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One trick to traveling cheaply: flexibility

So you want to travel on a budget. Who doesn’t? Yet it’s easy to get overwhelmed by all the cheap travel tips, hacks and strategies out there that promise unbelievable deals on airfare and hotels. In reality, there’s only one important tactic for traveling cheaply: being flexible with ...

Watch out for tax scams and trust your gut with suspicious letters

Dear Heloise: The other day I received a letter saying I had not paid my property taxes. It looked like it was from my mortgage company and looked very real. The letter said they were going to investigate the history of my property taxes, including my IRS tax statements. I knew they were ...

Living in fear he’ll leave for someone thinner

Dear Annie: I’m a happily married woman with two young children. My problem is that I’m very overweight, and I’m desperately afraid that my husband will leave me for someone skinny. I’ve voiced these insecurities to him. He swears to God that I’m the only one he’ll ever love, that ...

Briefs

Bake sale set for Aug. 7 ESCANABA — First United Methodist Church, located at 302 S. 6th St., Escanaba, will be holding a bake sale in front of the church on Saturday, Aug. 7, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. There will be pies, cookies, breads, and more, and all items will be pre-packaged for ...

Enjoying the U.P. summer with a hammock in the shade

ESCANABA — A hammock in the shade means comfort and fun. Norman Rockwell has a famous painting of a sailor home on leave, sleeping in a backyard hammock. A beagle snoozes peacefully on his legs. A hammock equals a smile. Years ago, when you thought of a hammock, you thought of a ...

Pipelines are controversial, but one helped win World War II

Editor’s note: The Conversation is an independent and nonprofit source of news, analysis and commentary from academic experts. Today’s piece is by W. Bernard Carlson, of the University of Virginia. (THE CONVERSATION) — Oil and gas pipelines have become flashpoints in discussions of ...