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  • George Bush's retirement-chief-of-staff

     
    by Mark Silva When the retired President George W. Bush returns to Texas, he'll be taking a fellow Texan with him. Michael E. Meece will serve as chief of staff in the office of George W. Bush, the White House......
  • The science of grumpy old men, voodoo dolls and smart kids

    The science of grumpy old men, voodoo dolls and smart kids
    It is Science day in this space, and we will be taking a look a three recent studies: why men get grumpy after age 70, why parental involvement in a child's education isn't what it's cracked up to be and what makes couples stick pins in voodoo dolls...
  • Where's the refund for my Air France ticket?

    Air France is holding $2,400 of Daniel Jean-Jacques' money for a fully refundable ticket. Why won't it surrender the money? Q: I'm a graduate student at the University of Texas and I was recently awarded a fellowship to conduct research for two months in...
  • Gun legislation failure dismays survivor of Texas mass shooting

    Gun legislation failure dismays survivor of Texas mass shooting
    Irma Garcia pulled back her sweater to show me where the bullet entered her shoulder and spun her around. It then torpedoed through her body and exited near the middle of her back. "I still have problems with it," she said, standing to show me how the...
  • The Wild Child story: 2 musicians walk into a van ...

    The Wild Child story: 2 musicians walk into a van ...
    Alexander Beggins met his future Wild Child bandmate, Kelsey Wilson, a couple of days before they were supposed to go on tour a few years ago as part of the backing band for a Danish musician, Bjarke Bendsten, otherwise known as Migrant. It wasn't...
  • 'Diversity' means more than race

     'Diversity' means more than race
    When the Supreme Court decided to send its latest hot potato of an affirmative action case back to a lower court for further review, civil rights veteran Julian Bond gave me a two-word reaction: "They punted." Translation for non-sports fans: They...
  • Employer-based health insurance plans no longer work

    Employer-based health insurance plans no longer work
    It seems clear that change is coming to the U.S. healthcare system. President-elect Barack Obama wants it. Congress wants it. Even the insurance industry says the time is ripe to do things differently. But not too differently. The idea of doing away with...
  • The Many Types of Skin Cancer

    The Many Types of Skin Cancer
    As a sun lover with a fair complexion and a history of blistering sunburns, I've spent much of the last decade waiting for skin cancer. So when I noticed that a fleshy pink nodule on the side of my head seemed to be growing exponentially, I headed to...
  • Saying 'I do' while still in school

    Saying 'I do' while still in school
    (CNN) -- While most college students are hooking up on the dance floor or checking each other out by scrolling through Facebook profile pictures, a small number of students are doing something really counter-cultural -- they're getting married before they...
  • Down with pants, up with telecommuting

    Down with pants, up with telecommuting
    I hate wearing pants. They’re uncomfortable and restrictive, the waist too snug, the legs too itchy. And they deny people their inalienable right to see my calves, which I consider two of my best features. Yet here I sit. In an office. In pants....
  • Forget Texas, Florida needs to go its own way

    Forget Texas, Florida needs to go its own way
    Gov. Rick Scott's fixation with all things Texas is on the verge of moving from harmless emulation (his signature black cowboy boots embroidered with "45th Governor") to unchecked obsession. Scott has looked to Texas Gov. Rick Perry when formulating...