| Feb 21, 2015
In recent years, the nap has become better accepted — and better studied. According to a Pew Research Center study, one-third of adults in the United States take naps, and more men report napping than women.
Although naps for adults may be gaining...
| Feb 16, 2015
| 1:16 PM
Deerfield High School teacher Brett Schwartz instructs his students in communication and he is a renowned storyteller himself.
Before he was a teacher, Schwartz was a filmmaker. He continues to create movies and his short documentary, "Rare Tea Cellar,"...
| Feb 19, 2015
| 2:36 PM
This is how badly Kevin Reihner wants to play football at Penn State: He's studying Turkish.
It was either that or Swahili.
Something that, when you get to know the Nittany Lions' soon-to-be offensive lineman, seems to fit his style.
"When I broke...
| Feb 18, 2015
| 7:48 AM
Memorizing multiplication tables may be a seminal school experience, among the few that kids today share with their grandparents. But a Stanford University professor says rapid-fire math drills are also the reason so many children fear and despise the...
| Feb 4, 2015
| 6:37 PM
After wading through Penn State's various recruiting rankings Wednesday, James Franklin dropped a notable aside: He's not finished.
"So if anybody knows of anybody out there who wants to get a world-class education, wants to play big-time football,...
| Feb 2, 2015
| 10:55 PM
A former Stanford University swimmer pleaded not guilty Monday to several felony charges of rape and sexual assault.
With his father at his side, Brock Allen Turner, 19, entered his plea in a Palo Alto courthouse. Afterward his attorney, Michael W....
| Feb 2, 2015
| 2:28 PM
Raising the capital gains tax rate or building the Keystone XL pipeline aren't insignificant issues. But they pale compared with the 1960s fights over racial justice, the Vietnam War or whether the federal government should create and manage a national...
| Jan 31, 2015
| 6:39 PM
Carl Djerassi, the chemist widely considered the father of the birth control pill, has died.
Djerrasi died of complications of cancer Friday in his San Francisco home, Stanford University spokesman Dan Stober said. He was 91.
Djerassi, a professor...
| Jan 29, 2015
| 6:41 PM
You might think that after 40 years, the Parkettes Invitational meet might have lost some of its luster for Parkettes Gymnastics co-founder and coach Donna Strauss.
"It's still always very exciting," Strauss said Thursday as she got ready...
| Jan 27, 2015
| 9:16 PM
A former Stanford University swimmer will face several felony charges after prosecutors say he raped a woman as she lay unconscious on campus grounds.
Brock Allen Turner, 19, is expected to be formally charged Wednesday with five felony counts,...
| Jan 26, 2015
| 5:06 PM
With medical marijuana now legal in 23 states — including Illinois — and recreational use permissible in four, parents are finding it increasingly challenging to explain to teens why the drug is harmful.
Despite the push for legalization,...