sleepyeyenews.com http://www.sleepyeyenews.com/apps/pbcs.dll/section sleepyeyenews.com delivers up-to-the-minute news and information on the latest top stories, weather, entertainment, politics and more. Mon, 10 Mar 2014 14:52:56 +0000 Jim Hillibish: Lent: Why your church smells like a deep fryer http://www.sleepyeyenews.com/article/20140310/NEWS/140319942/-1/lifestyle?rssfeed=true Mon, 10 Mar 2014 12:19:56 +0000 By Jim Hillibish More Content Now http://www.sleepyeyenews.com/article/20140310/NEWS/140319942/-1/lifestyle • Groceries are packed with seafood and coupon deals.
• Fast-food joints are rolling out sandies with names such as Reel Big Fillet (Arby's) and the Premium Alaskan (BK), which replaced the politically incorrect Whaler. KFC is fighting back with its Colonel's Double Fillet monster.
• McDonald's hopes to beat last year's sales of 296 million Fillet O' Fish with cheese, says spokeswoman Dayna Proud. Some 30 percent happens during Lent. [...]]]>
Jim Hillibish: Hot pepper sauces are ‘da’ bomb’ http://www.sleepyeyenews.com/article/20140310/NEWS/140319944/-1/lifestyle?rssfeed=true Mon, 10 Mar 2014 12:10:19 +0000 By Jim Hillibish More Content Now http://www.sleepyeyenews.com/article/20140310/NEWS/140319944/-1/lifestyle These memories rapidly are morphing into today's tongue-numbing hell of boutique hot sauces.
You once encountered them at the tourist traps. Now walls of scorching liquid fire with attractive labels such as "Mother Pucker" and "Dat'l Do It" have invaded our grocery stores.
As usual, YouTube is powering the explosion with its Stupid Human Tricks. You've seen them, [...]]]>
Healthy Habits: Poison-proof your home http://www.sleepyeyenews.com/article/20140310/NEWS/140319945/-1/lifestyle?rssfeed=true Mon, 10 Mar 2014 12:01:37 +0000 By Betsy Cross More Content Now http://www.sleepyeyenews.com/article/20140310/NEWS/140319945/-1/lifestyle More than 3 million calls were made to America's 56 Poison Control Centers in 2012. You might think that [...]]]> A League of Her Own: Part of the team http://www.sleepyeyenews.com/article/20140310/NEWS/140319947/-1/lifestyle?rssfeed=true Mon, 10 Mar 2014 11:54:15 +0000 By Heather Harris More Content Now http://www.sleepyeyenews.com/article/20140310/NEWS/140319947/-1/lifestyle It's in that moment you recognize that you are smiling. Not a fake, or posed-for-selfie-shot, but a sincere, broad, takes-over-your-face smile.
I love the moments that create these take-over-your-face grins. I was witness to such a moment on a recent Friday night during a hometown high school boys [...]]]>
On Technology: Crummy cell pictures http://www.sleepyeyenews.com/article/20140310/NEWS/140319948/-1/lifestyle?rssfeed=true Mon, 10 Mar 2014 11:46:50 +0000 By Jim Hillibish More Content Now http://www.sleepyeyenews.com/article/20140310/NEWS/140319948/-1/lifestyle Downside: Tablet and cell cams still produce lower-quality images than stand-alone cameras. It's all in the sensor that records the shot. There's not a lot of room or power in a handheld. For sharpness and depth of color, they cannot beat the competition.
I spent a Saturday trying to improve my Samsung tablet photos. Here's what [...]]]>
Dr. Jeff Hersh: Precautionary advice for travelers http://www.sleepyeyenews.com/article/20140310/NEWS/140319950/-1/lifestyle?rssfeed=true Mon, 10 Mar 2014 11:39:33 +0000 By Dr. Jeff Hersh More Content Now http://www.sleepyeyenews.com/article/20140310/NEWS/140319950/-1/lifestyle A: Many things can be done to help ensure a traveler's health and safety. See your healthcare provider (HCP) well before your planned departure date.
