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February 19, 2017
Courtney Kashima and her husband, Hide, are raising two multicultural kids in Chicago. She identifies as a "European mutt" and was born and raised in Illinois, while her husband is a first-generation Japanese-American who grew up in Guam. Annie Grossinger / Chicago Tribune / TNS
Chicago parents face challenges, joys in raising multiracial children
February 19, 2017 - 1:00pm
In 1993, Jesse Meader (left) called her father, Gary Meader, "Nanny." Her pet names for her father have changed over the years. Submitted photo
Gary Meader column: A timeline of a daughter's pet names
February 19, 2017 - 5:00am
Christian Durfee has created a line of bow ties that are for sale in four stores so far in Minnesota including Mainstream Fashions For Men in Duluth, pictured here. Bob King /
Local teen builds bow tie business with upward swing in trend
February 19, 2017 - 5:00am
February 12, 2017
Nick Mullins, 25, rides at Modern Skate & Surf on December 21, 2016, in Royal Oak, Mich. Mullins was a talented local skateboarder who lost his sight after contracting MRSA a few years ago. (Salwan Georges/Detroit Free Press/TNS)
Blind skateboarder lands on both feet
February 12, 2017 - 5:30am
February 11, 2017
Noel Woods returns to her foster family for the holidays in Seattle on Dec. 21, 2016. At left is her foster mother, Pat Smith. Steve Ringman / Seattle Times / TNS
How a very determined foster child found self-esteem - and her future
February 11, 2017 - 4:00pm
February 10, 2017
Rebecca and Eric Nelson have operated Aff ordable Barefoot Maui Weddings since 2010. They will soon split their time between Hawaii and Bemidji. Submitted photo
From oceans to lakes - and back again
February 10, 2017 - 2:06pm
February 5, 2017
Three sets of finished, hand-knitted baby booties and caps sit a box in Madonna Buck’s home. Steve Kuchera /
Hand-knitted items bring personal touch to Essentia Health
February 5, 2017 - 5:00am
Bullet journal pages can be embellished with colored pens, decorative crafting tape, stencils for creating page headers, fancy stickers and intricate doodles. Juli Leonard / Raleigh News & Observer / TNS
Bullet journaling a simple tool for your life
February 5, 2017 - 4:30am
February 3, 2017
Wayne State University scholars are recommending you expand your vocabulary. Here are a few good words to start with. TNS
Are you a blithering fool? Here's 10 words to make you sound smarter
February 3, 2017 - 6:02pm
January 29, 2017
Lydia Ricci (third from the left) and her friends have begun organizing "podclubs," like book clubs, for podcasts, and she has launched a new website, that helps anyone who is interested to set up their own podclub. Steven M. Falk / Philadelphia Inquirer / TNS
Can't finish the book? Consider Podclub - like book club, but with podcasts
January 29, 2017 - 8:52am
First Presbyterian Pastor Jeremiah Knabe (left) listens to Duluth Human Rights Officer Carl Crawford talk to the church’s congregation at a Sunday service this month. The church’s membership has dropped from nearly 2,000 in the 1950s to fewer than 100 today. On this day, about 50 people attended the service, scattered throughout the expansive seating area. Steve Kuchera /
Duluth's oldest congregation strives to survive
January 29, 2017 - 5:00am
Brad Livingston, of Park Rapids, Minn., plans to hike the Pacific Crest Trail, which runs from California to Canada, starting in March to raise awareness for those experiencing post-traumatic stress disorder.
Veteran aims to raise awareness for PTSD
January 29, 2017 - 2:54am
January 25, 2017
Under Britain's equality law, company dress codes must make equivalent requirements for women and men, but UK lawmakers said breaches of the law were widespread in sectors including hotels, travel, temporary work agencies, hospitality and retail, where women were required to wear high heels and makeup. Paul Hackett / Reuters
Wear high heels or go home: British report finds sexist dress codes rife
January 25, 2017 - 2:44pm
January 22, 2017
President Donald Trump leaves the President's Room of the Senate at the Capitol after he formally signed his cabinet nominations into law on Jan. 20 in Washington, D.C. J. Scott Applewhite / Pool / Reuters
Will you pray for Donald Trump?
January 22, 2017 - 4:00pm
Rich McDeid and his son, Mason McDeid, enjoy the Helmet show with special guests Local H at Fine Line Music Cafe on Dec. 14, 2016, in Minneapolis. Mason was born with a severe form of cerebral palsy, a neurological condition that affects his mobility and speech. Leila Navidi / Minneapolis Star Tribune
500 bands in 365 days: Minnesota father, son carry on heavy metal mission
January 22, 2017 - 7:00am