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September 6, 2016
by Dan Pearson
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The new issue drops.

Here’s the whole issue! Just click the date.

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September 6, 2016
by Dan Pearson
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The PSA of the Week

 

Not everything involving better health is connected to medicine. The 3-word descriptor of Augusta’s Most Salubrious Newspaper (TM) – health, wellness, medicine – covers a lot of territory. Today, by way of the PSA of the Week, they’re going to cover DIY. You know what that means: Do It Yourself. Yesterday I had those three letters at the top of my to-do list, followed by an all-day project I was really looking forward to. The DIY project was to repair a toilet that was always running even after I replaced the valve. DIY Phase 2: I went back to the half-acre home improvement store. The extremely helpful and knowledgable employee from earlier was nowhere in sight. Another employee answered my question about exactly how to fix the pesky issue. Part No. 2 cost all of $8. No biggie. In attempting to remove the old part, I broke it. Again, no biggie. I’m replacing it anyway, right? But try as I might, I could not get the old part out. It was then that I belatedly turned to YouTube. Typing in the brand I was trying to repair led me to a video that was barely a minute long. Turns out, my repair should have cost about 79 cents and taken less than 5 minutes. But because I didn’t know that (and accidentally broke the part I thought needed to be replaced), I was now looking at a new instructional video that described a very complicated job, including completely removing the tank. The 5-minute job became one that required many bad words to complete – and at my skill level, more than 4 hours. (I could redo it in an hour, though, now that I know the inside tricks.)

The Moral of the Story: do not go to an auto parts or a home improvement store until and unless you have first researched your job online or on YouTube. Otherwise you’re likely to fall prey to whatever the sales person thinks you need. A plumber might be answering your electrical question, or vice versa.  Ask for help. Ask first. And ask the right person, before you get to the store. It will save you lots of grief.

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August 19, 2016
by Dan Pearson
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Fresh news!

Yes, here it is, the latest issue. Remember the name Ryan Heckendorn? He sent us a story of amazing weight loss exactly one year ago. In connection with our cover story (why is it so hard to lse weight – and then keep it off???), we check in with Ryan for an update. Is he another one of those “lost 50, gained back 60” people? Check out his story – and every other article in this most salubrious issue.

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August 5, 2016
by Dan Pearson
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What, you ask? All kinds of good stuff that encourages good health. And none of the weird stuff. Click away!

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August 4, 2016
by Dan Pearson
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A little musical therapy

This kid is a musical genius – not that this fact hasn’t been noted by thousands already. But it’s still true. And he – Joey Alexander – was born in 2003. I have socks older than that. I believe he may have been 11 years old at the time this recording was made. I don’t know about you, but I couldn’t even play this good at 12. He is amazing, and is this week’s dose of music therapy.

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August 3, 2016
by Dan Pearson
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A magnificent Hump Day Hiatus

Drones have changed the landscape of nature photography like nothing else ever has, making possible dramatic views that would never have been possible before, even with a helicopter. This film will let you soar over the of the many beautiful and majestic sights of Utah, California and Hawaii. Enjoy your hiatus!

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