't call it perfect. Back when it …

Google Photos

‘We Created This Village.’ Breaking Bread With the Women Farmers of Portland

Harvest starts at 6 a.m. on Tuesdays and Fridays at the Side Yard Farm & Kitchen in Portland, Ore. Stacey Givens, the 36-year-old owner and chef, …

Middle School

Goodwill Launches Trendy Boutique to Court Thrifty Millennials

<i>By Christian Smith</i><p>The resale market is booming: in April, reports surfaced that the industry would swell by 2022 and hit an estimated $41 billion. …

High Fashion

Grow to eat: turnips to sow now for winter comfort food

Perhaps I’m a glutton for punishment but I love turnips. Even the name puts a smile on my face: “silly turnip”. They remind me of simpler times when people lived off the land.<p>Cut roughly in stews, turnips are almost as good as a dumpling. Raw in salads or pickled they add substance, while sautéing …

Gardening

5 Travel Experts Share Their Smartest Travel Hacks

Travel, like any other things in life, requires a bit of practice: The more you do it, the better you get at making the most out of your time and …

Hacking

11 Unique Scotch Cocktails You Can Sip All Summer

We know what you’re thinking: Rum, gin, or tequila are best suited for summer cocktails. But these recipes from expert bartenders prove that scotch, …

Neat

This wire-free home security camera has 6-month battery life for half the price of an Arlo Pro 2

Arlo wire-free home security cameras are amazing, but they’re also amazingly expensive. Luckily there’s a ton of competition out there right now, and …

Batteries

7 Smokable Plants You Can Grow That Aren’t Marijuana

By Brian Barth<p>Here's a non-trend that you'd think would be more hip: tobacco-free herbal smoking blends.<p>Quite a few plants may be safely, and …

Plants

Los Angeles to Seattle by rail aboard the Coast Starlight

We were nearly 300 miles into our 1,400-mile trip on Amtrak's Coast Starlight when it dawned on me to check on the kids. I veered down the aisles of …

Los Angeles

This $213 Train Ride Lets You See America's Most Beautiful Bucket List Sites

With its vast deserts, lush national parks, and bustling cities, there's a long list of attractions that belong on a U.S. bucket list, and travel …

San Francisco