| Feb 6, 2015
| 1:26 PM
As the United States moves to reestablish relations with Cuba, it should take the opportunity to reevaluate another relic of the Cold War: its anachronistic policies on admitting refugees and asylum seekers.
Preference is still given to Cubans because...
| Jan 27, 2015
| 3:51 PM
When it comes to getting advice from the elderly, gerontologist Karl Pillemer has done his research. As professor of human development at Cornell University, he created The Legacy Project in 2004, devoted to seeking practical advice from thousands of...
| Dec 29, 2014
Food forecasters and culinary prognosticators have spoken.
Bored by too-sweet eats? Sour foods — pickled and fermented — are moving onto the plate to save our tastebuds in 2015, says J. Walter Thompson, the marketing communication folks....
| Dec 7, 2014
| 9:40 AM
Of all the activities he is involved with at Andrew High School in Tinley Park, Travis Christner’s favorite, by far, is helping his peers.
That’s saying a lot, because the junior is involved with a long list of activities.
He is on the...
| Dec 15, 2014
| 8:15 PM
Los Angeles gets 88% of its water from three major aqueducts, flowing from the Colorado River, Owens Valley and the Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta.
But as they make their way into the region, the aqueducts cross the San Andreas fault a total of 32...
| Dec 18, 2014
| 5:27 PM
Here's a radical idea: Let the people decide.
Since the release of the Senate Intelligence Committee report on torture last week, we have been treated to a predictable barrage of overheated hyperbole. The left says the CIA program was utterly...
| Dec 19, 2014
| 12:03 PM
Steve Leveen built his business on the benefits of reading. Delray Beach-based Levenger sells products for readers and writers.
So friends and colleagues are not surprised that in 2015 Leveen will be hitting the books in a more formal way — at...
| Dec 23, 2014
It might have appeared to be an early holiday present when almost 300 prospective Johns Hopkins University students previously denied early admission or deferred for later consideration recently received an email welcoming them to the fold.
| Dec 8, 2014
| 12:08 PM
Tipping a service person is illogical if you stop to think about it. Why would rational people voluntarily pay more for a service than they must?
Tipping is not as rampant in other countries as it is in the United States. And besides, who carries cash...
| Dec 12, 2014
| 8:57 AM
PHILADELPHIA — University of Pennsylvania president Amy Gutmann has become the second Pennsylvania college president in a week to face criticism for participating in "die-in" protests held by students.
Gutmann lay on the floor with student...
| Dec 13, 2014
| 4:04 PM
Frances Koons had a good wakeup call Saturday morning to get her going for the USA Track and Field Club Cross Country Championships.
Her younger sister, Anne, due with her first child, was having labor pains. Koons, a former PIAA Class 3A track and...