| May 30, 2013
| 9:52 AM
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...
| Oct 30, 2012
| 7:40 AM
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...
| Apr 30, 2012
| 7:48 AM
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...
| Mar 1, 2012
| 9:01 AM
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...
| May 9, 2012
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."
| Jan 22, 2012
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,...
| Nov 9, 2010
| 2:21 PM
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...
| Nov 3, 2010
| 9:32 PM
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...
| Mar 9, 2011
| 4:32 PM
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...
| Mar 12, 2011
| 4:32 PM
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,......
| May 16, 2011
| 4:34 PM
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...