| Oct 31, 2013
| 3:00 AM
NEW HAVEN, Conn. — Each year, Halloween is a massive operation at Dean Karlan's house, drawing in members of his family, particularly his 13-year-old daughter, Maya.
Maya's enthusiasm for Halloween knows few bounds. She makes her own costumes: a...
| Oct 14, 2013
| 12:36 PM
Is it difficult to push yourself each day to go to a boring job?
If you are looking for a way out, consider how you got there in the first place.
It may be that you chose that boring job over a more interesting one because you didn't think alternative...
| Oct 11, 2013
| 6:36 PM
Mercy Medical Center is parting ways with a midwife group that has worked out of the hospital for years because of rising malpractice insurance costs.
The decision to close Kathleen Slone CNM & Associates, which plans to stop delivering babies in...
| Oct 9, 2013
| 10:52 AM
Scientists have determined when the climates of numerous locations around the world will shift to a new, hotter normal as a result of higher greenhouse gas emissions, according to a study released Wednesday in the journal Nature.
The tropics appear most...
| Oct 6, 2013
His eyes misted up momentarily as he surreptitiously scanned the medical building for a clue to the name. He then shook his head in frustration and looked away, unable to dredge up the words he sought.
Jim Garner, 51, has mild cognitive impairment,...
| Oct 11, 2013
| 7:21 AM
In December 1934 the young American artist Harry Holtzman traveled to France and, uninvited, popped by the studio of Dutch abstract artist Piet Mondrian to introduce himself. Instead of sending him away, Mondrian talked to him, beginning a lifelong...
| Oct 3, 2013
| 3:57 AM
Men with early stage prostate cancer may live longer if they eat a diet rich in heart-healthy nuts, vegetable oils, seeds and avocados, researchers said.
Their analysis of 4,577 men found those who reported eating vegetable fats were less likely to...
| Sep 28, 2013
| 11:14 AM
Dr. Howard F. Raskin, former chief of the gastroenterology department at Maryland General Hospital, died Sept. 17 at Duke University Hospital during surgery to replace a heart valve.
The longtime Owings Mills resident was 87.
"Howard was one of the...
| Sep 27, 2013
| 12:30 PM
On Tuesday I guest-hosted CNBC's "Squawk Box," a program that bills itself as the show that "brings Wall Street to Main Street." As well as discussing Cyprus and a possible euro-crisis, we discussed the growing trend in corporate America of taking steps...
| Sep 2, 2013
Are the ideas on offer to reform America's schools really the best we can come up with?
Texas has embraced reforms, for example, that call for increasing the number of charter schools and eliminating some of the exams required to graduate from high...
| Sep 9, 2013
| 2:42 PM
Earning straight A’s and just one B in high school is right on par with winning two NBA Championships, Miami Heat player Shane Battier told 250 students in Fort Lauderdale Monday.
“That’s something I’m just as proud of,”...