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  • 'Monumental day’: Indian Country reacts to Deb Haaland vote

    FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. - Citizens of tribes across the U.S. cried and clapped in celebration Monday as Deb Haaland became the first Native American confirmed as secretary of a Cabinet agency.
  • Wanderlust woes? Décor ideas for the housebound traveller

    If your actual travel plans are on hold, you can soothe your wanderlust with a few home décor change-ups or additions.
  • Moving Benadryl behind the counter doesn't resolve safety concerns: pharmacists

    Sally McQuinn once kept her medicine cabinet stocked with Benadryl, the go-to medication to treat her daughter's multiple allergies: the Ottawa mother of three assumed that because it was sold on pharmacy shelves and didn't require a prescription, it was safe.
  • Biophilic decor: Ways to bring the feel of nature indoors

    The term "biophilia," an affinity for the living world, was coined back in the 1980s by American biologist and author E.O. Wilson. We have an instinctive drive to connect with nature, he said, and the more we connect, the happier we are. That's why a walk in the woods can feel so good, or a sit on a quiet beach.
  • Those moody blues: Inky hues saturate home decor

    In fashion, it's replaced black as the new dress-up colour. And it's riding a wave of popularity into home decor, too. What's the buzz about?
  • Met Exhibit: how Chippendale became a household name

    NEW YORK - A small but elegant exhibit tucked amid the American period rooms on the second floor of the Metropolitan Museum of Art explores the little-known story behind Chippendale furniture, and how one young man's bold idea to create a detailed manifesto about chairs and tables for the British elite transformed his name into an enduring style.
  • Correction: On The Money-Expired Drugs story

    TRENTON, N.J. - In a story May 2 about the use of drugs after their expiration dates, The Associated Press misspelled the last name of a source and omitted a hyphen in his group's name. His name is Michael Ganio of the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists, not Michael Gaino of the American Society of Healthsystem Pharmacists.
  • Low profile, high style: kitchens that go with the flow

    Kitchens tend to be designed as star players on the residential stage. Their role is often aspirational — pro chef's lair, for example, or the country kitchen from that Italian movie you loved.
  • Walmart offers way to turn leftover opioids into useless gel

    Walmart is helping customers get rid of leftover opioids by giving them packets that turn the addictive painkillers into a useless gel.
  • Volunteers and amateur inventors build everyday devices for the disabled

    CALGARY - For many Canadians with disabilities, it's the little things that make day-to-day living a bit harder.

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