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  • Managing the Modern-Day Pull of Technology

    Managing the Modern-Day Pull of Technology
    We all remember this brutally honest blog post, by Jennifer Meer, a contributor to the Huffington Post, called "Distracted Living".  This West Hartford mother admits to responding to a "ping" on her computer and answering an email while her daughter was in the tub.  When she returned to the bathroom, the little girl had fallen asleep and almost drowned.  It struck a chord with all of us moms...because, we could understand.  The tug of social media, email, constant calls and texts is around us everyday and is sometimes difficult to shut out...even when we're with our kids.
  • Interview: Author Junot Diaz

    Interview: Author Junot Diaz
    Junot Diaz is the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of the novel The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao, as well as the short story collections Drown and, most recently, This Is How You Lose Her —- a finalist for the 2012 National Book Award. He's a...

    Mayo seeks to dominate with data

    ROCHESTER, Minn. � Patients arrive at the Mayo Clinic from all over the world, thousands a day, each presenting a different medical challenge. Some have illnesses so rare that even medical journals don't offer a time-tested treatment plan....

    New Trier student's holiday lights raise cash for charity

    New Trier student's holiday lights raise cash for charity
    For New Trier High School freshman Christian Tingle, the holiday season is all about the lights. To be precise, roughly 50,000 twinkling, shimmering and digitally programmed Christmas lights that festoon the Tingle family home at 145 Evergreen Lane in...

    Jonathan Gruber should have been Time's Person of the Year

    Jonathan Gruber should have been Time's Person of the Year
    Jonathan Gruber should have been Time's Person of the Year. The magazine gave it to the "Ebola Fighters" instead. Good for them; they're doing God's work. Still, Mr. Gruber would have been better. Time's Person of the Year designation has lost a lot...