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Lessons learned as a funeral director

When I began my career in the funeral industry at the age of 21, I had a lot to learn. Looking back on it a half-century later, one thing I’ve learned is I would do it all over again. Although the hours were pretty hard on my family and me, I would choose this profession every time.

Family

Parents @ Play: Travel accessories

When you're taking a family vacation, you need to be ready for anything. At the same time, you don't want to pack everything you own and the kitchen sink. Here are some of our travel must-haves.

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Childhood movies with deeper meanings

As children, we grow up watching movies about anything from dinosaurs to princesses and adventures to comedies. Looking back on the movies we watched as children, we find a deeper meaning that has resonated into our society and may make a connection to our own lives. Here are five movies that gain even more meaning as we age.

Home & Garden

On Gardening: Dazzling daylilies showing out at a garden near you

Our American Hemerocallis Society Display Garden is in full bloom and while they all are extraordinarily beautiful there are those certain varieties that just keep me fixated. I started noticing a few similar traits and as I researched them I realized they were all tetraploids. So instead of being diploid with each cell having two sets of chromosomes these varieties have four sets.

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An ultimate bachelor pad

LOS ANGELES - Matty Pipes had a goal when he moved into his new home in Hollywood: Create a bachelor pad with a well-traveled look that did not look "decorator done."

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Last-minute ways to make money this summer

Finding a summer job this late in the school year can be extremely challenging and sometimes even impossible. If you're in need of some cash flow stuck seeing "we are no longer hiring" in every storefront, here are quick ways to get some money in your wallet over the summer.

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Behaviorist can help with dog's boundary issues

Q: We have a 2-year-old collie shepherd mix who loves us, offers hugs and kisses and is loyal. But, when the dog and I are on the bed and my 20-year-old son enters the bedroom, the dog growls. Sometimes it's a bit scary. Last week he went too far. My wife and I were lying on the bed watching TV. The dog joined us with his head on her belly. When I got up to go to work, he growled his usual low growl. When I went to kiss my wife goodbye, he growled so close to her face that she thought he was going to bite her. The dog attended training successfully when he was 6 months old, never had a problem with company, and gets along well with the cat. Neighbors love to see us walk down the block while he holds his leash in his mouth. Do you think he just hates to see me leave or see my son enter the bedroom when it is our time?

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Video: BMX champ Jamie Bestwick opens Rothrock Coffee

X Games gold medalist Jamie Bestwick has started a new business venture, Rothrock Coffee in State College, Pa. The new shop is located on S. Atherton St.
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