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  1. Step by Step: Refresher course on weight loss

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    Did you know lack of sleep (7-8 hours recommended for adults) can cause you to want to eat more? Recent studies found the level of ghrelin, called the "hunger hormone" because it stimulates appetite, rises in your body and the level of the hormone, leptin, which suppresses appetite, decreases if you don't get enough …

  2. Astronomy: November sky calendar

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    Dusk and early evening

    Mars is in the southwest at dusk this month. It will set about three hours after sunset. Look for it near the moon Nov. 25.

    After midnight

  3. What to do in November? Here are five ideas

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    Music of the macabre

    Journey into a world of enigmatic chants and suspenseful music with tension-filled chords when the Soaring Sounds Vocal Ensemble presents – a cappella – eerie tunes laced with somber texts from a variety of cultures and languages, including Latin, Haitian and Lithuanian. $10 …

  4. What gubernatorial, U.S. House candidates say about Medicare, other critical issues

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    AARP Florida sought out the positions taken by candidates for governor and the U.S. House of Representatives on issues critical to those 50 and older to be used as a guide in the Nov. 4 general election.

    Former Florida Governor Charlie Crist  just before he endorsed Rick Kriseman for St Petersburg Mayor at a news conference at the  Wildwood Recreation Center, 1000 28th St S,  Monday October 7, 2013.  CHERIE DIEZ   |   Times
  5. Picking best Medicare plan can save you money

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    Comparison shopping is only fun when comparing the price of things one's heart desires — like a designer purse, a new car or tortilla chips.

    Picking best Medicare plan can save you money
  6. Rock star promoter has music industry stories to share

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    When you're a young boy growing up in Manchester, England, it's tough not to dream of one day becoming a world-class soccer player.

    Tony Michaelides is a British record promoter, now living in Pass-a-Grille, who has worked with some of the biggest names in music.
  7. Step by step: Hot or cool, yoga brings benefits

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    Hot yoga is hot — literally and figuratively.

    EXERCISE Demonstration:  Certified yoga teacher Ruben Vasquez of St Petersburg demonstrates Child's yoga position,  Tuesday, August 4, 2014. CHERIE DIEZ   |   Times
  8. Sky calendar: total eclipse of the moon in October

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    There will be a total eclipse of the moon — this happens when Earth's shadow falls upon the moon — the morning of Oct. 8. Here's how it will unfold:

  9. 5 Things to Do in October

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    Tampa Bay Wingfest

    Never met a chicken wing you didn't want to devour? While listening to music? And quaffing craft beers? Well, the inaugural Tampa Bay Wingfest is the place for you to be from 11 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Oct. 4 in the special events building at the Florida State Fairgrounds. You'll be able to …

    Contestants perform the stein hoist at last year’s Oktoberfest Tampa. It’s a time to enjoy brew and entertainment along the waterfront.
  10. Mutating cancer cells find way to dodge chemotherapy bullets

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    Like all life on Earth, cancer cells evolve, which is why they eventually develop the ability to withstand chemotherapy, according to researchers at the Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa.