| Aug 19, 2011
| 2:16 PM
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Changes in cabin pressure during flights may cause insulin pumps to deliver too much or too little of the medication -- possibly putting sensitive diabetics at risk, researchers report.
They recommend disconnecting the pump...
| May 9, 2012
He had already been proclaimed "the Picasso of children's books" by Time magazine when Maurice Sendak, then in his 30s, wrote and illustrated "Where the Wild Things Are," a dark fantasy that became one of the 10 bestselling children's books of all time....
| Sep 12, 2012
The massacres in Aurora, Colo., and at a Sikh temple near Milwaukee. The shootings outside the Empire State Building, in which an ex-employee killed his boss. Escalating gang warfare. In recent months, violence seemed to erupt everywhere. To get a...
| Dec 5, 2010
Staying at a plush new hotel is possibly the last thing most Americans are thinking about this holiday season. Dreaming about, maybe, because who can afford it?
So here's a morsel of consolation: Although the economy in much of the country continues to...
| Jan 24, 2011
I'm standing in front of the mirror in our stateroom, looking over my wife's shoulder and tying my black bow tie. It is our first sea day and the first of three formal nights on our leisurely eight-night early January crossing on Cunard Line's spanking-...
| Feb 20, 2011
Reporting from aboard the Disney Dream
With all things Disney, you come to expect family fun, fairy-tale fantasy and plenty of pixie dust.
But it's the technology behind Disney's trademark "magic" that seems to set its new Dream apart from other...
| Feb 5, 2012
Love is always lovelier some place other than home. Well, at least in the celluloid universe.
Traveling by boat, train or even bus can lead to romantic entanglements in the movies, as does visiting über-romantic locales such as Rome, Paris and Venice. Of...
| Mar 28, 2011
| 4:22 PM
"Meadowlands: A Wetlands Survival Story"
By Thomas F. Yezerski
Farrar Straus Giroux, $17.99, ages 5-8
Did you think of the Meadowlands only as the proper name of a sport venue? Thomas Yezerski's pleasingly presented history of this "flat, wet place in...
| Dec 20, 2010
| 8:21 PM
"Skywalkers: Mohawk Ironworkers Build the City"
By David Weitzman
Roaring Brook, $19.99, ages 10-14
A long tradition of Mohawk ironworkers working on the building of skyscrapers is often alluded to in books for young readers (about the Empire State...
| Dec 19, 2010
"In the Middle Ages," Sara Maitland writes in her brilliant "A Book of Silence," "Christian scholastics argued that the devil's basic strategy was to bring human beings to a point where they are never alone with their God, nor ever attentively face to...
| Sep 4, 2011
Any skyscraper is a contradiction.
The tall tower is architecture's most famous building type and also the one most clearly at odds with the profession's roots. Fundamentally, architecture is shelter, a concession that we're afraid to face the elements...