| Mar 15, 2011
Is there a better snake-oil salesman in America today than Timothy Ferriss, author of the blockbuster best-seller "The 4-Hour Workweek: Escape 9-5, Live Anywhere, and Join the New Rich?"
I certainly hope not.
In the book, now on self-help best-seller...
| Jul 7, 2011
| 8:02 AM
Illinois’ adults have grown more obese than ever, according to the latest “F as in Fat” report released today by the Trust for America’s Health and the Robert Woods Johnson Foundation. Last year the report ranked Illinois 28th...
| Aug 19, 2011
Bankrate.com recently released a list of the top 10 states for foreclosure based on June numbers. Many on the list aren't a surprise, but a few — such as Idaho — are.
Other states on the list were Nevada, Arizona, California, Utah, Michigan,...
| Oct 12, 2010
| 1:01 PM
Over a plate of eggs from a free-range, hormone-free, vegetarian-fed, organic chicken, I pondered the carbon footprint of my beer consumption.
I recycle bottles and cans, sure; but is that enough to offset all the water, energy and other resources that...
| Nov 8, 2010
| 7:48 AM
Young women may be flocking to the “Twilight” books and films, but the publishing world's gain is feminism's loss. The series offers bland, inert role models for young women. The gals of "Twilight" mainly sit around and sigh, waiting for the...
| Jul 24, 2011
From the front door of the house to the back is a straight shot unbroken by walls, handy for pacing, 24 steps each way.
It is a small house on a small lot in Highland Park, a Los Angeles neighborhood that was on its way up until the recession. The...
| Nov 23, 2010
| 11:38 AM
— When Efrain Hernandez couldn't seal a deal before the first-time home buyer tax credit expired this year, he lost faith that he would ever own a house in this real estate climate.
But the enforced wait got him more than the $8,000 federal tax...
| Sep 1, 2011
| 7:49 AM
For the U.S. team at the World Track and Field Championships, this was a day to reprise ancient history.
Lashinda Demus became the first U.S. champion in the women's 400-meter hurdles since Kim Batten in 1995.
Jesse Williams won the first U.S. medal...
| Oct 18, 2010
It's unbearable to wear clothing with tags. It's impossible to use scissors, no matter how many times you try. All mushy or soft foods are unbearable - not because of the flavor, but the consistency.
Depending on whom you ask, it's either common...
| May 10, 2011
| 8:59 AM
Throughout his life Dr. Bill Bunn has had a wealth of experiences. He attended Yale, entered the Navy at the end of World War II, attended medical school and went into practice with his dad as a cardiologist. Eventually Bunn wore a multitude of hats in...
| Apr 7, 2011
| 3:34 PM
I struggled to keep my cool, though I wanted to pull my hair out.
There's nothing worse than traveling with a petulant adolescent, especially when the trip isn't all about her.
It was autumn 2004. We were in Colorado Springs for my older daughter...