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‘Nutrition Nuts’ champion fun in fitness
Photos courtesy of TWO NUTRITION NUTS
‘Nutrition Nuts’ champion fun in fitness

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Marshall University students Kelly McKinney and Matthew Robinson, a dynamic duo and self-proclaimed Two Nutrition Nuts, are becoming well known in the greater Huntington area for efforts to champion nutrition and fitness.

Photo of the Week: April 19, 2015
Photo of the Week: April 19, 2015

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — This week’s Photo of the Week comes from Laura Moul, who captured the image of a lone cross-country skier at Blackwater Falls State Park following a winter snow.

Live Life Fully: How we get our best ideas

By Linda Arnold

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Is there something magical about the shower? Or brushing your teeth and shaving? How ’bout jogging or doing needlework?

Why is it that we often get our best ideas while doing a repetitive,...

Canine flu outbreak sickens hundreds of dogs in Midwest
Canine flu outbreak sickens hundreds of dogs in Midwest

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – A canine flu outbreak has sickened many dogs in the Midwest, and veterinarians are cautioning pet owners to keep their dogs from going nose-to-nose with other four-legged friends.

The University of Wisconsin-...

Study: US moms typically space pregnancies 2½ years apart

NEW YORK (AP) – For U.S. moms, the typical time between pregnancies is about 2½ years but nearly a third of women space their children too close, a government study shows.

Experts say mothers should wait at least 18 months to give...

Women revel in educational travel adventures
Women revel in educational travel adventures

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Pamela Bowen had never been on one. Rose Marie Ritter had been on 45.

So it was that last May 21, Ritter set out to share with Bowen just why she was hooked on traveling the country and the world to take part in the...

WV DIY Team: Say yes to distress
WV DIY Team: Say yes to distress

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Now that spring has arrived, here’s a great, simple way to take a flea-market, thrift-store or garage-sale find and repurpose it into a beautiful display for plants and flowers.

Save money with this easy and...

WV Design Team: Become the artist of your home
WV Design Team: Become the artist of your home

CHARLESTON W.Va. — Ever since Paleolithic humans first began placing marks and drawings on the walls of caves, people have had a seemingly unquenchable desire to add art to their surroundings. Art can add drama, color, context and personality...

Sunday’s Child: Boy seeks loving, supportive family
Sunday’s Child: Boy seeks loving, supportive family

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — This young man is Ryan and he is 11 years old. When asked about what he would like in a forever family, he said he would like a family who is “supportive and will love me unconditionally.”

Ryan is a...

Garden Guru: Fruits for small spaces
Garden Guru: Fruits for small spaces

By John Porter

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Many gardeners with small garden spaces, or no garden spaces at all, endeavor to grow food in small plots or containers. These gardeners usually stick with tried and true vegetables they can easily grow...

Smell the Coffee: Feeling the burn

By Karin Fuller

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — I was pedaling into my fifth mile on the exercise bike at the gym when I realized the world needs to create a new system of measurement.

This realization occurred while watching a TV program about ...

Counter Intelligence: Wedding shortbread cookies
Counter Intelligence: Wedding shortbread cookies

By April Hamilton

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The butter’s perfume still envelopes me even though my bake-a-thon was a week ago. Seven pounds of butter, proportionally blended with flour, rice flour, superfine sugar and a hefty pinch of...

Tiny Quarrier Street hair studio is big on style
Tiny Quarrier Street hair studio is big on style

Whether driving or walking along Quarrier Street, in Charleston, it’s easy to zip past Michael’s Hair Studio without even realizing it’s there.

There are no neon letters flashing “Open” in the window. No...

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