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Food & Drink

Readers share more banana recipes

For both kids and adults, bananas can boost memory and moods because they contain tryptophan, an amino acid that helps combat memory loss and can also lift spirits. It’s a plus for those senior moments, too.

Living

Graedon's Pharmacy: Lime juice eased jellyfish sting

Q. On the beach at Zihuatanejo, Mexico, I was standing in the warm water with my snorkel looking underwater when a clear jellyfish attached itself to my forearm and stung me. I shook my arm violently, screamed and ran back to my husband sitting under our palapa on the beach.

Living

Pets of the week: Aug. 20

These pets are available for adoption at Manatee County Animal Services, 305 25th St. W., Palmetto, is open 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday. 941-742-5933 or www.mymanatee.org/pets.

Entertainment

‘Aunt Rudele’s Family Reunion’ returns to Sarasota

Sarasota’s Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe brings back “Aunt Rudele’s Family Reunion,” a one-person comedy written by and featuring Nate Jacobs. Jacobs is the artistic director of WBTT, and he created the wise but abrasive Aunt Rudele character in the 1970s when he was performing stand-up comedy.

Pets

These old dogs are special picks at sanctuary

NORTH VERSAILLES, Pa. - Eleven dogs greet visitors at the door of the lovely 115-year-old Victorian house. There's a lot of slow-motion tail wagging but very little barking and no jumping up and down. Most of the dogs have a lot of white around their muzzles, several limp a bit, and some have the rheumy eyes that come with great age.

Videos

What to pack in your Fourth of July picnic basket

If you’re not making your own hummus yet, you need to start. Now. It’s so easy and so much better than anything you can buy.
Max Faulkner Fort Worth Star-Telegram
What to pack in your Fourth of July picnic basket 6:19

What to pack in your Fourth of July picnic basket

Finding Dory movie clip: Jewel of Morro Bay, California 1:03

Finding Dory movie clip: Jewel of Morro Bay, California

How to video on de-heading and cleaning shrimp for cooking 0:53

How to video on de-heading and cleaning shrimp for cooking

How to make the perfect mint julep 0:38

How to make the perfect mint julep