Category: Lifestyle

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Column: Psychology of ‘Star Wars

Commentary by Kristen Boice The first three original “Star Wars” movies offer some deep and meaningful lessons woven throughout the story line. It’s interesting to look at them from a psychological perspective.  Even if...

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Column: Tips for being a gracious host and guest

Commentary by Beverly Randolph With the holidays approaching, will you be hosting guests or staying with family or friends?  With preparation, communication, small touches and offering assistance all parties will feel comfortable and avoid...

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Column: Mannequin or manikin?

I write all the time about French, German, Latin and Greek influences on the English language, but I believe this week’s column will mark a first for the Grammar Guy: A word of Dutch...

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Column: Have people become objects?

Question: “Dear Grammar Guy, over the past few years I have increasingly heard the word ‘that’ used in place of the word ‘who.’  Example: ‘The people that work for us.’ I even hear this on national radio...

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Column: Aid vs. aide

Question: “I have a co-worker who regularly uses ‘aid’ and ‘aide’ interchangeably, and it drives me crazy. Can you address this topic?” Answer: I not only can, but will, dear reader! “Aid” and “aide”...