Connie Nelson | Star Tribune
Senior editor | Lifestyle

Connie Nelson is the senior editor for lifestyles for the Star Tribune. 

Prior to becoming an editor, she wrote extensively on home- and garden-related topics.


How to care for poinsettias, the Christmas forever flower

We've had a lasting love affair with poinsettias, in part because they get better every year.


Not feeling the joy of the season? Here's how to be happier all year

Happiness isn't guaranteed to come to us like a delivery from Amazon Prime, even — or especially — at this time of year.


Review: 'The Melody,' by Jim Crace

Fiction: An aging singer is attacked by an unknown creature, which terrifies his town.


Where to eat and shop in Stillwater, a town with year-round holiday cheer

The river town offers boutique shopping, upscale cuisine and a taste of the holidays year-round.


Acclaimed Minnesota cartoonist redesigns beloved 'Oh, You Turkey': 'It's iconic'

Artist Kevin Cannon ditches Mary Tyler Moore for pumpkin pie in illustration.


Say goodbye to 7-10 days: This and other little-known facts about common cold

A Mayo Clinic expert on cold weather, if zinc can help, when to see a doctor and if there's a cold vaccine on the way.


What does your gut say? How 'the bugs inside us' affect overall health

A Mayo Clinic gastroenterologist talks about good bugs vs. bad bugs, food vs. supplements, "brugs" and more.


Mayo Clinic expert on caring for elderly: 'We're going to face a huge crisis'

Prof. Joan Griffin on why caregiving has been women's work, the risks and benefits of being a caregiver and what older adults can do to be prepared.


The cutest rescue dogs in Minneapolis pose for pictures in hopes of getting adopted

A Minneapolis photographer takes glamour shots of rescue dogs to help them get adopted.


Famous 'Curly Girl' hairstylist now urging women to embrace their gray

With her new book, a longtime stylist hopes to free women from the tyranny of coloring gray hair.