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July 7th, 2014

Oh the hypocrisy

July 7, 2014

Bobbye Pyke

On Monday the United States Supreme Court issued its ruling on Burwell v. Hobby Lobby. The decision stated that Hobby Lobby and other for-profit companies have the ability to deny employees health coverage for contraception based on the religious objections of the company’s owners.

I could discuss how I believe it is ridiculous to give corporations the right to freedom of religion. I could argue that birth control and other contraceptives have many uses for women’s reproductive health and have other medical uses other than family planning.

Freshly Squeezed: Local boy sells 'Best lemonade in the world'

July 7, 2014

A simple plan to make enough money to buy fireworks for the Fourth of July inspired a young Benton boy to promote his product as "the best lemonade in the world."

Wesley Browning, a fireworks enthusiast, decided to build a lemonade stand and sell the summer treat on the front lawn of his grandmother's house on East Sevier Street.

"Wesley loves Roman candles," said his mother, Danielle Browning. "The idea to build the stand was his."
She noted that Wesley said he needed $42 to buy the fireworks.

Taking a daily breather provides positive benefits for women

July 7, 2014

(StatePoint) For busy women, finding a stretch of time to unwind may seem impossible, but no matter how busy life gets, taking a moment for oneself has crucial benefits, suggests a new study.

Nine out of ten women agree no matter how stressful their day, taking a moment to relax and recharge makes everything better, according to a recent survey conducted by Lindt USA.

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