At the beginning of her career in Pittsburgh, Nellie Bly wrote stories about dreadful conditions for working women in Pittsburgh factories.

Honoring Nellie Bly's trip 125 years ago, a British woman retraces her steps around the globe

Nellie Bly, a pioneering journalist who started in Pittsburgh, inspired Rosemary J. Brown to repeat her around-the-world solo journey.

about 13 hours ago

 The interface of the StyleIt app, which makes outfit suggestions by populating picks from more than 450 retailers.

Stylebook Snapshot: StyleIt app by Carnegie Mellon grad takes guesswork out of getting dressed

Stumped about what to wear? Don’t know how to freshen up the fashions in your closet? Now there’s an app for that.

about 13 hours ago

 Scott Baker of 5 Generation Bakers shows off a rack of Jenny Lee cinnamon bread fresh from the oven. The company brought the Jenny Lee brand name out of retirement a few years ago and now sells the bread in stores across 20 states.

5 Generation Bakers finds sweet success with taste of Jenny Lee

The McKees Rocks bakery revived the Jenny Lee brand, after the company’s first iteration closed in 2010 following a devastating fire.

about 13 hours ago

 The pizza margherita at Il Pizzaiolo in both Market Square and Mt. Lebanon is $15.

Dine: For $40, what do you get in Pittsburgh vs. New York City

From pizza to chicken to cured meats to burgers, here’s a look at what $40 or less can feed you in Pittsburgh eateries versus the Big Apple.

about 13 hours ago

 Illustration from The Pittsburg Press from Jan. 25, 1890, after Nellie Bly's stop in Pittsburgh at the Union Station on her trip around the world.

Pittsburgh reporters turned out at 3 a.m. to greet one of their own

Globe-trotting reporter Nellie Bly was glad to see the Ohio River as she returned to Pittsburgh in 1890.

about 13 hours ago

 Visitors can pose for photos with Lawrence Welk at the Welk Museum in Escondido, Calif.

Lawrence Welk resort in California is 'wunnerful'

The site celebrating the Champagne musicmaker features two golf courses, shopping, dining, a fishing pond and the Lawrence Walk Museum.

about 13 hours ago

 A couple walk near the Bridge of the Gods, which crosses the Columbia River between Cascade Locks, Ore., and the state of Washington. One scene from “Wild,” starring Oscar nominees Reese Witherspoon and Laura Dern, features the bridge.

Pacific Crest Trail expects more hikers thanks to 'Wild'

The movie based on Cheryl Strayed’s best-seller “Wild” has had a big effect on inquiries about the path the author hiked.

about 13 hours ago

Cruise line to offer $5,000-a-night suite

One of the key features of the Seven Seas Explorer, launching in summer of 2016, is a massive two-bedroom suite with built-in spa.

about 13 hours ago

Travel notes: Business travel spending is up 6.7 percent, according to study

The total number of business trips taken went up only 1.4 percent in 2014, meaning the spending growth is toward more expensive trips.

about 13 hours ago

 Donna Zang moves a pallet in her garage workshop in Pleasant Hills.

Crafters up-cycle wooden pallets into furniture

Doctor and third-grade teacher find inspiration in up-cycling wooden pallets into wine racks, end tables, picture frames and more.

1 day ago

 Using the correct amount of detergent will help control mold in front-loading washers.

New technology requires a whole new clean

Too much detergent can cause mold buildup and other things you never knew about front-loading washers. Dryer tips, too.

1 day ago

 Donna Smallin, author of "Clear the Clutter, Find Happiness," says: “When you make space in your life, you are refreshing your life and allowing yourself room to grow and express yourself instead of wasting so much energy, taking care of things."

She found ultimate way to unclutter and enjoy life

She found the ultimate way to unclutter her life — live in an RV.

1 day ago

Peter McKay: Objects of our affection

Before he and his wife end up on “Hoarders,” Peter McKay says it’s time to get rid of all of this stuff — but only if it’s hers.

1 day ago

Composting workshops on agenda

The Pennsylvania Resources Council has scheduled several backyard composting and vermicomposting workshops.

1 day ago

 Bishop Dorsey McConnell

Episcopal bishop urges action on racial inequality

Bishop McConnell issued “A Pastoral Letter on Race,” decrying racial oppression and suggesting ways to move toward reconciliation.

1 day ago

 This three-bedroom Colonial in Leet is on the market for $139,000.

