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When to book flights to get the lowest fares

By CAMERON HUDDLESTON Kiplinger on Travel As any procrastinator can attest, you’ll usually pay a big premium by waiting until the last minute to book a flight. But you’ll also pay more if you purchase your tickets too far in advance. So when should you book a flight to get ...

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The Kid’s Doctor: Simple precautions can help avoid hot car deaths

By SUE HUBBARD, M.D., www.kidsdr.com The Kid’s Doctor Heat stroke is the second leading cause of non-traffic fatalities among children, with the first being back-over deaths. As summer temperatures soar, these tragic accidents become all too frequent. The state of Texas leads the country in child vehicular heat stroke deaths, ...

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Greece’s woes, and what they mean for U.S. investors

By JILL SCHLESINGER Tribune Content Agency After Greek citizens voted no to more austerity on July 5, the two most frequently asked questions that I fielded were: What’s next? And what should investors do? Five years ago, the European Central Bank (ECB), the European Commission (EC) and the International Monetary ...

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You can add some of the joy, freedom of retirement to life now

By DR. DANEEN SKUBE Tribune Content Agency Q: I’m a few years away from considering retirement. I know I’m lucky to have the option. The problem is, I’ve watched friends who golf, travel and volunteer, then get bored. What do you advise your clients about how and when to retire? ...

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The collateral damage of austerity

By ROBERT C. KOEHLER Tribune Content Agency “Officials in France and in Brussels said on Monday that they were unhappy and dumbfounded with the no vote, but let it be known that they would hold the door open to the possibility of a compromise between Greece and its creditors.” Dumbfounded? ...

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Omarr’s Daily Astrological Forecast for July 13, 2015

By JERALDINE SAUNDERS Tribune Content Agency BIRTHDAY GUY: Actor Gil Birmingham was born in San Antonio, Texas, on this day in 1953. This birthday guy played the role of Billy Black in the “Twilight” film franchise. Other film work includes “The Lone Ranger,” “Crooked Arrows” and “California Indian.” He’s played ...

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Broadway Box Office: Penn & Teller make magic

By GORDON COX Variety Penn and Teller appeared on Broadway last week — and made big money appear with them, as their new show muscled up into the Top 10 during a summer week that saw post-holiday sales rise at most productions on the boards. “Penn & Teller on Broadway” ...

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Take precautions to avoid ticks and Lyme disease

MAYO CLINIC Q&A Tribune Content Agency DEAR MAYO CLINIC: In the summer, my kids play outdoors most of the day, and we’ve found ticks on their clothing. Is Lyme disease something I should be worried about? What are the early symptoms? Does bug spray keep ticks away? ANSWER: Lyme disease ...

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