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Experts' new Rx for health: Walk the malls

Experts' new Rx for health: Walk the malls

It's no secret that getting up and moving makes people healthier and reduces the risk of heart disease, stroke and diabetes. But unpredictable weather and unsafe streets sometimes get in the way, especially for seniors. That's where shopping malls come in.

Mama Mia’s lives up to welcoming atmosphere

Mama Mia’s lives up to welcoming atmosphere

My friend Leslie had an errand to run in Saratoga, which was enough of an excuse for us to check out Mama Mia’s. “It’s the place the locals in Saratoga go for Italian food,” Leslie had told me.

Schenectady Greenmarket ready to step outside

SCHENECTADY

Schenectady Greenmarket ready to step outside

Spring is here and the Schenectady Greenmarket is getting ready to move outdoors after a winter spent in Proctors.

One of these is the Cronut, the other is food plagiarism - and you can't stop it

One of these is the Cronut, the other is food plagiarism - and you can't stop it

But the hottest food trend of the past five years may be copycatting. Call it food plagiarism.

'Slow calorie' draws attention in fights against obesity, diabetes

In order to curb obesity and prevent diabetes from getting worse, preventing sudden spikes in blood sugar levels - a condition called postprandial hyperglycemia (PPHG) - is vital.

Pet friendly offices need leash-friendly leases

Pet friendly offices need leash-friendly leases

Roughly two-thirds of the organization's employees now bring their dogs to work, a perk that is consistently voted by employees as the their favorite benefit, above health insurance and 401(k)s, said Tom Waite, the Humane Society's chief financial officer.

Two new documentaries delve deeply into bipolar syndrome

Two new documentaries delve deeply into bipolar syndrome

I saw it all: The beginning of Time and the end of Time. Creation and annihilation. Somehow I’d slipped through a seam in the space-time continuum, and from my privileged mental perch I’d peered into the center of the universe.

Golub products get new PICS label

SCHENECTADY

Golub products get new PICS label

As it creates a new identity for its supermarkets, Schenectady-based Golub Corp. is adding a new line of store-brand products: PICS.

SARATOGA SPRINGS

Capital Region pet expo planned for September

A pet expo is coming to the Capital Region in September. The first ever “PetEx” will be held Saturday Sept., 10 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the Saratoga Springs City Center.

Travel blogger returns to Schenectady

SCHENECTADY

Travel blogger returns to Schenectady

Rochester-based travel blogger Arian Horbovetz came back to Schenectady on a "city hopping" trip he documented on his blog, The Urban Phoenix.

Do-it-yourself halloumi is a flavorful cheese that squeaks

Do-it-yourself halloumi is a flavorful cheese that squeaks

When I’m asked why I make my own jam, pickles, cheese or bacon, the first reason that comes to mind is: It’s more delicious. But it’s also plain old fun, and a little bit of magic.

Meet Twiggy, the water-skiing squirrel with an important message

Meet Twiggy, the water-skiing squirrel with an important message

It's the day before the opening of the Richmond Home & Garden Show in March, and Lou Ann Best is telling me about the emptiness she felt after the death of her husband, Chuck. Pressed tightly against her chest is a squirrel, perhaps the most famous squirrel in the world: Twiggy, the water-skiing squirrel.

Cheapest gasoline in 12 years a boon for summer motorists

Cheapest gasoline in 12 years a boon for summer motorists

Americans driving on their summer vacations will enjoy the cheapest gasoline in 12 years as prices stall just above $2 a gallon.

Designer’s kitchen redo pairs sleek function, relaxed lifestyle

Designer’s kitchen redo pairs sleek function, relaxed lifestyle

Open a cabinet to take out a coffee pod in Patrick Sutton’s Fells Point kitchen in Baltimore, and you’ll get a little wake-up jolt: The inside of the cabinet is painted bright orange. “It’s sort of like biting into a Klondike bar,” says Patrick, 53, a top Baltimore interior designer, whose renovated kitchen looks out on water from two sides.

A tiny home takes shape in New York, but it’s unlikely to stay

NEW YORK

A tiny home takes shape in New York, but it’s unlikely to stay

Miko Mercer would seem to be a good candidate for a tiny house — single, tidy, 5-foot-3. And indeed she has joined the Tiny House Movement that has swept the country the last several years.

Kasich: 'I’m the only one with the experience to win'

CAPITAL REGION

Kasich: 'I’m the only one with the experience to win'

Ohio Gov. John Kasich was one of three presidential candidates visiting the Capital Region Monday to help bolster their chances in the New York Primary next Tuesday. .

NYC bakery's carrot cakes travel the world

NYC bakery's carrot cakes travel the world

Campbell-Adams — or “the carrot cake lady,” as she is known to many of her fans — is the owner of Lloyd’s Carrot Cake, a family business that churns out about 1,000 cakes and dozens of cupcakes and muffins every week, all from a tiny kitchen just across from Van Cortlandt Park in the Riverdale neighborhood. Look for the light-up sign with the dancing carrot.

Schenectady's 845 Commons gets preservation award

SCHENECTADY

Schenectady's 845 Commons gets preservation award

The Capital Region YMCA infused new life into the 100-year-old Mica Insulator Co. building last year, and in 2016 the celebration continues. Now called 845 Commons the structure built in 1915 was selected Friday as a recipient of a Historic Preservation Award by The Preservation League of New York State.

Tandoori Grill serving Indian comfort food

Tandoori Grill serving Indian comfort food

Sometimes I crave good food at reasonable prices, near home and without frills. Enter the Union Tandoori Grill on upper Union Street in Schenectady.

Schenectady woman gets the ‘Gift of Sound’

ROTTERDAM

Schenectady woman gets the ‘Gift of Sound’

A few weeks ago, Yvonne Guy, 79, couldn’t hear the person on the other end of a telephone, music playing from the radio or someone seated across from her at the dinner table, but that changed last month with the push of a button.

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