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Basic Foods owner offers healthful choices

Basic Foods owner offers healthful choices

On Saratoga Road in Glenville, sun splashes through the front window of Eileen Curwen’s shop and nurtures pots of lavender, aloe and eucalyptus lined up on the windowsill.

Laughter Yoga: 'Find your inner child'

Laughter Yoga: 'Find your inner child'

When Larry Steffler was in his late 40s, he was really stressed out. Then he discovered Laughter Yoga, which not only got him through college, it helped him survive AIDS and cancer.

‘I’m a lot proud’: Ground broken for Allen Apartments

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‘I’m a lot proud’: Ground broken for Allen Apartments

Ground was broken Thursday on affordable housing in Hamilton Hill named after late city Councilman Joseph Allen, whose grandson, Ray, described the project as great.

Poetry reading to complement exhibit at Crailo Historic Site

Poetry reading to complement exhibit at Crailo Historic Site

Putting words down on paper was always something that came easily for Penny Meacham. Getting up in public and reading them, however, was a much different story.

Travelers stuck in airport lines as TSA, Congress deny blame

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Travelers stuck in airport lines as TSA, Congress deny blame

There is broad agreement that U.S. airports will not be a pleasant place this summer as security screening lines swell and officials warn that delays will trigger missed flights and may even harm the economy.

Adult coloring books are not just a fad; for some, they are a lifesaver

Adult coloring books are not just a fad; for some, they are a lifesaver

Dee Ledger can remember exactly when she found solace, if not salvation, after the death of her 10-week-old son, Obed. It is where she found it, and how, that surprised her: in a coloring book.

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What's the origin of Cinco de Mayo celebration in the US?

Now comes the time of year for stressed office workers and the college-age party crowd to cut loose, don culturally stereotypical outfits, turn up the appropriate folk music, and drink.

Chatting with celebrity cook Rachael Ray

Chatting with celebrity cook Rachael Ray

Back in the 1980s, when Rachael Ray was a student at Lake George Junior-Senior High School, she didn’t spend her summer days sunbathing and swimming. She was too busy working.

Every home, big or small, should have a mudroom

Every home, big or small, should have a mudroom

Given the volatile weather this spring, we all need to be prepared for all conditions, all of the time.

Let your kids use sharp knives and hot stoves

Let your kids use sharp knives and hot stoves

Seven ways we can get a grip on our fears or controlling behaviors and inspire our kids to cook instead.

Lawsuit challenges TSA's use of full-body scanners in airports

Lawsuit challenges TSA's use of full-body scanners in airports

Two groups that say fear of airport security body scanners forces some would-be fliers to risk driving instead have challenged their use by the Transportation Security Administration.

Quaker Oats’ 100% natural claim questioned in lawsuit

Quaker Oats’ 100% natural claim questioned in lawsuit

While the level of glyphosate, the active ingredient in the popular weed killer Roundup, detected in the oatmeal falls well below the limit set by federal regulators for human consumption, the lawsuit accuses Quaker of false advertising because it markets the oatmeal as “100% natural.”

After ‘The Biggest Loser,’ their bodies fought to regain weight

After ‘The Biggest Loser,’ their bodies fought to regain weight

But in the years since, more than 100 pounds have crept back onto his 5-foot-11 frame despite his best efforts. In fact, most of that season’s 16 contestants have regained much if not all the weight they lost so arduously. Some are even heavier now.

Malia Obama part of the growing wave of students taking a 'gap year'

Malia has not decided what she will do during her year off, according to someone familiar with the process who asked for anonymity to discuss the private decision. "She has yet to even graduate [from high school], so she's going to take time to think about her opportunities," the individual said.

Greenmarket returns to outdoor location

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Greenmarket returns to outdoor location

The Schenectady Greenmarket is back outdoors — and vendors and customers are thrilled, even if the weather wasn’t helping Sunday.

The week's best travel deals around the globe

A roundup of great deals.

Is @ProfJeffJarvis Twitter's best parody or its least repentant troll? Possibly a bit of both.

Rurik Bradbury, the man behind @ProfJeffJarvis, hopes the name change will settle his raging four-year fight with the real Professor Jarvis. Jarvis, a pundit and journalism professor at the City University of New York, has long argued that Bradbury's use of his name constitutes harassment.

Cracker Jack replaces beloved plastic toys with QR codes and a 'mobile experience'

Cracker Jack replaces beloved plastic toys with QR codes and a 'mobile experience'

Instead, you find a QR code, and realize not even Cracker Jack could escape those millennials.

Spring colds are common, can be treated with hand washing and fluids

Spring colds are common, can be treated with hand washing and fluids

The season for snow and ice has passed, but spring and summer colds are still in season.

Wolff’s Biergarten: Lots of sausages, friendly setting

Wolff’s Biergarten: Lots of sausages, friendly setting

Wolff’s Biergarten in Schenectady is more of an outpost of the European-style biergarten, and I’m glad they’re here.

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