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In 1966, country-music icon Johnny Cash released his 23rd album, “Everybody Loves a Nut.” Filled with novelty songs, such as the title tune (“Everybody loves a nut; the whole world loves a weirdo; Brains are in a rut, but everybody loves a nut”), he was sure right about one thing. Nuts are w…

In the 1950 driver’s education film, “Last Date,” actor Dick York plays Nick, a bad boy who drives recklessly. A peer warns Nick that he’s destined to commit “teenicide,” defined in the film as “the fine art of killing yourself, and maybe someone else, with an automobile before you reach the…

“You can’t separate the mind and body,” Jack LaLanne once told USA Today. The Godfather of Modern Fitness, he lived to be 96 and learned early in life that exercise (combined with proper nutrition) could give your body and mind a significantly younger RealAge. In his heyday, critics called L…

“You are what you eat” is an old saying originally penned in 1826 by the gastronomic food-wizard Anthelme Brillat-Savarin in his essay on the physiology of gout. He wrote, “Dis-moi ce que tu manges, je te dirai ce que tu es” [Tell me what you eat, and I will tell you what you are]. The same …

When Sade (pronounced “sha-day”) sings “Smooth Operator” your heartbeat slows, your shoulders relax, you feel calmer. That’s good for heart ‘n’ soul! Well, smoothies can do the same for you if you make them with spinach or other dark green, leafy veggies.

Manchester — Nearly 9 out of 10 people 50 and older want to remain in their homes as long as possible, according to AARP. But most homes do not fit the changing needs of people as they age.

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DEAR ABBY: I am having issues with a friend who gets handed most everything he wants. I had to grow up when I was very young, pay my own way for things and take care of myself. I work three jobs to pay my rent in a house with four other people while still pursuing my passion.

Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at Granite State College, known as OLLI, plans five previews of its winter/spring classes, starting today at Bethany Covenant Church, 1 Covenant Way, in Bedford. The gathering will begin with refreshments at noon, followed by the program at 1 p.m.

With the holidays behind us and the start of this new year, we decided it would be fun to carry the spirit of giving through the entire year. Call it a resolution, if you must. We are talking about Random Acts of Kindness. If you're wondering how you can keep your karma bank full all year lo…

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