| Mar 18, 2014
| 4:01 PM
Recently, I received a message from one of my Facebook friends saying, "Thanks bro, I wouldn't have been able to do it without y'all." It was from Sean, one of the boys I mentored as an undergraduate at Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem, N.C., who...
| Jan 29, 2014
| 2:30 AM
Source: Pacific Prime Health Insurance
While birth defects is not a subject parents-to-be are especially keen to discuss, it's vital to open this conversation as early as possible. In the U.S., about 3 percent of babies are born with...
| Jan 26, 2014
| 5:00 AM
A couple of centuries ago, Northern California was a magnet for legions of men, young and old, in search of riches. They had heard that millions could be made by anyone who showed up and worked hard. Some did achieve great wealth, but most left with...
| Jan 17, 2014
More than 100 colleges and universities, including several in California, promised Thursday to try to attract more low-income students by strengthening relationships with high schools and community colleges, increasing access to advisors and offering more...
| Feb 5, 2014
| 11:33 AM
This month all eyes are on Sochi — the Russian resort city on the Black Sea that is hosting the 2014 Winter Olympic Games. As exciting as it is to cheer on the world’s elite athletes competing in this quadrennial event, let’s be honest:...
| Feb 6, 2014
| 11:55 AM
Yury Shadrin and Tian Lu have got the keyboard covered for an upcoming Sundays at Three concert. This husband and wife duo will play music written for piano four hands on Sunday, Feb. 9, at 3 p.m., at Christ Episcopal Church in Columbia.
| Feb 14, 2014
| 3:01 PM
At what point does a cyber-attack become an act of war?
My question is prompted by this week's news that a highly sophisticated malware program called Mask has spent the last six years stealing valuable intelligence from supposedly secure government...
| Feb 16, 2014
When Wallace Stevens moved to Hartford from New York in 1916 to work in the insurance business, he was well-known in poetry circles but not yet acclaimed as one of the greatest poets of the 20th century.
He had been married for seven years to a woman...
| Feb 23, 2014
Are we inherently a musical state?
At the very least, we seem to have always been a state that likes to sing.
During the Colonial and Revolutionary days, we did most of our singing in church. And we took our church singing very seriously....
| Feb 24, 2014
Wesley M. Dixon Jr., a pharmaceutical executive, over the years chaired the boards of leading arts, health and educational institutions in the Chicago area, including the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago.
"Wes was the most important businessperson in...
| Feb 25, 2014
| 2:59 PM
Dr. Robert E. Cooke, a retired Johns Hopkins pediatrician-in-chief who was a founder of the Head Start children's program and a presidential medical adviser, died of heart disease Feb. 2 at his Oak Bluffs home on Martha's Vineyard, Mass. The former...