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Q: Those who are vaccinated for COVID-19 may be planning family gatherings, gift exchanges and big meals this year. After last year, a lot of people are feeling more pressure to make this holiday season even better for their loved ones. Do you have any tips for coping with the stress of it all?

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The kitchen can be a chaotic place during the holidays. With all of the cooking, baking and food preparation, kitchen knife mishaps can occur.

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PHILADELPHIA — Gina Daniel took a MyHeritage DNA test in 2018 hoping to find out how much German ancestry she had. Turns out, she had none.

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We all need a boost sometimes, especially when something goes wrong in our world. When this happens to you, look around you, remember that you started with nothing, and know that everything you see, you created. Here are a few ways to believe in yourself more.

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I recently received an email from two co-parents who wrote to me together – a novel approach, I must say. They were looking for direction. They knew they have a problem, they just weren’t sure what to do. They asked, “What’s good ex-etiquette when…”

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PHILADELPHIA — There is much about Alexis Washington’s story of pandemic bereavement – the family trauma, the lonely deaths, the truncated rituals, the months of restrictions that put even a new normal out of reach – that sounds sadly familiar now.

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Most suicides do not take place at the winter holidays, like most people think, but happen toward the end of July and in August. At this time of year, being aware of how the people we love are feeling is even more important than usual.

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Q: We want to install a swimming pool in our backyard. How can we make it as safe as possible for our young children and their friends?

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With Grand Haven’s annual Fourth of July fireworks show canceled for a second consecutive year, there are sure to be many backyard displays this holiday weekend.

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This pandemic has impacted everything, so it is no surprise that it also has interrupted our sleep.

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Many people are getting sick and dying in America. We’ve been hit harder by the coronavirus than any other country in the world. Some states have issued a “massive fatality warning.” We are living in a moment of time where you can’t be too careful, and sadly some people still aren’t being ca…

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As an emergency physician, Dr. Eugenia South was in the first group of people to receive a COVID-19 vaccine. She received her second dose last week – even before President Joe Biden.

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If you were to pack a magic cleaning kit, vinegar would surely be one of the first items in your satchel.

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We’re bubbling with more baking soda tips this week.

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The cooking and celebrating may be over, but what to do with all those leftovers?

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DEAR MAYO CLINIC: We typically host several family members and their children in our home for a visit each December. But due to COVID-19 we have decided to avoid social encounters. How can I tell my siblings that they and their children can’t come without creating a rift? Also, do you have a…

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Planning some porch drop-offs of homemade holiday treats this week?

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This week’s Trib Tips takes a trip down “sweet lane” to show you a couple of tasty and easy gift ideas, such as homemade fudge and Irish cream.

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The holiday season can be a tricky time to maintain physical health, and with COVID-19 keeping many people indoors and isolated, there are even more barriers to wellness.

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The funeral service for Lillian vandenBerg will be at 11 a.m. on Friday, December 4, 2020 at Nortonville Gospel Chapel. Visitation will be this evening, from 5 to 8 p.m. at Klaassen Family Funeral Home. Masks and Social Distancing will be required at all services. Please visit www.klaassen f…

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The turkey and fixings tasted great Thursday, but if you had a small Thanksgiving due to COVID-19 precautions, you may have more leftovers than you normally do.

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Q: I lost my Thanksgiving this year and I’m afraid I’m going to lose my time over Christmas break, as well. My son and daughter, age 5 and 7, were scheduled to be with me, but because my mother lives with me and the state suggestion is to limit visitors over the holidays, their mom and I dec…

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COVID-19 may be causing smaller gatherings and canning plans to dine out in restaurants, but we can still gobble some homemade goodness.

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PITTSBURGH — Fleeting daylight. Colder weather. Gloomy skies. The churn of conflicting emotions and financial distress that can accompany the holidays.

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If you’re only using baking soda for baking, you’re missing the baking soda boat.

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If cleaning your cookware isn’t quite panning out for you, read on.

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COVID-19 is haunting Halloween for kiddos who want to trick-or-treat.

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At 2 a.m. Nov. 1, we’ll gain an hour of sleep with the end of daylight saving time.

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Like Pepe Le Pew, the Looney Tunes skunk many of us grew up with, stench sticks around.

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The leaves aren’t the only things turning vibrant shades of orange, yellow and red this autumn. It’s campfire season.