| Dec 22, 2013
| 5:17 PM
Angie Derry knew that her Essure implants were designed to remain inside her body forever. But two years after a doctor inserted the tiny coils into her fallopian tubes to prevent pregnancy, the Rockford mother wants them removed.
Derry, 35, isn't...
| Sep 27, 2013
| 12:30 PM
During this time of year, it can be difficult to figure out what exactly you should be wearing.
Store windows are showing tweed, leather jackets and boots. On the streets around you, however, everyone is still wearing shorts. And in terms of the...
| Sep 30, 2013
| 6:30 AM
DEAR MAYO CLINIC: Is it safe to have silver (amalgam) fillings, or should I have them replaced with composite? I've read that the silver fillings have mercury in them and can leak over time.
ANSWER: Amalgam fillings are safe. A great deal of research has...
| Nov 7, 2013
| 5:29 PM
More than seven years after state and federal officials discovered a lead-contaminated lot near an elementary school in Chicago's Pilsen neighborhood, the tainted soil has been dug up, trucked to a landfill and replaced with bright green grass.
| Sep 21, 2013
Designers are once again going for gold.
The metal has been on the decorative outs for a couple of decades, but it's making its way back into home decor this time in a burnished, warmer form.
Gold and other yellow metallics are showing up in furniture,...
| Sep 27, 2013
| 12:30 PM
Lately I've been getting a lot of questions about neutral colors.
Both men and women seem slightly befuddled about the base hues around which to build an ensemble. One of my girlfriends recently inquired about a navy sheath dress, and which color...
| Jan 21, 2014
| 6:43 AM
Mustang versus Camaro. BMW versus Mercedes. Camry versus Accord. These are among the biggest rivalries in the automobile world.
Get ready for the next epic battle: aluminum versus steel.
"This has become a real competition," said Golam Newaz, an...
| Jan 9, 2014
| 1:41 PM
Kobe Bryant recently suggested that fans vote for younger players such as Damian Lillard for February's NBA All-Star Game.
The fans aren't listening.
On Thursday, the league released its latest set of returns and Bryant is the leading vote-getter in...
| Oct 21, 2013
| 10:07 AM
Stainless steel is supposed to be, well, stainless, isn't it? That was John's question after he noticed rust stains on the refrigerator he'd purchased from Sears.
John also had purchased an extended warranty, so he contacted Sears and explained the...
| Jan 28, 2014
| 10:35 AM
Google Inc. on Tuesday launched a line of prescription glasses that can be integrated with its Google Glass computer interface.
The addition of four titanium frame styles, as well as three options for sunglasses, appears to be a step toward broadening...
| Nov 19, 2013
| 1:17 PM
Brittany Murphy's death may not have been from natural causes, her estranged father says, citing a new toxicology report that suggests death via poisoning.
The "8 Mile" and "Clueless" actress, who passed away in December 2009 at age 32, was declared to...