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Terri Schlichenmeyer

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TERRI SCHLICHENMEYER: Psychic comforts pet owners in ‘No Sad Dogs in Heaven’

Terri Schlichenmeyer reviews “No Sad Dogs”

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TERRI SCHLICHENMEYER: Revel in the magic of theater in ‘Drama High’

Terri Schlichenmeyer book review of “Drama High.”

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TERRI SCHLICHENMEYER: Examine the peril of population increase in ‘Countdown’

In the year 1900, our planet held 1.6 billion people. Now, just over 100 years later, the world’s population has doubled — twice. It took an unbelievable “twelve years…to go from 6 to 7 billion” people. For scientists, that’s a sobering cause for concern — especially since humans add another 80 million people to the earth each year.

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TERRI SCHLICHENMEYER: Examine end-of-life issues in 'Knocking on Heaven's Door'

Your mind’s made up. There’s no going back once you’ve made a choice between Door No. 1 or Door No. 2. You’re not a waffler, you weighed pros and cons, and you’re confident you picked correctly. Or not.

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TERRI SCHLICHENMEYER: ‘Flames and Smoke’ lights up with heart-pounding scenes

The air conditioning is on. It’s been on a lot this summer because, without it, you’d probably melt. Yes, you’re hot, and we’re not talking wow-you’re-looking-good-tonight hot. We’re talking about sitting-in-front-of-the-A/C vents-just-to-survive hot. Whew!

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TERRI SCHLICHENMEYER: Savor solid gardening tips, mouth-watering recipes in ‘To Eat’

Savor solid gardening tips, mouth-watering recipes in ‘To Eat’

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'The Butler' powerful story of man who worked for eight presidents

Your boss is a very powerful person. When things need doing, he makes sure they’re done. He knows people, knows when to act and when to be patient, and how to get the best from his employees. He’s a class act. Everybody wants to work with him.

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TERRI SCHLICHENMEYER: Help your child wind down his engine with 'Sleep Train, Dream Train'

Every day, from morning til night, you chug-chug-chug along. Yep, you’re a busy kid with lots of ideas. You help around the house, ride your bike, play with friends, read books, dig in the dirt, throw a ball, lay in the grass. There’s always something down the track to do — until you run out of steam.

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TERRI SCHLICHENMEYER: 'When We Talk about God' a helpful, uplifting sermon

For most of your life, you’ve had a good relationship with God.

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TERRI SCHLICHENMEYER: 'Four Legged-Miracles' good news for anyone who's lost a pooch

You looked everywhere. Why is it that when you put something away for safekeeping, it ends up being safe — from you? Why is it that you always find whatever you’re looking for in the last possible place you’d think to look?

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TERRI SCHLICHENMEYER: 'Queen of the Air' a good romance filled with intrigue

The bar was all of an inch in diameter, but it was perfect.

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TERRI SCHLICHENMEYER: 'Rebellion of Miss Lucy' an adventure yarn with a twist

In your lifetime, you've wished upon many stars.

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TERRI SCHLICHENMEYER: 'Astronauts Wives Club' transports readers back in time to Space Race

You'd pack your bags in a heartbeat.. Yep, if they ever come up with a commuter bus to outer space, you'll be first in line for tickets.

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TERRI SCHLICHENMEYER: Find philosophy, theology between the covers of 'A Dog Walks into a Nursing Home'

They say it can't be done.. You can't teach an old dog new tricks, they say, but you've spent a good amount of time doing it successfully anyhow.

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TERRI SCHLICHENMEYER: Learn tidbits, tales, telling facts about country music icons in 'Outlaw'

The first time you heard that song, you were stunned.. You wanted to turn around and listen to it again.

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TERRI SCHLICHENMEYER: Kid picture book 'Beatles Were Fab' appeals to young and old alike

The other day, while playing outside, you spent 10 minutes watching ants.

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TERRI SCHLICHENMEYER: "Is Work Killing You?" blames volume, velocity, abuse for poor employee health

You set goals at the beginning of the fiscal year and you already know that your employees won't make them.

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TERRI SCHLICHENMEYER: Sweetly gentle 'Patron Saint of Lost Dogs' perfect for pet lovers

The package was wrapped so nicely.. The paper was festive, the colors zesty with frou-frou ribbon and a shiny bow on top.

