Before Melissa McCarthy played an unbridled bridesmaid or a spy disguised as a drab desk worker, she aspired to be a real-life fashion designer in New York City. … Click to Continue »
Dog and cat owners take note: Several pet-related products have come on the market recently to make your life easier - and cater to your favorite pet. … Click to Continue »
From Dennis Patton: Even with our nice weather this year, some of us may have a few bare areas that need a little additional seed. Early September is the ideal time to overseed and thicken up that thinning stand with almost guaranteed success.
My middle school days were defined by armfuls of multi-colored Sillybandz, a side-ponytail reminiscent of Deb from "Napoleon Dynamite" and a preoccupation with Taylor Swift. … Click to Continue »
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My sister-in-law quit her job and moved into my in-laws’ basement six years ago. She recently told my daughter a lie about why she is living with her parents. … Click to Continue »
If you are into bees, butterflies and hummingbirds, then by all means put the monarda or beebalm species at the top of your must-plant list. I find it amusing that in more than 20 years of garden writing, I've never touted a beebalm.
Daniel Sedlak regularly attended estate sales with his wife, Ann. After he died in February, Ann decided to go through the treasures they had purchased and stashed away in the basement of their home in Copley, Ohio.
An 8-year-old boy who became the youngest patient to receive a double-hand transplant has left the Philadelphia hospital where the procedure was done and was returning to his Maryland home.
Airline fare wars are making a comeback. … Click to Continue »
Sarah Napthali is well-versed in the ways Buddhism can improve day-to-day living. After several books, including "Buddhism for Mothers" and "Buddhism for Parents on the Go," the Australian author has trained her sights on relationships.
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New Muslim center expected to open in Columbia next summer
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I was born and raised in Hawaii, where I learned to appreciate and respect a diversity of cultures as a member of its thriving Asian American Pacific Islander (AAPI) community.
Of all barbecue restaurants in Kansas City, Winslow’s BBQ in the City Market embraces the most of the city’s history. … Click to Continue »
Our salvation doesn’t depend on us; if it did, no one could ever be saved. The reason may startle you, but it’s very important for you to understand: God’s standard is nothing less than perfection.
Back to school is a crazy time of year, and not many parents relish all the last-minute shopping for supplies. But no matter what your kids need for school this year, they'll definitely need a backpack to haul it around in.
Clean windows can make your home brighter and improve its overall appearance. … Click to Continue »
In the 17th- and 18th-century garden, herbs were an important part of the vegetable plot, growing side-by-side with peas, carrots and lettuces, and then harvested and used in cooking, dye and soap making and herbal medicine.
The Mormon church announced Wednesday it will maintain its longtime affiliation with the Boy Scouts despite the organization's decision to allow gay troop leaders — preventing what would have been a thundering blow to the national association.
Even if you live by yourself, you do not live alone. … Click to Continue »
Somewhere amid the chaos of wedding planning, a couple may find themselves imagining how much easier it would be to drop everything and head down to the courthouse to say "I do." … Click to Continue »
You could score a $25 gift card if you write the winning caption. … Click to Continue »
For years, the phrase "like a girl" has been commonly used to describe someone who is weak, slow or lacking athletic ability. In June 2014, in order to combat this negative stereotype, Always released an ad campaign that made everyone start to think about that phrase a little differently.
OAKLAND - With newsrooms shrinking nationwide, youth in our communities have begun to tell their own stories. … Click to Continue »
I walk to work and like to make productive use of the 15 minutes by shaving with an electric razor as I go. My wife tells me this is totally socially unacceptable.
SEATTLE - When Mary Provstgaard and her extended clan were forced out of their Okanogan, Wash.-area homes by fire, there was no way they were going to leave their animals behind.
CHICAGO - Running for president is so easy, even a dog can do it. … Click to Continue »
Q: I understand GFCI (ground fault circuit interrupter) wiring is done for safety of the occupant/homeowner and is construction code. … Click to Continue »
The Teamsters group representing pilots at Republic Airways is balking at allowing a vote on the company's contract offer, deepening the rift between labor and management at the regional airline.
Mo’s Italian Spot on Prospect Avenue just might be the best place in Kansas City to get real Chicago Italian Beef. … Click to Continue »