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First there were the Freemasons; now there’s the Orange Sleeve Society. Starbucks unveiled its secret society for big-time devotees of its cult favorite pumpkin spice lattes earlier this month, and Fortune reports that membership includes limited-edition knitted orange drink sleeve to get you into the seasonal spirit.

Updated at 10:20 AM

BOISE, Idaho — A restaurant manager gave an Idaho mother a free meal after two other customers delivered a scathing note to her table, accusing her baby of "ruining" their dinner.

Updated Oct 8, 2015 at 8:51 AM

Baby on the way? Congratulations. That gives you about a million things to plan for and dream about. One of the most immediate is preparing a special living space for the impending arrival. While it may be tempting to just redo a spare bedroom in...

Posted Oct 8, 2015 at 1:01 AM

When I was a kid my parents often dragged me and my brother to museums. It wasnít just that they were trying to ram some culture down our throats, they were genuinely inspired by art and wanted to share that passion with their children. Much of...

Posted Oct 8, 2015 at 1:01 AM

A few weeks ago I was chopping carrots for soup while my mind stewed over hurts, over wounds and worries.Slice.I wasnít ready to forgive.Slice.How would this turn out for him two years from now? Twenty years from now?Slice.

Posted Oct 8, 2015 at 1:01 AM

October is Family History Month, and it reminds me of a recent search. Around 1965 was the last time I saw my half-sister Jeannette. I was 10 and she was 18. Now Iím 60, and an obituary is a sad place to end.

Updated Oct 7, 2015 at 3:14 PM

Squash is good for a lot more than decorating — with a little gussying up, it makes a marvelous weeknight meal. To celebrate the season, our friends at 

Updated Oct 7, 2015 at 2:31 PM

October is here, and that means it’s finally safe to indulge in all things pumpkin flavored (and scented). But if you want to make sure you’ll be digging into a homemade pumpkin pie come Thanksgiving, experts say you...

Updated Oct 7, 2015 at 12:11 PM

A logical halfway stopover on the long journey from Las Vegas to Denver, Grand Junction, Colo., is a worthy destination in its own right. The city enjoys a high-desert setting in a rich agricultural valley surrounded by scenic splendor and myriad...

Updated Oct 7, 2015 at 9:20 AM

When the check comes for the meal you ate, think twice about that tip you may or may not want to leave to recognize the service you did, or didn't, receive.

Posted Oct 7, 2015 at 10:25 AM

I have written this column with a very specific woman in mind. She is the woman who feels that even her best efforts haven’t been enough lately. She is tired. She is worn out.

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