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  • Former WESH reporter Lynne Sater has died

     
    Former WESH reporter Lynne Sater died Monday at her home in Oconomowoc, Wis., after a battle with a rare form of cancer. She was 49. She had worked at the NBC affiliate in Orlando from 1988 to 1993 with her husband, Terry Sater. He is an anchor at WISN in...
  • Simple elixir called a 'miracle liquid'

    It's a kitchen degreaser. It's a window cleaner. It kills athlete's foot. Oh, and you can drink it. Sounds like the old "Saturday Night Live" gag for Shimmer, the faux floor polish plugged by Gilda Radner. But the elixir is real. It has been approved...
  • Why is Charlotte Allen so mad at atheists?

    Why is Charlotte Allen so mad at atheists?
    Charlotte Allen is very, very angry with us atheists -- that's the only conclusion that can be drawn from her furious broadside in The Times on May 17. She can't stand us; we're unpopular; we're a problem. What, exactly, is the greatest crime of modern...
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  • Some women removing healthy breasts to prevent recurrence of cancer

    Some women removing healthy breasts to prevent recurrence of cancer
    A small but growing number of women with a type of early breast cancer are choosing to have their healthy breasts removed to prevent the chance of recurrence, according to a new study from the University of Minnesota. The vast majority of women with...
  • More Women Choose Prophylactic Mastectomy

    More Women Choose Prophylactic Mastectomy
    The choice to remove a healthy breast in order to avoid breast cancer is a deeply personal decision that appears to be on the upswing in one group of women, according to a study published today in the journal Cancer. Among women who had cancer in one...
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  • Quick and Sweaty Workouts

    Quick and Sweaty Workouts
    While researching a book on exercise and the brain, John Ratey learned that intense exercise releases a hormone that burns belly fat and adds muscle fibers. So the Harvard Medical School psychiatrist swapped out 40-minute jogging sessions on the treadmill...
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  • Obama's inauguration speech, annotated

    A great speech doesn't speak only to the audience at hand, even if that audience numbers in the billions and engulfs the globe. A great speech also speaks to the past. For a better appreciation of Obama's address, we've highlighted passages in which...
  • Remembering John Wooden: Simple principles, such as honor and family, were his guides

    Remembering John Wooden: Simple principles, such as honor and family, were his guides
    The beloved man everyone called Coach was not an indigenous species in this capital of flummery and celebrity. Like many Californians, John Wooden was an immigrant from the plains of the Midwest. But he had arrived from Indiana at the age of 37 with...