• Get evaluated to be sure you are in good enough health for your trip.
• Your measles-mumps-rubella (MMR), diphtheria-tetanus-pertussis (DTP), chicken pox, polio, flu and any other routine vaccinations your HCP recommends should be up to date.
• [...]]]>
Get A Life: It's time to grow up http://www.sleepyeyenews.com/article/20140310/NEWS/140319966/-1/lifestyle?rssfeed=true Mon, 10 Mar 2014 09:53:38 +0000 By Loretta LaRoche More Content Now http://www.sleepyeyenews.com/article/20140310/NEWS/140319966/-1/lifestyle The words were barely out of his mouth when thousands of people began sending tweets about his [...]]]> Jeff Vrabel: Bacon app goes too far for this bacon lover http://www.sleepyeyenews.com/article/20140310/NEWS/140319967/-1/lifestyle?rssfeed=true Mon, 10 Mar 2014 09:48:20 +0000 By Jeff Vrabel More Content Now http://www.sleepyeyenews.com/article/20140310/NEWS/140319967/-1/lifestyle Don't get me wrong: I love bacon. I eat it all the time, because I make a habit of ignoring things my "doctor" tells me about "my cholesterol levels" and how they're "dangerously high" and "how many more times do we need to go over this same information, Mr. Vrabel?" (Ugh, doctors and their complicated [...]]]> Home Help: Save money without skimping on style on your kitchen remodel http://www.sleepyeyenews.com/article/20140310/NEWS/140319997/-1/lifestyle?rssfeed=true Mon, 10 Mar 2014 00:01:00 +0000 http://www.sleepyeyenews.com/article/20140310/NEWS/140319997/-1/lifestyle Home remodel projects don't have to require an extensive budget, or look cheap when using less expensive materials. If you're interested in updating the look of your kitchen, you can find products and materials that allow you to create a beautiful and stylish home without paying a high price.
The trick to finding these products and materials is keeping an open mind, says Summer Baltzer, interior designer and former host of HGTV's Design on a Dime.
"Most homeowners are [...]]]>
Cooks’ Books: Possibilities for a special shower season http://www.sleepyeyenews.com/article/20140309/NEWS/140309634/-1/lifestyle?rssfeed=true Sun, 09 Mar 2014 21:57:10 +0000 By Lisa Messinger Creators Syndicate http://www.sleepyeyenews.com/article/20140309/NEWS/140309634/-1/lifestyle How to dazzle at a seasonal soiree — like a bridal or baby shower, spring tea party, picnic or potluck — when you have barely a second? Freeze these showstoppers ahead.
How to keep the children happily occupied at the kids' table? Let them draw on the paper tablecloth, eat in costumes or play with an interactive [...]]]>
After-Work Gourmet: Mini chefs can inspire big ideas http://www.sleepyeyenews.com/article/20140309/NEWS/140309635/-1/lifestyle?rssfeed=true Sun, 09 Mar 2014 21:28:59 +0000 By Lisa Messinger Creators Syndicate http://www.sleepyeyenews.com/article/20140309/NEWS/140309635/-1/lifestyle Instead, make it a point to partake in the practice meals prepared by the budding kid cooks in your circle. As they learn, they're usually searching the Internet, cookbooks and family members' prized recipe boxes for examples that are simple, impressive and [...]]]> Nutrition News: Leafy greens are nutrition rockstars http://www.sleepyeyenews.com/article/20140309/NEWS/140309636/-1/lifestyle?rssfeed=true Sun, 09 Mar 2014 21:19:03 +0000 http://www.sleepyeyenews.com/article/20140309/NEWS/140309636/-1/lifestyle Creators Syndicate
We could pick a lot of food to fit this category, but when it comes to nutrition, leafy greens are rockstars, according to the latest issue of Food & Nutrition magazine.
