Guilty pleasures

Guilty Pleasures Are Difficult To Give Up

16 September 2021

If character is defined by what we do, I’m in trouble. Yes, I perform some worthwhile, productive services here and there, but so much of my existence is spent on time-wasting drivel.

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Rapid test covid

Rapid Tests Expensive, Even After Biden’s Push For Lower Prices

15 September 2021

Rapid at-home covid tests are flying off store shelves across the nation and are largely sold out online as the delta variant complicates a return to school, work and travel routines.

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River Boat

Tourists, Locals Keeping Mississippi River Cruises Busy

14 September 2021

In Dubuque, river cruises are a source of fun and excitement for tourists and locals alike. Behind the scenes, captains and crews navigate the Mississippi River, taking note of water levels, currents and river traffic as they journey through the water and the river’s system of locks and dams.

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COVID, Vaccine, boosters

Boosters Are Coming But Who Will Get Them And When?

13 September 2021

COVID-19 booster shots may be coming for at least some Americans but already the Biden administration is being forced to scale back expectations — illustrating just how much important science still has to be worked out.

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Prevent Falls This Fall With A Home Safety Checklist

12 September 2021

More than 75 percent of falls happen in or around the house, but fortunately there are ways to evaluate the home of a loved one and make them safer for everyday living.

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depression loneliness

Loneliness Is Rampant: A Simple Call, Or Hug, May Be A Cure

11 September 2021

The stranger’s call came when Dianne Green needed it most. Alone in the home where she’d raised four kids, grieving recently deceased relatives, too fearful of COVID-19 to see her grandkids and great-grandbabies, she had never felt lonelier. 

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