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There are plenty of local Instagram pages that showcase our city’s most photo-worthy. And occasionally you come across a gem. Albuquerque Fire Chow is a page that features the drool-inducing cooking at the local fire stations of Albuquerque Fire Rescue. Browse the mouth-watering, beautifully…

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During 2019, the National Hispanic Cultural Center (NHCC) Art Museum permanent collection grew by 258 pieces. While some artworks were purchased with the help of the museum’s small acquisitions fund, the majority were generous donations from collectors and artists alike. The mission of the N…

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Happy Birthday to Amapola Gallery — 40 years old in 2020! The artists’ co-operative gallery began in 1980, as a brainchild of several artists. Currently, Amapola boasts 40 award-winning artist-members. Their logo, a red poppy, is a fixture in Old Town. On an average day, some 1,500 pieces of…

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With new energy-efficient regulations on the rise and regional climate changing our swamp cooler’s ability to keep our homes comfortable, quality heating and air conditioning has never been more relevant for New Mexicans. And because having a local go-to HVAC is crucial, it’s no wonder more …

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ep-deprived, which can have unpleasant and even dangerous effects. And while a nap can alleviate fatigue, increase alertness and improve mood, for years napping was considered to be a pastime more appropriate for little children and the sick than healthy adults.

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The pain and symptoms that accompany migraines can be debilitating. For children and teens, it can mean missed school days, absence from social or sporting events and activities at home.

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It was Samuel West, the founder and curator of Sweden’s Museum of Failure (which showcases disasters in design and innovation), who made the following sage observation: “Each failure is uniquely spectacular, while success is nauseatingly repetitive.”

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Last year the Honor Flights Network took 21,000 World War II, Korean War and Vietnam War era veterans from around the country aboard flights to Washington, D.C. Over the years, non-profit HFN has taken over 200,000 veterans on these flights to see the memorials dedicated to them in the natio…

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My dad was raised on a farm near Davenport, Iowa. And they never went camping… except for the time the wood stove in the summer kitchen caught the porch on fire and burned down the house. So, any kind of camping was not a tradition in his family. Nevertheless, when he moved to Illinois, marr…

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Dogs are the best. The best welcome home greeters. The best snuggle buddies. And, the best road trip companions. But, just like humans, dogs have “ruff” days and health problems from aging and their active lives. They don’t always know how to tell us where they hurt or why they are acting di…

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On Feb. 1, 1781, the Articles of Confederation are finally ratified. The Articles had been signed by Congress and sent to the individual states on Nov. 15, 1777, but bickering between Virginia and Maryland delayed final ratification.

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The start of a new year means that many students are headed back to college. One of the downsides of college life is the dreaded “freshman 15” — the extra pounds that many students gain from poor eating habits. Establishing good eating habits as a college student may help form the basis for …

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Weight-loss tips, fad diets and more — these days, they’re everywhere you look. And most of it is false information. In fact, the average American wrongly assumes a daily workout must be 95 minutes or more to be impactful, according to a new study conducted by Planet Fitness.

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ARIES (March 21 to April 19) Mixed signals could create problems. Make sure your views are presented clearly, and insist others do the same.

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Hang a mesh laundry bag where you keep your hamper. Socks go in the bag. When you’re ready to do laundry, tie a knot in the bag and toss it in. Socks stay together.

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Robert Redford is having second thoughts about retiring. If he hadn’t gone public with his retirement, he might’ve directed instead of only producing his latest project, “109 East Palace.” The film deals with the rise and fall of physicist J. Robert Oppenheimer, hailed as an American hero wh…

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Climate change may be one of the most daunting issues of our time, but small actions do add up to a positive difference. While complex problems demand complex solutions, one thing is simple: every individual can reduce their own water and carbon footprint through small behavior changes. Here…

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A laundry room may be one of the spaces that you use the most, but cramped quarters and clutter can hinder your productivity. Eliminate the excuses and get your laundry room under control with these tips to add function to your washing routine.

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d worst states for retirement pegs Nebraska, Iowa, Missouri, South Dakota and Florida as the top five. It’s easy to just take a list such as this and call the movers, but it’s the details that matter.

