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Dining out is no longer reserved for celebrating milestones or other special occasions. Many people dine out regularly for meals. A 2016 Gallup poll found that 61 percent of Americans eat dinner out at least once a week, and 16 percent are frequent diners, eating out three or more times per week.

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If you’re looking for a memorable vacation experience, getting behind the wheel and taking to the open road can provide the perfect opportunity to create your own journey and explore at your own pace.

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There is something about the winter months that seems to awaken a sense of wanderlust in many people. Whether it’s the need for an escape from the bitter, drab conditions or a desire for a break from the hectic schedule that often accompanies the season, carving out time to head south may be…

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Most great holiday gatherings start with great food and end with quality time spent with loved ones. This holiday season, rely on simple recipes that let you spend less time in the kitchen and more time celebrating special moments with family and friends.

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There has never been a better time to start thinking ahead to plans for turkey-roasting and gift-wrapping. To put anyone in the holiday mood and prime for planning, check out these holiday fun facts, courtesy of Nationwide, Pew Research, Statistics Canada, and Good Housekeeping.

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According to the Food Network, thawing a frozen turkey takes several days. The popular food-based television channel says it can take roughly four to five days for a frozen 20-pound turkey to fully defrost. Thanksgiving hosts who plan to cook turkeys that weight more than 20 lbs. should affo…

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Bad habits run the gamut, from the relatively innocuous, such as biting one’s nails, to the potentially deadly, such as smoking tobacco. As much as people may strive to avoid bad habits, few people may say they don’t have at least one. A 2015 60 Minutes/Vanity Fair poll found that people ten…

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Raking leaves is a chore many people immediately associate with autumn. Even though raking seems like a simple activity, it’s still possible to be injured while removing leaves from the yard.

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NEW ORLEANS (AP) — When employees enter Saba — an Israeli restaurant started by award-winning chef Alon Shaya — they pass by the company’s mission statement, which emphasizes the importance of a safe and comfortable working environment. Only at the end does it really get around to food with …

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Long-term U.S. mortgage rates edged slightly higher this week amid continued anxiety in financial markets as interest rates rise.

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BEAU MONT, Texas (AP) — The halls of the once-dormant Al Price State Juvenile Correctional Facility smell of cleaning solution as busy volunteers prepped for an open house, wiping down forgotten windows and stocking shelves of food for the hungry.

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NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The New Orleans Museum of Art is winding up the city’s tricentennial with an exhibition of dozens of paintings collected by the man the city is named for: Philippe II, Duke of Orleans. He was King Louis XIV’s nephew and regent of France for eight years, ruling for the boy …

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SIMPSONVILE, S.C. (AP) — Like the location of Jimmy Hoffa’s body, the secret formula for Coca-Cola and whether there are aliens in outer space, the identity of the winner of the second-biggest lottery in American history may remain hidden forever — because of where the person bought the ticket.

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SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (AP) — The boyhood home of children’s author and illustrator Dr. Seuss is getting a $500,000 restoration as part of a plan to turn it into an innovation center for educators, students, writers and artists.

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Dear Doctor: I’m 67 years old and because I was told that it’s harder for folks my age to get enough vitamin B12, IstartedtakingaBcomplex supplement. My husband, who is 72, did, too. But now it turns out that these are linked to lung cancer? What should we do?

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Dear Doctor: The 7-year-old in our family has discovered yawns are “catching,” and he just loves it when he can get his daddy to start yawning, too. Of course, now he wants to know why, but even after looking online, we’re not sure of the answer. Does anyone really understand yawning?

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Holiday phone calls. Birthday phone calls. These were the times when Jessica German could count on contact from her older half-sister, Rhiannon German.

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Cancer survival rates are on the rise, and that rise can be credited to a host of factors. Advancements in cancer research and treatment have played a big role in rising survival rates, as have the efforts of various organizations to promote cancer prevention and raise awareness about the disease.

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Dear Doctor: I’m only 22 and already I’ve gotten whiplash from all the studies about coffee. First it’s bad for you, then it’s good. Then, oops, no — it’s actually bad. My girlfriend’s a serious coffee drinker, and she’s thrilled about another new study that says coffee’s going to help her l…

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For the first time, one of the new immunotherapy drugs has shown promise against breast cancer in a large study that combined it with chemotherapy to treat an aggressive form of the disease. But the benefit for most women was small, raising questions about whether the treatment is worth its …

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CORTONA, Italy (AP) — After my breast cancer diagnosis and as I was going through what would be more than a year of treatments that included chemotherapy and radiation, I vowed I would return to Italy. Both sets of my grandparents emigrated from there, and I always turned to Italy as a sourc…

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The hair loss, fatigue and nausea were a given. As a nurse, Toni C. Wild had seen patients faced with these common side effects of chemotherapy. What Wild did not expect when she was diagnosed with breast cancer at age 29 is that the chemotherapy drugs she received would damage her heart.

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Genentech, a member of the Roche Group (SIX: RO, ROG; OTCQX: RHHBY), has announced the Phase III KATHERINE study met its primary endpoint, showing Kadcyla ® (ado-trastuzumab emtansine) as a single agent significantly reduced the risk of disease recurrence or death (invasive disease-free surv…

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Stitching spirals of ultrasoft cotton and bamboo yarn, the Friday afternoon knitters at Sew Steamboat put their time and skills toward a number of charity projects.

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Since first opening its doors in April of 2015, the goal of the Proton Therapy Center at Ackerman Cancer Center was to provide patients access to the best radiation therapy possible. Just a few short years later, the center has done just that with the start of the their 1,000 th patient.

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With Republicans and Democrats joining forces again in a bipartisan effort to target the U.S. opioid crisis, an Associated Press analysis of the first wave of emergency money from Congress finds that states are taking very different approaches to spending it.