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Bob Lee, 73, of Valdosta lost 140 pounds

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Bob Lee, 73, of Valdosta lost 140 pounds

- SUCCESS STORY / Bob Lee, 73: From 334 pounds to 194 pounds How long he kept it off: “I started TOPS Club Inc. July 15, 2015, between 6 p.m. and 6:15 p.m.,” said Lee, who reached his current weight in December and has maintained it since then. Personal life: “I am married to my wife, Jeniene, 45 years this December
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Aisha Sultan: Dealing with a bad roommate

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Aisha Sultan: Dealing with a bad roommate

- College students across the country will be moving into dorms soon and encountering a significant new relationship — their roommate. This person has the potential to enhance or ruin the rest of the school year. Whether you end up with a great new friend or a mortal enemy is largely a matter of luck. But learning to deal with a bad roommate also offers an opportunity for valuable life lessons
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Marine's son, 4, bursts into tears, hugs new stepmom during wedding vows

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Marine's son, 4, bursts into tears, hugs new stepmom during wedding vows

- RIPLEY, N.Y. A heartwarming viral video shows the moment that a Marine's 4-year-old son burst into tears and hugged his new stepmother Saturday during a wedding tribute to the boy. According to WPVI, Marine Sgt. Joshua Newville's son, Gage, became emotional during his father's wedding to Senior Airman Emily Leehan in Ripley, New York. "I want you to be safe and to try your hardest and to be a good person," Leehan said while delivering special vows she had written for the boy
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AP PHOTOS: American black women feel it's time to get a gun

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AP PHOTOS: American black women feel it's time to get a gun

- LAWRENCEVILLE, Ga. (AP) — A minister posing with a church manual in one hand and a 9 mm handgun in the other. A tax analyst cradling her AR-15 semi-automatic. A flight attendant taking aim, her blue fingernail polish glowing alongside the Glock 40. A banker in a black summer dress checking the chamber. They are among the American black women now picking up firearms and learning how to shoot
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Seaman the Dog and ice cream activities Wednesday at L&C Center

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Seaman the Dog and ice cream activities Wednesday at L&C Center

- SIOUX CITY | “Seaman,” Capt. Meriwether Lewis’ Newfoundland dog, and Corps of Discovery Christmas celebrations will be the focus of 45-minute kids’ activities Wednesday at the Sioux City Lewis & Clark Interpretive Center. Admission and materials will be free. At 10 a.m., “Seaman the Dog’s Journey” will share stories of the big Newfoundland’s adventures, including his almost-deadly encounter with a beaver, a stampeding bison and the Missouri River
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Photos: Prince William, Kate wrap up royal tour

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Photos: Prince William, Kate wrap up royal tour

- Britain's Prince William and his wife, Kate, wrapped up a three-day trip to Germany on Friday. They had previously been in Poland as part of a goodwill tour. Their children, Prince George and Princess Charlotte, were along as well, though they didn't appear at most of their public engagements.
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Photos: Prince William, Kate wrap up royal tour

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Photos: Prince William, Kate wrap up royal tour

- Britain's Prince William and his wife, Kate, wrapped up a three-day trip to Germany on Friday. They had previously been in Poland as part of a goodwill tour. Their children, Prince George and Princess Charlotte, were along as well, though they didn't appear at most of their public engagements.
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Great Gardens: the top two winners in the 2017 Great Garden Contest

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Great Gardens: the top two winners in the 2017 Great Garden Contest

- The first place winners in each of the two categories of the 2017 Great Garden Contest are Pam Qualy of Kirkwood, for her Best Home Garden by an Amateur with Professional Help, and Marlene McBride of Ballwin, for her Best Home Garden by an Amateur. Second place winners in each category are Charles Dobbins of Chesterfield, and Greg and Karen Frimel of St
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Little big town

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Little big town

- The success of Eugene’s only boutique hotel, Inn at the 5th, made developer Brian Obie keen to develop a similar property in another Northwest community. He and his team commissioned a group of students from the Lundquist College of Business to evaluate 43 cities against a matrix of traits that made the hotel work. They wanted a university town that didn’t already have a similar property
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Bullies tried to break her. Instead, they helped Jessica McDaniels get a new smile

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Bullies tried to break her. Instead, they helped Jessica McDaniels get a new smile

- Pat McGee noticed her daughter had not returned to the oral surgeon’s waiting room shortly before her surgery was supposed to start. She walked to the nearest bathroom and found Jessica McDaniels, 32, outside the stall, crying. Pat took her daughter into her arms. “We are going to say bye to the old Jessica,” she said. “And hi to the new Jessica
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Be armed with knowledge before renovation

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Be armed with knowledge before renovation

- A plethora of DIY sites and television shows encourages homeowners to roll up their sleeves and just paint that ceiling or lay that kitchen tile, while at the same time making the idea of taking on a home makeover less daunting. But before jumping into a major redo, remodeling experts suggest owners and prospective buyers of “fixer-uppers” do some serious research into just what such a project might entail – and cost
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COOKING ON DEADLINE: Green Goddess Dressing and Dip

