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Posted Jan 21, 2015 at 2:00 PM

She then asked me to make her another animal. I told her I wasn't having much luck at it. She agreed and asked for a sword instead, which consisted of me blowing up a red balloon.

Updated Jan 21, 2015 at 8:33 AM

The pomp. The pageantry. The politics. The promises. The participants.

Posted Jan 20, 2015 at 11:00 AM

There was such a constant stream of deliciousness throughout the holidays that I literally thought I might slip into some kind of food coma before the ringing of the new year. But I made it. Barely. And now it is definitely time to do something...

Updated Jan 14, 2015 at 9:39 AM

In a group dynamic, sometimes you have to sacrifice the ideal to achieve the acceptable.

Posted Jan 12, 2015 at 2:30 PM

The 52 week money challenge isn't new. It has apparently been floating around for a couple of years now. But it is new to me. And while there are many variations on how much to set aside each week, I was most intrigued by the original version of the...

Updated Jan 8, 2015 at 6:24 PM

I've been flailing about for a week now trying to find a meaningful New Year's resolution, and I think I figured it out. I resolve to reacquaint myself with perspective this year.

Updated Jan 6, 2015 at 8:43 AM

Why is food fraud acknowledged but not addressed?

Updated Jan 5, 2015 at 7:08 PM

If you've noticed some of these dehydration cues, it may be time to change to a more gentle and hydrating approach.

Posted Jan 1, 2015 at 11:00 AM

New Year's Day is viewed around the world as an opportunity to forget the past and make a clean start. It is also a day filled with superstition. Many people believe that what they do, see or consume on the day will control the fate of their year,...

Posted Dec 31, 2014 at 5:00 PM

Talk of immigration and President Barack Obama will give way to discussion of road congestion, tax policy and the state's perpetual budget woes as voters select Louisiana's next governor, statewide elected officials and state legislators.

Posted Dec 31, 2014 at 2:30 PM

It is difficult for children to understand that as you get older, objects become less important. My son asked me earlier this month what I wanted for Christmas and, at the time, I couldn't recall a single thing I'd seen that I wanted. This was met...

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