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Stressed out? Join the party (and then leave if you can)

It's National Stress Awareness Day, and regardless of what else is going on in your life, some experts on stress and trauma say the current political situation in our country is enough to strain even the exceptionally well-balanced.
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Russia-backed separatists attacked Ukrainian army positions in Donbas 23 times in the past 24 hours, with one Ukrainian soldier reported as wounded in action (WIA), according to the press service of t
The top Democrat on the U.S. House Intelligence Committee on June 25 criticized the administration of former President Barack Obama for not taking earlier and tougher action against Russia for its all
A day in the life of one miner in the coal basin of eastern Ukraine reveals a man dedicated to working underground to give his daughter options in life that he never had. Read the story here. The post
Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko says he expects a decision on providing Ukraine with defensive weapons will be taken by October. Read more here. The post UNIAN: Poroshenko expects US decision on
Andy Serkis stars for a third time as ape leader Caesar in the sci-fi fil 'War for the Planet of the Apes.'             
"Incredible Hulk" actor Lou Ferrigno aids boy having seizure at Fanboy Expo Comic Con in Knoxville.             
It's a glam three-way tie between Jada Pinkett Smith, Kat Graham and Issa Rae.             
Niall is lovely, Harry is cool, Zayn has the voice, Liam dances, "then there's me."             
Josh Gad, Olivia Wilde and Sally Field were among the supporters.             
Nearly 250 Catholic bike riders flocked to Detroit Sunday for a ride and tour of the city's churches.             
250 Catholics descended upon downtown Detroit on Sunday, June 25, 2017, for a bike ride and tour of the city's Catholic churches.             
Danielle Center, the coordinator of the Holy Rollin' event, discusses her motivations for planning the bike tour of churches on June 25, 2017.             
Boyd is making a second visit home to Detroit to discuss and sign his new book "Black Detroit: A People’s History of Self-Determination," (Amistad).             
The Bellas are now college graduates out in the real world! They're learning it's going to take more than a cappella to get by.             
250 Catholics descended upon downtown Detroit Sunday June 25, 2017 for a bike ride and tour of the city's catholic churches.             
Danielle Center, the coordinator of the Holy Rollin event, discusses her motivations for planning the bike tour of churches on June 25, 2017.             
The pleated J. Mendel gown was a standout.             
Gal Gadot's 'Wonder Woman' and Pixar's 'Cars 3' tied for second place.             
Rebecca Adlington with daughter Summer [Rebecca Adlington/Instagram] Olympic swimmer Rebecca Adlington teamed up with INNOVO to take part in a Guinness World Records event – which s
The Bellas are coming back later this year, and they're going on a USO tour.             
She's becoming the indie film world's go-to young actress.             
Binky has been spotted out with her newborn baby for the first time [FLYNET] Binky Felstead's newborn baby girl has been spotted for the first time since the reality star gave birth on J
Carolyn Hax advises a miffed mom of three not to interpret sister’s pick of SIL as guardian for her child in the worst possible light.
Q. Ten years ago, I had a heart attack. I was sent home from the hospital with eight different prescription medications. Within two months, I felt like a 90-year-old arthritic, although I was only 55
The annual festival of hats — oh, and horse racing — returns to Ascot.
Bryan Brewer first published his book about solar eclipses 38 years ago to coincide with the last eclipse viewable in the Northwest. His No. 1 tip for those eager to see the Aug. 21 eclipse: Don’t se
Readers rave about newspaper obituaries, KeyArena graduations, kind SPD officer, civil servants; rant about boys harassing wildlife, blasting car radios, airplane noise, Light Rail rudeness, harassme
Several carriers are elevating their main-cabin food on long-haul flights and, in some instances, the alcohol, too.
Holly Willoughby attends a friend's wedding with husband Dan Baldwin [Holly Willoughby/Instagram] The This Morning presenter looked totally relaxed in a floral top and matching skirt, which she pa
Broccoli is currently being studied for its potential cancer-fighting abilities.             
In Los Alamos, exhibits tell the story of the world’s most dangerous weapon             
There were two Russian citizens among members of a sabotage group recently destroyed by Ukrainian troops in Donbas, according to the press service of the Ukrainian Anti-Terrorist Operation (ATO) Headq

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