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Thanksgiving inflation may mean eating out is most economical

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With inflation soaring, it may be less expensive for some families to eat this year’s Thanksgiving meal at a restaurant. For a list of open restaurants, see below. Grocery inflation is rising ...

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Apple users urged to immediately update software

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Apple users are being urged to immediately update their iOS software. Newly discovered security vulnerabilities affect iPhone, iPad and Macbooks, according to the company and a cybersecurity firm. “Apple has released security ...

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Study: Skip the small talk when meeting someone new

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Small talk slows deeper relationships, according to a new study. Opportunities to meet new people and build friendships is a process that’s critical for mental and physical well-being. This does not, however, mean that ...

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Family rifts affect millions – here’s how to move toward reconciliation

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Family relationships are on many people’s minds during the holiday season as sounds and images of happy family celebrations dominate the media. Anyone whose experiences don’t live up to the holiday hype may find ...

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How do Christian-Jewish families navigate the Christmas tree?

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Traditionally, for Christian-Jewish families – or at least in writing about them – the month of December is referred to as a “dilemma.” This time of year brings discussion about whether to celebrate Christmas, ...

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10 ways to give this Christmas and live generously all year long

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It’s always more blessed to give than to receive, especially during the Christmas season. The National Christian Foundation shared some ways to make generosity a family tradition during the holidays and beyond. ...

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Submissions sought for Missouri Bicentennial time capsule

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The Missouri Bicentennial time capsule is seeking submissions from clubs, schools, community groups, churches, businesses and government agencies to commemorate the state’s bicentennial this year. The deadline to submit to the time ...

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Today last day for curb-side drop off of Operation Christmas Child boxes

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Shoebox packers across the Kansas City Metro are preparing to bless children around the world through Operation Christmas Child. More than 4,000 locations, including more than 40 locations in the greater Kansas ...

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GARDENING: Do you have tomato troubles?

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You waited all season for that first red ripe tomato only to discover less-than-perfect fruit. Don’t worry, you can still have a great harvest and improve things for next season. Blossom end rot is ...

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Navigating the storms of life

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We all encounter the storms of life;  difficulties, problems and crisis situations.  Who do you go to during those storms of life?  How do you respond in the bad times?  These are ...

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The Art of the Potluck: A guide for the 21st Century

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As fall gets into full swing, so does the season of the potluck. The period of October through January is becoming known as America’s newest season built around the tradition of gatherings ...

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Kim Komando: Better sleep with the right technology

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Most of us know about “circadian rhythms” and the “sleep cycle.” We have a basic idea of REM, and know it’s not best to wake up during a “deep sleep.” But all ...

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Poll finds ‘free time’ a rare commodity for most people

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Busy, busy, busy. That’s how most people would describe their life. But have they really figured out how much free time they get? Most people might even over-estimate it, thinking they’re catching ...

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5 big obstacles of a healthy prayer life

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Prayer is the one thing we can do any time, anywhere. Yet, it’s often the thing we relegate to last place on our daily priority list. Believe it or not, it can ...

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Expert advice for decorating your home for Christmas

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With the early wintery weather this year, many homeowners are a little behind schedule in their outdoor Christmas decorating. If that sounds like you, outdoor home maintenance expert Scott Shippy has some ...

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5 Thanksgiving tips to reduce your budget and stress

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Thanksgiving is a time to remember all that we as individuals, families and a nation have to be grateful. It’s also a time to relax and enjoy a nice dinner with your ...

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Understanding our unique love language

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My husband and I are on very different pages when it comes to how we share and receive love. Whether we are recovering from a fight, experiencing grief, or just want to ...

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How to be a millionaire: Tips from the Dave Ramsey show

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So, you want to become a millionaire. You know your goal, but maybe it seems too far off in the distance, too improbable, too unattainable, for an everyday person like you to ...

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