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Artist After 6: Enya

Artist After 6: Enya. She’s in the Lounge at 7. Click the link to see her video for, “Orinoco Flow.” pic: free use   video:Darkness21/YouTube

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Top 10 Rules Of Cooking According To Chefs

Care for your knives All of celebrity chef Daniel Boulud’s Letters to a Young Chef consists of cooking advice, but the final chapter boils it all down to Boulud’s top ten cooking commandments. The first of these is to make sure your

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Foodie Friday:Potato Pancakes with Nutmeg

TOTAL TIME: 1 Hour LEVEL: Moderate SERVES: 4 Ingredients * 1 lb. russet potatoes * 1 medium yellow onion * 1 tsp. salt * .13 tsp. Freshly ground black pepper * 2½ tsp. freshly grated nutmeg * 2 tbsp. all-purpose

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Artist After 6: Roberta Flack

Artist After 6: Roberta Flack. She’s in the Lounge at 7. Click the link to see her live video for, “First Time Ever I Saw Your Face.” Pic: free use. Video:fritz51355/YouTube

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The Most Common Surnames in Europe by Country

The most common surnames in the United States are Smith, Johnson, Williams, Brown, and Jones. For Europe, let’s look at this map created by Reddit user Teepr. Does anything surprise you, or look like it needs updating? Everything I can

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How face-to-face contact makes us happier.

Susan Pinker knows as well as anyone what’s been won and what’s been lost in the modern era of personal mobility and global connections. “Our digital devices are fabulous for gaining information, for scheduling our lives, for reaching the people

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Artist After 6: Lionel Richie

Artist After 6: Lionel Richie. He’s in the Lounge after 7. See Lionel Richie with the Commodores sing “Sweet Love” on American Bandstand, by clicking the link. pic: PA video: MrSpiritman123/YouTube

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10 Words With Spooky Etymologies

Ghosts, ghouls and monsters turn up everywhere at Halloween—including in our language. From treacherous underground goblins to ghostly roaming primates, here are the spooky origins of 10 familiar words. 1. AGHAST Although it’s used much more loosely in English today,

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Why Quebec’s Gaspé Peninsula Should Be at the Top of Your Canadian Bucket List

Stunning views and historic sites await around every bend along this legendary route. The Gaspé Peninsula’s picturesque coastline For several years, I’d heard Quebec’s Gaspé Peninsula described with glowing superlatives. It was often referred to as “the Canadian version of California’s Highway

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Artist After 6: Bette Midler

Artist After 6: Bette Midler. She’s in the Lounge at 7. Click the link to see her video for “From A Distance.” pic:instyle.com video: Rhino/YouTube

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The Secret to Getting Extra-Soft Towels at Home

One of the greatest simple pleasures in life is stepping out of the shower, grabbing a freshly laundered towel, and sinking your face into its fluffy softness. But what if your towels are a tad rougher than you’d prefer? By

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What’s the Origin of Jack-O’-Lanterns?

The term “jack-o’-lantern” was first applied to people, not pumpkins. As far back as 1663, the term meant a man with a lantern, or a night watchman. Just a decade or so later, it began to be used to refer

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Artist After 6: Elvis

Artist After 6: Elvis. He’s in the Lounge at 7. Click the link to see his performance of, “Suspicious Minds.” pic: freeclassicimages.com video: YouTube

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Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s baby will probably have a different last name from the rest of the royal family

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry are expecting a baby in early 2019 — and it’s likely their kids will go by a different surname from the rest of the British royal family. While royals don’t regularly use last names— they’re

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Someone in Toronto is trying to sell a haunted Ikea couch

Happy Halloween! October is the time when spooky delights come to life, and every year it feels the haunt starts earlier. For one unlucky Toronto resident, the paranormal happenings came a bit too early—and in an absurd way. “Ever since I’ve

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