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On Gardening: Milkweed feasting more than you realize

As we all strive to get our hands on every native milkweed for our states and to the ultimate benefit of the Monarch butterfly I thought I might plug its use for the other guys. Your first thought might be I'm talking about the Queen or Soldier butterflies that are related to the Monarch and also must have milkweeds as larval host plants.

Health & Family

CNET: Best DSLR cameras for beginners

If you're passionate about photography, you already know there are better ways to take pictures than with your phone. And if you haven't yet upgraded to a digital single lens reflex camera, what are you waiting for? The amount of control over your images you'll gain with a DSLR will be worth it. We've got four great DSLRs here for the enthusiast photographer.

Food & Drink

Try this time-saving cashew chicken

On her popular food blog The Faux Martha, Melissa Coleman shares her recipes and tips for a simplified style of cooking. During the week, she cooks what she calls minimal, often vegetarian, meals, saving baking time for the weekend.

Food & Drink

Fresh herbs will be here soon: Here’s how to make the best of them

There are many reasons I love the arrival of spring. One of the biggest is the return of my backyard herbs. That’s about the greenest my green thumb gets, especially when a bunch of them – the rosemary, thyme, oregano and mint – reliably grow back every year. Soon enough, I’ll be inundated with herbs and scrambling to keep up and keep them fresh.

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Living with Children: Don't go down the road of ADHD testing

Q: Our son, age 8, did fine in school in first grade, but has struggled in second. We've taken your advice and not helped much with his homework other than occasional and brief "consultations." He's making average grades but his second-grade teacher – she's fairly young, by the way – tells us that he is actually slightly behind in both reading and math. We met recently with the school counselor, school psychologist, and his teacher, all of whom recommended that he be tested for ADHD (they told us that he's easily distracted) and a learning disability. We really don't want to go down that road, but they're making it seem like that's the only responsible thing for us to do. What are your thoughts on this?

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Ask Mr. Dad: Walking the walk – and crawling the crawl

Dear Mr. Dad: My best friend and I have 10-month-old boys who were born only a week apart. His started walking about a month ago but mine is still crawling and has absolutely no interest in walking. I know I shouldn't compare my baby to anyone else's, but it's hard not to. Is there anything I can do encourage my baby to walk?

Ben & Jerry's dishes out free cones for customers for 40th year

Ben & Jerry’s Free Cone Day started in 1979. This year, the company expects to give away more than 1.3 million free scoops.
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