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  • Surveying singles in the city

    The number-crunchers and trend analysts at WalletHub say they have a formula for rating the best — and worst — cities for singles. Their study of the 150 most populated U.S. cities shows Madison at No. 15 for singles and Milwaukee at No. 89. Salt Lake City came in at No. 1, followed by Orlando, Florida; Tempe, Arizona; Atlanta; Scottsdale, Arizona; Austin, Texas; Reno, Nevada; Cincinnati and S.... Read More
  • Microchip helps family find missing cat after four years

    A cat named Hemi, who vanished without a trace in 2011 and reappeared just as mysteriously in January, was to make a jet flight halfway across the country to rejoin the family that never stopped missing him. “It’s pretty crazy,” said Jennifer Connell, who adopted Hemi in 2009 in North Carolina, but now lives in Bismarck, North Dakota. Hemi was a kitten when Jennifer and her Marine husband Ro.... Read More
  • For Chef Lidia, good Italian cuisine is simple

    New York chef and restaurateur Lidia Bastianich thinks the question of what constitutes great Italian cuisine has a “simple” answer. “It’s a cuisine that’s simple, colorful and tasty,” says Bastianich, a James Beard Award nominee and host of PBS television’s Emmy Award-winning Lidia’s Kitchen. “It’s wedded to the seasons and makes nourishing sense if it is prepared properly.”.... Read More
  • This is a technology wish list for 2016

    There's plenty for tech companies to do in the new year. Here's a wish list for 2016: PICK AND CHOOSE ONLINE TELEVISION In 2015, HBO and Showtime freed themselves from traditional television shackles. Both now offer app subscriptions directly to consumers - with no cable or satellite TV service required. It's a start, but lots of worthy channels, including ESPN, remain locked up in packages filled.... Read More
  • Pets can donate blood too

    Today’s pets benefit from an array of medical technologies developed for humans. But not many pet owners realize a relatively old standby — blood transfusion — is commonly used in veterinary settings. There are many scenarios in which veterinarians use transfusions to save lives. Patients who have experienced trauma resulting in life-threatening blood loss are the most frequent recipients. B.... Read More
  • Driftless Folk School teaches classic skills

    In Viroqua, a small educational anomaly has found its footing in the heart of Wisconsin’s Driftless Area. Founded in 2006, the Driftless Folk School has brought more and more students west to experience its creative and alternative classes. The exact definition of a folk school varies among states and regions depending on local values and customs. The Driftless Folk School is one of several in t.... Read More
  • Letting hair gray naturally is a growing trend

    Joanne Hudson’s friends didn’t hide their surprise when she mentioned earlier this year that she was considering letting her gray hair show. Most were enthusiastic and supportive. But they treated the idea of going naturally gray as a bold, gutsy move. Coloring her hair was considered the default decision, says Hudson, 52. Going gray was not. At 58, Lydia Bishop opts to color her gray hair, th.... Read More