Opinion: When the survey says the Holocaust is fading away

Last week, the world commemorated International Holocaust Remembrance Day. Much of the news this year focused on a new national survey, conducted by Schoen Consulting for the Claims Conference, to assess just how much Americans, especially young Americans, know about the Holocaust today.

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On Gardening: Milkweed feasting more than you realize

As we all strive to get our hands on every native milkweed for our states and to the ultimate benefit of the Monarch butterfly I thought I might plug its use for the other guys. Your first thought might be I'm talking about the Queen or Soldier butterflies that are related to the Monarch and also must have milkweeds as larval host plants.


Parents @ Play: Women's wear daily

It's been a long winter, but now that the weather is starting to warm up, we're looking forward to taking our workouts outside. Here are some of our ready-for-Spring-fitness faves.


Legumes, vegetables enrich these simple, one-pot pasta dishes

At least once a week, someone in our household puts a small Dutch oven on the stove and covers the bottom with a heap of lentils. We go through this exercise so often that the steps – simmering aromatics and oil in a simple broth, adding pasta to cook until it just yields to the teeth – have become methodical, even meditative. It’s a soup, but only barely a soup: The pasta wears the broth like a sauce. By the time we ladle it into bowls, we are already grateful.


CNET: Best DSLR cameras for beginners

If you're passionate about photography, you already know there are better ways to take pictures than with your phone. And if you haven't yet upgraded to a digital single lens reflex camera, what are you waiting for? The amount of control over your images you'll gain with a DSLR will be worth it. We've got four great DSLRs here for the enthusiast photographer.

National Zoo welcomes birth of male gorilla named Moke

For the first time in nine years, staff at the Smithsonian’s National Zoo and Conservation Biology Institute celebrated the birth of a male western lowland gorilla. The baby is named Moke, which means “junior” or “little one” in the Lingala language.
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