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Avoid burning out. (Associated Press)

Go-go-go leads to burnout

Do you ever feel you need to work extra hours just to get "what you need to" accomplished? Or, perhaps you complete a full day at work and then shift into 5th gear to meet the deadlines and needs in your home, at school, or in your personal life?

Russian President Vladimir Putin reminded the West a couple of weeks ago, in effect, "We have weapons that you can't defend against." (Associated Press/File)

Tit for tat from Russia's potential president for life

The most striking comment to come out of Russia since the election of Vladimir Putin to a fourth term Sunday just may have come from well-known firebrand, nationalist and perennial losing presidential candidate Vladimir Zhirinovsky, who declared that the presidential election this year would be Russia's last.

In this July 28, 2010 photo, Sharon Osbourne, a colon cancer survivor, arrives at the CBS CW Showtime press tour party in Beverly Hills, Calif. Mrs. Osbourne and a former contestant on her VH1 show "Rock of Love Charm School" have settled a battery and negligence lawsuit on the eve of trial. The case was about to begin on Monday, Feb. 14, 2011. (AP Photo/Dan Steinberg, file)

Colorectal screenings save lives

While colorectal cancer is one of the most common cancers, it is not on most people's list of great conversation topics - and yet discussing screenings is a lifesaving measure. Testing can detect precancerous growths, or polyps, which doctors can remove.

Seal of the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission

When personnel is policy

When President Andrew Jackson failed to convince his Secretary of Treasury William Duane to withdraw funds from the hated Second Bank of the United States to deposit in private institutions, he fired him in favor of Attorney General Roger B. Taney, who did the dirty work with alacrity.

FILE - In this Friday, Nov. 11, 2011 file photo, businessman Yevgeny Prigozhin, left, serves food to Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin, center, during dinner at Prigozhin's restaurant outside Moscow, Russia. U.S. indictment charged 13 Russians with running a hidden social media trolling campaign in a bid to disrupt the 2016 U.S. presidential election. (AP Photo/Misha Japaridze, Pool, File) **FILE**

That murky U.S.-Russian clash in Syria merits a much closer look

For all the hysteria about Russian collusion and President Trump being in Vladimir Putin's pocket, you would be hard-pressed to find in the mainstream media the fact that the United States military just killed at least a hundred Russian mercenaries, possibly twice that number or more, with hundreds more wounded.

A sheet of new $1 bills with the signatures of U.S. Treasurer Jovita Carranza and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin is seen, Wednesday, Nov. 15, 2017, at the Bureau of Engraving and Printing in Washington. The Mnuchin-Carranza notes, which are a new series of 2017, 50-subject $1 notes, will be sent to the Federal Reserve to issue into circulation. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

Luddites never die

There are always drum majors for the status quo. They are status quo beneficiaries who would lose by change. They fight technological innovation or invention that would benefit society handsomely.

Then-IRS Commissioner John Koskinen testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, April 6, 2017, before the Senate Finance Committee. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen) ** FILE **

Now is a good time to clean house at the IRS

On Nov. 12, 2017, one of the best things that could have happened to Washington happened. The term of IRS Commissioner John Koskinen ended. With Mr. Koskinen's departure, President Trump has the opportunity to try and set things right.