Helping People

When everyday kids learn to be musicians, this is what happens

Donna E. Shalala MusicReach, through the University of Miami Frost School of Music and Miami Music Project, founded by conductor James Judd, are two mentorship programs in Miami-Dade. The programs reach out to public school elementary through high school students to offer free music lessons. The music mentorships build teamwork, self-esteem and discipline leaders say.

Health & Fitness

Yes, men can get breast cancer

While 99 percent of breast cancer cases stem from women, about 2,500 men in the United States contract breast cancer every year. And because many men often don’t go to a doctor promptly after discovering something suspicious — their cases tend to be more advanced.

Home & Garden

Plumber: Different faucets for different jobs

Q: Dear Ed: We are in the process of a major kitchen remodel that will include an island with a bar sink. I want the kitchen sink faucet to perfectly match the bar sink faucet. Can I just buy two of the same kitchen sink faucets and install one on the kitchen sink and one on the bar sink?

Home & Garden

Home Fix: Mushrooms growing near base of toilet

Q: It's alive in the bathroom, and I'm a single mom scared to death. We just moved into this house not long ago. This is our first home, and you name it we've seen it. Mice, fungus, wasps, ants. Most of the mice are gone, killed the ants and bees are dormant. One big problem remains. There are mushrooms growing behind my toilet. Any tips or ideas would be greatly appreciated.

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Pumpkin carving with style

Christine Buck from Pembroke Pines has won a couple of pumpkin carving contests in her time. What she creates is really lovely. She goes step by step with her process, in case you want to try this one at home.
Justin Azpiazu Miami Herald Staff
Pumpkin carving with style 3:08

Pumpkin carving with style

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How to safely carve your pumpkin

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The Susan G. Komen race for the Cure

The Ultimate Tailgate 1:29

The Ultimate Tailgate