Lifestyle

The truth about ketchup

How did ketchup become America’s favorite condiment? (iStock) What you know– or think you know– about ketchup, you’ve known all along. It is made with tomatoes. It is not a vegetable. You put it on burgers, fries, meatloaf, hash browns, and hot dogs (except if you’re from Chicago, in which case NEVER). And it’s as American as apple pie. Or is ...

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15 Native Flowers to Create a Butterfly Garden

 (Benjamin Vogt/Monarch Gardens, original photo on Houzz)  (Benjamin Vogt/Monarch Gardens, original photo on Houzz)  (Benjamin Vogt/Monarch Gardens, original photo on Houzz) There’s nothing in the world like following a butterfly around a flower patch. They flit and dive as wind-carried floral scents call them in, and then they balance on a bloom, methodically seeking out nectar. But like so many ...

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What to Know Before Weeding and Mulching Your Native Garden

 (Shepard Butler Landscape Architecture, original photo on Houzz)  (Theodore Payne Foundation, original photo on Houzz)  (Matthew Cunningham Landscape Design LLC, original photo on Houzz) Weeding is a constant task in every garden. Having unwanted plants sprout up is actually a sign of a healthy soil ecosystem. You want your garden teeming with life, and often the very inventions used to ...

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Kelsey Grammer Selling $9.75M Condo in NYC's Chelsea Neighborhood

Kelsey Grammar (2015 Stefanie Keenan) “Frasier” star Kelsey Grammer is selling his three-bedroom condo in Manhattan’s Chelsea neighborhood for $9.75 million, the Wall Street Journal reports. The condo on 11th Avenue is “framed” by nearly 100 feet of Hudson River frontage, which is a fancy way to say it has a spectacular river view. The 3,076-square-foot unit with an open floor ...

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Can You Paint Vinyl Siding? Yes, If You Do It Right

Vinyl siding is a wildly popular exterior covering for a home for good reason: It’s inexpensive and durable, often coming with a lifetime warranty. So, it lasts and lasts … and lasts. Does this mean that you’re going to be stuck with the original color for the entire time you own your home? It comes in all sorts of colors ...

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15-Year vs. 30-Year Mortgage? How to Decide

choosing a house and mortgage (Chunumunu) Banks offer a dizzying array of mortgage options, and one of the biggest decisions you’ll have to make is how long your home loan will last. In other words, you’ll have to weigh the pros and cons of a 15-year and 30-year mortgage. We’re here to help! 15 or 30 years: What’s the difference? At ...

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Rhode Island's Most Expensive Home Is a $19M Cottage

Seafair’s interior sports touches of French-inspired design Built to curve along its cliffside location According to its listing, Seafair, on the market for $19 million, is considered a cottage in Newport, RI. This is one heck of a cottage! And it now holds the distinction of being the most expensive listing in Rhode Island. Way back when, the fancy folks ...

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Electric Corvette sets new land speed record

Genovation, a startup based in Rockville, Maryland, has earned a new land speed record using a C6 Chevrolet Corvette converted to run on electric motors. The car is the same one that hit 186.8 mph at Florida’s Johnny Bohmer Proving Grounds on February 23, 2016. ALSO SEE: New Supra to feature twin-turbo Lexus V-6? Genovation returned to the site this week for ...

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