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This week marks the beginning of the year of the sheep on the Chinese calendar. What we in America know as Chinese food is rarely actually authentic. Despite its inauthenticity, our Americanized versions can still be delicious.Some home cooks are too intimidated by preparation and ingredients to make Asian dishes. Asian food is often easy and once you get the hang of a few of the steps and become familiar with the ingredients, cooking these recipes can be a lot of fun.

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Pruning is a task that is beneficial for trees and shrubs to keep them healthy and vibrant. This is also a task that many of us, me included, are nervous about performing. The garden is at its most dormant period in late winter, making it a good...

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There’s a free operating system coming for your computer.Well, maybe not yours. But it’s a good bet that you might be among the 85 percent of computer users who currently run Windows 7, Windows 8 or Windows 8.1 as an operating system.

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“You know what I really miss the most about eating nowadays?” a friend of mine asked recently. “Fatback. Sausage gravy on biscuits. Fried okra and corn fritters. Good ole food like Mama used to make.”

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To defeat fleas, you need to understand their life cycle and learn how to take control. Your groomer can be a great ally in this battle.

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Hawaii officials have long been warning people to stay away from Sacred Falls, a dramatic waterfall where a landslide killed eight hikers more than 15 years ago.

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The Comet/Courier Living in south Louisiana definitely has its perks.Unlike other places that have only four seasons — spring, summer, fall and winter — south Louisiana residents have an abundance of seasons to revel in.

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Whoopi Goldberg has been cast in ABC's comedy pilot Delores & Jermaine, according to

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In recent months, the stage seemed set for American consumers to do what they've traditionally done best: Spend money — and drive the economy.

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Nicholas Brendon, best known for playing Xander Harris on Buffy the Vampire Slayer, was...

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They are calling it #Snowmaggedon. Boston and the New England area are just about sick of the snow.

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