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THE GUY’S PERSPECTIVE: Dating exclusively - I’m 27 and in a relationship with a woman who I like very much. We’ve been dating for about three months now and I’d like to date her exclusively. However, I’m not sure she’s ready. She’s 22 and just finished college; she lives with a bunch of friends from school and they’re all still into going out most nights and partying. And while I’m happy enough doing that from time to time, I’d prefer to spend most of my time with just her. I’d like to have “the talk” with her about being exclusive, but I don’t want to freak her out. I see a future with her and I’m willing to wait, but it would be nice to know she sees some potential in our relationship. I guess I would just like to know where her head is at. Is this too soon to talk with her? How should I do it? By Saelen Ghose, GHNS.
GRAB THE GOOD: Failure can be good - When you have a goal, it takes some courage to stick your neck out and try. Trying requires courage and it usually involves risk. No matter where you are in life, risk is scary. It may be thrilling, too, but it always takes us a bit outside of our comfort zone. And what’s the biggest risk of all? Failure. No one wants to be a failure. No one wants to start over, admit to shortcomings, or accept that their goal isn’t yet achieved. Failure has a big, bad connotation — that is half the problem — but it has a heck of a lot going for it, too. If you’re debating risk as opposed to trying to skirt failure, don’t. Failure might be just what you need. By Molly Logan Anderson, GHNS.
HOME HELP: Four steps to a more beautiful bathroom - Weekly home rail, with tips on upgrading your bathroom, how to create a focal point in your design, and more. By GHNS.
JEFF VRABEL: Enough with the political emails - I think I speak for everyone in this election cycle when I say: I NO LONGER CARE IF YOU WIN, MR. PRESIDENT, PLEASE JUST STOP. EMAILING. ME. By Jeff Vrabel, GHNS.
ALPACAS: Farmers extol virtues, pleasures of working with alpacas - Bart and Rhonda Leinberger have a thriving alpaca business near Petersburg, Ill., after starting a farm with three alpacas after first encountering the animals years ago at the Calgary Stampede. Moreover, an array of products made from alpacas’ fiber -- socks, scarves, mittens, blankets, purses, stuffed animals -- continues to sell well at a local store. By Steven Spearie, Springfield, Ill.
DAVID ROBSON: Don't leave those leaves on the ground - Here's why going natural hurts your lawn -- and what you can do about it. By David Robson, Springfield, Ill.
OVER THE COUNTER: Minimizing cognitive decline - As Nola Ochs proved when, at the age of 95, she earned her bachelor’s degree from Fort Hays State University (FHSU), the mind can stay sharp, nimble, and productive for a long, long time. After earning her undergraduate degree, Ochs went on to earn her master’s degree at FHSU when she was 98. These accomplishments are remarkable. By Steve Bernardi and Dr. Gary Kracoff, MetroWest, Mass.
KITCHEN CALL: A warm-up meal suitable for stormy weather - The type of stormy weather we experienced last week leaves us longing for the safety of home and family. By Linda Bassett, North of Boston.
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JERRY DOUGLAS: Jerry Douglas: Music, movies and Mumford - From Nashville to New England, Jerry Douglas' dobro has a recognizable sound. By Ed Symkus, The Patriot Ledger.
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GRANLUND CARTOON: Get out and vote. By Dave Granlund, GHNS.
GRANLUND CARTOON: Election Day vote. By Dave Granlund, GHNS.
PAUL JANNACE: Staten Island:?The story of a forgotten borough - Staten Island is, in fact, one of the five boroughs of New York City. Yes, the rumors are true. By Paul Jannace, Wellsvill,e NY.
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Business / auto
AUTO BITS: Must-have gear to help you get back on the road fast - Weekly auto rail, with tips on car gear, Car Q&A with Junior Damato and more. By GHNS.
* Localization tip: You can do a Q&A with a local mechanic, or have a mechanic (or mechanics) provide you with a tip of the week.
SILVIO CALABI: Ford ‘Escapes’ compact-SUV boredom - The old Ford Escape was a likable-enough little brute, if a bit of a tin can. In the clunker buy-back program, during the desperate days of the financial crash, that Escape was one of the most popular vehicles that people traded up to, particularly in the light truck category. However, with this fresh, new version, Ford has entered an entirely different dimension of compact SUV. By Silvio Calabi, GHNS.
GREG ZYLA: Jeep history finally resolved - I received a nice letter last week from Dave Eilers, owner of the eWillys.com website and a history expert on the legend of Jeep. Dave saw my article that went out last week and provides illumination on a subject he admits is tough to decipher. Here's Dave's letter. By Greg Zyla, GHNS.
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CHRIS GILL: The NHL and IndyCar: Your awkward friends at the club - Right now, the National Hockey League and IZOD IndyCar Series are your hopelessly awkward buddies – desperate for interaction with a broader base, but end up talking about the extended Star Wars universe once in the presence of the opposite sex. By Chris Gill, Corning. NY.
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