| Jan 17, 2015
| 6:00 AM
Where I grew up in New York City, every corner bodega seemed to keep the same mysterious cookies by the register. They looked like oversized, homemade Fig Newtons and sat in short stacks above the name-brand candy, encased in plastic wrap and devoid of...
| Feb 7, 2015
| 9:00 PM
Securing RR crossings
A commuter train crashes into an SUV in New York — another tragic railroad-crossing accident with fatalities. We must prevent vehicles from entering the crossing after it has been activated.
The crashes will continue...
| Jan 29, 2015
| 1:34 PM
If you're looking to become healthier, be more creative, or to put a child in an enrichment activity, the Manchester Neighborhood Academy has all you need this spring. The organization is offering free classes in the areas of youth development, civic...
| Jan 28, 2015
| 3:10 PM
Unlike most college graduates searching for their first jobs, Kendra Senn is already closing deals with company executives to create and manage corporate wellness programs.
The 23-year-old entrepreneur is helping employees take charge of their health...
| Jan 8, 2015
| 6:46 AM
James McWilliams is a hard guy to figure out.
For more than five years, he's been cranking out contrarian essays that take aim at sustainable food's sacred cows: pastured livestock, organic produce, local food and, yes, even farmers markets.
| Oct 1, 2014
| 6:30 PM
Seaweed asserts its umami magic in this beautiful noodle-edamame salad recipe. Several types of dried seaweed are available in natural foods markets -- arame and dulse (sometimes called "sea vegetables") are two of the most common. Snipped pieces of...
| Dec 29, 2014
| 7:40 AM
I just returned from Naturally Well by the Sea (naturallywellbythesea.com), a wellness and weight-loss retreat on the oceanfront in Pompano Beach, Fla. I ate wonderful organic food, took some exercise classes, listened to lectures on health and nutrition,...
| Aug 13, 2014
Cooking schools and classes are listed in alphabetical order by category; general classes are listed by geographic area. Fees are listed when given. Inclusion does not imply endorsement by the Tribune. NEW signifies that this is the first time the class...
| Oct 17, 2014
| 2:12 PM
A second-grader's reputation for being a picky eater is crumbling like a sugar cookie at Anne M. Jeans School in Willowbrook.
On Friday, 7-year-old Jamarcus Spencer devoured an organic hot dog that is on the menu because the school is working to provide...
| Nov 28, 2014
| 2:44 PM
They meld into the workout scene on the second floor of the Newport News YMCA, distinguished only by their wristbands. One tackles the treadmill, a few are on the elliptical trainers and others sweat it out on the rowing machine and stationary bikes....
| Dec 31, 2014
| 5:50 AM
More than half of Americans say they already have enough information at restaurants to decide whether they are making a healthy purchase. But they want even more.
According to an Associated Press-GfK poll conducted in December, most Americans favor...