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Give in to the pressure!

It’s one of the most pervasive of culinary cliches — the exploding pressure cooker. And thanks to it, all manner of otherwise adept home cooks fearfully retreat from this kitchen workhorse.

Celebrating Girls’ Day

Today is “Hinamatsuri” or Girls’ Day. It is the third day of the third month and is also called Doll’s Day in Japan. Parents and grandparents of newborn girls buy special dolls that are displayed on shelves from the end of February till today. These dolls are special dolls that are handed down from generation to generation and are not to be played with, but are packed away, only to be displayed again at the same time the following year, in time for Girls’ Day.

Escaping winter for spring break

NEW YORK (AP) — Who doesn’t need a spring break from the cold weather so many places are experiencing? Here’s a look at destinations offering everything from beaches to baseball to music festivals.

Fed won’t hurry to raise rates

NEW YORK — Treasury-market bulls got a break Friday as yields fell after reports on U.S. growth and regional manufacturing reinforced trader expectations the Federal Reserve won’t be quick to raise interest rates.

Girls’ Day Diva Fest

The University of Hawaii at Hilo Performing Arts Center presents the Girls’ Day Diva Festival 10.1 at 3 p.m. Sunday, March 8 on the Campus Center Plaza. The event moves to the Performing Arts Center for a concert featuring award-winning Kaumakiwa, Shawn Pimental, and Kekuhi Keali‘ikanaka‘ole at 5 p.m.