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Not so sweet news: Doctors set new limits for kids' sugar intake

The American Heart Association is recommending that children, ages 2 to18, should consume no more than six teaspoons of added sugars in their daily diets.

A group of heart doctors is calling on parents to stop indulging children's sweet tooths by curbing the amount of added sugars in their kids' diets.

Looking for the best waffles in the Twin Cities? Today's the day

It's easy to celebrate. Have someone else do the cooking, or plug in your waffle iron, whisk together a few ingredients, and eat.

High-end, hand-cut ice is a must for Minnesota's cocktail culture

Eat Street Social uses large cylinders in their old fashioned because the solid blocks melt more slowly than standard ice cubes because they have less surface area.

The growing fascination with craft cocktails — which feature high-end ingredients and cost $10 to $20 — has created an equally high-end business for properly chilling them.

Upscale Mpls. hotel offering $12,000 Vikings tailgating package

A luxury hotel package has all the tailgating essentials for Vikings games: a concierge, champagne and a limo.

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Ex-BBC boss says firing Jeremy Clarkson from 'Top Gear' was a big mistake

The BBC made a massive mistake by firing "Top Gear" host Jeremy Clarkson last year — or so the network's former boss thinks.

Fancy or absurd? Twitter goes nuts over Mississippi students' lap of luxury dorm

Most dorm rooms look like prison and smell like EZMac. But not at the University of Mississippi. It turns out that super fancy dorm rooms at the southern university are a thing.

Review: 'Rise Up, O Men' doesn't sour the Church Basement Ladies' formula

REVIEW: The stage comedy franchise adds a little Y chromosome to its successful shtick.

Demi Lovato sued by indie rock band for alleged song theft

Did Demi Lovato pluck her song "Stars" from another artist's catalog? That's the claim made in a new copyright lawsuit filed against the former "Sonny With a Chance" star.

Word of the week: gerontifying

The Star Tribune is looking for a book to publish

Designer puts 'boho-modern' spin on her midcentury rambler in Edina

A quest for simpler, one-level living — and a different look — led a Minneapolis interior designer to take a 1949 rambler in Edina "to the next level of more grown-up midcentury style."

Back-to-school lesson: how to avoid becoming 'that' parent

There are ways to keep in touch with your child's teachers and still not seem intrusive.

The Eagles: Why we love them, why we hate them

With surviving singer Don Henley coming to the State Fair, it's time to reassess his bestselling band.

What $1 billion will get you: Fans, artists weigh in on stadium's acoustics

Fans, artists and our critic echo similar reactions to U.S. Bank Stadium after Metallica and Luke Bryan rocked the new mega-house over the weekend.

Hax: Dating dryspell has mom worried

Ask Amy: Long-distance dieting buddy expresses concern

Minnesota State Fair keeps getting bigger and better, even as other states struggle

Minnesota's Great Get-Together keeps it mass appeal by mixing tradition and surprise


Rosenblum: Family ties are the key to long life
Gail Rosenblum

Just under 100 days until Thanksgiving. So be grateful if you want to stick around for a while.Turns out the people most likely to keep…

Looking for the best waffles in the Twin Cities? Today's the day
Table Talk

It's easy to celebrate. Have someone else do the cooking, or plug in your waffle iron, whisk together a few ingredients, and eat.


Shopping at the fair? Where to find deals from Minnesota heritage brands

Believe it or not, the Minnesota State Fair is a fine place to find products from Faribault Woolen Mill and other home-state manufacturers.


Style calendar

Enjoy North Loop Night Out from 5-8 p.m. today in Minneapolis. The monthly shopping and dining event features more than a dozen merchants offering discounts.…


Social media stars feel pinch of regulatory agency

Federal agency takes aim at YouTube stars' paid endorsements.


TV picks for Aug. 25: Britney Spears does 'Carpool Karaoke,' plus Rupaul and Judy Garland

In the zoneCan Britney Spears actually sing? It's hard to tell based on her concerts, in which taped vocals tend to dominate. There will be…


Pen pals for 70 years

The overseas relationship started in 1946.


Rosenblum: Family ties are the key to long life

Just under 100 days until Thanksgiving. So be grateful if you want to stick around for a while.Turns out the people most likely to keep…


Tips for couples becoming empty nesters

Couples experience mixed emotions after their children move on.


Ask Amy: New parents wonder about posting, tagging

Dear Amy: As new parents, my husband and I are concerned about protecting our child's online privacy.Our friends run the gamut from creating Facebook…


New York Times bestsellers

FICTION 1. Bullseye, by James Patterson and Michael Ledwidge. (Little, Brown) While the president of the United States is in New York to meet…


US new-home sales climb to best level since late 2007

Americans stepped up their purchases of new homes in July to the fastest pace in nearly nine years, the latest sign that low mortgage rates and a solid job market are helping support the residential real estate market.


Perfection for a price: How to make artisan ice

A small Minneapolis company is riding the surprising wave of high-grade ice.


Sci-fi game "No Man's Sky" has more clues than it has limits

Virtually endless universe debuts for Windows and PlayStation 4.


Two Chinese retirees win hearts on their epic American road trip

Finding kindness and kindred spirits in the remaining wilds of the West.


Home addition connects to nature next door at Griffith Park of Los Angeles

Expanded home borders on and overlooks L.A.'s Griffith Park.


A slow cooker can be a college kid's go-to appliance

Try a humble but versatile slow cooker – or two or three.


Ten starter slow cooker recipes for school

Ten starter recipes1. Oatmeal. Get breakfast going the night before, using 1 part steel-cut oats to 4 parts water. Cook 6 hours on low.…


Katydid and cicada songs make friends in China

The songs in the homes of many Chinese come from insects.


Baby panda becomes diplomat in US-China relations

One year old, Panda chooses his own way.


Baby panda visitor tales

Sai Tam said she wasn't disappointed. She and her adult daughter awoke at 5 a.m. in New York. They drove a relative who uses a…


Spa customers find sub-zero temps therapeutic

A typical starting temperature can be minus 110 Celsius.