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Posted at 2:01 AM

This is an excellent year for the Perseid meteor shower, one of the strongest and most popular meteor showers. Not only is the moon reaching full moon on Aug. 14 - meaning skies will be dark - the peak of the shower favors nighttime over North America in 2015. If skies are clear this week, you have a chance to see this shower at its best.The peak falls on the night of Aug. 12-13. You can still see a good number of them for a few night leading up to the maximum and afterward as well.

Updated Aug 6, 2015 at 3:22 PM

We know, we’re heartbroken too about the news that so many of our favorite Hollywood couples are consciously uncoupling this week. (Gwen and Gavin! Ben and Jen! Miss Piggy and Kermit! Will and Jada?) Let’s focus on cheerier,...

Updated Aug 6, 2015 at 1:00 PM

“Home for sale” listings are sort of an addiction of mine … especially the house photos. And not the ones of multi-million dollar mansions, either. Real estate for the rest of us is, in my opinion, much more interesting. Seeing what the average...

Updated Aug 6, 2015 at 12:36 PM

Many gardeners this time of year find themselves faced with a few varieties that flourish more than others.The extreme abundance of vegetables may at first be thrilling, but can become rather monotonous.

Updated Aug 6, 2015 at 11:56 AM

For those who missed it, last week’s Twitter trend was a clever hashtag labeled #10thingsnottosaytoawriter. Thousands of whiney writers responded by reposting the tag in social media.

Posted Aug 6, 2015 at 1:10 PM

A lot of people think marriage is supposed to make you happy. As a marriage counselor, I disagree.

Updated Aug 6, 2015 at 10:26 AM

It occurred to me on the summer vacation drive down I-95 to visit family that there is literally not a single song the whole family can agree on. Forget about genres — that’s a lost cause. But our family of four can’t even agree on one song we all...

Updated Aug 6, 2015 at 10:16 AM

NEEDHAM, Mass. — BestRide.com, the destination for savvy online car shoppers, announces that Car Talk has chosen the nationally recognized vehicle purchase site as a partner...

Updated Aug 5, 2015 at 5:39 PM

All this talk about Ronda Rousey and her impressive, unrivaled UFC talent got us thinking about all of the female athletes who have inspired us over the years. From the Williams sisters to the original all-star Babe Didrikson Zacharias,...

Updated Aug 5, 2015 at 11:30 AM

It’s time to turn those wonderful homegrown veggies into a tasty summer soup.

Posted Aug 5, 2015 at 11:30 AM

Last week, we asked for readers to submit their favorite state fair photos. Here are just a few of the many we enjoyed!

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