hockessincommunitynews.com http://www.hockessincommunitynews.com/article/20121108/LIFESTYLE/121109766 hockessincommunitynews.com delivers up-to-the-minute news and information on the latest top stories, weather, entertainment, politics and more. Thu, 24 Apr 2014 14:46:50 +0000 Religion News: Faith-based movies big hits at box office http://www.hockessincommunitynews.com/article/20140424/NEWS/140429878/0/LIFESTYLE?rssfeed=true Thu, 24 Apr 2014 02:01:00 +0000 http://www.hockessincommunitynews.com/article/20140424/NEWS/140429878/0/LIFESTYLE It's been a good year for faith-based films. "Heaven is for Real," based on the book by Todd Burpo and produced by megachurch pastor T.D. Jakes, took in a stellar $21.5 million over the Easter weekend, according to Rentrak, which compiles box-office data. It is Hollywood's fourth overtly faith-based hit of the year.
The movie, which is described as the true story of a 4-year-old son of a small-town Nebraska pastor who experienced heaven during emergency surgery, placed No. [...]]]>
Lost in Suburbia: The handy husband http://www.hockessincommunitynews.com/article/20140423/NEWS/140429901/0/LIFESTYLE?rssfeed=true Wed, 23 Apr 2014 02:01:00 +0000 By Tracy Beckerman More Content Now http://www.hockessincommunitynews.com/article/20140423/NEWS/140429901/0/LIFESTYLE He stood over a dozen pieces of wood veneer and a large assortment of hardware that, with any luck, would eventually become a storage unit for our makeshift kitchen while the real one got renovated. The box had said, "Some assembly required," but there was no "some" about it. The whole thing had to be put together. While it looked simple [...]]]> Dear Monty: 7 tips for discovering a property’s best use http://www.hockessincommunitynews.com/article/20140423/NEWS/140429910/0/LIFESTYLE?rssfeed=true Wed, 23 Apr 2014 02:01:00 +0000 By Richard Montgomery More Content Now http://www.hockessincommunitynews.com/article/20140423/NEWS/140429910/0/LIFESTYLE Dave Ramsey: Saving priorities http://www.hockessincommunitynews.com/article/20140423/NEWS/140429918/0/LIFESTYLE?rssfeed=true Wed, 23 Apr 2014 02:01:00 +0000 By Dave Ramsey More Content Now http://www.hockessincommunitynews.com/article/20140423/NEWS/140429918/0/LIFESTYLE I noticed that your Baby Steps list puts saving for retirement before saving for your kid's college fund. Sending your kids to college would come first on the timeline, so what is your reasoning behind this?
Jen
Dear Jen,
I advise this approach because everyone is going to retire someday, unless, of course, they happen to die before reaching retirement age. Retiring and eating are necessities. College is a luxury. Lots of people succeed in life without going to college, [...]]]>
5 Things to Do This Weekend (April 25-27) http://www.hockessincommunitynews.com/article/20140423/NEWS/140429938/0/LIFESTYLE?rssfeed=true Wed, 23 Apr 2014 02:01:00 +0000 http://www.hockessincommunitynews.com/article/20140423/NEWS/140429938/0/LIFESTYLE 1. The big movies opening this week are "The Other Woman," a PG-13 comedy starring Cameron Diaz, Leslie Mann and Kate Upton; "The Quiet Ones," a PG-13 horror flick starring Jared Harris, Sam Claflin and Olivia Cooke; "Brick Mansions," a PG-13 action movie starring the late Paul Walker; and "For No Good Reason," an R documentary starring Johnny Depp, Ralph Steadman and Hunter S. Thompson.
