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Dairy products add health benefits, nutritionist says

June is National Dairy Month, and while cow’s milk is not an essential food for adults and children past the age of weaning, it is a convenient source of some essential nutrients that is readily available in the U.S., says Kay Dutram, registered dietitian nutritionist, assistant professor and director of the Nutrition and Dietetics Program at the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff.

Nancy Ryburn

Q. My step-daughter has a child who lies constantly. Her lies are obvious and very annoying. I can barely stand to be around the child, but was told not to intervene. Why do children lie when it would often be easier to tell the truth?

The ‘simplicity’ of getting fit

I’ve NEVER heard anyone say “You know, I’d like a really pretty house, but I don’t care if it has a refrigerator or bathrooms”. But I hear “I just want bigger arms” or “I only want to work on my waist” quite frequently. From a fitness professional’s perspective, they mean virtually the same thing.

Good credit practices may prevent future debt problems

Young adults’ ability to manage their personal debt might be traceable to the guidance they received — or didn’t receive — from their parents. Parents who teach their children the basics of personal credit can influence their financial behavior when they go into the world on their own.

ICE wins gold at step competition

Male students from Pine Bluff, Watson Chapel and Dollarway high schools joined together to create (ICE) Individuals Concerning Education and recently won first place in The Borders step show at El Dorado. They competed against four collegiate teams.