| Apr 5, 2012
| 2:11 PM
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Among women trying to get pregnant, moderate exercise is tied to more success, according to a new study. However, with exception of overweight and obese women, women who exercise vigorously take a longer time to conceive....
| Apr 25, 2012
| 7:29 PM
Jim Keenan wasn't particularly alarmed by a small blister that developed on his heel. Five days later, the 62-year-old's foot was so seriously infected doctors feared they might need to amputate his lower leg.
Keenan, who also has Type 2 diabetes,...
| Nov 28, 2011
| 11:53 AM
There are lots of good reasons parents avoid taking their kids to nice restaurants, including tight budgets, cranky behavior (all around) and a lack of healthy kids meal options. There’s not much restaurateurs can do about the first two issues, but...
| Aug 25, 2011
| 4:09 PM
We love tomato season.
Even though our potted plants aren't yielding much yet, a generous friend with front AND backyard gardens in Albany Park has been keeping us well supplied with all the kale and, now, heirloom tomatoes a gal could want.
| Aug 25, 2012
The year Disney World opened, 5-year-old Kevin Goodman visited the Magic Kingdom for the first time. That was 1971 and he has vacationed there at least once a year ever since.
He really does love the place.
For about 30 years Kevin, his mother and his...
| Apr 10, 2011
Revolutions are still televised, but they get Tumblr'd, tweeted and YouTubed ﬁrst. This one started last summer when music micro-bloggers began deifying a pack of nine skateboarding, freewheeling teenaged rap vandals from Los Angeles. Full name:...
| Apr 1, 2012
| 4:52 PM
While adults continue the emotional debate over the circumstances of Trayvon Martin's death, kids are listening and asking questions of their own.
Across Central Florida, conversations about racism, stereotypes and Florida's "stand your ground" law are...
| Oct 30, 2010
Not a short story, not quite a novella — wasn't that a Britney Spears song? — the oxymoronic long short story is an underemployed literary form. (For argument's sake, let's say the long short story ranges from 30 to 60 pages.) F. Scott...
| Oct 28, 2010
The clash between science and faith is a subject that bestselling author Sena Jeter Naslund returns to in her new novel "Adam & Eve," but, unlike her previous books "Ahab's Wife" and "Abundance," her latest demands a suspension of disbelief that is...
| Mar 6, 2011
International fame just doesn't happen to many classical composers. But when it does, it can strike like a runaway train.
Consider Thomas Adès. Hailed in his 20s as the heir to Benjamin Britten and more recently by the New York Times as maybe "the most...
| Oct 2, 2011
Rico Lebrun was probably the most famous Modern American artist working in Los Angeles in the decade following World War II. Yet, when the J. Paul Getty Museum opened "Crosscurrents in L.A. Painting and Sculpture, 1950-1970" on Saturday, kicking off the...