Living

Kansas City Connection: Sushi and Sufjan
April 18, 2015
Wouldn’t it be nice if you could feast on food from dozens of Kansas City’s finest restaurants while feeling like you’d actually done something good?
Critter Buzz: How to help your fat, furry friend shed some pounds
April 18, 2015
Giving those extra tasty morsels to your pet may seem like an act of kindness, but is it? Those extra pounds that seem to make your pet more snuggly may be more damaging to his or her health than you think
Garden Variety: Now’s the time to plant asparagus
April 18, 2015
The modern conveniences of grocery stores and worldwide shipping make it easy to get almost any kind of produce any time of year, but some fruits and veggies, including asparagus, just taste better when picked up fresh and local.
Style Scout: Charles Raiteri
April 15, 2015
What’s your spirit animal? Kitty cat because they’re so cool and independent.
Style Scout: Kristina Armstrong
April 15, 2015
What’s your spirit animal? My mom says my spirit animal ran away.
Consumer panel investigates whether cramped airline seats could be dangerous to passengers
April 15, 2015
The shrinking space on airplanes is surely uncomfortable, but it might also be dangerous for passengers’ health and safety.
Bite Sighs: Satisfy a sweet tooth with buttery almond sugar cookies
April 15, 2015
When my sweet tooth talks, I pay attention. A few days ago, the tooth in question asked for sugar cookies with almonds, and I was happy to comply.
Off the Beaten Plate: Duck carnitas at Merchants Pub and Plate
April 14, 2015
Carnitas, a mainstay of Mexican eateries pretty much everywhere, usually involves braising or simmering pork in oil or sometimes lard until the meat is melt-in-your-mouth tender.
Double Take: Looking for new teen co-author
April 14, 2015
This week we celebrate the tenth annual essay contest to find the 12th teen co-author of Double Take. If you’re keeping score, we’ve now had had six authors from Free State, four from LHS, and one from Bishop Seabury; nine girls and two boys.
Fix-It Chick: Choose the right shovel for the job
April 12, 2015
When it comes to shovels, calling a spade a spade is not nearly as important as knowing which shovel will work best for each individual job. Follow these steps before you dig.
Kansas City Connection: Record Store Day, Malcolm Gladwell and Third Thursday
April 11, 2015
Vinyl fanatics will want to check out the area’s Record Store Day events this Saturday. What started out as a small event to boost the visibility of America’s remaining record stores has since become a big deal, with live music, giveaways, free food, drinks and hundreds of special record releases.
Garden Variety: Options to cover bare spots on your lawn
12:00 a.m., April 11, 2015 Updated 10:27 p.m.
Now that the garden is coming back to life, bare spots in the lawn and landscape are painfully obvious again. Here are some options for those difficult sites.
Style Scout: Gina Beebe
April 9, 2015
What would you like to see more or less of in Lawrence? I guess more weirdos and more colors. Less negativity.
Style Scout: Pete Williams
April 9, 2015
Describe your style: Affordable, urban, hipstery. Used to be grad-school chic, but I graduated.
Off the Beaten Plate: Love Burrito at Mi Ranchito
April 8, 2015
There’s a lot to love about Mi Ranchito’s “love burrito.” The chicken-stuffed bundle started out as a special at one of the restaurant’s Kansas City-area locations, but customers loved it so much that it eventually earned a permanent slot on the menu.
Delicious/Nutritious: Making room for mushrooms
April 8, 2015
Portobello mushrooms are the satisfying vegetable that can make even the meatiest of meat lovers happy. They’re big, juicy and filling. Plus, they add great texture to anything and can absorb flavors well, making them as versatile as they are delicious.
Cooking from Scratch: Spicy pork pasta a ghost of menus past
April 8, 2015
One fun thing about living in Lawrence? The restaurants are always changing. One not-so-fun thing about living in Lawrence? The restaurants are always changing.
Double Take: Be reasonable with teen car choice
April 7, 2015
Dr. Wes and Kyra Haas talk about the best choice of cars for a new teen driver.
Fix-It Chick: Extend the life of house paint in 10 steps
April 5, 2015
Painting the exterior of a home is a time-consuming and expensive endeavor. A simple top to bottom home maintenance schedule can extend the life of your current paint job and save you time and money in the long run.
Behind the Lens: Do photographs always tell the whole story?
April 4, 2015
Famous 20th century war photographer Robert Capa said, “If your pictures aren’t good enough, you’re not close enough.” The trouble is, it’s not always true.

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