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NBA 2014-2015 Season Preview

Oct 20, 2014 in Sports/Entertainment. 0 Comment

NBA 2014-2015 Season Preview

A new season of NBA action is fast approaching, and a lot has happened since the end of the 2013-14 season. Not only have the veterans been lost and signed by other franchises, but there have been a number of ownership, management and coaching changes, too. Sizing up the league can be difficult at this point, but several teams are expected to make a run at the NBA Championship.

The Eastern Conference

The Cleveland Cavaliers will be the team of interest for most fans. LeBron James returns home this season, and Kevin Love has been added from the Timberwolves. These two are expected to not only win the Central Division, but also take home the Eastern Conference Championship. Add Kyrie Irving (2011 NBA Rookie of the Year and 2012-13 NBA All-Star) into the mix, and Cleveland ranks as one of the best teams in the league.

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Adult Education: Resources for Returning to College

Oct 17, 2014 in Lifestyle. 0 Comment

Adult Education: Resources for Returning to College

Returning to college as an adult presents some unique challenges, but it can be done. The life experiences you’ve acquired thus far can give you a perspective that you may not have had at an earlier age. The following resources for returning to college will give you a jumping-off point for financing your personal renaissance.

Paying for Your Education

Ask most people why they want to go back to school and they’ll tell you it’s to improve their lives and earn more money. With a tight budget, paying for your schooling can be nearly impossible. Fortunately, there are a number of resources available to adult students.

-The Career One Stop site is a government website that offers a number of options for unemployment benefits, assistance while you attend school, job searches, and free or low-cost training.

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Weatherproofing for Winter Storms

Oct 15, 2014 in Homeowner. 0 Comment

Weatherproofing for Winter Storms

A winter wonderland full of sparkling snow, hot chocolate, crackling fireplaces and bright laughter will soon be here. There’s nothing quite like making memories of goofily dressed snowmen or flopping into fresh drifts of icy crystals to make snow angels. Make sure the warmth of your home stays where it belongs when you and your rosy-cheeked friends and family come in from the cold. Take the time to weatherproof your home properly.

Finding Leaks

You don’t need high-tech equipment to find leaks around doors and windows. Loosely tape a tissue to a straightened wire hanger, shut off fans or other sources of inside air currents, and hold the tissue-taped end near your window sill or door frame. If it flutters, you have a leak.

Another easy option requires a bit of caution. Light a candle and hold it near the place you suspect isn’t airtight. Make sure you’re not breathing directly on the flame. If the flame wavers, there is a draft. Move any curtains or other loose material aside before trying this method. 

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Bengals’ Devon Still Sells Jerseys for Daughter’s Cancer

Oct 13, 2014 in Sports/Entertainment. 0 Comment

Bengals’ Devon Still Sells Jerseys for Daughter’s Cancer

Devon Still was a second round draft pick (53rd overall) out of Penn State in the 2012 NFL draft. The Cincinnati Bengals selected this 6 foot 5 inch, 320-pound tackle to be the anchor of a defensive line. He was living a dream come true that millions could only hope for. That all changed when his four-year-old daughter Leah was diagnosed with stage four neuroblastoma – a cancer that affects the nervous system. This turned his world upside down as his focus went from the game of football to being by Leah’s side as she fights this battle. 

The Diagnosis

After her diagnosis on June 2nd, Devon was unable to give 100 percent to the Bengals and was subsequently cut from the 53-man final roster. He was also coming off of a serious hamstring injury which required an operation. Devon stated publicly that he didn’t blame the organization. He has spent weeks at the hospital not only recuperating from his own injury, but also sleeping on a cot next to Leah. To support his daughter, Still shaved his head and will grow his hair back when Leah grows hers back.

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How Knitting and Crocheting Benefit Your Health

Oct 10, 2014 in Lifestyle. 0 Comment

How Knitting and Crocheting Benefit Your Health

There’s something hypnotizing about working with yarn. No, not the scratchy stuff your grandmother used during the 70s, though hard-wearing and economical brands of acrylic do have their place. There’s a world out there beyond big-box store brands, full of cashmere decadence, alpaca clouds and fluffy merino, of kettle-dyed nuance and hand-painted brilliance. What you may not know, however, is that both of these popular hobbies come with health benefits.

Stress Reduction

Speak to any psychologist and they’d likely agree that distraction is a useful technique to keep your cool during a crisis. The objective isn’t to completely ignore the problem, but rather to allow your brain to “reset” so you can think clearly. Caregivers for chronically or terminally ill loved ones may knit or crochet during long appointments and surgeries. Some cases of trichotillomania (compulsive hair pulling) or dermatillomania (compulsive skin picking) can be kept at bay through the distraction provided by a soft skein and a hook or needles.

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