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Oprah Winfrey reflects on being back 'home' in Baltimore

For Oprah Winfrey, in town this week while making a movie, there's still a part of her that regards Baltimore as home. "Even just seeing street names brings a sense of familiarity and coming home," said Winfrey, who came to Baltimore in 1976 as an anchor for WJZ (Channel 13), and remained with...

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Md. native Isis King steps into new reality show 'Strut'

Md. native Isis King steps into new reality show 'Strut'

Isis King was all but done with reality shows after her appearance on "America's Next Top Model: All Stars." The Prince George's County native was tired of the social media attacks telling her to die, threatening to kill her or saying she would burn in hell because of her transgender identity. She...

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Wedded: Lauren Saval and Steve Soloduk were just friends at first

Wedded: Lauren Saval and Steve Soloduk were just friends at first

Date: July 30 Her story: Lauren Saval, 26, was born and raised in Baltimore. After working in social work for two years, she is now employed in her family's business, Saval Foodservice. Her parents, Jeffrey and Cindy Saval, live in Baltimore. His story: Steve Soloduk, 26, was born in Vancouver, Wash.,...

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  • How to pick crabs

    How to pick crabs

    A step-by-step guide to getting the most from your steamed crab. -- Kit Pollard Waskom

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    Maryland crabs

  • Soft-shell crabs

    Soft-shell crabs

    There's no denying that soft-shell crabs are a little weird. They're slimy and slippery when raw. Cooked in a sandwich, their spindly legs and grabby claws poke out from the slices of bread and make some people wonder, "Do you seriously think I'm going to eat that?" Soft crabs are simply blue crabs...

  • Top 10 Baltimore crab decks

    Top 10 Baltimore crab decks

    Traditionally, Baltimoreans don't have their first crab feast until Memorial Day, when they can move the meal outside. The days are longer, and the crabs are fatter. Get to know our favorite Baltimore-area crab decks and patios. Because crabs just taste better when you're sitting outside.  

  • Maryland dishes that feature Old Bay

    Maryland dishes that feature Old Bay

    Three cheers for the yellow, blue and red. Old Bay is celebrating its home-town pride with the Summer of Baytriotism, a summer-long celebration including restaurant promotions, a search for the Voice of Baltimore and the introduction of Blippar, an engaging technology that will allow Baltimoreans...

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  • Don't leave money on the table: Know your Social Security facts

    Planning ahead and getting an accurate picture of your options may be the key to getting the most out of your retirement. However, a survey commissioned by Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Company (MassMutual) aimed to better understand how much Americans know about Social Security retirement...

  • Conserve energy and save money this fall by weatherizing your home with these easy tips

    Conserve energy and save money this fall by weatherizing your home with these easy tips

    Cooler seasonal temperatures can have an impact on not only your home, but also your wallet. Along with adjusting your thermostat as the cooler weather embraces much of the country, weatherizing your home also has a direct impact on the amount of energy required to maintain a comfortable temperature...

  • 10 smart ideas to heat your home for less

    10 smart ideas to heat your home for less

    As cooler temperatures begin to sweep the nation, homeowners are turning on their heat for the first time in months. With every degree increase on the thermostat, utility bills follow suit. A warm, comfortable home shouldn't cost you a small fortune. Luckily, there are some simple strategies for...

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