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Be it resolved, lose weight in incremental steps

It's that time again when many of us resolve to change our eating habits to lose those unwanted pounds and keep the pounds off – until next year when we resolve to do it again. Our resolve to lose weight, and keep it off, annually hangs in the balance up against our difficulty resisting food temptations.

Plain and simple, resolutions are difficult to keep. We don't always follow through. Still, change is inevitable, and as we get older women most likely will add a few pounds to their frame and their dress sizes will increase. Men will gain significant weight, too. Years ago, my weight reached 300-plus pounds and I was headed to the grave.

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Mental illness is everybody’s problem

Mental illness is everybody’s problem

Mental illness continues to plague our society. Tens of thousands have been diagnosed and just as many have yet to be diagnosed. I'm sure you know someone who is mentally ill. But if truth were told, some people would deny this disease exists. They'd rather believe their mental faculties are in order and cannot be compromised.

Some people are naturally different. But those on the verge of mental collapse suffer from failing memory, dementia, amnesia or alzheimer's, while others tend to look spaced out and sometimes are seen conversing when no one else is around. They hear things and see things that our eyes and ears don't see or hear. In some cases, they wander alone without regard for their own safety.

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Another misfire by the National Rifle Association

When the National Rifle Association finally revealed last week what it was willing to do to help curb gun violence in schools, it fired a blank.

"Politicians pass laws for Gun-Free School Zones. They issue press releases bragging about them. They post signs advertising them. And in so doing, they tell every insane killer in America that schools are their safest place to inflict maximum mayhem with minimum risk," NRA Executive Vice President Wayne LaPierre said at a so-called news conference in which he refused to take questions.

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  • Written by George Curry

Faith & family are holiday shoe-ins

Faith & family are holiday shoe-ins

If you're up on shoe fashion you know that recently Nike released a new pair of shoes, the Bred 11's. While I'm not up on those types of shoes myself, I find that most boys my age (16) are.

I couldn't help but notice how guys were going bonkers over these shoes. The same pair of shoes that were released when my mother was a teenager.

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Jimmy Graham, your life is a touchdown

Jimmy Graham, your life is a touchdown

That's right, Jimmy Graham! Most of the public is only recently becoming aware of the story of Jimmy Graham.  I find this very unfortunate, but true.

Jimmy Graham is a tight end for the New Orleans Saints football team.  As of this writing, he is the leading tight end in the N.F.L. as measured by receptions and touchdowns. But most importantly, he is proving to be a true "baller" in the game of life.

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Expenses put households on the run

The typical household has just $100 left each month after paying for basic expenses and debt payments. So says findings from the Center for Responsible Lending's newest report, The State of Lending in America and Its Impact on US Households (State of Lending).

After controlling for inflation, the typical household had less annual income at the end of 2010 than it did at the beginning of the decade, 2000. As worker productivity increased, the workplace has seldom rewarded them with higher pay.

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Tribute in blue

Tribute in blue

Jovial, yet somber, it was a scene like nothing I had ever witnessed. There was light-hearted banter juxtaposed against quiet resolve and respect. It was clearly emotional, still soothing.

After the early morning's turbulent storm that shook the Mid-South, there was an eerie calm on this brisk, windy Thursday evening. Even the sky seemed to convey its bittersweet sentiment. The sky to the east of Hollywood and I-40, where the "Sea of Blue" began to form, was dark and gray. But the sky to the west was blue, with faint white puffs of clouds and a burnt-orange setting sun.

 

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