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Every day, roughly 10,000 baby boomers nationwide turn 65, according to the Pew Research Center, which means that a growing number of Americans are dealing with the many challenges associated with aging parents or relatives. Among them is determining when parents may need assistance they are…

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Losing weight is often an idea rather than an undertaking, suggests a recent Gallup Poll, which found that while 51 percent of adults want to shed pounds off their frame, only 25 percent say they are seriously working toward that goal.

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Making time to enjoy the outdoors is a simple way to boost your physical and mental well-being, no matter your age. Whether you venture out to the porch to watch the sunset or lace up your golf shoes for an afternoon on the course, there are plenty of ways you can take in some fresh air.

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Summer is the perfect time to bring out the grill and enjoy creating a flavorful meal when entertaining your family and friends. While some choose to whip up classic recipes, you can heat things up by taking advantage of all the seasonal ingredients and popular culinary trends, such as optin…

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Despite the hot summer temperatures, 761 people participated in the 37th annual Franklin-Simpson Chamber of Commerce's Garden Spot 5K Run and Walk.

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Angela Blaney, Wolverhampton, England to William Farrow, Wolverhampton, England;

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Whether your child's stance on heading back to school is eager and enthusiastic or falls a bit short of that level of excitement, by working together your family can gear up for a successful school year.

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Between sports practices, training, games and tournaments, teen athletes endure a lot of stress on their bodies. While some parents know real dairy milk is a nutritious option for growing kids, many don't realize that chocolate milk has nutritional benefits, too - especially when it comes to…

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You don't have to pick between form and function when gearing up for the new school year. Make the grade with these stylish back-to-school must-haves:

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Another school year means millions of children across the country are boarding buses at the beginning and end of each day, and it provides an appropriate opportunity for parents, teachers, school administrators and students themselves to practice and enforce safety guidelines in and around t…

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Losing weight is often an idea rather than an undertaking, suggests a recent Gallup Poll, which found that while 51 percent of adults want to shed pounds off their frame, only 25 percent say they are seriously working toward that goal.

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New grade levels and new routines mean it's time to purchase back-to-school essentials that will help make this year a success. Though this time of year can be stressful for parents, a few tips below will go a long way to helping you navigate a new school year.

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From backyard barbecues and family picnics to a bright addition to seasonal recipes, sweet cherries not only provide a boost of flavor but also pack a punch when it comes to nutrition, helping keep you and your family healthy during busy summer months.

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Many businesses -- and almost all employees -- would like it if there was a way for companies to help members of their workforce save for financial goals or pay off student loans. While most employers would like to offer such benefits, many have limited budget flexibility. But now, new optio…

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Livable space may be traditionally confined to a home's interior, but the growing popularity of outdoor living design suggests that homeowners are broadening the definition to make the most of a home's total footprint.

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Rosé slushies. Spiked seltzers. Boozy ice pops. Has young adults' quest for the next party gimmick led to soulless substitutes for real, quality wines?

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If financial constraints are keeping you from exploring the world, it may be time to reassess your approach to travel. From road trips across the country to jaunts across your state, there are plenty of ways to curb costs, so your biggest challenge is finding more days away from the office, …

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With households nationwide spending $27.6 billion on items like clothes, accessories and supplies, back-to-school is now the second biggest shopping season of the year, according to Deloitte research.

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Members from the Franklin-Simpson High School travel club and community members just returned from an 18-day trip to Italy and Greece visiting the sights and taking in the culture.

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To help address the current emergency blood shortage, all who come to give blood or platelets with the American Red Cross through Aug. 29 will receive a $5 Amazon.com Gift Card via email. Currently, the Red Cross has less than a three-day supply of most blood types available and less than a …

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Summertime means family outings, vacations and spending time outdoors. Amid all the fun, it's important to be conscious of your environmental impact. One small way you can be a force for positive change is by properly disposing of old rechargeable batteries once they no longer power devices.…

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Packing and prepping wholesome lunches doesn't have to be a chore. You can kick health into high gear this school year with new ideas to make creative, nutrient-rich meals.

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When it's hot outside, heat can seep into your home and make it unbearable. However, there are sustainable, eco-friendly solutions to maximize comfort and cooling when the thermometer creeps upward without racking up an outrageous electric bill or large carbon footprint.

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Burgers and brats have earned a spot in the backyard barbecue hall of fame, no doubt, but if you're looking for a different type of barbecue, add some finesse to your menu with flatbreads.

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You don't need to spend a fortune to look like you own a fortune.

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Raising a child in the U.S. is an expensive proposition, particularly when using name-brand products. For most growing families, finding ways to make life more affordable is a top priority. Unfortunately, when it comes to feeding babies, many unknowingly make unsafe choices in an attempt to …

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The Franklin-Simpson Farmers Market held the Hometown Harvest Dinner outside for the first time since the concept began nearly four years ago, in the alley beside the Brickyard Cafe.

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What began as a Sunday afternoon social gathering under a big shade tree near the Holy Rosary Catholic Church in Washington County, 15 years later has exploded into the Manton Music Jam that last year drew some 2,500 music lovers.

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Gerry Gail Douglas, Brownsville, Kentucky to James Delbert Romine, Brownsville, Kentucky;

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The reasons for understanding the past are plentiful. Historical knowledge may illuminate the moments that shaped a loved one's life or simply satisfy a curiosity about events and people that occupied a different place in time. A look into yesteryear can help make sense of the world today or…

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Driving can be expensive if you lack basic car-care knowledge or proper insurance. Regular maintenance can prevent costly breakdowns and extend your car's life, and the right coverage can protect your wallet in the event of an accident.

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Fad diets come and go, and as many Americans find, so do the pounds they lose. Most experts agree that eliminating, or drastically reducing, any of the major foods groups from your diet can be detrimental to your health and prevent you from achieving long-term healthy eating goals.