2. The NBA and NHL playoffs are currently taking place, [...]]]>
Dr. Elaine Heffner: Shame and guilt http://www.hockessincommunitynews.com/article/20140422/NEWS/140429959/0/LIFESTYLE?rssfeed=true Tue, 22 Apr 2014 02:01:00 +0000 By Dr. Elaine Heffner More Content Now http://www.hockessincommunitynews.com/article/20140422/NEWS/140429959/0/LIFESTYLE Parents respond in different ways to what [...]]]> Family Time: Shoe-shopping tips for parents http://www.hockessincommunitynews.com/article/20140422/NEWS/140429989/0/LIFESTYLE?rssfeed=true Tue, 22 Apr 2014 02:01:00 +0000 http://www.hockessincommunitynews.com/article/20140422/NEWS/140429989/0/LIFESTYLE When it comes to the health of your children, you do everything you can to help them grow up healthy and strong. But are you aware of the important role foot health plays in a child's overall development?
"Every parent knows the frustration of trying to keep up with children who grow quickly, and that rapid pace of growth can mean children need new shoes and socks every few months," says Dr. Matthew G. Garoufalis, a podiatrist and past president of the American Podiatric [...]]]>
Food for Thought: Culinary experts offer food substitution tips, tricks http://www.hockessincommunitynews.com/article/20140422/NEWS/140429994/0/LIFESTYLE?rssfeed=true Tue, 22 Apr 2014 02:01:00 +0000 http://www.hockessincommunitynews.com/article/20140422/NEWS/140429994/0/LIFESTYLE Simple and healthy food substitutions can help your family shed some pounds this spring. Some substitutions are easy, for example, substituting brown rice or quinoa for white rice or adding barley in with brown rice to add another type of whole grain. Other substitutions are completely unexpected. To be inspired and jazz up any meal time, take cues from culinary experts.
Chef Andrew Lyman, culinary director at The Art Institute of Austin, suggests, "It is not uncommon to [...]]]>
Jeff Vrabel: My little bowling prodigy http://www.hockessincommunitynews.com/article/20140421/NEWS/140429973/0/LIFESTYLE?rssfeed=true Mon, 21 Apr 2014 10:18:54 +0000 By Jeff Vrabel More Content Now http://www.hockessincommunitynews.com/article/20140421/NEWS/140429973/0/LIFESTYLE Get A Life: Every day is a special occasion http://www.hockessincommunitynews.com/article/20140421/NEWS/140429982/0/LIFESTYLE?rssfeed=true Mon, 21 Apr 2014 02:01:00 +0000 By Loretta LaRoche More Content Now http://www.hockessincommunitynews.com/article/20140421/NEWS/140429982/0/LIFESTYLE More importantly the individuals [...]]]> Home Help: Perk up your home with patterns http://www.hockessincommunitynews.com/article/20140421/NEWS/140429996/0/LIFESTYLE?rssfeed=true Mon, 21 Apr 2014 02:01:00 +0000 http://www.hockessincommunitynews.com/article/20140421/NEWS/140429996/0/LIFESTYLE Give your home an energy shot this spring with bright colors and bold patterns.
"Patterns are hot, hot, hot," said Cathie Pliess, program coordinator of design for The Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale and a certified interior designer. "Look for oversized patterns in bold colors on a white background."
Spring design is trending to naturals - florals, ethnic patterns, textures. "We are all so tied to the digital world that we crave spaces reminding us of the organic [...]]]>
Looking Up: A nice orange star and red Mars http://www.hockessincommunitynews.com/article/20140418/NEWS/140419691/0/LIFESTYLE?rssfeed=true Fri, 18 Apr 2014 02:01:00 +0000 By Peter Becker More Content Now http://www.hockessincommunitynews.com/article/20140418/NEWS/140419691/0/LIFESTYLE If you can find the Big Dipper, Bootes is a cinch, as the top of this "kite" lies immediately off the end star on the Big Dipper's handle (which, by the way, is known as Alkaid). At [...]]]> Health Watch: Learn more about shingles http://www.hockessincommunitynews.com/article/20140418/NEWS/140419849/0/LIFESTYLE?rssfeed=true Fri, 18 Apr 2014 02:01:00 +0000 http://www.hockessincommunitynews.com/article/20140418/NEWS/140419849/0/LIFESTYLE Larry Bowa may be known for his baseball prowess and fiery personality, but in June 2013, the two-time Golden Glove-winner was stopped in his tracks by a case of shingles, which he says caused him some of the worst pain of his life. Bowa said the pain he felt was so intense he could barely walk, originally leading him to think he had injured his back. But his MRI came back negative, and he received instead an unexpected diagnosis of shingles.
