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JAN
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Spoonful of Positive: Peace, Love, Learn, Live

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Did I offer peace today? Did I bring a smile to someone's face? Did I say words of healing? Did I let go of my anger and resentment? Did I forgive? Did I love? These are the real questions. I must trust that the little bit of love that I sow now will bear many fruits, here in this world and the life to come.  Henri Nouwen You are the sum total of everything you've ever seen, heard, eaten, smelled, been told, forgot - it's all there. Everything influences each of us, and because of that I tr...

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JAN
08
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Pop culture in the 2010s put a spotlight on diversity and inclusion

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NEW YORK (AP) — When the family-friendly Hallmark Channel recently pulled, under pressure from a conservative group, a set of ads featuring a kiss between two happy brides at the altar, backlash was swift — to say the least.  Within hours, stars like Ellen DeGeneres and William Shatner were tweeting in protest to their many followers, and LGBT advocates were mobilizing a boycott via social media. This was on Saturday; by Sunday evening, Hallmark had reversed its decision, and apologized for...

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JAN
06
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Fighting opioids with an unlikely supplemental painkiller: Anti-itch medicine

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Date:November 21, 2019Source:West Virginia UniversitySummary:Researchers are investigating whether an anti-itch medication that targets a specific part of our nerve cells can make morphine -- which targets a different part--more effective. The findings suggest it can. Pain is a mosaic. From a distance, it looks like one big "ouch." But if you step closer, many types of pain -- like tiles of different shades -- emerge. A headache doesn't feel like a papercut. The sting of denim against a sun...

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JAN
05
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Man claiming to be a sheriff accused of impersonating a cop

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SARASOTA, Fla. (AP) — A New York man claiming he was "The Sheriff" was arrested on New Year's Day after investigators said he tried to impersonate a law enforcement officer to get rid of a lien placed against his new home.  Todd Gieger, 51, of Montville, New York, faces two counts of false impersonation of a law enforcement officer, according to the Sarasota County Sheriff's Office.  Sheriff's investigators said they learned in November that Gieger tried to intimidate a subcontractor w...

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JAN
04
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'On the Farm Again’ Woman makes hay replica of Willie Nelson

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HUDDLESTON, Va. (AP) — Country singer Willie Nelson frequently sings about traveling and seeing things he may never see again. I changed 'On the Road Again' to 'On the Farm Again,'" Owens said laughing. "It's always a good time. Dec. 3, 2019 photo, Huddleston native Beth Bays and artist of the hay bale sculpture Will-Hay Nelson poses for a portrait with her creation off of Tolers Ferry Road in Huddleston, Va.  Chances are he had never before encountered a 15-foot-tall hay sculpture of himse...

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JAN
02
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RIGHT At Home: It's that 70's(and 80's) in Home Decor

SeventiesWalkerZangerviaAP This undated photo provided by Walker Zanger shows tile by Australian designer Pietta Donovan, who has created a hip collection of cement tile inspired by the kaleidoscopic shapes, curvy profiles and distinct colorways of 70s wallpaper. (Photo Walker Zanger via AP)

 Life Style -- (Kim Cook AP) You've probably noticed it in clothing stores: racks and shelves full of high-waisted flares, rib-knit turtlenecks, acid green sweatshirts and disco ball metallics.  It's that '70s — and '80s — show. These two fashion trends have, as usual, worked their way into home decor as well. "Right now, in home design, it feels like a total '70s takeover," says Apartment Therapy's Danielle Blundell. "This time period had two pretty distinct things going on — boh...

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DEC
28
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New Year's Eve Recipe: Baked Veggie cups!

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Baked Veggie Cups, MMMMMMMMMM Good!  Yummy, easy, tasty! (good for you, too, shhh)  Ingredients1 small eggplant, finely chopped1 cup finely chopped onion1 medium sweet red pepper, finely chopped1 medium zucchini, finely chopped2 garlic cloves, minced1/4 cup reduced-fat sun-dried tomato salad dressing1 large tomato, finely chopped1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese10 flavored tortillas of your choice (10 inches)1/4 cup shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese Buy IngredientsPowered by ChicoryDir...

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DEC
28
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Recipe: New Year's Eve Chicken Wings

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Prep:30 minsCook:45 mins Total:1 hr 25 mins Additional:10 mins Servings:20 Ingredientscooking spray 2 quarts vegetable oil for frying 5 pounds chicken wings, separated at joints, tips discarded 1 cup hot wing sauce 1 pound carrots, cut into sticks 6 ribs celery, cut into sticks 2 cups blue cheese salad dressing • • Directions Step 1Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Spray a baking sheet with cooking spray. Step 2 Heat vegetable oil in a large pot or deep fryer to 375 degrees F (190 d...

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DEC
27
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What to Do With Holiday Leftovers? Crustless Turkey Pot Pie

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You can freeze this pot pie for a cold winter day when your family needs a warm pick-me-upBy Erika Veduccio, editor of Macaroni Kid EATS! **Wnctimes has shared information from Macaroni Kid before, such a great source for all things kids! Check out this recipe! There's a link below that will take you to their site, you can signup for a free membership! Dec 26, 2019 Do you ever wonder what to do with holiday leftovers? We have the answer! Make a crustless turkey pie and freeze it for a later date...

