This Month’s FEATURES

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The Voice: The First Instrument

From the grunts and groans of ancient man, to the highly trained and remarkable vocalizations of modern day opera singers, we can trace the development of vocal music through the ages. The human voice sets us aside from all other creatures on earth. It is certainly one of the defining aspects of being human. The […]

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Mona Lisa—Over 500 Years of Face Time

The Mona Lisa, Leonardo Da Vinci’s iconic painting wasn’t always as famous as she is now. Prior to Vincenzo Peruggia ripping her off the wall in the Louvre in August 1911, she was just another pretty face. My longtime affinity for Mona Lisa goes back to childhood; my mother always displayed her image, and my […]

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The New Year’s Signs

I love the New Year! It’s a fresh start, a blank canvas, a clean slate, a “Do Over,” if you will. The question on everyone’s mind undoubtedly is: Will it be a good new year or a bad new year? There is obviously an equal chance it could go either way, but 50/50 really isn’t […]

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Stamps In My Passport: Bruges

I’ve never managed to get around to putting together a bucket list. Done lots of exciting and different things over the years, so never felt the need. Had I ever assembled one, it would have been divided into two distinct categories – one being things to do and the second would be places to visit. […]

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ARTS

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Top Ten of 2014

Before we gaze into the crystal ball of films-recently-past and honor the … [Read More...]

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When the Game Stands Tall

Everybody loves a winner! It’s hard not to root for the good guys and what … [Read More...]

WELLNESS

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Natural Healing for Pinched Nerves and Bulging Discs

If you are suffering from a pinched nerve or herniated disc, you know how … [Read More...]

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OSA: IT MUST BE DIAGNOSED & TREATED

Many of us are unaware that we might suffer from OSA (obstructive sleep … [Read More...]

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Sitting is the new SMOKING!

I don't know how you feel about it, but from what I can tell, sitting is … [Read More...]

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Scrubbing Away those Winter Blues

It seems that during the cold winter months, it’s universally acknowledged … [Read More...]

COLUMNS

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New Year’s 2015 Beauty Resolution

Smooth and Youthful Skin Starts With Good Skin Care The New Year brings … [Read More...]

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He Said/She Said with Robin and Shawn

Dear SSHS, I did a lot of online shopping this last holiday season, and … [Read More...]

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Random Thoughts for 2015

Wow. Another year; new hope, new renewal. We live in a wonderful, … [Read More...]

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A Look Back

2015…Seriously? Clichés and me have a real love hate relationship, but time … [Read More...]

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1915 Rewind

It is now 2015. It does not flow trippingly across the tongue like 1915, … [Read More...]

HOME & GARDEN

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Crabgrass & Roses

Q. Please tell me the best time to control Crabgrass. I treat it every year … [Read More...]

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Starting Fresh

Following summer’s wild kaleidoscope of seasonal produce, the farmers’ … [Read More...]