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Local gyms offer specialty classes to make your workouts fun

Local gyms offer specialty classes to make your workouts fun

Everyone knows that being fit is vital for good health, but sometimes it can seem like a chore. In recent years, however, the fitness industry has introduced new ways of exercising that are enticing and outside-the-box. Who says fitness can’t be fun?

August 31, 2014 12:00 am
Work out at home or gym? Experts weigh in on pros, cons

Work out at home or gym? Experts weigh in on pros, cons

As the summer draws to a close and cooler weather is in sight, many looking to get fit will be taking their workouts indoors. A common question, however, is whether or not it’s more effective to do those indoor workouts at home or in a gym.

August 17, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Work out at home or gym? Experts weigh in on pros, cons

Work out at home or gym? Experts weigh in on pros, cons

People work out at Franciscan Omni Health and Fitness. Group exercise classes are offered at many gyms throughout the region.

August 14, 2014 8:08 pm
Coaching for the love of it

Coaching for the love of it

Behind every youth sports team is a coach. A coach who, after a long day at work, drives to the field where he stays past dark.

June 05, 2014 9:30 am Photos

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Learning at Home: Keeping kids sharp on snow days

Learning at Home: Keeping kids sharp on snow days

On many a chilly morning this winter, parents all over the Region awoke to phone calls from groggy school officials announcing either the closing or delay of school for that day. On some weeks, to the delight of kids everywhere, this became more the rule than the exception.

March 23, 2014 8:00 am Photos

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Old Habits Die Hard

Old Habits Die Hard

Correspondent Julia Huisman's daughters have some bad habit to break of their own.

January 02, 2014 6:30 am
Old Habits Die Hard

Old Habits Die Hard

With New Year, resolutions to form new, good habits are abundant. But what about habits that aren't the best for your child to pick up?

January 02, 2014 6:30 am
Think outside the toy box: Unique gift ideas for kids

Think outside the toy box: Unique gift ideas for kids

Elmo, Barbie, Minnie, Woody… each of these beloved characters are huge hits in the “big box” toy stores every year. Your kids love them, but that could be because they don’t have a choice. The mainstream toys and characters are everywhere they look.

December 05, 2013 7:45 am Photos

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The Gender Gap: Changing roles in education and economy, love and marriage

The Gender Gap: Changing roles in education and economy, love and marriage

For the past couple of decades, more women have been attending college than men, and the gap is projected to continue growing. This trend is reflected in Northwest Indiana’s three largest universities: Valparaiso University has 52 percent women, Purdue Calumet is at 57 percent, and Indiana U…

November 16, 2013 11:34 pm Photos

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Thankful Hearts: How kids perceive gratitude

Thankful Hearts: How kids perceive gratitude

"What do you say?" Every parent is familiar with this quiet prompting that they whisper to their kids after someone does something nice for them.

November 10, 2013 12:00 am
Safety First: Ways to stay safe and still have fun on Halloween

Safety First: Ways to stay safe and still have fun on Halloween

The costumes, the pumpkins, the candy... so much about Halloween is fun and exciting for kids.

October 21, 2013 11:30 am Photos

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Delaying that ride off into the sunset: Why young adults are marrying later

Delaying that ride off into the sunset: Why young adults are marrying later

Once upon a time, young boys and girls would marry shortly after graduating high school. They would move out of their parents’ house and into their own newlywed abode. The young husband would work while the wife stayed home with her 2.5 kids. Life was good.

October 13, 2013 8:00 am
Can Happiness Heal? How a positive attitude might save your life

Can Happiness Heal? How a positive attitude might save your life

Health and happiness. Are the two linked? We can assume that those with good health are generally happy to be well. But what about the other way around?

October 04, 2013 9:00 am Photos

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Serving at School: Required volunteering helps students learn the importance of giving back

Serving at School: Required volunteering helps students learn the importance of giving back

Many educators around the Region see the potential for selflessness and generosity in our youth and strive to help them develop that potential as early as they can.

September 10, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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Parenting in the Pinterest World: When good ideas just make you feel bad

Parenting in the Pinterest World: When good ideas just make you feel bad

"I found it on Pinterest." This is becoming a regular statement among American women, usually in response to a compliment on one's family photo wall or chicken tortilla soup recipe.

July 07, 2013 1:30 pm Photos

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Times Bridal Show gives couples a head start on planning

Times Bridal Show gives couples a head start on planning

MERRILLVILLE | Brides, grooms, wedding parties and friends are invited to gather from noon to 4 p.m. Sunday for the Times/Shore Bride 2011 Bridal Show.

February 17, 2011 12:00 am Photos

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Inspiration: WIN an Engagement Video!

Win your very own engagement video!

February 07, 2011 12:42 pm

How I discovered the joy of cooking

There are people who can cook, and people who can't. Up until recently, I thought I was in the latter camp. But to my surprise, the tide is turning.

January 24, 2011 12:00 am
Party of Two: Have no fear

Party of Two: Have no fear

I'm a big scaredy-cat. I don't know if it's because I work for a media company (where I hear bad news all the time) or if I'm just wired to be afraid, but afraid I am and I can't help it.

January 18, 2011 2:00 pm

Editor's thoughts about children's health

My 7-year-old daughter used to get strep throat all the time. One winter, she contracted the illness four times in four months. It was awful. I took her to an ear, nose and throat doctor who, after many tests, determined that removing her tonsils wouldn't solve the strep throat mystery. He s…

December 15, 2010 1:30 pm
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