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Author Ransom Riggs draws inspiration from old photos for Peculiar Children series, sequel 'Hollow C

Author Ransom Riggs draws inspiration from old photos for Peculiar Children series, sequel 'Hollow C

Ever since author Ransom Riggs was a child, he has loved collecting things. At first, it was baseball cards. Now an adult, he collects peculiar vintage photos, which he began accumulating about five years ago.
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Posted: Feb 24, 1:46 a.m.
New pictures of dwarf planet show ‘mysterious’ bright spots

New pictures of dwarf planet show ‘mysterious’ bright spots

PASADENA, Calif. — Researchers are closer than ever to seeing the surface of the dwarf planet Ceres.
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Posted: Feb 22, 12:27 p.m.
Adding curb appeal to your house

Adding curb appeal to your house

Real estate professionals say it time and time again: Curb appeal (or the lack thereof) can make or break a deal. They say potential buyers form their opinions about a given property within the first 15 seconds of viewing a house. Whether you are selling your house or not, curb appeal is important and can be a source of pride and satisfaction for a homeowner.
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Posted: Feb 22, 12:27 p.m.
‘Fireball’ meteor lights up Pittsburgh sky in video

‘Fireball’ meteor lights up Pittsburgh sky in video

PITTSBURGH — A 500-pound meteor put on a show early Tuesday morning.
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Posted: Feb 19, 11:56 p.m.
Mysterious haze on Mars puzzles scientists

Mysterious haze on Mars puzzles scientists

The discovery of an unusually large, hazy plume on Mars by amateur astronomers is now puzzling the experts.
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Posted: Feb 19, 1:47 p.m.


16 images to celebrate the International Year of Light

Light is a powerful force in the universe.
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Posted: Feb 19, 9:07 a.m.
Book review: 'The Line That Divides' is a historical thriller, love story set in WWII

Book review: 'The Line That Divides' is a historical thriller, love story set in WWII

"THE LINE THAT DIVIDES: A World War II Novel," by Melanie Mason, Walnut Springs Press, $17.99, 229 pages (f)
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Posted: Feb 18, 12:45 p.m.
Book review: Vandagriff's 'Exile' shares romance in pre-WWII Europe

Book review: Vandagriff's 'Exile' shares romance in pre-WWII Europe

"EXILE," by G.G. Vandagriff, The Orson Whitney Press, $12.99, 311 pages (f)
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Posted: Feb 17, 9:55 a.m.
Selma is among holy places in America

Selma is among holy places in America

There are places that are holy in American history. There is Gettysburg and Shiloh. Lexington and Concord are places where our country began. Ground Zero in Manhattan and a field in Pennsylvania need no explanation. To this list, Americans need to add Selma, Alabama.
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Posted: Feb 12, 9:19 a.m.
Make no mistake about it, Valentine's Day is about feasting

Make no mistake about it, Valentine's Day is about feasting

Make no mistake about it, Valentine's Day is about feasting — or at least that's how it was originally intended.
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Posted: Feb 11, 5:41 a.m.
Fruit Pizza Cookies involve the whole family with delicious results

Fruit Pizza Cookies involve the whole family with delicious results

When it comes to making Valentine's Day treats, sugar cookies are always a winner.
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Posted: Feb 11, 5:41 a.m.


Valentine's Day is for everyone



I feel sad whenever I hear someone grumble, "I hate Valentine's Day."
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Posted: Feb 11, 5:31 a.m.


20 fun ways to love your sweetie this Valentine's Day

Want to "wow" your beloved with several surprises on Valentine's Day? Here's a list of 20 awesome ideas to get you started. And if you want to spread the love, make your sweetie feel extra special with a whole week of heartfelt gestures.
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Posted: Feb 10, 12:10 p.m.
Richelle Mead packs shocking surprises into series' final installment, 'The Ruby Circle'

Richelle Mead packs shocking surprises into series' final installment, 'The Ruby Circle'

After nine years and 12 books, author Richelle Mead brings the world she created in her best-selling Vampire Academy series and its spinoff series, Bloodlines, to a close — with a series of surprises that are sure to excite its dedicated fandom.
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Posted: Feb 9, 6:10 p.m.
Book review: 'The Year of Living Virtuously (Weekends Off)' reflects on virtue, vice

Book review: 'The Year of Living Virtuously (Weekends Off)' reflects on virtue, vice

"THE YEAR OF LIVING VIRTUOUSLY (WEEKENDS OFF): One Woman's Search for Meaning in an Ordinary Life," by Teresa Jordan, Counterpoint Press, $23, 224 pages (nf)
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Posted: Feb 9, 5:20 p.m.
3 new ways for women to look at Valentine's Day

3 new ways for women to look at Valentine's Day

Hearts and flowers and candy. Lacey valentines decorated with ribbons and bows. Affectionate couples with stars in their eyes and their heads in the clouds. The romantic sentiments associated with Valentine’s Day can stir hopes and dreams for some — and evoke dismay and an accentuated sense of aloneness in others. Love yet to be expressed, lost love, broken hearts and dashed expectations still exist even with cupid fluttering around like a dazed butterfly.
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Posted: Feb 9, 11:20 a.m.


The new wave of female pop empowerment

Meghan Trainor exploded onto the music scene this year with her groovy, sugar-laced pop album, “Title.” Among the songs on her album, which features a mashup sound of hip-hop, dancehall and 1950s chord sets, is the song “All About that Bass.”
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Posted: Feb 6, 12:30 p.m.
Cookbook review: 'I Love Ramen' spruces up a college staple

Cookbook review: 'I Love Ramen' spruces up a college staple

"I LOVE RAMEN," by Toni Patrick, Gibbs Smith, $16.99, 128 pages
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Posted: Feb 5, 12:10 p.m.
Cookbook review: 'Bacon Lover's Cookbook' shares recipes for a tasty guilty pleasure

Cookbook review: 'Bacon Lover's Cookbook' shares recipes for a tasty guilty pleasure


Posted: Feb 5, 5:00 a.m.

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