| Aug 5, 2010
| 1:56 PM
Melanie Vanlandingham couldn't help but notice the neon green bikes around Minneapolis when she visited the Twin Cities last week.
The landscape architect hadn't brought her bike from her home in Dallas, so she hopped on one of about 500 rental bikes...
| Aug 7, 2010
| 10:03 AM
My name is Griffin Fillipitch. I'm 18, recently graduated high school and will be attending the University of Minnesota in one month. This is my fourth Lollapalooza.
In a way, every festival (and especially this one) is a chore, or if you're feeling more...
| Aug 9, 2010
| 9:33 AM
My name is Griffin Fillipitch. I'm 18, recently graduated high school and will be attending University of Minnesota in the fall. This is my fourth Lollapalooza.
Sunday is when every part of Lolla verges on becoming too much of a good thing. Ambition of...
| Aug 10, 2010
| 8:04 PM
As you were picking up the Aug. 4 edition of the Daily Pilot to read with your morning coffee, I was on a Delta Air Lines flight to Minneapolis via a connection in Salt Lake City. It was one of my three trips in 2010 to visit my older brother, LeRoy,...
| Aug 13, 2010
Three years ago, Amy Leyden took her 10-year-old son, Luke, on a vacation to Oregon. Her back hasn't been the same since.
In a furious game of touch football, Leyden made a spectacular catch but landed flat on her back. That night, she slept on a friend'...
| Feb 19, 2010
I've seen some wild contraptions in my day, but the University of Minnesota might have the cutest. It has a "Bod Pod," a giant egg in which you sit to get your body fat measured.
The $50,000 machine, one of only three in the state, uses something...
| Feb 9, 2010
Sugar-sweetened sodas - with their high-glycemic load eliciting natural suspicion - have been linked with varying degrees of success to an increased risk of pancreatic cancer. So scientists have been trying to clarify the precise nature and size of that...
| Mar 12, 2010
Most everyone plays mindlessly with their hair from time to time. But for some people it becomes such an uncontrollable compulsion that they end up with bald patches or eyebrows plucked bare.
If it's any comfort, animals too suffer from "grooming...
| Mar 22, 2010
Whole grains: they may not make you grow taller, create a fashion statement, or keep the IRS from knocking on your door. However, when it comes to nutrition, they are the foundation, the building blocks, of a healthy diet. But recently it seems many young...
| Jun 14, 2010
Parents play a key role in shaping young eating habits and attitudes about food, nutritionists say. But, too often, they're sending mixed signals.
There's the mom who demands that her kids eat breakfast, then skips the meal herself. There's the dad who...
| Jun 16, 2009
Hear the word fiber and you probably think of bran cereal. And you probably have the vague sense that you should be eating more of it. So maybe you've purchased packaged foods--not just cold cereal but also breakfast bars, drink mixes, and yogurt--touting...