| Jun 28, 2010
| 7:47 PM
The idea of Oprah Winfrey as a U.S. senator may seem far-fetched to many — among them Rod Blagojevich's one-time chief of staff John Harris.
The former governor, however, was quite serious when he threw out the talk show host's name as a...
| May 7, 2010
| 4:11 PM
The elegance, grace and pirouettes of a ballerina -- who doesn't marvel at how well these artists perform? It certainly looks like a dream job to covet.
Electric images of dancers leaping and twirling don't begin to expose the sweat and strain they...
| Jul 2, 2010
They may not have discovered the fountain of youth, but scientists are beginning to unravel some of the mysteries of living past 100 — specifically, that it's in your genes.
The study, led by Paola Sebastiani and Dr. Thomas Perls of Boston...
| May 16, 2010
The Eyes of Willie McGee
A Tragedy of Race, Sex, and Secrets in the Jim Crow South
Harper: 404 pp., $26.99
In Jim Crow's dark closet, countless skeletons lie moldering and forgotten. For every "cold case" prosecution that brings a doddering...
| May 17, 2010
| 10:36 AM
A stiffening of the aging brain's blood vessels reduces their ability to respond to changes in blood pressure, increasing the risk of falls by as much as 70%, researchers reported Monday.
Although the change in the arteries is only one of many factors...
| Apr 21, 2011
Would adopting the diet our caveman ancestors supposedly ate allow modern-day Americans live longer, healthier lives?
Proponents of the Paleo diet (for Paleolithic) say that meals packed with fresh fruits and vegetables and heavy doses of lean...
| Apr 12, 2011
The Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI), a health advocacy group that has lobbied to ban certain food additives and colorings, has launched a mobile app to help shoppers decipher ingredients.
I asked Dr. Keith-Thomas Ayoob, a pediatric...
| Oct 27, 2010
| 4:22 PM
Steve Martin's "Picasso at the Lapin Agile" is reminiscent of another comical Steve — Allen — and his "Meeting of Minds" some years past. Both are quite entertaining, but ultimately more intellectually stimulating than out-and-out funny....
| Nov 11, 2010
| 7:42 AM
HOW IT GOT ITS NAME: Likely named after Lyme Regis, Dorsetshire, in England. A settler, Matthew Griswold, apparently left England from the port of Lyme Regis.
ORIGINS: Set off from Saybrook in 1665, the town was incorporated in 1855 as South Lyme. The...
| Nov 17, 2010
| 3:15 AM
A desperate five-day search for a missing medical student from Michigan has come to an end after she was found Tuesday evening at a Manhattan YMCA.
Police say Aimee Angle-Zahn, 34, was found in good condition at the West Side YMCA, located on 63rd Street...
| Nov 22, 2010
| 8:19 PM
As a person living with Type 1 diabetes, Angie Hashemi-Rad must prick her fingers and give herself insulin every day to stay alive. But nothing irritates her more than having people mistakenly assume she has Type 2 diabetes — and then suggest she...