| May 13, 2014
| 2:30 AM
BIRTHDAY GAL: Actress Debby Ryan was born in Huntsville, Ala., today in 1993. This birthday gal has starred in the title role of the series "Jessie" since 2011. She also played Bailey on "The Suite Life on Deck" and has appeared on episodes of "The...
| Apr 25, 2014
| 6:00 PM
QUITO, Ecuador — As the four-car train rolls through the clouds and begins its descent of the Andes, Bette Bleeker has a practical concern.
"I hope someone checked the brakes," the Chicago resident asks.
It's a fair question, given the 1,755-...
| Apr 6, 2014
Bernard McCullough grew up above an Englewood church and then worked as a fry cook while honing his comedy act at night. Decades later, after hitting it big in nightclubs, television and movies, Bernie Mac wanted to give back.
He founded a small charity...
| May 11, 2014
If you're feeling the need for a getaway either on or after Mother's Day, may we suggest the following as ideal for some downtime with a beloved, a group of girlfriends, alone or with the kids?
Heritage House Resort, Little River, Calif.
| May 24, 2014
| 10:34 AM
Billy Winters was 4 months old and living with his mother in Orlando in 1944 when his fighter-pilot dad was killed in France, shot down by Nazi gunners.
Until last year, Winters knew little of the 27-year-old aviator.
Now, 70 years later, Winters is...
| Apr 11, 2014
| 9:44 AM
Our adventure began at 7:37 a.m. on a Saturday.
"Good morning, everyone!" said Capt. Alex, a fit, blue-eyed father of four who has made his career on the river.
"Good morning!" came the surprisingly chipper early morning reply from my fellow...
| Apr 3, 2014
| 2:20 PM
The Royal Society for the Arts recently released a brilliant little animation based on a lecture by Dr. Brené Brown in which she differentiates between empathy and sympathy. In this animation, a sad fox is at the bottom of a deep, dark hole. An empathetic...
| Mar 20, 2014
| 2:30 AM
Q: I grew up with five other siblings, but after Dad died, our weak relationships went from bad to worse. To this day, two of my siblings and I get along fine. We've admitted to the pain we caused each other and asked for forgiveness. My relationships...
| May 6, 2014
| 10:11 AM
When we want to relax, we head to the beach and do nothing. When we want culture, we travel to a new country and dive into museums, neighborhoods and restaurants. The former is relaxing. The latter is enriching and memorable but the source of an...
| May 23, 2014
| 5:00 PM
Humans are sweaty. With more than 2.5 million sweat glands distributed across the surface of our skin, we sweat more profusely than any other animal. Though the average person produces about 2 cups of sweat per day, this amount can increase to about 3...
| Mar 27, 2014
| 2:30 AM
A Facebook friend recently posted a question about the meaning behind the Jewish tradition of placing stones on graves. Andrew is both a sculptor and a carver of memorials, so perhaps his question arises not only from professional curiosity but also...