Bits and Pieces

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When you’re stopped at a red light, do you pretend you’re invisible?

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The things people do while they're waiting at a red light range from amusing to odd to just plain gross. Celia Marszal-Iannellli conducted her own survey.

The slang you use will date you

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Whether you realize it or not, the slang you use says a lot about how old you are.

Eat this, don’t eat that — wait, never mind

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Nutritional studies are right...until they aren't. What are we supposed to believe when studies about butter, red meat, coffee, eggs and more are turned upside down years after they're first accepted?

Complaining hurts more than helps

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People love to complain. They may do it for different reasons, but it has the same result — and it isn't positive.

Puppy love: When it happens to older folks, what will the ‘kids’ think?

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A senior parent dating after a divorce or death of their spouse isn't always easy for their adult children to handle.

Score one for Facebook: BFFs reunited

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A Facebook friend request leads to a reunion of best friends after decades of separation.

Technology: good, bad — and ugly

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Technology is a part of almost everyone's daily life and it can be a boon unless it turns against you — which it can suddenly and unexpectedly do. Then it's a lot more of a bust.

A stranger in my own place

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I’ve been serving on this altar for many years, and yet, the Padre had to prompt me. I felt off-kilter in a place and situation that under different circumstances I was comfortable and familiar with. I felt like a stranger.

Up and at ’em — move it or lose it

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Exercise your way to more energy, reduce stress and maybe lose a few of those additional holiday pounds that have stuck around.

Could the ‘love challenge’ make your holidays happier?

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Who hasn't seen some new challenge appear on a social media platform nearly every week? I'm proposing a new one — the 'love challenge". I challenge you to put a little love in your heart this Christmas season. And who knows? It may go viral!
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