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Long before he arrived in the United States to bring the ancient Indian practice of yoga to the West, Paramahansa Yogananda visited a temple in Kashmir and fell into an ecstatic trance: in his vision he saw the temple transform into a gleaming white mansion. It sat on a hilltop in a distant land.

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SAN DIEGO — Mike Cothrine started Mike's Fit Family, a community of health and wellness that serves students and teachers in lower income school districts, eight years ago. With an initial 36 participants, his program has since grown into a nonprofit that began serving 250 people a week with…

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My younger sister, Amy, lives in California and we tend to see each other once a year, twice if we're lucky. We both had babies around the same time, and our kids have become close, despite growing up 2,000 miles apart. Amy and I see how much the kids change in the time between our visits, a…

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MINNEAPOLIS — A 200-year-old American elm tree stood condemned, finally succumbing, it seemed, to the disease that has killed off hundreds of thousands of other elms in Minnesota.

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The audience at the "Penn & Teller: Fool Us" show was definitely jazzed by young magician Daniel Roy's sleight-of-hand skills when he managed to guess the hidden faces of playing cards using just his senses of sight, touch, and hearing. When he then nailed the eight of spades using — all…

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CHICAGO — With COVID-19 infections spiking again at an alarming rate, Chicago is scrambling to catch up to other cities forecasting outbreaks by analyzing human waste flushed down thousands of toilets.

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MARQUETTE, Mich. – The drivers going past had seen people holding homemade signs and standing on street corners before. But they'd probably never seen a sign like this.

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Election Day has come and gone, and we finally have a president-elect. And even if some counting may remain, it may be time to consider getting rid of at least one reminder of this year's embattled process: campaign signs.

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DETROIT — There is a tradition in pediatric oncology centers across the country. When a child is done with cancer treatment, they can ring a ceremonious bell, surrounded by friends, family and hospital staff.

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ATLANTA — Early this fall, after a widely disparaged spring semester online caused by the coronavirus pandemic, many schools across Georgia decided to return to the classroom while offering a separate online experience to the children of parents who refused.

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People who are addicted to drugs or other substances are more likely to contract COVID-19 and to be hospitalized or die from it, according to a National Institutes of Health study.

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If you are in a loving relationship right now, you are fortunate. The same goes for anyone with a loving family around them, but this is also a stressful time, and it can be hard on close relationships. You can also use this time to build your closeness and give yourself the gift of enhancin…

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Thanksgiving is traditionally an intimate gathering of family and friends. And, for college students, the fall break in semester is an opportunity to travel home to see the family for a few days. With COVID-19 cases increasing at a high rate in some parts of the U.S., that trek home might ne…

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As the COVID-19 pandemic continues, a surge of infections is happening across the U.S. Midwest, including many communities served by Mayo Clinic Health System in Wisconsin, Iowa and Minnesota. Some of those locations have activated hospital emergency surge plans to manage the number of patie…

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SAN DIEGO — Every day in the mess hall kitchen at San Diego's Marine Corps Recruit Depot, a culinary team of nearly 30 cooks turns out more than 9,000 meals, making it the Corps' highest-volume mess hall in the nation.

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BALTIMORE — On crisp, quiet autumn evenings, Ron Clements heads out to the wood shop he built behind his home in Clarksville, Md. There, the 84-year-old hobbyist putters about, tinkering with projects, mindful of the screaming machine tools that can trim bone as easily as basswood.

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DEAR MAYO CLINIC: My 9-year-old son has been having trouble sleeping ever since we began social distancing more due to the COVID-19 pandemic. While he goes to bed at a reasonable time, he doesn't seem to fall asleep until after midnight and often comes into my room to tell me he cannot sleep…