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It’s the last thing you want to hear before heading off for a relaxing afternoon poolside, but here goes: Don’t think of it as swimming. Think of it as taking a bath with a few hundred strangers.So how can you minimize the chances of getting what the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention delicately refers to as “recreational water illnesses”?

Updated at 11:08 AM

I still remember my first glimpse of Lake Tahoe, more than a decade ago. I’d lived all my life in the East and South, and whenever anybody talked about Lake Tahoe, their descriptions tended to begin and end with “It’s beautiful.” It seemed pretty...

Updated at 10:57 AM

Every now and then, 43 years ago exhibits its impact all over again.Every now and then, the fruits of Title IX demonstrate their importance for women’s sports in the United States.Take a certain soccer match in Montreal on Tuesday.

Updated at 10:22 AM

“Unacceptable,” is how President François Hollande of France describes current revelations regarding extensive spying by the United States government. Wikileaks files regarding France published in June reveal the U.S. National Security Agency (NSA)...

Updated at 10:15 AM

The art of layering a garden is a special talent. Rarely do you plant an entire garden bed all at once and then walk away. Truth be told, this is a process whereby you put down the first layer, walk away for a while and come back and add to it. Over...

Updated at 10:10 AM

When British filmmaker Asif Kapadia set out to make “Amy,” a documentary about British jazz-pop singer Amy Winehouse, who died of alcohol poisoning in 2011 at the age of 27, he didn’t know much about her. He was a fan of her two albums “Frank” and...

Updated at 10:03 AM

How do fireworks work? The same way the universe does, scientists say.

Updated at 9:59 AM

This mountain biker was riding through Canada Olympic Park in Alberta when he came to a road that went right through the biking trail. With an SUV stopped at the stop sign, the biker thought it would stop for him. 

Updated at 9:59 AM

Last week was filled with overwhelming displays of faith.

Updated at 9:54 AM

John Adams said it best in a letter to his wife, Abigail: A day of celebrating independence from Great Britain “ought to be commemorated as the day of deliverance, by solemn acts of devotion to God Almighty. It ought to be solemnized with pomp and...

Updated at 9:51 AM

There’s a show that airs on ESPN called “Pardon the Interruption,” and it gives me agita. It’s a roundup of the day’s sports news hosted by a couple of loud, contentious talking heads with strongly voiced opinions about … everything. It’s kind of...

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