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Tips to break the Thanksgiving ice

Let’s start, for example, simply by asking questions. Our daily discourse is filled with attitude and declarations. We have forgotten the power of listening.

Science backs it up: Political divisions are impacting Thanksgiving

Politically divided families cut their Thanksgiving dinner short by 20 to 30 minutes in 2016, according to a draft paper by Ryne Rohla, a doctoral candidate in economics at Washington State University, and M. Keith Chen, a behavioral economist at UCLA.

Mama Bear Moxie: Why Thanksgiving is better than Christmas

The long Thanksgiving weekend provides the time together as a family that I crave. The colder weather and the special food mush together to encourage lazy mornings, lots of game playing in pajamas, and time together as a family.

Santa is ready for visitors at Spokane area malls

Using his North Pole magic, Santa Claus is taking up residence at area malls, with plans to stay right up until the big day. So, don those Christmas sweaters, grab your wish lists, and get ready to chat with Kris Kringle himself.

Astronaut Herrington wants kids to reach for the stars

For children who dream of reaching the stars, John Herrington wants to talk with you. Herrington is an aba’ nowa’ – or, directly translated, an above walker. That’s the word for astronaut in the Chickasaw language. In 2002, he was the first enrolled member of a Native American tribe to fly in space. He’ll be at Auntie’s Bookstore on Saturday to read from his children’s book, “Mission to Space,” and talk about his life.

MAMA BEAR MOXIE: Sanity savings time

I have never been a fan of daylight saving time. I have had my fair share of late nights, early mornings and the occasional being late to church-to-hear- the-very-last -sermon-your- pastor-will-preach- before-moving. As a kid, you don’t really notice the change. As a teen, you may understand the glimpse of daylight saving time. As an adult, it becomes more of an inconvenience.