December 21, 2013; 4:10 AM ET
Wintry and violent weather will avoid Boston through the weekend, but northern New England may not be so fortunate. more >
For years, there was only one formally recognized species of orchid on the Azores, a cluster of volcanic islands west of Spain, though some claimed there were two species.
Today the Christmas tree is often the focal point of holiday decor and a key participant in Yuletide celebrations. Learn more about how this tradition began as well as some valuable tips on selecting your tree and maintaining its vitality throughout the season.
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