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  • Vaddey Ratner's novel brings new perspective on the Cambodian killing fields

    Vaddey Ratner's novel brings new perspective on the Cambodian killing fields
    Vaddey Ratner didn't expect much when she first took on the project of writing a novel about a young Cambodian girl and her family who are forced into the countryside by the Khmer Rouge as part of the communist group's program of genocide that began in...
  • China poised to surpass U.S. on business travel spending by 2016

    For years Americans have led the world in business travel spending. That is about to change. With China's economy surging, business travel spending from the world's most populous country is expected to jump 14% in 2013 and 17% next year, according to...
  • Dr. Wilmot C. Ball Jr.

    Dr. Wilmot C. Ball Jr.
    Dr. Wilmot C. Ball Jr., former head of the division of respiratory diseases at the Johns Hopkins Hospital, died Oct. 12 of complications from dementia at the Edenwald retirement community. He was 85. The son of a Bell Laboratories electrical engineer and...
  • Beat weight worries: Strike an energy balance

    If you take in less energy than your body requires, you lose weight; when you take in more than you need, you gain weight. When your energy is in perfect balance, you maintain your weight. It seems so easy, but two out of three adults are overweight or...
  • When it comes to weight loss, bad habits die hard

    When it comes to weight loss, bad habits die hard
    On a recent doctor's visit, a compelling health video was looping in the reception room. It incorporated many of the accepted rules for achieving a healthy weight. The motivational video, tailored to the doctor's clientele, illustrated simple ways to...
  • Review: 'Full Fathom Five' by Gordon Chaplin

    Review: 'Full Fathom Five' by Gordon Chaplin
    To many readers, environmental stories are dead on arrival. They lack human characters, the thinking goes, and they're predictable: a creature or ecosystem is gravely damaged by humanity's greed. So maybe it's best not to bill "Full Fathom Five: Ocean...
  • Do 'jokesters' distort research on gay youth?

    Do 'jokesters' distort research on gay youth?
    A controversial new study argues that a host of research on gay, lesbian and bisexual teenagers could be based on faulty data because of confused teens and “jokesters” who later said they were straight. The report focuses on the National...
  • Supreme Court halts Utah gay marriages, signaling cautious approach

    WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court ordered a halt to same-sex marriages in Utah on Monday, sending a go-slow signal as it suspended a federal district judge's decision that gays and lesbians have a constitutional right to marry. The terse order came...
  • FAMU committee recommends 2 candidates for presidential post

    FAMU committee recommends  2 candidates for presidential post
    Two people will be interviewed by FAMU's board of trustees on Wednesday in hopes of becoming president of Florida's only public, historically black university. The presidential search committee for Florida A&M University decided Monday to recommend...
  • Playing youth sports contributes to long-term health

    Playing youth sports contributes to long-term health
    Playing a sport in high school may have health benefits well beyond graduation, a new study found. Those who played varsity sports were found to remain active decades later, and that resulted in better health and improved mental well being as a senior,...
  • Cooking gives tweens an outlet of control

    Cooking gives tweens an outlet of control
    At their annual shareholder’s meeting last May, McDonald’s CEO Don Thompson got a mouthful of criticism from 9-year-old Hannah Robertson who blamed the fast-food giant honcho for getting kids sick with food that isn’t good for them. Ah&...