Category: Lifestyle

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Column: Creating a command center

By Sarah Nurmi “I’d like my family to be more organized this school year. Any advice on how to accomplish this?” A great way to achieve this is by creating a family command center....

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Column: Who’s to blame?

Commentary by Amy L. Stewart Those of us who work with people in conflict are accustomed to encountering a lot of blame. As I’ve become more curious about that, I’ve noticed a lot of...

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Column: ESCAPE from cluttered cabinets

Commentary by Sarah Nurmi “There is a set of cabinets in my kitchen that becomes a catch-all.  I don’t even know what’s in there half the time! Any ideas on how to keep this...

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Column: Tips for being a gracious host and guest

Commentary by Beverly Randolph With the holidays approaching, will you be hosting guests or staying with family or friends?  With preparation, communication, small touches and offering assistance all parties will feel comfortable and avoid...

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Column: Mannequin or manikin?

I write all the time about French, German, Latin and Greek influences on the English language, but I believe this week’s column will mark a first for the Grammar Guy: A word of Dutch...