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  • Book reviews: 'Preaching With Sacred Fire' and 'The Anthology of Rap'

    Book reviews: 'Preaching With Sacred Fire' and 'The Anthology of Rap'
    Preaching With Sacred Fire An Anthology of African American Sermons, 1750 to the Present Edited by Martha Simmons and Frank A. Thomas W.W. Norton: 976 pp., $45 The Anthology of Rap Edited by Adam Bradley and Andrew DuBois Yale University Press:...
  • New Contraception Choices for Women

    New Contraception Choices for Women
    Puzzled by the onslaught of advertising that touts pregnancy prevention along with bonuses like clearer skin and a period-free lifestyle, Jennifer Meyer balked at a birth control pill that would reduce her monthly cycles to just four per year. "It's just...
  • Cultural Ties Keep Some Women from Care

    Cultural Ties Keep Some Women from Care
    Fear and modesty kept Diana Awada of Dearborn, Mich., from getting a mammogram. Four times she made an appointment, and four times she canceled. Getting your breasts checked for signs of cancer wasn't something many women in Awada's Arab-American...
  • Older volunteers do good for schools and for their own health, studies find

    Older volunteers do good for schools and for their own health, studies find
    Three days each week, Frances Gill immerses herself in a third-grade classroom in West Baltimore, usually plopping down next to a small figure working diligently to do a math problem or write a sentence. For 15 hours a week, she helps out at James Mosher...
  • Why Loneliness is Bad for Your Health

    Why Loneliness is Bad for Your Health
    When all is said and done, the best guarantee of a long and healthy life may be the connections you have with other people. John Cacioppo, a neuroscientist at the University of Chicago and coauthor of a new book, "Loneliness: Human Nature and the Need for...
  • A pirate's life for you: Finding the 'arrrrgh' in the Sunshine State

    A pirate's life for you: Finding the 'arrrrgh' in the Sunshine State
    When it comes to pirate awareness, the timeline is clearly divided: Pre-PC, or post-PC. Pirates of the Caribbean, that is. "The explosion of popularity was exponential after that," says Donna Demko, handing out beads in her pirate garb on a sunny...
  • Homestead fruit stand celebrates 50 years

    Homestead fruit stand celebrates 50 years
    Robert is here, and he's been here for more than five decades. Officially established in 1960, the Robert Is Here fruit stand is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year. Robert Moehling, who's been running the stand since he was 6 years old, can still...
  • There's more to like than speed in Daytona Beach

    There's more to like than speed in Daytona Beach
    Daytona Beach, of course, is all about speed. That's obviously the case Sunday, when the flag drops on the Daytona 500. Don't look around for me. As a longtime visitor to Daytona Beach, the last time I ventured anywhere near the Daytona International...
  • Testing could save athletes young and old

    Testing could save athletes young and old
    It's the time of year when school sports start gearing up for fall with two-a-day football practices, afternoon soccer scrimmages and long cross-country runs. Unfortunately, it's also the time of year when we start hearing about young athletes—...
  • Retrace Harrison Ford's footsteps

    For the first time in five years, Lancaster County visitors can see the farm where "Witness" was filmed. They can also see and learn more about other nearby locations with ties to the 1985 movie, which earned Harrison Ford an Academy Award nomination for...
  • A tourist and a participant in Brazil's Carnival

    A tourist and a participant in Brazil's Carnival
    It was near midnight and the rain-drenched streets had already stained my white satin slippers. A Napoleon-style hat, adorned with golden beads and white plumage, was perched precariously atop my head. Stepping delicately in my soggy shoes, I gripped my...