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  • Tidbits: Gluten-free oats, oatmeal cups for Keurig brewers

    TRANSCENDING GLUTEN-FREE Mr. Tidbit is astonished to announce two (count 'em) breakthroughs in oatmeal. One oatmeal breakthrough per lifetime is all that a reasonable person has any right to expect. Mr. Tidbit must acknowledge that he may have...
  • Will damaged wildflowers recover in natural burial grounds?

    Q: Two and a half years ago, our son Pat Ytsma was [on a bike when he was] run over and killed by a distracted motorist. In early July, his wildflower-covered grave in the natural burial grounds was run over by a ditch-digging truck, used to make a...
  • Naperville nature center nears completion

    Naperville nature center nears completion
    The Naperville Park District is celebrating water, but there are no ice buckets in sight. The district is wrapping up construction of the new water-themed Knoch Knolls Nature Center on the south side of the city. "We're raising the next generation...
  • At the Chicago Botanic Garden, all the pathways are yours

    At the Chicago Botanic Garden, all the pathways are yours
    It isn't easy to find all of the serene nooks and calming crannies at the Chicago Botanic Garden. Some of the paths at the park seem perfectly content to go only one way. At least a couple of the themed gardens are best reached by walking through...
  • The Mortgage Professor: Don't expect much from unregulated regulators

    The seeds of this article were planted in my brain some 30 odd years ago, when I did a consulting project for the United State Department of Housing and Urban Development, or HUD, for which they contracted to pay me $2,500. Three months after delivery...
  • Factbox: Marina Silva's economic proposals for Brazil

    (Reuters) - Brazilian presidential candidate Marina Silva has little experience with economic policy, but her advisers promise a more orthodox, business-friendly approach than leftist President Dilma Rousseff has taken. Eduardo Giannetti da Fonseca, an...
  • Tire makers race to turn dandelions into rubber

    MUENSTER Germany (Reuters) - Dutch biologist Ingrid van der Meer often meets with disbelief when she talks about her work on dandelions and how it could secure the future of road transport. The reaction is understandable, given most people regard the...
  • Heifer Intl. Honors Diane Lane

    Actress Diane Lane got involved with Heifer Intl. six years ago, shortly after she and her daughter, Eleanor Lambert, attended a party for the charity at Mary Steenburgen and Ted Danson's house. Other guests included wandering chicks, goats and a llama....
  • Russia shuts four McDonald's restaurants amid Ukraine tensions

    MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia ordered the temporary closure of four McDonald's restaurants in Moscow on Wednesday, a decision it said was over sanitary violations but which comes against a backdrop of worsening U.S.-Russian ties over Ukraine. The four...
  • Russian watchdog shuts four McDonald's restaurants in Moscow

    MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia ordered the temporary closure of four McDonald's restaurants in Moscow on Wednesday, a decision it said was over sanitary violations but which comes against a backdrop of worsening U.S.-Russian ties over Ukraine. The four...
  • Key to securing portfolio is building excellent 'moat'

    One of the central maxims of billionaire investor Warren Buffett is that you want to buy stock in companies that have good moats. We all know what a castle moat does: It keeps out invaders. What Buffett is referring to is an impregnable barrier that...