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  • Get The Most Out Of Your Naps

    Get The Most Out Of Your Naps
    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...
  • DHS journalism teacher's film to screen at California film fest

    DHS journalism teacher's film to screen at California film fest
    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,"...
  • Newest Penn State offensive lineman to study .. Turkish?

    Newest Penn State offensive lineman to study .. Turkish?
    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...
  • Slow down: Math prof says timed testing can harm skills

    Slow down: Math prof says timed testing can harm skills
    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...
  • For Penn State, consent decree's repeal means even more scholarships

    For Penn State, consent decree's repeal means even more scholarships
    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,...
  • Former Stanford swimmer pleads not guilty to rape, assault charges

    Former Stanford swimmer pleads not guilty to rape, assault charges
    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....
  • Albert R. Hunt: Voters divided over issues large and small

    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...
  • Carl Djerassi, scientist considered father of birth control pill, dies at 91

    Carl Djerassi, scientist considered father of birth control pill, dies  at 91
    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...
  • Annual Parkettes Invitational gymnastics competition to be held this weekend in Allentown

    Annual Parkettes Invitational gymnastics competition to be held this weekend in Allentown
    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. Not so. "It's still always very exciting," Strauss said Thursday as she got ready...
  • Former Stanford swimmer accused of raping unconscious woman on campus

    Former Stanford swimmer accused of raping unconscious woman on campus
    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,...
  • Parents find 'just say no' talk tougher as pot becomes more mainstream

    Parents find 'just say no' talk tougher as pot becomes more mainstream
    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,...