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Pinterest pops

Thursday, July 10, 2014

That’s right, LiveWell New Hampshire is on Pinterest. The plan is to find cool things to try and then share them with you. It seemed fitting to give popsicles a go for this issue. They are the perfect summer treat, after all. Here are three recipes I found on Pinterest and made at home. They all passed the kid test. …

Day trip Pittsburg

Thursday, July 10, 2014

The best way to visit Pittsburg is to go fully armed with information. Luckily for all of us, the Town of Pittsburg has a robust website loaded with I-gotta-see-that-myself images of moose, fish, woodland and lakeside scenery and links to lodging, dining and more. So before you do anything else, visit and …

Attention adult video-gamers: Livewell wants you

Thursday, November 21, 2013

We know there’s a population of adults out there burning the midnight oil in front of their PlayStations and Xboxes and Wiis, making game-winning plays or battling an army of zombies while the kids sleep peacefully upstairs. Now’s your chance to stand up and be counted. We want to hear from adult video-gamers for a story that will be published in an issue …

A Cuban take on a Julia Child classic

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

One of the most popular recipes from Julia Child’s Mastering the Art of French Cooking is Poulet en Cocotte Bonne Femme, chicken slow-roasted in a covered pot with bacon, potatoes and onions. Unlike chicken cooked on an open …

For a dramatic design statement, paint interior doors

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

If you’ve got your decor looking just about right but want that extra “wow” factor, consider painting interior doors. “Address other main features in the room first, and then if something is still missing, painting the door provides …

Career Coach: tips for baby boomers who want a change

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Baby boomers who have been laid off or are thinking about changing careers or doing something different with their work lives, may have no idea where to begin. Some feel, given their age, there may not be hope for them in today’s marketplace. That would be a grim …

Gender-neutral toys are rare

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

A 13-year-old girl’s campaign to get Hasbro to make an Easy-Bake Oven that isn’t purple or pink so it would appeal to her little brother is a fresh sign of movement in an old debate. Parents who hope …

Many smokers don’t know help is available

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Most people who smoke want to quit, and the 2010 health-care law is supposed to make it easier for them by requiring many insurance plans to cover smoking-cessation treatments with no out-of-pocket cost to members. But a recent study found that details about what’s covered and who pays …

Resolutions you can live with: 10 positive changes to make in your life for 2013

Friday, January 11, 2013

You gotta love the can-do American attitude behind New Year’s Resolutions, the stubborn, chimerical, try-try-again sentiment that besets the best of us around the time we start bagging the crumpled wrapping paper and sealing leftover pies in plastic …

Fresh ginger brings a little heat to New Hampshire’s coldest months

Friday, January 11, 2013

I live in the kind of old house that charitable people describe as “airy.” No matter how many honeycomb blinds and heavy curtains we hang – or how many walls we re-insulate – my house is freezing in …

For ‘LiveWell,’ new year means endless possibilities

Friday, January 11, 2013

The start of the new year is always bursting with positive energy and forward thinking. This is the time – this is the year – when we make those changes we’ve always dreamed about. Whether it’s learning to ski, dropping a pants size or taking up cake decorating, …


Monday, October 22, 2012

It's okay to ask for help

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

As difficult as it can be to admit our weaknesses, admitting our children's weaknesses can be even tougher. We want to think they represent the very best of who we are; we want to believe that, with enough love, enough hard work, enough whole grains and Omega 3s, …

Garlic gardening

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

If you'd like to grow your own garlic, now is the time to scout local farmers markets for the biggest, healthiest, best-tasting heads of garlic you can find. Do be sure to ask the seller if they've had any insect or disease trouble with their garlic crop before …

Day trip to Keene

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Local legend has it that Keene has the widest and most welcoming downtown area in New Hampshire. I guarantee that after you've strolled the shaded sidewalks, popped into a shop or three and stopped for a bite to eat at one of the many outdoor cafes, you'll swear …