Here's why — they top the charts in vitamins A, C and K, potassium and fiber with only 5 to 40 calories per cup. Cruciferous vegetables such as kale, collards and cabbages are natural defenders and recognized for their potential roles in cancer prevention. Kale, spinach and turnip [...]]]>
Wine Talk: New Souverain maintains value legacy http://www.sleepyeyenews.com/article/20140307/NEWS/140309676/-1/lifestyle?rssfeed=true Fri, 07 Mar 2014 10:19:55 +0000 By Robert Whitley Creators Syndicate http://www.sleepyeyenews.com/article/20140307/NEWS/140309676/-1/lifestyle If money were no object, a top-notch Barolo or perhaps a grand cru Burgundy would do nicely as my house wine. That's not very realistic, however, because I, like most everyone else, have a limited budget for wine. Thus my never-ending search for value wines that deliver outstanding quality at a modest price.
Value is relative, of course. I was recently impressed with the 2010 Chateau St. Jean Sonoma County [...]]]>
Looking Up: 'Spring star' to briefly vanish http://www.sleepyeyenews.com/article/20140307/NEWS/140309704/-1/lifestyle?rssfeed=true Fri, 07 Mar 2014 01:01:00 +0000 By Peter Becker More Content Now http://www.sleepyeyenews.com/article/20140307/NEWS/140309704/-1/lifestyle Keep an eye out for Regulus and don't be surprised of one night this month it briefly disappears.
Stars normally don't just "go out" suddenly, but for a certain area of the Northeast U.S., [...]]]>
Health Watch: Plank like a pro http://www.sleepyeyenews.com/article/20140307/NEWS/140309925/-1/lifestyle?rssfeed=true Fri, 07 Mar 2014 01:01:00 +0000 http://www.sleepyeyenews.com/article/20140307/NEWS/140309925/-1/lifestyle Have you ever tried planking on top of a fridge? How about on a desk, a train or on top of a billboard sign? No? But you might have laughed at those crazy viral photos of planking in unique places. Although their form isn't quite up to par, these plank daredevils are onto something — a plank is truly one of the best core exercises ever. No need to do endless crunches or break out expensive equipment: planking is an easy, all-terrain, effective exercise.
Planking offers a [...]]]>
Religion News: Vatican leads world in wine consumption http://www.sleepyeyenews.com/article/20140306/NEWS/140309926/-1/lifestyle?rssfeed=true Thu, 06 Mar 2014 01:01:00 +0000 http://www.sleepyeyenews.com/article/20140306/NEWS/140309926/-1/lifestyle Residents of tiny Vatican City consume more wine than any other country in the world.
According to statistics released by California's Wine Institute, residents drink 74 liters of wine per person a year, which is double the per-capita consumption of Italy as a whole. A standard bottle of wine is .75 liters.
That's double the amount of wine that's consumed in France or Italy and triple the amount drunk in the United Kingdom.
Some of that wine consumption is related [...]]]>
Peter Chianca: Daughter's first show conjures ghosts of rock concerts past http://www.sleepyeyenews.com/article/20140305/NEWS/140309807/-1/lifestyle?rssfeed=true Wed, 05 Mar 2014 11:02:18 +0000 By Peter Chianca More Content Now http://www.sleepyeyenews.com/article/20140305/NEWS/140309807/-1/lifestyle Somewhere among the screaming crowd whose pale [...]]]> In Good Faith: Lent Madness: The saintly smackdown! http://www.sleepyeyenews.com/article/20140305/NEWS/140309823/-1/lifestyle?rssfeed=true Wed, 05 Mar 2014 09:28:54 +0000 By the Rev. Tim Schenck More Content Now http://www.sleepyeyenews.com/article/20140305/NEWS/140309823/-1/lifestyle Yet true engagement of Lent transcends the stereotypes -- it's not about subsisting on twigs or walking around looking dour or practicing self-flagellation. Lent needn't be all doom and gloom. Lent is, [...]]]> 5 Things to Do This Weekend (March 7-9) http://www.sleepyeyenews.com/article/20140305/NEWS/140309866/-1/lifestyle?rssfeed=true Wed, 05 Mar 2014 01:01:00 +0000 http://www.sleepyeyenews.com/article/20140305/NEWS/140309866/-1/lifestyle 1. The big movies opening this weekend are "300: Rise of an Empire," an R action movie that is a sequel of sorts to the bloody "300'; and a film at the opposite end of the spectrum, the gentle PG "Mr. Peabody & Sherman," an animated tale about the titular characters.
