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  • COLUMN: It's not my fault!

    How easy it is for a child to project blame onto someone else when the parent knows, maybe has even visually witnessed, the child in the very act of wrongdoing. But, today’s column is not addressed to children, whatever age they may be, but to adult “children,” no matter what age they may be.
    Admitting you are wrong is not anything more than being human. That’s all.

  • Dairy delivers protein for active lifestyles

  • Popular Pork: Pork a delicious, afforadable and versatile meat

    One of America’s most versatile proteins just got a more appetizing price tag. With prices lower than past summers and juicy new pork cut names appearing in meat cases, now you can swap in your favorite pork chop to make grilling more tasty and economical. Look for new cut names including ribeye and porterhouse pork chops to maximize your dollars spent at the grocery store.

  • Counselor's Corner: Because this is America, that’s why!

    Voting is a privilege, as well as a right. But not every country has the same rights that we do. While they may boast that the percentage of citizens who voted in a recent election was higher than ours, it’s possible that those citizens are told who to vote for, while we vote for the candidate we choose. Because this is America, that’s why.

  • Savvy Senior: How to choose a home stair lift

    Dear Savvy Senior,
    My wife is having an increasingly difficult time going up and down the stairs in our house. We are interested in purchasing a stair lift, but aren’t sure what to get or where to look. Can you help us?
    Need a Lift

    Dear Need,

  • Counselor's Corner: How to ‘divorce-proof’ your marriage, part 2

    At the end of last week’s column, I made the statement, “It is not over until it is over.” Don’t give up on your marriage until you have exhausted all possible ways to not only salvage it, but improve it. It has happened with many couples I have worked with over the past 40-plus years, and it can happen with your marriage —if you really want that to happen.

  • The Savvy Senior: Learn the facts before joining a clinical trial

    Dear Savvy Senior,
    What can you tell me about clinical trials and how to go about finding one? My wife has a chronic condition and we’re interested in trying anything that may be able to help her.
    Looking For Help

    Dear Looking,

  • Pork: The perfect partner for easy entertaining

    Hosting planned or impromptu gatherings with friends and family can be a daunting task. From choosing a menu to preparing everything in time, planning a soiree can be challenging, but it doesn’t have to be. Entertaining is as easy as it is delicious when you choose pork as your party protein.

  • The Savvy Senior: Hot to spot and prevent financial fraud

    Dear Savvy Senior,
    Can you offer some tips on protecting seniors from financial scams? My neighbor’s elderly mother was recently swindled out of $10,000 and I want to make sure my own mother is protected.
    Troubled Daughter

    Dear Troubled,
    Financial scams that target the elderly continue to be a big problem in the U.S. In fact, it’s estimated that some 5 million Americans over age 60 are scammed out of roughly 3 billion every year. Here are some tips that can help you spot a scam, and what you can do to protect your mom.

  • Counselor's Corner: How to ‘divorce-proof’ your marriage

    What do I have to do to avoid being divorced, since statistics have shown that divorce may be inevitable? Well, first of all, don’t believe what statistics are presenting without understanding how they can be manipulated. Several years ago, the media routinely presented that half of all marriages end in divorce, which did not accurately present the facts.