| Aug 7, 2013
| 8:06 AM
One thing about the Disney princesses is that the franchise is so successful there is no shortage of copycats, wannabes and satirical takes.
I can only guess Disney has come to expect this sort of thing.
So I doubt there's been much sleep lost in...
| Jun 13, 2013
| 4:33 PM
Throughout its 13 seasons over eight years, Intervention has seemed like one of those shows that will just always be around. Every so often it comes in with a new batch of episodes depicting the harrowing journeys of addicts desperate to get clean and...
| Jul 27, 2013
| 6:38 PM
"Al" Anderson has 17 more months in the Somerset County Jail until he is free. He is a little over halfway in his sentence.
Anderson is serving a 30-60 month sentence for a crime that he said he must have done while drunk because he cannot...
| Jul 18, 2013
| 5:33 PM
Just in time for the summer cocktail season, there's a research finding that offers a new recipe for excessive alcohol consumption. Let's call this cocktail a Tension Burner and ask the barman to go easy on the dopamine. First ingredient: stress hormones;...
| Aug 6, 2013
| 7:19 AM
A Chicago man who had been accused of throwing a fire extinguisher off an Elgin parking garage, striking and killing a homeless man, has been acquitted of first-degree murder charges.
A Kane County jury deliberated more than two hours before returning...
| Aug 8, 2013
| 4:22 PM
Covering Lindsay Lohan’s ongoing legal troubles and recent (court-ordered) trip to rehab have become sport for gossip rags.
But one headline we didn’t expect to see: news that the troubled actress got into a tiff with renowned soul-funk...
| Jul 2, 2013
| 4:32 PM
After last night's memorial gathering in Rogers Park for Jim Nayder, who died at 59 last Friday, I heard from a reader in Frankfort who responding to the news: I just learned of Jim Nayder’s passing this morning and I'm......
| Aug 6, 2013
| 1:07 PM
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Despite fears that exposure therapy for posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) would worsen alcoholism, a new study found that doctors can safely treat both conditions at the same time.
Researchers found that people with PTSD...
| Apr 15, 2013
| 12:45 PM
Remember that Jamie Foxx song "Blame It (On the Alcohol)"? If not, perhaps it’s just as well, because scientists say that even the taste of beer (without the intoxicating effects of alcohol) can trigger that flow of striatal dopamine in the brain....
| Jul 30, 2013
Is failure not an option? Are you always trying to be perfect? According to therapist Ann Smith, author of "Overcoming Perfectionism: Finding the Key to Balance & Self-Acceptance," the need to be perfect can be both physically and emotionally damaging....
| Jun 28, 2013
| 4:32 PM
Posted at 1 p.m. I've just gotten the sad news that my longtime friend Jim Nayder, former program director of WBEZ-FM 91.5 and host of NPR's "The Annoying Music Show" has died at age 59. More details later. UPDATE --......