Buying Here: Leet

A Dutch Colonial-style house in Leet boasts big rooms and lots of original woodwork, but it also needs work.

1 day ago

 Of some 438 restaurant employees surveyed, 6 percent admitted to contaminating customers’ food.

Study tracks wait staff reaction to difficult customers

In the recent academic study “The Waiter Spit in My Soup!” 6 percent of restaurant workers admitted to contaminating customers’ food.

2 days ago

 Even though the zoo is closed to visitors until Feb. 14, the animal caretakers and groundskeepers are working regular hours to keep the animals healthy and their minds alert.

Behind the Scenes at the Pittsburgh Zoo

Watch an up-close training with some smart sea lions. It’s part of our weekly video series while the Pittsburgh Zoo is closed until Feb. 14.

2 days ago

 Freelancer Nancy Hanst has for 54 years now kept little spiral-bound food diaries, recording everything she and her husband, Jim, cooked and ate -- and other observations.

Nancy Hanst has kept a food diary since 1962

Fifty-three spiral notebooks hold everything she and her husband, Jim, have cooked and eaten since shortly after her marriage.

3 days ago

 Pittsburgh Juice Company’s Witch’s Brew with some of its raw ingredients — cucumber, kale, spinach, celery, apple, lemon and ginger. The concoction was inspired by the movie “The Last Witch Hunter,” whose cast and crew enjoyed it while they were filming in Pittsburgh.

On the Table: From start to finish, 10 dishes that will please a vegetarian

You can find veg-friendly food in Pittsburgh even in January that's surprisingly satisfying. Check out these drinks, dishes and desserts.

3 days ago

 The logo for Spoonwood Brewing Co., opening at the end of January 2015 in Bethel Park.

Beer: Spoonwood Brewing set to bloom in Bethel Park

Several more brewpubs on the way as the foam continues to rise in the region.

3 days ago

 Let's Move Pittsburgh has just launched its own "Green Light Foods" app.

The Food Column: Phipps serves up a tasty and healthful app

Phipps comes up with app for comparing nutritional information on products at the grocery store.

3 days ago

 GBBO 5 Final

Competitive British baking show gives ‘Downton Abbey’ fans reason to tune in early

In March, one of these home bakers will be named the best.

3 days ago

'Grist from the Mill': One-woman storytelling show in Braddock puts new twist on dinner theater

Dog and Pony Show Theatricals makes the meal part of the performance, backed by the chef behind the forthcoming Superior Motors restaurant.

3 days ago

 Pistachio-crusted Salmon with Lemon Cream Sauce.

One Good Recipe: Pistachio-crusted Salmon with Lemon Cream Sauce

This dish is quick to make (about 20 minutes total) and tasty.

3 days ago

 Freelancer Nancy Hanst has for 51 years kept little spiral-bound food diaries, recording everything she and her husband, Jim, cooked and ate -- and other observations.

One memorable meal

Freelancer Nancy Hanst remembers a meal with Maestro Herbert Blomstedt.

3 days ago

 Aiden Ozbey, center, 5, of Collier Township, tries to shield the ball from other players while playing a game in the new hockey rink at the Settlers Cabin Park in Oakdale on Jan. 17.

New dek hockey rink opens at Settlers Cabin Park

The rink is part of the Pittsburgh Penguins Foundation Project Power Play initiative.

3 days ago

Let's learn from the past: Mister Rogers

The original set from “Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood” is on display for the first time ever at Heinz History Center.

3 days ago

Let's talk about science: Wonderful winter fabrics

While you’re spending time layering up your preschooler for the cold, talk with him or her about the textured fabrics you use every day.

3 days ago

 Paula Simmons, 24, of Peters Township, joined South Fayette as recreation director on Jan. 6.

South Fayette has new recreation director

Paula Simmons, 24, previously directed the newly created recreation department in Brentwood.

3 days ago

 Next month,  the city's website will allow users to apply and pay for permits and shelters online.

Pittsburgh's permit process for park shelters going online

The move will end “Permit Day,” when Pittsburghers stand in line Downtown to get a permit to use their favorite park pavilion.

3 days ago

 Tom DeVries, Giant Eagle executive in charge of Market District, sits in the cafe area in the remodeled Market District at the Waterworks Mall.

Giant Eagle's remodeled Waterworks Market District leads the way for Indiana

Giant Eagle brings a restaurant and bar to the Waterworks, tools the O’Hara grocer thinks Hoosier state shoppers will welcome, too.

