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  • Andrew Greeley dead: Priest, author, critic was 85

    Andrew Greeley dead: Priest, author, critic was 85
    The Rev. Andrew Greeley, the outspoken Roman Catholic priest, best-selling novelist and sociologist known for his deeply researched academic appraisals and sometimes scathing critiques of his church, died Wednesday night, several years after fracturing...
  • Terry Callier: Farewell to a distinctive Chicago voice

    Terry Callier: Farewell to a distinctive Chicago voice
    Chicago singer-songwriter Terry Callier never received a fraction of the acclaim he deserved, but nobody who heard him ever forgot him. The imploring, incantatory quality of his vocals distinguished him from peers, as did his knack for mixing elements of...
  • As America's waistline expands, costs soar

    As America's waistline expands, costs soar
    NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. hospitals are ripping out wall-mounted toilets and replacing them with floor models to better support obese patients. The Federal Transit Administration wants buses to be tested for the impact of heavier riders on steering and...
  • Sex lives: Fact or fiction

    Sex lives: Fact or fiction
    There are many stereotypes, myths and incorrect information about sex for boomers and beyond. Contrary to popular opinion, older couples are doing the deed a lot — and STDs are more of an issue than you might think. Claim: Younger couples have...
  • Curb annoying workplace behavior before calling HR

    Curb annoying workplace behavior before calling HR
    MINNEAPOLIS — In her decades as a workplace-behavior expert, Fran Sepler has come across her share of galling behavior, from toenail clipping during meetings to an employee who persisted in addressing a post-maternity-leave peer as "Mommy." The bad...
  • Germ warfare at work

    Germ warfare at work
    Have you heard about the highly contagious Koala flu that turns people into horrifying, albeit adorable, zombie marsupials who subsist only on human thigh meat and eucalyptus leaves? No, you haven't, because it hasn't happened — yet. When it does,...
  • National Children's Study

    National Children's Study
    NATIONAL CHILDREN'S STUDY LAUNCHES IN CHICAGO Families can help researchers by providing information that is expected to improve the health and development of children for generations to come CHICAGO --- Why are so many babies born prematurely? Why do so...
  • Poll watching

     
    Polling expert Nate Silver of the New York Times' FiveThirtyEight blog notes: Rasmussen Reports ... came under heavy criticism this year... because its polls showed a strong lean toward Republican candidates. Indeed, Rasmussen polls quite consistently...
  • Support for gay marriage rights surges into the statistical lead

     
    Southern Illinois University sociologist Darren Sherkat blogs about an eye-opening result in the recently released General Social Survey poll by the University of Chicago's National Opinion Research Center: For the first time, a legitimate scientific...
  • The Master Journalist is on my case

     
    I seem to have somehow gotten crosswise again with The Master Journalist -- my nickname for the self-appointed local media critic whose daily blog that he refuses to call a blog is devoted to summarizing what other people are writing,......
  • Fuel prices fall, but consumer groups want action to reduce oil dependency

     
    Crude oil and retail fuel prices are falling, but not fast enough to please representatives of a broad coalition of consumer groups demanding long-term action to increase fuel efficiency and reduce dependence on fossil fuels. U.S. households will spend...