| Oct 29, 2013
| 4:03 PM
A case study in media multitasking
Cody sat hunched over a bowl of Captain Crunch, wearing a blue hoodie. He was hopelessly grouchy in the morning. Both his parents had stopped engaging him in conversation before he left for school.
| Oct 30, 2013
| 7:02 PM
They did it. A Boston Red Sox team that was given up for lost in 2012 came back to win the World Series in six intense and exciting games against the St. Louis Cardinals.
For Red Sox fans, the 2013 season was a gift from the baseball gods, a magical...
| Nov 24, 2013
| 5:00 AM
As the hardiest of shoppers prepare for the annual Black Friday consumption frenzy, many are convinced it's their one shot at a great deal.
But "that's not even close to the truth," said Matthew Ong, senior retail analyst at online personal finance...
| Nov 26, 2013
| 10:20 AM
Nutritionists from the University of Maryland Medical System regularly contribute a guest post to The Baltimore Sun's health blog Picture of Health (baltimoresun.com/pictureofhealth), which is reprinted here. The latest post is from Debra Schulze.
| Nov 26, 2013
Whatever you think about the potential evils of carbohydrates, most people agree that they're tough to kick. Between cookie cravings, the lure of comforting pastas and the discovery that your fruit salad is a carb bonanza, it's no wonder many people throw...
| Dec 5, 2013
| 10:30 AM
"Prisoners," an ambitious drama about two kidnapped children, could be a surprise entry at this year's Oscars. Although the film isn't a lock for major nominations ("12 Years a Slave" and "Gravity" are considered the frontrunners), it's a darkhorse with a...
| May 9, 2013
| 7:41 PM
Over the objections of Los Angeles County mental health officials, a judge Thursday ordered an 86-year-old murder defendant to remain in the government's care and not be released to a family member.
Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge Norman Shapiro...
| Oct 15, 2013
| 4:07 PM
LONDON (Reuters) - Fears of job cuts and "banker bashing" are taking a toll on the health of bank workers of all levels, according to an international study published on Wednesday that follows a trail of burnouts and tragedies in the world of finance....
| Sep 11, 2013
When even a Sonic Boom alarm — very loud and rigged to shake the bed — couldn't wake Terra Ziporyn Snider's teenage daughter for school, the former Wilmette mother knew there had to be a better way.
"My kids suffered hugely. My oldest...
| Sep 30, 2013
| 6:30 AM
DEAR MAYO CLINIC: My 12-year-old daughter goes to bed each night around 10 p.m., but usually can't fall asleep until 1 or 2 in the morning. Is this normal for a "tween," or should I talk to her doctor? What are some things that could cause insomnia in...
| Sep 18, 2013
| 4:19 PM
Ravens wide receiver Torrey Smith broached the topic with Joe Flacco late last week, and he was surprised with the assuredness of the quarterback's response.
Flacco was adamant that he'd play, even if his wife, Dana, went into labor on the day of the...