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Hosting Thanksgiving for the first time? Some tips

LEANNE ITALIE, Associated Press  – Wednesday, October 29, 2014

The potatoes are wrong. The football game's too loud. The kids aren't dressed right. Thanksgiving can, of course, be a great joy, but with so many beloved traditions on the line it can also be prime ...

Recipe: Healthy Pumpkin Crunch
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A little protein makes pumpkin pie a lot healthier

MELISSA D'ARABIAN, Associated Press  – Tuesday, October 28, 2014

The holiday season just isn't the same if I don't stuff my face with pumpkin pie.

Charleston Jews to join International Shabbos Project

Saturday, October 18, 2014

A project uniting Jewish residents across the globe to celebrate a single sabbath together is coming to Charleston for the first time Friday evening, just days after a panel of local rabbis will ...

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A bounty of family fun awaits this fall

Thursday, October 2, 2014

We've compiled a sampling of local fall festivals, pumpkin patches and Halloween celebrations going on throughout the month of October and beyond.

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Summerville couple joins club of grieving parents who have lost babies before birth

Saturday, September 27, 2014

It was evening by time they trudged to Bon Secours St. Francis Hospital's labor and delivery unit, a place where most women leave cradling tiny newborns against their chests alongside men with

Q&A with local foods expert
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Nikki Seibert of Lowcounry Local First offers tips on how to increase your intake of local foods

By Erica Rodefer Winters  – Thursday, September 25, 2014

It's hard to deny the benefits of buying and eating locally-grown food. It's often fresher and more nutritious, plus it supports the local economy, and has a smaller carbon footprint than products ...

How does screen time affects kids' vision?
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Local doctors monitoring how screen time impacts eye health

By Holly Fisher  – Thursday, September 25, 2014

Children play games on parents' iPhones, read on Kindles and Nooks, use iPads at school, and play video games on the television. Today's kids are connected to digital devices in a way no other ...

Local girl pens children's book about divorce
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"A Perfect Kind of Different"

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Divorce is painful for any couple, as spouses go through the complicated process of dividing up their lives. But the toll can be especially hard on kids, who often feel caught in the middle as their

Local families dish out meal-planning tips
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Advance planning is key for busy lifestyles

By Lauren Johnson  – Thursday, September 25, 2014

"What's for dinner?" It's the question that echoes through most household kitchens come evening. And for the resident cook, it can loom after a long day. But rather than let dinner duties nag, get ...

Fitness framework
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Never heard of FitnessGram? It's only the "gold standard" of fitness testing for kids

Monday, September 8, 2014

FitnessGram sounds like a new app for your phone or tablet or some play on Instagram.


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