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If you’re anything like us, your mind is boggled by all of the different styles of yoga out there: Ashtanga, Bikram, prenatal, acro, hatha and more are styles that are thrown around on a regular basis, but what is yoga at its core? Yoga is a Hindu practice that dates back more than 5,000 years with more than 20 million practicing the art in the U.S. alone.

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Zumba is a growing trend among those looking to get fit with flair. It combines high-energy music with cardio-boosting dance moves that make it fall into the “fun” category more than the “workout” category.  Zumba increases flexibility, coordination and is easily modified for all levels of fitness, which makes it appealing to young and old alike. The best thing about Zumba? Anyone can do it.

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Kameron is 4 months old and really sweet. He was found as a stray, so he’s a bit nervous at the shelter. At such a young age, the streets are no place for a kitten; adjusting to the shelter life is a little scary, but he’s doing very well. The shelter staff have been showing him how to get used to people holding him, and showing him affection. (It’s actually quite nice!) Once he opens up, he likes to play and be petted and loved on. Don’t forget to look at him when you come to the shelter.

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Q. My daughter had a baby and is living with the baby’s father. Are they married? He says they are not. What rights does she have if he leaves? He is taking care of her and the baby but is threatening to leave her.

A. Under the law, if he is the father of the child, she has the right to receive support for the child. She is entitled to child support regardless of whether they are married.

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The only thing the Academy Awards could take a back seat to is a crazy election year. While politics dominate the news, the whole Oscar hype has been oddly off its game. And then there was the nominations scandal that left many actors of color out of the running, a disgraceful error that this institution must address in the future.

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