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Don't let mosquitoes ruin your camping trip; try this radius zone repellent

While daydreaming about that perfect camping trip, you might think about your traveling companions, the scenic setting, and the relaxing night under the stars next to a fire with a s'more in one hand and a drink in the other. And when you get there, it all comes together with just one uninvited exception – the mosquitoes. Unfortunately mosquitoes are a part of life in the outdoors, and while you can spray yourself down with DEET for protection, it isn't pleasant. The Thermacell Radius Zone Mosquito Repellent is another option that works particularly well at a campsite.

National Business

The Mortgage Professor: Refinancing in a time of rising rates and property values, part 3

While rising interest rates have sharply reduced the number of mortgage borrowers who can refinance into a lower rate, rising home prices create opportunities for some borrowers to refinance into mortgages that are less costly in other respects. Previous articles looked at refinancing a mortgage that is burdened by mortgage insurance, or by a second ("piggyback") mortgage, into a new mortgage that has neither. This article considers a third option, which is to refinance in order to consolidate short-term debts.

Movie News & Reviews

Capsule reviews of feature films

ADRIFT. 1 star. Dead in the water sea-faring adventure/survival yarn, based on a true story, about a couple (Shailene Woodley, Sam Claflin) sailing across the Pacific when a storm disables the boat and causes serious injury. A nice-looking movie, but the love-story chemistry between the two leads is poor. 2 hrs. PG-13 (violence) – Gary Thompson

Trump signs order stopping family separations at the border

Bowing to pressure from anxious allies, President Donald Trump signed an executive order Wednesday ending the process of separating children from families after they are detained crossing the U.S. border illegally.