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Sassafras trees have a sweet history

If I had to choose a favorite tree, it would be sassafras (Sassafras albidum) because its leaves come in three fun shapes. Some are oval; others have three lobes; still others have a single lobe and look like mittens.

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Design Recipes: An office for her

Perhaps you have heard of the expression "man cave," the affectionate term for a man's private space. Women need their own private spaces, too. If your home allows, instead of having a universal office, consider an office just for her.

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Modernist architect takes cue from Renaissance

SAN CELEMENTE, Calif. - "Italian Renaissance" won't be the first words that pop to mind when you pull up to the gleaming white home on a hillside in San Clemente where Lawrence - "Larry" - and Sandy Armstrong have lived for 15 years. The precise lines, use of glass and curving walls will feel familiar to anyone acquainted with the German art school aesthetic of Bauhaus or will perhaps recall the modernist beauty of architect Richard Meier's Getty Center. "The white house," as the guard in this gated community calls it, is undeniably distinct in a neighborhood populated by more conventionally built homes.

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Funniest presidents of the last 25 White House Correspondents' Dinners

All the presidents since Reagan have attended the White House Correspondents' Dinner each year of their presidency - but some are much better at comedy than others. Political Editor - and former president of the White House Correspondents' Association - Steve "Buzz" Thomma lets us in on which Bush was funnier, if presidents get better or worse with age, and which First Lady stole the show from her husband.
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