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TERRI SCHLICHENMEYER: Take a peek behind the palace walls in 'Serving Victoria'

Happily ever after.. That's how things go at the end of a fairy tale. The handsome prince weds the beautiful princess, dragons are slain, wicked witches become dust, peasants rejoice, and they all live ... well, you know what comes next.

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TERRI SCHLICHENMEYER: 'Where Did Our Love Go' examines relationships in black culture

The song always pops up when you least expect it.

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TERRI SCHLICHENMEYER: 'My Parent Has Cancer' a volume of support for teens, young adults

'My Parent Has Cancer' a volume of support for teens, young adults. Truthfully, the bad news came as no surprise.

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TERRI SHCLICHENMEYER: 'The Prom Book' offers advice on how to have a princess-perfect evening

You always wanted to be a princess.. Growing up, that's what you told people when they asked.

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TERRI SCHLICHENMEYER: Bring harmony to your house with 'Secrets of Happy Families'

Bring harmony to your house with 'Secrets of Happy Families'. Six o'clock, right on the nose.

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TERRI SCHLICHENMEYER: Humorous, tragic characters will make you feel at home in 'The Supremes'

All for one, and one for all.. That could've been the motto for you and your two best friends.

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TERRI SCHLICHENMEYER: 'Vatican Diaries' details eye-opening stories of scandal, politics behind papal walls

You and God had a little talk this morning.. You told Him about your day ahead: what you wished for, the people who needed Him especially today, the ideas you had and troubles you carried.

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TERRI SCHLICHENMEYER: 'Holy Spokes' the perfect bike reference book for teens

Dad said you can't have the car this weekend.. That's OK.

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TERRI SCHLICHENMEYER: Dr. Ruth offers ways to avoid burnout in 'Guide for Alzheimer's Caregiver'

Your mother scared the daylights out of you last week.. She said she was going for a quick walk but when she didn't return three hours later, you went looking for her.

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TERRI SCHLICHENMEYER: 'Amistad Rebellion' is an exciting, horrifying, triumphant tale

History is filled with half-truths, especially about our heroes.. Lincoln, for instance, wasn't the stern, humorless man that old photos lead you to believe.

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TERRI SCHLICHENMEYER: 'New Geography of Jobs' explains why globalization benefits employment market

So far, you've resisted.. You've resisted closing up shop, selling your business, downsizing yourself out of a job.

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TERRI SCHLICHENMEYER: In "Saturday Night Widows," young women cope with their husbands' early deaths

You never paid close enough attention to the "part" part.. You were young (too young!) and in love when you walked down the aisle, nervous and sparkly-eyed.

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TERRI SCHLICHENMEYER: Far from dry and boring, 'Black Firsts' will surprise you

Long and slow. That's how you'd describe every line you've ever stepped into.

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TERRI SCHLICHENMEYER: Furry friend nudges an opening into solitary life of autistic boy

Once again, you can't find the wrapping paper.

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TERRI SCHLICHENMEYER: 'The Saint' explores the real nitty-gritty of Santa's roots

Naughty or nice?. Yep, you've been both this year. You've been nice because it's the right thing to do, it gives you a warm-fuzzy, and you want to make the world a better place.

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TERRI SCHLICHENMEYER: Skeptic transformed into a believer in 'Proof of Heaven'

Nobody packs a suitcase like you do.. A weekend away? No problem.

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TERRI SCHLICHENMEYER: Educate yourself on the dangers of youth sports with 'Concussions'

The game, as they say, is the thing.. It's the thing at your house, that's for sure. Ever since your child's friends started playing sports at school, it's been the No. 1 topic around. He craves competition.

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TERRI SCHLICHENMEYER: Terrible childhood secrets haunt "Your House Is on Fire"

When you were young, you couldn't wait to escape.. Your old hometown was boring.

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TERRI SCHLICHENMEYER: Cancer survivors will appreciate humor, strength in 'The Dog Lived'

Your dog gets the best of care.. Before you give him toys, you make sure the squeaker isn't a choking danger.

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TERRI SCHLICHENMEYER: Rowling's first post-HP novel, "Casual Vacancy," leaves magic behind

When you're gone, you'll leave behind many important things.

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TERRI SCHLICHENMEYER: 'Hidden America' sheds light on jobs that keep the country moving

It gets dark earlier now, which means you reach for the lights earlier, too.