Fri04182014

Opinion

Don’t be surprised if your poor eating habits turn you into a slob

Excuses are just a part of life. But when it comes down to eating healthy, you might want to think twice about making them.

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‘Who does she think she is?’

What do you do when that person whom you know in your heart doesn’t really like you suddenly wants to be your friend?  Check out this week’s question ... 

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So what if you are not perfect, yet?

Dear Lucy: “I have a chance to start a new job doing something that I have always wanted to do. The problem is that I know there are other people in the company who are better qualified.

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Medical alert: ‘I am 46 years old and weigh 650 lbs.’

I got a phone call the other day from a woman who wanted to talk about food preparation. The woman sounded desperate – a distress call, if you will. I agreed to come to her home to chat further and lay out a plan.

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Keep emergency room doors open

A study by the Journal of the American Medical Association reveals that, on average, about 89 ERs close each year in non-rural areas.

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Oxymoron: Herman Cain and GOP presidential nomination

 Cain

The name Herman Cain and the words GOP presidential nominee make for a pitiable oxymoron.

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30 years later: AIDS and African Americans

Sunday will mark the 30th anniversary of the first public identification of AIDS.

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Memphis, preparing for ‘UNITY and HOPE’

Internationally renowned speakers and singers will help launch a social action initiative for Memphis at the Summer Youth Conference on UNITY and HOPE.

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Things we don’t say about homosexuality will hurt children

School is more than a place to learn. It is the place citizens gather to acquire the resources and tools to support the fragile, beautiful but breakable gift of freedom. 

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Debt ceiling, what’s that? And why does it need to be raised?

A recent Gallup poll found that 47 percent of all Americans oppose raising the debt ceiling.

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Private corporations only ‘winners’ from prison crowding

Over the last several decades, the nation’s prison population has tripled and annual prison spending increased by over $40 billion dollars.

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Bashing the poor for being poor

In the 1960s, we had the “War on Poverty.” In 2011, we’re now seeing a “War on People Who Live in Poverty.” 

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What Grover can teach Arnold – and us

Arnold Schwarzenegger is going through the painful experience of public exposure of a private scandal. ... Grover Cleveland went through a similar embarrassment in 1884.

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