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Deepak Chopra: Make the journey joyful

Deepak Chopra: Make the journey joyful

Deepak Chopra chuckles when asked if he’s a man on a mission.

Can you hug your dog? Yes, but ...

Can you hug your dog? Yes, but ...

The next time you want to hug a dog, consider this: You could be making the pooch miserable, an expert says.

Bright idea: Investing in roofless solar

HALFMOON

Bright idea: Investing in roofless solar

Capital Region residents have a chance to cut down on their electric bills without slapping solar panels on their roofs by buying into the state’s first shared renewable solar project based in Halfmoon.

Cornells getting ‘fresh start’ while embracing its past

SCHENECTADY

Cornells getting ‘fresh start’ while embracing its past

A landmark Schenectady restaurant is preparing to reopen after a whirlwind renovation and rebranding.

Vegan mac 'n’ cheese competition yields (n)oodles of recipes

Vegan mac 'n’ cheese competition yields (n)oodles of recipes

When the organizers of a vegan macaroni-and-cheese contest in Baltimore in February sent instructions to contestants, they suggested bringing enough samples to feed a crowd of 500 people. Instead, “we stopped counting at 1,000,” said an organizer.

Items imported from Italy showcased at Market 32 event

CLIFTON PARK

Items imported from Italy showcased at Market 32 event

Six months after launching a partnership with the Italian government, the Golub Corp. displayed the results today at its Market 32 supermarket in Clifton Park: Close to a thousand different imported Italian items on the shelves and a variety of freshly cooked delicacies in the test kitchen.

Spa City Farmers Market creating monthly Vintage Faire

SARATOGA SPRINGS

Spa City Farmers Market creating monthly Vintage Faire

The 4-year-old Spa City Farmers Market will be launching a new venture this spring, a once-a-month Saturday market that will feature craft vendors as well as the products of farmers.

Concept house is as much about the outside as the inside

Concept house is as much about the outside as the inside

The “Contemporary Farmhouse” constructed in a subdivision outside Las Vegas in what once had been a desert, is a modest-sized dwelling that lives big and throws convention out the window.

Labyrinths winding their way into homeowners’ yards

Labyrinths winding their way into homeowners’ yards

The labyrinth is an ancient idea made new. The spiral design has been around since before recorded history, though no one is sure where the pattern originated or why.

Amsterdam native Catena was finalist for humanitarian award

AMSTERDAM

Amsterdam native Catena was finalist for humanitarian award

Dr. Tom Catena, an Amsterdam native who has dedicated the past eight years to running a hospital in war-torn Sudan, was a finalist for the Aurora Prize for Awakening Humanity.

Why edible rainbows have taken over the Internet

Why edible rainbows have taken over the Internet

Food coloring isn't just for layer cakes anymore. Pizza?

Where’s the cable guy? Your phone can show you

SEATTLE

Where’s the cable guy? Your phone can show you

Some parents find peace of mind in the location-tracking features in smartphones that let them keep tabs on their children. There are also the dog owners who can rest easy knowing that hired dog walkers are doing their job. And that the dogs are doing their business.

The Brick: Burgers, pizza in pleasant new setting

The Brick: Burgers, pizza in pleasant new setting

Just so there’s no confusion, the locally owned Clifton Park restaurant formerly known as the Brick House Pizza & Grill is now called The Brick.

Perfect fit: Skidmore student from Kenya starts bra-making business

SARATOGA SPRINGS

Perfect fit: Skidmore student from Kenya starts bra-making business

If you want to empower women, give them brand-new, proper-fitting underwear, says Skidmore student Stella Langat.

Sustainable Saratoga plans tree-planting event

SARATOGA SPRINGS

Sustainable Saratoga plans tree-planting event

Volunteers will plant trees throughout the city on Saturday as part of Sustainable Saratoga’s Urban Forestry Project.

Smoking ban coming to Saratoga Springs' public housing

SARATOGA SPRINGS

Smoking ban coming to Saratoga Springs' public housing

The 339 apartments owned by the Saratoga Springs Housing Authority will go smoke-free as of May 1, officials said. The ban will go into effect as the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development considers a national ban on smoking in public housing complexes.

Dairy Circus' clown logo survives fire

SCOTIA

Dairy Circus' clown logo survives fire

This week’s fast-moving at Scotia’s Dairy Circus destroyed pretty much everything, owner Robb Clemons said today. A look around the inside confirmed that. What it didn’t destroy: Dairy Circus’ iconic logo, the joyous clown that for decades welcomed customers to the ice cream shop.

Spring cleaning do's and don'ts: 8 tips from professionals

Spring cleaning do's and don'ts: 8 tips from professionals

It's spring and for some reason, the entire country gets obsessed with cleaning out their entire house, from the closets to the file cabinets to the shelves in the garage.

Harriet Tubman to appear on $20 bill

WASHINGTON

Harriet Tubman to appear on $20 bill

Harriet Tubman, an African-American who ferried thousands of slaves to freedom, will replace the slaveholding Andrew Jackson on the center of a new $20 note.

Brisket, charoset style, deliciously combines two Passover favorites

Brisket, charoset style, deliciously combines two Passover favorites

If “Fiddler on the Roof” taught us anything, it is that the practice of Judaism depends heavily on tradition.

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