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Tips for working out when you're 55-plus

Fear of injury can keep many people from exercising as they get older. The irony is, not staying active is about the worst thing they can do for their bodies.   A combination of aerobic workouts, strength training and flexibility exercises can help prevent or improve many common ailments of age,...

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'Affluenza' and Its Deadly Consequences

Your goals and objectives will be better served by creating a trust that rewards your children for achieving results rather than using the money to control every aspect of their lives. Wealth can be difficult to amass but easy to squander - especially by those who did not earn it. Many parents...

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  • At Home store in Hampton to open in 2017

    At Home store in Hampton to open in 2017

    The At Home store in the under-renovation Riverdale Plaza Shopping Center in Hampton is scheduled to open in spring 2017, a company spokeswoman said. The Plano, Texas-based home furnishings and decor retailer plans to open in 91,000 square feet not far from Peninsula Town Center and plans to hire...

  • Last call: Order online now to receive gifts by Dec. 25

    Last call: Order online now to receive gifts by Dec. 25

    As best-selling products such as the Lego sets, Shopkins, Playstation 4s and Samsung 4K televisions fly off warehouse shelves, online orders continue to rush in and shipping date deadlines continue to sneak closer and closer to Dec. 25. Most stores offer discounts on Dec. 16, which is Free Shipping...

  • Holiday gift guide 2016: 757 edition

    Holiday gift guide 2016: 757 edition

    The holidays are upon us, and according to the National Retail Federation, the majority of retailers in the United States are small businesses. Locally, small businesses fill store fronts in cities across Hampton Roads, offering affordable and unique holiday gifts for all. Hidden inside each store...

  • Hampton University hosting Kwanzaa market this weekend

    Hampton University hosting Kwanzaa market this weekend

    Hampton University Museum will host a Kwanzaa Marketplace Friday and Saturday. The event, its 22nd year, will have gifts from the museum shop and local vendors specializing in African, African-American and other handcrafted items. On Friday, the marketplace will run from 10 a.m.-7 p.m. and feature...

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  • Kero Sushi has plenty for beginners | Food Find

    Kero Sushi has plenty for beginners | Food Find

    Tasty discovery: Hollywood box Price: $8.95. Destination: 5005B Victory Blvd., in York County. Hours: 11 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. Tuesday-Thursday 11: a.m. to 10:30 p.m. Friday-Saturday, noon to 9 p.m. Sunday, closed Monday More info: kerosushi.com or 757-833-6652. "I'll have the usual," was a phrase...

  • Brandon's Kitchen perfect spot for hideaway breakfast | Food Find

    Brandon's Kitchen perfect spot for hideaway breakfast | Food Find

    Tasty discovery: Southwest-style omelet. Price: $8.99. Destination: Brandon's Kitchen, 12 Semple Farm Road, Hampton. Hours: 7 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Monday and Wednesday-Sunday. Info: 757-865-4250. Brandon's Kitchen is a Hampton hole-in-the-wall you need to try. The diner-style restaurant is connected...

  • Thai Papaya's pad ped spices it up | Food find

    Thai Papaya's pad ped spices it up | Food find

    Tasty discovery: Pad Ped. Price: $9.75. Destination: Thai Papaya, 319-B Chatham Drive, Newport News. Hours: 11 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. Monday-Friday. Info: thaipapayava.com or 757-874-0646. Thai Papaya in Newport News is a tiny spot that serves authentic Thai food, including a delicious dish called pad...

  • Melt-in-your-mouth burger | Food Find

    Melt-in-your-mouth burger | Food Find

     What-A-Burger is all about the food. The restaurant has no tables with only a small waiting space, and the decor looks like no amount of human strength could remove it from the walls. Intentional or not, the restaurant is serving up an era of nostalgia. As the name suggests, the thing to order...

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  • Smithfield's 30,000 pounds of bacon, sausage feeds Peninsula's working class

    Smithfield's 30,000 pounds of bacon, sausage feeds Peninsula's working class

    Of the 150,000 people who benefit from Hampton's Virginia Peninsula Foodbank yearly, only a very small percentage are homeless. Most people have simply caught a stroke of bad luck during an already strained financial situation, according to the food bank's chief development officer, Michele Benson....

  • Restaurant weeks begin in Newport News, Williamsburg

    Restaurant weeks begin in Newport News, Williamsburg

    Loosen those belts and clear your schedule because Restaurant Week has returned to Hampton Roads. It begins Saturday in Newport News and Williamsburg, giving patrons the chance to visit favorites or turn to new restaurants for special deals. Participating Newport News restaurants will have special...

  • 'Hidden Figures' keeps orbit at top; Affleck, Scorsese flop

    Labors of love, one from Martin Scorsese, the other from Ben Affleck, proved costly at a casualty strewn weekend box office where the uplifting NASA drama "Hidden Figures" stayed on top for the second straight week. "Hidden Figures," about African-American mathematicians in the 1960s space race,...

  • Art, whimsy in the world of utilitarian iron on display in Williamsburg

    Art, whimsy in the world of utilitarian iron on display in Williamsburg

    Before the invention of the first modern plastics in the early 1900s, iron ranked as the king of fabricating materials. Worked by a skilled blacksmith, it could be hammered, stretched, twisted or folded into virtually any form — and for hundreds of years it reigned as an unrivaled substance for...

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  • Newport News highlights improvement strategies for schools

    Newport News highlights improvement strategies for schools

    NEWPORT NEWS — Newport News Public Schools Chief Academic Officer Brian Nichols feels confident in the work his office is doing to improve schools across the division. He's so confident, he said during a School Board work session Tuesday night, that he's willing to publicly state how many schools...

  • Hampton University's Harvey supports Talladega College's performance at Trump inauguration

    Hampton University's Harvey supports Talladega College's performance at Trump inauguration

    The marching band of Talladega College, a historically black institution, will participate in President-elect Donald Trump's inaugural parade on Friday, and the decision has the backing of alumnus and Hampton University President William R. Harvey. Talladega's President Billy Hawkins announced...

  • Gildersleeve Middle School student 1 of 26 heading to General Assembly

    Gildersleeve Middle School student 1 of 26 heading to General Assembly

    Gildersleeve Middle School student Morgan Gross is headed to Richmond to serve as the page from the 1st Senate District, represented by Sen. Monty Mason, D-Williamsburg. Gross, an eighth-grader, "encompasses what it means to be an all-around student," according to a news release from Mason's office....

  • Harvey supports Talladega College's inauguration decision

    Harvey supports Talladega College's inauguration decision

    The marching band of Talladega College, a historically black institution, will participate in President-elect Donald Trump's inaugural parade, and the decision has the backing of alumnus and Hampton University President William R. Harvey. Talladega's President Billy Hawkins announced the decision...

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