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DEC
26
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How Odd: NC Couple Call 911:Vacuum Thought to be Intruder

RobtV How Odd: Things That Go Bump in the night: Robot Vaccum

HIGH POINT, N.C. (AP) — 'Twas the night of Christmas at a North Carolina house, no creature should have been stirring, not even a mouse. But a Forsyth County couple awoke with a fright, as something was moving about their house in the night.  They dashed to their closet and hid in fear, dialing 911 with a sensitive ear. Responding sheriff's deputies searched the home, and found a robot vacuum alone. The source of the scare had quickly been sorted, WGHP-TV reported. The robot had seemingly s...

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DEC
25
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Merry Christmas!

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WNCTIMES Wishes Everyone a Very Merry Christmas!  

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DEC
23
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Christmas Chimes

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Everything is in readiness.The tree is trimmed. The cards taped to the door frame. The boxes stacked in glittering disarray under the tree.Why don't I hear chimes?Remember the small boy who made the chimes ring in a fictional story years ago? As the legend went, the chimes would not ring unless a gift of love was placed on the altar. Kings and men of great wealth placed untold jewels there, but year after year the church remained silent.Then one Christmas Eve, a small child in a tattered coat ma...

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DEC
23
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Money as Christmas Gifts? Creative Ways to Give Cash!

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Little money, need last minute Christmas gifts? Think you're not creative, and oh so little time? Grab some cash, read on and choose one! All ages: "Money Gift Ideas" Think about how many people don't carry cash ... how many kids have never even held cash in their hands? Like so many things, money has become "virtual." Money Gifts are thoughtful, creative and make a great gift for all ages. "Money Book" Items: Small photo album. (Dollar General, Walmart, Target, Dollar Tree)Money: You decid...

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DEC
19
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Print Me an Organ: Why are we not there yet?

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December 11, 2019 Source: Singapore University of Technology and DesignSummary:A new review looks at the likelihood of 3D printed organs and analyzes recent accomplishments, limitations and opportunities for future research. 3D bioprinting is a highly-advanced manufacturing platform that allows for the printing of tissue, and eventually vital organs, from cells. This could open a new world of possibilities for the medical field, while directly benefiting patients who need replacement o...

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DEC
18
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Asheville Fire Department: Holiday Safety Tips

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                Asheville Fire Department: Watch Those Holiday Candles and Other Safety Tips 

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DEC
18
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Surprise: New Jersey Waitress Receives $1,200 Tip

ChristmasSnowman "All it takes is a group of friends to come together and change someone else’s life”

PATERSON, N.J. (AP) — Nearly a dozen people surprised a New Jersey waitress with a $1,200 cash tip as an early holiday gift. Zellie Thomas told NJ.com that he and a group of his friends left the tip with a waitress at an IHOP restaurant in Paterson on Saturday.  Each person brought $100 to the restaurant. The waitress was so shocked that she tried to return the money at first, said Thomas. Thomas, who is an activist and teacher, said he hopes the tip inspires others to do good deeds for str...

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DEC
17
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Why 'Salem Witch Trial' is Trending on Twitter

RedMoon

​So, I was on Twitter and saw that 'Salem Witch Trial' trending on Twitter and wondered why. After reading a few tweets, I saw that it was a sentence in the letter that Trump sent to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi.  "More due process was afforded to those accused in the Salem Witch Trials."  AP News Reported  In the fiercely accusatory, sometimes rambling six-page letter, Trump defended his "absolutely perfect" phone call with the Ukraine president that sparked the impeachment inquiry...

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DEC
15
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Why is Boycott Hallmark Channel Trending on Twitter?

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#BoycottHallmarkChannel is trending on Twitter. Why? The Hallmark channel pulled ads for a wedding-planning website where 2 brides kiss after getting married. Claiming to be a "family-friendly netowork" has chosen to ignore the fact the reality that same sex couples exist. They get married, have families, build their life together. Same sex couples is not a new reality, it is no longer "in the closet."  The following is an AP Press Release from this morning. NEW YORK (AP) — Under pressure f...

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DEC
14
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Giving Pets as Gifts: 4 Rules to follow

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When John Van Zante saw the small, gray-haired woman being pulled along the sidewalk by her powerful bulldog puppy, he ran from his office to help. "I can still picture this poor woman as she was literally dragged up the sidewalk by the bulldog.  Tears in her eyes. Stumbling," says Van Zante, spokesman for the Helen Woodward Animal Center, a nonprofit pet adoption organization in San Diego. "When I took the leash, she just stood there to catch her breath."  Finally, Van Zante says, the...

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DEC
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Easy Holiday Recipe: Cherry Cheese Cupcakes!

DeesertTable Easy Holiday Recipe!

Looking for something easy and yummy to take to a holiday event, for a gathering at home, or maybe you just want some extra for yourself later? Read on! Ingredients3 packages (8 ounces each) cream cheese, softened1-1/2 cups sugar, divided1-1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract, divided5 large eggs1 cup sour cream1-1/2 cups cherry pie fillingMint leaves, optionalDirections In a large bowl, beat cream cheese, 1 cup sugar and 1 teaspoon vanilla until smooth. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each...

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