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  • Women planning retirement face challenges [Commentary]

    Women planning retirement face challenges  [Commentary]
    The working population is heading toward retirement like lemmings to the edge of the cliff — about 10,000 Americans turn 65 every day. And although that age is no longer the hard and fast stop date it was in the past, it is certainly a watershed...
  • Numerical arguments based on absurd charts

    What's going on here? A recently published chart shows that from 2000 to 2001, the average daily precipitation in Illinois rose slightly, as did per capita consumption of American cheese in the United States. Both rates fell from 2002 to 2003, rose in...
  • Connecticut's Not Going For The Dogs

    Sometimes I feel like I'm the only one in the world who doesn't own a dog. So let me set the record straight. I'm normal. According to the best data available, Connecticut ranks 49th out of 50 states in terms of dog ownership, with only 28.3 percent...
  • You can curb your dog's craving for 'poopsicles'

    Q: What should I do about my dog who, at the age of 8, has suddenly decided that she likes to eat the frozen poop of other dogs? -- B.N., St. Paul, MN A: His entire life, my brother-in-law said he didn't care for lobster. In a weak moment, he recently...
  • Liberal arts: bright future or so yesterday?

    DEAR JOYCE: After graduating from high school, I worked for two years to save a little money and to make sure that I chose the best college major for my future. I was thinking about majoring in the humanities, but engineers and other professional grads...
  • How to estimate remodeling payback

    How to estimate remodeling payback
    Want to increase the value of your house? Add a third bathroom. That's the single attribute, across the spectrum of single-family homes, that has the greatest impact on a home's value, according to an interesting little gizmo that the National...
  • Survey indicates geography impacts pet longevity

    There's no U.S. Centers for Disease Control for Pets. Until recently, veterinarians greatly practiced in a medical bubble, only knowing what they were seeing in their own clinics. With a database of more than 800 hospitals in 43 states, Banfield the Pet...
  • Attachment theory connects just as well for married couple

     Attachment theory connects just as well for married couple
    Sue Johnson is launching a marriage revolution. Her timing couldn't be better. Marriage rates are the lowest in a century, according to the National Center for Family and Marriage Research, almost 60 percent lower than in 1970. Divorce rates, meanwhile,...
  • Colleges shouldn't increase athletic scholarships to include "cost of attendance"

    Playing major college sports borders on a full-time gig. Games, practice and travel. Conditioning, film study and community appearances. Oh, and did someone mention academics? But contrary to what some maintain, scholarship athletes are not modern-day...
  • Household income in Indy $11K lower than national average

    Household income in Indy $11K lower than national average
    The average household income in Indianapolis is $39,015, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. It is below the national average household income of $50,502. "He's working a little extra hours now if he can," said Vinna McKay, an Indianapolis homeowner who...
  • Heart-Healthy Rides

    Just as a prudent owner cares for their car via regular maintenance, tomorrow’s vehicles will be able to care for their drivers by helping them keep track of their medical conditions. ¬†Engineers at Ford are developing a car seat that incorporates a...