‘The most wonderful time of the year’ can be complicated

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‘The most wonderful time of the year’ can be complicated

While the song tells us “it’s the most wonderful time of the year,” the reality is that the holiday season can be complicated. For some people, they can be incredibly lonely. For others, they bring up old and problematic family dynamics. But take it from experts on handling moods, outlooks and relationships: Through compassion, kindness, and the right choices, there are ways to make the most of this time of the year.

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News

Holiday events coming your way Holiday events coming your way

Looking for some holiday cheer? Here you go.

Local flu deaths reported

The deaths of two 60-year-olds in Pierce County and a child in King County n November have been attributed to influenza.

Lakewood library getting a temporary site

An interim Pierce County Library System branch will open in Lakewood to temporarily replace one that has been closed since June.

Washingtonians survive lung cancer at a high rate

The 2022 “State of Lung Cancer” report from the American Lung Association reveals that Washington ranks eighth in the U.S. for lung cancer survival rates. 

Lifestyles

BOOK REPORTS: Leaving your legacy your way BOOK REPORTS: Leaving your legacy your way

If you have questions about estate planning, a will, etc., here are guidelines to make the task do-able.

Food

How safe is genetically modified food? How safe is genetically modified food?

Unless you only buy food that is certified organic or marked as “GMO-free,” odds are you eat what contains genetically modified organisms (GMOs). Are you risking your health and damaging the environment?

Adventures

Cheapest U.S. destinations for beat-the-winter trips Cheapest U.S. destinations for beat-the-winter trips

Find out which cities are WalletHub’s choices as the 10 best warm spots for winter breaks.

Health & Fitness

Respiratory infections rising; here’s what to do Respiratory infections rising; here’s what to do

COVID-19 is still circulating in Pierce County. Flu season has begun. And the national Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports an  increase in cases of RSV. 

Personal Finance/Consumers

Medicare enrollment and reviews end Dec. 7

During this year’s enrollment period, “the stakes are higher than ever,”