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Turn heads at the gym

Style doesn’t have to end at health club doors

Making a fashion statement might not be a woman’s first priority when she goes to the gym. But today’s selection of activewear allows women to look their best while working on their fitness goals.

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Fireplace could add a little warmth, value to your home

When cool weather arrives

With the scorching temperatures that have been drying out the state for the last couple months, finding a way to turn up the heat is probably the last thing on the minds of most Missourians.

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Beat those first day of school blues with preparation

As children leave their homes and families for the first time to spend their days in an unfamiliar environment of teachers and fellow students, it can be a difficult transition for both the child and the adults in their lives. However, positive reinforcement and preparation can help to ease the adjustment period.

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Visit a Crown jewel in Kansas City

Mid-Missouri visitors offered a royal welcome, all without needing a car

Crown Center in Kansas City hopes to eliminate any tension associated with traveling by bringing lodging, food, shopping and entertainment together all in one place. Even better, you can leave your car at home.

Fair offers six days, nights of family fun

At the Jefferson City Jaycees Fairgrounds

The 2012 Jefferson City Jaycees Fair will be held July 30 to Aug. 4 at the Jefferson City Jaycees Fairgrounds. The event will feature food, carnival rides and games, competitions and live entertainment for all ages.

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Start early when teaching kids to swim, experts say

There’s nothing like a dip in the pool on a hot day, but you’ll be left out of the fun if you don’t know how to swim. That’s why many Jefferson City parents use the summer months to get their children comfortable in the water.

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Missouri's waterways offer cool escape from hot summer days

During the summer and early fall, many Missourians take to the rivers and streams to float. As one of the state’s most popular pastimes, floating is an affordable and fun option for a group getaway for all ages.

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Planning, food and decorations can take your summer entertaining up a notch

From Memorial Day to Labor Day, the summer season is full of opportunities to throw a party. Backyard gatherings can be as basic as a barbecue or get more creative.

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Erasing the ink proves costly and painful

17 percent of tattooed Americans say they regret getting body art

Sara Haslag has done more than 100 tattoo removal services in the past 18 months. Her clients give her various reasons for why they want their tattoos removed such as entering the workforce or wanting to get rid of the name of a former boyfriend or girlfriend.

Youth’s first job can teach valuable life skills

After babysitting her younger sister for a summer, 13-year-old Monica Whitson was ready for more responsibility. She asked her mother, Alicia Whitson, to help her line up some work.

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