ncnewspress.com http://www.ncnewspress.com/apps/pbcs.dll/section ncnewspress.com delivers up-to-the-minute news and information on the latest top stories, weather, entertainment, politics and more. Wed, 26 Mar 2014 06:47:43 +0000 5 Things to Do This Weekend (March 28-30) http://www.ncnewspress.com/article/20140326/NEWS/140329890/-1/lifestyle?rssfeed=true Wed, 26 Mar 2014 01:01:00 +0000 http://www.ncnewspress.com/article/20140326/NEWS/140329890/-1/lifestyle 1. The big movies opening this week are "Noah," a PG-13 movie about the Bible story of Noah, starring Russell Crowe, Jennifer Connelly, Anthony Hopkins and Emma Watson; "Sabotage," an R action movie starring Arnold Schwarzenegger, Sam Worthington, Terrence Howard and Olivia Williams; and "Cesar Chavez," a PG-13 biopic starring Michael Peña, America Ferrera, Rosario Dawson and John Malkovich.
2. March Madness isn't over yet, although your team [...]]]>
Dear Monty: The benefits of owning small apartment buildings http://www.ncnewspress.com/article/20140326/NEWS/140329896/-1/lifestyle?rssfeed=true Wed, 26 Mar 2014 01:01:00 +0000 By Richard Montgomery More Content Now http://www.ncnewspress.com/article/20140326/NEWS/140329896/-1/lifestyle Our other two-family is hitting on all cylinders, debt is looking good and we once again have a good amount of disposable income. I have been looking at multifamily [...]]]> How to control swallows http://www.ncnewspress.com/article/20140326/NEWS/140329920/-1/lifestyle?rssfeed=true Wed, 26 Mar 2014 01:01:00 +0000 By Katie Marks Networx.com http://www.ncnewspress.com/article/20140326/NEWS/140329920/-1/lifestyle Dave Ramsey: Playing ‘Financial Russian Roulette’ http://www.ncnewspress.com/article/20140326/NEWS/140329921/-1/lifestyle?rssfeed=true Wed, 26 Mar 2014 01:01:00 +0000 By Dave Ramsey More Content Now http://www.ncnewspress.com/article/20140326/NEWS/140329921/-1/lifestyle Cooks’ Books: ‘Well-Preserved’ is well-timed for spring http://www.ncnewspress.com/article/20140325/NEWS/140329891/-1/lifestyle?rssfeed=true Tue, 25 Mar 2014 11:50:17 +0000 By Lisa Messinger Creators Syndicate http://www.ncnewspress.com/article/20140325/NEWS/140329891/-1/lifestyle Taking huge quantities of fruits or vegetables and turning your kitchen into one large water bath is a process called "putting up" batches. Spring begins the march through summer when a lot of this is attempted.
Problem is, unless we're full-time farmers, many of us don't have the time or patience to "put up" with the procedure. That's a shame since the flavor [...]]]>
Nutrition News: Make it a home-cooked meal http://www.ncnewspress.com/article/20140325/NEWS/140329893/-1/lifestyle?rssfeed=true Tue, 25 Mar 2014 11:32:41 +0000 http://www.ncnewspress.com/article/20140325/NEWS/140329893/-1/lifestyle Creators Syndicate
Want an easy way to shed some calories? Simply cook at home. Seriously. And you'll be saving money as well.
A new study from the U.S. Department of Agriculture finds that Americans are slimming their calories, thanks to home cooking. The study, reported in the April 2014 issue of Environmental Nutrition, found that working-age adults consumed an average 118 fewer calories per day between 2009 and 2010, compared with four years earlier. Some 20 [...]]]>
Gary Brown: How I fell in love with bald women http://www.ncnewspress.com/article/20140325/NEWS/140329894/-1/lifestyle?rssfeed=true Tue, 25 Mar 2014 11:22:59 +0000 By Gary Brown More Content Now http://www.ncnewspress.com/article/20140325/NEWS/140329894/-1/lifestyle Dr. Elaine Heffner: More than special needs http://www.ncnewspress.com/article/20140325/NEWS/140329931/-1/lifestyle?rssfeed=true Tue, 25 Mar 2014 01:01:00 +0000 By Dr. Elaine Heffner More Content Now http://www.ncnewspress.com/article/20140325/NEWS/140329931/-1/lifestyle Many of these children have out-of-control rages in which they scream, push, and hit other children or teachers. Often such children [...]]]> Family Time: Tips for new moms going back to work http://www.ncnewspress.com/article/20140325/NEWS/140329984/-1/lifestyle?rssfeed=true Tue, 25 Mar 2014 01:01:00 +0000 http://www.ncnewspress.com/article/20140325/NEWS/140329984/-1/lifestyle Going back to work for new moms can be challenging. Learning to balance work and family while facing many new stressors can be overwhelming.
Jill Smokler, author of the New York Times bestselling book "Confessions of a Scary Mommy" and "Motherhood Comes Naturally (and Other Vicious Lies)," shares tips and tricks on how new moms can acclimate back into to the working world.