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COOKING ON DEADLINE: Green Goddess Dressing and Dip

- Green Goddess Dressing was created at the Palace Hotel in San Francisco, an opulent 19th century hotel noted for its celebrity chefs. In those days, celebrity chefs were not Food Network Stars, but usually white-toqued men either from, or trained in, Europe. No one was yelling "Bam!" so much back then. The original recipe is reported to have contained mayonnaise, sour cream, parsley, chives, anchovies, lemon juice and vinegar, but it has been tinkered with over the years by countless chefs and home cooks, including yours truly
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Meet the 19 least intelligent dogs

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Meet the 19 least intelligent dogs

- Using data from UBC psychology professor Stanley Coren’s "The Intelligence of Dogs," we found and ranked the least intelligent dogs by obedience intelligence.
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Boy gets surprise from special heroes after no one shows up to his birthday party

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Boy gets surprise from special heroes after no one shows up to his birthday party

- ST. CHARLES, Mo. After no one in 7-year-old Cole Hittler’s class showed up to his birthday party, he got a special surprise from those touched by his story. Hittler is in first grade at Harris Elementary in St. Charles, Missouri. As an infant, he underwent skull surgery. At age 4, he was diagnosed with Apraxia, a speech disorder. Once they heard that no one showed up to Cole’s birthday party, a few people took it upon themselves to plan a surprise birthday party for the little boy
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Photos: Highlights from Men's Fashion Week in New York

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Photos: Highlights from Men's Fashion Week in New York

- Among highlights from four days of menswear fashion shows in New York was a trip to Chinatown courtesy of Raf Simons. Todd Snyder, meanwhile, was fueled by a wanderlust, focusing on cultural diversity inspired by Marrakesh, Japan, Dubai and other destinations.
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Pet of the Week: Snickers

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Pet of the Week: Snickers

- Yellowstone Valley Animal Shelter has a beautiful, 4-year-old, male, Seal Point Snowshoe cat available for adoption. Snickers is a very calm cat and would like a calm home. He loves attention, snuggles, and to be held. Snickers needs wet food to eat. He prefers to be the only animal in the home. Snickers has been at the shelter the longest and deserves a loving, forever home
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Photos: Highlights from Men's Fashion Week in New York

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Photos: Highlights from Men's Fashion Week in New York

- Among highlights from four days of menswear fashion shows in New York was a trip to Chinatown courtesy of Raf Simons. Todd Snyder, meanwhile, was fueled by a wanderlust, focusing on cultural diversity inspired by Marrakesh, Japan, Dubai and other destinations.
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7 ways parents can get their kids excited about writing

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7 ways parents can get their kids excited about writing

