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RIGHT AT HOME: From scrap heap to style file

| | Jan 22 2017 - 12:05am | Comments

Recycling has become the norm in many communities. The detritus of our daily lives — plastic, glass, metal and paper — makes its weekly trek to processing plants across the country.

  1. Posted: Jan 13 2017 - 12:05am

    DENVER, Pa. — A police officer responding to a crash wound up driving a surgeon, an assistant and a donated liver to a Philadelphia hospital for an emergency transplant.

  2. | Posted: Jan 12 2017 - 10:00am

    Listen closely to those baboon calls — they may tell you a thing or two about human speech. Scientists who studied baboons’ wahoos, yaks, barks and other vocalizations have found evidence of five vowel-like sounds — a sign that the physical capacity for speech may have evolved over much longer timescales than previously thought.

  3. Posted: Jan 12 2017 - 12:05am

    MONMOUTH, Ore. — A cow stranded on ice in western Oregon experienced what might be called a moo-ving rescue.

  4. | Posted: Jan 10 2017 - 12:05am

    You can have this homemade quiche ready in just 25 minutes. I like to serve a warm, inviting quiche for a quick midweek supper, but don’t want to fuss with pastry dough. The secret to saving time and calories is to use bread crumbs for the crust instead. You can still slice and serve the quiche with this crust.

  5. | Posted: Jan 10 2017 - 12:05am

    In winter, we love to feel the burn.

  6. | Posted: Jan 10 2017 - 12:05am

    Coconut pie was one of my maternal grandfather’s signature desserts. He would normally prepare them on a Saturday afternoon so they would be ready for Sunday dinner.

  7. | Posted: Jan 8 2017 - 12:05am

    Landscape designers in cities are creating quieter living spaces by using trees to mute loud noises like sirens and air brakes. It’s called “soundscaping,” and it aims to restore peaceful, natural sounds like wind whispering through leaves, birds chirping or rain dripping from branches.

  8. | Posted: Jan 8 2017 - 12:05am

    Gorgeous shades of yellow have become increasingly popular in home decor, a trend that seems set to continue in the coming year. Yellow is prominent in the Sherwin-Williams color forecast for 2017, while Pantone describes their new “color of the year,” called Greenery, as “a fresh and zesty yellow-green.”

  9. | Posted: Jan 6 2017 - 11:38am

    Sweet and tart balsamic vinegar dresses up pork scaloppini. Broccoli Raab (also called rapini or broccoli rabe), is best when small or young. It has a nutty and slightly bitter taste.

  10. Posted: Jan 6 2017 - 12:05am

    DORMONT, Pa. — Some auto shops offer 10-minute oil change service. That still would have been about seven minutes too long for a Pennsylvania woman who gave birth while the oil in her husband’s pickup was being changed at an auto dealership.

  11. Posted: Jan 6 2017 - 12:05am

    BERLIN — Easter has come early to the German North Sea island of Langeoog.

  12. | Posted: Jan 5 2017 - 12:15pm

    Raising small flocks of backyard chickens has been a trend among city dwellers for a decade or so, and putting the birds to work can be a boon to gardens. You can use them for tilling, grubbing for worms and for their manure, which makes excellent free fertilizer.

  13. | Posted: Jan 5 2017 - 12:15pm

    Decor trends take us on a little emotional journey every season. Some speak to how we’re feeling, some to how we want to feel.

  14. | Posted: Jan 5 2017 - 9:24am

    WASHINGTON — Most babies should start eating peanut-containing foods well before their first birthday, say guidelines released Thursday that aim to protect high-risk tots and other youngsters, too, from developing the dangerous food allergy.

  15. Posted: Jan 3 2017 - 12:05am

    TAMPA, Fla. — Police in Florida say a dog named Scarface attacked a family who tried to put a sweater on it.