| Mar 19, 2014
| 2:30 AM
There are days when just the thought of leaving the house seems like a huge effort. Days when you don't feel like getting off the couch, never mind going to the gym. But guess what--if you got out of bed this morning, you jump-started your fitness routine...
| Apr 7, 2014
| 5:30 PM
You know an unhealthy diet can make you fat, but new research suggests it can sap your motivation too.
In a study published in the journal Physiology & Behavior, researchers at UCLA found that rats fed a diet low in fat but high in simple sugars and...
| May 2, 2014
| 6:45 PM
The Greek physician Hippocrates may well have been the first sauna aficionado. One can imagine him, circa 400 BC, sitting in a tiny windowless room heated by hot rocks, sweat dripping down his brow, proclaiming, "Give me the power to create a fever, and I...
| Apr 2, 2014
| 3:25 PM
To maximize your chances of fighting flab, new research offers some simple advice: Wake up early and go outside.
People who loaded up on light exposure at the beginning of the day were most likely to have a lower body mass index, according to a study...
| Mar 6, 2014
| 4:35 PM
Seven years after his controversial exit, Isaiah Washington is heading back to "Grey's Anatomy."
Oh, but it will be a short visit to Seattle Grace. The actor, who played Dr. Preston Burke on the ABC medical drama, will reprise his role in one episode...
| Apr 30, 2014
| 2:30 AM
Source: Pacific Prime Insurance
We've often been advised to eat the right foods and consume essential nutrients to maintain optimal health and wellness, but why do our bodies need vitamins and minerals to maintain good health?...
| Mar 17, 2014
| 7:32 AM
Living next to a McCook quarry for nearly four decades, La Grange resident Linda Lauterbach has grown accustomed to the periodic blasts. Now she's getting used to the occasional earthquake.
Lehigh Hanson, the company that owns the quarry, announced it...
| Mar 1, 2014
| 4:37 AM
The Lyons Township High School District 204 school board recently approved about $22.6 million in projects at both campuses, including the renovation of the Reber fine arts center and cafeteria at the north campus in La Grange and the science labs at...
| Apr 14, 2014
| 12:30 AM
SPOILER ALERT: Stop reading now if you haven't seen the season opener of "Mad Men."
Here we are bracing for the heartache of knowing we'll be saying goodbye to "Mad Men" in a mere 14 episodes -- and season seven opens with a joyous treat, the...
| Mar 19, 2014
| 4:32 AM
Vehicles Affected: About 150,201 model-year 2012-2013 Volkswagen Passat sedans. The Problem: When the hood is closed roughly, or dropped from a certain height, the resulting vibration or impact could cause a low-beam headlight bulb to lose electrical...
| Feb 25, 2014
| 8:25 PM
A Los Angeles City Council committee took a first step Tuesday toward banning hydraulic fracturing and other disputed practices tied to oil extraction, winning cheers and applause from a packed auditorium.
"Fracking and other unconventional drilling...