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Yoga! Yoga! Yoga!

“Doctor, I need to lose a few pounds…” “Have you tried yoga? “… and I’m depressed…” “I’ve heard yoga is good for that!” “.. and anxiety-“ “So, yeah, yoga.” “- and I think I lost the keys to my car-“ “YOGA!” Perhaps I'm paraphrasing a bit ...

Note to all TP hoarders: Don’t make me go all Cabbage Patch on You

With the Virus-Who-Shall-Not-Be-Named reaching an all-time high panic note with adults hoarding and reselling toilet paper and off-brand hand sanitizer while enthusiastically elbowing each other in the face to get that last can of Lysol spray, I can't help but miss the days of my youth. ...

Et tu, Brute? Toxic Friendships and What We Can Learn from Caesar

By Holly Shivel"Et tu, Brute?" With the Ides of March approaching as swiftly as my sister at a freshly turned yellow traffic light, I have to wonder - did Julius Caesar know before the slip of the knife that his friend was more enemy than bud? And if he didn't - did he just ignore all the ...

Love the one you’re with

Since the 14th Century lovebirds have been celebrating Valentine's Day with traditional outings filled with intimate dinners, romantic movies, cards adorned with winged babies, and enough candy to kill a Keto-Resolution in its plus-sized tracks.My attitude to this hellaholiday has always been ...

Resolutions? Don’t be so hard on yourself

As 2020 looms before us like Barbara Walters and her nearer-to-God hair, I started thinking about New Year's Resolutions and where they began. Who made up this archaic system of "Well the holidays were fun, but January is gonna bite the big one so let's set up unrealistic goals to make sure ...

Comedian earns the wrath of Appalachia

By Christina MyerPoor Whitney Cummings. Never heard of her? She tried to boost her profile a bit recently by appearing on a late-night talk show to discuss her roots. Those would be here in the Mountain State, by the way.What she managed was to prove that often for celebrities it is more ...

‘I Scream Sundae,’ Floats and Shakes, Too

Desserts are something to shout about at this ghoulish ice cream parlor.Menu items include creations such as "Killer Clowns from Outer Space," "Black Gashberry" and "Stranger Cheesecake Things."I Scream Sundae is located along Main Street in Ripley, WV. The shop opened this summer and is ...

Mountain State Art & Craft Fair returns to Ripley

Time-honored favorites such as gifted artisans, foot-stomping music, as well as apple butter and cornmeal made on-site are showcased during the 57th annual Mountain State Art & Craft Fair.Known as "The Granddaddy of Art & Craft Fairs," the event has been a fixture at Cedar Lakes ...

Joey Chestnut takes on a West Virginia tradition

No. 1-ranked competitive eater Joey Chestnut prepared for this year's Pepperoni Roll-Eating World Championship at the West Virginia Three Rivers Festival by exercising.Really."I have to be healthy," Chestnut said. "Otherwise, I'm not going to be able to push myself to a ridiculous limit."The ...

Dean Cain will star with WV students in ‘Zombie High School’

After the bell rings for summer break, Harrison County, WV teens will be involved in a summer project unlike any other. Along with actor/producer/TV show host Dean Cain, local kids will star in JC Films' "Zombie High School." Shooting will take place at Bridgeport Middle School in mid-July.This ...