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Scratching, licking, itching: 4 things to know about pets and pollen

This year’s early pollen season has pets going to the vet sooner because of environmental allergies. When you see the yellow stuff on your car, your dog might start itching along with you. Watch out for symptoms like paw-licking and face-scratching, and for secondary issues like ear and eye infections. And if your and your dog’s quality of life starts to suffer, well, it’s time to see the vet.

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Shows go on � in L.A.

In the run-up to New York Fashion Week, Los Angeles found itself abuzz with a series of high-profile fashion happenings, many by designers, including Rachel Zoe and Tommy Hilfiger, who opted for L.A.-area venues and weather instead of showing in the Big Apple this season. Here's a look at those fashion shows by designers in a SoCal state of mind.

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Ex-etiquette: A personal ex-etiquette experience

So that you, my readers, understand that I also face ex-etiquette dilemmas, here's an ex-etiquette issue I recently had to deal with myself. My daughter's father and I have been divorced for years but our daughter recently asked us both to travel from California to New York City to help her get settled in the next stage of her life. She confessed she was a little afraid to make the move alone and wanted both her parents there for moral support. Her dad and I get along fine so we agreed, but traveling with an ex presents interesting problems.

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How do you prevent suicide? Photo responses urge supporting those who are struggling

In August 2015, CDC and SAMSHA asked the public to create unique photos/images with 6 words on how to prevent suicide. The responses to the "1 Photo, 6 Words #VetoViolence: Suicide Prevention" request were overwhelming. The National Suicide Lifeline is 1 (888) 273-8255
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How do you prevent suicide? Photo responses urge supporting those who are struggling 2:26

How do you prevent suicide? Photo responses urge supporting those who are struggling

The making of a beach labyrinth 1:37

The making of a beach labyrinth

'Cook them 'til they're gone': serving oysters for up to 800 1:24

'Cook them 'til they're gone': serving oysters for up to 800

Bluffton leaders recognize 'Chopped Junior' contestant 2:53

Bluffton leaders recognize 'Chopped Junior' contestant