| Oct 15, 2013
| 10:03 AM
Harold Norris, professor emeritus of The Detroit College of Law (now MSU College of Law), educator, champion of civil rights, lawyer, scholar, author, statesman and poet, died Oct. 14, 2013.
One of Michigan's most celebrated advocates of civil liberties,...
| Oct 15, 2013
| 7:06 PM
Chemist Malcolm Renfrew never imagined that his work would one day become synonymous with the nonstick frying pan. As a young man in the 1930s he dreamed of acting and joined a traveling tent show.
The tent, however, burned down, which sent Renfrew back...
| Oct 18, 2013
Among the more difficult money challenges in life is knowing when to persuade an aging parent to hand over his or her checkbook — or, if you're the one in your golden years, when to ask for help managing your finances.
Like seniors surrendering car...
| Sep 8, 2013
| 7:40 PM
Credited with reenergizing and modernizing the nation's oldest and largest civil rights organization, NAACP president Benjamin Jealous announced Sunday he will step down from his position at the end of the year.
In a statement, Jealous said he wanted to...
| Oct 17, 2013
| 1:34 PM
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Women who walk with flat feet are 50 percent more likely than those with normal or high arches to have low back pain, a new study suggests.
"The key takeaway from the study is that if women have low back pain, it may not be...
| Sep 9, 2013
| 2:00 PM
Many people today are looking for a healthier lifestyle, and that includes eating products that are being touted, rightly or wrongly, as healthy: for instance, acai berries, Pom Wonderful and gluten-free foods.
The phrase "gluten-free" is showing up...
| Sep 17, 2013
| 4:51 PM
When Steve Hofstetter joined Hunter College High School's Improv club, his interest was otherwise occupied.
By a pretty girl, to be exact.
Two weeks later, she quit — but he didn't follow.
"I was hooked," said Hofstetter, 34, who will take the...
| Oct 1, 2013
| 8:28 AM
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Young women using hormone-based contraceptives, including the Pill, were no more likely to be depressed than other women in a new U.S. study.
In fact, the women in their 20s and 30s on hormonal contraceptives had fewer...
| Sep 24, 2013
| 8:48 PM
A physician who has created a new model for providing health care to those who can least afford it.
A novelist who takes readers into the swampy backwaters of the Everglades.
An astrophysicist who searches for other planets — and finds them....
| Sep 24, 2013
Ted Cruz is no Joe McCarthy, as so many liberals bizarrely claim. But he might be the conservative Barack Obama.
It says something about today's political climate that both liberals and conservatives may find that latter comparison more offensive....
| Sep 29, 2013
| 3:29 PM
Senator Eleanor Sobel has dedicated her life to serving her community. She is a teacher, wife, mother, community activist, business woman, and consummate public servant. Sen. Sobel has served as a Hollywood City Commissioner, State Representative,...