| Sep 10, 2013
| 5:12 PM
We often think with our eyes when deciding where to travel.
What will be pretty? What sights will wow us? What will make the best photos?
The only problem with such planning is that we have four other senses too.
A visit to the beach, for example,...
| Aug 22, 2013
| 8:50 AM
Dear Pharmacist: I have trouble with prescribed sleeping pills. They make me do crazy things like sleep walk, eat and wake up family members in the middle of the night "just to chat." What are natural options? — A.A., Superior, Colo.
Dear A.A.: It...
| Aug 21, 2013
They say it's a bad corner.
Pastor Michael Allen hadn't thought of it that way.
In his eight years as pastor of Uptown Baptist Church, Allen has known that the corner of Wilson Avenue and Sheridan Road in Chicago was at the border of rival gang...
| Aug 15, 2013
I'm ticked off at my dentist. My dentist charged me $125 to have my teeth checked and cleaned, with no X-rays. As a longstanding patient, I am irritated that the charges keep going up. I will be looking for another dentist as a result.
I'm ticked off...
| Jul 5, 2013
| 9:36 AM
Warning: The contents of this column may cause runny nose, sneezing and watery eyes. Just thinking about the dust mites, mold and toxins likely lurking in your home is enough to cause gasping and wheezing even if you don't have asthma.
In fact, ever...
| Apr 7, 2011
| 3:06 PM
Late last week, Gov. Rick Scott blindsided tens of thousands of disabled Floridians and their caregivers by signing an executive order to immediately cut their funding.
Yet that very same day, the governor made time for a photo op — for the Special...
| Jul 26, 2010
House dust mites, those microscopic insects we unwittingly sleep with every night, are among the few known causes of asthma and allergic symptoms.
But pesky mites alone can't explain why the prevalence of childhood allergies has risen worldwide over...
| Jan 10, 2011
My son had a play date the other day, and when I picked him up, he was more hyperactive than usual. I quickly saw the reason: he was clutching a package of gummy bears.
While some kids have peanut allergies and others have dairy issues, mine goes bonkers...
| Jul 8, 2011
| 6:33 PM
Backstory: My parents reluctantly left me at home while they went to a relative’s funeral in Ohio because I was after all, 13, and mostly because I had a major test at school that day. They gave me a list of chores to get finished before they came...
| Apr 2, 2012
| 6:03 PM
Joseph Sheppard has an IQ above 130. Ask him about his life or worldview and he'll start drawing connections to cosmology and quantum mechanics. He'll toss around names of great intellectuals -- Nietzsche, Spinoza -- as if they're as culturally relevant...
| Apr 10, 2012
| 7:41 PM
The Muncie Children’s Museum will open its doors for free to help children and parents learn about healthy living and the many resources available in East Central Indiana.
The 13th annual Children’s Health Fair is the only health fair...