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A bird’s world

March 04, 2019 at 2:17 pm

For Coeur Voice Maybe it’s just because I’m an old comedy writer new to life on the mountain but I find myself totally entertained and amused by the birds and squirrels here. Who knew birds loved peanuts? Those of you smart enough to have s...

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Derby queens

March 04, 2019 at 2:18 pm

It was a cult-like and scrappy sport in the 1970s, defined by raucous fans, bitter rivalries and rough and tumble women. Roller derby of that bygone era was as much about risky uniforms and overblown egos as it was about athleticism and ski...

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Captain Acorn: A swashbuckling squirrel

March 04, 2019 at 2:25 pm

The title character in “The Fantastic Adventures of Captain Acorn” children’s chapter book is fearless, adventurous and determined. She’s also a squirrel.Captain Acorn was invented by author Avalon Robinson and her three sisters when they w...

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JUDD JONES: Starchy foods

March 04, 2019 at 2:25 pm

A few years ago, I covered the health aspects of resistant starch in your diet. Since then, the popularity of adding resistant starch to people’s daily foods has increased considerably. The understanding of resistant starch and how it works...

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ADVICE: The Common-sense dog

March 04, 2019 at 2:26 pm

Denial is a very big problem in dog training. Let me tell you a story of my own struggle with denial when I first started my dog training career.Chloe and Trapper, two white German shepherds, were the first two dogs I trained as a professio...

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Hilarity unscripted

March 04, 2019 at 2:29 pm

Comedy is difficult enough. Comedy without a script can trip up even the most gifted performers. Members of the Coeur d’Alene/Spokane-area improvisational comedy troupe, The Improv Co-Op, say cast chemistry can be the difference between a g...

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Face your fear and find your public voice

February 22, 2019 at 1:21 pm

Fear of public speaking is a common cause of anxiety, and one that Dr. Erin Elliott experienced. In 2014, the Post Falls dentist was asked to join the lecture circuit for a dental association, giving talks to other dentists interested in co...

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TEEN TECH TALK: Stop endless scrolling

February 22, 2019 at 1:21 pm

A few days ago I was really surprised that my girlfriend was unaware that Facebook controls which posts appear at the top of one’s feed. I explained to her that it strategically feeds us more of what we have engaged with - to engage us more...

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JUDD JONES: Understanding metabolism

February 22, 2019 at 1:21 pm

Increase your metabolism, burn more calories and lose weight. That sounds about right to most people, so let’s all rev-up our exercise which in turn will kickstart our metabolic function and poof, fat’s gone. Well, hold up just a minute, al...

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A life-changing experience

February 22, 2019 at 11:40 am

I sat with Monty at the kitchen table, listening to a story I had been told once a few years ago, while we waited for his sauna to reach the desired temperature for the first steam. “Well, first I should probably start with the kind of pers...

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