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Style Scout: Kristin Morland and Zippers
January 15, 2015
Fashion trends you love: I love high-waisted jeggings. I own three pairs. I love the stretchiness!
Style Scout: Timothy Morland
January 15, 2015
Tell us a secret: Tax collectors really do care. They do have hearts.
Off the Beaten Plate: Mochi ice cream at Encore Cafe
January 15, 2015
This frozen treat is like two desserts in one — soft, gelatinous mochi (a Japanese pounded rice cake, for the uninitiated) on the outside and a scoop of ice cream on the inside.
Delicious/Nutritious: Brussels sprouts flex their muscles
January 14, 2015
They look like baby cabbages, but brussels sprouts aren’t little on flavor. They pair well with both astringent and savory tastes and go nicely with main dishes from fish to beef to tofu.
Cooking From Scratch: Popping up for movie night
January 14, 2015
Stovetop popcorn takes about the same amount of time of microwave popcorn and tastes much better. You don’t need any special equipment to make it either.
Getting organized can help teens avoid mayhem
January 13, 2015
Organization isn’t just for people with ADHD. The secret of happiness can be how you organize your life. We’d rather see happiness as something magnificent like meditating toward a higher state of consciousness or perhaps something trite yet unattainable, like, “look on the bright side,” “seek your true love.” But a catchy mantra, no matter how much you practice it, can’t create happiness unless your life is organized so you can gain its benefit.
U.S. farmers planted fewer acres of winter wheat for 2015 harvest
January 12, 2015
Growers in Kansas and across the nation have seeded far fewer acres of winter wheat for harvest this year.
Fix-It Chick: Replace a wood burning stove gasket
January 11, 2015
Wood-burning stoves require a tight seal around their door for optimal efficiency. Replacing a worn-out fiberglass gasket is an important part of stove maintenance.
Kansas City Connection: Start your drooling for Restaurant Week
January 10, 2015
A bit of advice: Don’t look at the website for Kansas City Restaurant Week on an empty stomach.
Garden Variety: Witch hazel adds color to your winter garden
12:00 a.m., January 10, 2015 Updated 09:53 p.m.
Gardeners often talk of season-long color and interest in their gardens, but many feel limited with ornamental grasses, colorful fruits, and decorative bark as the only options for sprucing up the landscape in winter.
Style Scout: Graham Verne Stevenson
January 8, 2015
Fashion influences: I hate to say this — it was probably “Doctor Who” to be honest (The Seventh Doctor). Then it just kinda bloomed after that…
Style Scout: Beth Cunigan
January 8, 2015
Describe your style: Casual, whatever is comfortable and that’s swell — I’ll pretty much put that on my body.
Off the Beaten Plate: Hercules Burger at The Mad Greek
January 8, 2015
If you’ve ever bitten into a hamburger and thought to yourself, “This could really use more meat,” the Mad Greek’s Hercules Burger may be the meal for you.
Double Take: Students’ sleep suffers with early schedules
January 6, 2015
Every January marks “Back-to-School: The Sequel” for students all over America. In honor of this annual holiday rebound, Kyra and I will be doing four columns on school-related topics this January. Three of them are about things we’d like to see schools do differently, not just our schools but all schools. This week, it’s teen sleep — or, more correctly, what most American schools do to make it worse.
Lawrence woman spends weeks, $2,000 to find lost cat
05:08 p.m., January 5, 2015 Updated 09:29 p.m.
For 57 long, cold days, 4-year-old Lawrence calico cat Tonks Kitty went on an adventure — and she’s not telling where she went. To get her back, Tonks Kitty’s owner, Kansas University graduate student Alexis Catanzarite, had quite the adventure herself, shelling out about $2,000 on tools and tricks to find her beloved companion. Catanzarite has one message for owners of lost animals: Don’t give up.
Fix-It Chick: Replacing firebricks
January 4, 2015
Replacing broken or missing firebricks ensures the safe operation and prolonged life of a stove or fireplace.
Kansas City Connection: Resolving to have a happy new year
January 3, 2015
A positively framed list of New Year’s resolutions that will help you gain in fun, healthy and culturally enriching experiences
Behind the Lens: Bring old photos into the digital age
January 3, 2015
Have old photographs you’re looking to bring into the digital age? Here’s how to do it yourself.
Garden Variety: Resolutions for gardeners
January 2, 2015
The arrival of a new year for many people means making goals for personal and professional improvement. For gardeners, here are a few ideas for the resolution list.
KU professor questions effort to list monarchs as threatened
January 2, 2015
Some advocates for endangered species cheered the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s announcement this week that it would take steps to protect the monarch butterfly under the Endangered Species Act. But at Kansas University, one of the country’s leading Monarch butterfly scientists and the founder of Monarch Watch was more circumspect about government involvement. By Karen Dillon