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History Channel series features Arkansas blacksmith Daniel Casey

posted: 05/02/2016 5:45 a.m. Comment 1

At 28, blacksmith Daniel Casey of Romance is red-hot right now, thanks to his new History Channel series Iron & Fire.

DEAR ABBY: Bed-wetter can get help but he has to make the effort

posted: 05/02/2016 5:45 a.m. Discuss

DEAR ABBY: I have a good friend who is a bed-wetter. It's obvious because he's constantly doing laundry and his home smells bad at times. We once shared a hotel room, and I was awakened in the middle of the night by a strong smell of urine.

Restless Reader

posted: 05/02/2016 2:09 a.m. Discuss

Younger Next Year: The Exercise Program, Chris Crowley and Henry S. Lodge (Workman Publishing paperback), 167 pages, $10.95

Paper tape can help, blister scientists say

posted: 05/02/2016 2:08 a.m. Discuss

Hobbling bravely onward after a foot develops a blister is one way to experience pain out of all proportion to the size of the injury.

Happy Trails

posted: 05/02/2016 2:06 a.m. Video | Discuss

RANCH NORTH WOODS PRESERVE

OPPORTUNITIES: It's possible to run in 3 of weekend's 4 races

posted: 05/02/2016 2:06 a.m. Discuss

As an avid runner, I wish local races would get together and offer "challenge medals" for completing multiple events in the same day or weekend.

Slim Pickings

posted: 05/02/2016 2:05 a.m. Discuss

WHAT: Quaker Chewy Girl Scouts Granola Bars

Study: Senior citizens who walk dogs are more robust

posted: 05/02/2016 2:04 a.m. Discuss

Walking is the most common form of physical activity for people over age 60, and it's good for them. Among other benefits, it's linked to a lower risk of heart disease, and it can improve leg strength and increase endurance.

MASTER CLASS: Stretching hamstrings helps to prevent strain

posted: 05/02/2016 1:59 a.m. Discuss

Weekend sports season is officially here. Whether you play softball or golf, it's time to dust off your gear and enjoy some good old-fashioned recreation.

If mouse mothers run, offspring are more likely to, too

posted: 05/02/2016 1:58 a.m. Discuss

Mice born to mothers that run during their pregnancies grow up to be rodents that love to run as adults, according to a new animal experiment that also found pups with sedentary does had a less enthusiastic attitude toward exercise.

Spice's health benefits hard to test in people

posted: 05/02/2016 1:58 a.m. Discuss

Q: Does turmeric have proven health benefits?

Super Quiz: Bible Pairs

posted: 05/02/2016 1:57 a.m. Discuss

1. The earthly parents of Jesus

HELPFUL HINTS

posted: 05/02/2016 1:57 a.m. Discuss

DEAR READERS: Today’s Sound Off comes from a reader who is not too happy with the sizes of her pillowcases.

Horoscopes by Holiday

posted: 05/02/2016 1:55 a.m. Discuss

Happy birthday. This year you encourage loved ones to believe in themselves and take action instead of having them relax while you shoulder the bulk of the work.

On Christianity

posted: 05/02/2016 1:52 a.m. Discuss

DEAR REV. GRAHAM: I think it's arrogant for people to say they know they're going to go to Heaven when they die. How do they know? I'm just as good as some of them are, even if I'm not very religious.

Michael Hunter Schwartz

posted: 05/01/2016 2:12 a.m. Discuss

Before the start of a new school year, Michael Hunter Schwartz begins memorizing the names and faces of up to 150 incoming students.

Hosts get hospitable for House

posted: 05/01/2016 2:11 a.m. Discuss

A Southern supper at sunset is the centerpiece of the 11th annual Dinner on the Grounds, 6:30 p.m. Friday on the grounds of the Terry House, 711 E. Fourth St., Little Rock.

UP AND COMING: Horse race watch parties set the pace for benefits

posted: 05/01/2016 2:11 a.m. Discuss

I just love a good horse race. The majesty, the money, the muddying and whinnying. Er, that should be the mudslinging and whining.

DIAMOND CHEF ARKANSAS: RECUT: King of the kitchen

posted: 05/01/2016 2:10 a.m. Gallery Discuss

Donnie Ferneau, chef at The 1836 Club, was named Diamond Chef Arkansas 2016 at the annual competition hosted by the Pulaski Tech College Foundation on April 21. The cooking competition and fundraiser was renamed Diamond Chef Arkansas: Recut to highlight this year's format changes and the move to Pulaski Technical College Culinary Arts and Hospitality Management Institute.

RIGHT TIME RIGHT PLACE: They don't have to fret about the road not taken

posted: 05/01/2016 2:09 a.m. Discuss

The day Bruce Dawson first saw Leah Cantrell was one of the best of his young life. She was 6 months old. "I don't remember that," Leah says. "I think I was asleep."

MALE CALL: Agreeing to disagree: Hats indoors are not appropriate

posted: 05/01/2016 2:08 a.m. Discuss

Q. I enjoy reading your advice even though I may not agree with everything you say. At one time, I was an acknowledged "clothes horse." I sold clothes in a nice men's store in Chicago and became an adviser and critic for dressing well. Much has changed since then.

SUPPER & SOUL: With a side of funk

posted: 05/01/2016 2:07 a.m. Gallery Discuss

Arkansas Baptist College served up a white-clothed supper and a funky soul set by the Bar-Kays ("Holy Ghost") and Lakeside ("The Fantastic Voyage") at this year's Supper & Soul fundraiser April 21 at the Metroplex.

Social calendar

posted: 05/01/2016 2:06 a.m. Discuss

May 5 Symphony Designer House Mother’s Day Brunch 12:30 p.m. at 37 Chenal Circle. Benefits the Arkansas Symphony Orchestra Guild. Tickets $40. More information at arsymphonyguild.org.

FASHION ICONS: Pair who dress the stars shine at luncheon show

posted: 05/01/2016 2:05 a.m. Discuss

Noted fashion designers Mark Badgley and James Mischka (of Badgley Mischka) are known for taking simple, classic lines and interpreting them in stunning ways -- so stunning that their creations have been worn by such show-business royalty as Helen Mirren, Kate Winslet, Taylor Swift and Jennifer Garner.

DEAR ABBY: Resentful, selfish daughter punishing remarried mom

posted: 05/01/2016 2:05 a.m. Discuss

DEAR ABBY: I am 54. My daughter is 25 and married with two kids. Her dad and I have been divorced for almost 10 years. Three years ago, I met a wonderful man. After dating for about a year, we were married. It's been heavenly; I love my life.

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