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Existing home sales hit fastest pace since January

Sales of previously occupied U.S. homes ticked higher in October, marking their strongest annual pace since January even as competition for relatively few properties on the market pushed prices higher. Existing homes sales rose 0.8% last month from September to a seasonally-adjusted annual ...

Ginkgo grew with dinosaurs, and is still worth growing

There are some trees whose showiness does not end once they’ve lost their leaves in autumn. Some trees have an attractive bony framework that is then revealed. Ginkgo tree, for instance. Leafless, a ginkgo (Ginkgo biloba) tree, soft and green in summer, appears as if each main limb knows ...

Simple steps reduce waste for holidays: Celebrate in more planet-friendly ways

With concern about climate change growing, this holiday season is a chance to try celebrating in more planet-friendly ways. Simple changes to the way we gift wrap, send cards, decorate and entertain can cut out a lot of waste. (And often save money in the process.) “This is the year to ...

Millionaire pooch sells “his” Miami mansion

Gunther the German shepherd spent a recent morning playing with his tennis ball, rolling in the grass, slobbering a little and napping a lot. Later, he had a “meeting” with the real estate agents selling his Miami mansion that his handlers bought from Madonna. And of course Gunther was ...

At-home COVID-19 tests for holiday gatherings?

Can at-home COVID-19 tests make holiday gatherings safer? ---------------------- Yes, combined with vaccination, home test kits for COVID-19 can add a layer of safety and reassurance by providing on-the-spot results during this second year of pandemic holidays. “We will be using rapid ...