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7 Ways to Stay Healthy This Winter

If you’re like many folks, there’s a point in winter where you hit a wall. The holidays are over, the Super Bowl has been won, and the sun is playing hard to get. Spring seems so very far away. We

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7 Things I Like About Netflix DVDs

I’m a movie buff (junkie). I like to be transported into another time and place (escape). I like a darkened movie theater with Surround Sound for a total immersion experience, but there’s something to be said for watching movies in

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7 Things to Know About Advent

The other morning, to occupy myself during the mind-numbing task of lunch packing, I tuned my SiriusXM app to The Catholic Channel and then, EWTN, because Dr. Laura was taking a break. A “Cradle Catholic,” I was surprised to hear on

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7 Things to Know About Standing Rock and DAPL

The small whisper at Standing Rock in North Dakota and South Dakota, has become an alarm as conflicts between protestors and government officials continue to intensify. The matter at hand is complicated, with passionate arguments being made on both sides.

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Posted in Consumer Life, Daily Life, Environment, Technology

Rent’s 20th Anniversary: 7 Things to Know About HIV/AIDS Now

Last week, I attended a performance of Rent’s 20th Anniversary Tour. The musical follows a year in the lives of several artists, some of whom are afflicted with HIV/AIDS. In 1996, the future was grim for those who had the

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Posted in Culture, Daily Life, Entertainment, Health, History, Music, USA, World Affairs

7 Things to Do If Your Candidate Loses

After a divisive presidential election cycle, which pitted neighbor against neighbor and split the country down the middle, there will be many disappointed people after the results are announced. Chances are, you might be one of them. Here are seven

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7 Things to Know about Credit Card Fraud

The other morning, at breakfast, my husband received a text from our credit card company. He asked me how much my meal cost at a dinner I attended the day before. “It was free,” I said. He then realized that

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Ban Plastic Shopping Bags, Bottles? What About Shipping Materials?

If I’m away from home and forget my reusable water bottle, apparently, I shouldn’t be able to buy a recyclable bottle of water, because there are too many bottles in landfills. It’s just fine to buy a plastic bottle of

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Blind Dogs Can be Divas

  Our Cairn Terrier rescue, Nora, went blind in July of 2015. At the time, she had just been diagnosed with Cushing’s Disease. She was in such bad shape that it didn’t seem feasible to take her to a veterinary

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Posted in Daily Life, Nutmeg and Nora

7 Tips That Might Help You Live to 100+

My husband, Jim DeDad, is quite the genealogist. He’s always following hints on Ancestry.com, scrolling through old, imaged documents, and updating his Italian family tree. We even traveled to Italy a few years ago to walk the same narrow streets

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