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  • Carving pumpkins and planning for Halloween
    Carving pumpkins and planning for Halloween
    Halloween planning is in full gear in homes across the country. Costumes, treats, pumpkins and Halloween night plans are high on the October to-do list. Are you ready for Halloween?Find last minute costume needs at Halloween Cityor your local...
  • Death taking center stage again
    Death taking center stage again
    Death has made a comeback and is alive and well, according to a feature in the New York Times last week.While the Museum of Modern Art’s exhibit of 19th- and 20th-century mourning attire opens today, the relatively obscure Morbid Anatomy...
  • Affordable housing lottery going on now in Long Island City, Queens
    Affordable housing lottery going on now in Long Island City, Queens
    Beginning this month and continuing on to December 15th, select NYC residents will be allowed to apply for a chance to live in the city's largest affordable housing development in its history. Located in Long Island City by the East River...
  • Semi-homemade pumpkin spice cake
    Semi-homemade pumpkin spice cake recipe
    Pumpkins are at the peak of popularity in the fall. But thanks to canned pumpkin puree, recipes that call for pumpkin can be enjoyed year round. Making a semi-homemade pumpkin cake is super simple. The following recipe allows for variations...
  • Happy family
    Adults with children experience more joy, Gallop poll finds
    Adults who have children in the house report they smile and laugh a lot more than their childless counterparts, but this joy comes with a cost, increased stress. These are the findings of a Gallop poll released today. Slightly more than 84 percent...
  • School bus safety week
    School bus safety week
    National school bus safety week is from October 20-24. School bus safety is very important for students and drivers. It is sad to hear of many tragic or even any accident at all involving a school bus. Remembering a few safely tips can help ensure...
  • Karma Pub Ultimate BBQ Burger
    Go big with Karma Pub’s Ultimate BBQ Burger
    With the cooler temperatures hitting Chicago, diners are seeking heartier, comforting foods. Karma Pub is satisfying customers with its Ultimate BBQ Burger.For the burger connoisseur, the Ultimate BBQ Burger is a big bite of all American goodness....
  • Strawberry Ghosts, Halloween treats that don't scare
    Get boo-ed with strawberry ghosts for Halloween
    As Halloween draws near, kids get excited about the Halloween parties and celebrations. With these gatherings, families can get flabbergasted with candy consumption. From bowls of candy corn to candy bars, the large about of sugar can be...
  • Dora the Explorer Halloween event
    Celebrate Halloween with Dora the Explorer at Westfield Fox Valley
    Halloween celebrations start early at Westfield Fox Valley. On Thursday, October 23, Westfield Fox Valley will host a Halloween celebration with Dora and Friends. This free event is perfect for all the Dora fans.From 2 pm till 5 pm, the Halloween...
  • Have a seat, God will be with you in a minute
    Have a seat, God will be with you in a minute
    Thomas Edison died on this day in 1931. His last words were, “It’s very beautiful over there.” (Maybe it was all lit up.)Edison was always seeing visions. One that didn’t reflect very brightly on him involved the invention...
  • Cirque du Soleil performances of 'Dralion' come to Charlottesville
    Cirque du Soleil performances of 'Dralion' come to Charlottesville
    You may not see lions, tigers and elephants when Cirque du Soleil's "Dralion" comes to John Paul Jones Arena in Charlottesville, Va. on Oct. 22-26, 2014. Instead, you'll find excitement, action and artistry the entire family will...
  • The Woodlands kicks off Halloween with Trick or Treat Trails
    The Woodlands kicks off Halloween with Trick or Treat Trails
    Ghosts and goblins, princesses and pirates of all ages are invited to visit Trick to Treat Trails in The Woodlands for a spooctacular good time.Presented by Texas Children's Hospital this marks the 5th Annual Trick or Treat Trail, presented by...
  • Mayor Annise Parker of Houston
    Politics or religion in the pulpit? Mayor demands sermon notes from pastors
    Openly gay/lesbian mayor Mayor Annise Parker in Houston, Texas demands pastors to release their sermon notes and any associated written or recorded material dealing with homosexuality.In June of this year, she was elated at the passing of an...
  • Baby Wipes
    Sam's Club removes baby wipes from shelves
    Though not officially recalled by the FDA, Sam's Club pulled all packages of its Simply Right brand baby wipes from store shelves nationwide and made them unavailable for purchase through their website this week.According to a letter sent to...
  • Ebola infection quickly hits the news
    Talking to teens about Ebola: Ensuring adolescent angst doesn't go unchecked
    We live in a world in which we are pretty plugged in whether we would like to be or not. Teens today cannot avoid the masses of information that comes their way on a daily basis. Even if your teen lacks a smart phone or a laptop, rest assured he...