Women reaching the age of menopause

Published: Wednesday, October 17, 2012 @ 11:26 AM
Updated: Wednesday, October 17, 2012 @ 11:26 AM

Each day, about 6,000 women in the U.S. reach menopause, reports The American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists. Have you recently reached menopause?

We would like to hear from you. If you would like to share your experiences and advice for other women, please contact staff writer Jacqui Boyle at 937-225-2122 or Jacqueline.Boyle@coxinc.com.

Deer the goat makes stop in Dayton

Published: Friday, May 26, 2017 @ 5:08 PM

A Florida man has been traveling around the country with his therapy goat Deer.

Eric Brown of Destin, Fla., made a pit stop today in Dayton. 

He has been on the road with Deer since April 2015. 

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Brown is the founder of the Rock Club foundation, which he hopes one day he can turn into a national nonprofit. The mission statement of the Rock Club Foundation, according to its Facebook page, is to empower the people by encouraging creativity, igniting passion and spreading love. 

"We are here to help people smile," said Brown, "and help people come to terms with their own destiny and own realities." 

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Brown also has other people who travel with him, and he said all are welcome to join the road trip. Brown plans to help out at soup kitchens and other service areas around the city. 

Brown said he's not sure where he will head next. 

Anyone who wants to support Brown and Deer can go to their go fund me page at 

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8 moms who conceived during Hurricane Matthew pose for photos 8 months pregnant

Published: Friday, May 26, 2017 @ 4:12 PM

Eight moms who conceived during Hurricane Matthew posed for photos 8 months pregnant.
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Eight expectant mothers in Bluffton, South Carolina, are all eight months pregnant and it may be due in part to Hurricane Matthew, which hit the state in October 2016. 

People reported that for some of the mothers, the timing just happened to line up with the storm.

“I feel babies always come at a time when they are most needed. When he is born, I feel he will fill a hole in our lives we didn’t even know was missing. I’m so eager and excited to meet him,” one mother said.

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“After trying for a year and a half, it was our first month on fertility medication, and it worked,” another mother said.

Another expectant mother told People that she and her partner “decided to leave it in God’s hands if it was the right time for us or not (to get pregnant) and I guess he thought it was.”

For photographer Cassie Clayshulte, a surge of expectant mothers and newborns was no surprise.

“Nine months after a holiday, blackout or storm is always a very, very busy time for me,” she told “Today”.

Clayshulte used that knowledge to being a Facebook search for “hurricane mamas.” According to “Today,” Clayshulte put out a call on her business’ Facebook page March 6 for a photo shoot that shows “beautiful things always come from not so beautiful things!”

Mothers Danielle Lewis, Lindsey Binkley, Taylor Pait, Lindsey Gullett, Brittany Day, Kayla Sumler, Savanna Dorsey and Molly Spears all posed with their bumps in two photo shoots -- one at a nature preserve in town and another on a beach at Hilton Head Island.

“If it weren’t for Matthew, these eight couples wouldn’t be expecting these little miracles,”  Clayshulte told ABC News. “Some of these couples had trouble conceiving, experienced difficult previous pregnancies, and even had to undergo several rounds of fertility treatments to become pregnant. This storm destroyed trees and property and our area’s tourism industry took a big hit, but the storm helped these couples create something even more beautiful and these stunning mommies-to-be are living proof.”

A follow-up newborn shoot is planned for the babies -- seven girls and one boy -- who are due in June.

“I want to go back to the same beach and do the same setup, but with the moms holding their swaddled newborns,” Clayshulte said.

Learn this one tip and master fine-dining etiquette

Published: Saturday, May 27, 2017 @ 5:00 AM

Erika Preval is proprietor of Charm Etiquette, an Atlanta-based business that teaches people “proficiency in social protocol and manners.” Her classes are popular enough to have a waiting list- but we’ve got some of her top tips for mastering social etiquette:

  • There are lots of distractions these days, however, the person your feet are facing gets your full attention until you excuse yourself from the conversation.

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  • Allow for the flow of traffic by standing to the side while waiting for elevator or train doors to open and walk to the right on sidewalks and stairways.
  • When invited to a gathering, let your host know the status of your RSVP as quickly as possible so that they can plan for the event and accommodate you properly. Unless it states “Regrets Only” they’re waiting for your response.
  • Notify your host, ahead of the event, of any food allergies or restrictions. If being held within a home, offer to bring a dish to share so that he/she doesn’t have to rearrange the menu.

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  • Worried about sipping from the wrong glass or nibbling from the wrong bread plate? Remember BMW – detailed in the video above.

Misty morning (beware)

Published: Thursday, May 25, 2017 @ 2:58 PM


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Lori Kelch of Spring Valley took this photo in the morning on May 23. She says, “I walked out to our driveway in Spring Valley to get the newspaper and saw this image of our neighbor’s barn with the mist rising from his pond. It was just beautiful … with a touch of eerie.”