What Beverage Should I Order? Coffee Shop Edition

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What Beverage Should I Order? Coffee Shop Edition

Have you ever wandered into a coffee shop thinking you knew exactly what you wanted and then POW – it hits you. All senses are on high-alert. The smell of the traditional roast with a mix of sweet and spicy … Continue reading →Read More

5 Ways to Bond with Your Neighbors

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5 Ways to Bond with Your Neighbors

We share intimate secrets with Facebook friends we’ve never met, but often can’t pick our neighbors out of a police lineup. It’s sign of the social media times, but there’s little that can replace a helpful neighbor in our lives. … Continue reading →Read More

5 Ways to Love Baseball… When You Really Don’t

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5 Ways to Love Baseball… When You Really Don’t

Ahh, the World Series, the time of year that faithful baseball fans live for. For the rest of us, we’re left wondering who we can safely ask “What’d you do last night?” without being subjected… er, treated, to the entire … Continue reading →Read More

5 Essential Coming of Ages Movies You Should Watch with Your Sons

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5 Essential Coming of Ages Movies You Should Watch with Your Sons

Teen stars have a tough time aging before our eyes. For every Ron Howard or Jodie Foster there are others who struggle mightily in their teen years. Yet young actors can capture the confusion of growing up in ways that help … Continue reading →Read More

How Abbott and Costello Brought My Family Closer Together

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How Abbott and Costello Brought My Family Closer Together

What kid wants to watch a black and white comedy with effects so cheap they could trump them with a smartphone app? I put on “Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein” for my sons to watch recently all the same. My … Continue reading →Read More

8 “Sexy” Halloween Costumes and their Smart, Real-World Alternatives

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8 “Sexy” Halloween Costumes and their Smart, Real-World Alternatives

How can a celebration about dressing up in costume and eating candy (fun-sized candy, no less) be so rife with hard questions? Like, does this sexy costume make my brain look small? I get the sexy costume thing, I do. … Continue reading →Read More

Tell Us About Your Cool Job: Melissa Cooper, Forensic Artist 

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Tell Us About Your Cool Job: Melissa Cooper, Forensic Artist 

Melissa Cooper (pictured) says she might be the least intrusive person in the world, but as a forensic sketch artist, her day consists of prying into the lives of strangers who find themselves in odd and sometimes tragic situations to help … Continue reading →Read More

The Signs and Symptoms of Breast Cancer

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The Signs and Symptoms of Breast Cancer

Aside from traditional Halloween colors, don’t be surprised if you see a lot of pink this month: October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. This year, more than 250,000 women in the United States will be diagnosed with some form … Continue reading →Read More

What Should You Be for Halloween?

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What Should You Be for Halloween?

Deciding what to be for Halloween can be a challenging task, especially if you’re not exactly thrilled at the thought of setting foot in one of those pop-up seasonal stores. Instead of spending 20 minutes staring blankly at a wall of mass-produced … Continue reading →Read More

Watch the Blood Moon

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Watch the Blood Moon

  In case you’ve missed it, we’re in the midst of a celestial tetrad, a rare occurrence of four total lunar eclipses in a row.  Lunar eclipses occur when earth’s shadow blocks the moon from the sun.  There are three … Continue reading →Read More

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