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Painting in the Garden

Enjoy peak bloom at the Rotch-Jones-Duff House and Garden Museum in New Bedford – sign up for the 4-day “Painting in the Garden with Severin Haines” workshop June 25-28. For more info, call 508-997-1401 or visit Read more

May 27, 2015 10:58 AM Coastal Mags


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Mar 16, 2015 5:25 PM Coastal Mags

March is National Women’s History Month, and the South Coast has been home to some pretty amazing women, going all the way back to colonial times. Read more

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...make sure local or special needs are met before you do a drive-thru dumpster donation, okay? Donate creatively. Read more

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High blood pressure can be caused by bad genes, too much stress, too much sodium, and/or arteries already narrowed by cholesterol sludge. Read more

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Appreciating the little things in life is good for your health, too – it’s hard to be grumpy or depressed when you choose to be cheerful and grateful. Read more

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Are you tired of those limp potato chips and carrot sticks with the Lipton onion-soup dip? Read more


People are just living longer. Alzheimer’s disease is usually diagnosed after 60 years old. Until 150 years ago, the average life expectancy was 35-40 years old. But life expectancy has since doubled... Read more

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No matter how cluttered your life is with details and demands, you can always carve out a few minutes each day to sit comfortably and quietly, cut off from the noise and nonsense. Read more

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Two years ago this month, I wrote an essay for this magazine entitled “Why Good Manners Matter.” I’d been appalled by the level of nastiness and dirty tricks we’d seen throughout the 2016 presidential campaign and election... Read more

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These infinitesimally small nanoparticles can be programmed to deliver drugs to dissolve blood clots, repair damaged brain tissue, destroy viruses, and aid in the early diagnosis of cancers, infections, and diseases. Read more

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But a funny thing happened over the decades since then: those who stayed behind, along with newly-arrived immigrants, decided that when gritty-city life hands you lemons, you make lemonade! Read more

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Here’s a quick look at some of the top happenings for this year’s Fourth of July celebrations. Read more

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Whether served as a side or as the main event, salads are meant to be crisp, flavorful, and tantalizing, filled with fresh ingredients offering new taste sensations and textures. Read more

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Creating the perfect corned beef and cabbage platter starts with the cooking method you choose. Read more

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America is often called “The Breadbasket of the World,” the greatest food-producing nation, yet 30-40% of our food goes to waste or ends up in the garbage (worth $162 billion). Read more

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Self-improvement is an ongoing process, not a finished product. Unlike making a New Year’s resolution, with an artificial cutoff date for bad habits and starting date for good ones, self-improvement is a quiet commitment to making small... Read more

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Whoever said “travel is the best education” probably traveled solo, and never with school-aged children or teenagers. Read more

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It’s simple math – affordable and accessible mental health care for all seniors would greatly reduce the eventual burden on Medicaid/Medicare and our healthcare delivery systems. Read more

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It wasn’t so long ago that the South Coast was littered with empty mills, polluted shorelines, deserted buildings, vacant lots, neglected public parks, and shuttered storefronts. But the region underwent a transformation over the past few decades... Read more

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Allergic rhinitis is what happens when your body’s immune system goes into warp-drive whenever it encounters an irritant like pollen. It triggers a histamine response – mucus-membrane inflammation and swelling in the eyes, nose, sinuses, and throat. Read more

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All winter long, our houses have been hermetically sealed, with stale, stagnant air filled with smoke, germs, kitchen grease, mold/mildew, paper dust, chemical fumes, dust mites, dander, and tracked-in dirt. Read more

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Before the Christmas holy day became commercialized, gift-giving and partying was much more common on New Year’s Eve than on Christmas. Read more

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The casino is coming to Tiverton!

State and local voters approved the Twin Rivers proposal to move its gambling license from Newport to a new $75 million facility in Tiverton, right over the Fall River line. Read more

Dec 23, 2016 10:05 PM Coastal Mags

There’s nothing wrong with eating just one cookie, nibbling on cocktail shrimp, or having just one spoonful of your mother-in-law’s killer turkey stuffing. It’s the mindless consumption of everything and anything put in front of you that's unhealthy. Read more

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Purple is the traditional color of royalty, but it is also the color of mourning – and of bruises, whether visible or hidden. Read more

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Always be fully aware of your surroundings, whether indoors or out, whether night or day, whether alone or in a group – know where the escape routes and “danger zones” are. Read more

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It’s a classic example of killing the golden goose – antibiotics can only kill bacteria. And by overexposing ourselves to them, we’ve made it easier for the strongest bacteria to survive and mutate into antibiotic-resistant superbugs. Read more

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