Life

Take five, and take a tour

Take advantage of the cold weather and enjoy some indoor entertainment with these tours, such as the Jelly Belly factory or the Boeing factory, located at varied destinations cross-country.

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More parking now, please; alternatives to ‘sailboat fuel’

A reader follows up on our parking-push coverage from September 2012, and several offer preferred slang options for that lightest of loads -- nothing.

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Picking breakfast at BK

There are more choices for breakfast on the road than you might think. A lot of them, however, are very unhealthy. If you swing by a Burger King, try these options.

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‘Double Cross’ by Ben Macintyre

The true story of a secret network of double agents working to protect the secret of the D-Day invasion during World War II, "Double Cross" in a great read for fans of history.

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Reusable filtering water bottle

Bobble is a reusable bottle that filters water as you drink. Bobble is intended for municipal tap water and is free of BPA, Phthalates and PVC.

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Smokin’ Joe Lee Smith rides into the sunset

Today, a salute, a send-off, for Smokin' Joe Lee Smith, a hardworking free spirit of a driver well-known for his 1989 album of rock 'n' roll truck-driving music, Smokin' Joe in Overdrive. I wrote about Smith after his record found a second life back in 2010. (Find a more detailed story about the record and Smith in this story, part of my column for Truckers News at the time.) Longtime friend from the Texas-based owner-operator (Smith was ...

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Health tip: Avoid the “dieting” stigma

Instead, try to make positive changes by eating healthier and finding some type of physical activity to do.

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Olives vs. steak: Tips for tricking your brain into eating healthier

Satisfying what we perceive as hunger is harder than just counting calories, it requires tricking our brains into believing we're satisfied.

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Online Interface Makes it Easier for Drivers to Find Need-it-Now Parts

This tax break survived – and can benefit you

An HSA pays off by cutting your taxes. It allows you to save pretax income into the account, just as many owner-operators do with Individual Retirement Accounts.

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Preparing for a healthier year

Start the year right by making sure you are current on your health checkups. To make it easier to keep those resolutions of staying healthy, we made a list of the most important health screenings and when to get them. (Some may be covered in your regular DOT physicals.) Men: Individuals over the age of 34 should be checked for high cholesterol and heart disease every five years. Remember to get health checkups often to watch for ...

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