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I love October, when the light of summer is fading, and local farmers markets are overflowing with colorful winter squashes in all shapes and sizes. Winter squashes have a golden, velvety flesh and a rich buttery taste. Choose squashes that are heavy for their size and are bright colored.

In these turbulent financial times, I want to share as much of my accumulated knowledge with you as possible. In this column space, I’ m going to try to save you money each and every week. This week we're going to talk about the toilet, a fixture shrouded in mystery to many homeowners and even to experienced DIYers.

Q: I have a contract offer for my primary residence that is about 10 times what I thought the home was worth. The county I live in is changing the zoning from agriculture residential to commercial. The entire community is most likely becoming a data center campus. If I sell the home, I would have a sizable capital gains tax to pay. I was hoping with the change of zoning designation I can convert my primary residence to a business. Then as a business I could sell the home using a 1031 like-kind exchange to roll over the entire sales proceeds into a different real estate investment. Does this sound possible and if so who should I get to help me?

In these turbulent financial times, I want to share as much of my accumulated knowledge with you as possible. In this column space, I’ m going to try to save you money each and every week. This week we're going to talk about the toilet, a fixture shrouded in mystery to many homeowners and even to experienced DIYers.

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Adopting a vegan diet has grown increasingly mainstream in recent years. Many choose to go vegan for its health benefits: studies found that vegan diets have a lower risk of many chronic diseases.

The ReAwaken America Tour led by former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn has carried a message of a country under siege to tens of thousands of people across the US. The tour serves as a traveling roadshow and recruiting tool for an ascendant Christian nationalist movement that has grown in power and influence inside the Republican Party. The retired three-star Army general warned the tour's audience in Batavia, New York, in August that they were in the midst of a “spiritual war” and a “political war” and urged people to get involved. In the ReAwaken vision of America, Christianity should be at the center of American life and institutions, an idea that upends the constitutional ideal of a pluralist democracy. But it’s a message that is taking hold.

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