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Warm up on a dark, cold winter night with easy slow-cooker beef brisket

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Warm up with this tasty brisket recipe for the short cold days of winter. It’s easy to prepare and so tasty your tastebuds will thank you.

PBMC to host Alzheimer’s Association caregiver support group

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Over the next seven months, the Alzheimer's Association will sponsor a free caregiver support group at Peconic Bay Medical Center.

Don’t judge me, momma — ‘self care’ means different things to different people

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I most certainly don't need anyone to remind me that I should make an appointment with my stylist. Because frankly, I don't have a stylist. I have color-in-a-box, courtesy of the discount store and the 26 minutes I give myself to scrub the entire bathroom while the color sets.

Could the ‘love challenge’ make your holidays happier?

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Who hasn't seen some new challenge appear on a social media platform nearly every week? I'm proposing a new one — the 'love challenge". I challenge you to put a little love in your heart this Christmas season. And who knows? It may go viral!

Yule love these holiday hors d’oeuvres

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There are two simple ways to make cheese ball hors d'oeuvres, both consisting of some hand work, but your finished product will be something party goers will “Ooo and Ahh” over.

It’s a dog’s life…and a cat’s life…and more at our house

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Can't get enough of those furry friends? You have a million things to get done but spend your time looking at the dog memes on every one of your too-many social media accounts?

Oh, for the love of gyros: How to make this Mediterranean classic in your own kitchen

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The combination of marinated slow-cooked meat with crunchy veggies, topped with tangy yogurt sauce, wrapped inside of warm pita bread — oh my!

Holiday survival guide: tactics for handling travel, food and family

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Laurie's secrets to a happy holiday with extended family: Hit the road before dawn and stay away from soul-sucking idiots — even if it means hiding in the bathroom. And your diet? Fuhgeddaboudit.

The house that love built: a long-ago Christmas wish, fulfilled

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Eileen Benthal reflects on her longtime family home — and moving on: "God’s love endures and sustains us, especially when He asks us to get out of the boat, leave our home and take a walk of faith on the water."

First-ever caregivers center on Long Island will open at Peconic Bay Medical Center, offering education, resources and support

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Next year, Peconic Bay Medical Center will open Long Island's very first caregiving center, offering counseling, educational seminars and resources to local residents caring for a loved one.