gridleyherald.com http://www.gridleyherald.com/apps/pbcs.dll/section gridleyherald.com delivers up-to-the-minute news and information on the latest top stories, weather, entertainment, politics and more. Wed, 16 Apr 2014 17:02:07 +0000 Wine Talk: When in Beaune http://www.gridleyherald.com/article/20140416/NEWS/140419660/-1/lifestyle?rssfeed=true Wed, 16 Apr 2014 16:38:08 +0000 By Robert Whitley Creators Syndicate http://www.gridleyherald.com/article/20140416/NEWS/140419660/-1/lifestyle The center of the village, around Place Carnot, is lined with shops pedaling gourmet food products, as well as the latest fashions from Paris, a couple of hours to the north.
From early spring through the annual Hospices de Beaune wine auction in late November, the cobblestone streets are clogged with [...]]]>
Flexible Fitness: You can improve your balance http://www.gridleyherald.com/article/20140416/NEWS/140419675/-1/lifestyle?rssfeed=true Wed, 16 Apr 2014 11:06:49 +0000 By Kate Gebski and Rhonda Salvo More Content Now http://www.gridleyherald.com/article/20140416/NEWS/140419675/-1/lifestyle Just about everything you do in your daily life, whether for work or [...]]]> Jim Hillibish: Tips for your Easter ham http://www.gridleyherald.com/article/20140416/NEWS/140419676/-1/lifestyle?rssfeed=true Wed, 16 Apr 2014 10:57:49 +0000 By Jim Hillibish More Content Now http://www.gridleyherald.com/article/20140416/NEWS/140419676/-1/lifestyle USDA national retail prices are $3.38 per pound for boneless and $1.82 for bone-in. This compares with $3.17 and $1.94 for last year. You'll find a wide selection in most stores and some confusing labels to decipher.
GRADES OF HAM
Ham: This is the top grade with no added water.
Ham, [...]]]>
Family Matters: When you teach to give, you get so much more http://www.gridleyherald.com/article/20140416/NEWS/140419679/-1/lifestyle?rssfeed=true Wed, 16 Apr 2014 10:35:47 +0000 By Diana Boggia More Content Now http://www.gridleyherald.com/article/20140416/NEWS/140419679/-1/lifestyle Those who are raised with giving and philanthropic projects grow to become heartfelt givers. Children across the country are finding ways to lend a hand, dedicate their time, raise money and make a difference. They learn that one person can, in fact, make a big impact. Consider the benefits of raising a child to give, because they are our future generation of [...]]]> Charita Goshay: Easter stunningly affirms God's passionate pursuit of mankind http://www.gridleyherald.com/article/20140416/NEWS/140419681/-1/lifestyle?rssfeed=true Wed, 16 Apr 2014 10:30:21 +0000 By Charita Goshay More Content Now http://www.gridleyherald.com/article/20140416/NEWS/140419681/-1/lifestyle In Egypt, the pharaohs themselves were considered infallible gods — at least until they were poisoned by their ambitious spouse or siblings.
Here's what's different: The god of Christianity is the only deity who relentlessly pursues humans instead of the other way around.
Essentially, Easter is all about [...]]]>
Dear Monty: Selling a nice home in a distressed neighborhood http://www.gridleyherald.com/article/20140416/NEWS/140419786/-1/lifestyle?rssfeed=true Tue, 15 Apr 2014 23:01:00 +0000 By Richard Montgomery More Content Now http://www.gridleyherald.com/article/20140416/NEWS/140419786/-1/lifestyle Monty's answer: Hello, Ashley, and thanks for your question, and thanks for sending me your address. I was able to see your home from aerial photos on an Internet map. You are fortunate to have some mature vegetation and trees to provide a partial shield. A risk in homeownership is the [...]]]> Lost in Suburbia: Caution - wide load http://www.gridleyherald.com/article/20140416/NEWS/140419787/-1/lifestyle?rssfeed=true Tue, 15 Apr 2014 23:01:00 +0000 By Tracy Beckerman More Content Now http://www.gridleyherald.com/article/20140416/NEWS/140419787/-1/lifestyle He just blinked at me. I thought that maybe the lights at the car dealership were blinding him and that's why he was blinking. I was fairly sure it had nothing to do with my question.
"I mean, it is a big car and I might look big by association, you know?" I clarified.
He blinked again. They were obviously some really bright lights.
"Although …" I continued. "Since the car is so big, I actually might look smaller in comparison. [...]]]>
5 Things to Do This Weekend (April 18-20) http://www.gridleyherald.com/article/20140416/NEWS/140419825/-1/lifestyle?rssfeed=true Tue, 15 Apr 2014 23:01:00 +0000 http://www.gridleyherald.com/article/20140416/NEWS/140419825/-1/lifestyle 1. The big movies opening this week are "Transcendence," a PG-13 sci-fi thriller starring Johnny Depp; "A Haunted House 2," an R horror movie spoof starring Marlon Wayans; "Bears," a G documentary about an Alaskan bear family; and "Heaven Is for Real," a PG movie based on the popular book.
