One of the most powerful motivators we have is hunger. Seeking food when we are hungry is what allowed our ancestors to survive. For most of human history, finding the next meal could be arduo…

Have you ever been relating an incident or story of an event and have someone jump to a conclusion and try to beat you to the punch line? Or maybe it is a person who tries to predict what you …

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For quite some time, pit bulls have endured the reputation of being labeled aggressive, hard to handle and unfriendly. News story after news story has perpetuated these dogs as violent and dis…

When it comes to exercise, the most important thing is that you do it! When you are starting out, almost anything you do will have health and fitness benefits. As little as 30 minutes per day …

If ever a salamander was an unsung hero, it is the amphiuma. Reaching lengths of 4 feet, amphiumas are longer than any other amphibian in the Western Hemisphere. So few people ever see one, th…

A television commentator recently devoted some air time to the anomaly that the so-called “Now Generation” doesn't do things “now.” It is non-committal, laid-back, indecisive, and unresponsive…

In the pre-COVID world, my daily clothing routine was this: Get dressed for work, wear that all day, come home and immediately change into comfy clothes for the evening.

Now that cooler fall weather is finally here, being active outdoors is more enjoyable. October is a great time to get outdoors and go for a walk. That is the spirit of Walktober, an initiative…

Questions have come from readers in several Southern states about what they erroneously thought was a baby snake or unusual earthworm. Some people sent a photo. One person sent a description: …

Do you have a firm handshake? If so, it could suggest something about your personality as well as your fitness level. Grip strength could help predict how well you tolerate illness and disease.

There are no people in all the world, nor in all of history, who are as conscious of success as are the American people. We all relish the Horatio Alger-type story about a young person who fro…

A microchip the size of a grain of rice has the power to save your pet’s life. This radio frequency identification device can mean the difference between losing your pet forever or quickly reu…

The money that we spend on groceries constitutes a major part of a family’s monthly expenditures: the top three categories, in order of spending, are housing, food and transportation expenses.…

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Sometimes I wonder about the decency and humanity of people. “We’re all in this together” is a great rallying cry, but it seems no one is listening anymore. We’re tired. We’re worn out from al…

Q. I heard that a large South American lizard is invading southeastern states. We live in Alabama near Mobile and have super cute little lizards we see on the side of our house. These were not…

Exercise has broad and significant health benefits, making it among the most important healthy behaviors you can adopt. These benefits include improved muscular strength and endurance, stronge…

There is a very interesting verse in the Bible found in Matthew, the 10th chapter: “He who finds his life will lose it, and he who loses his life for my sake will find it.” This remarkable tru…

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“The entrance into the kingdom of God is through the sharp, sudden pains of repentance colliding with man’s respectable ‘goodness.’” — Oswald Chambers

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If you were to present me with a choice of getting some extensive dental work or doing some minor plumbing home repair, I would need to get back to you after a lot of thought on which to choose.

Q. My wife and I have lived for 23 years on five heavily wooded acres south of Tuscaloosa, Ala. We garden and work in the woods a lot. This year has been highly unusual in terms of the number …

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It just might be that the first type of chemical warfare occurred about 2,400 years ago. Would you believe the agent was honey? A Greek army was inadvertently poisoned because of eating local …

The human spirit is like a refinery or a factory. It is forever receiving into the raw materials of experience and circumstance, and it is forever making something out of these and passing its…

A copy of one of the books I’ve authored was returned to me from a big chain bookstore today, and I felt quite sad about it. Not because it was returned, but because the person who was meant t…

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