- Whether you're writing an email or a novel, it's vital these days to understand the craft of telling a story and telling it well. For kids, writing well helps not only at school but with many off-the-page skills, from confidence to creative problem solving. What children may not understand is that writing can also be fun. Educators say there are many things parents can do at home to get kids excited about writing
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Bob Lee, 73, of Valdosta lost 140 pounds
Bob Lee, 73, of Valdosta lost 140 pounds SUCCESS STORY / Bob Lee, 73: From 334 pounds to 194 pounds How long he kept it off: “I started TOPS Club Inc. July 15, 2015, between 6 p.m. and 6:15 p.m.,” said Lee, who reached his current weight in December and has maintained it since then. Personal life: “I am married to my wife, Jeniene, 45 years this December   Read More ...
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Aisha Sultan: Dealing with a bad roommate
Aisha Sultan: Dealing with a bad roommate College students across the country will be moving into dorms soon and encountering a significant new relationship — their roommate. This person has the potential to enhance or ruin the rest of the school year. Whether you end up with a great new friend or a mortal enemy is largely a matter of luck. But learning to deal with a bad roommate also offers an opportunity for valuable life lessons   Read More ...
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Marine's son, 4, bursts into tears, hugs new stepmom during wedding vows
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AP PHOTOS: American black women feel it's time to get a gun
AP PHOTOS: American black women feel it's time to get a gun LAWRENCEVILLE, Ga. (AP) — A minister posing with a church manual in one hand and a 9 mm handgun in the other. A tax analyst cradling her AR-15 semi-automatic. A flight attendant taking aim, her blue fingernail polish glowing alongside the Glock 40. A banker in a black summer dress checking the chamber. They are among the American black women now picking up firearms and learning how to shoot   Read More ...
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Seaman the Dog and ice cream activities Wednesday at L&C Center
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Photos: Prince William, Kate wrap up royal tour
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Photos: Prince William, Kate wrap up royal tour
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Photos: Prince William, Kate wrap up royal tour
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Photos: Prince William, Kate wrap up royal tour
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Photos: Prince William, Kate wrap up royal tour
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Bullies tried to break her. Instead, they helped Jessica McDaniels get a new smile
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Photos: Highlights from Men's Fashion Week in New York
Photos: Highlights from Men's Fashion Week in New York Among highlights from four days of menswear fashion shows in New York was a trip to Chinatown courtesy of Raf Simons. Todd Snyder, meanwhile, was fueled by a wanderlust, focusing on cultural diversity inspired by Marrakesh, Japan, Dubai and other destinations.   Read More ...
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Pet of the Week: Snickers
Pet of the Week: Snickers Yellowstone Valley Animal Shelter has a beautiful, 4-year-old, male, Seal Point Snowshoe cat available for adoption. Snickers is a very calm cat and would like a calm home. He loves attention, snuggles, and to be held. Snickers needs wet food to eat. He prefers to be the only animal in the home. Snickers has been at the shelter the longest and deserves a loving, forever home   Read More ...
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7 ways parents can get their kids excited about writing
7 ways parents can get their kids excited about writing Whether you're writing an email or a novel, it's vital these days to understand the craft of telling a story and telling it well. For kids, writing well helps not only at school but with many off-the-page skills, from confidence to creative problem solving. What children may not understand is that writing can also be fun. Educators say there are many things parents can do at home to get kids excited about writing   Read More ...
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Photos: Highlights from Men's Fashion Week in New York
Photos: Highlights from Men's Fashion Week in New York Among highlights from four days of menswear fashion shows in New York was a trip to Chinatown courtesy of Raf Simons. Todd Snyder, meanwhile, was fueled by a wanderlust, focusing on cultural diversity inspired by Marrakesh, Japan, Dubai and other destinations.   Read More ...
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7 ways parents can get their kids excited about writing
7 ways parents can get their kids excited about writing Whether you're writing an email or a novel, it's vital these days to understand the craft of telling a story and telling it well. For kids, writing well helps not only at school but with many off-the-page skills, from confidence to creative problem solving. What children may not understand is that writing can also be fun. Educators say there are many things parents can do at home to get kids excited about writing   Read More ...
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The best whiskeys under $100
The best whiskeys under $100 No matter how you like your whiskey, there's something for every palate in this ranking. Here are 15 great (and quick) gift ideas for the whiskey lover in your life.   Read More ...
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The best whiskeys under $100
The best whiskeys under $100 No matter how you like your whiskey, there's something for every palate in this ranking. Here are 15 great (and quick) gift ideas for the whiskey lover in your life.   Read More ...
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How a red velvet cupcake can help AIDS research
How a red velvet cupcake can help AIDS research Whether you’re working hard on that summer bod or haven’t quite started yet, now’s a great time to take a break and indulge—and make the world a better place while you’re at it. For the month of July, Sprinkles Cupcakes is offering a gourmet red velvet cupcake adorned with an image of the actress-activist Elizabeth Taylor to benefit the Elizabeth Taylor AIDS Foundation   Read More ...
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New partnership makes it easier to prove Pilgrim ancestry
BOSTON (AP) — The number of people trying to determine whether they are descended from a Mayflower passenger is surging as the 400th anniversary of the Pilgrims' arrival in the New World approaches in 2020. Now, a partnership announced Thursday between the New England Historic Genealogical Society and the General Society of Mayflower Descendants is making it easier to figure out   Read More ...
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Tips for taking better photos of your garden and wildlife
Tips for taking better photos of your garden and wildlife So the garden you planted or enjoy each day is flowering. Birds and animals are busy in your yard or neighborhood. And you'd love to capture all this natural beauty in photos. It's so easy these days to pull out a phone and take pictures of anything anytime, but a little time and thought can produce better garden and wildlife photos   Read More ...
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Free chance to learn kayak, SUP paddle strokes
Free chance to learn kayak, SUP paddle strokes TUTTLE — We can’t think of a lower-risk way to learn some paddling skills than this: On Saturday, Thousand Springs State Park will flood close to an acre of grassy lawn with 2 feet of water, provide kayaks, canoes and standup paddleboards, and teach people of all ages how to safely use them. This lawn — near the visitor center of the park’s Malad Gorge unit — gets flood irrigated anyway, attracting local families to play in the water every two weeks   Read More ...
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9 things to see, eat and do when your parents visit Atlanta
9 things to see, eat and do when your parents visit Atlanta Atlanta is the city of sprawl. Even if you limit it to the actual city, inside the perimeter, there can be an overwhelming number of things to do. Especially if you're new in town— say, for example, if your parents are visiting for the first time. But don't worry: We've rounded up nine surefire successes to introduce mom and dad to the city's array of arts, culture, eateries and recreation   Read More ...
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Cooks' Exchange: Lessons to be learned every day
Cooks' Exchange: Lessons to be learned every day Life is filled with lessons to learn. Neighborhood rabbits have again devoured my Italian parsley right down to the soil they were carefully planted in last month, while deer have enjoyed another overnight feast of my spectacular green and white hosta leaves. The solution to prevent this from happening year after year is simple. Cage the parsley plants as soon as they are planted, and spray a solution over the hosta plants to diminish the flavor of the leaves   Read More ...
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