2. This weekend is American Crossword Puzzle Weekend. It's a time to do some crosswords again - or for the first time. Check out your newspaper for the daily crossword, or head [...]]]>
Dear Monty: Utility bill increase squeezes tenants http://www.sleepyeyenews.com/article/20140305/NEWS/140309908/-1/lifestyle?rssfeed=true Wed, 05 Mar 2014 01:01:00 +0000 By Richard Montgomery More Content Now http://www.sleepyeyenews.com/article/20140305/NEWS/140309908/-1/lifestyle
sleepyeyenews.com http://www.sleepyeyenews.com/apps/pbcs.dll/section sleepyeyenews.com delivers up-to-the-minute news and information on the latest top stories, weather, entertainment, politics and more. Mon, 10 Mar 2014 14:52:57 +0000 Dear Michael: Ready to date again? http://www.sleepyeyenews.com/article/20140204/NEWS/140209844/-1/lifestyle?rssfeed=true Tue, 04 Feb 2014 11:38:54 +0000 By Michael Serode More Content Now http://www.sleepyeyenews.com/article/20140204/NEWS/140209844/-1/lifestyle My friend has been a widow for over a year. She seems so lonely, and I'd really like to see her be happy again. How soon can she start dating? She is in her late 60s, but still very active and beautiful. How young is too young for a new beau? I want to start talking to her about it, but I figured I would ask you about it first.
Sincerely,
Second Time Around
Dear Miss Second Time,
I think that since it has been a year it would be acceptable for her to start dating [...]]]>
A League of Her Own: Time waits for no one http://www.sleepyeyenews.com/article/20140130/NEWS/140139906/-1/lifestyle?rssfeed=true Thu, 30 Jan 2014 17:04:21 +0000 By Heather Gillis Harris More Content Now http://www.sleepyeyenews.com/article/20140130/NEWS/140139906/-1/lifestyle Watching my children grow up could possibly be the hardest change for me to accept.
I fully admit when they were first born I couldn't wait for them to be able to do things for themselves — to eat, walk, talk or use the bathroom without my help.
My exhaustion as a young, inexperienced parent caused me to wish time away.
When you are in the thick of it, you don't always appreciate [...]]]>
Shayne Looper: The prophet of the fall of Christendom http://www.sleepyeyenews.com/article/20140130/NEWS/140139918/-1/lifestyle?rssfeed=true Thu, 30 Jan 2014 15:01:52 +0000 By Shayne Looper More Content Now http://www.sleepyeyenews.com/article/20140130/NEWS/140139918/-1/lifestyle The church's moral authority has diminished. People are not turning to the church to ask what is right, they are turning to the courts to ask what is [...]]]> Family Matters: Toss out the guilt with the rest of the trash http://www.sleepyeyenews.com/article/20140130/NEWS/140139926/-1/lifestyle?rssfeed=true Thu, 30 Jan 2014 13:11:57 +0000 By Diana Boggia More Content Now http://www.sleepyeyenews.com/article/20140130/NEWS/140139926/-1/lifestyle Even if you are a seasoned parent with a large family, the needs of each child vary, and therefore your response to the challenge will vary.
To be most effective, you've got to be on your A game at all times, with expectations clearly defined, consequences for both wonderful and worrisome behavior at the ready, and a great, big bag available to carry parental guilt.
Hopefully, you are able to throw out [...]]]>
Gary Brown: The calm that comes with forgetfulness http://www.sleepyeyenews.com/article/20140128/NEWS/140129601/-1/lifestyle?rssfeed=true Tue, 28 Jan 2014 11:10:01 +0000 By Gary Brown http://www.sleepyeyenews.com/article/20140128/NEWS/140129601/-1/lifestyle My delay in remembering made unsurprising sense to me, in a confirming sort of way. The column, you see, concerned forgetting things.
