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Swift hits reset, shakes things up

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Tips for cooking a turkey

Subscriber onlyA whole turkey is probably the biggest thing most of us will ever cook. Continue reading...

Cirque Dreams promises dazzling Holidaze spectacle

Subscriber onlyProducer/director Neil Goldberg says his Cirque Dreams Holidaze has changed a lot since it was last onstage at Little Rock's Robinson Center five years ago. Continue reading...

Chicago Med resuscitated; Fixer Upper's end nigh

Subscriber onlyNow that Law & Order: True Crime has finished with the Menendez brothers trial, Chicago Med can finally come off the bench and start Season 3. Continue reading...

'Autism spectrum disorder' is the issue du jour

Subscriber onlyQ In the school district where I used to teach, I attended many meetings concerning children with special needs. Many of the kids in question were said to be "on the (autism) spectrum." In 15 years I witnessed the number of supposedly autistic children go from practically zero to enough to fill a special education class at almost every one of our 30-plus schools. A good number of these children were eventually mainstreamed into my class, and I felt then and even more strongly now that they were wrongly diagnosed. I can only think of two kids who in my estimation were classically autistic. Will you please clarify the difference between a legitimate autism diagnosis and one involving the so-called "spectrum"? Continue reading...

Super Quiz: Symbols

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Helpful Hints

DEAR HELOISE: I'm concerned about loan companies whose advertisements use words like "speedy," "now," "quick" (sometimes styled as "quik"), "fast," "express," "zippy," "dash" and "rush." Continue reading...

Sister's living situation is all up to your parents, not you

Subscriber onlyDEAR CAROLYN: My sister, "Sarah," is turning 30 soon. Except during college, she has lived with my parents rent-free her entire life. I have always taken the stance of, "It's my parents' and sister's business what they do," and never brought it up. Continue reading...

Horoscopes by Holiday

Subscriber onlyHappy birthday. Your creativity is going strong through the end of the year, but it's your practical efforts and team building actions that carry a plan to the payout. Give your body a new way to express your energy in 2018. You're strong, graceful and competitive. The places you see will invite you back: This is love. Continue reading...

On Christianity

DEAR REV. GRAHAM: I am in fifth grade, and I have to write a paper for class about Thanksgiving. Did people in Bible times have Thanksgiving, like we do? Continue reading...

Happy Trails: Emerald Trail Switchbacks

Subscriber onlyEMERALD TRAIL SWITCHBACKS Continue reading...

Learning from our ELDERS

Do those who top 110 have special DNA? One man’s quest opens genome databank

Subscriber onlyAs one of the exceedingly rare members of her species to live beyond age 110, Goldie Michelson had divulged her secrets countless times before dying last year at 113. Continue reading...

Don't be silly! Use these !!!! sparingly

Subscriber onlyI'm not above mocking my own writing quirks. A big problem is exclamation points, which I use to excess. Continue reading...

Chrysanthemums for that Old Lady

Subscriber onlyStrictly speaking, a birthday is the anniversary of a birth. That's why, when we teach kids to show us how old they are, we don't let them hold up a finger for the day they emerged. Continue reading...

Run 6, 12 or 24 hours with the Striders club

Subscriber onlyThe annual 6/12/24 Hour Endurance Challenge is one way to incinerate extra calories you eat on Thanksgiving. The footrace is Friday and Saturday, or just Saturday, in Benton. Racer's choice. Continue reading...