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  • Steve Franken dies at 80; portrayed rich pal of 'Dobie Gillis'

    Steve Franken, a veteran character actor whose long career included playing the spoiled young millionaire Chatsworth Osborne Jr. on the popular situation comedy "The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis" in the early 1960s, has died. He was 80. Franken died of...
  • Dr. Joyce Brothers dies at 85; popular TV psychologist

    Fame was never her intent, Dr. Joyce Brothers often said. She was not yet 30, new to stay-at-home motherhood and struggling to help her husband stretch his pay as a medical resident when she came up with an ambitious plan: Transform herself into a...
  • PASSINGS: Jozef Glemp, Steven Muller

    Jozef Glemp Polish cardinal Cardinal Jozef Glemp, 83, the head of Poland's influential Roman Catholic church from 1981 to 2004 — a time when it played a historic role in the fight against communism — died Wednesday in Warsaw. Jozef Kloch,...
  • Fruit juices and smoothies: Dangerous for your health?

     Fruit juices and smoothies: Dangerous for your health?
    The marketing for freshly pressed and blended juices promises instant energy, weight loss, a flood of vitamins and minerals — all in a single, portable, gulpable serving. Health-minded consumers seem to have bought the claims — and with...
  • Food forests mimic nature's gardening methods

    Food forests mimic nature's gardening methods
    Few of us associate forests with farming. But some proponents of sustainable agriculture say we can grow food more successfully and with less environmental harm by copying nature's methods for growing plants in the woods. They're advocates of food...
  • Cloning gives second shot to historic trees

    Cloning gives second shot to historic trees
    HACKENSACK, N.J. - The majestic oak that sits on the corner of Cedar Lane and Palisade Avenue in Teaneck, N.J., is headed for the chopping block, but the historic tree may live on, if experts can manage the tricky feat of cloning it. The practice of...
  • Teen dating violence leaves scars, experts say

    Teen dating violence leaves scars, experts say
    Sheela Raja remembers treating a victim of teen dating violence who at first felt too ashamed to talk about the experience. Instead, the victim buried the trauma in alcohol until she finally opened up during therapy. Raja, a licensed clinical...
  • Exercise: Choose your own potential

    Exercise: Choose your own potential
    Long ago I had one of those "choose-your-own adventure" books based on a James Bond movie, and I made bad choices; the poor British spy kept getting consumed in a vat of molten lava, impaled on a bunch of spiky things or became an appetizer for...
  • 'Noble Savages' looks at one anthropologist's life of controversy

    'Noble Savages' looks at one anthropologist's life of controversy
    In 1998, just before Napoleon Chagnon retired from the University of California at Santa Barbara, he signed a contract to write a book about his life as an anthropologist among the Yanomamö people, who live in the forests of Venezuela and Brazil. It...
  • Grocery shopping on an empty stomach leads to dieting disaster

    Grocery shopping on an empty stomach leads to dieting disaster
    Attention dieters: If you want to maximize your chances of success, don’t go to the grocery store on an empty stomach. So says a new JAMA Internal Medicine study from two members of the Cornell University Food and Brand Lab, where researchers...
  • Nelson Algren Short Story Awards: A look back at a rich history

    Nelson Algren Short Story Awards: A look back at a rich history
    An honor like the Nelson Algren Short Story Award can be a boon to a writer. It can give him or her the confidence to slog through rejections and trudge forward with literary endeavors. When we asked former Nelson Algren Award recipients what winning...