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‘Specialness spirals’ can make ordinary items feel like treasures

Editor’s note: The Conversation is an independent and nonprofit source of news, analysis and commentary from academic experts. Today’s piece is by Jacqueline Rifkin, University of Missouri-Kansas City. (THE CONVERSATION) — Years ago, I bought a blouse at Target. That same day, I ...

How to clean your TV and make downsizing fun

Dear Readers: When you bring a new flat-screen TV into your home, the screen has to be handled carefully when cleaning. Read the manufacturer’s manual to find out how you should clean and care for it. Some screens have an anti-glare coating that could be damaged by some cleaners. Before you ...

Worried about future if husband strays

Dear Annie: I’ve been very happily married for several years to a man I love deeply. Suddenly, his son from a previous marriage, who lives in another state, wants Dad to move to his state to be close to him, as he and his wife are planning a family. His son and I have never been close. My ...

Hughes graduates with honors from Airforce basic training

SAN ANTONIO, Texas — U.S. Airforce Airman Lucas R. Hughes has completed an intense eight and a half week training program at joint base San Antonio-Lackland, in San Antonio, Texas. Hughes graduated with honors, was awarded the Top Male for Physical Fitness in his squadron, and earned Warhawk ...

Briefs

Escanaba Schools Indian Education ESCANABA — Escanaba Schools Indian Education regrets to confirm that there will not be a Fall Feast. There will be a Parent Committee meeting on Monday, Oct. 18 at 5:15 p.m., Upper Elementary, located at 1500 Ludington Street, in the teacher’s lounge. ...

The freelancing boom may change how you buy life insurance

Younger generations seem to have a knack for disrupting the status quo, and life insurance may be next on the list. As Generation Z and millennial workers challenge the concept of a traditional career and drive an increase in freelancing, the role of workplace group life insurance in long-term ...