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Let it snow, wherever you live, with this colorful watercolor art project your young kids will enjoy. Grains of salt sprinkled over watercolor drawings mimic snowflakes to change your budding artist’s landscape drawing. While the watercolor paint is still wet, a sprinkle of salt creates dime…

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You may not want to consider a time when you might not be able to fully take care of yourself, but the reality is there is almost a 70 percent chance someone turning 65 today will need some type of long-term care service and support in his or her lifetime, according to the U.S. Department of…

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It’ll happen to every driver and likely at the most inopportune moment — like when you’re running late, on a family road trip or commuting to work. A familiar light will flick on in your car’s dashboard. Sometimes, the low tire pressure indicator can mean it’s time to add more air, caused by…

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old weather can take a real toll on your skin. Dry skin can lead to discomfort and, if neglected, can affect your skin’s elasticity and trigger outbreaks of irritated skin.

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The English word “clobbered” has been used since at least the 1600s, but its meaning has changed. It still means beaten up, badly injured or damaged. But the word had a very different meaning in the 1700s. It describes porcelain dishes or ornaments with blue-and-white underglaze decoration t…

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Classical guitarist Jason Vieaux returns as soloist with the New Mexico Philharmonic on Saturday, January 25 at 6 p.m. in Popejoy Hall (203 Cornell Dr. NE). Vieaux will perform Vivaldi’s Concerto in D Major, RV 93 and Jonathan Leshnoff’s Guitar Concerto on a program entitled “Mozart and Beyo…

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If you love breakfast all day — and who doesn’t — a visit to Bacon Jam should top your culinary to-do list. The Albuquerque restaurant (2930 Candelaria Road NE) opened early 2019, and just recently added an Edgewood location (150 Hwy. 344, Suite J). Serving breakfast and lunch, Bacon Jam add…

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A new temporary exhibit will open at the New Mexico Museum of Natural History & Science on January 10, continuing through May 17. The exhibit, titled “Sayaka Ganz: Reclaimed Creations,” features sculptures made of discarded and reclaimed household objects. Many of the sculptures are made…

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These days anyone can put a sign up on a door and turn on the “Open” sign. But not just any business in town is the sort of place where one can walk in and see a living example of what that sign claims.

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Four in 10 adults in the U.S. have two or more chronic diseases, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. While certain conditions and risk factors are beyond one’s control, the new year is the perfect time to consider the many lifestyle choices you can make for improved health.

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“There are people whom one loves immediately and forever. Even to know they are alive in the world with one is quite enough.” — Nancy Spain

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No less a notable than William Shakespeare described Limburger cheese as “the rankest compound of villainous smell that ever offended nostril.”

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The transition from childhood to adolescence is a complex time for kids, but it’s also a complex time for you, and you may find yourself unsure how to give your children more independence and when to stay involved. But when it comes to doctor’s visits, medical experts emphasize the importanc…

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Some of us had a hard time when we left the military. The civilian world is a different place, and we probably could have used some help. The Department of Veterans Affairs has hooked up with the Department of Defense and Homeland Security in a program called VA Solid Start. They intend to c…

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The Murray Hotel in Silver City is truly one of the “Grand Old Ladies of the Desert.” But her style is not Victorian. She’s modern — Art Deco.

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On Jan. 6, 1975, “Wheel of Fortune,” the longest-running syndicated game show in American television, premieres on NBC. In over 7,000 episodes, show hostess Vanna White has never worn the same gown twice.

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Dental care for dogs is important, but it’s an aspect of care that is frequently overlooked by dog owners. One of the few outward signs of dental problems lurking just below the surface is bad breath.

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Let’s say you want to build a house. To get the process going, you run down to the home center and buy a bunch of nails, lumber, wire and concrete and have it delivered, right? Of course not, you start with a plan.

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For many people, dropping temperatures mean it’s time to bundle up and head outdoors for their favorite winter activities. Whether you’re a sports enthusiast hitting the ski slope, a casual skater heading to the local rink or a parent ready to tackle the nearby sledding hill with your child,…

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It’s that time of year when we think about changes we want to make in our lives. For many people, those resolutions include a vow to eat healthy, exercise and/or lose weight.

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ARIES (March 21 to April 19) The New Year brings challenges that can change your life. Be prepared.