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DECEMBER CALENDAR: Season's greetings and treatings

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December is the month of Kringles and jingles, the month of highest hopes -- because if reindeer can fly, then why not pigs?

Set decorator gives Empire its distinctive look

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CHICAGO -- When Empire protagonist Lucious Lyon meets with his three sons in his plush New York mansion, or when Lyon's ex-wife, Cookie, holds court with the hip-hop mogul in his gleaming Manhattan office, the main focus is on the implausible yet entertaining plot and the scenery-chewing performances from Terrence Howard's Lucious and Taraji P. Henson's Cookie.

Listen Up: Even without all the hype, Adele's 25 has staying power

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A- Adele 25 Columbia

Star Wars toys, robots lead list

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NEW YORK -- Which toys will warm the hearts of parents and kids for this Christmas shopping season?

Today designated Giving Tuesday for the needy

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It's not just Black Friday anymore.

Artbeat: Artist's awakening soul on exhibit in 'Revelation'

posted: 12/01/2015 2:43 a.m. Discuss

For artist Virmarie DePoyster, "Revelation" isn't just the title of a show of her new work.

Movies with big stars flop: What's awry in Tinseltown?

posted: 12/01/2015 2:41 a.m. Discuss

Here's an easy one: What do George Clooney, Johnny Depp, Reese Witherspoon, Adam Sandler, Mila Kunis, Hugh Jackman and Bradley Cooper have in common?

Super Quiz: There's a Name For It

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Super Quiz: There's a name for it


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DEAR READERS: Computers were supposed to make us a paperless society! NOT! We still get bills, bills and more paper.

Tell Me About It: Smoke-free visit reasonable

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DEAR CAROLYN: I do not smoke nor does my husband. His family smokes. His grandma holds Christmas Eve at her house and his whole family gathers there.

Horoscopes by Holiday

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Happy birthday. You'll close out the year feeling rich in love, vitality and possibility. You'll assemble a dream team in January, each member with his own individual talents and perspectives. Together you'll win a victory.

On Christianity

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DEAR REV. GRAHAM: I'd like to give our grandson a Bible for Christmas, but I'm not sure if he'd like it (he's only 14). His parents might resent it also, since they don't go to church. What would you suggest we do?

Dear Abby: HIV is treatable, but only if you know you're positive

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DEAR ABBY: Today, Dec. 1, is World AIDS Day. With effective treatment, people with HIV can live as long as those without HIV. Fear, shame and ignorance remain barriers to testing and treatment, which can be more deadly than HIV itself.

Bird fans convert notes to database

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Birdwatchers and researchers have grown used to looking up species records on the Internet, but the Internet doesn't have access to all the records that Arkansas birders have kept. Yet.

Happy Trails: Illinois Bayou Wildlife Observation Trail

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Souring on sugar

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Health experts have been nudging Americans to kick the sugar habit for years, and now it's official: The Food and Drug Administration is recommending a daily cap on sugar for the first time.

OK to try out apps, but don't fire coach

posted: 11/30/2015 2:29 a.m. Discuss

My husband and my iPhone did not agree about my running form. My husband, eyeing me critically as I ran back and forth in our backyard while he filmed me, told me that I needed to keep my head up and stop flailing my arms like Jerry Lewis in The Nutty Professor.

OPPORTUNITIES: Sleighful of fun runs, a half-marathon Saturday

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Jingle bell, jingle bell, jingle bell-theme runs everywhere.

Slim Pickings

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WHAT: Special K Medley Flatbread Breakfast Sandwiches

Studies: Houseplants primarily mood lifters

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Do indoor plants have health benefits?

Fall color display is lost on colorblind squirrels

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Do squirrels see the colorful fall display of red, yellow and brown leaves?

MASTER CLASS: Dumbbell swing strengthens legs for ski season

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Winter sports like skiing and snowboarding can be wonderful ways to remain physically active, spend time with family and enjoy the natural beauty of mountains. I have fond memories of loading up my miniature ski gear as a child and heading west with the folks in search of soft powder and challenging slopes.

Sit-stand desk use gets folks on feet at work, not home

posted: 11/30/2015 2:16 a.m. Discuss

Using a standing desk at the office can adversely influence how much time you spend lounging in a chair at home, according to a new study of sedentary behavior.

Super Quiz: Nikola Tesla (1856-1943)

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Super Quiz: Nikola Tesla

Helpful Hints

posted: 11/30/2015 2:13 a.m. Discuss

DEAR READERS: Here is a Sound Off from Tom, about baseball players. Baseball season may be over officially, but this is something for players and managers to think about:




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