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Clean your mattress naturally

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The hot and dry summer has come and gone to make way for more rainy days and overcast skies. Before the dust settles and mixes with dampness in the air, it’s always a good idea to clean our mattresses and cushions to avoid potential breeding grounds for mites and other mysterious, harmful insects and bacteria.

Posted: July 30th, 2014 in Columns,Home and Entertaining | Read More »

‘The Home Place’ a strong debut for Carrie La Seur

This book cover image released by William Morrow shows "The Home Place," by Carrie La Seur. AP

Carrie La Seur’s finely crafted debut chronicles a woman’s complicated relationship with her hometown of Billings, Montana, her relatives who stayed behind and her ancestral history. La Seur’s graceful prose in “The Home Place” complements her incisive character studies of a family that has managed to keep most of its problems behind closed doors.

Posted: July 29th, 2014 in Arts and Books,Lifestyle Stories | Read More »

The healing power of suggestion


The ability of the human mind to affect health and wellbeing has been known since ancient times, from Apollonius of Tyana in the first century AD to Carl Jung in the 20th century.

Posted: July 29th, 2014 in Columns,Featured Columns,Health and Wellness | Read More »

Be prepared


Every day is always a challenge. In order to bravely face them, one needs to be armed physically, mentally and emotionally.

Posted: July 29th, 2014 in Columns,Featured Columns,Health and Wellness | Read More »

There’s more to Barcelona than Gaudi

POCKET gardens surrounding the medical pavilions

Barcelona. The Spanish sun, the Medditernean sea, the Catalan artistry, and home to the illustrious architect Antoni Gaudi.

Posted: July 28th, 2014 in Arts and Books,Editor's Pick,Headlines | Read More »