* Plan ahead: After working a full day and driving to daycare to pick up your baby, the last thing [...]]]>
Wine Talk: The mystery of Chablis http://www.ncnewspress.com/article/20140324/NEWS/140329934/-1/lifestyle?rssfeed=true Mon, 24 Mar 2014 10:18:07 +0000 By Robert Whitley Creators Syndicate http://www.ncnewspress.com/article/20140324/NEWS/140329934/-1/lifestyle The village of Chablis, from whence the wine takes its name, is the northernmost wine-growing region in Burgundy. The only French wine-growing regions to the north of Chablis are Champagne and Alsace. This is an important aspect of the taste profile found in [...]]]> Relish weekly recipe: Chicken Curry with Basil http://www.ncnewspress.com/article/20140324/NEWS/140329935/-1/lifestyle?rssfeed=true Mon, 24 Mar 2014 10:02:10 +0000 Relish Magazine http://www.ncnewspress.com/article/20140324/NEWS/140329935/-1/lifestyle You can substitute jarred red or green curry paste. Serve over jasmine rice so you won't miss a drop.
CHICKEN CURRY WITH BASIL
1 (14-ounce) can light coconut milk 2 T Panang curry paste (1.75-ounce package) 1 T, plus 2 t, fish sauce 1 T, plus 2 t, dark brown sugar 1 T creamy peanut butter 1 T fresh lime juice 2 medium red bell peppers, seeded and sliced into 1/4- [...]]]>
Jim Hillibish: Your dog as a ‘wonder drug’ for your health http://www.ncnewspress.com/article/20140324/NEWS/140329936/-1/lifestyle?rssfeed=true Mon, 24 Mar 2014 09:39:16 +0000 By Jim Hillibish More Content Now http://www.ncnewspress.com/article/20140324/NEWS/140329936/-1/lifestyle There's more. Dr. Scott Bea, a psychologist at the Cleveland Clinic, reports on a study of human-animal interactions at the University of Missouri. He's a big fan of dogs adding important exercise in our lives.
The results indicate "dogs could be called wonder drugs."
"That dog can't walk itself, and so you have to get out and do it. By the nature of just walking — some [...]]]>
Jim Hillibish: Look for these signs that spring has sprung http://www.ncnewspress.com/article/20140324/NEWS/140329937/-1/lifestyle?rssfeed=true Mon, 24 Mar 2014 09:30:31 +0000 By Jim Hillibish More Content Now http://www.ncnewspress.com/article/20140324/NEWS/140329937/-1/lifestyle While smart robins head south for the winter, a few dumb ones hang around here all seasons. If you look closely, you will see them when we get January and February thaws.
The true bird sign of spring hereabouts is the red-winged blackbird. They always come back as the last snows are melting.
The astronomical first day of spring, the equinox, is when daylight and [...]]]>
Jim Hillibish: Latest fashions are all in the lookbooks http://www.ncnewspress.com/article/20140324/NEWS/140329938/-1/lifestyle?rssfeed=true Mon, 24 Mar 2014 09:17:30 +0000 By Jim Hillibish More Content Now http://www.ncnewspress.com/article/20140324/NEWS/140329938/-1/lifestyle Then came social media, and thousands of lookbooks are taking the website plunge online. They've hooked up with reader-contributor sites and have evolved into "fashion diaries," according to stylelist.com. They can change daily with constant additions by consumers and designers accompanied by professional [...]]]> Jeff Vrabel: Why is everything in my house wet? http://www.ncnewspress.com/article/20140324/NEWS/140329940/-1/lifestyle?rssfeed=true Mon, 24 Mar 2014 01:01:00 +0000 By Jeff Vrabel More Content Now http://www.ncnewspress.com/article/20140324/NEWS/140329940/-1/lifestyle First, you walk up to the front door and notice an unusual puddle near, under and over your WELCOME mat, and then you freeze cold in your tracks. You look at the puddle in the approximate manner of a dog regarding a chew toy, and consider it with suspicion and distaste. Your brain cannot instantly process why there is clearly water where water does not [...]]]> Get A Life: What happened to our kids? http://www.ncnewspress.com/article/20140324/NEWS/140329941/-1/lifestyle?rssfeed=true Mon, 24 Mar 2014 01:01:00 +0000 By Loretta LaRoche More Content Now http://www.ncnewspress.com/article/20140324/NEWS/140329941/-1/lifestyle Over the past 20 years I have witnessed the increasing demise of a behavioral model that my generation had drilled into them on a daily basis. We were told to mind your manners, pick up your clothes, if you use something put it back, when you visit someone be a good guest and ask if you can help. [...]]]> Home Help: Embrace spring with DIY home and landscaping projects http://www.ncnewspress.com/article/20140324/NEWS/140329989/-1/lifestyle?rssfeed=true Mon, 24 Mar 2014 01:01:00 +0000 http://www.ncnewspress.com/article/20140324/NEWS/140329989/-1/lifestyle People across the country are feeling the winter blues after an unusually cold and snowy winter. But with warmer weather arriving soon, you can create a feeling of spring indoors and out with some simple do-it-yourself projects.