2. Sunday is Easter. If you're looking for a church to attend, check the local paper for listings. And get in on the Easter egg hunt fun by hosting one for [...]]]>
Dave Ramsey: Is it bad not to have a credit score? http://www.gridleyherald.com/article/20140416/NEWS/140419829/-1/lifestyle?rssfeed=true Tue, 15 Apr 2014 23:01:00 +0000 By Dave Ramsey More Content Now http://www.gridleyherald.com/article/20140416/NEWS/140419829/-1/lifestyle Dining with royalty: Choosing character breakfasts in Disney World http://www.gridleyherald.com/article/20140415/NEWS/140419752/-1/lifestyle?rssfeed=true Tue, 15 Apr 2014 12:02:42 +0000 By Danielle Braff More Content Now http://www.gridleyherald.com/article/20140415/NEWS/140419752/-1/lifestyle Blue Plate Special: ‘Hey Cookie, make mine a heart attack in a fog’ http://www.gridleyherald.com/article/20140415/NEWS/140419754/-1/lifestyle?rssfeed=true Tue, 15 Apr 2014 11:38:37 +0000 By Jim Hillibish More Content Now http://www.gridleyherald.com/article/20140415/NEWS/140419754/-1/lifestyle The Blue Plate Special is nearly long gone, as are the street-corner diners that slopped them by the millions. During the Great Depression, simple Blue Plates were the cheapest hot meals, costing a nickel to a dime. They fed the cash-starved nation, sold all day and into the late night. If you had the coin, you could eat heartily, as Blue Plates were healthy by today's standards. [...]]]> Kitchen Call: Saturday means baked beans http://www.gridleyherald.com/article/20140415/NEWS/140419755/-1/lifestyle?rssfeed=true Tue, 15 Apr 2014 11:30:22 +0000 By Linda Bassett More Content Now http://www.gridleyherald.com/article/20140415/NEWS/140419755/-1/lifestyle The beans were common navy [...]]]> Ask Dr. Norm: Your dog and Lyme disease http://www.gridleyherald.com/article/20140415/NEWS/140419756/-1/lifestyle?rssfeed=true Tue, 15 Apr 2014 11:21:22 +0000 By Norm Stillman, DVM More Content Now http://www.gridleyherald.com/article/20140415/NEWS/140419756/-1/lifestyle Dear Terry,
That's a very timely question with spring just around the corner. Lyme disease (as I'm sure you know) is carried by a tick. We have two common varieties of tick in our area. The Dog Tick is a large, brown tick with a pale "U"-shaped mark on its back. It's disgusting but harmless. The Deer Tick is much smaller and more uniform in color. It carries Borrelia [...]]]>
Keeping Fit: Improve your golf game with this exercise regimen http://www.gridleyherald.com/article/20140415/NEWS/140419758/-1/lifestyle?rssfeed=true Tue, 15 Apr 2014 10:29:40 +0000 By Wayne L. Westcott More Content Now http://www.gridleyherald.com/article/20140415/NEWS/140419758/-1/lifestyle A well-designed strength training program could increase golfers' muscle strength and decrease their risk of [...]]]> Dr. Jeff Hersh: E-cigs already being misused http://www.gridleyherald.com/article/20140415/NEWS/140419759/-1/lifestyle?rssfeed=true Tue, 15 Apr 2014 10:19:47 +0000 By Dr. Jeff Hersh More Content Now http://www.gridleyherald.com/article/20140415/NEWS/140419759/-1/lifestyle A: Electronic cigarettes (e-cigs) were created as a tool to deliver nicotine to smokers to help them quit smoking; this is a similar approach to nicotine patches and nicotine gums. E-cigs do this in a way that mimics smoking in that they are designed to look and be "smoked" similar to a cigarette; they have a battery that heats up an "e-liquid" that contains nicotine [...]]]> Dr. Murray Feingold: Physician burnout — all too common http://www.gridleyherald.com/article/20140415/NEWS/140419761/-1/lifestyle?rssfeed=true Tue, 15 Apr 2014 10:13:56 +0000 By Dr. Murray Feingold More Content Now http://www.gridleyherald.com/article/20140415/NEWS/140419761/-1/lifestyle A Medscape study completed a year ago came up with some interesting and disturbing findings on this subject. In this study, overall, there was a burnout rate of 40 percent. Burnout was defined as a loss of enthusiasm for work, feelings of cynicism and a low sense of [...]]]> Dr. Elaine Heffner: A child’s strengths may seem like defiance http://www.gridleyherald.com/article/20140415/NEWS/140419831/-1/lifestyle?rssfeed=true Mon, 14 Apr 2014 23:01:00 +0000 By Dr. Elaine Heffner More Content Now http://www.gridleyherald.com/article/20140415/NEWS/140419831/-1/lifestyle This can pose a challenge for parents and teachers. A 2-and-a-half-year-old in a nursery group [...]]]> Food for Thought: Prepping your meals for more nutrients http://www.gridleyherald.com/article/20140415/NEWS/140419848/-1/lifestyle?rssfeed=true Mon, 14 Apr 2014 23:01:00 +0000 http://www.gridleyherald.com/article/20140415/NEWS/140419848/-1/lifestyle Want to obtain the most nutrition out of your meals? Incorporate fresh ingredients and pay attention to how they are prepped. A variety of cooking techniques can make certain foods are more flavorful while maintaining high nutritional levels.
