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Business

Be aware of scammers posing as IRS agents
Be aware of scammers posing as IRS agents

Hooray, the first round of the 2014 tax reporting season is over.

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Business Briefs May 2015
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The ins and outs of conducting an estate sale
The ins and outs of conducting an estate sale

What do you own? Have you ever taken the time to take inventory of your property?

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Sports

A proper 'drop-dead' drop shot good tool for your game
A proper 'drop-dead' drop shot good tool for your game

If you've seen or played against someone who has a good drop shot - you know, the kind that just clears the net and either bounces backward or stops dead - it can be a devastating experience

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Spring brings really fine fishing to Lowcountry waters
The bonnet head is commonly mistaken for a hammerhead.
Spring brings really fine fishing to Lowcountry waters

Spring is finally here and brings with it some great fishing. Springtime is a great time to fish, and now that the water temperature is above 75 degrees many different species have arrived in our local waters.

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Tips on improving your game from sand bunkers
Terry Ash, a student of Dr. Jean Harris, practices hitting out of a bunker. Using the right sand wedge is very important. PHOTO BY JEAN HARRIS
Tips on improving your game from sand bunkers

Before you attempt a bunker shot you need to assess these three "L's" in this order: Lie in the bunker, lip of the bunker and loft needed to clear it, and the length of shot.

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Health & Wellness

10 tips gleaned over 10 years of running home care agency
10 tips gleaned over 10 years of running home care agency

This year marks 10 years since my business partner and I opened the doors to an ever-evolving home care agency.

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Achieve healthy yin-yang balance with macrobiotics
Chef Sarah Maier, left, and Betty Melkon, were the two cooks for a recent macrobiotic meal.
Achieve healthy yin-yang balance with macrobiotics

I recently had the pleasure of having a macrobiotic luncheon with a healthy eating group in Hilton Head Plantation.

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NeoGraft transplant: Road map to a full head of hair
NeoGraft hair transplants are highly effective and provide a natural appearance.
NeoGraft transplant: Road map to a full head of hair

Hair loss affects about 35 million men and 21 million women in the United States alone. More than 40 percent of men will have noticeable hair loss by age 35, and 40 percent of women will have significant hair loss by age 60.

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Skin tags benign but cosmetically annoying
Oswald Mikell
Skin tags benign but cosmetically annoying

The warm weather is finally here in the Lowcountry, and with that we will be trading in our winter garb for shorts, flip-flops and swimsuits.

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What to know about insurance for counseling services
What to know about insurance for counseling services

When you need counseling services, finding a good counselor who matches your treatment needs should be your number one priority.

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Home & Garden

Add annuals, perennials now for color all summer long
Add annuals, perennials now for color all summer long

With the weather warming up and the soil temperatures rising, our gardens are exploding with color and awaiting the arrival of new plants that will be added to the garden to add more color now and throughout the summer months.

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Get your ears involved in vinyl vs. digital decision

With a renewed interest in music on vinyl records, and with consumers having nearly fully embraced the convenience of music downloads and streaming, we have in recent years heard claims that the death knell of the CD has been all but rung.

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The kitchen is still the heart of the home
The new kitchen trend mixes a variety of stone and finishes. PHOTO COURTESY DISTINCTIVE GRANITE AND MARBLE
The kitchen is still the heart of the home

Kitchen trends may come and go, but whether you're whipping up a four-course gourmet meal or reheating a slice of pizza, this room is still the heart of the home.

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About Us

Volvo adds plug-in hybrid electric model to XC90
Volvo adds plug-in hybrid electric model to XC90

Volvo Cars will bring the world's first seven-passenger plug-in hybrid electric vehicle to the United States this summer with the XC90 T8 Twin Engine.

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Arts & Entertainment

Salsa style of dance still spreading, evolving worldwide

Salsa is a popular form of social dance that originated in Latin America. It came to New York in the mid 1970s and soon became a popular dance style throughout the United States.

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Real Estate

The importance of staying involved with your real estate agent

There's an old saying in the real estate industry that "20 percent of the real estate agents do 80 percent of the business." While those percentages might vary somewhat, there is no question in my mind that a number of agents stand out as top producers in sales and marketing.

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Dining

Captain Woody's might be at the coolest corner in Bluffton
Captain Woody's Shrimp 'n' Grits is a popular and aromatic dish. PHOTO BY PAM GALLAGHER
Captain Woody's might be at the coolest corner in Bluffton

Springtime on State of Mind Street is a beautiful thing.

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Family

Socializing at senior community provides human touch
Socializing at senior community provides human touch

As the marketing and sales director for The Seabrook of Hilton Head, I'm fortunate to meet new people every day, each with their own story and personal needs.

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Understanding and coping with Parkinson's disease
Rachel Carson
Understanding and coping with Parkinson's disease

April was Parkinson's Awareness Month. With more than one million people affected with Parkinson's Disease (PD) in the United States today, there are many issues that caregivers are facing now or will face in the future.

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