Lifestyles

Out for a cause: Texas high-schoolers stand up for each other

LUCAS, Texas — It started with a tweet: “Gay marriage is flat-out wrong.”

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Easy ways to keep your pet happy and healthy

For many people pets are a part of the family. Owning a pet is a rewarding experience, but also an important responsibility. Fortunately, there are preventative measures that

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Smart, stylish designs for outdoor kitchens

Kitchens are moving outside. And they’re doing it in a big way. According to a recent study from the National Kitchen and Bath Association (NKBA), outdoor kitchens are

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Millennials are keeping their parents nest warm

CHICAGO — After graduating from college in 2014, Dean Pearce, 24, weighed why he should or shouldn’t continue to live with his parents. His conclusion: “The

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Making it work: Volunteers are the key to a successful Lake Martha Days in Osseo

OSSEO —  Officials for the annual Lake Martha Days celebration in Osseo traditionally have little trouble filling the hundreds of volunteer positions needed to

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Area Festivals, County Fairs, Dairy Breakfasts in 2016

Following is a list of community festivals scheduled this spring, summer and early fall in west-central Wisconsin. Telephone numbers and websites, if available, are listed.

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Keeping your cool

Athletic styling continues to increase its influence on casual clothing – often referred to as “athleisure” apparel – with innovative fabric

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Becoming Liam: The journey of a transgender man

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Liam Johns wears a scraggly beard and a mustache, a jeans vest and boots, and big black tattoos on his arms. He’s not burly or tall, but he

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These health workers know their community

BALTIMORE — Donnie Missouri, 58, doesn’t have medical training. He started his health career in the linens department in Johns Hopkins Hospital. Now, he works on

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Mobile health apps use growing

For Julie Hadduck, a smartphone app that could diagnose cancer seemed like a miracle.

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Center seeks Medicare reinvention

WASHINGTON — They work for the government, and even their closest relatives have no idea what they do. It’s not because they’re spies or nuclear scientists,

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Up, up and A-OK: Grade inflation common at U.S. colleges

COLUMBIA, Mo. — Want an easy A? Steer clear of R. Lee Lyman’s “Fundamentals of Archaeology.” He’s flunked students at the University of Missouri

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Instagram photos bring fame to Minn. man, his dog

MINNEAPOLIS — Juji isn’t really as big as he looks on Instagram, where he has become larger than life.

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Debate pits need for treatment vs. privacy

What’s more harmful to patients being treated for drug or alcohol abuse: risking their health by keeping other medical providers in the dark about their substance abuse

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Illinois man becomes activist against heroin

CHICAGO — Two years after emerging from prison on drug-related charges, Tim Ryan has become a beacon for families scarred by Chicago’s heroin crisis.

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