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From providers to treatments, it’s hard to know where to begin in the realm of complementary and alternative medicine, also known as CAM.

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I stared at the text with an immediate mix of emotions. Ahh a swim. That sounds lovely. Relax by the pool and catch up with one of my besties while we snack, tan and do anything other than actually swim.

I have been on a nitro cold brew coffee kick lately! With the temperatures outside scorching, a hot coffee doesn't sound too pleasant. Unfortunately, I don't like iced coffee too much, but need some caffeine every now and then. Luckily, I dis…

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Like many men, I know my way around a grill or a smoker, but in the kitchen I'm out of my element. If my family had to depend on me for meals in the winter, they could expect lots of Crock Pot stuff. That's pretty much my only kitchen culinar…

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Chances are, your wedding dress wasn’t cheap. You wear it for the big day, and then what? People who don’t want to just store their dresses are finding creative ways to put them to use.

The 2018 Women of Excellence Awards will be from 11:30 to 1 p.m. Thursday, June 21, at the Civic Arena. The event will feature Dr. Kelly Griffith-Bauer. The 1996 Central High School graduate overcame incredible odds to become a board-certifie…

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Pets become part of the family. They develop their own personalities. You can't help but smile when they run to meet you at the door. Unfortunately, pets often have a much shorter life span than other members of our families, and letting go i…

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For many families, June is the start of an abundance of summer activities and vacations.

Ashley Strueby was an easy choice for this month's cover girl. The St. Joseph woman is the creator of Joe Town Fun, a Facebook page dedicated to helping families in the area know what's going on. You can read more about her passion on Page 6.

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Now that it’s reaching temperatures in the 90s, I decided to make a date with "the Targets" to maybe possibly find some shorts that I’ll never wear, because, yoga pants.

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Spring is finally here! It’s time to get out there and enjoy working and playing in your yard. Before you head out to load up on plants and flowers, you should consider adding some that can help deter pests. 

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Our bodies need water, and we all know we should probably drink more of it. But sometimes it’s hard to get excited about drinking plain old water. Try infused water to stay hydrated and to add some health benefits and flavor. You can even use…

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It finally happened. I looked in the mirror and my mother looked back at me! My 59-year-old face, adorned with glasses and framed by curly, gray hair looked incredibly like my mom’s when she was 59 and I was 21. Back then, I teased her about …

I'm currently addicted to word-search puzzles. They are a great way to unwind at the end of the day. They allow my brain to shut down all the noise of the day and focus only on letters. When I finish my puzzle, it's easier to fall asleep.

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With fewer women participating in bowling, some local organizers decided that a tournament geared toward females would be right up St. Joseph’s alley.

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The springs may no longer be the major draw, but new life is springing up in other ways in historic Excelsior Springs. From its vantage point on the edge of downtown, the elegant Elms Hotel and Spa has seen many changes over the years. But no…

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The work that goes into putting your house on the market can be overwhelming, to say the least. The good news is your home is probably great the way it is, but it could be spectacular with some simple upgrades.

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If you’re feeling the push to get your body in swimsuit shape, you might be tempted to hit the treadmill extra hard — but this may not be the best way to shed those extra pounds.

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I wonder if making vegetables look like noodles is a good way to trick yourself into eating healthier. For some this may sound absolutely absurd, but there are many health benefits to swapping out your standard pasta for veggie noodles.

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Americans have more beer choices than ever before, thanks to the surge of craft breweries around the country.

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“Aloha” is a word with dual meaning. It can be used as a greeting, like “howdy,” or used when parting, like “see y'all.” My grandma was a very superstitious woman, teaching me great life lessons like if my palm itched, I was about to get some…

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Whether you're looking for a place to escape for the weekend with your partner, planning a girls' getaway or just need a personal break to recharge, a good bed and breakfast is a nice spot to settle in for a few days.

Shana Norris, left, and Destiny Michael were glamming it up at The Tiger's Den for the book bar's Girl Scout cookie and beer pairing. Norris, a membership manager for the Girl Scouts, got her top from The Gap and Michael, with Big Brothers Bi…

I recently received a sample of Bye Bye Under Eye Full Coverage Anti-Aging Waterproof Concealer by IT Cosmetics in a beauty products subscription service. Like most women, I want to reduce any signs of aging or skin imperfections, but I hones…

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As vice president of membership for the St. Joseph Chamber of Commerce and an active member of the St. Joseph community, Natalie Redmond is known by many. But she shared with Josephine some details people may not know:

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April is normally a tranquil time of year for me. School is nearly over so things are calm on the homework front and most activities are dying down. When I look outside I see an abundance of green grass and many of my perennials are starting …

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In these times, it seems civil conversation has gone the way of the dodo bird -- it's extinct. It seems that it's more macho to argue your point on social media than in any social setting. Name-calling, falsehoods and outright lies are suitab…

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Ladies, There will be a free, hands-on self-defense training class from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, April 7, at the Griffon Indoor Sports Complex at Missouri Western State University.