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Jan
Everything you need to know about a government shutdown
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The federal government failed to pass a spending bill Friday night, causing the first government shutdown since 2013. This process will complicate many lives — those of federal workers and the millions of Americans who rely on them. Here are the answers to questions you might have about how the shutdown could affect you or your neighbor. Q&A What is a government shutdown? Exactly what it sounds like. Much of the federal government gets its funding from annual budget appropriations decided by Congress. The legislation that provides that funding must be passed by a certain deadline — Friday at midnight....

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Jan
9 Fun ideas for celebrating Martin Luther King Jr. Day with kids
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Teaching kids about Martin Luther King Jr. shouldn't happen just on his birthday You’ve seen him pop up in Facebook quotes and in history books, but what was the man behind some of the most influential changes in the civil rights movement all about? Learning more about Martin Luther King Jr. — and teaching your kids what you learn — can make the upcoming holiday even more meaningful and have an impact on them day in and day out. What is Martin Luther King Jr. Day? Let’s put it this way: If you don’t know what Martin Luther King Jr....

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Jan
The HIdden Benefits of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu
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Brazilian jiu jitsu is more than just a sport. It’s more than a martial art. It’s a way to change your life. You hear a lot of people talk about the jiu jitsu lifestyle, but what does that mean? Does it mean you train all day? Does it mean you surf and then head to class? Brazilian jiu jitsu’s benefits go beyond anything you can see. Often it’s the things you can’t see that have the biggest impact on your lifestyle. The Physical Benefits Walk into any academy and talk to some of the students who have just started training...

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Dec
18 Fun Outdoor Winter Activities
by Kathleen Campbell0 comments

Every year, around this time, I start dreaming of warmer climates. Images of sunshine, bare feet, and tropical thunderstorms haunt my daydreams. And I know I’m not the only one. Whether you battle Seasonal Affective Disorder symptoms or just get a mild case of the winter “blahs,” chances are – unless you live in Maui or Miami – you’re not getting outdoors as much as you should. I for one hate being shut inside with the windows closed, but I also don’t like being cold. So I’ll admit, it’s hard to drag myself out for fresh air and exercise. And here in...

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Dec
Star Wars: The Last Jedi Celebrity Cameo Guide
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WARNING: SPOILERS BELOW Star Wars: The Last Jedi is here! The highly-anticipated movie is in theaters now and we're bringing you some major scoop about the latest Star Wars film. While there's been some reports about which celebs would appear in the movie, we're bringing you a list of all the stars that made it into the film. Joseph Gordon-Levitt: Joseph voices the role of alien Slowen Lo in the movie. He confirmed his role in the film back in October on Twitter. When asked if he had a cameo in the Rian Johnson directed movie, Joseph replied, "I believe...