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Oh, Honey

Bear or beehive? Honey choices used to be limited to the shape of the container. No longer: Honey has gone artisan. At farmers markets and specialty grocers, the buzz is all about small-batch honey...

Coloring and Cocktails

Once a pastime reserved for squirmy preschoolers, coloring in coloring books is a growing trend among adult women craving a calming activity that’s also creative. Coloring fans have made “Secret Garden,” artist Johanna Basford’s...

It's a Mod, Mod World

The original Keane print of a big-eyed girl holding a bouquet of flowers is titled “Waiting for Grandmother,” which, as it turns out, is an apt theme for Tracy and Scott Avenell’s downtown store....

An Online Store for Your Inner Farmer

Is the backyard barnyard the next phase in the sustainable living movement? Author and farm- to-fork doyenne Georgeanne Brennan of Winters thinks so. She’s created an online store for anyone hungry to develop a...

Psst! Here’s How To Drink at a Speakeasy Taproom

Leave it to a meticulous craft brewer to carefully curate a tasting-room experience as daring and delightful as the suds on tap. The recently opened Ruhstaller taproom downtown combines the exclusivity of a Prohibition-era...

The CEOs of Charity

In the corporate world, women are still bumping up against the glass ceiling. But in the nonprofit sector, they’re firmly in charge. When it comes to that luxe corner office in the executive wing,...

Business: 10 Things That Savvy Women Do

Foolproof tips for business owners and managers alike—regardless of gender.Recently we sat down with five women business owners and managers and asked them what strategies they employ to aid them in running or managing...

DUI: One Woman’s Story

Dana Stone is 46. She is a caring mother who shares custody of her 10-year-old son with her ex-husband, an attorney. She lives in a nicely appointed home in a quiet development in Folsom....

My Fiscal Fast

For two weeks, the author and her family gave up spending to see if they could change their money habits. What did they learn?  Well, for starters, that two weeks is a long time....

Maria Four Years Later

Her movie-star husband was sworn in as California's governor in 2003. Since then, Maria Shriver's life has changed in many ways. What's the country's most glamorous first lady up to these days? Remember when...

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