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Make Friends with Vega May. 16, 2019


Week of May 19-25, 2019 Over my 40-year-plus career, I've read a lot of astronomy books. You may be ... Read More

La Superba After Dark May. 02, 2019


Week of May 5-11, 2019 Beginning stargazers are often disappointed because they cannot see the glori... Read More

Queen Berenice's Hair Apr. 18, 2019


Week of April 21-27, 2019 Modern astronomers recognize 88 constellations in the heavens. These cover... Read More

Origins Breathe Life Into Words Apr. 17, 2019

The Word Guy

Studying the origins of words can seem like an esoteric enterprise, relegated to nerdy scholars poki... Read More

Why Do We Have Etiquette? Feb. 24, 2019

Dear AnnieĀ®

Dear Annie: I'm wondering whether you could weigh in on a disagreement my wife and I have. As a daug... Read More

Grumpy Halloween Oct. 27, 2018

Katiedid Langrock

Halloween doesn't just happen on Oct. 31 anymore. In my town, we have a monster parade that marches ... Read More

(Really) Old-Fashioned Fun Jun. 14, 2018

Lenore Skenazy

What's as old as summer? These games. The good ones. Do your kids know them? —Hopscotch. If yo... Read More

Holiday Gift Idea: Spa in a Jar Dec. 21, 2016

Everyday Cheapskate

If you are familiar with a wonderful yet pricey personal care product called Salt Rub by Origins, yo... Read More