| Nov 25, 2014
For $75, the interior designer was supposed to look at my kitchen and help me decide on paint or wallpaper, and how to make the space more efficient.
But first, she proceeded to tell me everything else that needed changing in our house.
"It looks like...
| Nov 26, 2014
| 10:36 AM
In this season when we gather roots from the earth, and fowl from the field, when the slant of the sun drops lower and the light turns molasses, here is the challenge: Be attentive to wonder and wisdom. Stitch the day with blessing. Bow head and whisper,...
| Nov 21, 2014
| 10:37 AM
European regulators have recommended approval for two drugs made by AbbVie to treat hepatitis C, both of which belong to a new generation of medicines that have proved effective in treating the condition that is the most common cause of liver...
| Nov 26, 2014
| 3:18 PM
HARTFORD — Patients and their advocates pleaded with a state panel of doctors Wednesday to expand Connecticut's Medical Marijuana Program to include additional medical conditions beyond those currently allowed by state law.
"Gentlemen, you ought to...
| Nov 16, 2014
| 6:00 AM
The room fell silent for seven minutes as Illinois Rep. Tammy Duckworth upbraided a government contractor.
"Shame on you," the congresswoman scolded Braulio Castillo at an oversight hearing in Washington, D.C., last year, accusing the business owner...
| Nov 20, 2014
| 7:10 PM
Willy Burgdorfer, a Swiss-born researcher who gained international recognition for discovering the bacteria that causes Lyme disease, died Monday of complications of Parkinson's disease in western Montana. He was 89.
A spokesman at the Daly-Leach Chapel...
| Nov 28, 2014
| 11:54 AM
Q: My 4-year-old Australian Shepherd now barks at people on bicycles as they go by the house. She never did this before. What's going on?
A: Certified dog behavior consultant and longtime Australian Shepherd owner Liz Palika says, "That's about the age...
| Sep 15, 2014
| 2:19 PM
More than one-third of adults in the United States are deemed to be obese and double that number are considered overweight in the latest annual report by the Trust for America's Health and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.
Adults having a body mass...
| Nov 17, 2014
Twenty years ago Jeff Baker started a promotional product company in a spare bedroom in his home in Indianapolis.
Today, that business, called Noble, has turned into a privately held multimillion-dollar niche product manufacturing company that takes...
| Sep 25, 2014
| 3:59 PM
To call Mary Ruth Hurley Cullicott a "longtime volunteer" would be an understatement.
Six decades ago, the longtime River Forest resident began volunteering at Misericordia, a nonprofit Chicago agency that provides housing and support services to people...
| Oct 3, 2014
| 6:00 PM
As the days get shorter, our thoughts turn to last year's flu and bronchitis season. The 2013-14 influenza season was particularly tough on the 25-to-64 age group, and experts say we should be prepared for a repeat performance. Is there a way to not...