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To raise awareness of breast cancer, Colorado Springs resident Natalie Becker, an oil painter and breast cancer survivor, put together "Invitation for Hope: Surviving and Thriving After Breast Cancer," an exhibit featuring eight artists in the Pikes Peak region, seven of whom also are breast cancer survivors, and coupled that with breast cancer presentations throughout July. The show opens with a free reception from 5-8 p.m. at Jana L. Bussanich Art during First Friday Downtown.

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According to a recent study by password manager NordPass, 69% of the top 200 most common passwords by U.S. women are cracked in less than a second, as compared to 75% of common passwords by men. And our No. 1 most used password? "123456." We've got to do better, people.

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The Denver-based nonprofit Comeback Yoga offers 38 free classes online and in-person in Colorado, Utah and Hawaii, three of which are at Fort Carson. While two of those classes are closed, one is available to anybody who has base access. Fourteen live classes also are offered every week: 8 a.m. daily and 6 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays. Go online to comebackyoga.org/online-yoga-practice or search for Comeback Yoga online at YouTube.com. 

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Colorado Springs psychotherapist and licensed clinical social worker Pamela Brinker's new book, "Conscious Bravery: Caring for Someone with Addiction," details the trials she's endured and the self-care techniques she's developed over the last decade, as her two sons struggled with drug and alcohol addiction and mental health challenges. 

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After Colorado Springs attorney Catherine Hammond's fiancé was diagnosed with incurable cancer, she started writing a book about hope. "hope (less)" was released in April, and the couple will get married in June. The book comes after a lifetime of challenging events, including becoming her mother's caregiver at 12 when she was diagnosed with early-onset Alzheimer's disease, the near death of her daughter and granddaughter, and losing her best friend to leukemia.

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Husband and wife Flip and Maritza Aguilera co-founded “Memoirs COS: True Stories, Unfiltered" a year ago. On the last Monday of the month, three storytellers take the stage at 3E's Comedy Club to spin a tale from their lives.

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Exploding head syndrome is a sleep disorder in which you hear a loud noise either as you're falling asleep or waking up in the night. The sound isn't real and isn't heard by anybody but you. It's not dangerous, and about 10% of people will have at least one episode in their lifetime.

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PGA golf professional and longtime Colorado Springs golf coach Leighton Smith recently opened Tribe Golf, a new indoor golf lounge tucked into a strip mall off Garden of the Gods Road. The facility offers four TrackMan golf simulators, cozy couches and a bar. Memberships are available, and the lounge is already home to a weekly league night, private parties, corporate events and wine and whiskey tastings.

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When it comes to a choice between regular soda, with it's 40 grams of sugar per 12-ounce can, or diet soda, with its nonnutritive sugars, such as aspartame and Sucralose, neither option is much better than the other. It's probably time to learn to like the taste of water, sparkling water and tea.