I fear sometimes that I'm becoming my mother.
The chance that I could be following in her mental [...]]]>
Get A Life: The problem with the Biebers of the world http://www.sleepyeyenews.com/article/20140127/NEWS/140129701/-1/lifestyle?rssfeed=true Mon, 27 Jan 2014 19:56:00 +0000 By Loretta LaRoche http://www.sleepyeyenews.com/article/20140127/NEWS/140129701/-1/lifestyle My question is has it always been this way, or is it possible that our culture paves the way for individuals to become famous and rich without the foundation to support their success? Yes, [...]]]> On Computers: Delete never deletes; you need a disk washer for that http://www.sleepyeyenews.com/article/20140127/NEWS/140129639/-1/lifestyle?rssfeed=true Mon, 27 Jan 2014 17:17:30 +0000 http://www.sleepyeyenews.com/article/20140127/NEWS/140129639/-1/lifestyle More Content Now
When you give a used phone, tablet or computer to somebody, it's not enough to delete all of your data files. The word "deleting" is one of the great misnomers of computing.
When you delete a file, all you do is change its entry name on the hard drive. It could be as simple as turning the first bit of the file upside down. That makes the data invisible, but it is still there. There are programs that restore the entry with a mouse click, and the deleted [...]]]>
After-Work Gourmet: Current events can be a culinary adventure http://www.sleepyeyenews.com/article/20140124/NEWS/140129720/-1/lifestyle?rssfeed=true Fri, 24 Jan 2014 17:15:16 +0000 By Lisa Messinger Creators Syndicate http://www.sleepyeyenews.com/article/20140124/NEWS/140129720/-1/lifestyle Why not stir that up with a bit of delicious food history, as well? One thing people with curious palates soon find out is that they can learn the history, culture, politics and other characteristics of a place through its food, whether the destination is as close as another part of your own state or as [...]]]> Dr. Murray Feingold: Medical scribes free up physicians http://www.sleepyeyenews.com/article/20140122/NEWS/140129834/-1/lifestyle?rssfeed=true Wed, 22 Jan 2014 16:49:26 +0000 By Dr. Murray Feingold More Content Now http://www.sleepyeyenews.com/article/20140122/NEWS/140129834/-1/lifestyle How does the information for the electronic records get into the computer? In many instances, doctors are inputting the data while they are seeing the patient. And while they are doing that, they are spending less time relating to the patient. As a result, patients are not [...]]]> Jim Hillibish: Mountain moonshine suddenly respectable http://www.sleepyeyenews.com/article/20140116/NEWS/140119687/-1/lifestyle?rssfeed=true Thu, 16 Jan 2014 17:04:13 +0000 By Jim Hillibish More Content Now http://www.sleepyeyenews.com/article/20140116/NEWS/140119687/-1/lifestyle In the interest of tax revenues, 46 states relaxed their liquor laws. The result was moonshine suddenly became street legal - even in grocery stores.
Moonshine. That backwoods elixir of 100-proof grain alcohol, that premiere American instrument of tax evasion, that white lightning that almost caused a civil war in 1791 in western Pennsylvania - the Whiskey Tax Rebellion.
In five years since the Recession of ‘08, legal ‘shine has [...]]]>
Dr. Murray Feingold: Child’s allowance could serve as teaching moment http://www.sleepyeyenews.com/article/20140116/NEWS/140119688/-1/lifestyle?rssfeed=true Thu, 16 Jan 2014 16:36:56 +0000 By Dr. Murray Feingold More Content Now http://www.sleepyeyenews.com/article/20140116/NEWS/140119688/-1/lifestyle Many questions are raised about allowances. Should a child have an allowance in the first place? If so, when should it be started and how much should it be? Should the allowance be associated with the [...]]]>