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New study shows some red meat actually can be healthy for the heart

When it comes to a heart-healthy diet, most folks automatically flock to poultry or fish, but a recent study suggests it could be beneficial to reconsider positions on red meat.

August 15, 2012 | Brandee A. Thomas | Life top stories


Distracted pedestrians stumble into danger

We've all seen them: The folks who are too busy doing everything else except paying attention to where they're going.

August 13, 2012 | Brandee A. Thomas | Life top stories


Equine therapy helps some find their voice, others find their legs

It was just three words, not a very long sentence, but it was the most magical sound to Jennifer Lane's ears.

August 12, 2012 | Brandee A. Thomas | Life top stories


Latter-Day Saints offer their unwed a way to mix and mingle

In addition to worship services, most churches have also played host to a fair share of wedding ceremonies. And it's not uncommon to hear a pastor acknowledge a wedding anniversary from the pulpit or in church bulletins.

August 11, 2012 | Brandee A. Thomas | Life top stories


Decor can bring summer travels home

Remember how much you loved taking naps on the chaise of the bed and breakfast where you stayed during your last vacation? Or how much you couldn't get enough of looking at the tropical flowers in the arrangements on the dinner table during your last cruise?

August 10, 2012 | Brandee A. Thomas | Life top stories


How to avoid the pitfalls of a potluck

They can be joyous events, these gatherings of friends and food called potlucks. You know, a genial host and happy guests each toting a dish that perfectly complements salads, entrees and lip-smacking desserts spread across a flower-bedecked table.

August 08, 2012 | By Judy Hevrdejs Chicago Tribune | Life top stories


For a former medical examiner, writing about the horrors of his job was way to slay personal demons

Joseph Scott Morgan spent his entire career - and a good portion of his life in general - seeing things that most people would rather hide from view.

August 05, 2012 | Brandee A. Thomas | Life top stories


Finding a solution for even the peskiest landscape problem

CHICAGO- If you stand in the right spot in Tom and Karen Renk's Sugar Grove, Ill., yard, you may notice that dozens of trees on the property are in perfect lines. That's because the area used to be a black walnut nursery, and the 50- and 60-foot trees date back to the early 1950s. These trees are not gardener-friendly."We found out that black walnuts, from the leaves and the roots, give off this toxin, juglone, that keeps many other plants from growing," Tom Renk says.

August 03, 2012 | By William Hageman Chicago Tribune | Life top stories


Dahlonega physician partners with chef for book on eating well

If your goal is to become a healthier you, half the battle will be fought at your dinner table.

August 01, 2012 | Brandee A. Thomas | Life top stories


WomenSource luncheon will help ladies learn football with Lakeview coach

If you've ever watched or attended a football game, you know that the sport comes with its own language and culture.

July 31, 2012 | Brandee A. Thomas | Life top stories


Brenau summer program is feeding the minds — and bodies — of Hall County children

It's an epidemic that's widely known, but not greatly discussed.

July 29, 2012 | Brandee A. Thomas | Life top stories


Leaving a legacy

Emerald City residents may have been disappointed to discover their wizard was just a man behind a curtain, but local folks are happy to know the man controlling the happenings at the Good Samaritan Food and Furniture Ministry.

July 28, 2012 | Brandee A. Thomas | Life top stories


Planting the right crawler will minimize problems

In a quest for getting more value from their homes, many folks are no longer content with having a plain backyard. Instead they're looking for outdoor living spaces with a cohesive theme and look.

July 27, 2012 | Brandee A. Thomas | Life top stories


Lunch gear goes stainless, makes food safety easy

It's entirely likely I spend too much time thinking about the lunches I pack for my 7-year-old son. After all, he probably spends all of 5 minutes inhaling my hard work.

July 25, 2012 | By J.m. Hirsch AP Food Editor | Life top stories


Ballet students work to stay sharp over summer

If you've ever taken time off from exercising, you know how tough things are once you finally make it back into the gym.

