<![CDATA[Living articles about food home & travel from in Kansas City, MO | KansasCity.com &]]> http://www.kansascity.com/living/ en-us Tue, 22 Dec 2015 18:08:07 CST http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rss McClatchy Interactive's Escenic Tue, 22 Dec 2015 18:08:07 CST Living 60 interactive-ops@herald-leader.com Hundreds flock to grand opening of Kansas City’s first food truck hub http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/article75050312.html#storylink=rss Called Little Piggy, the hub launched on Sunday

About 1,000 people visited five food trucks

The food truck hub is in a former used car lot at 3014 Southwest Blvd.

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Tiny house development will serve KC homeless veterans http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/article75032517.html#storylink=rss First house will be dedicated Monday near 89th and Troost in Kansas City

Fundraising is underway for more tiny houses

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For Mother’s Day, think terrariums, bonsai trees or affordable luxury http://www.kansascity.com/living/home-garden/article74484487.html#storylink=rss You could get Mom flowers, or you could go with something that lasts longer

We’ve also found inexpensive yet luxurious products from local purveyors

Powell Gardens will host events on Mother’s Day weekend

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Manny Lopez, a longtime Kansas City restaurateur, dies at age 77 http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/article74875142.html#storylink=rss He hung tough during the early days of Manny’s Mexican Restaurant in the 1980s

Death comes as restaurant gears up for Cinco de Mayo

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Straw bale gardening: Cindy Hoedel’s tips for getting the most out of it http://www.kansascity.com/living/liv-columns-blogs/cindy-hoedel/article74493572.html#storylink=rss This is her fourth year of straw bale gardening

It’s not magic but is good for gardeners who have poor soil

Watch her video for tips on how to condition the bales

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From camper to board member: Why she loves YMCA’s Camp Wood on the prairie http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/arts-culture/article74452812.html#storylink=rss Olathe native Anne Winter has been going to Camp Wood in Elmdale, Kan., for 23 years, since she was 12

“It is important to send your kid to summer camp, as well as camping as a family”

The only YMCA camp in the tallgrass prairie in the U.S. turns 100 this year

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In divorce, who gets to keep the family dog? http://www.kansascity.com/news/nation-world/national/article75041147.html#storylink=rss Courts, which consider pets property, have little to say on their fate in a divorce

But the question can be bitterly fought in a contentious divorce

‘People use the animals against one another,’ says one divorce attorney

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The dishes with the most calories at 40 chain restaurants http://www.kansascity.com/living/food-drink/article74995412.html#storylink=rss No. 1 item has more than 2,300 calories, 164 grams of fat

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1 minute of hard exercise may be as good as 45 minutes of moderate exercise http://www.kansascity.com/living/health-fitness/article75009182.html#storylink=rss The ‘I don’t have time to exercise’ excuse may no longer be valid

In study, long endurance workouts and short, grueling intervals showed virtually identical gains

Neither approach seemed superior to the other, except that one was much, much shorter

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If you look a little older than your age, your DNA may be to blame http://www.kansascity.com/latest-news/article74958597.html#storylink=rss People who carried a specific gene looked two years older on average than those who did not, study finds

Researchers found the gene was the key after age, sex, skin color, sun damage and wrinkles were considered

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Why drinking red wine and eating chocolate may be good for your gut http://www.kansascity.com/living/article74831742.html#storylink=rss Researchers studied stool samples from thousands of citizen volunteers

From that they mapped out the species of bacteria that lived inside their guts

Red wine and dairy products such as chocolate seemed to increase the biodiversity of the gut

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Zika test gets emergency approval by FDA, available to doctors next week http://www.kansascity.com/latest-news/article74824702.html#storylink=rss The new test detects genetic material known as RNA from the Zika virus in human blood serum

Previously Zika tests were only available through a handful of government-designated laboratories

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A few miles from San Bernardino, a Muslim prom queen reigns http://www.kansascity.com/latest-news/article74838792.html#storylink=rss Zarifeh Shalabi was crowned prom queen after her non-Muslim friends campaigned for her

On the morning of the school vote, they wore hijabis and passed out dozens of the colorful scarves

‘I had no idea how much she is really respected and loved at the school,’ Zarifeh’s mother said

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Garage sale 101: How to make your stuff pay http://www.kansascity.com/living/home-garden/article74027847.html#storylink=rss Choose a date near payday, and a time when it’s not too hot

Spiff up big-ticket items

Use social media to advertise, and put up plenty of signs

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Kansas City's first food truck hub draws hundreds for grand opening http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/restaurants/article75054547.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Sun, 01 May 2016 19:33:40 CDT http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/restaurants/article75054547.html Dear Abby: Daughter shuts out mother in retaliation for remarrying http://www.kansascity.com/living/advice-columns/article72948947.html#storylink=rss My daughter is 25 and married with two kids. Several years ago I remarried and my daughter has been angry at me ever since.

