Kara and I left the sanctity of our hotel room, destined for outdoor adventure at Cypress Black Bayou Recreation Area, about 325 miles from Wichita Falls, Texas.
Americans love their pets. So much so that many can't bear leaving the family dog or cat at home when heading out to travel.
Driving - it's an essential part of living in Southern California. Yet staying safe behind the wheel can become more difficult as age advances.
They don't call them the golden years for nothing. Many research studies show that life after 50 can be the most treasured time of your life, especially during retirement. Retirement is the time when you have already fulfilled your obligations to others in life and are now free to make some new choices with yourself as the priority," said Julia Valentine, speaker and author of "Joy Compass: How to Make Your Retirement the Treasure of Your Life".
Bobbi Jean Bell loves the West. It's in the music she listens to, the books she reads, the clothes she wears and, for the last two years, the focus of her business.
One Saturday morning each month, Valencia United Methodist Church is transformed into a warehouse supermarket.
As a child in Tokyo, Shuko Shikauchi Nielsen grew up with origami. It was taught to her by her mother, her grandmother and teachers throughout grade school.
If you see Sheri Clement outdoors, you can be sure she'll be wearing a big floppy hat and lots of sunscreen.
If you or your spouse has actively served in the U.S. Military for a minimum of 90 consecutive days, including at least one day during a qualified war period, there is a federal government benefit available called Non-Service Connected Pension plus Aid and Attendance benefits.
It's a mother's worst fear, and it happened to Lisa DeLong - twice.
Back in the day, when I briefly worked as a secretary in Hollywood, I frequented a place called Zankou Chicken. Famous for its fantastic grilled chicken and awe-inspiring garlic sauce, Zankou Chicken was my (and many others) go-to place for Middle Eastern/Armenian food.
Alley Oops is back and, this time, they're talking turkey - as in three consecutive strikes of Wii bowling, that is.
For much of her young life, Caitlin Dugger has watched "Wheel of Fortune" with her family.
The animals, staff and volunteers at Castaic Shelter should have a lot to celebrate after Big Sunday weekend ends May 15, thanks to freshly painted kennels and exterior walls, misting devices to ward off the Santa Clarita Valley heat, upgraded meet-and-greet areas with Astroturf for families to interact with potential pets.
With one daughter who's a little shy, and another who's more outgoing, Carol Ballou, of Canyon Country, was thrilled to find an after-school activity both daughters could enjoy: acting.
The holidays can be a festive, yet hectic time of year. For pets, the whirlwind of activity and distracted humans can present a prime opportunity to get into mischief or worse.
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