They’re one of fall’s most visual offerings, foods so colorful you make them the centerpiece on your Thanksgiving table. Or maybe you like to pile these jewel-toned veggies on the stoop next to the jack-o’-lanterns come Halloween. What you really should be doing is eating them, those brightly striped, sometimes weirdly shaped, more often […]

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Road-racing trips: Why not build a vacation around your competitive spirit?

When it comes to road races, nothing beats the classic 5K. Last year alone, the 3.1-mile distance chalked up nearly 4.7 million finishers, or 36 percent of all race finishers in 2010. Yet the half marathon is doing its best to catch up. For the first time in the U.S. last year, more athletes completed […]

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Friday Night Bites: Ideas for stepping up your game … at the concession stand

  Like so many parents I know with physically active kids, I spend a lot of time at school and community athletic events. In the last 25 years of parenthood, I figure I’ve cheered my sons and daughters on at hundreds of games and practices. Not that I’m complaining: my poor parents had to go […]

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