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(Family Features) Fall is notorious for comfort foods like pumpkin spice lattes and game day nachos. Combine these tempting seasonal staples with darker, shorter days and it can be hard to maintain an active mindset. Despite the enticement to indulge, you can keep your active lifestyle going…

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(Family Features) Pumpkin spice has become the quintessential symbol of fall. Check out these details about the evolution of the iconic autumn flavor, from holiday pie to lattes and even dog treats, such as GREENIES™ Limited Edition Pumpkin Spice Flavor Dental Treats. Find these seasonal tre…

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(Family Features) For many people, inclement weather can be frightening. When the wind is blowing, the rain is pouring and the trees are rustling, it can be hard to remain calm. However, it’s important to remember certain safety tips and how to use tools properly in case of emergency.

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(Family Features) When you’re young, an injury from a fall may sideline you for a few days or weeks, but a full recovery is usually quick. As you get older, the consequences of falls can become more serious, setting up a sequence of events that can have longstanding implications on independe…

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(Family Features) When you see something you can’t explain, it can be easy to mistake those moments for magic, such as a balloon floating into the sky or water disappearing from a surface right before your eyes. However, the truth is these moments aren’t magic but scienceat play. Observing t…

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(Family Features) There is a strong connection between academic performance and a student’s health. Medicaid and the Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP) provide school-age children (ages 6-18) with the care they need to improve their ability to fully participate in the classroom and f…

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(Family Features) Pets have an incomparable ability to improve owners’ lives in a number of ways, so it’s only right that pet parents do the same for them. That’s why, if you’re considering adding a pet to the family, adoption can be a great choice.

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(Family Features) As education continues to be more accessible to American workers, lifelong learning is increasingly important. Pearson, a digital education company, surveyed working adults as part of its “Dare to Learn, Dare to Change” campaign celebrating those who take steps to change th…

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(Family Features) The fall season is met with many transitions, from cooler weather to time changes to more time spent indoors. Among these transitions is the immediate shift from packing beach bags for a day in the sun to packing suitcases to head back to campus for a new semester. As every…

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(Family Features) For millions of school-age children in the United States, each day begins – and ends – with a bus ride. While the school bus is the safest way to travel to and from school, according to the National Association of Pupil Transportation (NAPT), it’s important for parents to t…

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(Family Features) Few things compare to the feelings of love and companionship that come with owning a dog. Many owners even call their dogs “fur babies” or say they’re a “pet parent.” While having a pet comes with responsibilities and commitment, the physical and emotional benefits can make…

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(Family Features) Whether playmates or protectors, the human-animal bond is often a powerful connection that goes beyond pure companionship. Dogs typically have many talents and personas – they can be man’s best friend, a canine companion during a difficult time or even a service dog helping…

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(Family Features) For many music lovers, there are few things better than an evening spent at a concert, sprawled out on the lawn with friends. Concerts and interesting venues can also be reasons for traveling and excuses to explore a new city or revisit a favorite location.

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(Family Features) Coming together for a shared meal is a simple, yet important way for family members to bond and create memories with one another. There’s no better time than right now to bring everyone together around the dinner table – including your four-legged friends – for a delicious meal.

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Used to be, there were tons of things you didn’t discuss in polite company, like religion and politics. You never asked people how much money they earned, and you never asked a woman how much she weighed.

He died as he lived, on terms entirely his own – malignant cancer attacking his brain but never touching his spirit, his courage, his heart. When death came for John McCain at age 81, near suppertime on August’s last Saturday, we lost more than a few hundred words can describe.

Everyone who wants a good job should be able to get one. County government doesn’t play a direct role in growing the economy, but there are things we can do to increase job opportunities. I wanted to share a few examples that are near and dear to me.

For all the many reasons life feels so tricky in 2018 – hideous partisan politics, the changing divide between genders, the inexplicable popularity of the Kardashians – one reason has stood out to me of late. We’re living through a confusing time period that I’ve come to call “The In Between…

He died as he lived, on terms entirely his own – malignant cancer attacking his brain but never touching his spirit, his courage, his heart. When death came for John McCain at age 81, near suppertime on August’s last Saturday, we lost more than a few hundred words can describe.

If we truly put people before politics, health care reform would focus on stabilizing and strengthening, not repealing and replacing. Unfortunately for us, Washington can’t seem to find a way to solve these problems.

It is hard to believe August marks my first 100 days serving as your congresswoman. Although it has only been a short time since I was sworn in, I have introduced three key pieces of legislation to secure our border, improve our education system, and protect Social Security and Medicare for …