3 days ago

 Ricotta Dumplings.

What's for dinner: Ricotta Dumplings with Pecans

This is super easy and quick dish to put on the table.

4 days ago

Book review: Two new mysteries make the most of their time periods

“The Case of the Missing Moonstone” and  “Absolutely Truly” take armchair sleuths from 19th-century England to 21st-century New Hampshire.

4 days ago

 A hadada ibis.

Let’s talk about birds: Ibises

Ibises can be found throughout the world, with 28 species on every continent except Antarctica (they are strictly warm-weather birds).

4 days ago

 Mary Ann Wellener.

Steel Advice: Make child aware of responsibility for retainer

The daughter should help pay for the replacement retainer but not be browbeaten about losing it.

5 days ago

 Students learning computer skills at PIttsburgh Center for the Arts.

Let's talk about art: Minecraft Club

Pittsburgh Filmmakers’ Minecraft Club uses the video game ‘Minecraft’ to teach the fun and foundations of computer programming.

5 days ago

 A loosely wound turban worn by the Oberoi staff at the hotel in Jaipur is more decorative than significant.

Turbans mean different things to different groups

Turbans are tops when it comes to fashion, but in India they represent more than chic style.

6 days ago

 Bagpiper Bud Brizuela leads Pittsburgh Golf Club Executive Chef Mike Wagner, carrying the haggis.

Burns Bash held at Pittsburgh Golf Club

Roughly 100 partygoers enjoyed Scottish fun and fare at the 2nd annual Burns Bash to support the Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh.

6 days ago

 Karin Legato of Emphatics takes a picture with designer Jean Paul Gaultier in 1994.

Stylebook: Emphatics boutique fashion archives acquired by Phoenix Art Museum

Plus: Winter sidewalk sale at Fifth Avenue Place, a jewelry event in honor of Gladys Bettis, Beards & Beer night in Lawrenceville and more.

6 days ago

 Clay birds made by children sit Sunday at the Children’s Museum on the North Side.

Pittsburgh-area kids embrace Martin Luther King Jr.’s legacy through 'Many Hands' project

The Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh and Union Project host an innovative way to teach youth about the civil rights leader.

6 days ago

 Mitch Zychowski Jr. founded the nonprofit Feed My Sheep Association.

#ItsGoodToGive: Mitch Zychowski Jr.

Mitch Zychowski Jr. created a faith-based non-profit in Costa Rica to improve the lives of impoverished families.

6 days ago

 Doris Carson Williams and her sister Rhonda Carson Leach.

Leadership Pittsburgh’s 4th annual Champagne Alumni Lunch

A sold-out crowd attended the fourth annual Leadership Pittsburgh Alumni Lunch.

6 days ago

Crescent moon passes three planets

After Tuesday’s new moon, our closest neighbor in space will begin to move east, away from the sun.

6 days ago

 According to a study being published today in the journal Pediatrics, children and adolescents consume more calories on days when they eat pizza.

How unhealthy really is pizza for children?

A national pediatric report points to pizza as the latest culprit in contributing to obesity among children.

6 days ago

 Ashley Butler at Chatham Baroque Twelfth Night.

Stylebook Snapshot: Funeral fashion? It's a real thing

Centuries ago mourning attire was a very real — and sometimes very controversial — thing, and its impact still is felt in fashion today.

1 week ago

 Fishs Eddy, in New York City's Flatiron District.

Where to find home decor items in NYC

New York City’s Flatiron District is an outpost for America’s biggest home furnishing chains and mom-and-pop stores.

1 week ago

 Sous chefs Thomas Lonardo, Jessica Lewis, head chef Dennis Marron and sous chef Wyatt Lash, in the dining room of The Commoner in the new Hotel Monaco Downtown.

Dine: New Commoner restaurant at Hotel Monaco attracts seasoned lineup of chefs

In the kitchen and behind the bar at the Commoner, the Hotel Monaco restaurant opens this week.

1 week ago

 Fishs Eddy, in New York City's Flatiron District.

Decide on a strategy for a winter outing in NYC

Focus your short trips to the Big Apple around themes to get the most out or your visit -- even deep in winter.

1 week ago

The Next Page: ‘The Ink That Gives the White Page a Meaning’

Amma Ababio, an immigrant from Ghana and winner of the 2015 Martin Luther King Jr. Writing Awards, writes about identity and assimilation.

1 week ago


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