Laurel Dalrymple

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With GPS And Graph Paper, Farmers Find A-maze-ing Ways To Bring In Cash

Monday, October 31, 2016

Using technology and math, farmers are creating elaborate corn maze designs, from replicas of fine art to Internet kitties. Labyrinths help make ends meet — they yield more cash per acre than crops.


Here's Looking Achoo! Debunking The Sneeze

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Let's look deeper into your nose and all of its mysteries, shall we? Are you a snatiator? And does tweezing your eyebrows really make you sneeze?


Parents Can Help Reduce Pain And Anxiety From Vaccinations

Tuesday, July 12, 2016

There are plenty of proven techniques that can help parents soothe the sting of the needle. And guess what? A parent's attitude can matter more than the actual pain of the shot.


In The Midst Of Libya's Turmoil, New Cafes Spring Up To 'Change The Mood'

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Logically, it's not the right time to open up shop in Tripoli. But entrepreneurs aren't only investing in their businesses, they're buying into a new way of life.


With A 2-Km. Pizza, Naples Aims To Deliver A Slice Of History

Friday, May 13, 2016

On Sunday, this Italian city — birthplace of the Margherita pizza — will try to swipe Milan's record for the world's longest pie.


Teen Moms Trust Their Gut, Even When It Puts Their Babies At Risk

Thursday, April 21, 2016

Teenage mothers said they knew about safe-sleeping practices to prevent infant deaths. But they also said they weren't going to follow those rules because they knew what was best for the baby.


For Centuries, People Have Searched For Answers In The Bottom Of A Tea Cup

Tuesday, September 01, 2015

Trying to divine what the future holds is an ancient human preoccupation. And for centuries, soothsayers have sought answers in the bottom of a teacup.

Amy Taylor was 18 when she stumbled into the practice of reading tea leaves. Now 46 and a professional tea-leaf reader, she ...


Tea Tuesdays: Matcha-maker, Matcha-maker, Make Me Some Tea

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Just like flared jeans, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and thighs without a gap, matcha tea powder is in fashion in America.

You can grab a matcha latte at Starbucks. Whole Foods stocks the green tea powder on its shelves. Or now that warm weather is here, maybe you'll order a ...


Tea Tuesdays: Tea, Tao And Tourists — China's Mount Hua Is Three-Part Harmony

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Imagine yourself clinging to a cliff face with nothing but uneven, worn wooden planks and chains to keep you from plummeting 7,000 feet to your untimely demise. Don't worry: You can rent a little red safety harness for $5. No one will make you wear it, though.

Oh, and you ...


Presidents Day Deal: Pass Our Quiz, Win Nothing

Monday, February 16, 2015

Yes, it's Presidents Day, which originated in the 1880s to honor George Washington's birthday on Feb. 22. But because America likes its long weekends, Congress voted in 1968 to make sure that Washington's birthday should always be celebrated on a Monday. Lawmakers also threw in Abraham Lincoln's birthday, on Feb. ...


Is Hello Kitty A Cat Or A Girl?

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Dear Sanrio,

If you name something "Hello Kitty," and proceed to give it cat ears and cat whisker-looking things, then don't be surprised if people think you have made a cat.

I was surprised when I read this story in the LAist: Christine Yano, an anthropologist from the ...


Hurricane Arthur Is No Match For Man In Ocean With Facebook

Friday, July 04, 2014

Arthur may have been a Category 2 hurricane, but Richard Neal, of Mint Hill, N.C., stirred up an even bigger storm on social media Thursday by riding out a direct hit from inside an old U.S. Coast Guard Tower about 35 miles east of Wrightsville Beach.

Neal bought the ...


For Sale: South Dakota Town With Bar, $399,000

Tuesday, July 01, 2014

It may seem there's nothing to do but play video lottery, shoot pool and drink at the still-breathing tavern in otherwise dead Swett, S.D. But the town was listed for sale last week for $399,000, and it's actually fairly well-located.

Just a couple of hours away from all of ...


Meanstruation: HelloFlo's Mother-Daughter War Is Funny, And Sad

Monday, June 23, 2014

The company's popular new ad for "period starter kits" has lightened the mood on a difficult subject, but NPR's Laurel Dalrymple thinks tween angst is hard enough without petty family...


The Twisty Tale Of The World's Most Expensive Stamp

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Blemished, battered and cut, the "British Guiana One-Cent Black on Magenta" is a stamp with a twisty tale to tell, one that begins in the hands of a young Scottish boy and passes through the hands of a killer.

The 1856 treasure was sold at Sotheby's in New York ...


Dad Catches Rockies' Home Run With One Hand; Baby Is Safe

Monday, June 16, 2014

A San Francisco Giants fan holding a baby caught a two-run home run hit by Colorado Rockies player Troy Tulowitzki during a Father's Day game at AT&T Park.

San Francisco's ABC7 News reports that Rob Winner, a fire captain from San Rafael, Calif., calmly snagged the ball with one ...


A San Francisco 'Painted Lady' Sells For $900K Under Asking Price

Saturday, June 14, 2014

The largest and oldest house of San Francisco's seven "Painted Ladies," which anchors the corner of "Postcard Row," has finally been sold for $3.1 million, $900k below its original asking price.

The house was originally put on the market in 2010, and was removed after several price reductions. In ...


Heroes Among Us: When Ordinary People Become Extraordinary

Friday, June 06, 2014

You can't identify a hero from the outside. You might not suspect that Jon Meis, the Seattle Pacific University student who has been described as private and gentle, would tackle and subdue a gunman Thursday, inspiring others to help hold down the attacker until police arrived. Would those other ...


An Inability To Connect With Horses Isn't Why Racing Is Failing

Wednesday, June 04, 2014

People don't connect with horses. That is the reason some people say horse racing is failing. Horse racing needs a hero to revive the sport, they say. And that is why all eyes on Saturday will be on California Chrome, the favorite going into the Belmont Stakes, the last and ...


What To Do With A Whale Carcass? Question Looms Large In Small Town

Thursday, May 01, 2014

This post was updated at 5:18 p.m.

Trout River, Newfoundland: Population: 600, 1 rotting whale carcass.

The blue whale appeared on the town's shores a week ago, one of two that have washed up recently in western Newfoundland. They are thought to have been part of a group ...