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How One Man Turned His Backyard Garden Into a Full-Fledged Community Farmers Market

When Jamiah Hargins grew too many lemons and herbs, he created an informal crop swap that has turned into an official farmers market in his Los Angeles community. 

How to Nurture Your Oldest Friendships

Because you can still be close in heart, no matter how many miles (or years!) separate you.

Author Ann Patchett Looks Back on Her Special 50-Year Friendship

Female friendship, the story goes, must be fraught with fighting and jealousy. Ann Patchett tells another story: one of a sweet, supportive bond that’s nearly 50 years strong.
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Ruth Reichl Wants You to Love Your Small Kitchen as Much As She Loves Hers

Conventional advice says the bigger the kitchen, the happier the cook. Not for the famed food critic and editor, who will take her small, efficient prep space, thank you very much.

Changing This One Thing Made My Dinner Parties So Much Better

I was the queen of multiple-course, over-the-top menus—and then I realized that nobody was having a good time.

I’m a Cat Person and Proud Of It

I'm tired of apologizing for preferring cats to dogs