Teens are shopping more like their parents

In this July 27, 2015, photo, Giulia Pugliese, 15, right, shops for clothes with friends at Roosevelt Field shopping mall in Garden City, N.Y. Teens are shopping like their parents during the back-to-school season, and thats putting a lot of pressure on retailers to change the way they market to them. More teens are thrifty nowadays, a habit picked up from their recession-scarred parents. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

GARDEN CITY, N.Y. (AP) — Giulia Pugliese is a typical teenager. She likes to look good, and she’s particular about what she wears.

Decor goes global at the NY Now show

This photo provided by Ayadeena shows a pillow from the womens craft collective in Jordan, that was an award finalist at this Augusts NY Now show in New York. Their Indian silk and French cotton pillows are intricately hand sewn by women restricted from the workplace because of family obligations, poverty or cultural mores. The organization provides them an opportunity to practice their creative art and become more financially independent. (Sabri Hakim/Ayadeena via AP)

NEW YORK (AP) — Today, home decorating can be a game of curatorial discovery. It’s fun to find an artisan-forged wall hook, a uniquely carved stool, a cool contemporary art piece or a hand-painted tablecloth, each from some far-flung corner of the world.

Make splashy garden with mosaic stones

This undated photo provided by Anne Marie Price shows a mosaic stone handcrafted by Price, of Huntington Beach, Calif. Price primarily creates intricate, time-consuming works of mosaic art but turns to the simpler, smaller rock form when she needs a break. (Anne Marie Price via AP)

Ann Marie Price taught herself mosaic art, creating intricate designs and portraits with cut pieces of stained glass.

It’s time to get over your fears of turkey burgers

This July 27, 2015, photo shows chipotle barbecue turkey burgers in Concord, N.H. If you dont wish to grill them, the burgers can be cooked in a lightly oiled skillet or under the broiler for roughly the same amount of time. (AP Photo/Matthew Mead)

It really is time for all of us to get over our hesitation about turkey burgers. I get that people are nervous about turkey burgers being dry and flavorless, but that really isn’t necessary.

Beer-brined pork chops

This July 27, 2015 photo shows beer-brined pork chops with barbecued onions in Concord, N.H. With a little care and a little brine, this recipe can yield flavorful, moist pork chops. (AP Photo/Matthew Mead)

Let’s face it, a cookout on Labor Day, that bittersweet farewell to summer, tends to attract the hedonistic hordes. Your challenge as host is to come up with something that’s simple to prepare, but not boring. These pork chops do the job splendidly.

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