I have a friend, an extrovert of the highest order, who will talk to a stranger anywhere, anytime. On an escalator. In a doctor’s waiting room. At the checkout line. In the stadium stands.
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. — Students circled up in the lecture hall and locked hands, their red hardhats bowed toward their boots. In a nearby meat locker, their practice exams hung on hooks.
Like many frequent travelers, Caroline Eubanks has accumulated dozens of tiny plastic bottles filled with shampoo, conditioner, lotion and shower gel. She has so many toiletries from hotels — ranging from high-end brands to generic — she isn’t sure what to do with all of them.
Sweet beets and tangy goat cheese combined with toasted walnuts, arugula and salad greens make a tasty salad supper. This is a vegetarian dinner that can be assembled in minutes with the help of supermarket ingredients.
In some cases, it took weeks before supplies reached the hardest hit areas of the Bahamas after Hurricane Dorian spent more than a day spinning over islands, ripping away roofs, inundating ground floors and taking lives.
Back in the day, Howard Johnson’s orange roofs were as recognizable as McDonald’s golden arches. The first “motor lodge” opened in 1954 as an addition to the wildly popular roadside restaurant chain.
CHICAGO — Nearly a year after kicking off a rock star-style book tour that sold out stadiums across the country, former first lady Michelle Obama has announced the publication of her second book, officials said.
It was time. In April, on the recommendation of a close friend, I decided to try out a new gynecologist. The gyno I’d been seeing for over two decades was leaving her practice, and it had been a couple of years since I’d had a checkup.
“The wolves are gathering,” writes Manon Roland — one of the seven protagonists in the historical fiction novel “Ribbons of Scarlet” — and she could not have been more right. During a time of political turmoil and social rebellion, France, in the last decade of the 18th century, bathed in th…