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posted: 07/22/2014 1:46 a.m. Discuss

DEAR HELOISE: In a recent column, a reader mentioned a closed-captioning feature, and you commented, "Some TVs do not have this feature."

Dreaded big snakes aren’t trying to bite us all to death

posted: 07/21/2014 2:54 a.m. Comments 3

It's watch-your-step time once again in Arkansas, where the poisonous serpents are slithering about from border to border.

Birds find island as waypoint to Brazil

posted: 07/21/2014 2:53 a.m. Discuss

A hilltop that became an island when Lake Ouachita was created in the 1950s is ... let's say "popular" with purple martins.

Happy Trails: East Summit Trail Pinnacle Mountain State Park

posted: 07/21/2014 2:48 a.m. Discuss

East Summit Trail Pinnacle Mountain State Park Location: Trailhead parking is on Pinnacle Valley Road 0.52 mile southeast of Arkansas 300.

New look is taken at merit of practice

posted: 07/21/2014 2:43 a.m. Discuss

The 8-year-old juggling a soccer ball and the 48-year-old jogging by, with Japanese lessons ringing from her earbuds, have something fundamental in common: At some level, both are wondering whether their investment of time and effort is worth it.

Walk begins in heat, ends with pizza, ice cream

posted: 07/21/2014 2:41 a.m. Discuss

When things heat up, life slows down. But the heat of summer shouldn't be an excuse for people to vegetate indoors.

Slim Pickings

posted: 07/21/2014 2:39 a.m. Discuss

WHAT: Near East Multigrain Chips

Martin grabs its meals on the fly

posted: 07/21/2014 2:36 a.m. Discuss

Smaller than an American robin, bigger than a tree swallow, the purple martin is the largest swallow in North America.

MASTER CLASS: Squats are smart place to start resistance training

posted: 07/21/2014 2:35 a.m. Discuss

The traditional barbell squat is a fantastic exercise, but many find the sensation of a barbell on the upper back uncomfortable. Even with padding on the bar, loading the top of the spine with weight certainly adds pressure to the vertebrae.

Dog snakebite calls for quick treatment

posted: 07/21/2014 2:34 a.m. Discuss

A routine walk on a sunny day went south recently when man and his best friend encountered a snake and the dog didn't react as expected.

Super Quiz: Food

posted: 07/21/2014 2:32 a.m. Discuss

Super Quiz: Food

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posted: 07/21/2014 2:32 a.m. Discuss

DEAR READERS: Here is this week's Sound Off, about buffet lines:

On Christianity

posted: 07/21/2014 2:32 a.m. Discuss

DEAR REV. GRAHAM: You preachers are always saying we need to change our behavior and become better people, but I don't agree. I think we need to learn to accept ourselves just as we are, and quit feeling guilty over our shortcomings. We'll never be perfect anyway, so why worry about it?

Horoscopes by Holiday

posted: 07/21/2014 2:31 a.m. Discuss

Happy birthday. You have a secret weapon for bringing interesting people and circumstances into your world. It's your attitude. It will bring you money in August.

MASTER CLASS: Not every workout activity will suit every person

posted: 07/14/2014 4 a.m. Discuss

Let's face it, traditional cardiovascular activity can be boring. I'm a huge advocate of physical activity, but I recognize that not every activity suits all people.


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