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Ramona Quimby's mom and Elkhorn Middle School teacher Rachel Robbins have something in common: Both have life lessons to teach their kids.
Dear Annie: My sister, “Beth,” is five years older than I am. While we get along well, we have never been close. She tends to be negative...
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For World Book Night, some Omahans prepare to hand out free reads
World Book Night is seen as a way to reach out to nonreaders or people who don’t own any books: Simply, people who love books would hand them out to people who don’t.
Omaha woman, 30, battling breast cancer for third time
Just like a devastating dream I had in October, my cancer is back. My name is Melissa, and I'm 30 years old. And I'm not giving up.
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Annie, My 12-year-old grandson insists on sleeping with Grammie
Dear Annie: I am very close to my 12-year-old grandson. His family life is not good, and since his parents live nearby, the boy is at my house more often than not.

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Earth Day: A change in habits can help the planet
On Earth Day many people pause to take a look at how they can reduce their footprint on the environment. But making the environment safer and cleaner isn’t easy and often can be confusing.
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Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium going greener
Led by Steph Huettner, assistant general curator and curator of birds, representatives from all departments meet at least once a month to discuss how to make the zoo more environment friendly.
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Annie Mailbox: My daughter will quit smoking if I lose weight
Dear Annie: I am quite a bit overweight. My 29-year-old daughter is concerned that I might have a heart attack and die on her. Meanwhile, she has been smoking cigarettes since she was 16 years old. She said to me, “If you have gastric bypass surgery, I will quit smoking.”

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‘Wonder Bread Years’: Tickets on sale now for salute to baby boomer generation
Tickets go on sale today at the Omaha Community Playhouse for “The Wonder Bread Years,” Pat Hazell’s comedy salute to the baby boomer generation.
Win a Mommy Makeover!
See how you can win a salon makeover worth $400. You deserve this! It's almost Mother's Day!
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Why two hotshots ditched six-figure salaries for a life of less
What happens when two corporate hotshots with six-figure salaries and all the trapping of success decide to jettison most of what they own and seek out a simpler life?

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Jeff Corwin hopes to build connection with nature at Nebraska Science Festival
Helping other kids, and other families, forge similar ties to the natural world is part of what compels him to continue sharing his far-flung, modern-day adventures.
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'Tis soon Talk Like Shakespeare Day; hence be mirthful!
William Shakespeare’s 450th birthday won’t go unheralded this week in Omaha. Nebraska Shakespeare is sponsoring Talk Like Shakespeare Day on Wednesday, which also marks the kickoff of its 17th annual sonnet writing contest.
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Can't find your pet? Social media is there to help
Lisa Perez remembers feeling a knot in her gut when she noticed her dog Chase was missing from the yard of her Papillion home on a cold March evening.
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Jon Stewart might be real king of late night
‘The Daily Show’ rivals ‘SNL’ in how it influences tastes and launches stars.
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Blair High senior shows his love of pi by memorizing 1,381 digits
That's pi, not pie. It's a mathematical constant, the ratio of a circle's circumference to its diameter, and works out to 3.14 … followed by an endless series of digits.

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Annie, when that girl's hitting the bottle, look out
His wife has a serious drinking problem, and when she’s had too much, she goes berserk, screaming hateful things to her husband in front of others.

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Families from area shelters treated to meal at Old Chicago
The line to get into the Old Chicago restaurant went down the block on Easter Sunday.

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Mizzou alumni aim to attract veterinary students to Henry Doorly Zoo
The Omaha alumni chapter of the University of Missouri is working to establish a $2 million endowment for a sustained research program at Omaha's Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium.

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Easter Sunday temperatures climb into 80s in Omaha area
A warm, bright Easter made for pleasant egg hunts in Omaha.
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Swoosie’s voice a joy in memoir of stage, family
Swoosie Kurtz, your book had me at hello.
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From fashion to baskets, a guide to the latest Easter trends
There's been an increase in the number of consumer products available for Easter and other holidays such as Thanksgiving and Halloween, says one UNL marketing expert.

Archives: So many wonderful old Omaha photos
Quilt created by Karen refugees in Lincoln showcases memories of homeland, dreams for future
Annie, I ditched my sister and, for some reason, she's mad at me
Review: Many winners in premiere of artists’ battle tale
'Ramona' rings true for actor, drama teacher
Big weekend ahead for Nebraska Wind Symphony
One father's tale of overcoming infertility
Annie, My 12-year-old grandson insists on sleeping with Grammie
Omaha woman, 30, battling breast cancer for third time
For World Book Night, some Omahans prepare to hand out free reads
Earth Day: A change in habits can help the planet
‘Wonder Bread Years’: Tickets on sale now for salute to baby boomer generation
Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium going greener
Annie Mailbox: My daughter will quit smoking if I lose weight
Win a Mommy Makeover!
Why two hotshots ditched six-figure salaries for a life of less
Jeff Corwin hopes to build connection with nature at Nebraska Science Festival
Annie, when that girl's hitting the bottle, look out
Blair High senior shows his love of pi by memorizing 1,381 digits
Jon Stewart might be real king of late night
'Tis soon Talk Like Shakespeare Day; hence be mirthful!
Can't find your pet? Social media is there to help
Easter Sunday temperatures climb into 80s in Omaha area
From fashion to baskets, a guide to the latest Easter trends
Families from area shelters treated to meal at Old Chicago
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