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  • Yelling at your cat won't solve her litter box issues

    ORLANDO, FLA. -- These questions were answered by experts attending the North American Veterinary Conference here Jan. 18-22. Q: My 4-year-old Siamese cat is an absolute doll, except that she's started defecating in my bathtub or shower, rather than in...
  • Urban schools are still segregated [Commentary]

    Urban schools are still segregated [Commentary]
    "Why do no white kids go to school here?" A 14-year-old ninth-grader asked me this question earlier this semester about the school she attends and where I teach. Smart and genuinely curious, she asked the question without any of that world-weary irony...
  • Apodaca: The needy need a real gift – education

    Every Christmas I take time to remember my parents. They came from vastly different backgrounds: Dad had a hardscrabble upbringing in the dusty Southwest, while Mom was a frail, bookish New York City girl. Yet these opposites forged a partnership that...
  • Wall Street moving in on American Dream

    Wall Street moving in on American Dream
    The new homeowners on your block could be from out of town — Wall Street. After amassing significant rental portfolios elsewhere, deep-pocketed institutional investors are descending on the Chicago area, buying up thousands of single-family homes...
  • Just say 'nein': Talking with Eric Jarosinski about NeinQuarterly

    The very best piece of writing I’ve encountered on Twitter comes from a feed called NeinQuarterly. Here it is: “At Starbucks I order under the name Godot. Then leave.” That’s an almost perfect use of Twitter as a platform:...
  • William C. Stanley, 56, cardiovascular physiologist

    William C. Stanley, 56, cardiovascular physiologist
    William C. Stanley, a cardiovascular physiologist who made connections around the world for his research and loved outdoor exercise, died Oct. 21 in Australia of a heart attack. He was 56. Dr. Stanley lived in Baltimore for about six years —...
  • Stress erodes employee health -- and corporate profits

    On Tuesday I guest-hosted CNBC's "Squawk Box," a program that bills itself as the show that "brings Wall Street to Main Street." As well as discussing Cyprus and a possible euro-crisis, we discussed the growing trend in corporate America of taking steps...
  • '12 Years a Slave' dialect coach Michael Buster speaks up

    '12 Years a Slave' dialect coach Michael Buster speaks up
    "So much of who people are is expressed in their speech," dialect coach Michael Buster said. The master of many accents lent a Southern inflection to two upcoming movies: Fox Searchlight's "12 Years a Slave" and Cinemax's "Quarry." Raised in Minnesota,...
  • Report supporting research funding cites 7 companies begun at UIC

    Report supporting research funding cites 7 companies begun at UIC
    Seven companies that can trace their start back to the University of Illinois at Chicago are highlighted in a report released this morning designed to illustrate the importance of the federal government's investment in university research. The report...
  • Chemistry Nobel puts a welcome spotlight on the theorists

    Chemistry Nobel puts a welcome spotlight on the theorists
    Theoretical chemists are celebrating the Nobel award to a trio of scientists whose groundbreaking research took chemistry out of the test tube and onto the computer chip. The Nobel Prize for Chemistry went to Martin Karplus of Harvard University,...
  • Unusual collaboration at UMES, Salisbury benefits both schools

    Unusual collaboration at UMES, Salisbury benefits both schools
    Martin Ngwa, a student at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore, plans to go into social work after graduation — though his school doesn't offer the major. Thanks to an unusual partnership between UMES, an historically black institution, and...