"I was a professional athlete [...]]]>
Religion News: 'Blood moon' a sign of the end times? http://www.hockessincommunitynews.com/article/20140417/NEWS/140419743/0/LIFESTYLE?rssfeed=true Thu, 17 Apr 2014 02:01:00 +0000 http://www.hockessincommunitynews.com/article/20140417/NEWS/140419743/0/LIFESTYLE Tuesday morning's lunar eclipse, which because of its color was called a "blood moon," has set off debate among some Christians. Could the eclipse and others slated for this year and next be connected to the return of Jesus and the apocalypse?
Usually there are about two lunar eclipses per year, according to NASA. Including Tuesday's meteorological event, four blood moons are expected within the next 18 months. Astronomers call this a tetrad, and all of them happen during [...]]]>
Suzette Martinez Standring: The God-Man of Easter http://www.hockessincommunitynews.com/article/20140417/NEWS/140419823/0/LIFESTYLE?rssfeed=true Thu, 17 Apr 2014 02:01:00 +0000 By Suzette Martinez Standring More Content Now http://www.hockessincommunitynews.com/article/20140417/NEWS/140419823/0/LIFESTYLE Easter is upon us, and for those raised in a Christian tradition, words like crucifixion, resurrection, and eternal life can lose their superpower punch. The Easter story has become for many a little ho-hum, a prelude to the egg hunt, Sunday brunch, a springboard into pastel clothes. I've been [...]]]> Wine Talk: When in Beaune http://www.hockessincommunitynews.com/article/20140416/NEWS/140419718/0/LIFESTYLE?rssfeed=true Wed, 16 Apr 2014 19:38:05 +0000 By Robert Whitley Creators Syndicate http://www.hockessincommunitynews.com/article/20140416/NEWS/140419718/0/LIFESTYLE The center of the village, around Place Carnot, is lined with shops pedaling gourmet food products, as well as the latest fashions from Paris, a couple of hours to the north.
From early spring through the annual Hospices de Beaune wine auction in late November, the cobblestone streets are clogged with [...]]]>
Flexible Fitness: You can improve your balance http://www.hockessincommunitynews.com/article/20140416/NEWS/140419735/0/LIFESTYLE?rssfeed=true Wed, 16 Apr 2014 14:06:46 +0000 By Kate Gebski and Rhonda Salvo More Content Now http://www.hockessincommunitynews.com/article/20140416/NEWS/140419735/0/LIFESTYLE Just about everything you do in your daily life, whether for work or [...]]]> Jim Hillibish: Tips for your Easter ham http://www.hockessincommunitynews.com/article/20140416/NEWS/140419736/0/LIFESTYLE?rssfeed=true Wed, 16 Apr 2014 13:57:42 +0000 By Jim Hillibish More Content Now http://www.hockessincommunitynews.com/article/20140416/NEWS/140419736/0/LIFESTYLE USDA national retail prices are $3.38 per pound for boneless and $1.82 for bone-in. This compares with $3.17 and $1.94 for last year. You'll find a wide selection in most stores and some confusing labels to decipher.
GRADES OF HAM
Ham: This is the top grade with no added water.
