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Why The Holidays Are The Best Time To Continue Traditions Through Stories

Written by: Shannon Combs-Bennett Many people, the world over, partake in various celebrations this time of year. They may be religious or secular celebrations but the common theme to them is love and family. Even if there is no snow for...

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KITT And The General Lee Make A Difference For Some Teens On Thanksgiving Day

"One man can make a difference." -Wilton Knight Those few words became the premise to a television series that introduced one of the most iconic cars of all time. Knight Rider was a show from the early 1980's that featured...

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What Seniors Need to Know to Help Them Sleep Better Tonight

Written by: Jason Lewis Getting a good night's sleep is essential to feel your best and maintain overall health, especially for older adults. Some people assume that fatigue and insomnia are just a natural part of getting older, but it...

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Hit A Brick Wall In Your Family History Research? These Tips Can Help!!

Written by: Rachel Dunkley If you find that you have hit a brick wall in your family history research, don't despair!!! There are numerous avenues that are open to you in order for you to possibly break down that wall...

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A 1934 Maritime Tragedy With Several Bizarre Twists

All of us are familiar with the famous Cruise Line disasters such as Titanic. But what about the stories that have been forgotten in the history books? Or the ones we never learn about in school. Take the Morro Castle...

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If Your Pictures Could Talk, What Would They Say?

Written by: Shannon Combs-Bennett Recently I was unpacking boxes filled with photo albums with my youngest child. I didn't realize he had stopped helping me unpack until I heard him ask me what something was. "Mom, where are you in this...

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How To Build Your Memoir Without Losing Your Mind - One Simple Tip

Written by: Joe Fiduccia There are literally dozens of options that are available at your fingertips for researching your family's history. Log in to your favorite genealogy or ancestry website, and you'll find everything from census records, to marriage and...

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Dad Builds Full-Scale Replica Of Optimus Prime® To Inspire His Son

Written by: Debbie Earnston Autobots vs. Decepticons. Cybertron. The matrix of leadership. If any of these sound familiar, then you have probably heard about or even watched Transformers on the big screen. Currently the 10th highest-grossing action film series based on...

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3 Things To Consider In End-Of-Life Planning

Written by: Joe Fiduccia Inevitably the day will come when we say our final goodbye. And when we do, all of our life's belongings and anything else we leave behind will become the responsibility of someone else. But in the...

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The Best Advice for Planning and Paying for Long-Term Care

Written by: June Duncan Long-term care can seem like a distant concern. While you may think you'll never need it, the majority of us will be forced to rely on it at some point in life. If you do need long-term...

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The Story Behind The Smile: A Famous Actress Who Struggled To Find Her Happiness

Judy Garland was an American singer and actress. Her vocals helped her achieve international stardom that helped her launch a career spanning more than 40 years. Garland is perhaps most famous for her role as Dorothy Gale in the light-hearted...

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Advice for Seniors: Better Health for a Better Life in Retirement

Written by: Jason Lewis Forget high school -- retirement can easily be the best years of your life! Your years of experience have given you the wisdom you need to truly enjoy life right now. The only thing that can...

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A Late Night Problem That Changed My Perspective On The Life We Consider "Boring"

Written by: Joe Fiduccia Recently I enjoyed some drinks and a conversation with a good friend of mine who I hadn't seen in quite a while. We were catching up on small talk, and spent hours reminiscing on the good...

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Superheroes Who Became The Nationally Recognized "Band Of Heroes"

Meet the Band Of Heroes – everyday citizens who become superheroes in the form of volunteer cosplayers. From volunteering at Make-A-Wish events to smaller community festivals, they are a group of people dedicated to making a difference across the northeast....

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Three Life Lessons That Kicked My Ass, And What I Learned From Them

Written by: Joe Fiduccia There aren't too many things that are guaranteed in life. Of course there are the obvious ones like death and taxes, not to mention that your journey through life will be chock full of lessons. What the...

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