Now here’s a tip!

• To extend the shelf life of your bunch of bananas, try wrapping the stem tightly with a piece of plastic wrap. They also can be kept in the refrigerator if you don’t mind cold bananas, like when you are slicing them into cereal or using them in a smoothie. The skins may brown, but the inside will not overripen […]

Don’t have to pop the hood

Car Talk

Dear Car Talk: Please settle a contentious issue between my husband and me. He is an electrical engineer who is never wrong, and I am a housewife who values her pride and is tired of being embarrassed in public. We have agreed to abide by your decision, although I think my husband may renege on this agreement if you decide […]


RECAPS JAN. 13 - 17

THE BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL — Hope broke down to Brooke and shared what she witnessed between Steffy and Liam. Liam and Steffy got real about their shared encounter. Steffy attempted to tell Liam that Thomas pulled some strings to get what he wanted. Hope told Brooke that Douglas is her hero. Steffy and Ridge were worried about the outcome […]

It’s not too late to get your flu shot

You got your flu shot this year, right? Even though it’s no longer the beginning of the flu season, it’s never too late to get your shot. At this point we’re only in the middle of an elevated-level flu season with months still to go. Flu hits seniors harder than any other demographic. More of us end up hospitalized and […]

Moments in time

• On Jan. 16, 1605, Miguel de Cervantes’ “El ingenioso hidalgo Don Quixote de la Mancha,” better known as “Don Quixote,” is published. The novel gave rise to a number of now-common idioms, including the English phrase “tilting at windmills.” • On Jan. 18, 1803, Thomas Jefferson requests funding from Congress to finance the Lewis and Clark expedition. Though he […]

Top ten movies

1. Star Wars: Episode IX — The Rise of Skywalker (PG-13) Carrie Fisher, Mark Hamill 2. Jumanji: The Next Level (PG-13) Dwayne Johnson, Jack Black 3. Little Women (PG) Saoirse Ronan, Emma Watson 4. Frozen II (PG) animated 5. The Grudge (R) Tara Westwood, Junko Bailey 6. Spies in Disguise (PG) animated 7. Knives Out (PG-13) Daniel Craig, Chris Evans […]

The Newsday Crossword

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Strange BUT TRUE

• It was Nigerian poet and novelist Ben Okri who made the following sage observation: “Beware of the stories you read or tell; subtly, at night, beneath the waters of consciousness, they are altering your world.” • Romans thought that roses could prevent drunkenness. • The neon sign was invented in France in 1910, but the first one didn’t come […]

Salome’s Stars

For week of January 20

ARIES (March 21 to April 19) Use that Arian charm to help make a difficult workplace transition easier for everyone. News about a long-awaited decision can be confusing. Don’t jump to conclusions. TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) Although you might well be tempted to be more extravagant than you should be at this time, I’m betting you’ll let your […]

Soap Updates

THE BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL — Thomas told Liam to get used to having him in his life. A new man asked Steffy out on a date. Thomas became suspicious when he walked in on a private conversation between Steffy and Zoe. Hope demanded the truth from Thomas about his threat to Liam and his relationship with Zoe. Ridge revealed […]

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