July 23, 2012 | Brandee A. Thomas | Life top stories


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Blackshear Place Baptist Church growing after 60 years

What began as some 37 Christians trying to meet a need in the community of South Hall County has now turned into the 8,000-member Blackshear Place Baptist Church. And its small roots, originally planted on a 4-acre cornfield at the intersection of Atlanta and Winder highways, have grown to a 40-acre campus.

March 27, 2015 | Elise Perkins | Life top stories


Steps for achieving a spotless kitchen this spring

The sunshine of spring is peeking through homes across North Georgia and revealing messes that piled up during the winter. That means one thing: It's time for spring cleaning.

March 27, 2015 | AUDREY WILLIAMS For The Times | Life top stories


Beer experts: Suds tastes better at higher temperature

I have a drinking problem, and it makes me order two beers at a time in bars and restaurants.

March 24, 2015 | By Josh Noel Chicago Tribune | Life top stories


Gainesville girl leaps for equine excellence

Most girls go through a horse-loving phase at some point in their youth. For Burgin Lee, it was not a phase - it is a lifestyle.

March 24, 2015 | Kelsey Williamson | Life top stories


Toccoa woman undergoes surgery to remove colon cancer

On Feb. 19, Cathy Stowe gathered up her courage and faced one of her fears - undergoing her first routine colonoscopy screening.

March 23, 2015 | Kelsey Williamson | Life top stories


Gainesville native overcomes challenge of short arms

Her father's simple act of placing a pencil between her toes when she was 5 years old set Bessie Woods on the path to independent living.

March 22, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Life top stories


Chestatee Baptist Church opens new building debt-free

Nine years ago, members of Chestatee Baptist Church cast their ballots to consider building a new church on their property off Chestatee Road. And finally on Feb. 1, the congregation met in its new facility for the first time. The added bonus was the church did not borrow any money to pay for its new building. In fact, several church members said they felt "blessed" for building the church without having to take out a loan and go into debt.

March 21, 2015 | Elise Perkins | Life top stories


Outdoor furniture can last for years with proper care

When weather warms up, windows open, the grill fires up and patio furniture hits the deck as families spend more time outdoors, lounging in Adirondack chairs and hammocks to enjoy the spring and summer sun.

March 20, 2015 | Kelsey Williamson | Life top stories


Humane society to provide shot for furry friends

Pet owners seeking an affordable way to care for their four-legged friends will have their chance this weekend.

March 19, 2015 | Times staff reports | Life top stories


Classic sounds celebrate Bach's birth

Music lovers with an affinity for Johann Sebastian Bach and his other classical friends will be delighted with the upcoming concert from the Lanier Chamber Singers.

March 19, 2015 | Times staff reports | Life top stories


Find classic soup, sandwich combo at Papa Sam's

Tucked away behind the glittering jewelry, rustic home decor and fashionable accessories at Nest Feathers boutique in Oakwood is a small counter with a chalkboard sign reading "Soup of the Day."

March 18, 2015 | Kelsey Williamson | Life top stories


Cleveland couple bonds with breed of Great Pyrenees

When Marla McSwiney first met Noah, her niece's Great Pyrenees dog, she saw a fluffy, white being that was loving and loyal. However, Noah had heartworms, and McSwiney had no idea how to help care for the animal. She called up John Heldrich, founder of Great Pyrenees Rescue of Atlanta, to ask for his advice.

March 17, 2015 | Kelsey Williamson | Life top stories


Doctors establishing pharmacies inside practices to make patients’ lives easier

As more consumers seem to favor one-stop shopping with their retail choices, some doctors' offices are starting to adopt the same trend by establishing pharmacies inside their own practices.

March 15, 2015 | Amanda Head | Life top stories


Gainesville man recalls serving in army with real-life 'Forrest Gump'

Life may have been "like box of chocolates" for Forrest Gump, but for the 42 men who entered into Cai Lay, Vietnam, on a fateful November night in 1967, they pretty much knew what they were going to get.

March 15, 2015 | Kelsey Williamson | Life top stories


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