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A horse may be your next seat mate on Southwest Airlines

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During a time when most businesses are cracking down on the increasing abuse of obtaining unorthodox “service” or emotional support animals and taking them on planes or in restaurants, one airline is ...

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7 Healthy Back to School Tips for Parents

Summer draws to a close and school is right around the corner for many children and parents. In one sense, it’s a relief. The kids will be in school and there will ...

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Age of Big Brother: Google tracks our every move

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Google wants to know where you go so badly that it records and tracks your movements even when you explicitly tell it not to. An Associated Press investigation found that many Google ...

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7 Healthy Back to School Tips for Kids

Summer is over for many kids, and as a parent, whether you’re shedding tears or jumping with the joy at your kids heading back to school, you should also be thinking about ...

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The Age Gap in Religion Around the World

By several measures, young adults tend to be less religious than their elders; the opposite is rarely true. In the United States, religious congregations have been graying for decades, and young adults ...

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IRS continues warning on impersonation scams

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With tax season completed, the Internal Revenue Service has warned taxpayers to remain vigilant for phishing emails and telephone scams. Summertime tends to be a favorite period for scammers because many taxpayers ...

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Do you own stuff or does stuff own you?

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If you have read my columns before you have probably figured out that I am frugal with my money…no, not frugal, cheap. I come from a long line of bargain hunters that ...

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Dave Says: Expenses, Not Income

Need some financial advice? Debt and Income Crisis? Pay off the house first? Check cashing? Taxes? Check out what folks are asking Dave Ramsey. Dear Dave, I bring home $4,100 a month ...

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Flight attendants working to keep passengers cooler

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For many passengers on a plane, sitting on the runway, the temperature can become stifling. You instinctively reach for the air knob above your head only to find there is no air ...

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Why fewer Americans are attending religious services

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Fewer adults are attending religious services in the United States, but not necessarily because they don’t believe. Many cite practical or personal reasons for skipping weekly services, according to new Pew Research ...

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Stop scheduling fun and enjoy it more

scheduling

Scheduling time for coffee with your daughter? Planning to meet friends at a restaurant after church? Inviting the folks over for dinner…next Saturday? Your social calendar might be sucking the joy out ...

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United Airlines adds more flights out of Washington D.C.

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WASHINGTON – United Airlines today announced it will begin its 20th year of service to Israel with a new nonstop flight between its hub at Washington Dulles International Airport and Tel Aviv’s ...

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30 million taxpayers ignored new withholding guidelines

irs taxes withholding

Congressional auditors say about 30 million people – 21 percent of U.S. taxpayers failed to change their withholding this year. That caused employers to withold too little from their paychecks under government ...

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Son sells home to repay church money embezzled by mother

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A 70-year-old woman who was jailed after she embezzled more than $95,000 from her church in the U.K. has repaid the amount after her son and daughter-in-law sold their own house to ...

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Chick-fil-A on Sunday? Company tests unique program

chick food

Can’t live without a Chick-fil-A fix on a Sunday? Now you may not have to if a pilot program is a success. The fast food giant has carved out a market niche ...

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Day trips are perfect get-a-way from Kansas City

trips

As Summer winds down and you feel pressure to squeeze in one more family trip, you don’t need a huge budget or endless days away from home to make a memorable summer ...

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Top 3 ways to get fit when you don’t have much time

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Getting fit has been on your list of things to do for as long as you can remember but you just don’t have the time. Even when you get motivated and declare ...

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Top 10 ways to launch a successful school year

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As an educator, I see and hear from numerous families regarding the struggles of heading back to school. While some parents rejoice at the idea of returning to normalcy, others have difficulty ...

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Don’t let work or worries kill your vacation

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ST. LOUIS —The benefits of vacation time are well-documented, but American workers are seemingly unwilling to take a break from work. A new survey shows that two-thirds of American workers don’t fully ...

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Top 4 reasons to choose Christian education

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August is here and stores are already filling up with bright colored school supplies. For many families, they’ve spent the summer months thinking about the fall and where their children should go ...

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Planet Fitness revokes woman’s membership after complaining about man in locker room

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A Planet Fitness gym in Florida has revoked a woman’s membership after she voiced discomfort with a man, who claimed to be a transgender woman, being in the locker room while she ...

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Church leaders want to build wealth and homeownership in black community

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Is it possible to build wealth in the African-American community, decrease dependence on government welfare, and ensure future generations of blacks are better off financially than their parents? It is say Christian ...

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Two-income families, taxpayers working multiple jobs should get “paycheck checkup”

The Internal Revenue Service urges two-income families and those who work multiple jobs to complete a “paycheck checkup” to verify they are having the right amount of tax withheld from their paychecks. ...

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5 easy ways to make Netflix more kid-friendly 

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The first time I realized the need for parental controls on Netflix, I was searching with my 10-year-old son for shows on the “Revolutionary War.” The search was anything but friendly. I ...

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Dave Says: Postpone the Marriage?

Need some financial advice? Debt and Income Crisis? Pay off the house first? Check cashing? Taxes? Check out what folks are asking Dave Ramsey.   Postpone the Marriage?   Dear Dave, My ...

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