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  • Gift Pick No. 30: Mirena Kim nesting bowls

    Gift Pick No. 30: Mirena Kim nesting bowls
    Culver City artist Mirena Kim says she fell in to pottery out of necessity following a "fruitless search for a simple, unadorned cylinder."   Today, the graphic designer-turned-potter creates economical vessels, building a repertoire of bottles, cups,...
  • How to reduce holiday stress

    How to reduce holiday stress
    The holidays are supposed to serve up plenty of laughter and joy, but for many, it's a stress-filled pressure cooker with a side of chaos. "We take every holiday and pour all our energies and efforts (into it), as if that's the only happy day or only...
  • Worth the trip: Seoul Sassy fried chicken at Crisp

    Worth the trip: Seoul Sassy fried chicken at Crisp
    Crisp 2940 N. Broadway 773-697-7610 Food writers love to compare delicious food to crack cocaine--I've done it at least 50 times myself--but it turns out we had it all wrong. A recent study at Connecticut College demonstrated that lab rats preferred...
  • FDA drug proposal could right a Supreme Court wrong [Commentary]

    The U.S. Food and Drug Administration recently published a draft proposal that would remedy an injury the Supreme Court dealt to generic-drug consumers two years ago in a case known as Pliva v. Mensing. In that decision, the court held that federal...
  • Oxytocin boosts social acuity in children with autism, study indicates

    Oxytocin boosts social acuity in children with autism, study indicates
    Oxytocin, the "cuddle" hormone that makes mothers' milk flow, men faithful to their mates and even tough negotiators more trusting, also makes children with autism more attuned to social cues in others, a new study says. The study found that compared to...
  • Medicare enrollment window closes Saturday

    Medicare enrollment window closes Saturday
    The state's seniors are reaping the benefits from the Affordable Care Act's gradual closing of the Medicare "donut hole" for prescription drug coverage. In Virginia, almost 74,000 residents, age 65 and older, saved more than $61.6 million in 2013 as...
  • The Medicine Cabinet-Ask the Harvard Experts: Hair loss due to chemotherapy, radiation therapy for cancer is usually temporary

    Q: Can hair re-grow after radiation therapy and chemotherapy for brain cancer? What can I do to prevent hair loss? If I do lose my hair, are there any remedies to speed up re-growth? A: Hair loss can be a distressing side effect of chemotherapy and...
  • Pay attention to those aching feet to protect your mobility

    You're not alone if you've developed pain in your feet since the temperatures outside have dropped. "Colder weather makes you realize there's a problem," says Dr. Jim Ioli, assistant professor of orthopedic surgery at Harvard Medical School. "You're no...
  • Explore Medicare choices as you approach 65

    These days, turning 65 doesn't have to mean hanging up your career, but it does represent one big milestone: Medicare eligibility. In most cases, signing up for Medicare Part A is a no-brainer. This coverage pays for in-patient care in the hospital....
  • Vodka concoction may work for odor, itchy rash

    Vodka concoction may work for odor, itchy rash
    Q: You had a question from a woman suffering with a rash under her breasts, and I would like to offer my solution: vodka! I make a spray of half vodka, half distilled water and a few drops of orange essential oil. I use the spray as a deodorant, but I...
  • Sweating off the sadness

    Sweating off the sadness
    Those who aren't depressed sometimes wonder why those who are won't just snap out of it. However, depression is a serious illness that comes in many forms and is caused by a combination of genetic, environmental, biological and psychological factors....