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Game tips: How to buy and change clothes in Pokemon Sun and Moon

"Pokemon Sun" and "Pokemon Moon" offer players a chance to have multiple customization options for their trainer's look, thanks to clothing stores and options spread across the islands of Alola. It can be tricky to figure out how this works, so allow us to give you some tips for buying and changing your clothes.

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Movie review: 'The Edge of Seventeen' offers life lessons in the guise of humor

This may look like another chick flick on the outside, but it also teaches some nice lessons. Nadine's (Hailee Steinfeld) situation is exceptionally bad. Her father, the glue of the family, passed just before her high school years and she is really struggling socially. On the other hand, her brother Darian (Blake Jenner) is a complete stud and the polar opposite of Nadine.

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Ex-etiquette: Sorry, you weren't invited to this party

Q. My ex is having a small holiday get-together a couple of weeks before Christmas and all our kids and their significant others are going. Although we usually both go to all the family festivities, I haven't been invited to this one. Our youngest daughter says it was just an oversight and I should go, but I'm not so sure. I don't think my ex's new girlfriend wants me around. What's good ex-etiquette?

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Ask Mr. Dad: Stepfather clearly is overstepping his bounds

Dear Mr. Dad: My former wife got remarried and had a baby not long after we got divorced. I was happy for her and tried to be as supportive as possible, but her husband isn't making that easy, and the two of them are cutting into my time with my daughter and seem to be trying to cut me out of her life altogether. To start with, he's been having my daughter call him "dad," which infuriates me, and my daughter tells me that he's saying all sorts of bad things about me. Even though my ex and I have joint legal and physical custody, they pulled my daughter out of the school she was in - without getting my permission - and enrolled her somewhere else. They pick her up from school on days when I'm supposed to pick her up, and they've taken trips on weekends when she's supposed to be with me. The stepdad also goes to a lot of my daughter's sporting events. I'd be OK with that except that every time he sees me, he gets in my face and has even threatened to "punch your lights out." For my daughter's sake, I've been trying to remain calm, but I'm not sure how long I can keep that up. What should I do?

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Game review: 'Lego Harry Potter Collection: Remastered,' makes a perfect gift for the Potter or Lego fan on your list

Parents need to know that the "Lego Harry Potter Collection" is an action game that's a collection of previously released titles and downloadable content. Players control characters from the books and movies and can engage in combat against humans, animals and fantasy creatures - mostly using a magic wand to zap enemies into pieces. The violence is frequent but cartoon-like. One cut-scene shows a dragon that gets a sword through its mouth. You can unlock and play as the "bad guys" from "Harry Potter" lore, too. There's also some toilet humor.

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Family Meals Matter: Soup's on

The first day of winter is still a few weeks away, but temperatures have dipped in most parts of the country. Changing temperatures can put some folks at risk of colds and flu. To help families stay warm and healthy, we've assembled some soup-er recipes this week.

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