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Twin Girls Born with Different Skin Colors Celebrate 1st Birthday

QUINCY, Ill. – Happy first birthday to two unique sisters! Twin girls from Illinois — Kalani and Jarani Dean — turned 1 on Sunday, a year after their birth received widespread attention. Kalani has light skin and blue eyes, and Jarani has dark skin and brown eyes. The girls’ parents are Whitney Meyer and Tomas Dean, from Quincy, Illinois. Meyer has been …

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Discover Bend’s ‘ale trail’ here at home

In a state known for great breweries, Bend has more breweries per capita then any other Oregon town — 22 at last count, which is roughly one brewery for every 3,700 people. I’ve been there several times and I find the city very hard to leave. There’s so much to see and do there — and so much to taste. The …

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Luck be a lady tonight – at Gwynne’s house

By Charleen Earley Picture the fabulous ’50s — women dressed in their tailored outfits, hair done just right, pearls, clip-on earrings, deep red lipstick, gathered around a square folding card table, playing bridge. There might be a dirty martini and a slim cigarette in hand too. Bunco is the new bridge. Now picture today’s 2017 women — rolling dice, laughing, screaming, crying and …

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BottleRock 2017: Iron Chef, Jose Andres, Ayesha Curry — and Martha!

So you’ve scored passes to BottleRock Napa Valley? Now you’ll know which celebrity chefs to catch between sets by Tom Petty, Maroon 5 and the Foo Fighters. Festival organizers announced the Williams Sonoma Culinary Stage lineup Monday morning, and it’s a mash-up of internationally acclaimed chefs, TV-spawned cooks and cult favorites. Getting top billing for the sold-out May 26-28 event …

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Good intentions are not enough when it comes to caring for wildlife

DEAR JOAN: I am writing this letter to you because I know the people who read your column are animals lovers and hopefully can spread the word. I have the pleasure of being a trained wildlife rehabilitator and volunteer for Lindsay Wildlife. This is an honor in two ways. First, I work with local injured and orphaned wild animals. Second, I …

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Carolyn Hax: Mom rarely hears from daughter

DEAR CAROLYN: I am retired and live alone. Although my daughter lives nearby, I rarely see or hear from her. If I text her a question, she will usually answer in as few words as possible. A phone call is very rare. Carolyn Hax  She works full time and is very busy with a husband and four kids. I realize …

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Ask Amy: Woman annoyed by Nerf battles at tech company

DEAR AMY: I’m a woman working for a software startup. We are all millennials. I really enjoy my job, except for this: Picture a group of (mostly male) software developers shooting Nerf guns at each other, with Nerf darts whistling past you, hitting windows, office equipment and other employees. Columnist Amy Dickinson (Bill Hogan/Chicago Tribune)  There is nowhere to physically …

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Cheap ways to use your tax refund to fix up your home

If you’re looking to spend it on your home, the typical tax refund is no great windfall. It won’t cover a kitchen revamp or a solar system installation. The average refund through early April was $2,851, according to the Internal Revenue Service. The California Franchise Board typically gave back about $850. Almost any remodeling job requires more than a paltry …

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Health benefits of dark chocolate: it may protect your brain from ageing

Los angeles: Chocoholics, take note! Eating dark chocolate may protect your brain from age-related stress and inflammation that are thought to play an important role in the neurodegenerative disorders such as Alzheimer’s disease. The findings may help explain the beneficial effects on memory seen in people who consume dark chocolate, researchers said. Oxidative stress and inflammation increase with ageing and …

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