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Updated at 1:50 PM

Along with the satnav directions, the display glowing in the windshield of the Range Rover informed me that the speed limit was 60 MPH. This seemed odd, as we were on a narrow, winding, tree-lined country lane that anywhere in the US, rather than in Gloucestershire, UK, would have been posted at 35MPH—and studded with warning signs, to boot. (Curve Ahead! Slow Down Now! Farm Equipment!) Never one to be a poor guest, however, I dutifully throttled up to 60 and held it there until my passenger, a...

Updated at 12:43 PM

Years ago, I had a pin that I wore on my coat that said, “Jesus is the reason for the season.” But the phrase has become a bit worn and faded – not just on my pin but in my heart.

Updated at 12:21 PM

Q: Greg, I always liked the Chrysler Imperials and Chrysler Cordobas. What is your opinion of the older and last generation Imperials and those neat Chrysler Cordobas? I think they were both fine looking cars in the decade of the 1980s. Bill C.,...

Updated Nov 21, 2015 at 9:18 AM

Thomas Moore has mastered the art of living in the present moment. His mind doesn’t race ahead or drift off. He listens attentively, monitors his emotions and remains open to any and all spontaneous impressions that come his way.

Updated Nov 20, 2015 at 9:51 AM

The holiday shopping season is about to begin in full force. But you may not want to wait until Black Friday to start hunting for deals, especially if you're shopping online.

Updated Nov 20, 2015 at 9:30 AM

The Paris attacks have caused some critics to make some sweeping generalizations about Muslims and violence. This video explains why they shouldn't.

Updated Nov 20, 2015 at 8:16 AM

A scientific paper indicates global fire patterns vary "based on the day of the week — with considerably fewer fires globally on Sundays than on other days," according to The Washington Post. Here's how that's linked to religious activity.

Updated Nov 20, 2015 at 7:16 AM

Politicians have called for a religious test for Syrian refugees. But it looks like there's already one that stacks the deck against Christians.

Updated Nov 19, 2015 at 2:16 PM

In the weeks leading up to Thanksgiving, cooks are busy making decisions: what to put in and what to leave out. Some pure traditionalists keep the table exactly as they have been doing for generations in their families. Others like to bring in new...

Updated Nov 19, 2015 at 11:55 AM

Maybe it's due to our evolution from the era of cavemen when the strongest and fastest hunters would have the biggest bounty to eat. Or maybe it's just another example of the male perception of what women like gone awry.

Updated Nov 19, 2015 at 11:37 AM

Q: Now that it is getting to be stew-and-soup season, can you explain what one bay leaf contributes to a recipe? Is it really necessary?— Karen Stover, Westerville, Ohio

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