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Beating the Winter Blues – Seasonal Affective Disorder

Shining the light on winter gloom. The winter blues are real and known as Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD)  where individuals suffer from depression in part due to shorter days and decreased sunlight.   Individuals may also decrease their outdoor activities and therefore exposure to fresh air and exercise during these months compounding the problem. Some […]

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Making Your New Year’s Resolutions… Stick

Looking for a different outcome this year? It’s time for the dreaded “r” word – Resolutions!  For many people these are the same year after year – lose weight, exercise more, get out of debt, run a marathon, learn a language (or instrument), write a book, travel more – have we hit a nerve yet? […]

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New Year’s Traditions Around the World

Champagne, Fireworks, and Empty Suitcases Ringing in the new year is an opportunity to put away the past and start with a clean slate.  In many cultures, cleaning the house prior to the new year (and no cleaning on New Year’s Day!) is the ultimate way to close out one year and be ready for […]

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Saving Cursive

Should Cursive be Saved? Is cursive going the way of the icebox and buggy whip?  Common core standards in education are crowding out classroom time for cursive instruction.  While many may say in this day and age of technology that keyboards fill the communication void, there are strong advocates of keeping cursive in schools. Making […]

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How to Host Thanksgiving Dinner

Stress-Free and Enjoy! Maybe it’s your first time hosting Thanksgiving dinner.  Perhaps it is your 20th and it seems like a strain every year.  We’ve scoured the web for the top tips on hosting the perfect Thanksgiving! Whether you are on a budget, tight on space or low on time, tips from the Pros and […]

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Remembering and Honoring Veterans on Veterans Day

Lest We Forget… Veterans Day originally began as Armistice Day after World War I, the “war to end all wars”.  Decades and many wars later, Veterans Day is not only a day to remember the distant past but the recent months and years to come. For my grandmother, it was losing her brother in World War I.  For […]

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Pumpkin Recipes at Every Turn

Sometimes you just don’t have time to create a complicated meal. And sometimes you have the time and just don’t want to. Today was one of those days. Last week Smudge and I picked up a few sugar pumpkins at the farmer’s market, both for decoration and to cook with.

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White After Labor Day?

Depending on where you grew up, there were hard and fast rules about white shoes after Labor Day. And not just shoes but belts, purses, accessories – all put away until Easter.  I recall my mother spending Sunday afternoon packing away the white and light purses and shoes and replacing them with the darker shades […]

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wOw’s Question of the Week: If you could start a new business, what would it be?

  If you had the chance to start from scratch and open a brand new business, what would it be?

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wOw’s Question of the Week: What is it about women and bathing suits?

Join Candice, Marlo, Liz and the wOw Women and tell us: What was your best and worst bathing suit experience? Joan Ganz Cooney I remember as a teenager always being self-conscious in my Mabs (I think that was the name) good-looking one-piece bathing suits, although I probably looked OK. When I was in my 40s […]

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