"To boost the flavor and nutritional value in our meals, we are constantly on the lookout for the freshest foods. Our go-to ingredients are wholesome foods like fresh vegetables and lean proteins," says Registered Dietitians Lyssie [...]]]>
Family Time: Take care of your dog's teeth http://www.gridleyherald.com/article/20140415/NEWS/140419990/-1/lifestyle?rssfeed=true Mon, 14 Apr 2014 23:01:00 +0000 http://www.gridleyherald.com/article/20140415/NEWS/140419990/-1/lifestyle Most pet parents enjoy hugs and kisses from their canines. But while your best friend is showering you with love, have you wondered if his teeth are clean? Or about how his dental health affects his overall well-being? Good oral care is as essential for dogs as it is for humans.
By the time they're 3 years old, 80 percent of dogs develop periodontal disease, according to the American Veterinary Dental Society. While veterinarians recommend daily brushing for dogs' teeth, [...]]]>
Jeff Vrabel: Now even the Internet isn’t safe http://www.gridleyherald.com/article/20140414/NEWS/140419856/-1/lifestyle?rssfeed=true Mon, 14 Apr 2014 08:08:24 +0000 By Jeff Vrabel More Content Now http://www.gridleyherald.com/article/20140414/NEWS/140419856/-1/lifestyle As you heard last week if you spend any time online, the Internet was basically ruined for everyone by a security flaw with the evocative and awesome name of Heartbleed. The actual problem created by this flaw is technically convoluted and involves a lot of acronyms, but here's the short version: Do you see that little lock icon at the top of your Web browser, the one that looks like a lock, that gives the indication of [...]]]>
gridleyherald.com http://www.gridleyherald.com/apps/pbcs.dll/section gridleyherald.com delivers up-to-the-minute news and information on the latest top stories, weather, entertainment, politics and more. Wed, 16 Apr 2014 17:02:08 +0000 Dear Michael: Ready to date again? http://www.gridleyherald.com/article/20140204/NEWS/140209901/-1/lifestyle?rssfeed=true Tue, 04 Feb 2014 09:38:39 +0000 By Michael Serode More Content Now http://www.gridleyherald.com/article/20140204/NEWS/140209901/-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.gridleyherald.com/article/20140130/NEWS/140139936/-1/lifestyle?rssfeed=true Thu, 30 Jan 2014 15:04:35 +0000 By Heather Gillis Harris More Content Now http://www.gridleyherald.com/article/20140130/NEWS/140139936/-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.gridleyherald.com/article/20140130/NEWS/140139944/-1/lifestyle?rssfeed=true Thu, 30 Jan 2014 13:01:14 +0000 By Shayne Looper More Content Now http://www.gridleyherald.com/article/20140130/NEWS/140139944/-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.gridleyherald.com/article/20140130/NEWS/140139971/-1/lifestyle?rssfeed=true Thu, 30 Jan 2014 11:11:40 +0000 By Diana Boggia More Content Now http://www.gridleyherald.com/article/20140130/NEWS/140139971/-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.gridleyherald.com/article/20140128/NEWS/140129685/-1/lifestyle?rssfeed=true Tue, 28 Jan 2014 09:10:12 +0000 By Gary Brown http://www.gridleyherald.com/article/20140128/NEWS/140129685/-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.gridleyherald.com/article/20140127/NEWS/140129747/-1/lifestyle?rssfeed=true Mon, 27 Jan 2014 17:56:00 +0000 By Loretta LaRoche http://www.gridleyherald.com/article/20140127/NEWS/140129747/-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.gridleyherald.com/article/20140127/NEWS/140129713/-1/lifestyle?rssfeed=true Mon, 27 Jan 2014 15:17:07 +0000 http://www.gridleyherald.com/article/20140127/NEWS/140129713/-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.gridleyherald.com/article/20140124/NEWS/140129788/-1/lifestyle?rssfeed=true Fri, 24 Jan 2014 15:15:39 +0000 By Lisa Messinger Creators Syndicate http://www.gridleyherald.com/article/20140124/NEWS/140129788/-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.gridleyherald.com/article/20140122/NEWS/140129883/-1/lifestyle?rssfeed=true Wed, 22 Jan 2014 14:48:49 +0000 By Dr. Murray Feingold More Content Now http://www.gridleyherald.com/article/20140122/NEWS/140129883/-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.gridleyherald.com/article/20140116/NEWS/140119779/-1/lifestyle?rssfeed=true Thu, 16 Jan 2014 15:03:53 +0000 By Jim Hillibish More Content Now http://www.gridleyherald.com/article/20140116/NEWS/140119779/-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.gridleyherald.com/article/20140116/NEWS/140119780/-1/lifestyle?rssfeed=true Thu, 16 Jan 2014 14:37:32 +0000 By Dr. Murray Feingold More Content Now http://www.gridleyherald.com/article/20140116/NEWS/140119780/-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 [...]]]>