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Billy Graham: It’s great to be good, but salvation can be achieved only through Christ http://www.kansascity.com/living/liv-columns-blogs/billy-graham/article74735092.html#storylink=rss Don’t trust in yourself or your own goodness for your salvation. Instead, commit your life to Jesus Christ and put your faith and trust in him.

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Jesuit priest, peace activist Daniel Berrigan dies at 94 http://www.kansascity.com/latest-news/article74956302.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Sat, 30 Apr 2016 21:08:03 CDT By MICHAEL BALSAMO ]]> http://www.kansascity.com/latest-news/article74956302.html Dear Abby: Couple’s difference in age causes girl’s family to worry http://www.kansascity.com/living/advice-columns/article72945917.html#storylink=rss DEAR ABBY: I’m 17 and dating this older guy. Everyone is afraid that one day I’ll just disappear, but he isn’t like that. People just don’t trust me, even though I have told them nothing but the full truth from the start. I’m happy. What should I do?

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How to set up a straw bale garden http://www.kansascity.com/living/home-garden/article74801782.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Fri, 29 Apr 2016 20:11:13 CDT http://www.kansascity.com/living/home-garden/article74801782.html Spring cleaning do’s and don’ts from professionals http://www.kansascity.com/living/home-garden/article74025342.html#storylink=rss The biggest mistake is trying to do it all at once

Pick one project a weekend, and only for a couple of hours

Put it on your calendar and finish what you start

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EXCHANGE: Energetic nun mentors teens at St. James Parish http://www.kansascity.com/living/article74501807.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Sat, 30 Apr 2016 00:01:00 CDT By BOB CHWEDYK ]]> http://www.kansascity.com/living/article74501807.html Email habits that lose friends at work http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/workplace/article74366767.html#storylink=rss WRITE IN ALL CAPS (irritating, isn’t it?)

“Reply to all” when one will do

Use vague or no subject lines

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Voices of Faith: Does our anger exist for a reason? http://www.kansascity.com/living/religion/article74941282.html#storylink=rss Anger should never turn into rage or violence

Most figures central to faith want us to forgive, tolerate and not be vindictive

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Dear Abby: Hypochondriac seeks a cure for her fear of dying http://www.kansascity.com/living/advice-columns/article72511077.html#storylink=rss I’m a hypochondriac. I am currently waiting on the biopsy results for a mole I had removed. Right now I’m worried and miserable. I feel guilty for what I’m putting my husband through.

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Miss Manners: Etiquette allows for error, as long as regret is expressed http://www.kansascity.com/living/advice-columns/article74675467.html#storylink=rss The transgression of leaving an empty place at the dinner table is a far more annoying one for the host than the guest being late with a reasonable excuse. Etiquette allows for human error, as long as regret is politely expressed and the behavior is corrected.

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Billy Graham: God hasn’t turned away from you, even if you’ve rejected him http://www.kansascity.com/living/liv-columns-blogs/billy-graham/article74692177.html#storylink=rss You thought living without God and only for yourself would bring you happiness and peace, but you’ve discovered it’s a lie. The Bible warns, “There is a way that appears to be right, but in the end it leads to death” (Proverbs 16:25).

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So much to like at American Garage Bar and Diner in Lee’s Summit http://www.kansascity.com/living/liv-columns-blogs/chow-town/article74636867.html#storylink=rss It was like someone created an interactive museum using items from a salvage yard, a vintage photo archive and more

The hashbrowns and eggs were cooked just right

The tenderloin? It was wonderful

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Some family roots are better left buried http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/community/joco-913/joco-opinion/article74632587.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Fri, 29 Apr 2016 09:26:31 CDT

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Green grabs the imagination of decorators and homeowners http://www.kansascity.com/living/home-garden/article74038192.html#storylink=rss Green velvet. Green leather. Moody inky tones. Rich emerald. A dash of olive. Even that old standby, Kelly, is hot

Designers say it evokes a sense of spring and new beginnings

Malachite has become a decorator classic

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