Ham, [...]]]>
Family Matters: When you teach to give, you get so much more http://www.hockessincommunitynews.com/article/20140416/NEWS/140419737/0/LIFESTYLE?rssfeed=true Wed, 16 Apr 2014 13:36:00 +0000 By Diana Boggia More Content Now http://www.hockessincommunitynews.com/article/20140416/NEWS/140419737/0/LIFESTYLE Those who are raised with giving and philanthropic projects grow to become heartfelt givers. Children across the country are finding ways to lend a hand, dedicate their time, raise money and make a difference. They learn that one person can, in fact, make a big impact. Consider the benefits of raising a child to give, because they are our future generation of [...]]]> Charita Goshay: Easter stunningly affirms God's passionate pursuit of mankind http://www.hockessincommunitynews.com/article/20140416/NEWS/140419738/0/LIFESTYLE?rssfeed=true Wed, 16 Apr 2014 13:30:27 +0000 By Charita Goshay More Content Now http://www.hockessincommunitynews.com/article/20140416/NEWS/140419738/0/LIFESTYLE In Egypt, the pharaohs themselves were considered infallible gods — at least until they were poisoned by their ambitious spouse or siblings.
Here's what's different: The god of Christianity is the only deity who relentlessly pursues humans instead of the other way around.
Essentially, Easter is all about [...]]]>
hockessincommunitynews.com http://www.hockessincommunitynews.com/article/20121108/LIFESTYLE/121109766 hockessincommunitynews.com delivers up-to-the-minute news and information on the latest top stories, weather, entertainment, politics and more. Thu, 24 Apr 2014 14:46:50 +0000 Dear Michael: Ready to date again? http://www.hockessincommunitynews.com/article/20140204/NEWS/140209888/0/LIFESTYLE?rssfeed=true Tue, 04 Feb 2014 12:38:35 +0000 By Michael Serode More Content Now http://www.hockessincommunitynews.com/article/20140204/NEWS/140209888/0/LIFESTYLE My friend has been a widow for over a year. She seems so lonely, and I'd really like to see her be happy again. How soon can she start dating? She is in her late 60s, but still very active and beautiful. How young is too young for a new beau? I want to start talking to her about it, but I figured I would ask you about it first.
Sincerely,
Second Time Around
Dear Miss Second Time,
I think that since it has been a year it would be acceptable for her to start dating [...]]]>
A League of Her Own: Time waits for no one http://www.hockessincommunitynews.com/article/20140130/NEWS/140139949/0/LIFESTYLE?rssfeed=true Thu, 30 Jan 2014 18:04:22 +0000 By Heather Gillis Harris More Content Now http://www.hockessincommunitynews.com/article/20140130/NEWS/140139949/0/LIFESTYLE Watching my children grow up could possibly be the hardest change for me to accept.
I fully admit when they were first born I couldn't wait for them to be able to do things for themselves — to eat, walk, talk or use the bathroom without my help.
My exhaustion as a young, inexperienced parent caused me to wish time away.
When you are in the thick of it, you don't always appreciate [...]]]>
Shayne Looper: The prophet of the fall of Christendom http://www.hockessincommunitynews.com/article/20140130/NEWS/140139957/0/LIFESTYLE?rssfeed=true Thu, 30 Jan 2014 16:01:26 +0000 By Shayne Looper More Content Now http://www.hockessincommunitynews.com/article/20140130/NEWS/140139957/0/LIFESTYLE The church's moral authority has diminished. People are not turning to the church to ask what is right, they are turning to the courts to ask what is [...]]]> Family Matters: Toss out the guilt with the rest of the trash http://www.hockessincommunitynews.com/article/20140130/NEWS/140139967/0/LIFESTYLE?rssfeed=true Thu, 30 Jan 2014 14:11:43 +0000 By Diana Boggia More Content Now http://www.hockessincommunitynews.com/article/20140130/NEWS/140139967/0/LIFESTYLE Even if you are a seasoned parent with a large family, the needs of each child vary, and therefore your response to the challenge will vary.
To be most effective, you've got to be on your A game at all times, with expectations clearly defined, consequences for both wonderful and worrisome behavior at the ready, and a great, big bag available to carry parental guilt.
Hopefully, you are able to throw out [...]]]>
Gary Brown: The calm that comes with forgetfulness http://www.hockessincommunitynews.com/article/20140128/NEWS/140129725/0/LIFESTYLE?rssfeed=true Tue, 28 Jan 2014 12:09:42 +0000 By Gary Brown http://www.hockessincommunitynews.com/article/20140128/NEWS/140129725/0/LIFESTYLE My delay in remembering made unsurprising sense to me, in a confirming sort of way. The column, you see, concerned forgetting things.
