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Holiday leftovers are gone and we’re back to packing school and work lunches.

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The holidays are over, but your pots, pans and cookie sheets may still be feeling the pain.

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GRAND RAPIDS — The holidays are a time to observe cultural and spiritual traditions, and to celebrate the gift of family and friends.

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If you’re scrambling for some last-minute gifts, stir up the sweet pot.

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When you purchase something like a jacket or shoes, they’re likely to come with silicone gel packs. Don’t throw them away!

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The turkey and fixings tasted great Thursday, but after a couple of rounds of leftovers, you may be yearning for a new taste twist.

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It’s almost feast time.

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Each month, local health care professionals answer your questions. Dr. Matthew Schoeck of Mercy Health Physician Partners North Ottawa Internal Medicine answers your questions about arthritis.

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

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Each month, local health care professionals answer your questions. This month, Dr. Stuart VanderHeide, of Hospice of North Ottawa Community, answers your questions about hospice care.

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Apples are a must-eat fall treat.

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If your fridge is like mine, it seems it’s always jam-packed with fresh groceries to be cooked, left-overs to be eaten and condiments for whenever.

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Before Jack Frost zeroes in on your garden, there’s still time to savor the tomatoes still clinging to the vine.

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Each month, local physicians will answer your questions. This month, Dr. Michael Schmidt of Envision Radiology answers your questions about breast health.

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Spiders, mice, wasps – oh my!

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As summer fades to fall, and daylight hours grow shorter by the day, our moods may not be as bright, either. So perhaps it’s no coincidence that September is National Suicide Awareness Month.

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Summer picnics may be coming to an end, but those pesky ants just keep coming.

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School is back in session and it’s time to turn our tips to fall.

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It’s no secret that teenagers can be moody, but research shows that ongoing moodiness often is far more serious. Dr. Janna Gewirtz O’Brien, a Mayo Clinic pediatrician, says teen depression is much more common than most people realize.

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Thirty-something years ago in this column, I offered a free (expenses-only) speaking engagement to any community that would abolish all adult-organized-and-run children’s sports programs (except those run by high schools) and replace them with programs organized and run by the children themselves.

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While most New Year’s resolutions are well-intentioned, sometimes they look better on paper than in practice, actually doing more harm than good. Here are five so-called “healthy” resolutions worth giving up in 2018, as well as better solutions.

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Julia Rohan sits just 1 foot away from her husband in their home office — but after the work day is over, she doesn’t want a break from her best friend.

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By John Murawski / The Raleigh News & Observer (TNS)

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Love is an addiction that was biologically designed so that we can mate successfully, said Helen Fisher, a senior research fellow at the Kinsey Institute, and New York-based author of “Anatomy of Love” who did a study last year linking love to substance abuse.

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Whether you use a landline, mobile phone or both, you’ve likely received those pesky robocalls — phone calls that use a computerized auto-dialer to deliver a pre-recorded message.

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SEATTLE — Marcus Searles considers himself an enthusiastic consumer of knowledge and information, but over the past couple of months, he’s had to turn off the news.

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A study by people who study such things states that only 34 percent of us make New Year’s resolutions. A Forbes article said only 8 percent of people who make resolutions successfully keep them. Eight percent of 34 percent is 2.72 percent so, obviously, the real question is how does a .72 pe…

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Overspending at this time of year can be a serious problem, leading to a holiday hangover in January, when credit card bills are due.

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Garage sale season has arrived. Here are the top 10 things you need to do to make the most money at your garage sale.

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The uses for vinegar never end, so we're rolling out yet another round of great uses for this cheap and versatile cleaner and deodorizer.

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When Dr. Susan Maples sees patients at her dental practice, she tells them to slash the soda.

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Central heating systems are designed to maintain a warm and comfortable temperature in your home — even when the weather outside is exceptionally cold and frigid. However, extreme snow storms and dramatically cold weather can prevent your primary heating system from effectively warming up yo…

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Most Americans think making a clean break with an ex helps speed the healing process after a breakup, according to a new Associated Press-WE tv poll. But not all of them are listening to their own advice.