Sholeh Patrick

Idaho’s a fine place to retire

January 18, 2018 at 5:00 am

Idaho made yet another top 10 list of best places to retire. Talk about stating the obvious; gorgeous scenery, affordable living, quality medical facilities, vibrant and friendly communities. All good, if we’re ready. According to the Feder...

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Question is, who are you?

January 16, 2018 at 5:00 am

What began as an everyday greeting at a workout Sunday soon resulted in one of those consciousness-raising moments. Ironic, really; Peak Fitness is where one normally focuses on the body, not the mind. Yet in a way, apropos. Because a very ...

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MLP: Drop eggcorns from yon tenterhooks

January 11, 2018 at 5:00 am

READ, people; read literature! Please, and urge others to follow suit (do the same, like a card game). So many commonly abused and misused phrases — which the Brits call eggcorns — are simply a matter of inadequate exposure to good writers....

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Earthing’s great, even if it’s so obvious

January 09, 2018 at 5:00 am

Ever shake your head at a “new” trend, because (a) it’s so obvious, and (b) it’s as old as dirt?Case in point: “Earthing” — the notion that we benefit from connecting with the earth. Walking barefoot in grass. Napping in a field. Bare legs ...

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Adopt 10 financial resolutions

January 04, 2018 at 5:00 am

Considering a New Year’s Resolution? Healthier habits and weight loss are probably the most common, and the topic of a recent column. Others resolve to be kinder or more patient, perhaps less stressed — which are not unrelated. In fact, mon...

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Two words that tower over 2017 socially

January 02, 2018 at 5:00 am

Hold on to your hats, folks. It’s a youthquake — the Oxford Dictionaries Word of the Year. Just what is a youthquake? Pretty much like it sounds:“A significant cultural, political, or social change arising from the actions or influence of y...

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So, you want to lose weight

December 28, 2017 at 5:00 am

The fading holiday glow — and associated excuse to overeat — tempts a New Year’s weight loss resolution. Sadly, the odds are against keeping it. For most of us the determination tapers off well before spring.So how do you beat the odds? Med...

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AP says these 10 stories tops in ’17

December 26, 2017 at 5:00 am

In a year-end tradition dating back to 1936, newspapers rank their top 10 stories. These are the multi-headline attention-grabbers, the emotion-evokers — stories that leave readers thinking long after the ink dries.You’ll see our Top 10 soo...

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Hey, give Rudolph a little vitamin C

December 21, 2017 at 5:00 am

If you hear sneezing on your roof Sunday night, don’t worry. It’s just Rudolph’s cold. Norwegian scientists suggested any red-nosed reindeer must have a parasitic respiratory infection.Ten more Christmas tidbits from various sources collect...

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American spirit of Hanukkah

December 19, 2017 at 5:00 am

American cultural identity is synonymous with revolution and religious freedom. Which makes the story of Hanukkah quintessentially American. Under Alexander The Great’s Persian empire, government didn’t interfere with religious exercise. Je...

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