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Study: High school smoking fell as e-cigarette use boomed

Saturday, April 18, 2015

Teen smoking hit a new low last year while the popularity of electronic cigarettes and water pipes boomed, a government report shows. The number of high school students who tried e-cigarettes tripled in one year – to more than 13 percent. Water pipes or hookahs were used by 9.4 percent. But smoking of traditional cigarettes plummeted to 9.2 percent from …

Essentials for visiting the new Vegas

Saturday, April 18, 2015

Remember when a visit to Las Vegas was all about gambling? Massive, windowless casinos with air-conditioning and free drinks kept guests oblivious to the passage …

The Insiders: Do a little signing and catch a flick at the library

Saturday, April 18, 2015

If there’s one thing that just doesn’t translate well in our writing, it’s got to be our singing ability. When it comes to belting out …

Your guide to trying on, ordering Apple Watch

Saturday, April 11, 2015

Buying an Apple Watch won’t be as simple as walking into an Apple store and handing over your credit card. The smartwatch is Apple’s first new product category in five years and comes in 54 configurations – more …

App reviews: Periscope, Twitter’s new live-streamer, and Dubsmash, for soundtracks

Saturday, April 11, 2015

A look at Twitter’s new live-streamer The live-streaming frenzy continues with this offering from Twitter that lets you share what’s going on in your life right that second. Like Meerkat and other competitors, the app lets you use your iPhone as your soapbox to the world. Viewers can …

Ultralight hiking tips to bring less and go farther

Saturday, April 11, 2015

Too many people picture a long-distance hiker painfully hauling this unwieldy backpack with enough stuff strapped to the outside to make you wonder what could possibly be inside. Don’t let the image of that misguided fogey with his …

How to spot New Hampshire’s resident rabbits

Saturday, April 11, 2015

Many people were on the lookout for a special rabbit recently. But if you didn’t catch a glimpse of the Easter Bunny last week, don’t feel bad. There are plenty of reasons why rabbits are tricky to see, even the wild ones who live in New Hampshire. Our …

Cotton Malone is on the case in Berry’s ‘Patriot Threat’

Saturday, April 11, 2015

Cotton Malone tackles a case that could cause an uprising over taxes in Steve Berry’s new thriller, The Patriot Threat. A deposed North Korean leader believes he can regain his honor and return to power by bringing down …

Former banker focuses on financial crisis in new book

Saturday, April 11, 2015

A banker by trade, Forrest Russell Cook never intended to be an author. Now retired and living in Dublin, Cook ultimately decided to dabble in writing after reading a number of books and articles on the financial crisis …

After decades of silence, White House domestic staff share stories in new book

Saturday, April 11, 2015

Many of the men and women who have worked in the White House residence – serving presidents and their families in their private quarters – are breaking with a long-held tradition of silence: They are dishing about life …

Not your typical femme fatale

Saturday, April 11, 2015

The first-person narrator of The Bullet, Mary Louise Kelly’s thriller about long-buried family secrets and the limits of self-knowledge, could not be further removed from either the pistol-toting pulp-fiction dames who gave rise to the femme fatale, or …

A close-up look at the one-child policy

Saturday, April 11, 2015

When Mo Yan won the Nobel Prize for literature in 2012, the judges must have known about Frog, the socially conscious novel he published in China in 2009. While his other recent books, such as Life and Death …

Godzilla welcomed in Tokyo – to lure visitors

Saturday, April 11, 2015

Fire-breathing, building-stomping Godzilla was welcomed in part of Tokyo on Thursday as a sign of prosperity, not destruction. The irradiated monster was appointed special resident and tourism ambassador for Shinjuku ward, known for its down-home bars and noodle …