| Mar 19, 2014
| 7:19 PM
Perhaps without realizing it, former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice demonstrated the value of some advice she gave students at Judson University in Elgin on Wednesday when she took a few minutes to speak Russian with a student from Ukraine at a...
| Apr 23, 2014
| 10:00 PM
Letters to the editor from Highland Park, Mundelein, Libertyville, Lake Bluff and Lake Forest.
Painting in retirement
Tribune columnist Barbara Brotman recently wrote "Taking up painting not just for ex-presidents; Many come or return to the easel...
| Apr 16, 2014
| 3:42 PM
Free samples of prescription drugs may seem like a great deal for patients. But even when doctors think they’re doing patients a favor by handing out the freebies, the real beneficiaries are the drug manufacturers, according to new research in the...
| Apr 25, 2014
| 5:00 PM
Far older than most of the regulars at his weekly South Bay swing-dancing class, the World War II veteran invariably shuffles in, sidles up to his instructor and unwittingly gives voice to a scientific truth: "I'm here for my anti-aging therapy and...
| Apr 4, 2014
| 5:00 PM
Each time health psychologist Kelly McGonigal teaches her Science of Willpower class, she asks students to select a willpower challenge to focus on during the 10-week course. Though students' goals are diverse — kicking nicotine or getting out of...
| Apr 17, 2014
| 7:19 AM
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2nd Story is a collective of story-makers and story-lovers working together to build community through the power of storytelling. They host story-sharing experiences in Chicago and beyond, in the form of both...
| Mar 26, 2014
| 3:05 PM
Murray Weidenbaum taught students at Washington University in St. Louis and presidents in the White House that government should get out of the way and let people and businesses work as hard as they can to achieve as much as they can.
| Apr 30, 2014
| 9:20 PM
Jahmia Edwards cried when she opened the letter saying she'd been admitted to UCLA, the college she'd dreamed of attending since childhood.
The 18 year-old senior at Alliance William & Carol Ouchi High School in South Los Angeles quickly dismissed UC...
| May 6, 2014
| 7:09 PM
Stanford University announced Tuesday that it would join the growing cadre of U.S. campuses moving to sell off its investments in fossil fuel companies because of concerns about climate change.
The Stanford Board of Trustees approved a resolution...
| May 9, 2014
| 9:40 PM
President Obama capped a weeklong focus on climate change with a push for greater energy efficiency, a pitch particularly attuned to reaching two groups: big-dollar donors in the green movement and activists once inspired by his 2008 ambition to heal...
| May 3, 2014
| 4:22 PM
Ah, commencement season, time for pomp, circumstance and controversy.
Former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice has become the latest public figure embroiled in a commencement spat, announcing Saturday that she would not give the graduation address...