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Niche

HOME IMPROVEMENTS: Our summer guide has tips on stylish and energy-saving window treatments, costs involved in pool installation, ways to keep your garage clean and safe, and more.

JUNE RADARFROG COUPON PAGE: The most bang for your food buck
-- JUNE RADARFROG COUPON BOOK

FATHER'S DAY PAGE: Five ways to celebrate

BUYING INSURANCE PAGE: Ways to save on pet, auto, home and life coverage


News

GRAD CONTENT

OIL SPILL CONTENT

MEMORIAL DAY: Check out our links package of Memorial Day content. If your newspaper has something to contribute, please let us know.


Lifestyles

FAMILY TIME: Weekly family column, with summer-fun tips, a review of “Shrek Forever After” and more.

FOOD FOR THOUGHT: Beat garlic's smelly staying power -- Weekly food rail, with tips for removing garlic odors from your hands, an easy recipe for Cajun tuna salad, a review of IHOP Pancake Stackers, and more.

TITANIC GRAVE: Titanic victim finally gets gravestone - On the night of April 14, 1912, Catherine “Kate” Buckley pulled a long blue overcoat over her blue serge jacket and skirt, bundling up as best she could. She knew the water would be cold out in the North Atlantic, but just as many other third-class passengers of the RMS Titanic, she knew it was a fate she would have to meet.

DR. MURRAY FEINGOLD: Time to think about 'de-hibernating' -- Certain animals, like bears or bats, hibernate during the winter. Hibernation consists of a state of inactivity and slowdown of the body's metabolic system. In certain ways, some humans who live in cold weather regions also hibernate during the winter.

DR. JEFF HERSH: What's in your picnic basket? -- More than 76 million cases of food-borne illnesses occur per year in the U.S., affecting about a quarter of our population.

DARIN ST. GEORGE: Shake up your fitness program -- What is the definition of insanity? Doing the same thing over and over and expecting a different result, right? So, let's turn your fitness routine on its ear and see what you can accomplish.

SENIOR SAVVY: Pick and choose your battles with mom -- There is a technique called validation. This process allows caregivers or family members to approach their relative with memory loss without the argumentative struggles.

SAIMI BERGMANN: A bigger garden can be good for you and your planet -- Forget about the additional weeding: A bigger garden can mean more savings, both for your wallet and for the planet.


Entertainment

SUDOKU: June Sudoku puzzles (708-735) are now available. Previous puzzles are linked to in this file as well.

SEX IN THE CITY STARS 1: 'Sex and the City' gals talk about sequel - There was little doubt that a “Sex and the City” film would be made, given that the TV show had such huge audience appeal. There was zero doubt that there would be a sequel, once the film brought in more than $400 million at the box office. Like the film and the series before it, “Sex and the City 2” is made up of time spent with four New York gal pals. The formula is simple: Give each of them issues, then have those issues be solved. By Ed Symkus.

SEX IN THE CITY STARS 2: ‘Sex in the City' stars talk about franchise's appeal - Kristen Davis, Kim Cattral, Sarah Jessica Parker and Cynthia Nixon comment on the enduring appeal of "Sex in the City" and the empowering of other women. By Ed Symkus.

VIDEO STORES: Video stores’ fan base still strong in digital revolution - Video rental stores may have already become as passe as ... well, videos. But don’t write your neighborhood video store off just yet. By Melissa Westphal.


Opinions 

BRITT CARTOON: Connecticut Senate candidate Richard Blumenthal - Vietnam veteran?

GRANLUND CARTOON: Uncle Sam on Memorial Day

GRANLUND CARTOON: Ron Paul and Rand Paul

GRANLUND CARTOON: North Korea aggression

EDITORIAL: Rand Paul's philosophy -- Rand Paul didn't make much of his philosophy clear last week, but we believe him when he says he would not, if elected senator from Kentucky, vote to repeal the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Then again, it's not like anyone is going to bring that historic law back for a revote. From The MetroWest Daily News.

CHARITA GOSHAY: Journalism gone wild -- Forget news you can use. Completely useless news you can’t make up is much more fun and can even be educational, as in, “Who did what?”

KENT BUSH: South Carolina governor's race produces entertainment - I don't care if you live in Kansas, California or on the surface of the sun, if you aren't paying attention to South Carolina politics, you're missing a good show. I'm not talking about Mark Sanford and his extracurricular activities. I'm not even talking about Stephen Colbert wanting to run for president there.


Business / Tech

PETER CHIANCA: Welcome to Planet Wal-Mart - I sort of miss the days when Wal-Mart was harmless. You know, back when they were just a mammoth conglomerate putting small retailers out of business and forcing manufacturing jobs overseas, thus helping to cripple the U.S. economy. They were almost lovable then.

AMY GEHRT: Fact-check before forwarding, please - The e-mail forwards I find in my inbox are, at best, a waste of time. Unfortunately, all too often the information contained in those messages is worse than a waste of time: it is inaccurate and inflammatory. Worse still, many of these forwards have been circulating for months, or even years, unchecked.

MAKING CENTS: Consider converting to a Roth IRA - Roth IRAs are typically limited to taxpayers earning less than federally established thresholds. Conversions from traditional or rollover IRAs to Roth IRAs were also limited by modified adjusted gross income. But this year, Roth conversions are permissible for all taxpayers regardless of income level. By John P. Napolitano.

PAUL A. EISENSTEIN: Corvette gets sportier -- Think of the 2010 Chevrolet Corvette Grand Sport as a sort of hybrid. It starts with the same steel chassis as the “base” Corvette, but the crossed-flag emblem is your first hint that there are some significant changes in store.