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Style Scout: Timothy Harper Dingus
November 12, 2014
Tell us a secret: Fitting through a tennis racket is a lot easier than you think it is.
Fashion Column Twins: The adaptable, essential leather jacket
November 12, 2014
Leather is one of our favorite pieces to pull out this time of year, and a leather jacket is a fall must-have.
Cooking from Scratch: Time for citrus tea
November 12, 2014
As scarlet leaves fall to the frosty, gray branches of November, my favorite comforts become knitting and tea. They’re simple treats, but, with winter beginning to hint at its coming, their importance to my morale is hard to overstate.
Fix-It Chick: Properly vent a natural gas water heater
November 12, 2014
Chances of carbon monoxide poisoning rise during the winter months when a home is sealed tight. Checking and correcting a natural gas water heater vent is a simple step toward preventing the back draft of fumes into your home.
Garden Variety: Burn local firewood before spring
November 12, 2014
Fall’s cooler weather means area residents are picking up bundles of firewood for their stoves, indoor and outdoor fireplaces, fire pits, chimineas and even a little late season camping. There are a couple of things to look for to ensure that the firewood you are purchasing is pest-free.
Megan on the Move: The price of relationship trust
November 12, 2014
Call me old fashioned, but I think one main secret to a long and stable marriage is sharing a bank account.
Delicious/Nutritious: The magical, misunderstood spaghetti squash
November 12, 2014
Spaghetti squash is a magical vegetable, able to go from a hard-fleshed beast to a light pile of noodles in just under an hour. Plus 100 grams of spaghetti squash has just 31 calories. So, if you like warm pasta dishes as the weather gets cooler, try subbing in this squash and spending your pasta calories elsewhere.
Double Take: Selfies don’t always convey the right message
November 10, 2014
When it comes to selfies, some teens don’t shape their message to say what they really mean. Others say exactly what they mean, before having considered its impact. Either way, as a society we haven’t done a very good job helping kids learn to use their fabulous media.
Behind the Lens: Bad weather can make for good photos
November 9, 2014
I’ve been scanning old negatives and slides lately, and I’ve noticed how weather, specifically inclement weather, is an important element in many images.
Kansas City Connection: Make an escape plan to see some art
November 9, 2014
Kansas City this week provides an escape for any Kansans tired of being chided for the cultural philistinism of their democratically elected leaders.
Fix-It Chick: 11 steps to get your home ready for winter
November 5, 2014
Some things are worth repeating. Here is a checklist of things to do each year to prepare your home for the winter.
Lawrence Libations: Bourbon Hot Cocoa at Milton’s Café
November 5, 2014
Now that fall has officially hit its stride, the winter months aren’t far off. It may be time, then — for those of you who like to break out the twinkle lights and holiday jams before Thanksgiving — to once again enjoy that favorite wintertime drink, hot chocolate. It’s a treat that’s often tied to childhood memories, but the folks at Milton’s Café are shaking things up a bit with an adults-only version spiked with bourbon.
On the Cheap: Deals on denim
November 5, 2014
Most women I know love to wear jeans, but hate to shop for them. And looking at the price tag of name brand jeans only adds insult to injury. Some pairs cost more than $100. I recently went jeans shopping and have some tips to make the experience more affordable.
Garden Variety: Beware of oak leaf itch mites
November 5, 2014
Oak trees in and around Lawrence are reportedly dropping more than acorns and leaves this fall, and individuals who plan to spend time outdoors should be on the lookout.
Fashion Column Twins: Clothes for every season
November 5, 2014
Fall is one of my favorite times of year because you can really play around with different looks and trends. One of the best parts is how you can take pieces from spring and summer and layer them into fall looks.
Family Adventures: Dinosaurs walk the Earth during Dinovember
November 5, 2014
Let dinosaurs run amok in your house by celebrating Dinovember.
Style Scout: Sam Sperke
November 5, 2014
Fashion trends you hate: I can’t stand overalls. I hope that trend, along with suspenders, is over!
Style Scout: Dan Mason
November 5, 2014
Tattoos or piercings: A tattoo of a sun [from the band Godsmack]. I had piercings when I was young and awesome but now I’m a dad with a corporate job.
Double Take: Explicit selfies may be common, but they are harmful
November 3, 2014
Many teens and young adults see no reason not to take and share explicit material. Some see it as a sort of sexual calling card. Others claim it as a form of social protest, echoing Jennifer Lawrence in Vanity Fair, “It’s my body; it’s my choice.” Most just commit to digital image what they share with intimate partners and see portrayed in online explicit content. Regardless, many teens and even more young adults take and share these pictures nowadays.
Kansas prairie park preserves vanishing tallgrass
November 2, 2014
Stand here in a field of tall, windblown grass and wildflowers and twirl around like a child. It’s like being inside a prairie snow globe: You’re surrounded by a sea of green, brown and yellow grass, with a blue-sky dome above.