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Healthy Outlook: Bert Nash CEO hopes to contract company for staff survey

The leader of Lawrence’s community mental health center would like to bring in a company to conduct an external evaluation or survey of staff. Amid some elevated concerns about public perception after seven specialized therapists resigned en masse, Bert Nash Community Mental Health Center ...

Pain: Your body’s message of danger

Pain is normal. Pain is a basic, individual, human experience, yet we all experience it differently. Two people can have similar medical histories, have the same surgery, and one person has pain for days after the surgery and the other has pain for years. Without pain, how would we know to ...

Website for new DBT Center goes live, lists locations

A website for the new DBT Center of Lawrence and Kansas City went live Friday afternoon, and it lists the two locations that will soon house the business. Several therapists who recently resigned en masse from the dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) program at Bert Nash Community Mental Health ...

New dads can learn the ropes at boot camp

Becoming a new dad is an exciting life change. However, it can be overwhelming. This is exactly what Boot Camp for New Dads is for. Join soon-to-be dads on Saturday, Aug. 18, to learn, ask questions and make the idea of navigating fatherhood more manageable. This “boot camp” will discuss ...

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Fix-It Chick: Reinvigorate any room in home by regrouting dirty old tile

Regrouting old tile can add new life to any room in the house and prevent water damage to the home. Step 1: Remove any soap scum or mildew and clean the tile with a good nonresidual cleaner, such as TSP or Dirtex. Step 2: Use a carbide tip grout remover or grout saw to remove at least ...

Garden Variety: Start planting vegetables now to get fall harvest crop

Radishes, turnips, spinach, lettuce, kale, arugula, mustard and other greens can be planted from now until about mid-September in the Lawrence area for an easy and delicious fall crop. Find a space that is in the sun for at least half the day — full sun all day is best. If you live in an ...

Indoor greenhouses make growing plants easy

You don’t need a green thumb to grow vegetables indoors. On the contrary, there are plenty of indoor greenhouses that take the work out of growing plants, from the amount of water they get to the right dosage of light. One of these indoor greenhouses — or automated growing systems, as ...

Fix-It Chick: Repoint damaged mortar joints to save brick, stone structures

A fresh coat of paint on your home’s front door can enhance both the mood and the value of the property. Step 1: Consider the surrounding area and adjacent colors when choosing a color for the door. A front door should complement the design of the house while expressing the mood of its ...

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Make taco night into an easy one-dish meal with a beef bake

Our spicy beef taco bake packs all the great texture and flavor of taco night into an easy one-dish meal that could easily be prepped ahead of time. We used 93 percent lean ground beef instead of the usual 90 percent because we found that excess grease pooled on the bottom of the dish if ...

Chuck roast sings after a slow grill and some smoke flavor

For our Shredded Barbecued Beef, we cut a chuck roast into quarters. The smaller pieces of beef absorbed more smoke flavor and cooked much faster. After cooking the meat in a disposable roasting pan on the cooler side of the grill for a few hours, we flipped all four pieces, wrapped the pan in ...

Bring 2 beloved desserts into 1 with an ice cream cake

The appeal of ice cream cake is obvious: These two beloved desserts belong together, and a cold, creamy slice of ice cream cake is far more satisfying than a scoop of ice cream haphazardly dolloped onto a slice of cake. We wanted to develop a basic ice cream cake that would be a hit at any ...

Grind your own turkey thigh for great-tasting, juicy burgers

Most turkey burgers are dry, bland, or loaded up with flavor-blunting fillers. To create juicy, well-textured turkey burgers, we ditched store-bought ground turkey in favor of a home-ground turkey thigh, which boasts more fat and flavor. To ensure that our turkey burger recipe delivered ...

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Kevin Willmott talks truth, humor and success of ‘BlacKkKlansman’ film

It doesn’t matter where Kevin Willmott watches "BlacKkKlansman." Whether it’s at the Cannes Film Festival, Hollywood, New York or Lawrence, in every theater, the ending is always met with dead silence. The award-winning film with the arresting finish — relax, no spoilers below — opened ...

Community invited to dog parade and birthday party this weekend

A parade and birthday party for Lawrence dogs and their owners will be held this weekend, according to a news release from the Lawrence Humane Society. The Dogust Birthday Parade will include treats, crafts and games for dogs and their owners Saturday at Burcham Park, 200 Indiana St. Owners ...

‘Black Panther’ comics author Okorafor to visit Lawrence this fall

Award-winning author and “Black Panther” scribe Nnedi Okorafor will visit Lawrence this fall as part of the Lawrence Public Library’s Ross and Marianna Beach Author Series. The library, in partnership with the University of Kansas’ Hall Center for the Humanities, will host “An ...

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Healthy Outlook: Bert Nash CEO hopes to contract company for staff survey

The leader of Lawrence’s community mental health center would like to bring in a company to conduct an external evaluation or survey of staff. Amid some elevated concerns about public perception after seven specialized therapists resigned en masse, Bert Nash Community Mental Health Center ...

Healthy Outlook: Get R&R in nature with this area trail guide

Sometimes, you just need to get away. Any longtime Lawrence folk can tell you that although this town may not have quite the hustle and bustle of a big city, life can get hectic here in suburbia. If you’re experiencing a Thoreau-esque transcendental itch and need to escape into nature for a ...

Garden Variety: Even in droughts, watering should be deep yet infrequent

Plants wilt when they need water, but they also wilt when they have too much. The former is more likely in the Lawrence area right now, especially with recent high temperatures and the ongoing severe drought in much of northeast Kansas. But, despite the heat and drought, if you are dragging the ...

Fix-It Chick: Replace wax ring around toilet bowl if water, smell starts to seep

If water is seeping out from beneath the toilet bowl or there is a faint smell of sewer gas in the bathroom, it is definitely time to replace the toilet bowl wax ring. Step 1: Remove the tank lid and place it in a safe spot. Lay a few towels on the floor to set the toilet on once it has been ...