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LARSON: Savvy shoppers know where to say ‘yes’

Susan Larson spotlights a local dress consignment shop.

RICH: In the South, you’re either proud or humble

One thing I have found to be mostly true, as true as any rule can be, is that in the South, you are either proud or humble. There is very little in-between.

JENKINS: Semi-coherent ramblings of the perpetually snowed-bound

If this column seems a bit iffy, feel free to blame it on my lack of exercise.

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MCLEOD: Turning advesaries into allies

Personally, and in business, mastering people skills is life’s big difference-maker. It’s not easy, but important skills are rarely intuitive. Mastering the art of winning people over is the difference between being surrounded by support and enthusiasm versus having do everything on your own.

JENKINS: Obama, Facebook and the culture of narcissism

We can observe this growing societal narcissism, too, on social media sites like Facebook and Instagram. I have Facebook “friends” (some of them family members) who seemingly post a selfie a day.

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LARSON: Proud to be an American

As a proud and active member of the William Day Chapter - Daughters of the American Revolution, Leslie Watkins of Snellville spends her days traveling around presenting living history presentations on lifestyle during colonial times.

MCLEOD: Why happy families require 12 great relationships

Group relationships are complex. But they’re worth it.

RICH: Tales of the hot pink luggage

You know the feeling I am sure. You find something that somewhere back in time meant so much but years have passed and you have forgotten its existence. Then you find it and it’s like running into an old friend who reminds you of happy times.

LARSON: An activity that’s for the birds

Last year, after reading about the yellow-bellied sap sucker in a Daily Post blog, I tried to find out more about the bird. Not only did I learn more than I could ever want to know, but I found myself clicked in at www.allaboutbirds.org a Web site posted by the Cornell Lab of Ornithology.

JENKINS: Is Facebook really making our lives better?

Spending time on Facebook tends to make me angry —mostly because of all the political memes people post. Whether I disagree with the poster’s politics or agree and think our way of life faces imminent destruction, either way I’m angry, often for hours afterward.

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RICH: Living in black and white

One Sunday while sitting around the dinner table, Louise and I began to tell Daddy stories, the ones that stretched back to the early days of his preaching life. Since I was born 12 years after he ‘made a preacher’, as our folks said back then, I could only contribute what he had told me about those days not what I had seen.

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LARSON: Happy to have run with the horses

Having raised our boys in the Parkview cluster, I’d always thought of myself as a pure bred Panther. But in writing my last column, Mike Doyne, of Lilburn Middle, made me realize I have Mustang roots

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JENKINS: All 'income inequality' is not created equal

Among the startling revelations that President Obama shared in last week’s State of the Union address was this gem: Some people make more money than others.

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RICH: The memories of youthful mistakes

When you add the opportunity to go off to college or move out on your own, we’re fooled into thinking that we’re mature enough and wise enough to make decisions that will affect the rest of our lives.

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MCLEOD: Three ways to deal with a poison person

If you’re forced to co-exist with a poison person, don’t make the mistake of letting them inject their venom into your life. They may be the killjoy, but you’re the one inviting them to dinner every night.