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Double Take: Prepare for college applications by preparing for the worst
December 15, 2014
Given the number of high school students I see, I didn’t need a reminder that December is the beginning of college decision season.
Briggs Subaru donated vehicle to Lawrence Humane Society at Saturday adoption event
December 15, 2014
Briggs Subaru surprised Lawrence Humane Society executive director Kate Meghji by donating a vehicle to the organization at an adoption event at the dealership Saturday, Meghji said.
Kansas City Connection: Karaoke and a cup of joe
December 13, 2014
Whenever someone proposes a one-word group activity like trivia, Twister or karaoke, I instantly start refreshing my mental list of excuses. But if I find myself in an agreeable mood and decide to take part, I usually have a great time (except in the case of Twister — that never ends well).
Off the Beaten Plate: Walking Tacos at Henry T’s
December 10, 2014
The “Walking Taco” is all about convenience. Order up a plate of these babies at Henry T’s and forget about the to-go box.
Garden Variety: Topping harmful to trees
December 10, 2014
Tree experts and professional arborists have agreed for decades that the pruning practice known as topping is detrimental to trees, but it continues to happen across the country and right here in Douglas County.
Fix-It Chick: 10 ways to make the holidays a little (or a lot) greener
December 10, 2014
When it comes to holiday traditions, making eco-conscious decisions can help your wallet as well as the environment! Here are some easy ways to make the holiday season a little greener.
Megan on the Move: An escape plan from getting sick
December 10, 2014
Motherhood does not equal martyrdom, and don’t let anyone tell you different.
Cooking From Scratch: Grocery store gifts
December 10, 2014
Black Friday, Cyber Monday ― blech! Call me a Grinch if you want, but I hate the mall. I’d much rather do my holiday shopping at the grocery store.
Style Scout: Eli Allen
December 10, 2014
Fashion trends you love: I’m really into stuff like Rick Owens, goth ninja, drop-crotch sweats and big ol’ parkas. I can never pull it off but I think they’re pretty sweet.
Style Scout: Nici Ashner
December 10, 2014
Fashion trends you love: Velvet thigh-highs are my two favorites this year. Velvet is coming back!
Delicious/Nutritious: Ginger a healthy, tasty treat
December 9, 2014
Ginger is a spicy root that is small but mighty — not just in size but in both flavor and health benefits.
Double Take: Respect students’ communication boundaries
December 8, 2014
When your child goes off to college or moves out, all communication needn’t be limited to a monthly phone call or email. However, you must strike a fine balance for these interactions and the form they take.
TV options abound for cord-cutters, old-school and newfangled alike
09:52 p.m., December 7, 2014 Updated 09:23 a.m.
If you’re a serious sports watcher, awards-show junkie or don’t like the idea of life without live-tweeting The Bachelor, probably nothing but cable and satellite TV subscriptions will do. But cord-cutters are relying on an ever-increasing array of products and services to keep their TV screens flickering. Here’s a roundup of some of the most popular: By Sara Shepherd
Lawrence has few emergency veterinary resources for after-hours care
December 7, 2014
While Lawrence is stocked with about nine different veterinary clinics, just three veterinary clinics in Lawrence to offer after-hours care, representatives of the clinics said. Veterinarian Dr. Christi Jarrett said that there is “absolutely a need” for an all day and night, full service veterinary hospital in Lawrence. That’s because just like humans, animals in medical situations that warrant immediate care need an emergency room setting with specialized doctors accustomed to treating urgent patients.
Behind the Lens: Gifts for photographers
December 7, 2014
For those of you searching out gift ideas for your photographer spouse, friend or for your “selfie,” here are a few stocking-stuffer ideas.
Kansas City Connection: All aboard for holiday activities
December 7, 2014
Kansas City’s Union Station is staying busy in its centennial year, and December alone is full of enough events and activities to fill an entire column. Instead, let’s focus on just a few of this month’s holiday highlights.
Family Adventures: Counting down the holidays with fun activities
December 3, 2014
I have a thing for advent calendars. I love the idea of counting down to anything, really, but — as I’m Clark Griswold-y about Christmas — it tends to be worse around the holidays.
Fashion Column Twins: Stay chic in cold weather
December 3, 2014
Looks that are easy to throw together and will keep you warm and stylish all season.
Fix-It Chick: How to wield a power drill
December 3, 2014
Electric or cordless power drills are arguably the most widely used power tool around. Seemingly a simple tool to use, there are a few tricks that can make your power drill experience a little more pleasant.
Garden Variety: 10 creative gift ideas for the gardener in your life
December 3, 2014
If you have a gardener to shop for this holiday season, there are many more creative options than the amaryllis bulb gift sets and windowsill herb planters available at many mass retailers. Here are the top 10 ideas to score big with a gardener.