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Dear Readers: Last week we discussed U.S. News’ rankings of the top three diets for overall health, so it seems only balanced to examine the bottom three this week. A panel of nutrition experts evaluated the diets based on seven categories: how easy it is to follow, its ability to produce sh…

Men often argue they didn't clean a thing because it wasn't dirty, while their wives scrub the thing and glare at their husbands, wondering how they could lie so blatantly.

Dear Readers: Just in time for many New Year’s resolutions, U.S. News and World Report has ranked the best diets. Coming in first for overall health (not just weight loss) was the Mediterranean Diet; the Flexitarian and DASH Diets tied for second place. A panel of nutrition experts ranked th…

Amy LeAnn is releasing her debut children’s novel “Fluffy’s Missing Gift.” Can you help find Uni the unicorn? The book is available on Amazon.

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RUSH When Jeanie Frederick of Rush was looking for a birthday activity for her baby sister’s birthday, Victory Arts Studio just happened to have an open slot at the right time. Turns, out, it was the right activity, too. “It was five of us sisters, and my daughter said she’d love to go, too,…

During an unscientific study of cookies, I learned Americans' favorite cookie is the peanut butter blossom. While I love peanut butter blossoms, I was shocked to find out it's the favorite Christmas cookie. I never associated it with the holiday. I thought it would be the boring sugar cookie…

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ASHLAND Emma Hersey is looking forward to Aspire! Conservatory’s production of “Cinderella’s Glass Slipper.”

Thanksgiving is one of my favorite holidays. I grew up in a farming community, and by late November, the harvest was complete. Crops that were a year in the making were out of the fields, and relaxation could ensue. The weather had turned to cool, crisp air, and a crackling fire burned in th…

Dear Dietitian: My step-daughter told me not to cook with aluminum foil, as it can cause health problems. Is this true? Is it safe to use plastic containers when heating food in the microwave oven? -- Thank you, Jesse

I was raised to believe men should be clean shaven. Never mind hair grows naturally out of a man's face. Never mind early man probably didn't have the tools to shave, nor did it occur to him to shave, as the hair kept his face warm and protected. Never mind some of the greatest men to have l…

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IRONTON Cosplay returns with Wizardfest on Nov. 13 and 14, featuring a range of characters both heroic and villainous from the Harry Potter universe of books and movies.

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