We often do so much for others that taking care of ourselves individually goes untouched.  I’m not talking about getting our nails and hair done – those are things we do to keep our masks shining.  The concept of self-care is deceptively simple: making time to take of yourself for the benefit of your overall

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Picture it: You’re the body’s military commander, and you’re reviewing your protective forces. Immune system? Check. Stomach acid? Check. Beneficial gut bacteria? Check. Don’t forget to include your skin: it’s one of the most important bastions in the fight against disease, keeping harmful organisms and substances from getting inside the body. Unfortunately, our skin weakens

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Who is Daddy Backwards Entertainment I know you are probably wondering, What does Daddy Backwards mean or stand for? Well, Caasi Semaj is the female version of a “Junior” child, named after her father with a unique twist. You may look at her name and think the spelling is wrong, but that is far from

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Now that the Democratic President-Vice President ticket is set, and Vice President Biden with Senator Harris are going to be the Democratic ticket on the November ballot, I figured now is a good time to remind everyone that: You’re not just voting for President. You’re voting to prevent a 7-2 dangerous conservative majority on the

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On a snowy night in 1969, Edwin was shot in his home, while Miriam and her mother, Bettye, were inside. “I remember, I heard my mother cry ‘Edwin!’ and I sat up in the bed, and I was immediately engulfed in fear,” Miriam, now 55, tells Jean. Jean and her mother were Pratts’ neighbors. They

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At the end of the Civil War, many black families, formerly enslaved, found their way to Webster Groves. They began to settle on Vinegar Hill and along Shady Creek. One of these persons was Ken Lankford, who was a preacher. He began preaching, just after the war in 1865, in a brush arbor, alongside Shady

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