Some words for graduates in the Class of 2016

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Suggestions to make the transition to the next step easier By Kelly Hockenberry, Columnist, The Times Dear Graduates, You have reached a major milestone in life. Graduating from high school is no easy feat, particularly in this day and age. When I was in high school, people certainly were competitive in terms of grades or athletic prowess; but, back then, no one was being offered a Division 1...

Super Six: A bit early, but awesome

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Get ready for Summer with these exciting options By Kelly Hockenberry, Columnist, The Times I realize that technically my Sunday Super Six isn’t due until next weekend. However, I will be surrounded by a pile of Kleenex as I attempt to draft a proper graduation post. Therefore, here are my current obsessions to kick off SUMMER 2016 (even though it still doesn’t feel like Mother Nature is holding...

So Sweet! May is National Strawberry Month

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You don’t have to wait until June’s Strawberry Fest to get ‘Berry’ happy By Cathy Branciaroli, Food Correspondent, the Times These individual tartlets combine the best of spring strawberries with the tart taste of their spring partner, rhubarb. Photo courtesy of Annalise at Completely Delicious. May is National Strawberry month, when we celebrate the love of these juicy...

The hardest part about parenting: letting go

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My oldest will be off to college in a few short months, hard to believe By Kelly Hockenberry, Columnist, The Times You know what is so hard about being a parent? It’s that you can’t possibly know how difficult it is until you are already knee­-deep in it. There is nothing that can prepare you for the amount of blood, sweat, tears, and unimaginable joy you will experience as a result of bringing...

150 years of dental ethics

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American Dental Association celebrates its code of ethics By Dr. Stephanie McGann, DMD FAGD, Columnist, The Times The American Dental Association Code of ethics is celebrating its 150th anniversary. Seems like a lot of hoopla for a document. Dentists who belong to the American Dental Association are bound by the organization’s principals of ethics and code of conduct. This document sets standards...

Rainy days and Sundays….

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Coping with a cool, wet May in terms of fashion By Kelly Hockenberry, Columnist, The Times This weather is KILLING me. I do not know how people in Seattle can stand it. If I see a raincloud in the forecast for one more day, I may lose my mind. Finding the motivation to get out of pajamas is difficult when it’s grey, damp, and dreary. Fortunately, my solution is to turn my frown upside down with...

Don’t retire, Refire: Implement a plan

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Retirement doesn’t mean the end of schedules, just new priorities By Gail Supplee Tatum, Columnist, The Times So…we’ve all realized that rather than letting our days of retirement fall away unfulfilled, we wish to have our days of ReFirement ignited.  How do we make this happen? As Stephen Covey once said, “The key is not to prioritize what’s on your schedule, but to schedule your...

All About Connecting: Make your own luck

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It’s about preparation and strategy, for the most part By Nancy Plummer, Columnist, The Times We’ve all been sold on the idea that successful people are just lucky. We are always complaining that we too could have been a millionaire like our brother-in law who made it big by being “lucky enough” to get in at the right time with a great start-up firm, or we could have a husband like...

On Your Table: Lighten up for Cinco De Mayo

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Tasty Mexican dishes don’t have to be calorie-heavy By Cathy Branciaroli, Food Correspondent, The Times Many Cinco de Mayo dishes are calorie-laden but there are lots of healthier options like a taco wrapped in lettuce leaves (Photo Courtesy of Anne Lawton. Most people have the wrong idea about the Mexican holiday Cinco de Mayo. It actually celebrates the Battle of Puebla which took place...

May Day! Time for a new Super Six

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Six great options to consider for Mothers Day By Kelly Hockenberry, Columnist, The Times Hey! Sorry that I missed contributing my weekly article last Sunday (did you even notice?!?…please, say yes) but my last big semester in grad school is wrapping up and I have been absolutely MISERABLE and overwhelmed. Thankfully, there is a light at the end of the tunnel (that I’m keeping my fingers...