Roll up your sleeves and embrace the season of growth with these home and gardening tips:
As temperatures begin to warm, time to enjoy the outdoors is just around the corner. Soon enough you'll be relaxing with family and friends on your deck or [...]]]>
Philip Maddocks: Legislators troubled by pay gap between super wealthy and super rich http://www.ncnewspress.com/article/20140323/NEWS/140329942/-1/lifestyle?rssfeed=true Sun, 23 Mar 2014 18:05:42 +0000 By Philip Maddocks More Content Now http://www.ncnewspress.com/article/20140323/NEWS/140329942/-1/lifestyle Many point to the $26.7 billion in bonuses workers at Wall Street firms pocketed, arguing that that total is enough to cover the cost of more than doubling the paychecks for all of the 1,085, [...]]]> App Finder: Best astronomy apps http://www.ncnewspress.com/article/20140321/NEWS/140329962/-1/lifestyle?rssfeed=true Fri, 21 Mar 2014 01:01:00 +0000 http://www.ncnewspress.com/article/20140321/NEWS/140329962/-1/lifestyle SKYSAFARI: This app shows you the night sky as it as, and, even cooler, it shows you the sky as it was up to one millions years in the past and how it will be one million years in the future. If you're downloading this for iOS, be aware that if you have iOS7, you need [...]]]> Looking Up: Sun, geese and snow birds http://www.ncnewspress.com/article/20140321/NEWS/140329967/-1/lifestyle?rssfeed=true Fri, 21 Mar 2014 01:01:00 +0000 By Peter Becker More Content Now http://www.ncnewspress.com/article/20140321/NEWS/140329967/-1/lifestyle Spring officially arrived on March 20. That's when the sun's position crossed the equator, standing directly overhead at noon on the equatorial line running across Brazil and many other countries. Every day [...]]]>
ncnewspress.com http://www.ncnewspress.com/apps/pbcs.dll/section ncnewspress.com delivers up-to-the-minute news and information on the latest top stories, weather, entertainment, politics and more. Wed, 26 Mar 2014 06:47:43 +0000 Dear Michael: Ready to date again? http://www.ncnewspress.com/article/20140204/NEWS/140209941/-1/lifestyle?rssfeed=true Tue, 04 Feb 2014 11:38:36 +0000 By Michael Serode More Content Now http://www.ncnewspress.com/article/20140204/NEWS/140209941/-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.ncnewspress.com/article/20140130/NEWS/140139969/-1/lifestyle?rssfeed=true Thu, 30 Jan 2014 17:04:39 +0000 By Heather Gillis Harris More Content Now http://www.ncnewspress.com/article/20140130/NEWS/140139969/-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.ncnewspress.com/article/20140130/NEWS/140139973/-1/lifestyle?rssfeed=true Thu, 30 Jan 2014 15:01:36 +0000 By Shayne Looper More Content Now http://www.ncnewspress.com/article/20140130/NEWS/140139973/-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.ncnewspress.com/article/20140130/NEWS/140139979/-1/lifestyle?rssfeed=true Thu, 30 Jan 2014 13:11:44 +0000 By Diana Boggia More Content Now http://www.ncnewspress.com/article/20140130/NEWS/140139979/-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.ncnewspress.com/article/20140128/NEWS/140129897/-1/lifestyle?rssfeed=true Tue, 28 Jan 2014 11:09:42 +0000 By Gary Brown http://www.ncnewspress.com/article/20140128/NEWS/140129897/-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.ncnewspress.com/article/20140127/NEWS/140129927/-1/lifestyle?rssfeed=true Mon, 27 Jan 2014 19:56:00 +0000 By Loretta LaRoche http://www.ncnewspress.com/article/20140127/NEWS/140129927/-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.ncnewspress.com/article/20140127/NEWS/140129908/-1/lifestyle?rssfeed=true Mon, 27 Jan 2014 17:17:06 +0000 http://www.ncnewspress.com/article/20140127/NEWS/140129908/-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.ncnewspress.com/article/20140124/NEWS/140129946/-1/lifestyle?rssfeed=true Fri, 24 Jan 2014 17:15:57 +0000 By Lisa Messinger Creators Syndicate http://www.ncnewspress.com/article/20140124/NEWS/140129946/-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.ncnewspress.com/article/20140122/NEWS/140129967/-1/lifestyle?rssfeed=true Wed, 22 Jan 2014 16:48:55 +0000 By Dr. Murray Feingold More Content Now http://www.ncnewspress.com/article/20140122/NEWS/140129967/-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.ncnewspress.com/article/20140116/NEWS/140119930/-1/lifestyle?rssfeed=true Thu, 16 Jan 2014 17:03:53 +0000 By Jim Hillibish More Content Now http://www.ncnewspress.com/article/20140116/NEWS/140119930/-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.ncnewspress.com/article/20140116/NEWS/140119931/-1/lifestyle?rssfeed=true Thu, 16 Jan 2014 16:37:28 +0000 By Dr. Murray Feingold More Content Now http://www.ncnewspress.com/article/20140116/NEWS/140119931/-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 [...]]]>