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  • Obesity and colon cancer linked

    Obesity and colon cancer linked
    Obesity doesn’t just increase postmenopausal women’s risk of developing colon cancer, it might even raise their risk of dying from it, scientists say That analysis comes from researchers at the University of Minnesota, who culled data from...
  • The costs of cheap meat

    The costs of cheap meat
    If you adjust for inflation and income, Americans have never spent less on food than they have in recent years. And yet many feel we've also never paid such a high price. U.S. Department of Agriculture figures show the average American spent just 9.5...
  • Seattleites spent 120 million hours volunteering in 2010

    Seattleites spent 120 million hours volunteering in 2010
    More than 60 million Americans volunteered 8.1 billion hours of their services in 2010 in work valued at nearly $173 million, according to a new report. Whether it is tutoring and mentoring students, fundraising, job training or assisting during...
  • Ten @ 10: Things not to say at the farmers market

    Ten @ 10: Things not to say at the farmers market
    The farmers market season has begun and fans of the region’s asparagus (now), strawberries (soon) and tomatoes and peaches (later this season) will be lining up at their favorite purveyors for the locally grown fruits and vegetables (no, you won&...
  • Costco won't carry pork from farm that allegedly abuses pigs

    Costco won't carry pork from farm that allegedly abuses pigs
    Retail warehouse chain Costco released a statement this afternoon saying it will no longer carry pork products from Iowa Select Farms, whose alleged gruesome practices were captured on an undercover video released Wednesday by animal rights group Mercy...
  • Omarr's Daily Astrological Forecast June 5, 2011

    BIRTHDAY GUY: Actor Ron Livingston was born in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, on this date in 1967. This birthday guy is probably best known for his recurring role on "Sex and the City" and starring in the acclaimed 2001 miniseries "Band of Brothers." Livingston...
  • Omarr's Daily Astrological Forecast July 28, 2011

    BIRTHDAY GUY: Actor Billy Aaron Brown was born in Clarinda, Iowa, on this day in 1981. This birthday guy is probably best known for his portrayal of Kyle on the show "8 Simple Rules." He's appeared in films such as "Jeepers Creepers II," "Holiday in the...
  • Omarr's Daily Astrological Forecast for November 19, 2011

    BIRTHDAY GAL: Actress Allison Janney was born in Dayton, Ohio, on this date in 1959. This birthday gal's claim to fame was portraying C.J. Cregg on "The West Wing" from 1999-2006. She earned Tony nominations for her performances on stage in "A View From...
  • Pakistani mangoes hit Chicago and the U.S.

    Pakistani mangoes hit Chicago and the U.S.
    Despite a recent souring of U.S.-Pakistan relations, a new trade development promises to sweeten things up. It’s the debut of Pakistani mangoes, the first shipment of which touched down at O’Hare on Thursday night. After a quick trip to...
  • Click it, even if it doesn't warrant a ticket

    Click it, even if it doesn't warrant a ticket
    You use seat belts, right? Most people do. The undeniable safety advantages, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's ubiquitous "Click It or Ticket" campaign, the fear of seeing those flashing lights in your rearview mirror all help...
  • Drink events

    Drink events
    Wine dinner: Winemaker Sean Minor pairs his wines, including the popular Four Bears Cabernet, with a six-course menu. $100; 6:30 p.m. Thursday; Lemon Tree Grocer, 5101 Michel Drive, Downers Grove; tickets, 630-969-9869 Pairing tips: Jessica Bell of the...