I fear sometimes that I'm becoming my mother.
The chance that I could be following in her mental [...]]]>
Get A Life: The problem with the Biebers of the world http://www.hockessincommunitynews.com/article/20140127/NEWS/140129795/0/LIFESTYLE?rssfeed=true Mon, 27 Jan 2014 20:56:00 +0000 By Loretta LaRoche http://www.hockessincommunitynews.com/article/20140127/NEWS/140129795/0/LIFESTYLE My question is has it always been this way, or is it possible that our culture paves the way for individuals to become famous and rich without the foundation to support their success? Yes, [...]]]> On Computers: Delete never deletes; you need a disk washer for that http://www.hockessincommunitynews.com/article/20140127/NEWS/140129750/0/LIFESTYLE?rssfeed=true Mon, 27 Jan 2014 18:17:33 +0000 http://www.hockessincommunitynews.com/article/20140127/NEWS/140129750/0/LIFESTYLE More Content Now
When you give a used phone, tablet or computer to somebody, it's not enough to delete all of your data files. The word "deleting" is one of the great misnomers of computing.
When you delete a file, all you do is change its entry name on the hard drive. It could be as simple as turning the first bit of the file upside down. That makes the data invisible, but it is still there. There are programs that restore the entry with a mouse click, and the deleted [...]]]>
After-Work Gourmet: Current events can be a culinary adventure http://www.hockessincommunitynews.com/article/20140124/NEWS/140129823/0/LIFESTYLE?rssfeed=true Fri, 24 Jan 2014 18:15:58 +0000 By Lisa Messinger Creators Syndicate http://www.hockessincommunitynews.com/article/20140124/NEWS/140129823/0/LIFESTYLE Why not stir that up with a bit of delicious food history, as well? One thing people with curious palates soon find out is that they can learn the history, culture, politics and other characteristics of a place through its food, whether the destination is as close as another part of your own state or as [...]]]> Dr. Murray Feingold: Medical scribes free up physicians http://www.hockessincommunitynews.com/article/20140122/NEWS/140129898/0/LIFESTYLE?rssfeed=true Wed, 22 Jan 2014 17:48:50 +0000 By Dr. Murray Feingold More Content Now http://www.hockessincommunitynews.com/article/20140122/NEWS/140129898/0/LIFESTYLE How does the information for the electronic records get into the computer? In many instances, doctors are inputting the data while they are seeing the patient. And while they are doing that, they are spending less time relating to the patient. As a result, patients are not [...]]]> Jim Hillibish: Mountain moonshine suddenly respectable http://www.hockessincommunitynews.com/article/20140116/NEWS/140119784/0/LIFESTYLE?rssfeed=true Thu, 16 Jan 2014 18:04:14 +0000 By Jim Hillibish More Content Now http://www.hockessincommunitynews.com/article/20140116/NEWS/140119784/0/LIFESTYLE In the interest of tax revenues, 46 states relaxed their liquor laws. The result was moonshine suddenly became street legal - even in grocery stores.
Moonshine. That backwoods elixir of 100-proof grain alcohol, that premiere American instrument of tax evasion, that white lightning that almost caused a civil war in 1791 in western Pennsylvania - the Whiskey Tax Rebellion.
In five years since the Recession of ‘08, legal ‘shine has [...]]]>
Dr. Murray Feingold: Child’s allowance could serve as teaching moment http://www.hockessincommunitynews.com/article/20140116/NEWS/140119785/0/LIFESTYLE?rssfeed=true Thu, 16 Jan 2014 17:36:59 +0000 By Dr. Murray Feingold More Content Now http://www.hockessincommunitynews.com/article/20140116/NEWS/140119785/0/LIFESTYLE Many questions are raised about allowances. Should a child have an allowance in the first place? If so, when should it be started and how much should it be? Should the allowance be associated with the [...]]]>