Canal’s Compass points the way to big flavor

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The question, “What’s your favorite restaurant?” is one I find challenging. Mostly because it’s a question I can’t respond to with one simple answer.

Win major points with a Super Bowl party

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If you opted to host a get-together for this year’s Super Bowl XLIX viewing instead of celebrating at the local bar, you need to take it up a notch from the regular old “beers in front of the TV” night. For those of us who like football, it’s a chance to cheer on our favorite team and yell and scream like maniacs. For those who aren’t really into it, it’s still a chance to get together with some friends. Either way, we have some great ideas for you to score a touchdown of your own if you’re having your buddies over for the occasion.

GameON: Advanced Warfare brings Call of Duty series to the future

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How do you inject a shot of adrenaline into a video game franchise that is entering its second decade of existence with its 14th release? The answer is jetpacks and movie stars, of course. Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare takes the popular series in a completely new direction that feels more like a sci-fi war epic than a playable history lesson.

Caring for your tattoo will keep you looking good

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According to the Pew Research Center, more than a third of Americans 18-25 and about 40 percent of Americans 26-40 have a tattoo. “As a permanent and often pricey form of body art, tattoos are an investment,” said board-certified dermatologist Bruce E. Katz, MD, FAAD, who maintains a private practice in New York City. “In order to protect that investment, it’s important to take steps to keep tattooed skin healthy and vibrant.”

Outrun the winter blues

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’Tis the season when darkness falls at 5 p.m. and motivation to work out drops to an all-time low. Luckily, you can battle the winter-weather blues ~ and stay in shape ~ by participating in one of the area’s weekly runs, hosted by Sneakerama and Marathon Sports.