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  • Superstorm Sandy recovery continues as Memorial Day nears

    Superstorm Sandy recovery continues as Memorial Day nears
    It was finally starting to feel a little bit like summer, and Crystal de Jesus wanted to spend her day off relaxing at the beach. But after a long bus ride to the Rockaways, she was dismayed to find bulldozers noisily pushing sand on the beach, the...
  • On Memorial Day weekend, old poem beautifully captures horrors of war

     On Memorial Day weekend, old poem beautifully captures horrors of war
    I don't want to appear disloyal to the American charcoal, meat and beer industries, but Memorial Day isn't only for grilling and drinking. And it's not only for empty politics from empty political suits. Relaxing and having fun are part of a three-day...
  • Susan Abrams, The CEO of tolerance

    Susan Abrams, The CEO of tolerance
    Two weeks ago, a white supremacist opened fire outside of the Jewish Community Center and at an assisted living facility in Overland Park, Kan. He is charged with murdering three people. After his arrest, he yelled "Heil Hitler" from inside a squad car....
  • Losing weight: Tempting foods promise a reward they can't deliver

    Losing weight: Tempting foods promise a reward they can't deliver
    Picture potato chips or chocolate — or any food you feel you can't resist. Chances are, your brain associates this food with a promise of happiness, says Kelly McGonigal, psychology instructor at Stanford University. But foods we have little control...
  • Overweight teens more likely to be rejected by thin peers, study says

    Overweight teens more likely to be rejected by thin peers, study says
    Overweight adolescents are indifferent about the weight of their friends, but not so the thin peers, who are more likely to choose friends whose weight status is like their own, researchers looking at teenagers' social networks say. The role of...
  • Obamacare lightens load for cancer patients

     Obamacare lightens load for cancer patients
    Fiona O'Connell is familiar with the working person's health care nightmare — the one where you get too sick to work, and then you lose your job, and then you have no insurance to pay for the treatment you need. O'Connell lived that nightmare, and...
  • Leslie Jamison connects with 'The Empathy Exams'

    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...
  • Observing the 70th anniversary of D-Day, June 6, from near and far

    June 6 is the 70th anniversary of the D-Day invasion, marking the beginning of the liberation of Europe and the end of World War II. People around the world will gather at museums and memorials to commemorate the bravery and sacrifice of the 175,000...
  • Ann Brashares talks dystopia and her new YA novel 'The Here and Now'

    Ann Brashares talks dystopia and her new YA novel 'The Here and Now'
    Over a decade ago, Ann Brashares wrote the first book of a series about four friends who form a sisterhood while sharing a pair of old jeans over a summer. "The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants" achieved international acclaim and led to the "Sisterhood"...
  • Nancy Fink, Navy commander

    Nancy Fink, Navy commander
    As commanding officer of Navy Recruiting District Chicago, Cmdr. Nancy Fink figures to have a busy Memorial Day weekend. She, her children and any members of her Brownie troop who wish to attend will participate in two Libertyville events, including a...
  • Daughter's BFF is moving away

    Daughter's BFF is moving away
    Your 10-year-old daughter's BFF is moving away. How do you help her cope? Parent advice From our panel of staff contributors Promise her a trip to visit the BFF if they remain in regular contact for a year. Tell her you'll let her pick out...