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Making lasting connections

LOS ANGELES - The link to the outdoors and the gentle ocean breezes that circulate through the two-story home's many transom windows play huge roles in making the home feel special.

Living

My family's African adventure

My adventure started when my family traveled to Africa in the summer of 2015. We went on safari in Tanzania. We saw lots of animals, including lions, leopards, rhinos, Cape buffalo, and elephants. We learned all about their daily life. We also learned about plants and the acacia tree, which is a spiky tree that covers the Tanzanian landscape.

Living

On Gardening: Dutch iris, a showy, camera-ready bloomer

The word on the street (I've always wanted to say that) is that the Dutch iris is a short-lived perennial. Tell that to Romano an incredible showy bloomer that we have in the garden which was planted in the late 1990's. I've led a life comparable to a house flipper so my personal experience on the longevity of perennials has been word of mouth or reference book to say the least, but it seems to me anything approaching 20 years would rate as awesome.

Living

A chat with 'Rock Dog's' Luke Wilson

We went to an advanced screening of the new animated movie "Rock Dog." We absolutely loved the movie! It is about a Tibetan mastiff named Bodi (voiced by Luke Wilson), who lives in a village on Snow Mountain.

Living

Answer Man: Why do your clothes shrink in the dryer?

Q: What is the science behind clothing (especially cotton T-shirts) shrinking in the dryer? We try to hang ours up because of this phenomenon. Also, can shirts that have shrunk be "unshrunk?" Lastly, where do the socks that disappear in dryers and washing machines go?

Families

Parents @ Play: 2017 Toy Fair trends

Every year at about this time, every toy, game, collectible, and indoor- or outdoor plaything goes on display at New York Toy Fair. And, as usual, your Parents@Play team fearlessly braved the frigid weather (although, this year it was practically balmy) to bring you a glimpse into this year's up-and-coming trends.

Families

Ex-etiquette: A personal ex-etiquette experience

So that you, my readers, understand that I also face ex-etiquette dilemmas, here's an ex-etiquette issue I recently had to deal with myself. My daughter's father and I have been divorced for years but our daughter recently asked us both to travel from California to New York City to help her get settled in the next stage of her life. She confessed she was a little afraid to make the move alone and wanted both her parents there for moral support. Her dad and I get along fine so we agreed, but traveling with an ex presents interesting problems.

Videos

Watch a calzone, pizza's best friend, come to life

Lauren Spahn, manager of Paesan Kitchen & Bar, demonstrates how the Tacoma restaurant makes its popular three-meat Brute calzone.
Drew Perine dperine@thenewstribune.com
Watch a calzone, pizza's best friend, come to life 1:43

Watch a calzone, pizza's best friend, come to life

Car-sized sea creature surprises South Carolina fishermen 0:47

Car-sized sea creature surprises South Carolina fishermen

What happens when a young man challenges a deputy to a dance off 0:48

What happens when a young man challenges a deputy to a dance off

Watch Guinness World Record holder Shemika Charles do the limbo under a truck 0:38

Watch Guinness World Record holder Shemika Charles do the limbo under a truck

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