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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.

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Bananas are a sweet and easy-to-eat-on-the-run treat.

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Apples are a must-eat fall treat.

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A shimmering smile isn’t the only thing toothpaste can be credited for. That little magical tube of paste can conquer everything from carpet and clothing stains to burns and water rings.

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Like everything during this season of COVID-19, Labor Day weekend may feel a bit different this year.

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Some schools are back in session, but that doesn’t mean summer is over. And summer isn’t summer without ice cream.

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Men should restrict alcohol consumption to one drink each day, a group recommending new U.S. dietary guidelines says.

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Corn prices may be a little higher than we’re accustomed to due to heavy spring rains, summer droughts and other issues, but if you figure an ear per person, it’s still a bargain vegetable that meshes well with any summer meal.

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This week’s Trib Tips offers up some ways to keep food and drinks cool for end-of-summer fun.

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If your garden is anything like ours, you have zucchini multiplying by the millions (or so it seems).

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It’s prime time for blueberries and the Grand Haven area is a prime place for this fresh fruit, so we’re diving in with some great tips on how to keep your blueberry experience from being anything but blue.

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It’s time for socially distanced camping, outdoor dining, reading and campfire pleasures.

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July is National Watermelon Month, and since it is one of my favorite fruits, we’re cutting to the core with this week’s Trib Tips.

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The wick has burned out on the Fourth of July, but there’s still plenty of fun to fire up.

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Our local sky show is canceled this year due to the pandemic, but there’s still plenty of festive fun to be had this Fourth of July.

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Firing up the grill to celebrate Father’s Day this weekend?

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It’d be great if racism didn’t exist. If you didn’t have to give your kid an explanation for why a person clutched a bag as a black man walked by. If black families didn’t have to hold multiple versions of “the talk” in hopes that their child doesn’t become the next Michael Brown or George F…

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It’s almost mid-June, and time for sandals and going barefoot on the beach. After months of quarantine, are your feet up for it?

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School’s out for summer in Spring Lake. And, if you’re in Grand Haven, it will be soon.

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Resa Alb wants to host Father’s Day brunch. She and her husband, plus their two kids and the grandkids, would make 10 people – the exact number allowed to gather under phase three of the state’s reopening plan.

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We may still be under a stay-at-home order, but there’s no reason we can’t have some tasty dinners on the grill while we’re hanging out at home.

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Memorial Day weekend is typically a long getaway weekend, but COVID-19 tamed the travel.

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A loaf of bread and a gallon of milk, a dozen eggs and onto the checkout line. “Paper or plastic?” or fill your own bag, then out the door.

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She cooks, she cleans, she packs lunches, she provides transportation and even kisses boo-boos goodbye.

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Being locked in the house together means couples have to find creative, intentional ways to spend quality time with one another.

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With a stay-at-home order in place, we’re probably not using our cars as much – which gives us more time to work on them instead of driving them.

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While we’re sheltering in place, the fact that kids can stay in touch with friends and family by texting, video-chatting, and gaming has been a lifesaver for many families.

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Even with shelter-in-place orders in effect, there’s no sense wasting time. Life is short.

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Spring break may be over, but we still need ways to entertain the young ones during COVID-19 containment.

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Dr. Diana Bitner, a nationally certified menopause practitioner, answers some questions about how women in midlife can put self-care on their to-do list during the COVID-19 outbreak.

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No matter which came first, the chicken or the egg, we’re focusing on the egg this Easter weekend.

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DEAR ABBY: I have a friend who is an alcoholic. I met her when we first moved here five years ago. At that time, I wasn't aware of her drinking problem. Over the years it has become very apparent. I have yelled at her, shown deep concern for her, threatened rehab, begged her to get help, etc.

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Although I am a community urologist, the focus of my academic research, to date, has been on the effects of childhood trauma, or ACEs, on patient and physician wellness.

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Weekly grocery shopping trips used to be a time for me to relax, think about the week ahead and see familiar faces.

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It’s officially spring break. But instead of heading to Florida or other parts of this great world, we’re all (hopefully) holed up at home.

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When we can’t hug, or touch, it doesn’t mean we can’t continue to reach out.

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CHICAGO — Rachael Stewart is planning to meet her second child, a baby boy, in about four weeks. A name is chosen, a doula is selected and flights are booked for her out-of-state mother to be in attendance for the birth.