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It’s hard to believe that an ingredient now considered such a shining star in the firmament of fine dining was once simply discarded as a throwaway item when it appeared unwanted in fishing nets.

Grout is porous, making it tricky to keep clean. And because the grout lines between tiles are often slightly deeper than the surface, simply wiping down your tiled surface often isn’ t enough for tough stains or grime. On tile floors, crumbs, dirt and other debris can be left behind along the grout lines, even after sweeping.

After two years of high competition and fast-rising prices in residential real estate, the market is at last seeing signs of cooling off. While many buyers are starting to feel relief, younger buyers may continue to struggle: they might have less saved up to put toward a home, and they tend …

Ask anyone with an herb garden who enjoys cooking, and they’ ll tell you that freshly picked basil, rosemary– or most any herb– can make an ordinary dish extraordinary. You’ ll hear them predict that once you plant a few herbs and use them, you’ ll get carried away because it’ s so enjoyable, not to mention productive. You’ ll use the bounty every day to add zest and flavor to all...

Because the real estate profession offers high earnings potential, flexible schedules for families, and a low barrier to entry, it attracts a large number of women who are looking for a career change, a second job, or coming back to the workforce after a career break. Researchers ranked metr…

Delaware Gov. John Carney has vetoed a bill to legalize possession of up to one ounce of marijuana by adults for recreational use. Tuesday's veto came after Carney's repeated concerns in recent years about legalizing recreational pot. Those concerns did not dissuade fellow Democrats from pushing the legislation through the General Assembly. Carney said he supports the medical marijuana industry and agrees that decriminalization was appropriate. But he said promoting or expanding the use of recreational marijuana is not in the best interests of the state, and that questions remain about the long-term health, economic and societal impacts of recreational marijuana use.

Montana health officials say transgender people can’t change their birth certificates even if they undergo gender-confirmation surgery. The decision defies a court order that temporarily blocked the Republican-controlled state’s bid to restrict transgender rights. The state health department said late Monday in an emergency order that it would no longer record the category of gender on people's birth certificates. It will be replaced with category for sex that can be changed only in rare circumstances. The oder says sex is “immutable” and that gender is a “social...construct” that can change over time.

North Carolina Attorney General Josh Stein says he's recovering from a “minor stroke” that prompted doctors to remove a small blood clot. The second-term Democrat announced what happened in a tweet Tuesday. He says he had stroke-like symptoms Monday night and was taken to the hospital, where he says he expects to be for another day or two. The 55-year-old Stein credits his wife for noticing the signs of a stroke. Stein is a former state senator who's been considered a potential 2024 gubernatorial candidate to succeed term-limited Gov. Roy Cooper.

A mistrial has been declared in the case of a Maine man charged with threatening to kill Jewish people because a witness tested positive for COVID-19. Federal authorities charged 25-year-old Brian Dennison of Buxton with one count of transmitting a threat through interstate communication because of a tweet that threatened Jewish people during Rosh Hashanah in 2021. Levy declared a mistrial after a federal agent learned he'd tested positive for the coronavirus during a court recess before completing his testimony. Dennison has pleaded not guilty.

With boating season ramping up, it's a good time to talk about best practices for pet-friendly boating to ensure your little one is safe. Before hitting the lake, river or sea with your pet, it's important to plan ahead and always keep the best interests of your four-legged first mate in mind.

Misinformation in the pet food market abounds. To help determine fact from fiction, here's research on the most common misconceptions about pet food.

Misinformation in the pet food market abounds. To help determine fact from fiction, ManyPets researched 10 of the most common misconceptions around pet food.

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