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An orientation to asexuality

It's not just a phase.

They're not frigid, sick, repressed or broken.

Meeting the so-called "right one" isn't going to change anything.

But for people like Sandra Mellott, the questions just keep on rolling in from friends, family and loved ones who may...

Roanoke College prepares for college fair

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Salem Civic Center to host college fair for local students

We're well into the school year, and it's about that time for high school seniors to think ahead to their next step in life.

Hands on keyboard

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7 safety tips from hackers

It's easy to get hacked. And yes, it can happen to you. Follow this advice from actual hackers, and you'll be a lot safer online.

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National Alpaca Farm Days offers educational, fun experience

At Smith Mountain Lake Farm's National Alpaca Farm Days event, visitors will have a fun time and a history lesson.

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The most frequently challenged books of 2013

Dav Pilkey's "Captain Underpants" series was the most challenged book of 2013 for the second year in a row, according to the American Library Association.

Home Cookin' with Heart: SOS Mix

I can now say I have a new way to make my own cream of chicken (or cream of anything) soup.

Facebook on laptop

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What counts as a 'real name' on Facebook?

A Facebook policy that asks users to provide real names on profiles has people from all walks of life worrying their accounts might be in jeopardy.

Food is the highlight at Roanoke Greek Festival

Roanoke Greek Festival brings culture, food and fun

This weekend, the flavors and culture of Greece are coming to Roanoke.

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Radford hoping to raise $75,000 for statue at Glencoe Museum

The goal is to have a statue of Mary Draper Ingles placed on the grounds of the Glencoe Museum.

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Raccoon tests positive for rabies in Roanoke

The raccoon was found in the 1300 block of Tomi Lane, which is in Southeast Roanoke.

FAMILY

FOOD

Millennials are staying put at mom and dad's place

small house in winter, home, snow

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Remember all of those Millennials living in their parent's basements because they couldn't find a job or afford a place of their own? Well, they haven't moved out yet.

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Pasta with ricotta-walnut sauce

Pasta noodles

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Make the sauce in advance and toss with fresh, hot pasta.

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HOUSE AND HOME

PETS

Baby Boomers face big housing crunch

House for sale

America's Baby Boomers are facing a serious housing crunch, with many expected to struggle to afford their homes come retirement.

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Missing Texas Yorkie found in Indianapolis 6 years later

Dog missing 6 years

WTHR, family photos

A 10-year-old Yorkie has turned up in Indianapolis six years after he disappeared from his comfortable home in Austin, Texas, reports WTHR in Indianapolis.

A kind passerby saw the forlorn Yorkie on an Indianapolis sidewalk earlier this week and took pity on the poor pup.

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REAL ESTATE

TRAVEL

Mortgages are getting cheaper for rich

Mortgage

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For wealthy homebuyers, mortgages are getting cheaper and easier to come by.

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World's best nightlife cities

Bangkok, Thailand blurb

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Not everyone gets it. But for some of us, travel is best expressed through celebration.

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EDUCATION

MONEY

Student homelessness hits another record high

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Gilbert De La Rosa

A growing number of students don't have homes to return to once classes are out.

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Billionaires are hoarding more cash

Money, $100 bills

The pile of cash that billionaires dive into each night just got bigger. Each uber wealthy person boosted their cash holdings by an average of $60 million over the past year, according to the 2014 Billionaire Census published by Wealth-X and UBS.

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HEALTH

  • CDC: Ebola cases could reach 550,000 by 2015

    Ebola, West Africa doctors

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    The number of Ebola cases in Liberia and Sierra Leone could rise to between 550,000 and 1.4 million by January if there are no "additional interventions or changes in community behavior," the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said in a repor...

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Technology

  • Twitter user breaks news of Syria airstrikes

    Abdulkader Hariri tweet

    Abdulkader Hariri/Twitter

    They were 31 characters read, and retweeted, around the world. If any doubts lingered over Twitter's capacity to break news first, the overnight raids launched by U.S. forces on Syria on Tuesday night offered another case study of what the microbloggi...

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