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  • Christmas in the Amazon, brought to you by Jeff Revels

    Christmas in the Amazon, brought to you by Jeff Revels
    On Dec. 25, 5,000 actors, dancers, singers and other performers will gather in the middle of the Amazon to celebrate Christmas by watching fireworks, acrobatics and zip-lining angels — all set to a full-size orchestra. More than 100,000 people...
  • 'Hector' wastes a lot of travel time in 'the Search for Happiness'

    Somehow, the culture has twisted the hunt for happiness into a need to travel ... the world. Maybe that's just Hollywood shorthand, but every Walter Mitty seems to think that "the answer" lies in an effort to "Eat, Pray, Love" your way through a lot of...
  • The many ways dieters can sabotage their efforts to lose weight

    The many ways dieters can sabotage their efforts to lose weight
    With two-thirds of American adults considered overweight, a lot of people are trying to shed pounds. It can be a challenging journey, and many folks find that they get tripped up by a major obstacle: themselves. Here are some common ways dieters...
  • The serious side of 'The Simpsons' and 'Seinfeld'

    The serious side of 'The Simpsons' and 'Seinfeld'
    Twenty-five years ago — in 1989, to save you the math — two situation comedies premiered, each destined to become American institutions, even as each regarded American institutions with a jaundiced and ironic eye. One was a cartoon, set in a...
  • U.S. firms' optimism on China ebbs, wary of local rivals: survey

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. companies are increasingly less optimistic about the business outlook in China, and see growing competition from local rivals who get preferential treatment as a key challenge, a survey showed on Friday. A US-China Business...
  • You're more likely to try again if the setback was your fault

    NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - If at first you don't succeed, and you think you can control the outcome next time, you're more likely to persist, suggests a new study. Using brain scans, researchers found different brain areas activated in response to a...
  • Football | Carmel showing reasons for optimism

    Football | Carmel showing reasons for optimism
    Carmel, Lake Zurich and Mundelein all hoped to have better records as the midway point of the season draws near. In the case of the Corsairs, there is plenty of reason for optimism even if a 2-2 mark isn't their ideal scenario. Friday's performance...
  • Money talks: Obamacare initiative makes headway in Republican states

    HARRISBURG Pennsylvania (Reuters) - President Barack Obama's plan to extend health coverage to millions of poor Americans remains highly contentious, yet it is gaining momentum among several initially reluctant states where financial pragmatism is...
  • UCLA football: Pac-12 games could end up on DirecTV

    UCLA football: Pac-12 games could end up on DirecTV
    TEMPE, Ariz. — Pac-12 fans might actually have a glimmer of hope. The Pac-12 Networks could yet end up on DirecTV, as Commissioner Larry Scott again expressed optimism. This time, though, it wasn't entirely based on winning a tug-of-war with the...
  • Containment-plus: Obama's real Syria strategy

    Containment-plus: Obama's real Syria strategy
    WASHINGTON — Late, hesitant and reluctant as he is, President Barack Obama has begun effecting a workable strategy against the Islamic State. True, he's been driven there by public opinion. Does anyone imagine that without the broadcast beheadings...
  • Ruth Bader Ginsburg, the irreplaceable Supreme Court justice

    Ruth Bader Ginsburg, the irreplaceable Supreme Court justice
    To the editor: I find the debate about Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg more than fascinating, and I understand those who would have her retire so that President Obama may pick her replacement. ("Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg signals she has no...