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Madame G guide to the stars Week of novemBER 25

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Ready for a new beginning? On Nov. 26, enjoy the November New Moon. Consider your spiritual journey, maybe you need a refresh and a new path. Well, this is the perfect time to begin something new that you might have avoided otherwise. Reflect on where you’d like to go and what type of life you’d like to have, not just the...

Guaranteeing good tasting, safe water at the tap

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There is a tremendous effort put forth by water systems all over the country to provide safe and clean water to their customers. Of course upsets and mistakes do happen. Flint, Michigan is a horrendous example of how not to do it. But individual families can provide a firewall at their kitchen sinks to stop any contaminants that might get that far. The solution is a simple triple filter available from plumbers and hardware stores. This filter gets rid of 95% of everything in the water. The first filter is a particle filter that removes any particles that are still in the water. The second filter is an activated carbon filter that removes items that can cause taste or odor issues and the...

Madame G guide to the starsWeek of novemBER 18

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Look toward the stars and revel in the splendor of the season. You don’t need fancy things to have a good and happy life. This week, the Last Quarter Moon occurs on Tuesday. Reevaluate your priorities and prepare for another shift. You can spring and bounce towards greater things, if you put your mind to the task. Madame G reminds you to be grateful. You are capable!

Aries (March 21-April 19)

In every season of life, do what you can to move forward. Put your feet in the direction you’d like to head in and start walking. If you’re looking for work, remember, you need something that is more than profitable, it makes you want to wake up and go to work. You might just find it within...

Stop obsessing over your muffin top

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Yes, it happens to the best of us. Aging often brings on the muffin top. That jiggly piece of stomach that is squishy and squeezy. Also called belly fat, waistline flab, or roly-poly guacamole. Tight pants accentuate the tummy roll. Body-hugging shirts highlight the puffy pouch. The spare tire in the middle gets a lot of flack.

“Any woman can get a muffin top. But women are more likely to gain excess belly weight – especially deep inside the belly – as they go through perimenopause and into menopause, when their menstrual cycle ends. That’s because as estrogen levels drop, body fat is redistributed from the hips, thighs, and buttocks (where it used to be stored as a fuel...

Examining barriers to climate action

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N. M. senators concentrate on how to respond

WASHINGTON, D.C.  - U.S. Senators Martin Heinrich, D-N.M., and Tom Udall, D-N.M., participated in the Senate Democrats’ Special Committee on the Climate Crisis’ hearing titled, “Dark Money and Barriers to Climate Action” Oct. 29.  The committee heard about anonymous funding of climate obstruction and what can be done to fight it from experts at top universities and government watchdog groups.

Udall, lead sponsor of the For the People Act, and Heinrich, a member of the Senate Democrats’ Special Committee on the Climate Crisis, introduced the Democracy for All Amendment, a constitutional amendment to overturn Citizens United v...

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