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Miss Manners: Announcing a ceremony that didn’t happen

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Dear Miss Manners: My daughter is a high school senior who graduated this year. However, because of the coronavirus, there was no graduation ceremony.At the beginning of the school year, we ordered graduation announcements that stated the originally scheduled location, date and time of the ceremony. My daughter thinks it's "stupid" to send them out,…

The Wisdom of the Greeks

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  It seems that the time has come to look back to the wisdom of the Greeks since many of us are utterly confused by the current state of medicine and nutrition. TMI, for sure!...

Congresswoman Claudia Tenney Helps Pass Bills to Combat Sanctuary Cities, Keep Americans Safe

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House Passes No Sanctuary for Criminals Act, Kate’s Law Washington, D.C.—Today, Congresswoman Claudia Tenney (NY-22) helped pass two bills to strengthen public safety, enhance national security measures and keep Americans safe by enforcing federal immigration...

Rishi Sunak confirms tampon tax will be scrapped

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The chancellor confirmed in his budget that the government is to scrap the controversial tampon tax and abolish VAT on all women’s sanitary products from 2021.Tampons and other women’s sanitary products currently attract 5% VAT.This will be dropped when the transition period for Britain departure from the EU ends on 31 December.The decision marks a…

Will Wearing A Mask Be Bad For My Skin?

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As we approach the sixth month of the Coronavirus pandemic, the hottest topic on everybody’s lips is face masks. The nation seems divided on whether we should be wearing one or not.Despite the guidance by the Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and World Health Organisation (WHO), both advocating the use of face-coverings to…

Here’s a sourdough pizza dough that waits on you — and not vice versa

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Overview Ingredients StepsI was doing it wrong.Or rather, I was making it more complicated.Every time I made pizza dough or bread, I would feed my sourdough starter (Frampton, if you haven’t already been introduced) 12 to 18 hours in advance, so it would be ready for use in place of yeast. This also created an…

Beauty sector angry and puzzled as pubs reopen, but not salons

After three months in lockdown, many had assumed the days of DIY pedicures would soon be over. But, unlike cinemas and hairdressers, nail bars and beauty and tanning salons will be forced to keep their doors shut on Saturday, with no idea when they can reopen them.“It’s really disappointing,” said Alix Claxton-Wood, the owner of…

This reliable jam recipe will let you savor the best berries and stone fruit...

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Overview Ingredients StepsThese glorious months of raspberries and peaches, blackberries, plums and nectarines inevitably lead me to making jam. I can’t leave a farmers market without pounds of ripe fruit destined for glistening jars lined up in the pantry. Because I’ve been making fruit jams for most of my life, I know what the bubbles look…

5 Ways to Stay Motivated While Working on Your Fitness Goals

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Committing to an active lifestyle is often easier said than done. Unless you live and breathe fitness, it can be difficult to convince yourself to get out of bed and exercise.Fortunately, there are a few strategies out there that can help you stick to a healthier lifestyle.To give you a head start, here are five…

Save that pasta water. It’s the key to this creamy goat cheese sauce.

Overview Ingredients StepsA big bowl of warm pasta often was my go-to on weeknights when I didn’t feel like cooking. I’d boil it, toss it with olive oil, assorted dried herbs and grated Parmesan, and dig in.Then, I discovered how with just the tiniest bit more effort, I could go from a satisfying bowl of…