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Is it possible to celebrate the holiday season without packing on extra pounds? Absolutely, but it requires willpower as well as some simple strategies to sidestep holiday food temptations and avoid overeating. That’s why Tennova Healthcare is offering tips to help you beat the Thanksgiving-to-New-Year’s weig...

Honoring those who have given the ultimate sacrifice to their country is something that knows no season, but at Christmas time especially—a time when the world has historically laid aside arms and come together, when peace and harmony are top of mind, when family and friends are remembered in our hearts and we are reminded to be thankful for all that we have—that honor is all the more important. Unfortunately, there are countl...

In 1972 just six years after “Southern Living” was founded, the magazine published its “Party Cookbook” with a simple subtitle: “Complete Menus and Entertaining Guide.” The book was written by a witty Chattanooga food columnist named Celia Marks, who clearly understood the art of the soiree. By today’s standards, the cover is not attractive—a dark photo of a crown roast surrounded by spiced crabapples and parsley—but it sold m...

From the first strains of the festive hymns to the last words of beloved plays, they are ingrained in our memories, part of the fabric of what makes the Christmas season such a magical time filled with joy and wonder. But how much more amazing is the experience of hearing – and seeing – it all brought to life before our very eyes?

It’s one of the very things that makes stage productions such an enchanting, captivating event to...

While being an accountant comes with the requisite expectation projected by the public at large that anyone holding the title is boring and colorless, 31-year-old David Fitch holds the position proudly, proving with his approach—and outgoing personality—that being an egghead is anything but dull. It’s the variation in clients, in fact, that keeps the former Chicago-area native passionate about his work, as he loves to get in d...

College is a stepping stone, a true place for testing one’s determination and drive to pursue a goal and accomplish it, the formational field for so many hopes and dreams about a future waiting to unfold as the whole world of possibility seems to stretch out endlessly toward unlimited success. For some, the path to college is an easy road, paved by financial security that allows them to cross into the hallowed halls of higher...

December 10, 2018

Do you picture yourself owning a new home, starting a business, or retiring comfortably? These are a few of the financial goals that may be important to you. It’s ok to dream big! A wise friend once told me, “If you watch your nickels and dimes your dollars will take care of themselves.” While the principal of this quote bears truth, there is work and planning that needs to be done to achieve your goals. Financial planning is...

Most health insurance plans have a deductible requirement—a predetermined amount of healthcare expenses that must be covered before the plan begins paying the majority of (if not all) expenses related to necessary medical care. 

If you have put off scheduling prescribed care, annual check-ups or recommended screenings, it would be wise to check your deductible status and plan benefits. This can be an ideal time to access health...

November 9, 2018

Cancer is, in its very essence, an insidious disease, a merciless foe that strikes with impunity, respecting neither age nor race nor creed. It sees no sex, takes note of no histories or pedigree, but instead threatens to invade the bodies, the minds, and the lives of those it touches. And rather than simply taking one shape or claiming one single identity, it is reckless and without boundaries, forging ahead like an army that...

Being an “influencer” is something that’s recently risen in the vernacular of American culture, especially with the constant use of social media that so heavily impacts the trends around us. And while some might hope to become a social media influencer to further their careers and boost their following, 31 year-old Kaitlyn Bonds uses her personal social media time to promote the fun, unique businesses of the Clarksville commun...

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