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Peeling bark is sign of emerald ash borer

The bark on my neighbor’s large ash tree is being peeled off. Short bark strips lie all over the ground at the base. Is it squirrels or woodpeckers or a deer rubbing its antlers? Is it something to worry about? This ash tree is probably infested with emerald ash borer. …

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Houses of Parliament to Host Pop-Up Restaurant

Formerly private dining spaces at the heart of UK government will again be opened to the public, as a pop-up restaurant returns to Parliament.  The House of Commons’s Members’ Dining Room and Strangers’ Dining Room at the Palace of Westminster in London, will be open for lunch and dinner from February …

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All the King’s Editors — Dave King

   Welcome back to All the King’s Editors, our regular feature — more or less twice a month — in which one of Writer Unboxed’s stable of editors line-edits a few pages that one of you has submitted.  This gives you a chance to see editing advice applied in its …

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Watch a Ramen Chef Review Instant Ramen

What does a proper ramen chef actually think of cheap instant ramen from a packet? Buzzfeed asked chef Douglas Kim of the Jeju Noodle Bar in New York, which serves a variety of Korean-influence noodle soups, to work his way through assorted instant ramens and then filmed his reactions. There’s …

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